Feeling of failing

November 21st, 2010 · 116 comments

Our submitter, a college student in Wisconsin, passes along this “debackle” of an e-mail a girl in her art history class recently sent to all the other students in the class — and, in a particularly gutsy/idiotic move — to the professor, too.

Adds our submitter: “The funny thing is that the class is actually very enjoyable, the instructor has never changed a test date/format, and the lectures are always well organized and engaging. Judging from all the spelling errors, she might want to drop art history and pick up an English class instead.”

Hi. I'm a classmate forced to suffer with you on this painful road of the history of art. I am reaching out to anyone who is struggling to keep up with the changing tests, the lack of pertanant [sic] information, and the hair pulling debackle [sic] of lecture.  I'm looking for people who are up for study groups and that are willing to share the load when figuring out where the hell we're going.  Feel free to contact me if your [sic] interested in hooking up and NEVER TAKING THIS CLASS AGAIN!  I'm willing to work and desprate [sic] not to do this again.  All my info is listed below, texting or e-mail is best.

related: One final critique — put the damned phone away!

FILED UNDER: college life · e-mail · Oops? · spelling and grammar police · Wisconsin · your/you're


116 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Jonathan

    Um, cue the porn music? (frist!)

    Nov 21, 2010 at 8:09 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   JetJackson

      Cue the porn music because you came first?

      Isn’t that celebrating mediocrity?

      Nov 21, 2010 at 8:54 pm   rating: 64  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Canthz_B bang

      Frist in war, frist in peace, frist in the hearts of his countymen…but dead last in spelling bee competition.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 1:45 am   rating: 79  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   G

      (The frist thing is a troll Canthz, a troll…)

      EDIT: Having urbandictionaried this in fact, fristing is more linked to porn that I had originally thought. Apparently it’s an extension on a long-used grotesque sexual manouvre of similar name, that while still including a clenched hand also includes wrist.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 8:04 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   Canthz_B bang

      Gee, G…you’ve been traveling the troll road yourself.
      Too bad you just like tailgating those who pay their fare with halfway viable jokes, never offering any of your own. ;-)

      And really, think about what “Canthz_B” means before you call me “canthz”. Think…just a little should be enough, but devote the whole day/evening to it if you must.

      “Think! Think! It ain’t illegal yet!”

      Nov 22, 2010 at 11:00 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   goober

      Does anyone know how I can block Canthz’s posts?

      Nov 22, 2010 at 2:35 pm   rating: 48  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.6   anglophile bang

      Sure, goober, you do the same thing any adult on the internet would do: you skip over content you suspect you are not going to enjoy. Just like skipping “Cathy” on the comics page.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 3:07 pm   rating: 57  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.7   JetJackson

      In all fairness G, Urbandictionary has a way of turning all words into a sexual manouvre. You could mash the keyboard and the resulting would likely be an Urbandictionary sex move.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 5:33 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.8   Canthz_B bang

      goober, you could always put your eyes out with a white-hot poker…need a hand with that? ;-)

      Nov 22, 2010 at 8:59 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.9   wonderman

      goober, I second this. I really wish there was some sort of way to block people from my view. Then they can happily continue to snark without the rest of us seeing it.

      Nov 23, 2010 at 1:25 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.10   Wordtinker doesnt smith bang

      Allow me to begin this with “gigglebrax fail.”

      @ CB re: 1.4 – unfortunately, yes it can.

      Nov 24, 2010 at 9:07 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   john

    Uhhhh… art history is the easiest class in the universe.

    Nov 21, 2010 at 8:19 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Michelle

      Uhhhh… no, it’s not.

      Don’t get me wrong, this girl is a moron – but Art History is certainly not a blow-off class.

      Nov 21, 2010 at 11:09 pm   rating: 45  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Durp

      The easiest course in the universe would be freshman orientation. But thank you for playing.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 12:06 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Canthz_B bang

      Durp, you’d be correct if anyone actually considered freshman orientation (freshman investigation seminar at my Alma mater) a college-level course.
      But then, in college sports, do they count what you do in practice on game day?

      I thumbed you just the same. ;-)

      Nov 22, 2010 at 1:39 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   Woman on the Verge bang

      I thought the easiest course was Drinking and Sex 101.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 10:23 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   Canthz_B bang

      I did well in the first half of Drinking and Sex 101, but couldn’t seem to ‘score’ consistently in the second half.
      Even so, the work I was able to turn in was real quality stuff. I just wish I’d done a lot more homework is all. :-P

      Nov 22, 2010 at 10:54 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.6   Woman on the Verge bang

      Some of those assignments were a BITCH and I’m not really into girls.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 11:04 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.7   Canthz_B bang

      Yeah, but I bet it “beat” studying alone!!

      Nov 22, 2010 at 11:56 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   LainTexas

    Back when I was in college, professors had these things called “office hours,” when they would be available to answer student questions. Lab instructors/TAs also offered them.

    If she is having so much trouble — and is desperate enough to include the professor as a recipient — why doesn’t she just ask the professor for help?

    Nov 21, 2010 at 8:26 pm   rating: 34  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   WMDKitty

      Amazingly enough, they STILL have office hours, and even *gasp* E-mail!

      Nov 22, 2010 at 3:29 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   aaa bang

      Well, asking the professor for help would be the logical thing to do. Emailing the entire class in a fit of flailing, self-gratifying wangst is for more satisfying and allows the sender to feel more self-righteous.

      (Oh hey, WMDKitty, I didn’t know you were on here. It’s rawr from STFUP.)

      Nov 22, 2010 at 9:51 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   Sed bang

      Oh, we still do. In fact, I’m sitting in my office holding hours right now. While I’m tempted to blame the lack of students here on the coming holiday, fact is that this is pretty typical.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 12:00 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   Canthz_B bang

      All alone, eh? Holding hours, or holding yours? :-P

      Nov 22, 2010 at 12:06 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   Sed bang

      Ha! Seriously, my office hours are like a ghost town every semester until a week before the final when the biannual grade-grub infestation hits.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 12:44 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.6   WMDKitty

      Hey, rawr/aaa! Small internet, yeah?

      Nov 22, 2010 at 5:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.7   aaa bang

      Indeed. It keeps happening to me, too. I keep seeing one person who comments on Fuck Yeah Terrible Art on Regretsy and a bunch of other blogs. It’s weird. Pretty cool, but weird.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 10:39 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   not gen anything

    Seriously, sending it to the instructor? That’s not gutsy–just suicidal.

    Nov 21, 2010 at 8:27 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   JetJackson

      Suicidal? Really?

      Is murder the standard way of dealing with dissent at Wisconsin universities?

      Nov 21, 2010 at 8:51 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   WMDKitty

      More “suicidal” in regards to her grade, I suspect, as this note is just begging the Prof to give her an F.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 3:30 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   FeRD bang

      GPAicidal, one might say! (If one were me, right here sayin’ it!)

      (Why am I feeling like that should have been “If one were I”? It’s awful that way, yet… strangely enticing.)

      Nov 22, 2010 at 10:26 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   Canthz_B bang

      More like she’s offering the professor an F. Good old extra-credit work has saved may a student, especially if she can show something of an A. :-P

      Nov 22, 2010 at 11:15 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   Ndawg

      Isn’t “If one were I” correct, though?

      Nov 23, 2010 at 9:32 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Canthz_B bang

    Remember when we used to have to “get into” college instead of just having our financial aid in place?
    College students could spell back then.

    Nov 21, 2010 at 10:05 pm   rating: 47  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Noelegy

      Funny, I was thinking that dollars to doughnuts she’s not paying much money for her own education, or her attitude might be a bit different.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 10:42 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Rebekah

      Yeah, and an actual motivation and ability to do coursework wouldn’t hurt either. Per the submitter the notes, the class isn’t terribly difficult. It seems college may not be a good fit for this lady.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 11:00 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   Canthz_B bang

      Most of them don’t think they’re paying much for their educations. Otherwise they’d take their studies more seriously.
      Unfortunately, most don’t take college seriously until well after they’ve flunked out and still have those student loans to pay off.

      Real life smacking them in the face is a marvel of poetic justice.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 11:21 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   Xenobio

      At some point tertiary education sort of morphed from being something you do if you’re going into a serious profession, to a rite of passage for every middle-class and up kid. When people are picking out schools based on where’s the best place to party, that’s when you know the education system is in trouble. I’m not saying you shouldn’t have fun in college, you definitely should, but it shouldn’t be the #1 priority!

      Nov 24, 2010 at 5:56 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Resident Grammarian esq bang

    Ack this email is a debackle.

    The text of the email suggests that she isn’t a Humanities major, sending it to the teacher means no critical thinking so she isn’t a Natural Science major, choosing to do Art History in the first place suggests laziness which suggests that she isn’t an engineer.

    This girl will be in your MBA class in 3 years.

    Nov 21, 2010 at 10:37 pm   rating: 94  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Roundredhead

      I have to admit that your basic premise here, that this girl is likely to end up in an MBA class very soon, is brilliant. However, I have to object to the suggestion that to take art history shows laziness. When I took Art History it involved memorizing several hundred works of art, different periods, and dates, and that was just so that one had the base knowledge to make the critical judgements required by the essay questions. Comparatively my Calculus classes were a walk in the park.

      Nov 24, 2010 at 1:48 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   wright1

    Back in my college days, she woulda had me at “Feel free to contact me if your interested in hooking up” ;)

    In fact, that’s probably all I would have actually seen, like the dog in that classic Gary Larson cartoon: only hearing his name as his owner rants about tipping over the garbage… ah, youth.

    Nov 21, 2010 at 10:49 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   zenvelo

      I had the same thought! and wondered if she is, as they used to say, waiting to see some etchings?

      Nov 21, 2010 at 11:14 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   AuntyBron

    She wouldn’t do any better in English class. I’ve got a friend who teaches English at a university. She posts the term schedule – when papers are due, what kind of papers, how to properly construct bibliographies, outlines, etc and still half of her students have no clue on when their papers are due, or any of the rest of it. That girl isn’t going to hear anything that she doesn’t like in any class…or life either, I suppose.

    Nov 21, 2010 at 11:23 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   thrall bang

    The only PA part of this is sending it to her prof. The rest is pure WHINING. She should be prepared to discover that the rest of her little life is going to be disappointing.

    Nov 22, 2010 at 12:43 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Canthz_B bang

      Are you saying that if she pays attention in class she’ll learn a little about perspective?

      Nov 22, 2010 at 1:59 am   rating: 37  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   WMDKitty

      *snrk*

      Yeah, I wouldn’t want to be her when reality hits her in the face.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 3:31 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   FeRD bang

      Or when Surrealism hits her in the melty, blobby, sorta-face-shapey thing!

      Nov 22, 2010 at 10:33 am   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   anglophile bang

      Maybe if she takes a closer look, she’ll get the Point(illism).

      Nov 22, 2010 at 10:53 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.5   Mo® bang

      Her Dada pays the tuition bills.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 11:46 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.6   Canthz_B bang

      She’s such a Dada’s girl… She even keeps her old Dali on her pillow.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 12:03 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.7   ashmeadow

      There is not enough Monet in the world to fix the Impression her teacher has of her now.

      Nov 23, 2010 at 4:53 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.8   Noelegy

      Baroque: when you are out of Monet.

      Okay, that’s not original. But I’ve taken a lot of art history classes, and can probably do better once I’ve had some coffee.

      Nov 23, 2010 at 9:56 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Canthz_B bang

    What kind of cretin doesn’t like Art History 101 class?
    Mine was at 8:00 in the morning, and I’ve never had a more peaceful sleep in my life!
    Low lights, droning professor’s voice…what could be a better place to be after a night spent in the campus pub than a freaking slide-show?

    Talk about art appreciation…

    Nov 22, 2010 at 1:27 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Canthz_B bang

    Changing tests?
    Why, that’s totally unacceptable!
    Students should be given the same test until they are able to post a passing grade!
    Just imagine, you’ve studied long and hard for the questions you saw the last time you saw “the test”, only to find all of the questions are different now and address new material!

    How can that be fair?!

    Nov 22, 2010 at 1:51 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   WMDKitty

      And here I thought that was the whole point of college…

      Nov 22, 2010 at 3:32 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Woman on the Verge bang

      WMDKitty, you are kind of a buzzkill.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 7:22 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   WMDKitty

      And you’re a bitch. What’s your point?

      Nov 23, 2010 at 12:07 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   Canthz_B bang

      You just made her point. Well done.

      Definition of JOKE
      1
      a : something said or done to provoke laughter; especially : a brief oral narrative with a climactic humorous twist b (1) : the humorous or ridiculous element in something (2) : an instance of jesting : kidding c : practical joke d : laughingstock
      2
      : something not to be taken seriously : a trifling matter

      Try not to be one (see 1d and 2). ;-)

      Nov 23, 2010 at 12:59 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.5   Woman on the Verge bang

      Thanks, CB. I couldn’t have said it better myself. Now that we’re clear, go away.

      Nov 23, 2010 at 9:51 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   matt

    Unfortunately, this just proves the old saying true: Better to close your mouth and be thought a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt.

    Nov 22, 2010 at 4:49 am   rating: 29  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Canthz_B bang

      Naw…they should open their mouths sooner rather than later.
      Society benefits the sooner the fools can be identified.
      Otherwise, you get Sarah Palin-types running around loose!
      Demagogues suck!

      Nov 22, 2010 at 4:59 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   matt

      hmm GWBush was a fool and you guys took a fair while to get rid of him…But to be fair, we had John Howard and Tony Blair to contend with too

      Nov 22, 2010 at 7:12 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.3   Canthz_B bang

      Haha, we tried really hard, matt, but he slithered into office by the skin of his teeth (fangs?)…twice!

      I nearly moved to Canada, but I didn’t have enough luggage to haul a load of the letter ‘U’ with me. :lol:

      Nov 22, 2010 at 7:46 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   GhostWriter bang

    If you’re wondering where her beef with “the changing tests” comes from , it’s based on her cheat sheets- and they’re based on last year’s tests, which the Professor has since changed to foil her.

    You may be wondering, “How did she get ahold of last year’s answer keys?” That’s simple- this is (at least) her 2nd attempt at Art History 101; she failed the class last year. She’s probably using her old F-bomb tests as “study guides”.

    Nov 22, 2010 at 9:15 am   rating: 27  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   anglophile bang

      Maybe she’s in a sorority and she’s using previous tests her older sisters donated to the “study files”.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 10:06 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   Canthz_B bang

      It’s HISTORY for Cripe’s sake! Not a whole lot of facts there to change! Hahaha!! :lol:

      Nov 22, 2010 at 11:29 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.3   Xenobio

      And here I was thinking only people from 3rd world countries like mine do that sort of thing.

      Nov 24, 2010 at 5:59 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   divaandwriter bang

    Are this student and others like her the hope of humanity’s future? If so, I think I’ll move to another planet.

    Nov 22, 2010 at 9:52 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   aaa bang

    Translation: I didn’t pay attention in class or take any notes because I’m too busy texting and doing the homework that’s due next class and I want somebody who will let me copy their notes and basically do my homework for me, maybe write me cheat sheets I can use during the tests. Also, what are all these red squiggly lines under all my words when I’m typing them? Is that a problem with Firefox or something?

    Nov 22, 2010 at 10:20 am   rating: 98  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   Woman on the Verge bang

      Nicely done, aaa.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 10:28 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   Rebekah

      LMAO. You nailed it!

      Nov 22, 2010 at 11:02 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.3   Canthz_B bang

      Wel? Waht are thees squiggly red lynes?!

      Nov 22, 2010 at 11:33 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.4   aaa bang

      Whoa, 23 thumbs in 3 hours? Hot damn.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 12:36 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.5   TippingCows

      That’s nothing compared to what my mom could do – and she got PAID for those thumbs!

      Nov 22, 2010 at 11:39 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Michelle

    My husband is a professor and has won teaching awards in the past. A couple of years ago a few foreign students tried to get him fired because they said he talked about US current events too much and that they weren’t applicable to them because they aren’t citizens. They were unsuccessful, of course. The kicker is that a couple of years later, the “leader” of this attempted coup asked him for a recommendation. Needless to say he got a “no” and a hearty “welcome to the real world.”

    Nov 22, 2010 at 10:26 am   rating: 48  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   FeRD bang

      Was he teaching a class in “Contemporary US Government and Politics” or somesuch, for extra bonus awesome? :)

      Nov 22, 2010 at 10:37 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   Canthz_B bang

      Wow, Michelle. So happy to see you married such a big-hearted, understanding and forgiving man. What a fucking catch. You must be very proud.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 11:37 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   Michelle

      Canthz B, if someone tried to get you fired and then crawled back several years later to ask for a recommendation, would you write one? I sure as shit wouldn’t. But I might be a cold-hearted, unforgiving bitch.

      Also, profs aren’t obligated to write students letters of rec unless they feel that the student truly did well enough to earn one. Better that her husband turned the kid down than have accepted and written something vicious. Even lukewarm letters of rec can be damning.

      (And to avoid confusion, this is a different Michelle from the OP.)

      Nov 22, 2010 at 3:38 pm   rating: 37  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.4   Woman on the Verge bang

      I’m with Michelle on this one, CB. I wouldn’t write the letter of rec either.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 7:13 pm   rating: 28  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.5   Canthz_B bang

      So I guess I’m wrong in recognizing that young people mature over time, and that adults can and should recognize such growth.
      It takes a lot of balls to ask a professor you treated like shit for a recommendation letter, shows some humility I think.
      As for obligations, I’m not obligated to let a little old lady with a cane and three items go ahead of me in the grocery store line when I have a cart full of goods, but I do out of courtesy. Sometimes being nice is its own reward.
      The guy can write as vicious a letter as he likes, the kid doesn’t have to use it, so really, that would just be a waste of time and pettiness.
      These days it really doesn’t pay to burn any potential future bridge. That kid could someday be a huge donor to the school, having made billions on the computer program he and his little shit nerdy friends developed in his garage in between trying to get Professor Pontification fired and not getting laid. LOL

      Ok, I concede defeat on this one. No harm, no foul.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 7:52 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.6   TippingCows

      In this case, I would say it shows more stupidity than humility. Humility would be an apology first, something somewhat detailed and heartfelt, and THEN a request for a letter of recommendation.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 11:41 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.7   Canthz_B bang

      No saying whether or not an apology was offered from what we were told. I’d suspect there was one, but would not stake my life on it.
      She just didn’t say one way or the other on that score.

      But again, I concede defeat…burning bridges goes both ways. I agree.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 11:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.8   clumber

      CB, somethings off. Can’t quite put my thumb on it… but I’ve been playing stomach-virus olympics for the past couple days so may be hypoglycemic enough to not have any clues handy. You okay? Did Claw crawl somewhere painful? I think there may still be some lubricating ointment from last time somewhere in the PA umbrella room.

      I dunno… you seem more randomly devil-advocate than I am accustomed to. I have concern. But don’t worry. Once I get some electrolytes, all concern and empathy usually wash right out.

      Nov 23, 2010 at 5:38 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.9   Canthz_B bang

      clumber, don’t be a jackass. I said I could be wrong on this one…twice. You need my first-born too?
      Climbing on the bandwagon is easy, but when something doesn’t make sense, like asking a professor you tried to get fired for a recommendation letter, I always suspect some of the facts are missing.
      It’s still entirely possible that the kid is just that stupid though. ;-)

      Nov 23, 2010 at 6:16 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.10   Clumber

      CB, that’s like telling me not to be short.

      I wasn’t actually piling on, though I am sure I am owed several jackass comments regardless. I was truly concerned and just picked that one to reply to for no particular reason…. well maybe laziness.

      And you are not pulling that one on me (again) you can keep your first-born!

      Nov 24, 2010 at 10:04 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   sara ward

    Maybe the classmates should get together and just eat her before she contaminates the gene pool.

    Nov 22, 2010 at 10:33 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Canthz_B bang

      I’m pretty sure that requires consent these days, but most likely no complaint will be filed if a good job is done.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 11:42 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Noelegy

    In case you’ve ever wondered what the practice of giving awards for participation leads to, look no further.

    Nov 22, 2010 at 10:44 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   GhostWriter bang

    Classic unprepared student tactic.

    “With two weeks to go in the fall semester, it has now become horribly apparent that I will not pass Art History (for the 2nd time). My 73% on our first test probably emboldened me too much- I mistakenly thought all the tests would be just as easy; well, I thought I could easily score a low “C” based on my recollections from last sememster.

    Unfortunately, this is not the case; the professor has chosen to focus much of our work on some French artists who have totally inadequate Wikipedia pages. Where he expects us to gather pertinent information, I have no clue.

    That is why I am reaching out to you, my fellow student. I will be very busy over our Thanksgiving break, and I am hoping that you might “share the load” of our newly-formed study group, by putting together a handy (palm-sized) summary of exactly what will be asked on the Final. In fact, if you could text me the info, I can just print it out myself. Thx! ~o.o*”

    (OK, I noticed that this is a total rip-off of AAA’s comment, but did you see that I mentioned Wikipedia? )

    Nov 22, 2010 at 10:53 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   HarryPotter

    I’m so glad I decided to take History Of Magic instead!

    Nov 22, 2010 at 10:57 am   rating: 30  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Pagani

    I had a prof that was just awful, too, so I understand the feeling. What happened with him was that lectures had nothing to do with the text for the course, the course text had nothing to do with the tests (nor lecture). It was just horrible.

    Now the submitter says that this professor is not so bad. Perhaps so, but I know from personal experience that it happens.

    Nov 22, 2010 at 11:02 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   GhostWriter bang

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    Nov 22, 2010 at 11:05 am   rating: 31  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   Canthz_B bang

      That was creative (gave me a hard-on), GW.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 11:48 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   wheezeew

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    Nov 22, 2010 at 12:59 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   GhostWriter bang

      Your project is awarded an A+ and I am recommending you for Columbia.

      Nov 23, 2010 at 1:34 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   Resident Grammarian esq bang

    I got WORD!!! I’m going to bookmark this page and keep a screenshot. Now I feel like my years of on/off commenting have paid off!

    Nov 22, 2010 at 8:32 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   Canthz_B bang

      Congrats! Well deserved recognition indeed! :-D

      Nov 22, 2010 at 8:50 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.2   anglophile bang

      Wait ’til you get the royalty check, RG!

      Nov 22, 2010 at 8:50 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.3   Canthz_B bang

      There’s a check too? All I got was King-for-a-Day as far as royalties!!

      Nov 22, 2010 at 9:04 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.4   clumber

      CB; The royalty check was probably used to pay off some of your stalking fines…

      ResGram, Esq Richly deserved! Should absolutely go on your resume! APPLAUSE!!!

      Nov 23, 2010 at 5:40 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.5   Canthz_B bang

      Probably so, clumber. Who’s paying yours as you follow me down this page from #16.8 to here?
      Was congratulating RG on getting “WORD!” wrong of me to do? If so, I’m so sorry for my mistake. Just trying to be nice to a long-time poster is all I was doing. Sorry to do such a wrong thing. It won’t happen again.
      Lez be in each others good graces before some shit jumps off, okay?

      After all, you’ve been here long enough to know that the overwhelming majority of my posts start as jokes about the notes, though I reserve the right of response to stupidity, personal attacks and (most especially) to stupid personal attacks. :-P

      Nov 24, 2010 at 2:14 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.6   The Elf

      When I got it, I stood up and did the I AM SO SMART (S-M-R-T) dance in my cube. My cube neighbors thought I was nuts, but that’s nothing new.

      Nov 24, 2010 at 7:26 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.7   Clumber

      Hard not to “follow” you CB, you pretty much are all over the comments daily.

      Well and you have a nice ass.

      Nov 24, 2010 at 10:06 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.8   Canthz_B bang

      Lots of people make more comments than I do, I’m just home with a cold for a few days. I don’t see anyone fucking with them over the number of dumb-ass comments they make, do you?

      Nov 24, 2010 at 11:53 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.9   Clumber

      Ah-HAH!

      Flu here.

      Nov 24, 2010 at 12:28 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.10   Canthz_B bang

      “Hard not to “follow” you CB, you pretty much are all over the comments daily.”?

      Really, Clumber?

      Like some people who make more comments than me some days? Like on “Warning: Beware of banana peels, falling anvils, and wet paint” 11-16-2010, when you out-posted me 6 comments to 2?
      11.3% to 3.8% of total comments on the submission (based upon the current total of 53 comments), advantage Clumber over CB, and I’m all over the page daily? And your comments? What? They aren’t there?

      You see, I’m not the only one capable of what some may consider “excessive posting”.
      Maybe you should look in the mirror more often before pointing your finger.

      Should I, or anyone else, have to first count how many posts any and all others have put up against our own current tally before we make comments from now on, or can we still just post when we have something to say without doing the math? Do we get extra points for a low comment percentage, or for a higher one? More points for original concepts, or for gigglebraxes that build upon someone else’s uniquely creative thoughts?
      Oh, wait! We don’t get points for or against us for any of that at all, do we? Just petty comments about a moot point.
      Well, I can do that too…see above. ;-)

      Nov 28, 2010 at 12:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   Graham

    Used to get this sort of whinging all the time when I was a teacher. The satan’s spawn in the class would whine and moan anytime they actually had to do any thinking. Some would complain that they had to take notes and ‘can’t you just do some handouts’ was a common refrain.
    My fav’s were the texters. Pretty obvious to spot: arm straight and eyes looking down and off to the side. When I confiscated the phone off one young lady she said: ‘what happens if I get raped on the way home and can’t call my mum – it’s going to be your fault’.
    Anhother great game was to put the MP3 player ear bud down their sleeves and rest their head on their hands.
    Sigh….
    What fun we had.
    And remember all you youngsters: teachers have been there already, there’s nothing you can do they haven’t seen before. A bit like forgetting your parents werre teenagers once.

    Nov 23, 2010 at 4:13 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   clumber

      Back in HS we were required to take keyboarding. Yes, keyboarding. That delightful time between Typing and Computer Skills on the epoch timeline.

      I found keyboarding b…o…r…i..zzzzzz so I hid a Sony Walkman cassette player (look it up kids) in my leather jacket and carefully snaked my earbud cord through my long rocker hair. Unintended result was that my keyboarding time more than tripled when playing tunes. Especially Iron Maiden, but I digress. I was ACING that death boring class!

      Also unintended, apparently i began to very obviously type with rhythm. Which got me caught, and bawled out loudly in front of not just my class, but apparently all the rest of the keyboarding classes during the day. Almost irrelevant HS teacher was trying to shame me. My A++++ dropped to a C-+-+-+-+ and I had to keyboard a 500 word apology to all the students who didn’t have enough $ to buy a walkman of their own.

      Now when faced with death boredom I let the voices in my head sing instead. (LIES!)

      Nov 23, 2010 at 5:52 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.2   Cooper

      Well that sucks. Oh, by the way, I’m sixteen. I owned a cassette player when I was younger, and I had to take keyboarding class too. Just because I’m young doesn’t mean I don’t know what you’re talking about.

      Feb 8, 2011 at 8:39 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.3   Beth

      Sorry to break it to you (actually, I’m not sorry, haha), Cooper, but no one cares.
      I guess you’re old enough to remember those things, but apparently you’re too young or too devoid of humor (I’m guessing the latter) to appreciate clumber’s comment without having to go “I’m 16 and I remember, wahhhh, clumber called me a kid.”
      I mean, I’m 22. I remember Walkmen (Walkmans? never knew how to pluralize that), but I never (at least, not that I remember) took a typing class. I’m not going to be all like “OH NOOOES HE’S MAKING FUN OF ME FOR BEING A YOUNGIN.”

      Mar 20, 2011 at 2:07 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   Divvitar

    Ah…nostalgia. The days of banging away on the IBM Selectric, trying to learn to type, while listening to Metallica or Judas Priest on my Walkman.

    Nov 23, 2010 at 9:07 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   easily distracted

    By “never taking this class again” does she propose everyone should quit the class mid semester, or does she think she’s required to sit through the same class each and every semester?
    I’m pretty sure even after she fails she doesn’t have to re-take an elective course.

    Nov 24, 2010 at 12:37 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Yes, this is from a college campus. | PassiveAggressiveNotes.com

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    Feb 7, 2011 at 9:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Maryann

    never mind debackle…….
    pertinent, NOT pertanant
    you’re NOT your
    desperate NOT desprate

    the fact that a college student wrote this is frightening on many levels

    Feb 20, 2011 at 7:37 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   If you’re not going to pay attention in class, please do so in a way that doesn’t distract me from not paying attention either. | PassiveAggressiveNotes.com

    [...] “The hair pulling debackle of lecture” [...]

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  • #31   So, you were hoping to get an A for “asshole-like entitlement”? | PassiveAggressiveNotes.com

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