Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Who said What?

Who said what.....
It was the first day of a school in USA and a new Indian student named Chandrasekhar Subramanian entered the fourth grade.
The teacher said, "Let's begin by reviewing some American History. Who said 'Give me Liberty, or give me Death'?"
She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Chandrasekhar, who had his hand up: "Patrick Henry, 1775."
The teacher said. "Very good! Who said 'Government of the People, by the People, for the People, shall not perish from the Earth?'"
Again, no response except from Chandrasekhar: "Abraham Lincoln, 1863" said Chandrasekhar.
The teacher snapped at the class, "Class, you should be ashamed. Chandrasekhar, who is new to our country, knows more about its history than you do."
She heard a loud whisper: "F*ck the Indians.""Who said that?" she demanded.
Chandrasekhar put his hand up: "General Custer, 1862."
that point, a student in the back said, "I'm gonna puke." The teacher glared around and asked "All right! Now, who said that?"
Again, Chandrasekhar answers,"'George H.W. Bush to the Japanese Prime Minister, 1991.
"Now furious, another student yells,"'Oh yeah? Suck this!" #Chandrasekhar jumps out of his chair waving his hand and shouts to the teacher, "Bill Clinton, to Monica Lewinsky, 1997!"
Now with almost mob hysteria someone said "You little shit. If you say anything else, I'll kill you."
Chandrasekhar frantically yells at the top of his voice, "Michael Jackson to the child witnesses testifying against him, 2004."
The teacher fainted. And as the class gathered around the teacher on the floor, someone said, "Oh shit, we're screwed!"
And Chandrasekhar said quietly, "I think it was the American people, November 4, 2008."
H/T Shelly @ Theo Spark

1 comment:

Falafulu Fisi said...

Teacher said...
Class, you should be ashamed. Chandrasekhar, who is new to our country, knows more about its history than you do.

The class shouldn't have been ashamed because that Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (Indian born American astrophysicist) went on to win a Nobel Prize for his ground-breaking theoretical work in the area of cosmology. The physics community had already honored Chandrasekhar's name by labeling some measurable quantities/units after him in the physics nomenclature.