teaching...it's JUST LIKE THIS
So I was walking down the hall the other evening and I happened upon one of my fave profs in his office. I never see him in his office, so I stopped to say hi. He asked, in his sarcastic yet kindly way, "how are the little bastards?" (for he is a venerable prof and "little bastards" is a reasonable thing to call freshmen). I said, "oh, they're not little bastards to me just yet, but today I found out they have issues with critical thinking." (which is true, but I still adore my students). He says, "aye, dumb little bastards," and I laugh (because he's a crack up, really).
Then he promised to send a clip from an old Saturday Night Live episode featuring Jerry Seinfeld teaching a history class. Clearly he followed up, as it's embedded below. The clip is from 1992 (wow, the year I graduated from college...that clip IS old!) and the sketch is called "Make You Think."
It's funny because it's TRUE.[happily sucking bandwidth from MySpace. Click here if the embed doesn't work for you.]