Monday, July 09, 2007

Don't Say I Didn't Warn You

Read a Book
DO NOT PLAY THIS AT WORK! THERE ARE (as my students in Hilo would say)
And maybe really awful animated girls dancing in ways your bosses would not appreciate.

I actually first ran across this "song" while looking for that song Andy has been playing over and over and over and over...Then it was "dugg" the other day and well, I could not get it out of my head.

It's one of those times where I have to shake my head at the ridiculousness of it all, and then, having had 160 bright and shining "in the throws of puberty" faces in my classes...I shake my head even more and say, "Yeah boy!"

If all of my students had been told straight out by someone that they admired to read, drink water, take care of their kids, wear deodorant :), and BUY LAND, my job would have been done, or at least 1,000 times easier.

I've gone off about role models in the past...and am actually too lazy to link to it...but really, can't those wrestlers/rappers/sports people/movie stars/et al just stop and look at their fan base and drop a couple pearls of wisdom for their teaming masses? Or maybe just get caught by the paparazzi reading Dante, Cervantes, Bronte? Hell, I'll take Robert Ludlum even. "Not the sports page, not a magazine..."

Sigh...every day I get one step closer to being a full blown fuddy duddy adult, huh? eep.

1 comment:

Beth said...

I wonder if celebrities consider themselves to be role models and feel any responsibility for speaking wise words to their fans? Probably some do, but I bet a lot of them don't even think about it.