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 paper, the exit 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.


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

  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.