Saturday, September 6, 2014

Saturday Lynx

We bust students' chops around here a lot but Saturday news is usually reserved for faculty misbehaving.  August was a slow month but some of our colleagues are now giving us law-abiding types a bad name.  Maybe their dean should have scheduled another class for them, just to keep them out of trouble.

Let's start with Professor David Pitts, chair of the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University.  He tried to set a shopping mall on fire and broke into a pharmacy. 

This next story is embarrassing to me.  "Chemistry professor Byron Bennett shoots his own foot with concealed gun in class."  I'm also disappointed in his students because they haven't made any funny comments on RMP about this.

His class should come with a trigger warning: "Duck!"
Shows the most unusual classroom demonstrations I've ever seen.

Always talk to him face-to-face.  Don't ask him to shoot you an email.

Often confuses the 2nd Amendment with 2nd Law of Thermodynamics.

It's a gun in his pocket.  He's not happy to see you.

 So many possibilities.

Have a safe weekend!


  1. These make me feel pretty good about my small meltdowns that only occur in the privacy of my own home.

    1. Indeed. The occasional day spent randomly surfing the internet, or reading less-than-serious literature, looks pretty good compared to turning to drugs and arson. Heck, finding solace in a legally bought something-proof bottle (or a pint of ice cream) looks good by comparison.

  2. I think I remember reading that there actually were some references to the incident posted on RMP, but apparently they were vigilant for once, and the comments disappeared. Apparently they're sensitive when there might be legal issues involved, though as far as I know no charges were filed in this case, and one can't be libeled by a true account of doing something stupid (especially not when there was a whole lecture hall full of witnesses).