Omar, all is forgiven.
More to come . . .
Here at Where's Luke?, we always try to bring you the best. But sometimes, we get fuckin' lazy and don't post much, like the past few weeks. So it's nice to receive a little love letter like this one, from our buddy whom we'll call Lumpy. Without further adieu, a guest post from Lumpy...
Thank you to Open Bar, Side Bar, Chuckjerry, and the Notorious LJT for allowing me to contribute to this blog, which I enjoy thoroughly and check for updates almost daily.
I would like to remain anonymous on this blog (Editors' note: Lumpy, see above), though if you are reading this, chances are that we know each other rather well. Throughout my childhood and teen years I was often encouraged to “win it” and some may describe me today as follicle-ly challenged.
Recently I heard about a website called “ratemyteacher.com.” This woman I know claimed that her students rated her as the “hottest teacher at school.” I did not find this rating system on the website, nor did I think this subsequent rating about her was possible because I have vision.
On a random ride down route four on the bodega bus, I saw our old high school and decided to check ratemyteacher.com for THS, particularly many of the student ratings for our old teachers.
Just to be clear, the smiley is the overall rating, followed by the teachers name, subject, number of ratings and numeric overall score (5 is the highest rating possible.) The comments from students (in blue), especially the negative ones, should probably be taken with a boulder-sized grain of salt.
Well maybe we won’t need the salt shaker for this one, but please keep it in mind for the rest.
Great teacher, and a nice lady. Two memories I have- 1.To get the class quiet one day (cause we were being dicks) she slammed the door and broke the glass. 2. She gave everyone a hug on the last day of class. Honestly though, she brought the “class” into classroom.
Apparently her students agree:
But maybe not all of them:
some guy, Physical Education 9 2.8
His students comment:
(Fall back: 1. chill out, relax, stop trippin 2. hop off to get off ya nuts.)
My favorite student comment about this guy: taught my mom and now me, still fun
Actually, this guy has taught Drivers Education to 5 generations of the Voce Family. Great-great-great Grandma (aka “mostly dead”) was taught by Mr. Vuono on the Ford Model T.
In their most recent holiday card to this guy, the Voce Family wrote “To our families favorite teacher, who has provided us with countless hours of entertainment through our own unique impressions around the family table, Happy Holidays, hope you can teach little Katlin in 2023.”
Her students comment:
I just remember this being one of the most fun classes for me. A lot of us and our friends were in this class and we acted like complete dicks the entire time.
His students comment:
he is the worse (This student is probably bi-lingually dumb -- stupid in two languages.)
I had this guy or as we called him for no apparent reason “Mr. HardPenis.” I think Jason Hosey said it once and I repeated it, like I did with many things he said. I liked this guy and thought he was a great teacher, but I remember him going on tangents sometimes, once he spent an entire class telling us about the best brands of watches in the world, in great detail. The only time I really saw him lose his cool was when he taught us that “jardines” was “gardner” in Spanish and Leon Autry called him Mr. Gardner. ChuckJerry-Do any of your Hispanic students ever call you Mr. Jardines, can I call you Mr. HardPenis?
Konsevick Michael Math 2 2.8
Also known as Coach K, my two favorite Coach K quotes:
“AAAAAAAAHHHHHhhh! Evan, you fuckin' suck!”
“The three biggest lies ever told are: 1) The check is in the mail; 2) I’m on the way; 3) I won’t cum in your mouth” (Diesal, thank you for telling me about this last quote, just hearing it second hand in your Coach K voice was one of the highlights of my high school career)
Loeser Math 4 1.5
That can’t really be his/her last name. Is there a French pronunciation that I am missing?
Zubiaurre Peter Drafting 3 4.7
Maybe I am missing something (and no doubt one of you guys will point it out if I am) but are we really teaching drafting, wasn’t that used for architecture and engineering blueprints before we had something called computers? Are we also teaching cartography just to make sure that the satellite imaging isn’t making mistakes? I checked with one of the current Teaneck School Board Members who shall also remain anonymous and he/she does “not have any idea what they do in this class.”Hey everyone, please share some of your own opinions/stories. I had a lot of fun writing this post and I hope you enjoyed reading it. The ball is on the tee, share some stuff if you get a chance. Oh yeah, and if you want to check out ratemyteacher.com, feel free to use my account, login: FrankAllen Password: JimDelaney.
Minaya, right, with his latest addition to the Mets' pitching rotation, 78 year-old Phil Neikro.
Omar, you have my apologies, especially since the article goes on to note that you remained current on your duties as GM, taking calls and e-mails as they came. Fair enough.L'chaim . . . now go make a trade for Santana.
A vast, right field conspiracy?
Do you see where I am going with this? Brian Schneider, Angel Pagan, that other guy from the Nationals. This is not how you take a championship-caliber team with a few holes and get them over the top. The Mets need pitching, so we trade young outfielders for other young (and shittier) outfielders. The Mets need a catcher, so after Yorvit Torrealba (worst. name. ever.) doesn't pan out we promote The Pillsbury Doughmuchacho to do more of the catching.
I have been repeatedly astounded by what a lousy job Omar Minaya has done with the Mets this offseason, but this week really takes the Challah.
A few days ago, it was reported on mlb.com that the Mets were still very much in the running to nail down a trade with the Twins for Johan Santana. As any baseball fan knows, Santana is one of the best two or three pitchers in baseball, would provide a huge boost to the Mets rotation, and would single-handedly make them a much better team.
So how did our GM handle this news? What phone calls is he making? What meetings is he setting up to make sure that this tenuous and uncertain opportunity isn't squandered?
None. He is in Israel. As the New York Times reported last Friday,
General Manager Omar Minaya was getting ready to depart for an eight-day good-will tour of Israel.
Minaya’s involvement evolved from his friendship with the player agent Arn Tellem, who is leading the delegation and is on the board of directors of Seeds For Peace, which strives to improve relations between Israeli and Palestinian children.
The trip will mark the second consecutive off-season that Minaya has visited a foreign country for the first time. Last winter, Minaya spent time in Ghana as part of a delegation that was trying to heighten interest in baseball
SUNDAY, Jan. 6 (HealthDay News) -- The first on-the-scene study of college drinking behavior shows that parties with drinking games result in higher blood alcohol levels, while themed parties encourage college women to drink more heavily than men, new research suggests.And finally, here's one more bit of 100%-pure amazingness:
The researchers found that playing drinking games, having a personal history of binge drinking, attending a party with many other intoxicated people, and attending a themed event all predicted higher blood alcohol levels.Again, no fucking way!