It was the first day of school in the USA and a new Indian student named Chandrasekhar Subramanian entered the fourth grade.Funny stuff. I share what I steal. And I stole it from Mostly Cajun. He is good for it - funny stuff - on a regular basis. You can also count on him for a daily history lesson. On Sunday's he plays a little thing he calls "The Name Game." I try not to miss it. Much more fun than football, if you ask me!
The teacher said, "Let's begin by reviewing some American History. Who said, 'Give me Liberty, or give me Death?'"
She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Chandrasekhar, who had his hand up: 'Patrick Henry, 1775' he said.
Who said, 'Government of the People, by the People, for the People, shall not perish from the Earth?'
Again, no response except from Chandraeskhar. 'Abraham Lincoln, 1863' said Chandrasekhar.
The teacher snapped at the class, 'Class you should be ashamed. Chandrasekhar, who is new to our Country, knows more about its history than you do.'
She heard a loud whisper: 'Sc*ew the Indians.'
'Who said that?' she demanded. Chandrasekhar put his hand up.
'General Custer, 1862.'
At that point, a student in the back said, 'I'm gonna puke.'
The teacher glares around and asks, 'All right! Now, who said that?'
Again, Chandrasekhar says, 'George Bush to the Japanese Prime Minister, 1991.'
Now furious, another student yells, 'Oh yeah? Su*k this!'
Chandrasekhar jumps out of his chair waving his hand and shouts to the teacher, 'Bill Clinton to Monica Lewinsky, 1997!'
Now, with almost mob hysteria, someone said, "You little sh*t. If you say anything else, I'll kill you.'
Chandrasekhar frantically yelss at the top of his voice, 'Michael Jackson to the child witnesses testifying against him, 2004.'
The teacher fainted.
And, as the class gathered around the teacher on the floor, someone said, 'Oh sh*t, we're screwed!'
And, Chandrasekhar said quietly, 'I think it was the American people, November 5, 2008.'
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Because I want to share. I'm all about giving my blog a little pizzazz beyond the petty, mundane, day-in-day-out, "sosdd" that is my life. Oh, and for the record, no, I do not consider the following to be political. True-life history, yes. And, it is just funny...