One of the things that I love most about teaching middle school is the fact that the kiddos are starting to form their own opinions on pretty big subjects. They are beginning to see that life is big. However, sometimes their thoughts aren't quite thought out. Here is what I have been laughing at lately.
My students always ask me if I have seen certain music videos. My standard response is " I don't watch music videos now that they aren't on MTV." One kid asked if that what the M stood for in MTV. I said, "yes it stands for music and back in the day the majority of what they showed was music videos. Now all they show is Jersey Shore and Teen Mom."
I wanted to be clear before I laughed at him (in my head of course): "So your saying the government wants MTV to play Jersey Shore reruns, so we all have to watch it?"
So there you go, the government wants us to watch Jersey Shore and MTV. I know it's true, because an 8th grader told me so.