Is this where I report that I showed my undergrads "The Message," "Roxanne Roxanne," "Roxanne's Revenge," "I Wonder If I Take You Home," Blondie's "Rapture," and the opening credits for the Cosby Show to teach them how to understand Colson Whitehead's SAG HARBOR?
Did someone say lightsaber?
Come visit, Alex!
Graveside bukkake. [shows self out]
@Kevin Knox That's nothing. In seventh grade I did a BOOK REPORT on "She Was Nice to Mice" that involved designing and illustrating a dust jacket and writing the report as flap copy. (I misspelled "Elizabethan" EVERY SINGLE TIME.) Fast-forward more than *cough* years later. My mom was substitute teaching, and my old teacher gave her the dust jacket, which she'd been using as an example of how to do the assignment. Man, I was a weird kid.
This piece was great.
@David Roth I also wavered on LEBOWSKI and traded it in for PEE-WEE and BLUES BROTHERS because my dad quotes the former TO THIS DAY and would call me in college whenever the latter was on, even when it was the shitty dubbed version on a crackly, commercial-happy UHF station out of Worcester [shudders; fans self].
@MichelleDean SECRET SOCIETY! All of what you say is correct. Now I want a do-over.
Is it wrong to imagine people protesting at every Komen 5K finish line by sitting, arms linked, in perfect silence, like those kids did to the UC Davis chancellor? It's probably wrong. Better to consult this year's race schedule and make donations to Planned Parenthood in those cities on Komen race days. But I still really like the idea of a silent treatment. Oh, and abolishing all that pink, ta-ta bushwa would be nice, too.
@Matt Whenever I drive through DC, my main thrill is to geek out to CSPAN radio. Are you telling me it loses its luster over time?
@Maura Johnston I, for one, would welcome a release from the guilt I feel about all my local college station's over-long mic sets pulsing out across the universe forever, as radiowaves are wont to do.