JCM wrote:My language arts teacher showed us a bunch of Weird Al videos today and I thought it was for our pure entertainment, but I was horribly wrong. She apparently wants us to write a parody of a classic work of literature. Like something by Shakespeare, or Edgar Allen Poe, or King James. Help!
Alright, this is pissing me off. In my ninth grade engllish class, our teacher assigned us a project where we had to write our own versions of scenes from Romeo and Juliet. We had three options to choose from. One was a parody and I forget what the other two were. Our teacher did not bring up Al in explaining the guidelines of a parody. I guess it's understandable since comparing song parodies to literary parodies is just apples and oranges when you think about it, but it still pisses me off not getting any early exposure to "the weird one." Anyway, I ended up writing the Simpsons adaptation of the entire play all by myself on loose leaf paper (since we had also read the Odsysey and they had done that one) and the whole class preformed it haphazardly which I assume will be forever lost to the ages now.
Also, I seem to remember my little sister once telling me that her eight grade teacher assigned her to do some sort of science related song parody and even a mere mention of Al was once again left neglected. She asked me for help and I didn't know what to tell her.