Albert Camus’ great-nephew Thane Camus is living out a fantasy that might make Tarantino punch out a wall in jealousy: playing “Sensei” to a group of cute, giggling Japanese schoolgirls who, funnily enough, ask each other early on in the clip, “What are you laughing about? Hee Hee!”
Ah, this brings me back to the good old days, when I would sit around in homeroom chatting and tee-heeing with my barely legal, scantily clad Asian girlfriends, waiting for our equally young/underdressed teacher to come in and write on the board, excitedly choosing areas of study (“I want to play kickball!”) until the big, strong American came in to help us with our Engrish.
Sure, I admire Thane’s gift for the language, but this schtick is weird. Is this the Camus legacy? ‘Cause it gives me the creepy tingles.
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