Students at a Texas college threw a Martin Luther King Jr. Day party that featured attendees wearing gang apparel and Afro wigs, carrying malt liquor, handguns, and fried chicken, and even one woman dressed as Aunt Jemima. Photos of the January 15 event were discovered on a Facebook.com page by a Tarleton State University sophomore who heads the school’s NAACP chapter. (read more…link courtesy of Holly)
…and we thought Luaus were ridiculous! Moral of the story: Don’t be a racist asshole. Other moral of the story: Don’t post visual evidence of your racism ON FACEBOOK.
Oh, we all know what it’s like to spend your entire night holed up in a computer lab slamming out a feminist critique on the movie Babe. But now, apparently, you can hire some fucking morons to write your papers for you!
The New York Times ordered some relatively generic questions to be answered from some online services in hopes to evaluate them on their quality:
The Orwell/Huxley essay, prepared by Term Paper Relief and a relative bargain at $49.75 for five pages, begins: “Although many similarities exist between Aldous Huxley’s ‘A Brave New World’ and George Orwell’s ‘1984,’ the works books [sic] though they deal with similar topics, are more dissimilar than alike.” That’s certainly a relief, because we couldn’t have an essay if they weren’t.
Elsewhere the author proves highly adept with the “on the one hand/on the other” formula, one of the most valuable tools for a writer concerned with attaining his assigned word count, and says, for example, of “Brave New World”: “Many people consider this Huxley’s most important work: many others think it is his only work. This novel has been praised and condemned, vilified and glorified, a source of controversy, a subject for sermons, and required reading for many high school students and college undergraduates. This novel has had twenty-seven printings in the United States alone and will probably have twenty-seven more.”
Yeah. And he paid like $50 for that.
We had the collegiate dumbass of the week. Now here’s the guy who should teach him.
John A. Belot, a Chemistry professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, distributed explosives to students at the end of lecture–Or as he called them, “homemade dynamite things.”
A student who asked to remain anonymous told the newspaper Belot called the explosives “homemade dynamite things or something,” which he held in a brown lunch bag and warned “they can blow an arm off.”
Now that takes hands-on learning to a new level.