Saturday, August 18, 2007


You know, I really like this whole goal-setting thing. Every year us teachers have to declare what we are trying to improve on. This year, I think I'll try to use movie lines and references in my teaching style. Just the other day I told my students about walking in the 100 Acre Wood. One of the students asked me if that was where Robin Hood lived. Of course, I call them Muggles, and talk about my application at Hogwart's. And we get on the Magic school bus in our heads and take a trip to places far and wide. (Remember that I teach High School). I'm terrible at remembering movie lines, so how about you guys leave your favorite movie lines in the comments and I'll see if I can't work them in to next week's lessons.



KurtP said...

My favorite line probably wouldn't work at school:
"There are two kinds of people in this world my friend. Those with guns, and those without."
Tuco in *The Good, the Bad and the Ugly*

Jules said...

Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore. - Dorothy, Wizard of Oz

followed by...

To deny our own impulses, is to deny the very thing that makes us human. - Mouse, The Matrix

Love your blog.

Erica said...

Most of my favorite lines from any movie come from Ghostbusters. This one, from Dan Aykroyd, kicks ass:

"Gozer the Gozerian...good evening. As a duly designated representative of the City, County and State of New York, I order you to cease any and all supernatural activity and return forthwith to your place of origin or to the nearest convenient parallel dimension."

This one was also pretty funny:

"Dr. Ray Stantz: Symmetrical book stacking. Just like the Philadelphia mass turbulence of 1947.

Dr. Peter Venkman: You're right, no human being would stack books like this."

Last one, from Rick Moranis:

"Gozer the Traveler. He will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldrini, the traveler came as a large and moving Torg! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Slor! Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!"

Ghostbusters. One of the best movies ever.

Holder said...

I'm impressed that you memorized all that, Erica.

I am gonna fit that Tuco line in somehow...

Erica said...

Memorize, shmemorize. I got it from IMDB.

KurtP said...

That's cheating, Erica......

HOLDER, Erica's cheating!