Friday, September 10, 2004

The Grinch Who Stole *an elective subject which will remain unnamed*

I may as well start here.

I despise that man. Here's why:

  • He frequently praises George Bush in class. Even confesses to dreaming about him. Uses the Texan cowboy to illustrate philosophical principles(!) And if THAT wasn't bad enough, he is scathing and derisive about anyone who disagrees with him.
  • His new thing is snide remarks about gay marriages. An oxymoron, he called them in the last class I bothered attending.
  • He doesn't seem to think preparing for classes is in his job description. He just turns up and blathers for the entire length of the two hour seminar, usually without any logical advancement from one topic to the next. Often stopping mid sentence, clearly forgetting why he is telling us this junk in the first place. Sometimes we get twenty minutes or so of him waxing nostalgic about ye olde days of him teaching this particular subject.
  • He scrapped the original course--which involved study of numerous European philosophers over a period of history--in favour of ONE current American philosopher. He essentially shrunk the entire scope of the course into the tiny realm of his own personal interests.
  • He doesn't tolerate opinions that run contrary to his own.
  • He has a head like a squashed melon
  • He wears sneakers with his suit every fucking day. Who the fuck does he think he is? Jerry Seinfeld?!
  • He has a disgusting, perpetual cold and insists on perching on the edge of people's desks to conduct the class; often mine.



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