What will your verse be?

Last night during the Academy Awards, the most recent iPad Air ad (which originally aired during the NFC playoffs), titled Your Verse, ran a couple of times.

The commercial features the audio of a speech by Robin Williams from the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society.  The movie won the 1989 Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and was nominated for three others, including Best Picture.  And, as you probably know, the film was about a high school English teacher.

  • An iPad Air commercial during the 2013 Academy Awards…
  • That originally ran during an NFL playoff game…
  • Which was pulled from a 1989 Academy Award winning film…
  • About a high school teacher…
  • Who was quoting a Walt Whitman poem

I love the verse and sentiment of the ad…

“That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse….

That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse….

What will your verse be?”

As teachers and coaches we have an awesome job, that carries with it awesome responsibility.   What will your verse be?  What verses will your students and athletes write?

On a side note, my wife, Jamie, and I had a “friendly” competition picking the Oscar winners.  I know next to nothing about the film industry, but picked the first 7 winners, including Mr. Hublo for Best Animated Short, and Helium for Best Short Film Live Action…

Her Tweet during the ceremony ‪@youcandomore1 #competeateverything ‪

I ended up winning, picking 16 of the 23 winners, doubling her paltry 8 winning picks…

Her Tweet today @youcandomore1 #gloating.

You Can Do More… your brain is lying to you…. Don’t Believe It!

Jeff Floyd – youcandomore1@yahoo.com


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