I'm cool, but I'm not THAT cool.Major Tom
I'm almost to the end of my first year teaching high school. I like to think I'm a pretty cool teacher. I get along with the kids for the most part.We have some laughs. We talk about music when I'm not teaching them history, and I'm still cool enough to know the new stuff. I've kept in contact with a lot of my old students from when I taught middle school, and several of them still think I'm cool. I've gone to concerts with some of them who are now adults. I even went and saw Bernie Sanders speak at Reid Park with one of them. But I am still not as cool as Mike Schmidt. This dude teaches at University High, which shares a campus with my school. He plays Quiz from time to time with a team of his old students who are now adults and are a regular team at the Crown every Thursday. But last night, he brought a metric ton of current students to the Crown to play. That's right, at least four teams last night were current high school students, there because their teacher invited them. He drank Guinness, while they sucked down pitchers of Shirley Temple. It was adorable. It was also adorable that they were Star Wars fans, so they all named their teams after lines from the movies. Which movies, you ask? The prequels. Because Episode One is older than they are, and probably the first Star Wars movie they saw. One of his kids kept trying to win penny pint coupons for bonus questions. I think he finally got one. I have no idea what that coupon could get him. I would say that maybe I should try to get my kids to come next year, but I'm not gonna lie, they aren't University High kids, and it would probably show.
So, what did we learn last night?
- Kosher food is a staple of ballpark cuisine.
- Zuul is the supernatural villain in the movie "Stegosaurus".
- The Supreme Court just refused to hear a case regarding a North Carolina law restricting bad news.
- "Rocky And Bullwinkle" was a spin-off of "Family Guy".
- Monopoly is an ancient board game native to Africa.
- Pat Benatar became a star thanks to "American Idol".
- There is a giant gas cloud in space named for Sterling Archer.
- Bill Cosby sounds exactly like Eddie Vedder when he sings.
- Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are only in the Catholic Bible.
- As a swordfish gets older, many of them begin to lose their hair.
That's it for this week. Until next time, go 'like' the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/GeeksWhoDrinkCanyonsCrown and tag yourselves and your friends in the pics. See you next week. Cheers!
My name is Tom. I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job. Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them. Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies. I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff. Halloween is my Christmas. A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas. I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings. That's a hockey team. Hockey is the greatest sport in the world. I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me. I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way. I still won't give you any extra points.