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The Bomb Shelter Game
oh my god.....you are a crack up. Bless your heart, boobs trump grand ideals in any teenage boys view. Oma Linda
By: omalinda on August 13, 2014
Oh, dear me. That Jill Stanton was a smart chick. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on August 13, 2014
There is no speech to defeat her logic! That game would not be allowed today...kind of like intellectual dodgeball.
By: Cranky Old Man on August 13, 2014
haha. she's a clever one.
By: TexWisGirl on August 13, 2014
Well, Stephen, nice knowin' ya', but sorry to say, I would have been voting with the majority on this one!
By: tomsightings on August 13, 2014
There would have been no way to beat her!!
By: fishducky on August 13, 2014
That is a riot. You didn't have a chance Rembrandt. With her smarts and savvy, I'm sure she is a CEO somewhere. That deserved a rerun.
By: Akansas Patti on August 13, 2014
Yes, i remember this story -- and it's still funny!
By: mimi on August 13, 2014
I saw a movie trailer recently where a teacher conducts a similar experiment on some high school kids. Then things get real or something. I forget the title but I know it's one of those little indie movies, not anything people would have heard of.
By: PT Dilloway on August 13, 2014
damn, the girl knew how to play the game given that the class had a majority of boys. i wonder though, did a single girl vote for her? she'd better watch her back in the post-apocalyptic world.
By: lime on August 13, 2014
Who said life was fair?
By: red on August 13, 2014
My students reported that after reading a novel, another teacher gave them a group project in which they had to pick three people from our school to help them survive on a deserted island. I was flattered that a few picked me, the science teacher, because they thought I could tell them the edible and poisonous foods, and how to get fresh water. HOWEVER...one group picked a 6' 7" social studies teacher known for his penchant for telling somewhat outrageous stories from his youth. "He will keep us entertained so we're not depressed, and when we get tired of his stories, we can eat him!"
By: Val on August 13, 2014
I wonder what Jill Stanton does today? (I'm sort of hoping she has four bratty kids and gained 30 pounds)
By: Pixel Peeper on August 13, 2014
Wonderful story. Tears running down my face. And NOT for you.
By: Catalyst/Taylor on August 13, 2014
hahah Boobs win over just about anything else- you had no chance.
By: Kathe W. on August 13, 2014
Sorry, she would have got my vote.
By: Jerry E. Beuterbaugh on August 14, 2014
Ah, another example of a woman using her God-given charms for personal gain. Great story. And I loved your speech - a hint of Martin Luther there (although I'd still have voted for Jill!)
By: Bryan Jones on August 14, 2014
A great tale and thought provoking too. I am sure you can guess which way I would have voted.....................
By: John on August 14, 2014
You made very good points. But, I'd trade all my paint brushes for one peak at what Jill could bring to the table.
By: Al Penwasser on August 14, 2014
God bless Jill Stanton! But she would have done NOTHING for me personally. I would have picked the artist.
By: Mitchell is Moving on August 14, 2014
Have to give her credit. No identity, no profession, just 7 words. But, she could not have chosen 7 better words, given the make-up of the class. Kudos to her for knowing that. Shame that you got left out in the cold. Your speech was brilliant!!! Enjoyed, Slu
By: Slu on August 15, 2014
I was wondering why Strippers weren't part of the list. That said, I suppose Jill was the closest to that occupation. I wonder if Mr. Farrington noticed her sweater.
By: Daniel LaFrance on August 15, 2014
Hilarious, Stephen. I'm glad you reposted. You made great points but obviously, Jill's were better. ;) Did you ever find out what her occupation was supposed to be?
By: Hilary on August 17, 2014
The seven words that destroy! I enjoyed this post!
By: Michael Manning on August 26, 2014
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