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2012-10-01 09:55:13 PM
Maybe he got confused and thought it was meth class?
 
2012-10-01 10:11:42 PM
Lead by example? Trying to get the girls to follow?
 
2012-10-01 10:12:35 PM
Huh. I told my students the first day of class that I'd be holding classes in the nude, and if they didn't like it they could leave. It wasn't the result of a mental breakdown.

/no, I didn't actually do that
//would've been awesome though
///maybe if I had tenure...
 
2012-10-01 10:13:13 PM
oh, com on, it was his lesson on irrational numbers!
 
2012-10-01 10:13:44 PM
1+1=2?
 
2012-10-01 10:14:37 PM
He was showing them how to count to 21
 
2012-10-01 10:15:55 PM
If it's the guy that the reddit threads say it is, he's tenured. So he'll be fine, and whatever glimpse of old man ass those kids might have been subjected to was still probably less painful than a typical Calc 1 lecture.
 
2012-10-01 10:16:21 PM
Wow, that's actually really sad. Sounds like this guy is probably schizophrenic and off his meds.
 
2012-10-01 10:16:35 PM
What's cal cool us?
 
2012-10-01 10:17:07 PM
Sounds like the guy reached his limit.
 
2012-10-01 10:20:17 PM
Yeah nuts! He was in the hallway, screaming! Went nuts in the classroom! Happened around 2pm! Some friends sent me some texts!
 
2012-10-01 10:21:33 PM

semiotix: If it's the guy that the reddit threads say it is, he's tenured. So he'll be fine, and whatever glimpse of old man ass those kids might have been subjected to was still probably less painful than a typical Calc 1 lecture.


Calc I instructors at random state universities are not typically going to be tenured research faculty.
 
2012-10-01 10:21:37 PM
He then came back into the classroom and took off his clothes, except for his socks.

Clearly he was just trying to get down to business.
 
2012-10-01 10:22:03 PM
The Engineering Building will do that to you.

/Hope he's alright and gets the help he needs
 
2012-10-01 10:23:05 PM
If only being brilliant sucked...
 
2012-10-01 10:23:15 PM
I wish my math instructor would do that, but she's, well, female, and not fat, so pretty much opposite of what I see in the picture.
/Hate that class, and I can math
//Instructor kinda sucks, and this is coming from somebody who's taken maths from Chinese and Indian grad assistants
 
2012-10-01 10:23:51 PM
Thought I'd see John Cleese by now, tsk tsk
 
2012-10-01 10:25:22 PM
Meh. Had worse professors.
 
2012-10-01 10:26:11 PM
And that surfer guy pulled a knife on Mr Hand.
 
2012-10-01 10:26:28 PM

The First Four Katy Perry Albums: semiotix: If it's the guy that the reddit threads say it is, he's tenured. So he'll be fine, and whatever glimpse of old man ass those kids might have been subjected to was still probably less painful than a typical Calc 1 lecture.

Calc I instructors at random state universities are not typically going to be tenured research faculty.


It's Michigan State. It's an R1. Dude has tenure (he's also faculty, not instructor).
 
2012-10-01 10:26:41 PM
Awkward.
 
2012-10-01 10:29:42 PM

Kumana Wanalaia: Awkward.


Yeah.
I looked for socks left on porn, too.
Rules 34 is broken on that one.

Except for the lemon party folks.
Those folks,
Hell. Anything goes.... but the socks.
 
2012-10-01 10:29:55 PM
I'm actually surprised there isn't more math teachers driven to insanity from the inanity of the students.
 
2012-10-01 10:30:14 PM
Poor guy, sounds like a bi-polar episode. I have a friend who watched his 23 yr. old son smash a water glass against his forehead at the dinner table once, happened right out of the blue, no warning signs or prior behavioral problems. Everyone is okay now but that was a dinner to remember, no lie. Nowadays it's better living through chemistry, thankfully.
 
2012-10-01 10:32:01 PM

I liked the students explanation as to how he determined the teacher had finally lost it.

He then came back into the classroom and took off his clothes, except for his socks. You know someones crazy when they leave their socks on lmao.


Because yeah honestly if he had taking all his clothes maybe there was a chance something was going on other than teach having a breakdown, but leaving the socks on is really a sign shiat ain't right lol.

As stupid as the comment seems on the surface, it seems to make sense for some reason.
 
2012-10-01 10:34:40 PM

davidphogan: Maybe he got confused and thought it was meth class?


He does sound a bit like Walter White.
 
2012-10-01 10:35:16 PM
he has tenure so hell be back in class by friday.
 
2012-10-01 10:35:20 PM
Haha. Mental illness is hilarious.

/hope the guy gets help
 
2012-10-01 10:37:26 PM
I had the unfortunate pleasure of seeing this guy in action. Dude rounded the corner as I was going down the engineering hall toward class. He was talking to himself and clearly out of his mind. Biggest "WTF" moment I've had in loooong time.

Also, I'm out of eye bleach. Any donations? =(
 
2012-10-01 10:39:52 PM
Well I guess he tried to divide by zero and was driven mad.
 
2012-10-01 10:40:01 PM
Proving once again that calculus is not for the weak minded.
 
2012-10-01 10:40:10 PM
Tumor pressing on his brain?
 
2012-10-01 10:42:07 PM
This seems like a perfectly reasonable thing to do in the face of a meaningless existence, don't knock it till you tried it.
 
2012-10-01 10:43:42 PM

DrgnMech: I had the unfortunate pleasure of seeing this guy in action. Dude rounded the corner as I was going down the engineering hall toward class. He was talking to himself and clearly out of his mind. Biggest "WTF" moment I've had in loooong time.

Also, I'm out of eye bleach. Any donations? =(


GIS for eye bleach:

s2.hubimg.com
 
2012-10-01 10:45:40 PM
He was ranting about computers, Steve Jobs(pronounced Jobes), and how everything is just an act.

Apple sued him for having rounded edges.
 
2012-10-01 10:46:15 PM

Kumana Wanalaia: DrgnMech: I had the unfortunate pleasure of seeing this guy in action. Dude rounded the corner as I was going down the engineering hall toward class. He was talking to himself and clearly out of his mind. Biggest "WTF" moment I've had in loooong time.

Also, I'm out of eye bleach. Any donations? =(

GIS for eye bleach:

[s2.hubimg.com image 496x718]


You are a scholar and a gentleman, good sir.
 
2012-10-01 10:47:39 PM

Barricaded Gunman: And that surfer guy pulled a knife on Mr Hand.


Got right in his face and went YOOOOUUU FUUUUKKINN' DIIIICKKK!!!!
 
2012-10-01 10:47:55 PM
Ahhh my alma mater
 
2012-10-01 10:53:00 PM

The First Four Katy Perry Albums: semiotix: If it's the guy that the reddit threads say it is, he's tenured. So he'll be fine, and whatever glimpse of old man ass those kids might have been subjected to was still probably less painful than a typical Calc 1 lecture.

Calc I instructors at random state universities are not typically going to be tenured research faculty.


Maybe so. But the guy that reddit named is. Whether that guy is the guy, I couldn't say for sure.

Of course, tenure isn't meant to protect people who just go crrrrrRRRRAAAZEEEEE, and it probably won't really help this guy either, at least in terms of being let back into the classroom. He'll probably be gently encouraged to take disability and retire.
 
2012-10-01 10:56:02 PM
What is classier?
A) taking a photo of a man who had a mental breakdown
B) selling that pic to a news source
C) publishing that pic on the internet

the answer is D) profit

/people suck beyond the telling
 
2012-10-01 10:56:07 PM
Don't worry. He's got tenure so he will back on the job in a short few days.
 
2012-10-01 10:56:40 PM

semiotix: If it's the guy that the reddit threads say it is, he's tenured. So he'll be fine, and whatever glimpse of old man ass those kids might have been subjected to was still probably less painful than a typical Calc 1 lecture.


Can you teach from a padded cell?
 
2012-10-01 10:57:37 PM

DoctorCal: Sounds like the guy reached his limit.


He just couldn't integrate...
 
2012-10-01 10:58:19 PM
He has a Beautiful Mind. And body, apparently.
 
2012-10-01 11:02:40 PM
Shouldn't have divided by zero.
 
2012-10-01 11:03:42 PM

The First Four Katy Perry Albums: semiotix: If it's the guy that the reddit threads say it is, he's tenured. So he'll be fine, and whatever glimpse of old man ass those kids might have been subjected to was still probably less painful than a typical Calc 1 lecture.

Calc I instructors at random state universities are not typically going to be tenured research faculty.


I went to Random State U, and my calc I, II, and III profs were all tenured. Recitation was handled by grad students, though.

/ not MSU
// home of the Fighting Brownian Particles
 
2012-10-01 11:04:13 PM
I just feel so bad for this guy. So bad. He's clearly not evil or malevolent, he's just had his brain break down so totally that he can't control his behavior. I can't imagine how much pain he's in at the moment - he's either still so delusional that he's hurting too bad to act rationally, or he's finished with his psychotic break and therefore sane enough to know that he's just farked his career and the way that his colleagues will always see him.
 
2012-10-01 11:05:35 PM
Something something drink and derive.

/Had a calc prof who stared at the projector screen for a minute or two when the Mac plasma ball screen saver came on before finally saying "oh, you see it too. so it isn't just an acid flashback"
 
2012-10-01 11:05:46 PM

Eligarf: Shouldn't have divided by zero.


Event Horizon.
 
2012-10-01 11:06:02 PM
Need some CSB up in here.
 
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