Something tells me this person would go positively batshit crazy if a teacher branded his kid with a pentagram, even if the kid was participating.
6/22/2008 2:31:27 PM
In my freshman year (which I just finished, actually), my history teacher stood on a desk and tore up a student's paper with her feet to prove a point. It was hilarious. That, my friend, is a wacky teacher. A teacher who brands students? Is fucking psychotic.
6/22/2008 3:53:16 PM
The Lazy One
I once had a Spanish teacher who would throw rubber Koosh balls at people if they fell asleep in her class.
I once had a chemistry teacher who would let us make icecream on Fridays under the guise of 'learning chemical reactions'
I once had an English teacher who brought in costumes for us to wear while we read Romeo and Juliet.
I once had another English teacher who would have a party just because she could.
I once had a history teacher who would act as the character in history that she was talking about.
These people? Wacky. That person who branded his students? A sick fuck.
6/22/2008 3:55:56 PM
5th grade: Miss W. the Child-Hating Bitch -- who got jilted at the altar (wonder why?) and became a teacher to salvage her reputation and because it was a respectable job for young women of her era. On Valentine's Day she wore totally red even to hgeart stickers in her wig; on St. Patrick's Day it was green and a phony Irish accent; starting when we came back from Turkey Day until we left for Christmas she'd add a piece of jewelry until she looked like a walking Christmas tree -- upshot to that was we could hear her coming. She finally went too far in '84, when she tried to indoctrinate the entire student body to Mondale/Ferraro. I thought my father's head was going to explode, which we did not need at that time.
6th grade: science teacher who brought his pet boa constrictor to school, and set her loose to slither around the room while the class was going on. I mortally despised snakes by that point, but I wasn't the kid who ran for the door when Bo (named for Bo Derek) investigated my ankles.
10th grade: Mr. M. dressing up in 17th century garb to read us the 'Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God' sermon while we were studying The Crucible/Salem Witch Trials, then leaving his class and crossing the building to Mr. H.'s History class, where we were also learning Eastern Philosophy.
Mrs. O. the Chorus instructor, an aging and not gracefully leftover flower child, who enjoyed lording over the whole Arts Dept. -- which was pretty wacky as a matter of course -- that she was More Politically Correct Than Thou. I wore my Gulf War I T-shirt to Chorus class on purpose, then stayed in Chorus for the rest of the school year, just to show her that I refused to give her the satisfaction of knowing that she'd run me off.
It was a small town in Vermont. Wacky wasn't exactly the order of the day.
6/22/2008 8:00:12 PM
I had Bret (the Hitman) Heart* as a substitute in Biology for a week in Grade 12. Does the fact that he challenged the class mouth to a wrestling match count as wacky? Then again, we didn't hear a peep out of the guy for the rest of the week. P.E. teachers are notoriously sadistic. But I never had one who tried to brand me.
* He was with Stampede Wrestling in Calgary at the time, guess it didn't pay as well as WWF did
6/22/2008 9:26:11 PM
That thread right there is enough to separate those at RR who are fundies, but are not totally insane and those who should have their kids taken away from them by CPS and themselves involuntarily committed to a mental institution. I am appalled at some of the comments in that thread:
"Wish I had him as a teacher!"
"It could have been worst.. back in the ol' days, teachers would just smack kids' hand with a ruler."
"I would have loved having him as a teacher when I was young, and I wouldn't mind him as a teacher for any of my kids. Obviously the burning was a scientific experiment, and he knew what he was doing, it obviouslly wasn't painful. The kids didnt seem to mind it, and probably thought it was cool. If he had burned a crescent or some kind of new age symbol he probably would still have a jod[sic], IMHO."
That's right, because burning kids in the classroom is a-ok, so long as it's not a Christian symbol.
The one redeeming quality of that thread is at least the majority of posters agree that the teacher's actions are wholly abhorrent. The fact that *anyone* thinks this is "cool" or "admirable" or even acceptable is terrifying, though.
6/22/2008 9:29:09 PM
I didn't have a teacher branding me or my classmates with anything. That's not wacky. That's illegal and abusive.
6/22/2008 9:50:02 PM
I had a teacher just last year who I can more or less prove had us all pray.
The reason I didn't say anything was because I wasn't being fucking branded with crosses.
6/22/2008 10:00:56 PM
If a member of the all-male faculty at my Catholic boys' high school felt discipline was called for he would beat the snot out of you. What a bunch of wacky guys.
6/22/2008 11:57:57 PM
I liked my wacky teachers. They were fun, intelligent, and managed to teach me without feeling the need to inflict physical harm upon my person.
6/23/2008 12:52:18 AM
This situation calls for understanding and restraint. The teacher, Mr. Freshwater, should be mildly beaten with a Louisville slugger, gently kicked around the schoolyard, softly whipped with barbed wire, tenderly dragged behind a car for no more than a few miles, and then quietly shot. We are, after all, a civilized society.
6/23/2008 1:05:20 AM
I knew there was a difference between mutilating and pulling
6/23/2008 1:08:59 AM
My husband said that if his son ever came home from school and said he had been branded by his teacher, he would go to the school, punch the teacher's lights out and then brand "666" across his forehead.
6/23/2008 1:47:23 AM
My wackiest teacher was in english lit, a guy who had a serious obsession with "Moby-Dick." The white sperm whale swimming in the ocean symbolized a human sperm swimming in the uterus. Ahab's peg leg symbolized his castration, and harpooning symbolized sex. It was an extremely interesting class. But nobody got hurt.
See the difference?
6/23/2008 1:58:26 AM
I've had wacky teachers. None of them inflicted physical harm on me or my classmates. What this psycho did wasn't wacky, it was completely crazy and disturbing.
6/23/2008 4:18:29 PM
Yeah, and how 'bout that wacky Dick Cheney and his wacky waterboarding! I mean is that wacky or what?
2/10/2009 6:36:15 PM
I've had several wacky teachers. None of 'em hurt me. The most I got was: a Geography teacher who once pretended to be a river; a History teacher who made us re-enact the Battle of Hastings with home-made "weapons" on the school field; a Science teacher who ranted on about goldfish, cats and her new car; an English teacher who made us watch an Adam and the Ants video; and more beside.
7/28/2010 9:59:24 AM
Those wacky teachers are fired if they tresspass some limits, as this guy did.
6/20/2011 3:46:33 AM
Yeah, I do, but he doesnt freaking torture us!!!!
5/15/2012 3:19:20 PM