Monday, March 25, 2013

$1,300 for a Class in Chicana Lesbian Studies

For the Patron Saints Name of Frick.  

I mean, you just can't make this up.  It REALLY IS A CLASS!.

My question is this - what IDIOT decides it's worth spending $1,300 for ONE CLASS on LESBIAN CHICANA STUDIES???

Honest to freaking Christ.  What moron, even at the naive age of 18 decides to part with $1,300 of their own money to pay for this veritable shit?

And you people question my decision to give up and Enjoy the Decline.

11 comments:

C.J. Caswell said...

LOL @ "their own" money!

newrebeluniv said...

The answer is that they never part with their own money. Money they borrow on student loans and money they get from their parents is equally "other people's money". It is free money at the point of sale. They don't understand yet about actually having to work their fingers to the bone to pay it back. "After graduation" is some mythincal future future time that never comes... like political budgets that balance in the out years.

Anonymous said...

I think if you're working your fingers to the bone you missed the point of college. You go and study useful things so you can make a relatively easy, comfortable living. Taking pride in your ability to throw your life away as an incredibly unhappy desk monkey for a giant company that will throw you away the minute it becomes advantageous is nothing but modern American slave morality. If you study garbage like this, though, suffice to say you missed the point of college.

Roberto Severino said...

I already gave up months ago and I don't see common sense coming back as a mainstream trend anytime soon. It's a frustrating and depressing situation to be in. Maybe I'll just go ahead and attend college again in the summer. Who knows? It's been a rough year and a lot of the stuff I had planned had backfired on me, but I can't give up. Even the money that I had to pay for everything for the out of state college technically wasn't mine and came from some car pawn deal my mother had made. If I had used said money for an in state school, would everything have been much better or would I have ended up in another difficult financial situation? I didn't know any better then.

At least I'm not in massive debt or trying to study something like European studies or some business major. I emailed you last about the latest that was going on.

Anonymous said...

I can think of a semi-reasonable excuse...

someone who is in a worthwhile degree but is missing a critical general ed class to graduate may choose to take something like this because it is usually an easy A so long as you kowtow to the party line.

SM777 said...

Most likely the "payback" part will occur when the fedgov, nearing it's death throes, will make the student-debtors and offer.

"We will pay off your loan for you. All you have to do is agree to work it off at this local federal resident facility........"

FEMA has already built these things and are waiting to fill them.

Richard Blaine said...

Well you gotta admire the schools savvy for marketing something that takes no effort on the part of their employee to teach, hell you just make it all up - who's going to be able to prove anything different? It makes the community feel good, sends out the right marketing message. And finally, fleeces an idiot out of a couple grand.

It's sort of inspired. Or would be if they were cynical enough to do it knowing it was all crap - sadly they don't know it.

But you have a Useful Idiot teaching future Useful Idiots how to be a better Useful Idiots, so I guess it makes sense from their perspective.

Steve said...

[quote]The University of Tennessee is going to spend $20,000 from a student fund on a “sex week” that will include a “Golden Condom Scavenger Hunt” as well as an “interactive workshop … [from] lesbian Bondage, Discipline, Sadism and Masochism expert” Sinclair Sexsmith, Campus Reform reports. [/quote]

Alas, it had so much potential, then I did a google search.

Anonymous said...

Ahem...

$1300 (that expenditure) / $29.99 (price of a new, unopened, Evil Angel or Vivid Entertainment BluRay Disc on the subject of lesbianism, multiple varieties including "latina only" available, BDSM optional) * (3h (movie) + 6h (special features – really)) = 390h of first-class instruction in lesbianism by a wide variety of seasoned (and some timid ingenues) professionals.

Technology, it works.

Anonymous said...

Sigh. A couple of things may be going on. Firstly, colleges no longer sell training for an eventual career. They sell an *experience*.
Secondly, even for a decent degree (mine was electrical engineering) you have to take a few classes from the liberal arts college so that you will become a "well-rounded individual". I got lucky and was able to take History of Western Civilization and various economics classes. But if you wait to the last minute, the "good" classes fill up and you end up having to take "flower arranging 101"...

Anonymous said...

Sigh. A couple of things may be going on. Firstly, colleges no longer sell training for an eventual career. They sell an *experience*.
Secondly, even for a decent degree (mine was electrical engineering) you have to take a few classes from the liberal arts college so that you will become a "well-rounded individual". I got lucky and was able to take History of Western Civilization and various economics classes. But if you wait to the last minute, the "good" classes fill up and you end up having to take "flower arranging 101"...