SOUTH BRONX SCHOOL: Planes, Trains, and Allegorical Deformers

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Planes, Trains, and Allegorical Deformers

Hey, do you ever think that John Candy and Steve Martin are allegorical to the deformers and the deform movement out there?

Let me be the first to explain.

Today as I was celebrating Father's Day with the traditional packing of ten years worth of stuff, my wife was saying something to me. What I still do not know, but in my ADD mind for what ever reason I conjured up the movie "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," in particular the scene in which John Candy is driving the car the wrong way down the Interstate with Steve Martin in the passenger seat. Get it? Deformers going the wrong way. We can say that John Candy represents Satan, er, I meant, Chris Christie, and Steve Martin represents GideonStein, or any two deformers that you wish.

You know if you think about it, Chris Christie is really nothing more than a shower ring salesman that dresses better than Dell Griffith.

In the car on the other side of interstate, heading in the same, albeit correct direction, are a couple (perhaps myself and TFT)warning our clueless duo that they, "are going the wrong way!" That if they don't change direction, "will kill someone!"

Of course Jon Candy believing he has done nothing amiss looks at the couple and not only questions their sanity and their sobriety, looks at Steve Martin and says, "how do they know which way we're going?" Well, if you take that allegorically, we as educators do know which way they are going and we do not like the direction and see that someone, or something is about to be killed.

TFT and myself, in fact all able minded educators know which way they are headed and the consequences that are looming. There is only one outcome for the deformers, the same that befitted John Candy and Steve Martin.

That the deformers will meet with the same fate. They will drive their misguided education car in between to tractor trailers whilst wetting themselves in the process. Chris Christie will be seen as Satan, and Gideon Stein as some scary looking skeleton.

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