I know we all procrastinate from time to time. Why do now that which I can put off until tomorrow seems to be their mantra. And there is so much competition for their time. Unfortunately, the threshold for external stimuli is pretty low for many students. My favorite reason for procrastination is that by waiting to write that paper, the student will be older and therefore wiser. So the paper will sound better, because you’re older and wiser? Good one…

Ultimately, it’s about pain and pleasure. Humans do things either to gain pleasure or avoid pain. It is easier to put off the pain of doing our taxes than to pursue the pleasure of having our taxes done. And we all are willing to work harder to avoid pain than to gain pleasure. Dealing with the short-term is in our DNA. I can’t worry about gathering firewood for next month… the mastodon might catch and eat me today!

This one’s for all my 4th period Alg 1 Batman fans…

Good stuff, but did you also know…

  • 92.7% of adult men donned a towel as a cape playing Batman as a kid?
  • 65% of adult men came came to blows with a childhood friend over who had to pretend to be Robin?
  • 81% of math teachers secretly enjoyed pretending to be the arch villain Egg Head?
  • 99% of men would drive the TV batmobile as their main form of transportation if it was a production vehicle?
  • 22% of TV viewers still believe Bat Shark Repellent aerosol spray actually exists?  Duh… It’s obviously a powdered high-velocity substrate powder application…

What is your best memory of Batman and Robin?