Friday, April 15, 2011

Behind The Smoke Screen

So I 'had' to discuss the "English Corner Experience" with my students today. I polled one of my classes and almost half of them believe in aliens, many believe in magic, several believe that the end of the world is coming soon (I even got a post-trib comment)...the scales have fallen off the eyeballs. Apparently, there are A LOT of people who have the same sentiment as those last night. Who knew? Not me. I live in a no-alien-unmagical-Jesus-is-comin'-when-He's-a'comin-unelevatored-to-the-moon-world. Hm, doesn't sound very fun.

I did do some research and here's what I found...

About the magic school in America: It actually exists. Kind of. It's an online, uncertified school. It seems like there's some bath-robe wearing but besides that, it's on the up-and-up as far as online magic schools go. More info can be found here. http://www.greyschool.com/ My class discussed it and we decided that the reporter (the one who wrote the article that The Intellect read) didn't do all of his homework in finding out if it was a REAL school. Anyway, there you go all you Harry Potter wannabes.

As for the elevator to the moon...it seems little too geekish for my taste in reading but feel free to go here and here if you want more information. Apparently, it's a pretty well-discussed topic.


What about you? Any thoughts on aliens or elevators or magic? Do tell!

9 comments:

Jeremy said...

This monkey picture was my profile picture for a while...

Jen said...

I do see the resemblance.

Jeremy said...

Its the hair.

Jen said...

Ha. I was thinking more the facial expression?

lifeandadventure said...

post-trib... oh the discussion that could ensue ...

Stephanie Melachrinos said...

http://business.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/14/china-bans-time-travel-for-television/

"New guidelines issued on March 31 discourage plot lines that contain elements of 'fantasy, time-travel, random compilations of mythical stories, bizarre plots, absurd techniques, even propagating feudal superstitions, fatalism and reincarnation, ambiguous moral lessons, and a lack of positive thinking.'"

Looks like you're not the only one concerned that people think everything on TV is real...

Jen said...

OH. MY. You are hilarious.

lifeandadventure said...

like the background ;) the new title? from a quote?

Kay Day said...

I believe in the possibility of aliens.
I believe magic exists, for sure.
I don't believe in elevators to the moon. It's logistically impossible.
I believe the end of the world as we know it may be soon. But I'm not worried about it because I know who's in control of all that.