Thursday, October 4, 2007

Today's Lesson Boys and Girls...

Often you hear complaints about how hard it is to capture the interest of high school kids when you're teaching. An Ohio state legislator found a sure-fire way to get and keep attention riveted on his presentation to a group of high school seniors.

Show them nude photos.

State Rep. Matthew Barrett (D) was giving a civics lesson to a senior government class at Norwalk High School. He had his presentation stored on a memory stick which he proceeded to place into the USB drive of a school-owned computer. He opened what he thought was his file in front of a room full of students and what to their wondering eyes should appear but a bare-breasted woman with a 12 pack of beer. Okay she didn't really have the beer but it rhymed.

He finished his lecture using handouts (OUTS! that's handOUTS!) then met with the school principal and IT staff who found a whole folder of nude pictures on the memory stick. Police were called to investigate (of course, because high school seniors have never seen anyone nude before) and are trying to determine where the pictures came from (maybe they'll discover this thing called the Internet).

Rep. Barrett said the memory stick was a gift and had no idea where the pictures came from. That's his story and he's sticking to it.

Perhaps Norwalk High School should have Rep. Barrett back to teach Sex Ed. After all, who better than to learn sex from than a legislator?


Tequila Mockingbird said...

comedy! when i was in 7th grade, our home ec teacher was going to show us Willy Wonka and the choc factory, but unbeknownst to her, hubby had taped over with porn. she was fired and the day lived down in our middle schools infamy.

Bruce, a work in progress said...

OUCH! That's a big oops. She showed you a Willy, but it wasn't Wonka.

Colonel Colonel said...

I saw this in the paper this morning and just about spit out my blueberries. The only thing that annoys me is that they called the cops. Don't the police have anything better to do?

Society has lost it.

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Col, yep, waaay too uptight these days. Nobody believes me when I tell them that when I was in sixth grade we had an all day Paranormal day. They brought in people and had lessons and activities on things like reincarnation, ESP, telekenesis, astrology, you name it. My God the theocrats would have a field day with that today. They'd probably burn the school down.