That is all. Needed to vent after studying for last week. Delete if need be.
frank beamer #1
Learning is fundamental.
it separates us from tUoOS and MSU
and you're right they do suck. Hope you do well on your exams.
Exam weeks are definitely what I miss least. With that said, look on the bright side, students: You could be graduated, with bills and deadlines instead of parties and football games. 4 (or 5!) Years will never fly by so fast as the time you spend in Ann Arbor.
And just tell you to hang in there!
Grading Papers sucks balls. I have read 160 mind numbingly boring papers. Now comes the rash of emails about how I was too harsh. I get questions like, "Why you not like my papers?" The answer is grammar. Giving finals, not so bad.
Me fail English?
Easily my favorite character on the Simpsons.
My ten year old now sports a handy collection of Ralph Wiggum quotes. Even when I'm mad at him I can't help but bust out laughing when he pulls one out.
I love giving finals. Once you are in school long enough, you get to the top of the hill. And as the saying goes poop rolls down hill.
Giving finals are great. Grading 150 attempts at answering a question is brutal. You really have to run a gamut of circular logic,poor handwriting, and just plain idiocy.
But it is awesome to have taken a class you now teach
Catching people cheating on finals, not once, but twice in a semester is also fun. Watching said individual almost crap his pants, priceless.
grading lab reports or grading engineering finals -- electric ckts.
But i have to be honest; i would rather do that than got to yet another boring meeting followed by another boring meeting followed by, you guessed it, yet anothe boring meeting. they seem to never end. I miss the grading; hell,I miss finals right about now, when faced with yet another day of endless meetings.
As a fellow English teacher, I agree. Studying for finals has nothing on grading essays.
Grading for Sidney Fine. 75 15-page term papers followed by 75 blue books 10 days later. Absolutely awful.
Having TAs is wonderful.
Worst two weeks of my year....I want Christmas, I want to be lazy...I am getting screwed for playing NFL Blitz (N64 version) all semester on my laptop during class......fuck finals
Read this and it reminded me of my friend. He lost his academic scholarship because he got hooked on Madden and played it non-stop thus hurting his grades. In retrospect if u let this happen how did u get the academic scholarship to begin with?
Goldeneye nearly did in my entire house senior year. 6 out of 8 of us played it too much. We made it, barely. Thanks a lot Odd Job.
For me it was Ocarina of Time
We had set rotations of players so the games would continue for hours. That and monster NHLPA hockey tournaments. You cannot stop the Mark Messier wraparound!
NHLPA '93? My friends and I still have a tournament of that every New Year's Eve. So great.
a couple of my friends play some NHL 94 on sega genesis in a tournament each Xmas break
Video Games, the great leveler. I loved that Zelda but the siren that is 4 player multiplayer on a 27" Sony Tritron screen could not be ignored.
especially for multiplayers game like Mario Kart, Goldeneye, Mario Party and to name a few.
I agree that Ocarina of Time is easily one of the best N64 game.
Smash Brothers all day every day.
I know guys who still play that game regularly.
I also love the original mario kart. My favorite part about Mario Kart is the lightning item. Especially when someone who is winning and is about to jump off the ramp at Wario Stadium, I see that and just lightining the shit outta of him. He get so pissed at me because he was this close to winning and I beat him.
4 players, 1 hit, no weapons = slappers.
also fun: playing as oddjob on midget mode.
I go to the video game archive in the Dude sometimes (1-3 times per month) to play the Ocarina of Time. Nostalgia, bitches. Nostalgia.
Mgoblog is about to ruin this semester for me. At least it will be worth it!!!!!!
wow does this take me back...
few things are better in life than hand-chopping your douchebag housemate to death when he tries to come kill you after you have respawned without a gun (though bouncing grenades around corners was fun too).
come to think of it, a little goldeneye around here would go a long way -- the perfect method to settle arguments on mgoblog...
"Hold up man, I don't have gun yet!" [automatic shotgun blasts at point blank range] " Awww fuck you man!" Those were the days. What's funny is that I still have that and my N64 and my son would rather play that than anything on the 360.
Until Halo I. That did me in when you could play everyone on campus. Three shot kill was an art.
Goldeneye? Still Awesome. There is a level where you set up proximity mines and snipe out a window and it is impossible to get to the person without sacrificing yourself many times.
id aim with the AR15 or AK47 and then shoot the prox mines and theyd explode - easy to clear a room. that or toss grenade and set them all off. cant remember if timed mines work the same way though...
prox mines were only super tricky on the boards where you could set them on the ceiling above where people walked, or below the floor (from a lower level).
to remember that you could place proximity mines high and tight into corners that were impossible to blow up without grenades. Even if you did shoot, no doubt the scumsucker who controled the pillbox was waiting at the top of the stairs ready to shoot you when you turned the corner because...secrets out...the slimesucker would be looking at your screen. Only reason I bumb Halo I above Goldeneye. You could play opponents on the LAN.
I never got into halo 1, but we didn't have a console in our room freshman year. I will, however, never forget my friend pointing out kids in the caf and commenting on their halo abilities.
When I was a freshman in college, my friends and I were...well, we were stoned. We played Goldeneye. It goes down as my favorite video game experience ever. Someone mentioned it looked like Odd Job was giving a BJ to someone, and I lost it for about 20 minutes.
God I love Goldeneye. Effin proximity mines.
You could stand over a dead opponents head and click the joystick to simulate dry humping his face. You opponent couldn't do anything but watch until he respawned.
That is part of what makes video games so amazing. Those little tricks and glitches you figure out to turn it sexual. I always shot the girl in Goldeneye in the b00bz too.
I'm amazed we even had a graduating class with everyone (women included) playing Tetris all the time, and we played everything from Bird vs. Dr. J to Need for Speed to even someone had a D&D game on a Commodore 64 (we subjected 1/2 a computer from the dorm room because of the negative effect that had on the room), but the two real time consumers were these-
We would see who could have the most kills, and I was obsessed with finding a way to save my wing man(/woman). Couldn't be done.
We had a whole dorm hall taking teams, so I think there were only 2-3 teams run by the computer. (We didn't know how good SF got as the season went on until later seasons, because the guy who picked them sucked).
And though not as big, since it has been mentioned here before....such a simple game took up way too much time...
Don't know why the examples only have two players...unless you had 4 or more, you weren't really playing...
Drunken 4-player Mario Tennis for N64 was taken more seriously than any class anybody had
Never did the drunken Mario Tennis, but we did alot of drunken Mario Kart. I was the worst by far, and whoever didn't finish 1st had to do a shot. I of course never came close to finishing 1st, but for some reason I never complained.
It was Mario Kart (we played Wii, could do it with N64 as well).
Before you start (on go) chug 1/3 of your beer. Race a lap. Stop before the line (if you cross you have to go back), chug 1/3 of your beer. Race a lap. Stop before the line, finish your beer (gotta be empty before you start the final lap)
If you win the race you get to keep playing. It was awesome. The only problem was if you were as competitive as my house, and you won 4 games or so. It wasn't a level of alcohol issue, but a volume issue. Races take like 2 minutes, so you've pounded about 4 beers in 8 minutes... and yet you dont want to lose!
I lost my entire second year to Mario Tennis. Damn you Boo...
he was quite the lobster, though DK jr's go-go-gadget arms always pissed me off.
2008, the semester of Final Fantasy 2, 3, 4, & 5, and NCAA 2008. I never had any chance.
Don't forget Supreme Commander. Wasn't that 2007?