Wednesday, August 1, 2012

"It takes an aroused man to make a chicken affectionate"

This was relayed to me from one of my former co-workers who used to work for Purdue.  This was allegedly what the "It takes a tough man to make a Tender Chicken" slogan was roughly translated to in Spanish. lists it as a potential urban legend.  Of course, not as good as the McDonald's "I'd hit it" ad campaign, bit still pretty good.

Why do I bring this up?  Stupidity!  When I am teaching a class, I have to tolerate and expect a certain level of stupidity from the students.  Usually it is really just ignorance, but sometimes stupidity.  When I am in a class on the other hand, I have a hard time tolerating other students' stupidity.  This is especially the case when I am taking a course that assumes a certain level of knowledge in a technical field.  This is a class about BUILDING secure applications, largely on the web and there is a MANAGER taking the class who doesn't really use the web. *sigh*  They have a lot of domain-knowledge, but this course is more suited to someone actually doing the work and they are missing the point some times.  They seem like the only fish totally out of water in the class, but often side-track the discussion to the point that our "lunch" break was about an hour late and we didn't finish the day's material.  This is because they don't understand a lot of the comparisons to real-life events because they don't use the types of services that we are talking about for comparison. (eg - they didn't understand the PayPal model for example)  And that is why I made such frustrated tweets today about my classmates....well, mostly classmate.

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