Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for February 04, 2002
"Mrs. Godfrey, why are you always making us memorize all these historical dates? Why do we have to be so exact about it?" "I know what the Louisiana Purchase was! I know how important it was! So why do I need to memorize the exact year it happened? Why?...Why?" "In case you end up being tested on it." "Did you ever stop to think about the similarities between school and the insurance industry?"