Posted onNovember 9, 2015|Comments Off on Podcast Season 1 – Episode 11 – Part 4
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Frank & JJ discuss candy, recap Halloween with the kiddos, and share a childhood story of how they almost hanged themselves during a Halloween stunt one year.
During the “Ask Frank Anything” segment, Frank and JJ discuss if there is ever a situation where it’s okay for a white kid to paint his face dark to dress up as an African American role model for Halloween. The question stems from this seemingly innocent (yet offensive) picture of a kid dressing up as Mr T back in the 80s.
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1. Gene Simmons The bassist of Kiss taught sixth grade in Harlem before he became the world’s most famous bass-playing demon. Simmons was fired for replacing the works of Shakespeare with Spiderman comics, which he thought the students were more likely to actually read.
Before he became a star with The Police, Sting taught English, music, and soccer at St. Catherine’s Convent School.
3. J.K. Rowling The Harry Potter author worked as an English teacher in Portugal as she plotted out the early adventures of her young wizards.
4. Mr. T It was hard for Chicago students to be fools when it came to gym class in the mid-1970s. I don’t pity those kids. That would be AWESOME!
5. Sylvester Stallone Did you know you were seeing a matchup of tough-guy teachers when you watched Rocky III? When Sly was attending the American College in Switzerland during the 1960s, he worked as a gym teacher to earn extra spending money.
6. Billy Crystal The comedian worked as a junior high substitute teacher on Long Island while he waited for his career to take off.
7. Stephen King Although he initially had to work in an industrial laundry after his college graduation, the horror master eventually found a teaching job that paid a cool $6,400 a year at the Hampden Academy in Hampden, Maine. King wrote Salem’s Lot while living in a trailer and working this job during the day.
8. Sheryl Crow She was an elementary school music teacher at Kellison Elementary School in the St. Louis suburb of Fenton. (via)