Puck 23

July 19th, 1999, 7:32 pm

     Average Rating: 5.00      

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ElectricGecko, July 19th, 2011, 7:33 pm


This strip is #23 in a series dating from my university days. Puck ran for three full years in the Silhouette, McMaster University’s student newspaper.

This one is another example of academic humour; many people on campus thought this particular strip was the funniest of the series. It IS funny on a satirical level, but it’s made funny due to the fact that it’s not far off from the truth.

Higher learning the world over has given in to a ‘lowest common denominator’ perspective, and increasingly, universities are operated like businesses, with someone always watching the bottom line. Thus, you now have classes of five thousand students that are ‘taught’ with pre-recorded lectures, so one professor can theoretically ‘teach’ a small town. That’s not education. That’s a joke.

Well, this my joke based on their joke. I still think it’s funny.

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Fionn (Guest), September 8th, 2012, 9:34 pm


Yeah. Never try to out-glamour a fae.

ElectricGecko, September 8th, 2012, 10:24 pm


@Fionn: I think, with Puck, it's fairly easy to out-glamour her. Her glam score is -5.

kalten (Guest), January 21st, 2013, 10:05 pm


I KNEW there had to be an explanation for Dr. Fendrich.

I think I just found it.

ElectricGecko, January 23rd, 2013, 8:11 pm


@kalten: bad professorial experience?

kalten (Guest), January 23rd, 2013, 8:33 pm


Oh, yes.

He was the professor for my file structures class. In six years of university while working on two degrees, he was the only professor whose classes I could have skipped nearly every day. (Yeah, he did give pesky little things like "midterms" and "finals".) The key moment for me was when I read the syllabus and realized that I could follow along with his lecture, which was very close to word-for-word from the book.

Heck, even a certain English professor (who shall remain nameless) whose class I actually dropped was more tolerable...

ElectricGecko, January 24th, 2013, 8:33 pm


@kalten: I think we all had that guy at some time or another. Same guy, different body. He's a shape-shifting (boring) immortal who tours campuses across the world and makes people's lives suck.


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