I have always wanted to be a college professor. That is my retirement plan.
I always had a lot of respect for my engineering professors who did a lifetime in industry and then taught and brought their industry experience into the classroom.
I wanted to follow in their footsteps.
Since every professor has to be more political, I realize I must be to.
Here is my proposal. I want to teach a class called “Understanding Late 20th Century Humor.” The entire curriculum will be exposure to great works of American humor, then the students must write a short paper, no more than two pages, about why it is funny. There is only one rule: any mention of why it’s not funny is an automatic fail.
Here is my curriculum:
- Blazing Saddles
- Young Frankenstein
- Robin Hood: Men in Tights
- Back to School
- Silver Streak
- Bill Cosby: Himself
- Robin Williams: Live at the Met
- Eddie Murphy: Raw
- Richard Prior: Live in Concert
- Sam Kinison: Breaking the Rules
- Jackie Mason: The World According to Me!
- Dave Chappelle: Killin’ Them Softly
We will watch the movie, and then you have to tell me why it’s funny.
I’ll even bring the popcorn.
I believe any student that can make it through the entire class will be permanently inoculated against microaggressions and snowflakism for life.
Until I find a teaching position, feel free to go through the curriculum online via YouTube, Amazon Prime, and Netflix.