Tuesday, August 31, 2010

welcome to philosophy

We had a little fun in the Future class yesterday, with a useful quote from the Kung-fu Panda about history and mysteries and the gift of the present. (I know, it's not that funny. But Older Daughter loves it.)

Today it'll be Intro to Philosophy's turn for howls of derisive laughter. Or not. But in case you miss any of the Bruces' scintillating dialogue, here are a few of the less objectionable words:
Second BruceI'd like to welcome the pommy bastard to God's own earth, and I'd like to remind him that we don't like stuck-up sticky-beaks here.
AllHear, hear! Well spoken, Bruce!
Fourth BruceNow, Bruce teaches classical philosophy, Bruce teaches Haegelian philosophy, and Bruce here teaches logical positivism, and is also in charge of the sheepdip.
Third BruceWhat's does new Bruce teach?
Fourth BruceNew Bruce will be teaching political science - Machiavelli, Bentham, Locke, Hobbes, Sutcliffe, Bradman, Lindwall, Miller, Hassett, and Benet.
Second BruceThose are cricketers, Bruce!
Fourth BruceOh, spit!
Third BruceHowls of derisive laughter, Bruce!
Fourth BruceIn addition, as he's going to be teaching politics, I've told him he's welcome to teach any of the great socialist thinkers, provided he makes it clear that they werewrong.
They all stand up.
AllAustralia, Australia, Australia, Australia, we love you. Amen!
They sit down.
Fourth BruceAny questions?
Second BruceNew Bruce - are you a pooftah?
Fourth BruceAre you a pooftah?
Fourth BruceNo right, well gentlemen, I'll just remind you of the faculty rules: Rule one - no pooftahs. Rule two, no member of the faculty is to maltreat the Abbos in any way whatsoever - if there's anybody watching. Rule three - no pooftahs. Rule four - I don't want to catch anyone not drinking in their room after lights out. Rule five - no pooftahs. Rule six - there is no rule six! Rule seven - no pooftahs. That concludes the reading of the rules, Bruce.
First BruceThis here's the wattle - the emblem of our land. You can stick it in a bottle or you can hold it in your hand.
Fourth BruceGentlemen, at six o'clock I want every man-Bruce of you in the Sydney Harbour Bridge room to take a glass of sherry with the flying philosopher, Bruce, and I call upon you, padre, to close the meeting with a prayer.
First BruceOh Lord, we beseech thee etc. etc. etc., Amen.
And here's the argument clinic.

I was looking forward to projecting all this onto the impressive new 25-foot screen in our formerly low-tech classroom, but-- and isn't this funny?!-- the installers didn't hang it correctly. It fell over the weekend and crushed our lectern. Ha. Ha.Ha.

I'd complain... but if you complain it does no good, you might as well not bother. (etc.)

And several butchers' aprons.


william said...

This video is hilarious. haha. I'll try to steer clear of this type of debate in our Philosophy class

-William Brooks

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