Spring 2004. A classroom of Von Dutch-wearing youth half-listen to their teacher, Ms. Hine's lecture. She is standing in front of a Power-Point display about Chinese History.
Ms. Hines: As we discussed last class, Mao Zedong built a dictatorship in China after the Cultural revolution, with Lin Biao playing the role of military General. Biao, however, desired to be more than General, and in 197--
Ms. Hines notices Evan desperately raising his hand, shifting it slightly in correlation with her movements about the classroom. She sighs deeply.
Ms. Hines: Yes, Mr. Krumholz...
Evan is excited to deliver his statement.
Evan: Lin Biao? I don't know too much about that guy, but what about the most famous Chinese General of them all?
Ms. Hines (anonoyed): And who is that, Evan?
Evan: His ruthless dedication to deliciousness is known throughout the globe!
Evan: GENERAL TSO, OF COURSE!!
Evan's smile widens and his eyes dart around the room, searching for a response to his "joke"
Ms. Hines glances at the pocket of Asian students in the class, who are clearly mortified.
Ms. Hines (deep breath):.........Get out.
Ms. Hines points to the door.
Evan: But, General Tso-
Ms. Hines: Get out.
Evan: Me so sahrry?
Ms. Hines: Now.
Ms. Hines: Goddamnit......So where was I?.....Oh yes.. in 1971 Lin Biao was--