Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Footcover Cleanage

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So what does THAT have to do with anything? Well, if I truly have your interest peaked, you'll probably want to head over to Four Perspectives to appease it.


Rachel said...

And yet.......if Matthew had used his socks to wipe his booger on instead of his shirt on school picture day I'd have nothing to use as black mail when he becomes a teenager!

Shirley said...

I hate to disagree with the great Teacher but I must, Merlin is by far the greatest wizard of all time. Dumble is nothing more then a wana be. :)

Rachel said...

I'm afraid I have to agree with Shirley.......Merlin didn't go and get himself killed.......

Teachinfourth said...

S - Merlin is a total wuss...have you seen him in Shrek III? Wow, talk about a disappointment...

R - Wow, and just when I was starting to think that you were standing on the edge of the cliffs of coolness you had to go and run off with something like that.


Just so you know, Dumbledore was busy destroying horcruxes; just what was it that Merlin did?

Yeah, that's what I thought...

Rachel said...

Excuse me????? Did you see him clean up the mess Mickey Mouse made with all that water????

Being a mum with a son obsessed with water I think Merlin is WAY cool cuz I'm always mopping up water and I'd love to have his powers.

Denae said...

This discussion amuses me!

Me, I am a Dumbledore fan. He always seemed to have a plan for whatever crossed his path. He was wise and let people make and learn from their own mistakes.

Merlin is always made to look like a fool with many happy accidents. The only time I was even the least bit intimidated by him was when he was mad at Mickey.

Anyways! I could type myself in circles If wanted, but right now I don't want. So that is all.

GaeLynn said...

This is totally off the subject, but when I first saw the title I read it as "Forever Cleavage". Just thought that was funny...ok, I'm tired!

Anonymous said...

ok...haven't visited 4p's yet, but I just wanted you to know that I have some sox just like the ones on the right...only mine are varying shades of pink. Tres cool, I can assure you. They're my volleyball-playing-she's-a-way-too-awesome-for-you-chick-socks.

But I'm guessing that's not what your post is about.

Rachel said...

Denae!!!!!! Let me enlighten you AND Mr. Z on the awesomeness of Merlin. Don't get me wrong! Dumbledorf is cool but.......Merlin could have whooped Dumbledorf in a second.

Merlin: Lived to be several thousand years old

Dumbledorf: Died

Merlin: Saved himself by going through a mirror and he met his older self who warned him about the evil Morgan La Fay

Merlin: The old Merlin also saved the young Merlin by using magic to heal him.

Merlin: As a kid he had sweet adventures and he fought a guy who instead of having arms had swords and could reflect magic and Merlin won.

Merlin: Had a funny sense of humor.

Merlin: Had a massive dragon for a pet. The most powerful creature ever!

Merlin: Married and had an amazing kid who had an amazing child that saved the whole universe multiple times.

Merlin: Could travel to the stars. When he was old he could do anything he wanted. He could create a castle out of thin air. He traveled to the spirit world several times and was friends with the great God.

Merlin: Brought his sister back from the dead. She was an awesome tree girl.

Merlin: A hawk was his spirit guide.

Merlin: Had the spirit of prophesy.

Do I need to keep going??????

Rachel said...

Oh and P.S. If we're comparing Shrek 3 and Merlin......go and look up Harry Potter puppet show....

Rachel said...

P.P.S. Don't watch the Wizard Angst one. It has bad language. Watch the "Mysterious Ticking Noise".

Teachinfourth said...

Denae - You're right, Dumbledore is the ultimate wizard...Merlin is so often made to look the fool.

Gaelynn - I'll bet I'd get a lot more comments with a topic like that.

Lori - Nope. However, it's all about socks.


Quite the list that Merlin has there, however, I could go on for pages about Dumbledore. Here are just a few of his many accomplishments:

Dumbledore is an expert at nonverbal spells also he is famous as an alchemist who helped to create the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Discovered the twelve uses of dragon’s blood.

Created the ability of sending messages via the Patronus Charm.

Instituted the Order of the Phoenix.

Skilled in both Ligilimency and Occlumency.

An expert in Transfiguration.
Famous for his defeat of Grindelwald (second on the list of most powerful dark wizards of all time). Interesting that he could do this when Grindelwald was in possession of the Elder Wand at the time.

Expert at dueling.

Able to speak Mermish as well as Gobbledegook.

Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for an innumerable amount of years.

Was offered the position of Minister of Magic of the whole wizarding world on numerous occasions, but each time, respectfully declined.

Dumbledore was willing to risk his life in the destruction of horcruxes to save the entire magical - and non-magical - worlds.

Had a phoenix for a pet which could heal with its tears.

I could go on, but with all that Dumbledore is capable of, it kind of makes Merlin look like an amateur.

Rachel said...

Dumbledorf didn't make the Sorcerer’s Stone by himself. He had to have help making a pet rock.

Dragons blood is really useful especially when you don't have a dragon.

Patronus charm.....he's sooo wise. He doesn't know how to use a phone.

The Order of the Phoenix. Great, he has a pigeon club.

Ligilimency and Occlumency Pfffft. So can Merlin.

Dumbledorf expert at transfiguration. He learned it from Merlin who was the Master of transfiguration....Cool defeated the SECOND while Merlin defeated the God of evil AND his army of immortal creatures.

Expert at dueling...with the use of a twig. Merlin uses his hands and his mind.

Is that all Dumbledorf can speak???

Principal of a high school. Sweeeeet! Side note: Merlin happened to train THEE most powerful and greatest of kings.

The ministry of magic.....do you blame him? He was hoping Merlin would show up.

You mean he let Harry do the dirty work and Dumbledorf died while trying to save the world......where as Merlin actually succeeded in saving the entire universes!!!

So again, it's his pet that has the power...not him......a crying pigeon that burns up and dies.

Dumbledorf had potential, Merlin kicked his wizard bahootie by actually doing something.

Denae said...

Rachel, you and Mr.Z both make valid points. But I suppose I need to confess that I am somewhat biased. I haven't ever read up on Merlin, so I don't really know what he is capable of. What I do know comes from movies. "The Sword and the Stone" makes him a bumbling old fool and "Ever After" a philosophical inventor.

So in my opinion Dumbledore is my favorite, because I feel like I know a lot more about him.

Watching you two "battle" it out is fabulous! :)

Teachinfourth said...

I did find it interesting that Merlin did serve as the king’s ADVISOR—well, until he was later taken as a prisoner by the Lady of the Lake. Whoa…held captive by a woman? Now THAT doesn’t sound too high and mighty does it?

As for dragon’s blood not being important, you proudly proclaimed that Merlin had one…why have a pet if not to have it be useful? After all, if you have dogs, and the family is hungry…

You said that Merlin had an amazing kid who saved the universe multiple times. Sigh.
How often do parents brag about their kids? How often is the past seen through rose-colored glasses? His kid was not all that great, yet parents often have the tendency to brag and boast…

As for dying, is it the amount of breaths in our years, or the amount of moments which take our breath away? Dumbledore was a hero. He died for the greater good. Merlin ticked Arthur off and King Arthur not only beheads him, but cut him in half, burned him, and then cursed him…how’s that for love?

Merlin, in your words: “when he was old, he could do anything he wanted. He could create a castle out of thin air.” When people are old and senile they often ‘believe’ they can do anything they want. We call that senility. Also, according to Gamp’s five Exceptions of Elemental Transfiguration there are five substances which cannot be ‘created’ out of thin air. Even Merlin, with his half-crazed old fogy mentality couldn’t do this (unless it was simply in his head).

“Merlin brought his sister back from the dead. She was an awesome tree girl.” In regards to Hallows and the ability to bring back the dead, this is fundamentally impossible. She would have been in a half-life state and not truly alive but in the form of a shadow, or shade. Not truly happy, despite what was said. There is only one who has the power to truly bring back the dead…sadly for you, it is not Merlin.

“Merlin had the spirit of prophesy.” Yeah, I’ll bet he had one of those 900 numbers, too.

Dumbledore created the Sorcerer’s Stone which would not only make gold, but would give eternal youth. Of course he’d say he only ‘helped’ Nicholas Flamell. Dumbledore does not take the limelight, he is not pompous as OTHER wizards I’ve heard of before…I wonder, did the Wizard of Oz with all of his flamethrowers and loudspeakers ever hang out with Merlin?

Dumbledore’s patronus is vital. Why use a cell phone when you have something better? Hmmmm….I think we should go back to the telegraph. Please, live in the here and now.

The Order of the Phoenix was an organization and gathering of the most powerful wizards for the express purpose of hunting down and defeating dark wizards; a kind of ‘Justice League’ of the world—if you will. This shows that Dumbledore not only is a leader, but works with others…a sign of a truly great man.

Dumbledore IS an expert at transfiguration. To quote your words, “Dumbledorf expert at transfiguration. He learned it from Merlin who was the Master of transfiguration....Cool defeated the SECOND while Merlin defeated the God of evil AND his army of immortal creatures.”

…WAS the master.

Past tense.

Need I say more? Everyone knows that a new software or vehicle which comes out is vastly superior to its predecessor. The designers learn from the flaws and errors of the previous model and release something far better…

Also, how could Dumbledore defeat the god of evil and his whole army of immortal creatures if Merlin had already done it? He wasn’t alive then so didn’t have the opportunity.

“Expert at dueling…Merlin uses his hands and his mind.” Sounds more like he is out delivering punches behind the dumpster in a dark alley and slanderous remarks behind people’s backs…yeah, that sounds pretty impressive.

As for mocking the name, “Dumbledorf” please, a simple elementary school playground insult…is that the best in your arsenal?

I could go on, but I need to go and teach.

Rachel said...

Dumbledork? :D

Obviously........someone needs to take the higher road here.....

Okay Joey. I'm thinking if you take Dumbledore AND Merlin and combine them........

Rachel said...

Oh Nellie!.......The Natives are dying to reply........

Teachinfourth said...

It might be better to call a truce...I wouldn't be able to make a a fitting reply until after SEP conferences. If I were Merlin, I'd run up the white flag...

Rachel said...

Snape, Snape, Severus Snape, Snape, Snape, Severus Snape, DUMBLEDORE, Snape, Snape, Severus Snape, DUMBLEDORE........

Teachinfourth said...

I'd post a video link, but I've already started the challenge...

K said...

Oh, my flippin' grace. Children. I roll my eyes.

Enter: the woman with the almost master's degree in English lit who almost specialized in the Arthurian Legend.

Where, and I mean WHERE did all that Merlin stuff come from? Have we been watching that show on cable? Or are we going on Disney?

And Dumbledore has his moments, but he loses character suddenly about the 5th book - poof, nothin'.

The woman weighs in: Dumbledore was made up by a woman who began her book on a napkin in some English dive.

Merlin is real.

As anybody who is waiting for the wonderful Welsh King Arthur to come in the last days to straighten out the western world, and he or she (and that crack about being held by a woman? Z - watch your back) will tell you: he changed the direction of civilization and will do so again (Obama, watch your back).

He is, as far as I know, the only human being who has ever lived backwards. And from the beginning, he admitted to flaws. Also nobody has yet identified his lifestyle in any way, so he had the sense to keep his private life to himself. And I don't think it was the lady of the lake who trapped him in the cave, friend. She gave up the sword, but it was Elaine who trapped him through love -

I wrote five pages in wonder about the symbolism of Dumbledore through the Goblet of Fire. Everything after that is pffff-gone. He turns into character smoke and is gone with the breeze.

So as far as I am concerned, all of you need to go back to your corners and do some grown up reading. KNOW YOUR SORCERERS. (And it wasn't Merlin - at least not Arthur's - who cleaned up Mickey Mouse.)

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