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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Dept. of Accidental Sex Ed.

posted by on September 13 at 10:54 AM

Note to educators: Stick with a traditional DVD player when you’re showing a movie in class.

Some fifth-graders at Glenn Dale Elementary School in Prince George’s County thought they were going to watch “Star Wars” on DVD, but instead, they got a glimpse of a pornographic movie.

County schools spokesman John White says a music teacher put the “Star Wars” DVD in a laptop Monday morning, but the projector showed a clip from an adult film. The teacher immediately ejected the DVD, but the image of two naked adults remained frozen on the screen for about 10 seconds until the projector was switched off.

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OH NO!!! The Children!!!!

So what? It's pretty funny if you ask me. ^_^

Posted by Benjamin | September 13, 2007 11:11 AM

I hope no one experiences post dramatic stress

Posted by Tost | September 13, 2007 11:12 AM

What a shame, now all those children won't learn... all that educational stuff, that's... uh, in Star Wars.

Posted by JC | September 13, 2007 11:12 AM

I grew up in P.G. County public schools. there are much, much more traumatizing things going on there.

Posted by anners | September 13, 2007 11:12 AM

When do HUMP tickets go on sale?

Posted by Speaking of | September 13, 2007 11:13 AM

I don't know, you can't even PRETEND star wars is learning material.

Posted by OR Matt | September 13, 2007 11:14 AM

@6 What does it matter? Teachers always get behind in grading papers, and they need something to distract the students so they don't start smoking crack and shivving each other.

Posted by Gitai | September 13, 2007 11:17 AM

At least it was a DVD and not an actual student demonstration.

Posted by Carollani | September 13, 2007 11:21 AM

Star Wars or porn, eh? Well, I guess if you're obsessed with one, you might as well resign yourself to the other . . .

Posted by Ziggity | September 13, 2007 11:21 AM

Hehe. I used to proctor a university computer lab in the mid-90's, full of Windows 95 machines with Internet access but no login. (Hard to imagine today, isn't it?) Not surprisingly, absolute shitloads of porn surfing went on, especially on the machines in the back row.

Unfortunately, there was also a computer skills class for local junior high kids that came in and used the machines on the weekends. The guy teaching the class worked one machine hooked up to a projector. One day, while clicking around on the class, he accidentally opened up Explorer, and some previous used had set it the home page to some porn site that promptly sent his machine into Porn Popup Window Hell and left the kids howling in shock and/or laughter as they were bombarded with a smorgasbord of gynecology.

These days, the teacher would probably have been fired or sued or something.

Posted by tsm | September 13, 2007 11:23 AM

* "had set the home page" and "while clicking around on the machine during class". Damn, I need to proofread.

Posted by tsm | September 13, 2007 11:24 AM


HA! Love it.

Posted by Jaime-Leigh | September 13, 2007 11:32 AM

O Carollani, what a great news link from rural Louisiana. Fave quote - imagine a bayou accent: "There was even one student who grabbed a teacher in the butt and nothing was done."

Posted by tomasyalba | September 13, 2007 12:13 PM

Luke Thighwalker

Posted by lukee | September 13, 2007 12:26 PM

OR Matt,

It's actually pretty common to use Star Wars in English classes. I took an AP world lit class in high school where we read gilgamesh and a few other ancient myths, then read the the hero with a thousand faces and watched the power of myth along with star wars.

Posted by Andrew | September 13, 2007 12:34 PM

It's nothing they haven't seen before.

Posted by laterite | September 13, 2007 12:42 PM

Token: And when the woman has four penises in her at the same time, then stands over the men and pees on them, is that part of being in love, too? Five midgets, spanking a man covered in thousand island dressing... is that making love?
Mr. Black: Jesus, what kind of porno was that?
Mr. Brofloski: It was Backdoor Sluts 9.

Posted by DJSauvage | September 13, 2007 12:52 PM

@13: IN the butt!

Posted by jzilla | September 13, 2007 1:41 PM

Wow, that's pretty odd.

Usually, you have to scroll over the second "S" in "Star Wars" on the Special Features Menu, right click your mouse, then press the Up, Up, Down, Up arrow keys to see the porn "easter egg" on that DVD...

Posted by COMTE | September 13, 2007 2:46 PM

Yet another example of life imitating Porky's IV: The Porkening.

Posted by Boomer in NYC | September 13, 2007 3:08 PM

Andrew @ 15:

Fifth graders? not so much learning about the hero myth going on there. If it were high schoolers I *might* buy that excuse but not for 5th graders.

Posted by Dee in SF | September 13, 2007 4:14 PM

it used to be that vhs dub houses made their money on porn while giving lip service to mainstream duplication. what with humans routing the signals on keypads, occasionally accidents happened where signals were crossed and porn ended up on other videos which were only spot checked. Maybe this happens with dvds. or someone wanted to wank off to a life size screen and left the dvd in while cleaning up.

Posted by former vidiot | September 13, 2007 7:33 PM

I read this as "The teacher immediately ejaculated "

Posted by educational films | September 13, 2007 10:27 PM

Oops. Damned technology.

Posted by oopsies | September 14, 2007 5:49 AM


Posted by JessB | September 14, 2007 7:09 AM

It wasn't necessarily that they were seeing the movie for academic purposes. It might have been something they show during lunchtime or whatever.

In my junior high (Jane Addams Junior High School in Lake City, RIP) they occasionally showed us movies in the auditorium during lunch. They'd show a small part of the movie each day so it would last for the whole week.

I remember one was "Count Zorba the Vampire" (or was it Zorga?), which to my 1970s kid eyes seemed kind of bloody and presumably would not have been approved of by my mom. Which made it great.

Posted by litlnemo | September 14, 2007 6:04 PM

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