Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Students are funny

The scene: Class this evening

The text: An excerpt from The Communist Manifesto

Me, trying to get a reaction: So what do you think? Should all the parasitic, bourgeois factory owners be lined up against the wall and shot?

The Reaction: General indifference to the fate of the factory owners.

Me, summing up a passage where Marx and Engels note that the owners have no incentive to pay the workers anything more than enough to subsist and propagate: Basically, all they care about is giving them just enough to eat and fuck.

The Reaction: OMG! Did he just say that?!?

So it goes.


Blogger Kaitlyn pontificated to the effect that...

We're tired, and hypothetical factory owners...zzz..

but the prof says something about sex and we're 5th graders and wide awake.

My anthropology class is pretty interesting, but on wednesday, she kept asking us our opinions on something, and I don't know about anyone else, but I didn't have anything to say but "that sucks" and "I'm tired." So we left class early. A happy ending all around.

11:29 PM  

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