Wednesday, November 07, 2007

x365: 33 of 365: michael t.

How many English profs show up for class with a tweed jacket over an Alice Cooper T-shirt? I got it at the concert last night, you said. Now, you continued, I must confess that there are aspects of Walter Benjamin's notion of mystical correspondences that I simply don't understand. Let's go over it together.

Now that's how to run a class.

2 comments:

Ozma said...

Wait--I thought that was how all English professors were supposed to be.

But not Alice Cooper. Sonic Youth.

lotus07 said...

It if funny what impresses us when we are sponges soaking up knowledge in college.

I once had a senior level business course taught by a cool professor that sprinkled his lectures with real world examples that he had lived through. One of them concerned taking his Lotus 7 sports car into a 4 wheel slide around a corner and how at the time it was the most important thing in his life, but his priorities had changed.

Now 30 years later, I don't really recall what the class was about, but I own a Lotus......life is funny sometimes.