Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for June 08, 2014


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    A whole new meaning for “money shot.”

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    LeoAutodidact  almost 5 years ago

    It’s not like the Teacher has a RESPONSIBILITY to present the material in an interesting and engaging way, is it?

    You know, actually try to make it RELEVANT to the Students who are PAYING his SALARY!

    (What AM I thinking, he has Tenure, He doesn’t care!)

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    He does care or there wouldn’t be a grad student with a paintball gun in the back.

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    SKJAM! Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    The class is on “Listening Comprehension.”

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    Orion-13  almost 5 years ago

    Zero tolerance gun-free zone. Lock the kid up and then lock the professor up for making threats and assault!


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    pbarnrob  almost 5 years ago

    WHA!? He didn’t mean it, did he?

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    AKHenderson Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Red marks on the student to match the red marks on the student’s research paper.

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    Crippledcat13  almost 5 years ago

    Oh, This Is Too GOOD!!!

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    Coyoty Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    The kid in the front row is used to cleaning off his screen.

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    ladykat Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    If you don’t want to learn, why are you either accumulating massive debt or getting your parents to accumulate debt?

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    BearsDown Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    This explains a lot of what I’ve been seeing from interns. Some apply themselves in hopes of gaining a full-time job. Some watch Netflix and wait for their internship to be over.

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    magicwalnut Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Beats the heck out of drawing dirty pictures in the margins of your philosophy book…..

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    wcorvi  almost 5 years ago

    Students are the onlly consumers who try to get the least for their money (or parents’ money).

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    trollope'sreader  almost 5 years ago

    What ever happened to the concept of rude behaviour?

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    ladamson1918  almost 5 years ago

    Speaking as both former student and former college professor, I believe we should go back to sending a student’s grades to the one who pays the student’s tuition.If it’s the student, send him his grades. If it’s the parents, send them the grades, and let the chips fall.

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    vwdualnomand  almost 5 years ago

    is grad school really worth it?

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    UM5  almost 5 years ago

    A long long time ago I had a chemistry professor who noticed a steep drop in the attendance of his pretest review classes. As a result one day he had Chemistry is Phun written on the chalk board when we showed up for a review class. The next day the first question worth something like 1/3 of the test was the question Chemistry is (correct four letter description). Those of us who had attended the review knew the answer in his little joke, those who didn’t failed the test………

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    Dean  almost 5 years ago

    Ashamed to say I stayed in school for the deferment from the Viet Nam war when we still had the draft.

    I believe I mostly learned the skill of how to learn, rather then become a repository of facts.

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    Eggman61  almost 5 years ago

    The fact that professors are tenured mean many don’t try to make their lectures engaging or even relevant to students. In the 80s we didn’t have screens but we found other ways to sleepwalk through dull lectures—and passed the tests too.

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    shadyguy  almost 5 years ago

    i would use a stun gun, it wouldn’t take much as these jerks are already in a state of stunned.

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    Jack Straw  almost 5 years ago

    Restaurants could also employ in- house paintball snipers to target cell phone users. Or perhaps offer the paintball gun to those customers sitting nearest the oblivious yakker.

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    MatureCanadian Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    What a great idea. Might need to employ this guy at home!

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    pauljmsn  almost 5 years ago

    I have this sad feeling that the general reaction from the other students to this sniping would be to take photos and post them to Facebook.


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    Hunter7  almost 5 years ago

    I was a little worried when I saw the last panel. Then I read the strip. Good move prof. And the sniper drops a grade or percentage point if he hits anything other than the electronic device. .Attached as I am to my own electronic device – I believe none of those things should be in use by students during class time.

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    Michael Beeson Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Just to clarify the point of the commenter who thinks the students pay the professor’s salary: very few students pay as much as 50% of the cost of their education. At state universities, the taxpayers pick up the tab. At private universities, there is a lot of financial aid. What’s left is paid either by the parents, or by the Feds on student loans that the students don’t really think about paying back. While most of my students do pay attention in class, I retired a year early because of the widespread opinion among senior engineering students that they should pass the course by doing half the work.

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    @ragarmsThanks but now I want to know what your pithy reply to my first post was going to be.

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    bobblumenfeld  almost 5 years ago

    There already is one. News report last week about a guy who invented a simple “kick-Google-glass-off-the-local-network” shell script.

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    montessoriteacher  almost 5 years ago

    You will be less likely to panhandle if you have a college degree. At least we can say that much.

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    David Huie Green  almost 5 years ago

    “Mr Green, there’s something you do which just bugs the Hell out of me.”Oh shoot, what have I done now that the professor interrupts his lecture over? Of course it might not be me, there are three Greens in this class. Nope, not Steve, he’s on the other side of the room. Me or my brother, Howard, behind me..“If you can’t stay awake in my class, why bother to come?”.Nope, wasn’t me, I was awake. Must’ve been Howard..After class, Howard went down to the professor and explained he had swim class just before Physics and that the chlorine was burning his eyes. Hence, their closure. But if the professor wondered if he had been awake, just ask him anything from the lecture..The question was concluded with an appology and his closed eyes were never mentioned again, especially as Howard made 100s on all tests. Things are not always as they seem..Classmates asked ME — on the other hand — about my sleeping episode months and even years later. They thought I was the culprit..Life goes on and it is good.

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    ceylondiver  almost 5 years ago

    “Okay, obviously none of you IS paying any attention to me right now…”

    Fixed that for you, prof.

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    patlaborvi  almost 5 years ago

    You’d think someone viewing porn would sit in the back, since he’s in the front that means the people behind him know what he’s doing.

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    Grampus  almost 5 years ago

    The snoops don’t care who you talk to or what you say, they’re just interested in which sites to broadcast their political rhetoric.

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    @ragarmsI am sure, your comment would’ve been quite witty if my following comment hadn’t disturbed your train of thought.

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    Deborah Kai  almost 5 years ago

    EXCELLENT tactic!

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    Astolat  almost 5 years ago

    To all those commenting on what @LeoAutodidact said, I think the clue is in his name…

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    DavidGBA  almost 5 years ago

    Not sure electronics survives paintballing! Back of head might turn ugly, too!

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