Monday, January 29, 2007
"Unscrewed" Gets Teacher Fired
I saw this story and thought, "Hmmm...I wonder if this is the same guy who was on our show." I didn't have to think about it too much thanks to the YouTube clip embedded in the article. The Internet is full of cautionary tales, some of which are so obvious no explanation should be necessary. Sadly, the world is full of clueless people, people who need to hear obvious maxims. For example, "If you ass paint and work with kids, don't draw attention to your ass painting by appearing on television, even if it's on a show barely anyone watches, because the appearance will come back to haunt you." Leaving the butt painting aside for just a second: If you're a teacher, don't appear anywhere in a thong where there are cameras of any sort present. I am thankful I grew up before the age of YouTube. The less we know about peoples' privacy, the better. I was reminded of this yesterday as I trolled Perez Hilton's site and came across a scary nude pic of Mischa Barton's beau. I was going to link to it and then realized I might be placing my future teaching career in jeopardy. It was a little disturbing. More disturbing than the actual picture is HOW that picture made it to a popular gossip site. In any case, I quickly went through my camera phone, miniDVs and Canon Elph to delete all my nude painting shots. You should, too.