For the most part, I'm not one to complain about or, well, ridicule students. However. . .
My material culture students have papers due tomorrow. We practiced addressing the essay prompt in my sections, but the paper is a bit more complex than students may be used to writing, so the questions are pouring in via e-mail. By this point, most of their questions are honed and intelligent, so I'm happy to help.
That said, one e-mail did stick out.
The paper requires students to analyze a cultural artifact.
One student just informed me he's writing his paper on an egg.
As in the kind from a chicken.
And he added that his paper is progressing just fine, thankyouverymuch. He was just a little bit concerned that he wouldn't be able to address the material design issue, since eggs aren't, um, cultural artifacts.