Friday, June 09, 2006

Western Civ! O How We Miss Your Smiling Face!

O to be a high school teacher!

Don't walk, run to the nearest computer and read A Brief History of the World -- a new world history cobbled together from numerous student papers. Some of my favorite bits:

  • Socrates was a famous Greek teacher who went around giving people advice. They killed him.
  • Martin Luther was nailed to the church door at Wittenburg for selling papal indulgences. He died a horrible death, being excommunicated by a bull.
  • Lincoln's mother died in infancy, and he was born in a log cabin which he built with his own hands.
  • Bach was the most famous composer in the world and so was Handel. Handel was half German, half Italian, and half English. He was very large.

O death and obesity! You never fail to make me laugh!

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