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Rad
January 11th, 2011, 04:10 PM
Have any of you ever been in a class one day and have a thought along the lines of, ". . . What did I just experience?" Has that day or time in class made you stare blankly after anything happened in the classroom? I'd like for us to share any odd experiences we may have had in each other's classes that made our minds scream out "WHAT?!"

For example, during a Women's Rights Anthropology class I had at my university last semester, my instructor was quipping about how women were treated in the 1800 and 1900s followed by a comparison for how they're treated during the new millennium. Soon after her small lecture, she informed us she was going to play some movie clips to illustrate her point. As soon as the projector was up, I raised an eyebrow as my train of thought derailed.

I was watching fight scenes from the movie Bloodsport. We were watching Jean-Claude Van Damme beat the living snot out of his opponents with prejudice . . . for a Women's Rights class.

For over ten minutes, we saw movie combat and the clips suddenly came to a stop. As we stared at her in confused silence, all she did was grin, clap her hands together and ask us with a straight face "Well, wasn't that fun?" To this day, I still don't know what point was illustrated with those clips, but it was horribly amusing and confusing.

I'll throw in a bonus story just to really get things going.

During our last month of class, we had a lecture on how the middle east practiced mutilation of female genitalia and how Muslim women are treated. Somehow, someway, the conversation turned into a mini discussion on the "safety" of sexual positions. There is one line I clearly remember from the instructor of that class that made me raise an eyebrow and shake my head at the audacity of the discussion we were having.

"If the woman's on top, it is much harder for her to get raped."

Let that sink in for a moment.

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I'll assume it's in your head now. Keep in mind that this is a mini class discussion in a Women's Rights class regarding sexual positions. Those aren't the only odd moments we had in class, but to describe them all would force me to write an essay that I'm not inclined to write at this time.

And now, fellow BitFers, please share your experiences so that our minds can also come up with a flat "what" as a response.

Neko+
January 13th, 2011, 03:19 AM
I remember that in some crummy Physics class the teacher was showing us some Youtube video that was somehow related to the course. I don't even remember what the video was about. Anyway, after the video was finished, he clicked on another video that was supposed to have something to do with the previous one. Instead, it was some lewd video of some weird African girls mooning the screen to heavy techno music. The teacher was laughing, everybody else was laughing, I was facepalming. He (the teacher) quipped, "Ooh, <insert name of student whose name I forgot>, what have your girlfriends been up to?" or something along the lines of that. He left the video on for a few more seconds which I'm sure the boys enjoyed.-.-

Unrelated but interesting, later that year, the same teacher broke his neck while snowboarding. He survived, though.
(Not saying that he was a bad teacher; he actually made some things pretty clear)

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Some more weird experiences: My morbidly obese elementary school librarian was named George Lucas (the name was just a coincidence!). He did some weird things, like going off on a tangent one day and saying that Jesus was a bandit who got exactly what he deserved, and he showed us The Gods Must Be Crazy, which was a good movie but wasn't exactly appropriate for 8-year-olds. He was fired before we could finish the movie, but I later finished it on a VHS cassette dubbed in Korean (and so it made even less sense). I don't even remember what his original lectures were about and what they were for...

Also, I didn't experience this one firsthand, but a teacher from that same school (it was a K-12 school) gave students extra credit for watching porn. Ugh. I think that was one of the reasons why I moved to America.

EDIT: Oh, the things I write at midnight! *smack*

Super Homestario Bros
January 17th, 2011, 01:57 PM
I have this feeling a lot when I'm tired.