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What's Wrong with Academia
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 13th, 2019 11:13 am (UTC) (Link)

Yes ...

I once had to rescue a professor and class from a "What were you THINKING?!" moment. He had assigned four students to read summoning passages from different religions for deities who hated each other. They answered, began to hackle and growl like overgrown alley cats, and even the mundanes in class were getting uneasy. I had to disperse the whole shebang by myself. >_<

Let's say I have not been altogether impressed with the mental quality of academia.
From: rhodielady_47 Date: August 13th, 2019 12:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes ...

Just remember that most of them believe only in the power of the almighty dollar and even if they are religious, most devoutly believe only in their own Deity and no one else's.
:^|
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 13th, 2019 07:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes ...

Yeah, but most of the dismissive ones don't run experiments that I usually see from drunken frat rats. This professor was known for taking a sabbatical every so often to go research folklore until he scared himself and went running home. Gee, that would've been nice to know before I signed up for the useful-sounding folklore class.
From: rhodielady_47 Date: August 13th, 2019 08:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes ...

It would be interesting to know how many of these so-called "folklorists" experienced unusual runs of very bad luck or even died young as a result of their meddling.
:^)

ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 13th, 2019 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes ...

The ones who pull that shit in New Orleans or Haiti get mounted, ridden up a tree, and left there. It has been recorded and published.

Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.
From: rhodielady_47 Date: August 14th, 2019 05:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes ...

Some people are too stubborn to learn any other way than the "Missouri Mule" method of education.
A small minority of such people actually go on to graduate from the Missouri Mule college of hard knocks but there are a sizable number who require frequent refresher courses and remedial work before that happens.
:^\
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