Friday, October 24, 2008

America

Last night I watched The West Side Story. The last time I saw that, I think was in fifth or sixth grade music class. America still remains my most favorite part of that musical.




See also: "Do they make movies like this anymore?"


h/t to krissit13 for posting this video

2 comments:

Kapitano said...

Gee Officer Krupsky...

The only time my school music lessons got interesting was an unplanned political argument sparked by the line "...if you're a white in America".

It was topped by a boy who loudly declared, "There's no racism anymore - niggers do great over there."

It took me a few seconds to get my 14-year old mind around the irony. I sometimes wonder how many others saw it.

David said...

That kid probably would have gotten hurt if he went to the elementary school that I did. But if he went to the same high school that I did, he'd probably find plenty who would agree with him.