#751 · May 27
[An excerpt from John's virtual school today]
Teacher: Class, if you guys could go back in time, where would you go? You don't have to know the exact time or place, just something you're interested in. Where would you time travel to if you could go anywhere at all? John, let's start with you. Where would you go?
Johnny: 1996. Toonie factory.
#677 · Oct 24, 2019
[after his first guitar lesson]
Johnny: I was nervous at first because I didn't expect it would be that fun. But as soon as I saw my music teacher I smiled up.
Miklos: Smiled up? What does that mean?
Johnny: It means that the good feeling punches down the nervous feeling and it lives happily ever after.
#307 · Oct 22, 2009
Miklos: it's just like Holden Caulfield.
Nikki: ... wait, Holden Caulfield? from Catcher in the Rye? How??
Miklos: you know, how they tried to keep kids from growing up to be adults because adulthood was bad and evil and so they grew up thinking life was a fairy tale
Nikki: that was Peter Pan
Miklos: wow, well then my English teacher was way off the mark
Nikki: I'd say so... unless she was really reaching for a metaphor there, but Holden Caulfield??
[moments later]
Nikki: I still don't get how your ex is like Peter Pan