//Michael had written on the board "'The curtains are blue.' What your teacher thinks: 'The curtains represent his immense depression and lack of will to carry on.' What the author meant: 'The curtains were BLUE!!!!'" Gibboney: Moving on...what's the theme of Catcher in the Rye? Kjell: The curtains were blue.
//Explaining why books in English class are depressing Gibboney: Most great writers are hermetic alcoholics.
Gibboney (to Hannah T.): "Are you Hindi?"
//During Pd. 1 English Gibboney Gibboney: Hey guys, so my new year's resolution this year is to get off of coffee, so if I'm a little crazier than usual today, it's because of the coffee. Carson: Oh no, don't try getting off of coffee. Gibboney: Why? Carson: The last time my mom tried getting off of coffee, she punched our kitchen door and it broke.
// After watching the strip scene from "Little Ms. Sunshine" in English (it had a purpose, probably) Gibboney: You know, that reminds me of my weekend... Class: WHAT?? Gibboney: Wait, no, now I need to explain that. Student: No, it's okay, you don't have to explain anything. Gibboney: No, I really do.
Ms. Gibboney: So, juxtaposition. It's sort of like how they do in those horror movies where there's something really sweet and innocent before the killer comes in and kills everybody. Something really sweet. Like two kids losing their virginity!