Saturday, November 22, 2008

That's Not The Assignment.

I'm going to hit you with the latest round of great professor comments now, before I start losing all my hair and freaking out over finals...hooray for learning! I think!

"You guys remember the uh...'rock star' Prince? There are just no words for people like that. Well, I guess he thought there were no words for him, because he wanted to stop using words for himself, he wanted to start using a symbol? Remember that? *pause* There should be capital punishment for people like that."

"Think of verbs as a strawberry banana milkshake."

"I know that in this country you make brownies with marijuana."

"I know what you're thinking...my paper, the exit interview...is he insane? That's not the right question. I MIGHT be insane, but that's not the point."

"If you know your stuff, it'll be a breeze. If you don't, it'll be a nightmare. From which you'll never recover."

"I don't have a charm button."

"I mean, Schwarzenegger, when he was at his buffitudinest, didn't look like that."

"Nothing good comes of snow, and post-exam angst...and sledding. *pause* Have you guys read Ethan Frome? Are you getting my references here?"

"Descartes says 'yes', Newton says, 'no way, dude.'"

[Prof's phone rings while I am reading a passage aloud] "Oh my god, that's so embarassing. *pause* My sister's probably having her baby. Continue."

I am going to be so weirdly sad when this semester is over.

2 comments:

  1. How did "strawberry banana milkshake" come up in the first place?

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  2. Josie the Massachusetts PussycatNovember 24, 2008 at 9:09 PM

    It's actually not totally insane. He meant that verbs have different "ingredients" - mode, tense and voice - and that you need to put them all together and blend them to conjugate them.

    That all being said, how he arrived at strawberry banana milkshakes to carry this metaphor, I do not know.

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