Commencement 2023: the kids are all right » « I got the question Wearing the formal face mask today Yep, it’s that time of the year when I have to dress up in black. Share this:PrintEmailShare on TumblrTweet Commencement 2023: the kids are all right » « I got the question
chigau (違う) says
You should teach your classes dressed like that.
That’s a rather stylish mask, I love it!
But next time I might suggest going for something a little more evocative of the mouth guard Dr. Lecter wore on the occasion of emerging from his own basement classroom for a rare public appearance to the masses.
What type of mask is it?
What interests me most is that people in US academia on solemn occasions carry headgear that appears modelled on the headgear worn by Chinese emperors.
Today I learned Darth Vader has another mask for formal occasions.
A Jason-style mask would be good for occasions when it is raining hockey pucks outside.
I know! Wear the Predator face masks!
Dear PZ, we support your sanity. We continue to wear KN95 masks whenever we are exposed to idiots. I express appreciation for those that also mask up. Talk about a divisive issue! Talk about a divided society! There are those of us who take potential infection and disability or death seriously and those who ignorantly, blissfully pretend they won’t be gunned down by infection or real guns. Everyone I say this to agrees: ‘Welcome to the apocalypse!’
I don’t mind the mask, it is the square tile Merican academics are forced to wear that has me laughing.
Could they not wear funny wigs instead, like Brit lawyers? Or a very big cravat.
Eirik van der Meer says
Please do your best Bane-impersonation.
@9 birgerjohansson said: the square tile Merican academics are forced to wear that has me laughing.
Could they not wear funny wigs instead, like Brit lawyers?
I reply: but, you must know that if he were in England, the ‘mortarboard’ would protect him from John Cleese’s sparrows dropping coconuts on his head! Those moth-eaten wigs wouldn’t protect him as much, even though he would look rather silly in one.
And, I wonder if some those idiots that criticize us for wearing masks think they are some sort of abbreviated hijab. Or, maybe they think it’s just a yarmulke that slipped down over our faces.
What are you on about? The headdress to which you refer is also known as the “Oxford cap” and is a thoroughly English invention.
Ariaflame, BSc, BF, PhD says
Now me, I wear what I call the ‘silly floppy hat’ which is called a tudor bonnet and is used by PhDs where I live when at formal events like graduations.
Doc Bill says
Make sure you practice your Darth Vader breathing!
@5. beholder : “Today I learned Darth Vader has another mask for formal occasions.”
What?! Really? Cool. That’s news to me. Any link please?
In the (thankfully very few) graduations I’ve attended, one could easily tell students from faculty. Faculty did not wear the stupid hats.
Maybe it’s time to lead your university into the current century.
You have tenure. So you’re safe from any adverse consequences.
What? No that can’t be true. Non-academic administrators having that power? Salary? Class assignments? You’re kidding right?