Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Horror

I just read a paper whose main argument was that Famous Novel is a novel, and that it's not real.

I want to rip my eyes out.

I will never get that half hour back again.

There is not enough chocolate in the world to make that paper tolerable.


  1. Ah, but it could get better: It could be plagiarized ;)

    Oh dear. That would really hurt to read.

  2. Ouch, ouch, ouch!

  3. Oh, how I'm laughing - but not at the pain of having to read such tripe.

  4. Wha--*tries to wrap brain around that*

    Gah, I'd tell you to burn it, but that might be hard to explain to the student.

  5. Well, my student came and chatted with me about the paper and his next, and I think it was really helpful for him. His next paper has a much stronger basis, and I think he understands that he needs to learn something or teach something in his paper to make it worth doing.

  6. Must. Laugh. Are you sure we don't teach at the same place???