(Brad aka "Rope"~the following story is for your benefit-partially because of a long standing joke we have & partially because of your comment on my last 'student story' post...enjoy! :)
Yesterday, I was working with one of my 2nd grade reading groups & the following conversation occurred...
Student: "Mrs. ___ isn't it funny how Nicholas Cage seems to be in every single action movie?"
Me: (wondering what in the world he is talking about & how this topic even came up in the first place???) "Nicholas Cage? What are you talking about?"
Student: "Well, you know, doesn't it seem like Nicholas Cage is in everything now, especially action movies?"
Me: (wondering to myself "Is Nicholas Cage even still around anymore?") "Uh...I'm not sure, what movies are you talking about?"
Student: "Oh, you know, like how he's in that new movie with all the numbers & he has to dig & figure out what the numbers mean."
Me: (AHA!) Oh you're talking about the National Treasure movie, yes, he was in that one.
Student: (looking slightly confused) Well, yeah, he is in the National Treasure movie & Ghost Rider, but no the NEW action movie with the numbers, you know, the one with all the commercials!
Me: (looking WAY confused & trying to remember when the last time was that I really paid any attention to the TV...) Ummm, yeah...okay...
Student: "Well, isn't it weird how he is in all of the action movies now."
Me: "Yes, weird...now let's get to our book." (& away from this conversation that was making me look & feel quite ignorant to a 2nd grader!)
Fast forward to later that evening...
Scott & I (yes, maybe the first time all week that I had really paid attention to the TV) were watching our Thursday night shows on NBC & wouldn't you know it...there was a commercial for the new NICHOLAS CAGE movie "Knowing" & wouldn't you know it...digging, numbers & Nicholas Cage-my student did know what he was talking about!
Maybe Nicholas Cage is in every action movie these days! :)
Looks good-maybe I'll have to check it out ;)