Star Wars Kid was one of the first breakthrough Internet memes. But whatever came of the kid parodied by millions as he clumsily swings his imaginary lightsaber with reckless abandon? He recently spoke out publicly for the first time, sharing his thoughts on being arguably the first large-scale victim of cyberbullying. “What I saw was [...]
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Posted on September 15, 2009 - by reallyrotten
My 13-year old son had started at one of the most prestigious private schools in the nation – an honor that we were paying $20,000 a year for and at a school that had 100 applications for each spot! When he came home the second month with a horrified look on his face, telling me [...]
Posted on September 11, 2009 - by reallyrotten
The American Dream seems in recent times to be seen as possessions people have like two cars, a house with white picket fence etc., but it is really an idea that everyone should have equal opportunities in life and everyone should be treated equally. So in that sense the American Dream is still alive and [...]
The cicada invasion is about to begin: Bring on the cicada killer wasps. Residents from North Carolina to Connecticut are bracing themselves for the 17-year cicada invasion of Brood II, and the numbers of the insects are staggering: One billion cicadas per square mile. Insects outnumbering humans 600 to 1. Gary Hevel of the Smithsonian [...]