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1st day of school

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by grnberetcj, Oct 19, 2009.

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  1. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    It was the first day of school in the USA for a new Indian student named Chandrasekhar Subramanian entered the fourth grade.

    The teacher said, "Let's begin by reviewing some American History. Who said 'Give me Liberty or give me Death'?"

    She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Chandrasekhar, who had his hand up.

    "Patrick Henry, in 1775," he said.

    "Very good! Who said 'Government of the People, by the People, for the People, shall not perish from the Earth'?"

    Again, no response except from Chandrasekhar. "Abraham Lincoln, in 1863," said Chandrasekhar.

    The teacher snapped at the class, "Class, you should be ashamed... Chandrasekhar, who is new to our country, knows more about its history than you do."

    She heard a loud whisper, "Damn those Indians."

    "Who said that?" she demanded.

    Chandrasekhar put his hand up. "General Custer, in 1862."

    At that point, a student in the back said, "I'm gonna puke."

    The teacher glares around and asks, "All right! Now, who said that?"

    Again, Chandrasekhar says, "George Bush to the Japanese Prime Minister, in 1991."

    Now furious, another student yells, "Oh yeah? Suck this!"

    Chandrasekhar jumps out of his chair waving his hand and shouts to the teacher, "Bill Clinton, to Monica Lewinsky, in 1997!"

    Now with almost mob hysteria someone said, "You little shit. If you say anything else, I'll kill you."

    Chandrasekhar frantically yells at the top of his voice, "Michael Jackson to the child witnesses testifying against him, in 2004."

    The teacher fainted.

    And as the class gathered around the teacher on the floor, someone said, "Oh crap, we're screwed!"


    AND CHANDRASEKHAR SAID QUIETLY, "I THINK IT WAS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, NOVEMBER 4, 2008."
     
  2. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    excellent!
     
  3. tachyon

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    While the story is excellent and a great example of how things work today in the public schools, it is unfortunate that the author used the name Chandrasekhar Subramanian.

    Chandrasekhar Subramanian was born in India. He became an American citizen in 1953. Chandra received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1983. (the prize in physics is a real prize, not to be confused with the nobel peace prize). His work in astrophysics, stellar evolution and the limits to what we now call black holes was revolutionary.

    The bad thing is that google searches on Chandrasekhar Subramanian have a lot of hits for this story mixed in with hits on this extraordinary physicist.
     
  4. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

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    To quote my favorite comic,

    Its a joke son, its just a joke!
     
  5. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Glad I got to this before the thought police.

    HM
     
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