The Adventures of Miss Crankypants


School

Posted in rage,school,Science!,Woo by mixmasterschmoopy on February 22, 2010

My Anatomy and Physiology class is pissing me off beyond belief. Who knew A&P 2 could possibly be worse than A&P 1? I swear the quality of teacher they get at community college for biology classes must be shit, because this teacher is way worse than even Dr. P from last semester and he is such a special special man that words cannot come close to explaining.

My teacher doesn’t really teach anything. He doesn’t have slides. He kind of rambles a bit about the chapter in no clear order and barely touches on any of the information. He couldn’t remember the difference between rods and cones (in the eye) and he can’t even pronounce most of the terms. He announced this Saturday that we would have a test next week, even though we haven’t had class in 3 week, which was partially due to snow closures, but also partially due to him canceling class because he couldn’t shovel his damn car out like a normal person. (Not to mention if he had to cancel he could have gotten someone else to cover his class so that we would at least have gotten the information from somebody). This test will be on two chapters (Not terrible) but he only had time to teach one of the chapters. So we’re going to be tested on information we haven’t been taught. This shit is insane.

The pseudoscience that he keeps yammering about is also driving me insane. Chiropractors should NOT be teaching science class. They’re not real doctors and their whole method of treatment is based on bad science. He told one woman in my class that she should take her 5 year old to a chiropractor to treat his ear infections. No! Why on earth would a neck rub do anything for someones ears? That doesn’t make sense! He told another girl in the class that she should order these vitamin supplements that cost 100 dollars a bottle for her aunt to cure her cancer. What this girls aunt should actually do is ignore quack cancer treatments and follow whatever plan her oncologist has laid out for her.

And a lot of the students are annoying me too. They complain ALL the TIME. Two of the people in my class got in a shouting match during the lecture about whether walking was better than running. How about you guys shut the hell up instead of having bullshit arguments during class so I can glean as much information from this crappy teacher as possible? During snowmageddon we had class canceled during an exam, so he had us do 6 essays instead and apparently a large amount of people just copied straight from the book, word for word. And they didn’t seem to understand why that was wrong! A few of them said that it was different with science cause the book explains things perfectly already, and besides which science isn’t like English where you can embellish things so it’s not plagiarism. I guess none of them have ever read anything in a scientific journal because that is just a crock of bullshit. It also doesn’t make sense. Mind you, he hasn’t finished grading all the essays, so I have no idea whether or not he thinks my essays were good. He better damn not accuse me of plagiarism. I made sure to write things in my own words, cited the crap out of the essays anyways, AND ran everything through a plagiarism checker to make sure I didn’t accidentally copy things too closely. I’m going to be very put out if he thinks I copied things.

He apparently also wanted us to drop off a hard copy of the essays, rather than just emailing them to him. You know. During the blizzard. When the campus was closed. I’m dropping off a copy after work today. Which will take away vital study time. Ass.

I really regret not taking this class online. If I have to teach myself everything at least I shouldn’t have to waste time going to class.

Edit: Oh I forgot this gem. Apparently Lance Armstrong got cancer because he doesn’t eat healthy enough. How does my teacher know this? because Mr. Armstrong clearly is getting enough exercise, so it must be the food. Because apparently everyone who gets cancer obviously did something to deserve it, right?

People Need to Die In a Fire

Posted in fatties,rage by mixmasterschmoopy on February 15, 2010

So apparently Kevin Smith was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight for being “too fat”. I am mildly surprised that someone with as much fame and money as he has would even choose to fly in a plane that only has coach seats, because believe you me, if I could afford it, I’d fly first class all the time. I think it’s a bit ridiculous to kick him off a flight due to his size. Not only is he not really all that large (as far as I can tell) but I really can’t see the difference between someone who is overly fat and someone who is overly tall, as far as how they take up more space than the “average” person, but I’m pretty damned sure they’d never kick a tall person off a flight.

But what has me really furious are all of the comments at this article. Seriously? Is it that acceptable for people to be jackasses to the overweight that people say shit like this? Wow. For fucks sake. NO wonder there are so many people with eating disorders in this country. This shit is ridiculous. Is this what people think of me when I walk down the street? There are so many reasons for people to be fat and lack of willpower is just one of them, but even if it were the only reason for all of the so called “fattys” out there who the fuck cares, and what gives these assholes the right to judge? And as for health, there are plenty of skinny people who either don’t work out at all, or are on ridiculous diets to stay thin, or smoke to stay thin, or are raging alcoholics or for a million reasons are unhealthy yet somehow it’s only acceptable to point out that fat people might be unhealthy?

And I love the assholes there who state that they have never had to go on a diet and yet they feel, by virtue of the fact that they’re skinny, that they can give diet advice. Really? You know jack shit about diets when you’ve NEVER needed one? Why don’t you go ahead and die in a fire. Especially since most of the advice I’ve seen in the comments is incorrect. It doesn’t matter how much you eat as long as it’s natural? That’s 100 percent pure bullshit. Natural is not some all holy panacea of awesomeness. It’s not always good. Syphilis is natural but I sure as shit don’t want that. Portion control is a HUGE part of weightloss, and portion control can be hard as crap if you’re someone on medication that makes you starving all the time, or if you have to eat out more than you’d like to due to your schedule. Not that that is an excuse to stay fat forever if you don’t want to remain that way, but if it were so damn easy to remain thin forever then this country wouldn’t have such a huge obesity issue to begin with.

G-d the people who made comments in the article make me so angry that it makes me want to spit. I know that this is why you should avoid comments on news articles but I don’t know. I wonder now about how many people think I’m some disgusting cow constantly shoving cupcakes in my huge gaping maw because I’m a chunkster. I hate people.