Improving the Classroom with Humor

Ever since I was little, my brother, David, has been a teacher. My mom thinks it’s one reason I did so well in school. He would come home each day and teach me everything he had learned in class (he’s 2 years older than me). The problem is that sometimes he just made things up, and… Continue Reading >

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Why Tide Super Bowl Ad Was So Funny

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The undisputed winner of the Super Bowl Ad Game was Tide. Their ad(s) created conversation, sparked memes, and has been relentlessly referenced in the days since (including people commenting that, given the clean nature of the spacesuit, SpaceX’s launch of a Tesla was actually a Tide Ad).  But this newsletter isn’t to talk about how good… Continue Reading >

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Picturing Better Presentations

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One of the simplest, and easiest, ways to add humor to a presentation is to add visuals. We are so conditioned to seeing slides full of text in presentations that seeing an image on the screen immediately gets us more engaged. We wonder: what is this a picture of? How does it relate to the… Continue Reading >

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Humor at the McDonald’s Drive Thru

Think about the stereotypical view of a fast food worker. In most media, you see them portrayed as disinterested teenagers who would rather be anywhere else. They are the DMV workers of the food industry. Not so in this video of a trip to a McDonald’s drive thru. Watch the video and we’ll come back… Continue Reading >

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Bob Ross, Content Marketer

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Have you ever learned a new fact and thought, “No way is that true?” I was reading the book Unbranding by Scott and Alison Stratten and in it they share a completely mind-blowing fact: “Bob Ross, beloved, afro-rockin’, godfather of painting instructions and happy accidents, was never paid a nickel for his legendary show. He did each… Continue Reading >

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