I know I need to write about Good Old Reliable Nathan, Part II, but I had to link to this article about using the game Second Life in schools to give kids lessons in government negotiations. There are potentially things to say about bringing role-playing games in school, but as usual, what I loved was what the kids actually said.
If they forgot a vendor’s name or a meeting location, the mayor’s assistant gave them a hard time. The mayor herself had an attitude, telling avatars in jeans and sneakers not to come back until they were properly attired.
“[The mayor] just yelled at me,” said Nina-C’mone Helms, 18, staring at her computer in disbelief last month. “She got smart with me because I chose the wrong person. My feelings are hurt, but it deals with real life because people really do talk to people like that.”
Talk about real life–I love that this girl talked about the mayor getting smart with her. That is just so classic. It actually reminds me of that show on the CW, where that one kid talked about someone getting smart with him. Do you know which kid I’m talking about?
Good old reliable Nathan–Nathan, Nathan, Nathan Detroit!
Boo-ya! Didn’t see it coming, did you?