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Today's question comes from the book Romantic Questions, page 40:
#1: What was your favorite game as a child?
Well, you know how it was as a child. One day it's Cowboys & Indians, the next it's Tic-Tac-Toe. Favorites changed on the morning's whim. But I do recall one brief phase as a youngster in the early 70's. My fresh-out-of-college teacher was all excited about this new game...
Teacher: Today, my impressionable youth, we're going to play a game.
Harv: Um, can't we learn something useful, instead? You know, readin', 'ritin', 'rithmetic...?
Teacher: Plenty of time for that in high school, nerd boy. Anyway, this fun, fun, fun game is called, "Protest The Evil Corporate Polluter."
Kids: YAAAAY! What's a corporate?
Teacher: It's a big, scary monster that eats children and stomps on butterflies.
Kids: WAAAAH! Save the butterflies!
Teacher: That's the spirit. Now get out your crayons and write, "Hug butterflies and stop the evil racist corporate hegemonic oppression."
Harv: Screw that. I'm gonna write, "Teacher's a retarded hippy butt-monkey."
Teacher: Kids, Harvey's not conforming. Pelt him with crayons until he learns to love.
Kids: We. Hear. And. Obey.
Harv: Whoops! Gotta go renew my library card. See ya! [FWING!]
...which is why my favorite game as a child was, "Frame Teacher For Armed Robbery." Winner gets an education, loser gets 20 years of prison sex.
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