College campuses are full of smug offs. Remember kids, nobody wins in a smug off. Even the “winner” just ends up looking smug.
Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Klownu’
Most professors genuinely want to be good teachers. Many, however, have no idea what abstract phrases like “engage the student” mean. This is basically how most of those meetings end up.
I suppose it makes sense why people would believe the statement that we only use 10% of our brains. It sounds fantastic, doesn’t it? If I’m only using 10% now and am able to mostly manage my life, imagine what I could do with another 90%? Actually, I know what I would do. I would devote it to trying to figure out the time travel episodes of Star Trek.
In case you’re wondering, USCIS stands for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. I’m sure you didn’t know this, just as I didn’t. I still thought the department was called INS. If someone burst in and shouted this at me I would be clueless what I was being busted for.
The pursuit of illegal fireworks has always amused me. Nearly every state has fireworks stores right on the border with another state. The idea being that one state allows sales of fireworks that the other doesn’t. But how can this be? Shouldn’t there be one state that doesn’t care if your kid blows his arm off, but all the others are fairly prudish about explosives? It’s like every state has some unique explosive that only they’re allowed to sell. I would hate to be the state that got snakes.
Women tend to be big fans of animals, until they start eating one another. I don’t blame them for this, as the animals I eat I don’t want to consider all the animals they ate and the animals their food ate, etc. It’s like an HIV ad for vegans.
If you’re desperate enough in academia, there’s always a way to get something published. Sure, there’s outright cheating through a vanity press. However, many overlook the tried and true method of writing something that sounds academic, but is so vague that no one understands exactly what it means. Everyone is too embarrassed to admit they don’t know, so it goes on to get a writeup in The New York Times. Or something like that.
I like it when people take ideas to their logical conclusions. Someone is going to have a themed Academy Awards party? Where does that end? I’m not really sure many people have parties to watch the Oscars, but I’m sure someone has at some point.
Like many young people, I was always kind of annoyed with the Road Runner and secretly hoped that the Coyote might catch him someday. The other two were more demented desires, but after all, this is Halloween.
Every educational institution is always complaining about the copy budget. I suspect one day this is what it will come to, if it hasn’t yet somewhere.
Dr. Klownus is looking awful dainty.