Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pro: Funny Kids

I'm sure there are funny kids everywhere. But I happen to think there are a higher concentration of them in Shishmaref.


This book was made by a student that used to be in Steve's class. He's in sixth grade now. He delivered this book to me after school.

Note to readers: I think the title is supposed to read "The Appreciation of Steve and Angie Alston: The Disaster Sequence"

Additional Note to readers: I am totally impressed by the use of the colon in the above title. And the fact that Alfred nailed Steve's goatee.

Additional-al Note to Readers: Does anybody else think that the phrase "The Disaster Sequence" is especially clever?


This is Alfred's perception of how I would react if Steve ever forgot our anniversary. It's surprisingly accurate. (For the record, Steve has never forgotten our anniversary. I think it's partly because I quiz him on the date about every ten days.)

Note to Readers: While the Angie to Steve height ratio is a little skewed (I'm not typically twice as tall as Mr. A), my svelte figure is eerily realistic (yeah right).


Apparently, Alfred thinks that Steve and I settle our disputes in the boxing ring. (For maximum enjoyment, notice the peace sign Steve's cartoon is making in the upper left hand corner.

Note to Readers: Monday Night Raw is an actual wrestling program (or used to be), but I didn't know that until I looked it up on Wikipedia.

Informational Note to Readers: K.O. stands for knockout. And I knew that without Wikipedia because sometimes I play nerdy comic book character Superhero Battle Simulation Games with Steve.

Note to My Students: Wikipedia is NOT an appropriate source for a research paper.


(Sorry for the fact that I have no skills and can't seem to size the above photo correctly. My speaking bubble reads, "I am tired of u being lazy and playing games.")

Cartoon Angie was dissatisfied with the results of the boxing match, so she decided to hit Steve where it hurts. I admit that I have threatened to smash Steve's X-box before, but I was only semi-serious.

For maximum enjoyment, notice the angry eyes on my cartoon.

Note to Readers: This panel was kind of traumatic for Steve because when he was a little boy, his Star Wars X-Wing was smashed by a hammer as a punishment for some type of inappropriate behavior. The man wielding the hammer was Steve's dad. The one who ordered the wielding of the hammer was Steve's mom.

Note to Brave Readers: Steve's mom gets really embarrassed if this story is mentioned (which pretty much happens every time we're in town).


"You never gave me a love card." Ha! This is what I am now going to say every time I am unhappy. I'm serious.

Maximum Enjoyment Tip: Notice the authentically-shaped 360 controller.


Cartoon Angie has managed to find a club that's either moving very quickly or has large flexible spikes. She wields it on the unsuspecting Steve (who has somehow reparied the X-box) but ends up falling prey to the call of Steve's games.

And that is how we know this is a work of fiction. But I think I proved my original point. Kids in Shishmaref are funny.


Breezi said...

I love that kid! Hilarious!!

Missy said...

Haha! I love the illustrations.

Sam said...

Wow, we can definitely tell that this is fiction, except for the part where Angie lifts Steven over her head. She is shockingly strong, and it really hurts when she hits you. Like a thousand tiny bees stinging you at the same time.

That being said, methinks that perhaps Angie would be less violent if she DID play some videogames... ;-)

P.S. Asa drew a picture of (I think its supposed to be Steven) with a goatee and horns. Not sure what that means.

Colleen Marie said...

I appreciate the wiki-themed shout-out. You're awesome!!

The Teacher Cooks said...

This was hilarious! I love this kid's drawings and your narrations make it perfect. Especially funny is your husband on his knees!!

Wes Harris said...

Very enjoyable. I now know what svelte means. I think the size of the Angie character is an artistic depiction of the rage she is feeling. I don't know if you have watched the 70's show but I think Red smashing Eric's X-wing would make a great episode. I certainly would have like to have the actual event. I hear you on the repeat stories coming up with the in-laws. Jen's Dad has one about a supposedly racist friend of hers that she gets annoyed at everytime he brings it up. Wow, I'm prolific for a blog comment. Also I concur with The Teacher Cooks.

Wes Harris said...

prolific and apparently no good at proof reading my comments before sending them. :) It's the thought that counts . . . not the grammar!

Dorese said...

Love. You. Tons. This made me (literally) laugh out loud. And then shift uncomfortably in my seat when my boss walked out of his office.

JEM said...

Awesome. I also love "The Disaster Sequence". It sounds like an espionage movie with Clive Owen. And Jake and I both wept for Steve's x-wing. What a sad story. I hope he did something really, really bad to deserve that.

cathy said...

that is so funny....

Duke said...

Camai! I was cruising the net when I came upon your blog page. Good old Shish still has the look of warmth and friendship. I lived there in 1977 and 1978. I taught Social Studies and guitar. I'll bet the drum set is still being stored in the lavatories back in the hall by the home ec room. The pics are great of the kids and your projects. My dear friends the Nayokpuks, Ningeulooks, Weyouannas, Tocktoos and Okpowruks (to mention a few) are in my thoughts so often. Please send them my best. Mollie Ningeulook was the school secretary when I was there and Bill Nayokpuk was an aide. I could go on and on about what a wonderful village you have found yourself in. I have just retired from teaching after 35 years and look forward to visiting Shish sometime in the near future.