Why Didn’t I Think of This Sooner?

The other day I was singing LL Cool J’s “I’m Bad” when it hit me.

I should have done a lesson on that song while I was teaching hubris in the Odyssey.  It would have dovetailed so nicely with Homer’s depiction of Odysseus and the gods who condescended to interact with mere mortals.  I believe LL demonstrates more hubris in 4:50 than the pantheon of characters does in the entire epic, but then again, LL is the pinnacle.  I mean, he reigns supreme.  And he’s notorious; he’ll crush you like a jelly bean.  He’s bad.


  1. Lol. Not sure that he’s still relevant but at least it’s school appropriate! And you know, mixing up the classroom structure is never a bad thing. Keep those kids from falling asleep!

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