Last Post's Post Script

This whole essay business makes me vividly recall situations in college in which I became quite skilled at making professors believe I was on their team, without ever compromising my own beliefs. It took me about three solid years to learn this craft, but once I mastered it, there was almost no greater joy than getting an A on a paper that made no absolute reference to anything.

It must be how Jerry Seinfeld felt, with his "show about nothing," that grossed him millions and millions of dollars. Unfortunately, mine was not as financially rewarding, but the process was just as fun, I suspect.

In my last semester of college, I had a left-wing, America hating, recently outed lesbian professor for some class, I don't remember which one. This woman was so abrasive, it was difficult not to argue with her in class. But I wanted to close out my college career well, so I decided not to out myself as the class conservative.

I wrote an essay about the "Pygmalion complex of our Western, patriarchal society." (The paper was ridiculous.) But, she wrote glowing comments on the paper, and I laughed and desperately wanted to say, "This paper said NOTHING! Absolutely nothing!" But that's what they like, and it got me my A.

All this to say, maybe this whole essay thing won't be so hard. Unless they check this blog. That could be bad.

Posted by Portia at April 6, 2006 01:43 PM

Have you been secretly fooling us with your posts as well? Could you be a double secret agent liberal, gaining gullible conservatives and then smashing them to logical bits!?!

[Now that I think about it, my posts don't say all that much. But I'm not getting graded on them either!]

Posted by: MarcV at April 7, 2006 08:18 AM

Please develop central theme further and re-post.

Posted by: Captoe at April 7, 2006 09:35 AM

Mac just informed me that you, Mike, were lucky comment #1,500. Not sure what that affords you, but I certainly offer my gratitude and respect. :)

That's gotta count for something. Maybe.

Posted by: Portia at April 7, 2006 11:07 PM