We English teachers are at it again. Today, we went over how to teach humor. Class was fairly enjoyable today. Dr. Lamm asked us to collaborate on a parody of “My Favorite Things” (from The Sound of Music). I asked if we could write about “My Most-Hated Things” instead, and this was our resulting first verse.
Mayonnaise on burgers and leaky trash water,
Reruns of Top Gun and Welcome Back, Kotter,
Checks on Doc’s* homework, his frightening smile,
These are some things that I really revile.
*Doc Doyle is our Intro to High School Teaching professor, who is also in charge of the ACE M.Ed. program. He’s an excellent teacher and incredibly knowledgeable (one of the Montgomery ACErs is teaching at a middle school named for him!), but he intimidates us every second he’s not helping us learn or making us laugh with joy.