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Pink Phone

I think people should be able to buy a phone in any color they want. Gold? Sure. Pink? Why not? Sometimes the pink marketing, though, is goofy. ↓ TranscriptAMANDA: Ugh, why do they assume that just because I'm a woman I'd want a pink phone? JIMMY: Maybe it's for men? AMANDA: Yeah, right. They make everything for you in black, ... Read More »

Bra Engineering

Smart people eventually figure out the path of least resistance. I think Trey and Billy are on their way. ↓ TranscriptBILLY: We've been working for months, but we finally finished our app that tells women if they're wearing the right size bra! TREY: We just need you to life your shirt so I scan you. AMANDA: I'm not that stupid! ... Read More »

Future Tense Email

One valid concern about a digital age is that everything we say and do while we’re young may forever be preserved. Without an ability to truly reinvent yourself, you may forever be stuck in the state of being you were at the end of high school. Then again, that was a problem for some people before the digital revolution. ↓ ... Read More »

Honey Bite Bite

Every time I see people try to avoid something because it sounds mildly dirty, they always end up making it sound ten time dirtier. It must be some cosmic force at work. ↓ TranscriptEXECUTIVE 1: We love your book, "Honey Bite Bite"! EXECUTIVE 2: We're just concerned with the title. Parents might find it too violent. Maybe something shorter? AMANDA: ... Read More »

Young Adult Fiction

A book series about a redneck child beauty pageant contestant who is also a vampire? No, I wouldn’t read that. But a film series? Yes, I would watch that. Or even a TV show. Hire the producers of The Walking Dead, stat! ↓ TranscriptAMANDA: I'm writing my own young adult fiction series. JIMMY: Isn't that hard? AMANDA: Don't be silly! ... Read More »

Award Exchange

There are a lot of young people with boxes full of awards hidden away in their parents’ basement. This is but one humble suggestion of what to do with them. ↓ TranscriptMEGAN: Welcome to our award exchange! HOBO: What is it? AMANDA: Our generation was so inundated with awards growing up for everything we did, that now we have a ... Read More »


In truth, you probably wouldn’t get that interesting of results from slapping a Fitbit on a cat. It might run around for a while, but cats mostly sleep for their day. A dog on the other hand…. ↓ TranscriptAMANDA: My new Fitbit came in the mail! MEGAN: What's that? AMANDA: It's a fancy, expensive pedometer that harasses you to get ... Read More »

10K Race

This sort of logic can make anything seem easy. If you really want to enjoy someone, try this with their chosen field. Sure, it’ll make you a huge jerk, but that was likely true already, right? ↓ TranscriptJIMMY: I'm thinking of running this 10K race. AMANDA: You? You've never run before in your life. JIMMY: How hard can it be? ... Read More »

Little Disk Icon

I’m amazed how quickly technology has changed that I now have students who have never owned a computer with a floppy disk drive. I wondered how long before they have never seen a traditional phone in someone’s home? ↓ TranscriptBEARD: When you're finished, click the little disk icon to save. AMANDA: Why? BEARD: Because it's the universal icon for save. ... Read More »

Any Last Questions

It never fails that students wait until the very last second to ask questions. It’s like some sort of game of academic chicken. They want to get their question in as close as possible to the dismissal of class. ↓ TranscriptHOBO: Friday is the test for this class. Any questions before we leave? HOBO: Any questions at all? This is ... Read More »