I’m not sure why, but for some reason my students keep bringing up South Park. Earlier last week I was talking with one student about favorite comedies. I named South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut as one of mine, and she pulls the DVD out of her bag.
Today, in another random South Parking, I had the pleasure of explaining who Mrs. Choksondik is and just why her name is funny.
Like all things American, SP gets exported to Japan. I suppose it’s kind of like learning about Gundam and Robotech back in the 80′s. Unlike the amazing anime that the U.S. gets from Japan, we send over group of foul-mouthed kids who inspire questions from my students that could get me neck-deep in horseshit if I answer truthfully.
So of course I answer truthfully. Even when the student asks, “What does ‘chokes on dick’ mean?” Who wants to lie to a student? Corrupting the education process can be a terrible thing, but damn is it fun.
And, it makes for conversation that doesn’t put me to sleep.