DMA SNAPshot: C’mon, Do the Fonzie!!!

By Phill Powell

Who knows where or how the thumbs-up gesture started? Some scientists have theorized that certain species of apes started making the gesture to celebrate the fact that they had opposable thumbs.

During the 1970s, the thumbs-up became part of pop culture. It was the gesture meaning “this is cool,” as used by the phenomenally popular TV character Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli on the phenomenally successful sitcom Happy Days.


Fonzie (Henry Winkler) used to do the thumbs-up a lot. Okay, maybe not this often, but a lot. Ritchie (Ron Howard) used to watch, until he lost his hair and became an Oscar-winning director.

When Fonzie would flash the thumbs-up sign and let out his trademark, “Aaaaaaaayyyy!,” he was letting the world know that life was good.

We see the same thumbs-up gesture all the time when we’re out shooting camp photos of our students. We love to see it, because we know our kid and teen students are having the cool learning adventure of a lifetime.

Watch our kids and staffers “do the Fonzie”…

HE’S READY FOR ANYTHING

DMA_staffer_thumbs_up
Easy check-in at camp registration? Aaaaaaaayyy!

COOL AND COLLECTED

DMA_teen_student_thumbs_up
This guy’s obviously glad he chose DMA.

SHE’S PSYCHED!

DMA_student_thumbs_up
How about our new Made by Girls courses for female techies?

MR. BIG GRIN

10060272085_62b01cf772_b
This guy smiles like he means it!

POSITIVE STAFF

DMA_staffer_with_seal
Trained and ready and eager to help…

MIXED SIGNALS

DMA_students_peace_sign_thumbs_up
2 cool: Getting to spend your summer having fun on the campus of Stanford University.

FOUR THUMBS UP

DMA_2015_students_thumbs_up
DMA is a great place to hang with kids like yourself.

2 COOL 4 BREAKFAST

DMA_student_goofy_thumbs
No explanation needed or given.

BAT THUMB!

DMA_student_Batman_shirt
Music production courses earn thumbs-up from this DMA student/crime fighter.

“AAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY!”

Fonzie_and_Spike
Even Fonzie’s pint-sized nephew Spike knew the cool way to say “everything’s okay.”

This summer you can have a so-so vacation, or you can experience a true summer of discovery at DMA tech camp locations across the U.S. and Canada.

DMA has new tech camps in a variety of STEM subjects, all of them taught by teachers who are passionate about tech education. It’s going to be our biggest summer yet at Digital Media Academy. Come be part of the fun.

We know what the Fonz would say: “D…M…Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy!” Two thumbs up! Way Up!