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I go by Mr. K….

9:00pm | Dec 25th, 2009

“I go by Mr. K. I’m teaching English at a prep school in rural Connecticut. In my class, homework is not homework, it’s preparation for the next day. I love teaching books that have been pigeonholed as ‘epics’, and my big thing is discovering for yourself why you like them. I’d have a lot of stuff written in some cryptic way on the whiteboard where you can’t understand it until we start talking about the book. I’d throw desk supplies off bridges… I’ve gone out on several dates with the bio teacher. Her name is Sarah, and she’s just a really great girl. I’m more gregarious than she is; she brings me into the underground indie-world stuff and I bring her sonnets. It’s weird because the kids are talking about this new show called The Office and they’re like, ‘You guys are so much like Pam and Jim’ and I’m like, ‘I don’t have a TV. Sorry, I’m not into pop culture stuff.’” ~John Krasinski on his alternate universe life as an English teacher

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