Telling the 'rents to back off
From the Washington Post a good piece about teachers getting fed up with the "helicopter parents," the Millennial Moms and Dads who interfere too much. Blame it on the cellphone, plus the relentless overprotection and micromanaging these parents have done with kids born since 1982. You know what I'm talking about. Back off, buckos.
I have five plays to review this week and I'm now teaching the film studies class to 55 eager and energetic students, so I may not blog much until after Sunday. In the meantime, I've discovered two wonderful bloggerians to recommend. Elyse Sewell is the only girl I've seen compete on UPN's deliciously awful America's Next Top Model whose IQ exceeds her weight. In the first season she came in third and now is modeling her exceedingly bony ass off in Hong Kong, where her beautiful mug is on every billboard and public kiosk. She has a writing style full of jazz and juice. Check out her online journal. Dave White writes about film and TV for MSNBC.msn.com and has a new book out called Exile in Guyville. I want to be this kind of H'wood writer in my next life. Good reading at Dave White Knows.