There’s a website called http://www.ratemyprofessors.com that allows students to rate their professors based on their degree of easyness, their clarity, their helpfulness, and even their appearance (you can add a hot tomale if you think the professor is “hot”). I’ve been on there before to see if any of the professors I’m going to have next semester have been rated, and it’s pretty funny reading some of the comments. (And FYI, Union people-Union’s on there, too.) Anyway, the site has a list of the top 20 funniest comments about professors, and it’s too hilarious not to share. What is your favorite one? I think I like numbers 16, 8, 5, and 1 the best. (I so hope I never end up on this site.)
20 You can’t cheat in her class because no one knows the answers.
19 His class was like milk, it was good for 2 weeks.
18 Houston, we have a problem. Space cadet of a teacher, isn’t quite attached to earth.
17 I would have been better off using the tuition money to heat my apartment last winter.
16 Three of my friends got A’s in his class and my friends are dumb.
15 Emotional scarring may fade away, but that big fat F on your transcript won’t.
14 Evil computer science teaching robot who crushes humans for pleasure.
13 Miserable professor – I wish I could sum him up without foul language.
12 Instant amnesia walking into this class. I swear he breathes sleeping gas.
11 BORING! But I learned there are 137 tiles on the ceiling.
10 Not only is the book a better teacher, it also has a better personality.
9 Teaches well, invites questions and then insults you for 20 minutes.
8 This teacher was a firecracker in a pond of slithery tadpoles.
7 I learned how to hate a language I already know.
6 Very good course, because I only went to one class.
5 He will destroy you like an academic ninja.
4 Bring a pillow.
3 Your pillow will need a pillow.
2 If I was tested on her family, I would have gotten an A.
1 She hates you already.
In other news, I think Oprah controls the news content here in Knoxville. It seems like whatever topic is being discussed on Oprah ends up on the news that comes on after the show. For example, on Monday the show was about crystal meth addicts and the news did a segment on local meth labs. Then today the show is about pornography addiction (and gospel singer Kirk Franklin is a guest talking very frankly about his own struggle), and the news advertised their own story about the disastrous effects of pornography addiction on families. And this is not the first time I’ve noticed this. Is this a local phenomenon, or have other people picked up on this trend?