Thursday, June 12, 2008

Is Our Children Learning? Play Along At Home

You might be completely disheartened by reading lit exams that fail to include any actual content or references to classic works of literature, or, like me, you might find them completely hilarious and enjoy pointing and laughing cruelly.

Go over here to Fretful Porpentine's and play the "guess which canonical work of literature is being butchered here" game. It's fun! For bonus points, add your own bloopers.

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Or, if your sense of humor runs even darker than that, perhaps you'd like to see what adjunct hell is really like. Click on that to find a short story that is not as far-fetched as I'd like.

After all, as Polonius said, "there's a sucker born every minute!"

Hmm. Wait. Maybe it was Julius Caesar.


kermitthefrog said...

This is a fun game. Thanks dude. Oh, and apropos of nothing, my MSA proposal was shot down! Brutally shot! OK, perfunctorily shot with a form email. But still.

Sisyphus said...

Aww, man! That sucks. Are you still going anyway? It leaves more time for drinking in the bar, I tell you.

You can always sign up to be in a seminar rather than lead one, you know. They're open till the last minute and no pressure. Good stuff.

kim wells said...

I really liked the job in hell story. :)

kermitthefrog said...

Yeah, I'm not exactly sure... the drinking in the bar sounds good, esp. since I actually know people who'll be going this year.