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    Makes You Just Want To Die

    , | Pougkheepsie, NY, USA | Extra Stupid, Students

    (It is in high school debate club. One idiotic and ditzy girl has shown up, to the surprise of all of us.)

    Teacher: “So, [Girl] why did you show up today?”

    Girl: “Well, I had detention, and I told the teacher I had to meet with you so I could get out of it.”

    Teacher: “Really? You shouldn’t do that.”

    (A little while later, our meeting wraps up.)

    Teacher: “So our topic next week will be euthanasia.”

    Girl: “Wait? So we’re debating whether they should let kids into Asia?”

    Don’t Be A Slave To History, Part 5

    | Somerset, NJ, USA | Extra Stupid, History, Students

    (Our health class has gone off on a tangent regarding the Tuskegee syphilis experiment. It started in 1932, and participants were given free meals. Participants were all young black men.)

    Teacher: “Okay, so what important thing was going on in the US around 1932?”

    Classmate: “Slavery!”

    Me: “Yes, because Abraham Lincoln was totally around in 1932 to sign the Emancipation Proclamation.”

    Don’t Be A Slave To History, Part 4
    Don’t Be A Slave To History, Part 3
    Don’t Be A Slave To History, Part 2

    Pot Calling The Kettle Brownie

    | VA, USA | Criminal/Illegal, Extra Stupid, Health & Body, Students

    (I am sitting at lunch with a group of my friends, when one of my other friends excitedly runs up to our table.)

    Friend: “Guys! Guys! Guess what? I got elected president of YADDAP!”

    (YADDAP is our school’s anti-drug group. It stands for Youth Against Drugs, Drinking, And Pregnancy. She is wearing one of their red ribbons that say: ‘Celebrate a drug-free [Home City]!’)

    Me: “[Friend], you got elected president of YADDAP?”

    Friend: “Yeah!”

    Me: “Didn’t you have a pot brownie before coming to school this morning?”

    Friend: “Yeah. What’s your point?”

    Don’t Be A Slave To History, Part 3

    | NY, USA | Extra Stupid, History, Students

    (I am tutoring a 17-year-old student. He graduated from high school, but didn’t receive his diploma because he didn’t pass the U.S. History Regents. We’ve had a few interesting moments during various sessions. After reviewing a practice essay…)

    Me: “What did you mean when you wrote that ‘Abraham Lincoln was shot by J.F.K. for independence and stuff.’? Did you mean J.W.B., John Wilkes Booth?”

    Student: “Who is he? Our 60th President?”

    Me: “Umm… we are only on our 43rd President. Also, when you say independence, are you referring to the liberation of slaves?”

    Student: “Wasn’t that Washington and Jefferson?”

    Don’t Be A Slave To History, Part 2
    Don’t Be A Slave To History

    Total Eclipse Of The Brain

    | Nottingham, England, UK | Extra Stupid, Students

    (I am outside a university hall of residence, on the night of a lunar eclipse.)

    Student: “So what planet is the moon eclipsed behind?”

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