Friday, December 02, 2005

A few good men (played by movie semi-stars)

The trailer for the new movie Annapolis features the deep-voiced guy saying the following: "In the toughest military academy in the nation... if you want to become a leader... you have to get through one man..."

And immediately, I imagine my friend Ric, who just got tenure at the Naval Academy but who in another life was my rush chair in my fraternity. One of his favorite stories is that the main negative comment on his student evaluations one year were the complaints from the cadets thathe cut off his long hair. What I want to know is if he can make his students drop and give him 20. Because if I could do that, man, what a class I would have. ("I'm sorry, I haven't done the reading, nor do I have the paper due today. Can I have an exten-" "Drop down, student and count it out loud!!" Bwahahahaha.)

4 comments:

beautifulalexandria said...

Perhaps a sign that a little power can be intoxicating...

:)

rebecca said...

Ric probably had a better chance in commanding the Dartmouth rushees to perform 20 spontaneous push-ups backthen than he does now with the Mids. Like the old adage says, youth is wasted on the young.

cardhead said...

I can make them stand at attention while in the classroom, but I am not normally allowed to order them around as I will. I have taunted one student into giving me 20 however...

Me: How could you possibly pass your physical readiness test? You're a Computer Science major! Look at your arms!

Student: Like this! *drops to floor*

Me: *Chuckles*

Student: One! Two! Three!...


You would think they would be smarter than that.

*hee hee*

cardhead said...

Oh, and for the record, I dread this movie. It appears to be the single movie the most unlike what it is reported to depict of any movie ever made. yet I will have to endure weeks of well meaning people asking me about it. "Do they really do that there?"

*sigh*