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Professor Horror Stories

The beginning of May marks the end of another college semester- a time when students frantically cram for exams and professors enter into possibly the biggest power trip of their careers.

Now I’m not ragging on professors.. in fact, when I went to A&M, I had one of the COOLEST professors ever. (Poli sci kids, I’m talking about Cary Nederman)

I just don’t see a problem with emailing your professors toward the end of the semester because you care about your grade, especially when you’re told there’s going to be another extra credit assignment and you’re .12 points from an A.

Why do they even assign those point grades? Why not just say 89?!

This is the scenario that a listener emailed me about. She says she has an 89.3 and when she emailed her prof about something she mentioned in class regarding a last minute point opportunity, she received this little gem:


I mentioned in class that I hate and detest last minute begging and it makes me very sad to have curved the final exam by 12 points since I felt you deserved one more chance for extra points. I’m sorry but you had five months to earn the grade you received. To grant you extra credit is immoral, unethical, and illegal. (Federal laws)

I’d be happy to take that away, which I still can do, and it would lower your grade significantly. In fact, grades are not finalized yet, and I still maybe just have to remove the curve.


*The names in this email have been slightly (and hilariously) altered to protect the individuals involved*

Now that’s just too much. I get that profs are inundated by these messages at the end of the semester, but it’s not begging if you have a valid question. And I would like to point out, if the curve was taken away, *Melissa would still have a B.. she just wanted to make sure she wasn’t missing out on something that could earn her that extra .12.

So her response?

“So… is that a no?”

HAHA priceless!

In honor of this brave individual, I want to hear your professor horror stories. Time to take a break from studying and rant and rave now that the semester is almost over!

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever encountered in a class?

Here’s mine:

I was working in Houston, taking classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I had to miss a class where a major assignment was handed out, but I told the prof in advance I couldn’t make it, and set up an appointment with him (at his convenience) to get it. After working on this bad boy for 2 weeks, I went in for our mandatory final rough draft meeting, and he told me I had done everything wrong.

Turns out.. he’d given me the wrong assignment. And instead of grading me on the one he gave me, he let me have a full two days to complete the “right one.”

Yeah, between studying for finals and a full time job in another city, want to take a guess at how many @*!&s I gave on that? I think he ended up being pretty nice in the grading, but that experience haunts me.

So instead of ripping your profs online like I did, just tell me your stories here!

Happy Finals!


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AUDIO: Taylor Sansom – POP

“Handsome Sansom” aka Taylor Sansom returns to the show to chat with me for a bit, before stealing my heart with that deep voice.

Ladies, come out and hear this guy tonight at 8pm at Ozona Grill and Bar for Party on the Patio!

DON’T FORGET that tonight is the big $500 Ozona giveaway! So whether you want to throw an awesome end of the year graduation party or just eat free for a while, remember you must be present to win it TONIGHT! If you haven’t registered yet, you can do it tonight before the drawing!

We’ll have crawfish at 6:30 on the patio as well as those $2 wells, $2 domestic drafts, and our $3 Kai? Chai? Ki? whatever it’s something delicious involving whiskey. Come let Ben sling one up for you tonight!

See yall there. :) and GOOD LUCK!

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Scarlett Johansson Hates You.

What a coincidence!!! Because I now hate Scarlett Johansson.

Here’s what she had to say about your rudeness, peasant:

“I’m constantly surprised by how rude people are. You’ll be having an intimate dinner with a friend and there’s somebody on the table behind with a cameraphone pointing at your face. I think, ‘I would never take a photo of someone without asking.’

I’m not traumatized by it but I find it can bring out the worst in humanity sometimes.”


I hope when she’s up at night crying about this, she finds solace in her giant piles of money.

Do I feel bad for her? No. I hate when high profile celebrities say stupid things. It’s called FAME, if you didn’t want it, YOU GOT INTO THE WRONG BUSINESS. You make millions off your FANS.. so who cares if they want to take your picture?!

Honestly, I don’t think that’s rude at all. Actually I think interrupting said hypothetical intimate dinner to ask if you can take her picture would be waaaay worse. And doesn’t that just come with the territory?

I’m not really one to snap pics of celebs, but have you ever done this? And do you think it’s rude?

Or do you think Scar Jo’s holier than though attitude is rude and borderline obnoxious? Because I do, I DO.


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Check out our awesome RTR featured artists this week, Walking Bear.

They stopped by the show to play a few songs and sass me. Catch ‘em tonight at Ozona Grill & Bar for Party on the Patio starting at 8.

We’ll have $2 wells, $2 domestic drafts, and a $3 Koolaid shot. PLUS there’s crawfish on the patio starting at 6:30.

Come early for a good seat, you’ll see what I mean when you take a listen.. ;)

And find out the date of our big $500 Ozona Giveaway Reveal HERE! Remember you must be present to win!

See yall tonight.


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