Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Conversation

That went on in my English class. Transcribed to the best of my ability.

(talking about the excellent Ray Bradbury story 'There Will Come Soft Rains', which led to the dangers of technology)

Teacher: Has anyone seen Fern Gully?

Nobody: *has*

Teacher: *describes, in case we saw it when we were too young to bother with the title*

Nobody: *persists*

Teacher: It's like Avatar.

Kid: I love Avatar!

Other Kid: Avatar sucks!

*incomprehensible jargon*

Teacher: It's basically Avatar, but animated. Now, 'There Will Come Soft Rains' has been adapted to a Disney movie, I think it's popular.

Some Kid: Shaggy Dog?

Teacher: What? No, Smart House.

Class: *oh!*

Teacher: Of course, they put it into modern day, but the house is still a main character. Except now she's a mom.

Class: *what?*

Teacher: And the house is played by a TV actress.

Me: *knows*

Everyone else: *doesn't*

Me: *smug*

Teacher: She's on Sons of Anercki (how she pronounces it)?

Class: *?*

Teacher: Has anyone heard of Futurama? She's the voice of Futurama?

Kid: Who on Futurama?

Me: Leela.

Kid: Oh! I love Futurama!

Everyone else: *confused*

Teacher: She was the mom? Who got attacked by this other gang? But didn't tell her husband? On the season finale?

Me: *sigh*

Teacher: Right. Anyway *talks of similar themes, why we are doomed if we let technology do all the work for us, etc*

Scene.

Thought I'd share.