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English ASSignment

20001112 English ASSignment

There are a few gems scattered among my notes from November 2, 2000:

“Occasionally I read something that isn’t good… like, your papers.”
-My sophomore English teacher

As well as some fun notes I took, including emphasizing “ASSignment” (see image) and writing the following note to myself:

Write a dialog (Cody: Bite me! Jon: Die!)
(like a script) on “Justice”

I wonder how ancient Greek philosophers would feel about the notes I wrote alongside their timeless ideas?

“Bad Ernest Hemingway Movie” Notes

 

 

 

 

 

Apparently, I wasn’t a big fan of an Ernest Hemingway movie we watched in my sophomore English class in high school.

20001021 Bad Hemmingway Movie Notes

First of all, yes, I know I misspelled his name, but thank you for pointing out that mistake I made 12 years ago. But moving along, my teenage brain had some pretty hilarious comments about the film interspersed with my notes:

“A stupid bull was charging some ugly guy in a dream”
Love the specificity there.

“That guy ate bull testacles – what a stupid @$#?!!!”
And here I thought I was an adventurous eater!

“They burn all the mother*$?!@!ing s*@?!! after the festival”
I don’t even think I was complaining about anything… I’m pretty sure I just felt like using excessive profanity.

“Hemmingway [sic] was born & raised in Chicago
Called it a place of wide somethings
and narrow minds”
I’d never lived in Chicago, but at least now I know my notes are accurate: this city is, indeed, a place of narrow minds and – more than anything else – wide somethings.

“Ernie liked boxing, hunting, fishing & shooting”
This isn’t really that funny, but I’m mildly amused that I called him “Ernie” in my notes ^_^

“The crazy Brit bought Red Fox urine”
I’m sure there was an actual context here, as fox urine is probably a thing that has to do with hunting… but I’m not sure if I’m calling Hemingway or someone else “the crazy Brit.” Either way, I rule.

I’ve mentioned in previous posts that our class notes were graded – including this class. So I have no earthly idea how this slipped through the cracks. Maybe I was really testing my teacher to see if she would actually read them? Maybe she didn’t care?

Wow! Now I know how historians feel about the great mysteries of history…

 

I SHOULD HAVE BEEN SOCRATES!!!

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Me: I SHOULD HAVE BEEN SOCRATES!!!
Teacher: No, you should’ve been listening!

It looks like I was keeping a running tally of mistakes by “N.B.” (I don’t know who that could be) during a class that covered some of Socrates’ philosophy, as evidenced by the quote:

“The mark of one who knows is to know what he does not know.”

But clearly, the teacher was unimpressed. Ah, sophomore high school English. Makes me feel so… philosophical.

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