On Satire Bits: Vol. 124

It’s been cold this week in Cincinnati – but at least I’m thankful that we haven’t received the snow continues to dump on the northeastern US. In the past 17 days, Boston has received 70+ inches (177+ cm)? That’s crazy! … and more is anticipated Friday and Sunday.

Life: The Musical official concludes on the next post. The epilogue focuses on life as whole, so submit songs that are about life, and hopefully special to you in some way … and I hope you will briefly share the why behind you choice. In other words, this is a chance to post a song about life that is important to you. Curtain time is Wednesday, 9:30 PM (Eastern US).

For your mid-week satire to propel you toward the weekend, I ventures into the depths of The Onion’s archival vault. Given yesterday’s post about education, I cleared the dust on many good ones. Any favorites? There’s also the Combo Challenge of making your own original headline from the words in the headlines below. For those wanting the extra challenge, try making a headline that’s not about education. My Combo is at the end.

Have a good rest of the week.

Teacher hopes students can tell that he was once popular

Substitute teacher totally freaks

Gym teacher secretly hates nerds

Frustrated inner-city students running out of ideas to motivate teachers

Male substitute teacher cloaked in mystery

Nation’s substitute teachers what to know who threw that

Inspirational teacher cancelled out by every other teacher at school

Teacher’s sense of humor comes through in multiple-choice test

Gym teacher ensures students that bouncing wiffle balls on a parachute is a sport

Risk champ flunks geography test

French teacher informs student to tell her about the bathroom fire in French

Creative writing teacher announces plan to sit on edge of desk

Teacher sees potential in student with glasses

My Combo: Nerds motivate creative freaks to throw at balls of frustrated male

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52 thoughts on “On Satire Bits: Vol. 124

  1. Try these,
    “cancelled multiple-choice geography test totally freaks out secretly on edge Frustrated nerds with glasses”

    “Gym teacher informs student that bouncing balls in parachute at school is out”

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  2. all i know is mitch miller had a bouncing ball & this made me want waffles.
    (he was jewish but had a christmas album like barbara streisand & harry connick. he lived to be 99 & “be kind to your web- footed friends” one of his songs….i didn’t know where i was going with this.

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  3. I’ll be thinking about my special song, Frank. I’m sorry I missed your education posts. I will try to read them soon. We’ve had lots of water polo lately and a big tournament down south this weekend. So, if I disappear, that’s why! But, I would like to read them. The snow they’re getting over there is amazing.

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  4. Although I never taught an academic subject, I feel that my music teaching career, along with occasionally covering classes for absent teachers, qualifies me to choose “Nation’s substitute teachers what to know who threw that” as the clear winner from today’s Onions.

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    • Catherine,
      I wouldn’t have ever guessed that wiffle balls would be so popular today … and you tying them to creative writing is outstanding! …. then again, students are always looking for any reason to cancel a test.

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  5. How can we even hope to best that combo Mr Frank? Seriously! I think you must have some kind of random quote generator inside your head that runs through the night assembling quotes for you to vet when you wake up! I bow to your quotish compilation awesomeness.

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  6. I’m all for the Patriots – The Bruins & the Red Sox – but – not their east coast snow. LOL

    Too hard to pick a fave.
    Here’s mine: Frustrated teachers what to know who informs student with glasses that bouncing whiffle balls on a parachute was once popular.

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