Abel: my first class is Media as Lit.
Me: Does that mean you watch movies?
Abel: Yes. We’re watching the Batman/Dark Knight movies and a Star Trek. And some others that I forget.
Me: (hopefully) Maybe like a Shakespeare play?
Abel: I don’t think so.
Me: And how is this school? (mutters) It’s the end of the world. Or at least it should be.
Abel: (indignantly) No! It’s a good class. We watch movies and analyze them and compare them to classic books–
Me: –which you haven’t read, because instead you’re watching Batman movies…
Abel: no, he’s going to give us Spark Notes about the classics.
Me: Kill me now?