Monday, February 15, 2010

Schoolhouse Rock!

Most mnemonic devices, although catchy and memorable, are annoying jingles that don't seem to have that much thought put into their melodies – like a lot of Christian music, oddly enough. There's one great learning program, though, that sticks out. Schoolhouse Rock was wonderful, not just because it had an incredible series on grammar, but because a lot of time, effort and talent went into the program. Even if you don't like the "genre," the music is well done, and the stories are compelling. Have a look:


Rufus Xavier Sasparilla



Unpack Your Adjectives



Mr. Morton




And even though original episodes stopped airing a couple of years before I was born, it inspires an interesting sort of nostalgia for two decades I never fully experienced.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A life story in under a minute

Best advert from Super Bowl XLIV. A complete life story via Internet search.