Anonymous asked:

Carlos just answers all the student's questions with the word science. "But what does-" science. "How do-" science! "What are-" SCIENCE! Just glares at them all. "Science! It's all science. Now hush and turn to page 245."

spoopycecil answered:

I legit see him as one of those teachers who are super fun and friendly and his classes are like everyone’s favorite

but he’s not so good at actually teaching

He just kinda…information dumps on them a lot and none of them can follow because he just GOES but the students eventually just learn to accept it because he doesn’t even demand shit from them.





"I’m a scientist so I understand all this space stuff” *makes zero effort to explain it*

this guy used to be a professor

Oh my god he was prob one of those shitty ones who don’t fucking actually teach anything

entire class fails because Carlos doesn’t actually teach shit

everybody gets an A+ for effort anyway

hahahah he just gives everyone passing grades because they indulge him

I heard him call to the people not to be afraid, that the soldiers would not hurt them; then the troops opened fire from two sides of the camp.

Dee Brown

(from Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee This book was banned by a school district official in Wisconsin in 1974 because the book might be polemical and they wanted to avoid controversy at all costs. “If there’s a possibility that something might be controversial, then why not eliminate it,” the official stated.)

Banned Books Week

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This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy. 


So this.

I watched that episode with my family and I could just feel how uncomfortable everyone was. Honestly, it was a really jarring, unpleasant episode.

Homer is a terrible dad. So is Peter. But Homer’s saving grace has always been that he tries—he’s bad at it and he fucks it up a lot, but he loves his family and he wants to be better than he is.

One of my favorite Homer moments is in “Diatribe of a Mad Housewife.” Tl;dr Marge writes a steamy romance novel starring herself and Ned, and when Homer finds out, he chases down Ned and, rather than attack him, asks him to teach him how to be a better husband.

There’s some part of his stupid self that wants to do better.

I never got that impression with Peter. Instead, the family has gotten more and more abusive towards Meg. It’s really unsettling for me when I started realizing that’s what happens sometimes in abusive families. Abusers sometimes single out one child to abuse, and quite often the other family members take the abuser’s side. After all, it’s easier to side with an abuser than to run the risk of becoming the target yourself.

There’s never really a point where it seems like Peter cares at all that his shitty behavior impacts his family. It actually seems to have gotten worse over the years. He expects everyone to clean up his messes because that’s always what happens; there’s really no reason for him not to be shitty.

And it’s easy to see how Meg is affected. She doesn’t have much of a character, really, because so much her screen time is devoted to being abused. The bits of character development all seem to hinge on her being this sad, neglected person who’s trying her best but never really gets any help from anyone. Quite the opposite; there have been a lot of episodes where her family sabotages any attempts to be herself.

It can be easy to forget how awful this behavior is when the only context is the show itself (frankly, everyone on Family Guy is kind of terrible). Seeing it played against the Simpsons, who are a flawed and dysfunctional but ultimately loving family, was painful to watch.