Quinn Continues at AANT
New York City -- Quinn Corbin continues to work at American Associates of the National Theatre as Special Events and Development Manager. Quinn was event planner for a gala for "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time" featuring many celebrities like Anna Wintour. Quinn was walking in a Wintour wonderland.
Quinn's work takes her to San Francisco, Washington, DC and London. David freeloaded with Quinn at her hotel in London last February. David is still learning to speak English. Quinn and David saw several shows together and Quinn showed David around the National Theatre. David also visited Quinn in Brooklyn when he came to NYC for the People’s Climate March along with 400,000 others. Quinn and her business partner, Chelsea, formed C+C Mini Factory which was a daily pick by Instagram and boosted C+C’s following to over 33,000. David thinks that Quinn’s interest in miniatures was inspired by watching Mrs. Falbo’s Tiny Town.
Corbin Moves from R to Semi-R
Omaha—David Corbin is back in the teaching world on a part time basis. He is teaching an online graduate course on public health leadership at Creighton University.
This is what class reunions in the future will look like now that so many people are taking online courses. “Hey, do you remember when you fell asleep on your keyboard and kept pressing the “z” key? -- zzzzzzz. Ha, ha. Those were the days.” “Yeah, but you know what was funnier, dude? That time you accidentally submitted that wardrobe malfunction photo to the teacher instead of your final essay.” “But that didn’t matter because it was so cool when we hacked the professor’s online grade book and we all got A+ grades.” “You really lived up to your YOLO award.” “LOL.” “Yeah, students today just don’t know how to have fun like we did!” David thought he would spend his retirement years sitting on the front porch and yelling at kids to get off his lawn, but there weren’t enough kids on the lawn to keep him busy. Instead, he constantly writes letters to the editors of the newspapers in Omaha and Lincoln and even to the New York Times. It has been scientifically proven that human beings are the only species that write letters to the editor. “I feel alive and human,” said Corbin. But wouldn’t it be great if other species wrote letters to the editor? Or maybe not—“I imagine that the letters that chickens, pigs and cows would write about humans would not be very flattering,” said Corbin.
Corbin co-authored two high school textbooks for Human Kinetics—Health for Life and HOPE: Health Opportunities through Physical Education. He once again danced in Thriller at the Durham Museum. His videos have been viewed over 120,000 times on YouTube, TeacherTube and Dance Media—not exactly viral, but maybe a very low-grade fever.
Josie's work is almost completed.
Metal-Corbin Opts for the Big R
Omaha—Josie Metal-Corbin has made the decision to retire after a total 48 years of teaching and 35 years at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Like David Corbin several years prior to this, Josie accepted the buyout, otherwise known as “they pay the old people to go away offer.” Josie has been the director of The Moving Company since 1993 when she transitioned from associate director. She has finally tripped on the light fantastic. The Moving Company, of late, specializes in site-specific performances.
This year alone there were performances at the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge for the National Water Dance, the LaVista Public Library for the Civil War 150 exhibit Grand Opening (with music performed by David Corbin) and a reprise of Thriller at the Durham Museum. (Click on the links above to see videos of various dances). Josie has authored a chapter on site-specific dances in an upcoming book entitled Moving Sites: Investigating Site-Specific Dance Works published by Routledge in the United Kingdom. Her next project will determine how many angels can dance on the head of a pin or was it how many pinheads can dance on an angel? (Those philosophical and theological thought experiments were always confusing).
Backyard creatures abound this year. If this were a Facebook posting it would be entitled "What kind of backyard animal are you.?
A newsletter from David E. Corbin and Josie Metal-Corbin
Summer Eyes Online continues to promise to deliver the following: 1) a cheap substitute for holiday cards; 2) a lofty tradition of impersonal, self-laudatory, and infrequent correspondence; 3) a pun on the word “summarize," 4) a guarantee that this newsletter will not be sent before Christmas so that it can also serve as a single mailing of holiday cheer as well as serving as an inexpensive thank you card to gift givers (and to serve as a gentle reminder to those who fail to realize that it is better to give than receive), and 5) a method of avoiding printing, copying, paper and postage costs, i.e., being cheap. (Eyes by Lily--and, yes, Lily does exhibit heterochromia iridum). 6) a summary for those who haven't seen or didn't bother to look at our Facebook postings.
39th Anniversary * 28th Computer Issue
23rd Mac Issue * 17th Online Issue
Huffington Post-Type Headline:
Stop What You are Doing Right Now! “Ten Ways You Have Been Mis-Reading Summer Eyes for All These Years:”
Number 1: You opened the Summer Eyes link (followed by “click here to close ad,” followed by click through a few more ads followed by getting frustrated and going to another web site).
In a related story, Summer Eyes has been banned by media regulators in China. “China’s media regulators have put out a new edict to copywriters, directing them to keep their groaners to themselves. It’s no laughing matter – the State General Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television issued an order restricting puns and irregular wordplay on television and in advertising.” Corbin’s response to this was in tribute to the TV show “The Office:” “That’s what Xi said.”
David wants to ban bad translations (see sign to left).
JMC +DEC= BC + QMC=CA
Josie and David visited British Columbia this summer and traveled by sea-plane, kayak, tandem bicycle, hiking, bus, car and ferry. Quinn, Josie and David visited Southern California in December visiting friends and family and going hiking and horseback riding. They visited the place in Malibu where David went to camp when he was 12. It is now an outdoor restaurant and a venue for weddings as well as the location of The Biggest Loser. The camp, Calamigos Star C Ranch, was where David’s father taught horseback riding and his mother taught arts & crafts. At your request, David can still sing the camp song to you.
David also went on the Bike Ride Across Nebraska and discovered that it was much more difficult than it was 23 years earlier.
David E. Corbin, PhD
Sign in China that David photographed.
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