Wednesday, February 20, 2008
because that's just how they do it up in canada
We've been discussing the portrayal of women in both art and the media, so naturally all this Juno hoopla carried over and into my classroom today.  While I was doing a little fact checking on the believability of some of Juno's pop culture references (none of my kids had heard of The Ramones, Patti Smith or The Thundercats), I asked them whether or not they thought Juno represented a true teenage girl.  Here's the best response:
"I mean, yeah, I buy her wit, but not the way she talked. I don't know anyone who talks that way. But, she was Canadian, so that probably explains it."



Blogger paul said...

Seriously. I brought this up in my afternoon class as well. When I asked how many people had seen Juno, there was a whopping zero in a class on 25 freshman. Two people had seen No Country, the other films, zero.

I don't know if that says more about the difference between how much we and teenagers like good movies; or the difference between highschoolers at your school and freshmen at my college.

Blogger Mary said...

Oh those crazy Canadians....

Is it just me or does the South Park song "Blame Canada" come to mind?

Blogger Mrs. White said...

Paul, while it's true that my high school freshmen are sorta awesome most days (not yesterday, but most days), I don't think you should get too down on your college freshmen. When I was a first year undergrad I think I only saw one movie in the theater thanks to 1) no car, and 2) no money. It's an awkward time.

Mary, it seems that everything's gone wrong since Canada came along; they're not even a real country anyway. :)

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