Friday, May 14, 2010

Drugs, Furniture, Bombs and Turtles

Today in high school, yes I'm back in high school, we talked about the culture of the Cold War Era, as seen in Billy Joel's We Didn't Start the Fire. Of course, one of the main topics of discussion was Woodstock (the hippiefest, not the pizza). First off, the New York jokes began. Which I don't understand how that happened, cause Mr. Reilly is from Boston. Go figure. Anyway, he then began to tell the story about his brother's adventures to Woodstock...

Mr. Reilly: My brother and his friends loaded up a giant U-Haul truck and drove to New York for the festival. In the back of the truck they had couches and other stuff...if you know what I mean...
Girl in Class: Yeah of course Mr Reilly. Couches and tables.

Also, we watched Duck and Cover. There was a turtle by the name of Bert, and Bert the Turtle was very alert, when danger threatened him he never got hurt, cause he knew just what to do! Duck...and Cover. Duck...and Cover!!


  1. That reminds me of those old informational videos teaching kids to duck and cover in case of a nuclear holocaust. Of course then they show the entire house being swept away so I don't know what good that was gonna do them.