In the 1.5 years I spent in Community College I met a few of my very best friends, two handfuls of worthy acquaintances, and many forgettable people. I learned more about myself and my negative habits than any form of actual schooling, apathetic procrastination being one of those many negative habits. In descriptions of peoples experiences attending college, partying and being poor are a cliche common occurrence. Some people actually go to class and pay attention, unlike myself, benefiting from it and applying it to future endeavors to become a functioning adult. With or without passionate & caring professors, those who meet at least the minimum requirements and finish the classes for their chosen degree receive a diploma and go on to bigger and better things for the most part. You rarely hear credit given to the professors for students’ accomplishments. Although my priorities were askew the duration of my college career, I remember a couple of professors that not only were passionate and actually cared about us, but they inspired me and I looked up to them with a great deal of respect. One of them being Professor Zac Showers. Zac currently teaches at Florida A&M University but taught English 101 & 102 at my CC and his class was one of my favorites. His personality is magnetic and his teaching style was transparent and pure. While I was in college I looked forward to his class and put effort in the assignments he gave me unlike other subjects I was studying. I think one of the main reasons I liked his class is because he didn’t act like he knew everything, it seemed as though he was learning along with us in class. It is more appealing to learn something if the one teaching it doesn’t hinder your attentiveness with monotonous exaggerations of their wisdom. It’s a personal opinion, but i’d rather be in a room full of people trying to reinvent the wheel than attend a conference about how the wheel was perfected. My choice to start this blog is fueled by my constant desire to know all things and Zac Showers is one of the reasons I am able to express myself creatively in this format.
Generally Specific is an arbitrary assortment of ideas, findings, opinions and stories. Sticking to that format I would like to introduce a new addition of content, The Madness of Curious George. TMCG is Zac Showers’ interpretation of the childrens show, Curious George. Zac decided to write about it after this hilarious exchange with his daughter, Lucy:
“>Lucy is done with The Wiggles
>wants to watch Curious George
>She said “more monkey, more monkey” for ten minutes before we figured out what she was saying.
>start showing Curious George
>sometimes Curious George is not onscreen
>this Her Majesty pleaseth not
>cries and screams “more monkey!” until George reappears
>The wife says “I can’t make the monkey stay, Lucy!”
No one can. No one.”
Zac might also contribute to this blog in the future as well other than TMCG, but expect at least one installment of TMCG a week, and follow his blog HERE I know it may seem repetitive or unnecessary to post his blogs on here individually when there is already a dedicated website for them, but I don’t care. They need to be spread around to everyone! They are a perfect example of the innocence of children and how they think in terms of entertainment. His takes on the show are hilarious, and it is refreshing to read because he is expressing his interpretation of a cartoon in a unique and interesting way that shows his relationship with his child and her interests. I hope it entertains you as much as it does me. Below is the first one titled “Dishwasher”.
“This morning, Curious George dumped a bunch of food in the dishwasher and flooded the apartment. In his misguided attempt to find the clog, George went to the basement and opened up the main waterline, thereby flooding the rest of a swanky, big-city apartment building.
Probably millions of dollars in damage.
No one beat or killed Curious George.
They simply called a plumber and fixed it.
Forget Job. Lord, grant me the patience of The Man in the Yellow Hat.”