This is how I often feel with students. I know they’re not entirely listening at any given moment, but what surprises me is that they’re not listening to people other than me. So something like Occupy Wall Street doesn’t even register when I say it because they’ve heard it somewhere else before. At least I don’t personally feel as bad.
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I find a lot of tech amazing. Things like e-book readers (Kindle, Nook) and smartphones (iPhone, Android) are amazing pieces of technology. The fact that they more closely resemble STar Trek than any tech I grew up with is pretty cool. Still, to hear some people extoll the virtues of these products you’d think they’d make you a nice smoothie while directly inputting the book into your brain. That tech is at least five years off.
I generally finish most of the food on my plate at restaurants. That hasn’t stopped some waitstaff from yelling at me for leaving some food behind. THey always assume you hate the food. Of course, equally plausible is that you simply weren’t as hungry as the portion. Well, plausible to everyone but them.
Defining literary terms is always easier using pop culture examples. THe problem is that sometimes students have trouble focussing on the actual example, and get caught up in the fact that it’s a reference to Harry Potter. On second thought, perhaps it isn’t easier, but I perceive it as so because I’d love any shortcut.
You know another good show they cancelled? Drive. Sure, it wasn’t great after the six or so episodes that actually aired, but it showed the promise of being pretty good. Maybe there should be a sort of majors and minors of network programming? If you do well on NBC you get to stay, but if you struggle they demote you to the USA Network where you get at least another season to try to find an audience.
There’s certainly a disturbing loop one can find themselves in when being nostalgic about the cycle of life (or circle, for you Lion King fans…which should be everyone). This is why food is probably best consumer and discussed in two separate settings. Don’t worry about it once you start eating. It’s pretty much a locomotive that can’t be stopped at that point.
Rapture predictions do bring up a lot of questions. Such simples ones as–why? Why predict something that everyone will know you are wrong about almost immediately? What’s the point? Either you truly believe it, or else what’s the end game? Hoping a lot of people will repent last minute “just in case”? Does “just in case” even count in God’s eyes? It seems a silly endeavor predicting the end of the world.
Now, predicting the next flavor of Ben and Jerry’s on the other hand….
Vague Facebook status updates just about ruin it for me. Even worse, some people I really like are the worst offenders. Look, if it’s too personal to post about in any detail, then it’s probably too personal to post about even vaguely. Not everything has to be shared. Except crabs. You should probably let others know you’re afflicted. For safety reasons.
Final exams are a pain for both students and professors. For students, they are a week of stress with each compounding the other. For professors, they’re a mad dash to grade before grades are due. I suspect this system might function better.
There’s always something funny to me when people completely miss the point of a complaint. I think most of the time them “missing” the complaint is simply a cover story, but regardless, I find humor in the situation. No, we’re not saying that the concerns of women should be mocked. Wee’re making fun of Mr. Mittens and those not quite hearing the real complaint. These types of strips always manage to get us in trouble with someone.