Movie Madness Monday 116: graduation edition
It is May, in case you haven't noticed. The brains, they are fried. Yet still we must soldier on and try to cram a few more factoids in. All the kids want is... a day off. And then another.
But it's Movie Madness Monday time, and inspired by a few of my students, I've decided that being a retread isn't so bad. So put your quotes in the comments section!
"In 1930, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, in an effort to alleviate the effects of the... Anyone? Anyone?... the Great Depression, passed the... Anyone? Anyone? The tariff bill? The Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act? Which, anyone? Raised or lowered?... raised tariffs, in an effort to collect more revenue for the federal government. Did it work? Anyone? Anyone know the effects? It did not work, and the United States sank deeper into the Great Depression. Today we have a similar debate over this. Anyone know what this is? Class? Anyone? Anyone? Anyone seen this before? The Laffer Curve. Anyone know what this says? It says that at this point on the revenue curve, you will get exactly the same amount of revenue as at this point. This is very controversial. Does anyone know what Vice President Bush called this in 1980? Anyone? Something-d-o-o economics. 'Voodoo" economics.' "
"Look, it's real simple. Whatever mileage we put on, we'll take off."
"We'll drive home backwards."
"What do you mean nothing good? We've seen everything good. We've seen the whole city! We went to a museum, we saw priceless works of art! We ate pancreas!"
"I do have a test today. That wasn't bullshit. It's on European socialism. I mean, really, what's the point? I'm not European. I don't plan on being European. So who cares if they're socialists? They could be fascist anarchists. It still doesn't change the fact that I don't own a car."
****Weekend Update: I need to say nothing else, except
If only I knew then what I know now.....