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Lack of Endurance

cant finish what i start

I understand that this particular comic is somewhat hard to “get.” Spoiler alert: the punchline is that the cartoonist also lacks the endurance to follow through and just leaves the last panel unfinished. Well, some students got hold of this comic yesterday and were reading it. One student “got’ it and called another student over to see if he could understand it, too. The second student read it, turned beet red, and walked away silently. We both thought he just didn’t think it was funny. The first student went over and asked the second to explain it to him and he started cracking up. He came back and told me the first student didn’t understand the joke, but thought it meant something else. He told me that I had to re-read the comic, but “think like a boy.” Upon a second reading, I admit the language might seem suggestive, but based on the context of the comic, I would hope no one would think that is what I meant…

About celinatinsley

Ms. Tinsley is a high school English teacher, who has been in the classroom for 15 years. Give or take one or two. She lost count. She also hasn't been in the same classroom for that long. She leaves occasionally to go home and sleep so she can dream about a job where she earns respect. She loves her students but not in a creepy way. And when I say "love," I mean "likes enough to go to work most days." Although she did call in sick today. And it felt good. And she might do it again tomorrow. But otherwise, most days are pretty good. Rather, not that bad. Well, mostly worth living. She has published a book entitled, "Teachers Talk Smack," available through She has garnered much critical praise with this original work full of charming illustrations and humorous anecdotes about the joys of teaching. Well, she has garnered one review from her best friend at work on And the book really is the opposite of the joys of teaching. She is currently working on her second book about teaching. By "working," I mean roughly brainstorming in her head.

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