Flat Stanley hangs out in Hoboken!

6/12/2009:

A few weeks ago, while having some rare downtime – and enjoying some cocktails with friends over at City Bistro – I had a chance to meet Flat Stanley!

Flat Stanley prefers mixed drinks

While conversing with a couple nice teachers – the subject of Flat Stanley came up – and they were mentioning how fun it was. So they busted out some examples their students made, along with a letter. I guess I’m out of touch, because I didn’t know about this Flat Stanley phenomenon until recently.

Have you heard of Flat Stanley?

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SEE THE TEACHERS AND ANOTHER FLAT STANLEY AFTER THE JUMP…

(Flat Stanley makes multiple appearances in Hoboken, continued…)

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32 Comments on "Flat Stanley hangs out in Hoboken!"

Stpaddygirl
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Does Elmo talk? As usual great comment mooshu and great new avatar 🙂

mooshu
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mooshu

Why, thank you :).

As for the genius, linnaea14: Where did anyone accuse the teachers ABOVE of wrongdoing? What some of us have been trying to address, initially politely, is that these kinds of photos are capable of generating undeserved attention. That’s it. Whether you choose to pose smilingly, naked or boozing it up is your decision. But c’mon. Do you really expect that absolutely NO assumptions will arise from shots of a drunk Flat Stanley in a bar?

They don’t say “a picture is worth a thousand words” for nothing.

Personally, I find this entire article entertaining. But I can’t speak for a school director or principal.

:: Shrug ::

In response to Stpaddygirl who said:
Does Elmo talk? As usual great comment mooshu and great new avatar 🙂

Stpaddygirl
Member

I think someone had some cocktails before typing that post – GEEZ!

linnaea14
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linnaea14
In the words of a very smart teacher that I know, ENOUGH, LET’S MOVE ON (ELMO). Who cares? We’re talking about “apples and oranges.” People are all over here comparing babies in a bar with a random picture of two women who are suposedly teachers standing around doing nothing other than looking pretty to questionable acts by a parent who also happens to be cute and a teacher. Out of curiosity, I looked on the website, there is no disclaimer or wavier that must be signed to have your picture posted or not posted on here. I could take a picture of you running and send it into Hoboken411 and say “Man/Woman running from bank robbery” and claim it’s the truth. The reality may just be that I took a picture of you on your daily run along Washington St. It’s all subjective…no one actually interviewed the “teachers” and the author of the article stated he did not know who Flat Stanley was. If you’re a “journalist,” wouldn’t you have sought out more information about a topic you were unfamiliar with to write an article about? Come on, don’t we all have more important topics to discuss like taxes, parking, etc? We’re simply making assumptions and judgements based on a few pictures or opinions and that is dangerous. Who is anyone to pass judgement without all of the facts? Cute or ugly, endangerment is endangerment. If you felt that strongly, next time, call the police and let them handle it… Read more »
mooshu
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mooshu
Y-y-y-y-y-y-awn. In response to linnaea14 who said: In the words of a very smart teacher that I know, ENOUGH, LET’S MOVE ON (ELMO). Who cares? We’re talking about “apples and oranges.” People are all over here comparing babies in a bar with a random picture of two women who are suposedly teachers standing around doing nothing other than looking pretty to questionable acts by a parent who also happens to be cute and a teacher. Out of curiosity, I looked on the website, there is no disclaimer or wavier that must be signed to have your picture posted or not posted on here. I could take a picture of you running and send it into Hoboken411 and say “Man/Woman running from bank robbery” and claim it’s the truth. The reality may just be that I took a picture of you on your daily run along Washington St. It’s all subjective…no one actually interviewed the “teachers” and the author of the article stated he did not know who Flat Stanley was. If you’re a “journalist,” wouldn’t you have sought out more information about a topic you were unfamiliar with to write an article about? Come on, don’t we all have more important topics to discuss like taxes, parking, etc? We’re simply making assumptions and judgements based on a few pictures or opinions and that is dangerous. Who is anyone to pass judgement without all of the facts? Cute or ugly, endangerment is endangerment. If you felt that strongly, next time, call… Read more »
elainetyger
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elainetyger

There is nothing wrong with drinking or any other legal activity if you are a teacher. However it is, as mooshu said, *unwise* to post those pix on a news site, especially in conjunction with a letter from a child. There are a lot of people who are very sensitive about their little snowflakes and it’s just asking for trouble. I love the letter, the story, and the picture of the paper doll, but I would hope that any young ladies whose pictures are posing with the doll in a bar are not elementary school teachers. For their own sake, not that of the children.

benny2478
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benny2478

I was there when these pictures were taken. I can tell you, “Journey” that the child who wrote the letter was never shown these pictures. In fact, the posted pictures on this website are the only ones that exist because the teacher that was responsible for showing Flat Stanley a “good time,” deleted the photo’s from her own camera. The student received a letter and several pictures of Flat Stanley eating lunch at Sushi House and buying apples at the Garden of Eden.

Mooshu, I am not a teacher, nor do I understand why people would pass a baby around a bar. I don’t really understand why someone would bring a baby to a bar to begin with. However, if you felt so strongly that theses people were engaging in a behavior that put a child’s life and well being at risk, instead of talking about it after the fact on this website, why didn’t you call 911 and report this? You could have asked the bar manager to ask the parent and the child to leave as well. I don’t think it really mattters what profession the people passing the baby around were. The point is that if we see something going on that we are uncomfortable with, you should report it to those who are able to take action.

mooshu
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mooshu
Hey, drama queen. It’s over. I used that situation as an example. Regardless, it shouldn’t have happened in the first place. But maybe it’s dumb of me to believe that some people actually use the brains they’ve been given… The bartender didn’t say jack. Why? Because mommy and the other girls were “cute”. And by the time the police would have arrived on the “scene”, tell me, what would the teachers have been charged with, exactly? Bringing a baby into a bar/restaurant? Puh-leaze. As if she were the first stupid parent to bring a his/her child into a bar. In response to benny2478 who said: I was there when these pictures were taken. I can tell you, “Journey” that the child who wrote the letter was never shown these pictures. In fact, the posted pictures on this website are the only ones that exist because the teacher that was responsible for showing Flat Stanley a “good time,” deleted the photo’s from her own camera. The student received a letter and several pictures of Flat Stanley eating lunch at Sushi House and buying apples at the Garden of Eden. Mooshu, I am not a teacher, nor do I understand why people would pass a baby around a bar. I don’t really understand why someone would bring a baby to a bar to begin with. However, if you felt so strongly that theses people were engaging in a behavior that put a child’s life and well being at risk, instead of talking… Read more »
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