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These stories are sideways

DaricDaric Registered User regular
edited December 2007 in Social Entropy++
This thread is a tribute to one of the greatest series ever published.

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There are 30 stories altogether in Wayside School, the school was supposed to be built one story and 30 classrooms long but there was mustard on the plans. (The builder said he was very sorry):

30th story – This is the highest classroom of the school. Most of the stories involve students in this classroom and take place here. The teacher for most of the series is Mrs. Jewls.
29th story – Miss Worm teaches here.
23rd story – Nancy's friend Mac learns here, and they eventually switch names.
19th story – The 19th story does not exist. The reason is that the building was inadvertently built with story 20 directly on top of story 18. The teacher of this class is the fictional Miss Zarves. In Sideways Stories from Wayside School, the 19th chapter is omitted and in its place is a message stating that the 19th "story" does not exist. In Wayside School Is Falling Down, Allison accidentally ends up in it, adding interest to the story because of the previous message saying that it does not exist.
17th story – This floor has notoriously low ceilings.
15th story – lunchroom
12th story – teacher's lounge
7th story – library
4th story – counselor's office
2nd story – ballroom
1st story – principal's office and bathroom

Now you had several students on the 30th floor of Wayside School. But there were only really a few that mattered.

Todd - Was sent home on the kindergarten bus everyday because he got into trouble unfairly.

Mrs. Jewls – After Mrs. Gorf was eaten, Mrs. Jewls became the teacher. She is much nicer. She has a coffee can of Tootsie Roll Pops as a reward for her students. However, in a chapter in "Wayside School is Falling Down", Mrs. Jewls temporarily became mean. She threatened to pour brine on Leslie if she didn't correctly answer all three questions that she asked, and she almost poured it on her, until Paul pushed the vat of brine back and drenched Mrs. Jewls, curing her. She has a cat named MonkeyFace, is married, and has a baby daughter named Mavis (though suggestions from the class could have resulted in Jet Rocket or Bucket Head Jewls if it was a boy, and Rainbow Sunshine or Cootie Face if it was a girl).

and of course

Sammy – This student wore an unusually high number of raincoats on a particularly stormy day and smelled horrible. Mrs. Jewls eventually discovered that he was a dead rat in disguise who had snuck into her classroom, and promptly disposed of him. He's also the only thing Kathy likes. She thinks he's funny. It is said dead rats are always trying to sneak into Mrs. Jewls class. Because of his terrible smell and nasty attitude, no one other than Kathy liked him.

I think it's safe to say that reading these books as a child is probably why SE++ entertains me as much as it does.

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  • ProjeckProjeck Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    yes.

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  • ZeroFillZeroFill Feeling much better. A nice, green leaf.Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Projeck just had a book report due on this particular book

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  • thorgotthorgot there is special providence in the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    this is quality literature.

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    edited December 2007
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  • thorgotthorgot there is special providence in the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    my favorite story was the one with the sub with three nostrils.

    pretty freaky stuff right there.

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  • DaricDaric Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    thorgot wrote: »
    my favorite story was the one with the sub with three nostrils.

    pretty freaky stuff right there.

    No, man, she had a third ear on the top of her head and she could mind control people with it.

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  • ZeroFillZeroFill Feeling much better. A nice, green leaf.Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I remember reading these in the 1st grade they were fun

    i think there's a cartoon for it now, too

    it's on fox isn't it

    they are corrupting our youth as we speak

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  • ProjeckProjeck Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I remember reading these in the 1st grade they were fun

    i think there's a cartoon for it now, too

    same here hi5

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  • thorgotthorgot there is special providence in the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Daric wrote: »
    thorgot wrote: »
    my favorite story was the one with the sub with three nostrils.

    pretty freaky stuff right there.

    No, man, she had a third ear on the top of her head and she could mind control people with it.

    there was definitely a sequel to that story.

    i think the two of them were related, and the nostril guy wanted revenge.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited December 2007
    I used to read these all the time in gradeschool. My favorite part was the elevators that only ever worked once, because one only went up and the other only went down.

    Also the kid in the raincoat who turns out to be a dead rat.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    It blew my mind when I realized the same guy who wrote Sideways Stories also wrote Holes

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  • thorgotthorgot there is special providence in the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    i never did see the film for that, which was supposed to be pretty good.

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  • DaricDaric Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Duhhhh

    Edit: actually that works well for both responses

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  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Rest, You Are The Lightning. Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    damn these books were awesome

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  • ProjeckProjeck Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I need to read them again

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  • PkErthbndPkErthbnd Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    There's a way more important and pressing question here.

    How many of you pricks were Accelerated Readers?

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Hiya

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  • ZeroFillZeroFill Feeling much better. A nice, green leaf.Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    guess that's quite a few of us

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  • PkErthbndPkErthbnd Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Well hello there. :3

    What was the highest number of ACR points you had at a time? Mine was like 125 or so. Every single kid in 4th and 5th grade checked out "War and Peace" because it was like 45 points and it was hella cool. I don't think anyone ever made it, though.

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  • Dex DynamoDex Dynamo Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    alright, you know what

    you can't make threads on things you loved as a child AFTER YOU GET YOUR SECRET SANTA PRESENT

    You make this shit in october, Daric

    You make this as a hint

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  • QuethalQuethal The Infrequent OaklandRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I remember really liking these. I'm curious what I would think of them now if I reread them.

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  • Dex DynamoDex Dynamo Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    also, I fucking loved Sideways Stories. That shit was intense.

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  • MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Some hotels don't have a 13th floor, because of superstition, but people on the 14th floor, you know what floor you're really on.

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  • Dex DynamoDex Dynamo Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    1+4+0+8 equals 13, though, so 1408 is fucked up


    THAT MOVIE WAS FUCKED UP

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    If you jump off of the 13th floor thinking you are on the 14th floor, you are going to die sooner!

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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Man these were such great books.

    Yeah, the sub with a 3rd nostril was the guy who sucked up people's voices into his nose. I don't remember his name, but it was an animal backwards like the other non-Mrs. Jewls teachers. The teacher with the mind-reading third ear was Ms. Nogard.

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  • Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    What room are you in?
    "1401"
    No your not!

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  • ZeroFillZeroFill Feeling much better. A nice, green leaf.Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    the no 13th floor thing is a like a small innocuous superstition taken to insanity level

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  • Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    hospitals don't have 13th floors either apparently, thats not good.
    as Brian Regen put it, we don't want people who are superstitious working on our internal organs, even though he may have said it differently.

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    if somebody let me design a building i would put several 13th floors on it

    even if it's like a six story building

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  • Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    If somebody let me design elevators, I'd make one for Faricazy's building that went up to nonexistent floors, think willy wonka, but without the flying.

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  • ZeroFillZeroFill Feeling much better. A nice, green leaf.Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Meissnerd wrote: »
    Some hotels don't have a 13th floor, because of superstition, but people on the 14th floor, you know what floor you're really on.
    EVERY SINGLE CASINO HERE IS LIKE THIS

    IT FRUSTRATES THE FUCK OUT OF ME

    do you spend a lot of time in casinos, to really be that frustrated

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  • Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Time in the elevators that is.

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  • Filler Inc.Filler Inc. Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Goddamn I loved these books.

    Someone suck my dick.

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  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    PkErthbnd wrote: »
    There's a way more important and pressing question here.

    How many of you pricks were Accelerated Readers?

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  • FramlingFramling FaceHead Geebs has bad ideas.Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    PkErthbnd wrote: »
    There's a way more important and pressing question here.

    How many of you pricks were Accelerated Readers?

    I never did that because I never bothered to find out if the books I wanted to read were in the program or whatever.

    Also, i don't know if I'm talking about the same thing as everyone else.

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