The Pompous Prof

image15I had a particularly pompous college Literature prof who loved to pontificate. Once he’d made a pronouncement, there was simply nothing more to be said.

The class was aching to see him taken down. One day he made the judgment, “All books titled after characters are named for their protagonists (heroes). Period.”  He started rattling off examples: “Huckleberry Finn, Anna Karenina, Don Quixote, Oliver Twist…”

Then the class anarchist Stuart quietly muttered, “Moby Dick.” 

The class stood and cheered.

~from How to Add Humor (for Writers, Teachers, Speakers) – Part Three

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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6 Responses to The Pompous Prof

  1. Mike says:

    Three cheers for Stuart!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Nancy Ruegg says:

    And then what happened?!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ah, the stuff of dreams… especially if you were a student who received bad grades on a regular bases in that class.

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