...when I'm grading stacks and stacks of papers and final exams about world history and not missing teaching because I'm endlessly reading the dumb stuff that college-age kids, who ought to know better, are saying. Below are a few of my favorite comments--all from one stellar paper--but let me preface them with an apology to every Canadian ever:
"From my knowledge I do not know if Canada has done anything that had a great impact in the world, in which its history should be recognized."
"Even for me, someone who knows nothing about Canada and does not know the different provinces except Toronto...."
"Me as a U.S. citizen would go;"
"By studying environmental history we can predict the future."