kitchen table math, the sequel: blue

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Karen H sends this link


SteveH said...

From one of my favorite movies:

Dwight Babcock: I dropped by the Bixby School. And what do I find? I find he isn't even registered there, he never has been. So I've been hunting through every low, crockpot school in this town, and I finally found him in the lowest of them all.

Auntie Mame: Mr. Page is a progressive educator...

Dwight Babcock: There they were, a schoolroom full of them: boys, girls, teachers, romping around stark naked, bare as the day they were born.

Auntie Mame: I assure you that the children under Mr. Page's care were engaged in normal, healthful, broadening pursuits.

Dwight Babcock: Broadening? You show them what you were doing when I broke into that place. Go ahead, show them.

Patrick Dennis: We just playing Fish Families.

Dwight Babcock: Fish Families!

Patrick Dennis: It's part of "constructive play".

Dwight Babcock: Now, listen to this.

Auntie Mame: Show me now darling, show me.

Patrick Dennis: Well, we do it right after yogurt time. Mrs. Page and all the girls crouch down on the floor under the sun lamps. And they pretend to be lady fishes, depositing their eggs in the sand. Then Mr. Page and all the boys do what gentlemen fish do.

Auntie Mame: [pause] What could be more wholesome or natural?

[right after yogurt time]

TerriW said...

I can't believe that isn't an Onion link.