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Old Shoe

Aug-30-2006 01:51

I heart stupidity. When you see it, post it here. I'll start.

Some of you know that I've do some teaching of first year sociology students in university. I really enjoy it, and love my students, but -GAWD- grading their work is a nightmare.

Through the course of a year, they have to write short essays on a range of topics ---feminism, Karl Marx, education, Freud, crime, etc. I feel kinda guilty laughing at these because of course they are writing under extreme pressure, but holy bobo I find them funny! Every so often, they write something so frickin' hysterical that it makes me gag laughing. These fleeting gems, I collect. Thought y'all might get a kick out of some of them.

Here we go. (nb, all typos and grammar boo boos are theirs from here on, not mine)

"Education is not really as old as many people think. It all came about in
the 1960s when the Russians were more advanced with outerspace."

"There is no evidence of women in society until the late 1990s"

"Freud is the classic theory of gender he believes the boy has the penis the girl has the clitoris simple as that"

"Freud said that a boy who plays too many dolls might be a p_ssy in later life"

"Feminists think women are the lowest of the low"

"Education is bias it only works for children who come from families where the parents are rich white and male"

"Hitlar believed in the destroying the Jews, however, his dictation only lasted until he was alive, after it was forgotten."

"Weber saw society from his eyes"

"someone from the low class is no good to us. we don't see them as nonsuccessful. That is because of sociology"

"Max Weber is a known and accredited sociologist"

"All around us in our society it is, said to be all around us these 'bureacracy' for example God is higher than Jeesus. The boss."



Jan-29-2007 10:17

ok this actually is pretty stupid in my eyes but here goes...

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in an Internet sex sting. He faces a felony charge of sexual assault.

He is accused of using a computer to prey upon someone he thought was a child. In reality, it was a detective on the other end of the Internet connection.

Authorities say he solicited and enticed the person he thought was a child for sexual acts. He was arrested after a traffic stop on Thursday night.

Investigators searched his home Friday. Police say that his computer was still on when they searched the residence. The last message he wrote to the undercover officer was on the screen. The computer was seized.

The arrest was made with the cooperation of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. There were 5 or 6 agencies involved.


Jan-29-2007 18:27

biggie528, Its scary people can be that stupid. There's a case in which a robber tried to rob a gun store.

The following mind-boggling attempt at a crime spree appeared to be the robber's first, due to his lack of a previous record of violence, and his terminally stupid choices:

1. His target was H&J Leather & Firearms. A gun shop.

2. The shop was full of customers - firearms customers.

3. To enter the shop, the robber had to step around a marked police patrol car parked at the front door.

4. A uniformed officer was standing at the counter, having coffee before work.

Upon seeing the officer, the would-be robber announced a holdup, and fired a few wild shots. The officer and a clerk promptly returned fire, covered by several customers who also drew their guns, thereby removing the confused criminal from the gene pool.


Mar-14-2007 18:19

Lulah and I are stuck at work, so we thought we should share our pain.

Specimen number 1: (for lack of a better word)
In fact, we read about a woman that killed her child or threw a sucking infant into the street.

Speciman number 2: (spelling mistakes)
International community = Antenatal community, Interracial community!
So far = So fart! (okay....)
Kosovo = Kusufu
Czechoslovakia = Cheekoslovakia

Specimen number 3: (misinterpreted words)
Ignored/neglected = Winking ;)
Beautiful women = cuties!!

Specimen number 4: (messed up sentences)
Why what is this happening to us happens? .... (Indeed!!)

Old Shoe

Mar-14-2007 22:58

Tin - look me in the eye and promise me you and Lulah will share this pain more often! i've never been to Cheekoslovakia, but I hear the Cheeks are really really good people, and that nothing can come between them :)

That was brilliant! May you both always reside in the antenatal community. having a fetus for a neighbor ain't all it's cracked up to be.

The sucking infant reminded me of something. Not the ill-fated pampers ad with a baby on a spit with an apple in it's mouth...something else. My wife's friend works the poison control hotline.

She gets a call one night (Re-enactment guy voice from here on) :

Frantic mother: Oh my god, my baby ate my nail polish, help me!
Poison control: Ma'am, we're on our way. Is your baby still breating?
Frantic mother: yes, yes...I fed her my nail polish remover. Please hurry!

(Wel two


Mar-17-2007 21:22

hehehe will do Crunch, any time I come across something worthy of this thread.

Safety Officer

Mar-19-2007 03:40

How about submitting a bug report saying you've had a skill, like I don't let's say Hypnotism, fall off your skill list, only to be told that according to the Sleuth database, you never had the skill to start with dumbass :s

I stand guilty as charged :(

I keep checking now to make sure there's not a carton of milk on the floor... coz if there is, that means the cat's in the fridge!!

Cordelia Falco
Cordelia Falco
Battered Shoe

Mar-19-2007 03:45

Which reminds me - a friend of mine was loading laundry into her spin dryer when the phone went. She answered it, came back, started the machine then wondered what the strange yowling noise was. Stops the machine, and out staggers kitty...

I can't talk. I'm the woman who once put foundation on her toothbrush.

Fiddler's Green
Fiddler's Green

Mar-19-2007 14:14

What Ho!

My alter-ego told me about these the last time we were in therapy:

On a science paper question about making an elastic band glider fly further:-

"elastic bands are needed to make vacuum cleaners work"

Fiddler's Green
Fiddler's Green

Mar-20-2007 17:08

I also once convinced all the kids in a class who were wearing glasses that if they turned the glasses upside down and put them on again quickly enough, they would see things upside down because their brains wouldn't have time to adjust....

Fiddler's Green
Fiddler's Green

Mar-20-2007 17:10

I once worked at a school where there were three mobile phone masts on the grounds. I convinced a class that they triangulated on the classroom and got them all to make and wear tin foil helmets for the lesson.....

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