Thursday, April 06, 2006

Thwack, thwack

That sound? Is me, hitting my head against the wall. Tonight in my film and literature class, one of my students announced that he didn't like Citizen Kane because "it's too old." He had no further explanation.

In happier news, the beer is merrily burpling along. I'm now down to only two XO patterns to go on Crofter's. I managed not to buy an sock yarn from Elann today. Best of all, tomorrow is Friday, and I don't have to do a heck of a lot in my classes. Yay, Friday.


Blogger Camera Obscura said...

OMG. Did you ask him what his cut-off year was for watching movies?

P.S. Didya read? I dodged a twister to see Ray Harryhausen.

P.P.S. I'm gonna go to Sharon Shinn's book signing tomorrow if the timing works. Her mum even sent me a personal note to tell me about it. Who'da figured me for an autograph hound?

10:05 AM  
Blogger Melinda said...

I should have asked him about his cut-off year. It wasn't a random comment - I was teaching CK in last night's class. I was gobsmacked.

I did read your twister story, and was impressed and amused.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

So after being speechless for a bit, did you come up with a reply? Are college kids usually this inarticulate? I suppose that's your job in a nutshell, teaching students to clarify their reasoning. Moments like this must make you wonder if it is possible.

12:08 PM  
Anonymous Elaine said...

I didn't read your post or anything, too many words ya-know? So just Hi OK!!1!

P.S. Gobsmacked is now my new favorite word.

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Patti said...

Too OLD????!!!! Wasn't he embarassed to say such a thing? I can imagine the horrified look on your face - actually, come to think of it, I only have to remember the look when you saw my post-it. :P

7:28 PM  
Anonymous JessaLu said...

Okay that's it. I'm getting on a plane right now so I can slap him in person.

To old. My ass.

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Kris said...

Too old???? C. Kane is one of the best movies ever. Even if you're not into the story the cinematography (sp????), the camera angles, all of it is just to wonderful not to love.

Wait til that kid gets a gray hair... then lets all gang up on him!

5:46 PM  

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