I subbed today for a middle school history/geography teacher.
The history classes were watching Uncle Tom's Cabin. It was during one of these classes that I overheard the following conversation.
Student 1: Who is that actor? I think I've seen him in other stuff.
Student 2: That's Samuel L. Jackson.
Student 1: Who?
Student 3: You're an idiot, no it isn't. Samuel L. Jackson is white.
Mr. C.: *Fights against the urge to slam his own head through the desk*
The geography classes were all making detailed maps of the camp from which they had recently returned. They told me that they had spent several nights there. I had three blocks of geography, and during the first two nearly all the kids had a lot to do, and spent the hour doing it. The last block, however, had many finished students. One of those students was driving me crazy; bouncing all over the room, disrupting others who were working, etc. Eventually I allowed him to get a book from his locker on the condition that he'd sit still and read it. He brought back a Pokemon guide book, which kept him busy for all of five minutes. At this point I had an idea. After asking him to look up two or three specific Pokemon stats, I got bored with the game and just told him, "make me a list of all the Pokemon that don't appear in SoulSilver." Knowing this would be a rather long list, I figured it would take him a while. It took him a full 30 minutes, but shortly before the end of class he handed me the list. I was rather impressed.