Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Hainous Fanny Basiness.

I found that someone left a comment on my math teaching blog.  See the attached screen shot Some little snowflake got his feelings hurt.  I reminded him how to spell "heinous"



  1. I love the original post the comment came on, by the way: Teaching Evaluations

    I suppose I should be worried about someone suing CM, since I'm the only non-anonymous person who participates, but I can't imagine what the cause of action would be that a judge wouldn't toss it on first reading.

  2. We don't mention any student names so technically nobody can claim damages.

  3. It's like a little taste of Real Goddamn Mail.

  4. Like the parents don't think the same thing about their kids. Sheesh.

  5. Hey, whaddaya know. We're a journal now.

    Also, a memo to the parents: while suing a university (especially a private one) might prove profitable, suing a professor is much less likely to yield a profit (see about five posts down).

    1. Yes, we're a journal... of scholarship that counts.

    2. This should be our slogan.

    3. The least CM could do is use its great advertising wealth for an ISSN.

    4. Ha! The new header just went up.
      Either my keyboard has a magic F5 button, or the RGM is great.

  6. the kid's never held a real job, or he'd know that griping about the people you deal with is normal. Nurses do it about patients and doctors. Those in retail do it about customers. People in offices bitch about their bosses, or that clueless guy in the mailroom who always loses your packages. I come from a family of teachers, and they loved their students, but they had to sometimes vent about little Johnny who wouldn't stop picking his nose, or the Mom who never remembered to pick her kid up after school.

    and kid, false names are pretty damn common on the internet. Some of us like to keep some sense of privacy.

  7. MA&M, I wonder what Mom and Dad would say about notalwaysright.com. Or waiterrant.net.

  8. Tad? Tad, is it?

    Why don't you ... and mumsie and daddy as well, take a moment to contemplate this reality of higher education.

    How would you react to, the student who:

    > argues a grade by saying "a friend" reviewed the paper and agreed it was high quality despite, just one example, there not being one correctly formatted citation on the entire reference page;

    > insists having been present for a week-long series of web-delivered seminars seemingly unaware that computers actually keep track of sign-ins and such;

    > swears there was no plagiarism in a paper despite the professor having the original article and can show entire passages copied word-for-word ("must be a wicked coincidence");

    > throws a tantrum AFTER the end of a course because the final grade was not stellar as expected, despite multiple warnings of sub-standard work during the semester.

    You're likely one - or more - of these characters. Which one(s)?

    FYI - as amazing as this may sound, not one of those examples is fictional.


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