Everyone has one movie; one they turn to as a processing device for the way life careens and jostles about.
Me, I just can't get away from Officer John McClane in Die Hard. When Twinkie-stuffed officer Al Powell receives a fresh corpse on the hood of his squad car, McClane shouts out, "Welcome to the party, pal!"
This quote finds a way to root itself in the classroom and the school with amazing dexterity:
"Mr. Rodoff, you're really giving me a zero for not doing my homework?"At times, walking through the halls or teaching a class is akin to McClane's maneuvering through a ventilation shaft: "Now I know what a TV dinner feels like."
Thank you, John McClane.
"Do I really have to work with a group?"
Oh John, your economy of words captures the true collaborative nature of life.
"Holy crap, someone is shooting off a gun in the halls!"
Sgt. McClane? Do you copy? 417 in progress, use caution.
But let's be honest; some of those meals are flat-out delicious. We know they're not healthy, but we eat them anyway.
And we know that school can cause emotional coronaries, but we go anyhow.
Because sometimes, it's just a guilty little pleasure.
In the middle of the Die Hard, FBI Agent Robinson invites Sgt. Powell to leave the crime scene. Robinson states, "Now you listen to me...Any time you want to go home, you consider yourself dismissed."
Sgt. Powell responds, "No sir. You couldn't drag me away."
He'd make one hell of a teacher. I wonder what movie he would quote?