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There's an enormous battle going on over at RateYourStudents, an academic blog where college teachers gather to 1) yell vicariously at idiot students 2) yell vicariously at idiot administrators 3) yell for reals at one another.  With student loan debt on a trajectory not unlike that of your nearest friendly forty-five degree angle, with bachelor's degrees rapidly becoming worth less than the faux leather in which they're encased, and with more and more twenty-two year olds unleashed into the workforce wholly unable to discern Karl Marx from Richard Marx, we proffies are in the midst of a titanic battle over cookies.

I'll bring baked goods to class every now and then, because I like to try out new recipes, and prefer to try them on people I don't actually like first.  Otherwise?  My Thin Mints are my own.

having the honor to remain your most humble and obedient origin of gingersnaps at:  mbe@drinktothelasses.com

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[...] course evaluations season!  Did you bring your cookies? Share and [...]

When MB doesn't have a class going on when she makes a new recipe, or thinks the new concoction might actually harm her students, she gives them to me to take to work and the vultures there make quick work of the batch.

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJosh The Pilot

shouldn't "fewer and fewer students" be "more and more students"?

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstarnarcosis

Whoopsie. Fixed, says Brilliant Prof Ellis.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMB

I love that the internet gives voice to this rage that would, in other contexts, remain impotent.

Oh wait, it hasn't really gained any potency now.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLex


6 passing essays

14 failing essays

1 bottle of gin

Whoa... @_@

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie

Well, sure. How else do you think we get through midterms?

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMB
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