What'd you think of the mid-season premiere? Here's a recap article. I don't know how much I agree with there. We spent the episode, honestly, being kind of confused. It did come together. I think you have to have a really good memory for minor details in order to appreciate an episode like that.
Also, did anyone watch Better Call Saul? We watched the first 5 minutes, but didn't keep up with it.
Speaking of The Walking Dead...
Last week, I was working with a small group of my highest readers. A student read her answer out loud. The character in the story was named "Garth".
Her: Not having T.V. helped A.J. and Gareth's friendship because...
Me: It's Garth, not Gareth. This isn't The Walking Dead.
4 out of 5 kids laughed. Because they knew exactly what I was referring to. They're 9. Isn't that horrifying? I didn't expect them to get it. They get so few of my jokes. Then I noticed another kid had a Walking Dead t-shirt on.
Speaking of horrifying...
Scott was perusing a movie website the other night, looking for something to watch. He chose The Purge Anarchy. I said that it sounded familiar...
Then he told me it was about legalized killing, one night a year, in a not-so-distant American future.
Then I remembered where I heard it.
The boys in my class would not stop talking about it last fall. I mean, I only half listen when they talk about pop culture, so I assumed it was a video game. One tried explaining it to me and I still never put together that it was a movie (which does not say much for my ability to teach them summarizing).
While I thought it was actually a pretty good movie, I was appalled that anyone could let a child watch it. It did mark the first time I ever enjoyed the presence of a Lannister.
We liked the movie anyway, and it's kind of like an adult, realistic version of The Hunger Games.
That's all for today. I have things to do. You know, stuff and things.