Sunday, March 2, 2008

Alvin and the Chipmunks

Due to the fact that my previous post had to do with my HS I remembered something that happened that had me laughing for weeks.

When I was in 10th grade I had a free period everyday after lunch. It was absolutely the best thing for me. Everyday I shared that period with a friend of mine (we were the only two 10th graders with that period free) and twice a week we shared that free with a few other 10th graders.

One of our assignments for 10th grade English class was to read a book off of the "approved" school book list, and then make a presentation in front of the class. One of the girls did Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and as her presentation she brought in the cartoon episode of "Alvin and the Chipmunks" when the chipmunks did a play on the book (or went into a fantasy world of it, I don't remember details, sorry). The teacher of course approved it, after all this IS Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The thing is, the girl only presented the 10 minutes of the episode that had to do with the book.

The next day was the free period I shared with many of the girls. The 10th graders had their own lounge (which is where we hung out), and the lounge happened to be the home of the "video machine." Considering that we were bored, and the girl still had her video, we decided to play it and watch the entire episode of "Alvin and the Chipmunks."

By 10th grade I was already used to my school (or so I thought). Before the video was put on, they made sure that one of the girls would keep a "look-out" to ensure that no teacher catches us watching- Alvin and the Chipmunks.

I told them that they need not worry. I happened to have immunity (because of my program), but they didn't listen. I still found it rather funny, how they feared that the school would somehow penalize them for watching Alvin and the Chipmunks! Considering we did not "get caught" I have no idea how the school administration would have reacted. However, even after everything the school put me through, I find it hard to believe they'd care about Alvin and the Chipmunks.


Jersey said...

For the record, Alvin and the Chipmunks was a damn good movie.

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הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

there's a big difference with watching inane stuff on your own time, in your own place, and doing it on school property, with school equipment. So there!

The Babysitter said...

I never watched the Alvin and the chipmunks movie but I heard their tapes and its cute. My little brother does a good job copying them.

Even if there's nothing wrong with watching Alvin and the Chipmunks it might be wrong to use the school's property without permission. That's the part I would be worried about. (Unless they let you use it anytime you want)

frumcollegegirl said...

I'm sure your school wouldn't have cared if they had known you were watching it on your own time (other than maybe worrying about you watching kids movies) but they have to stick to a principle. it's crazy, but it sounds very familiar, my hs was the same way