Evil Math Tutors

First of all, I’m not trying to censor people, I’m trying to vent my annoyance. OK?

I have noticed two phrases that are waaaaay overused on this message board. The most overused one is “knee-jerk”. The second is “intellectually lazy”.

The happiest day of my life was when people stopped using “keeping the lines of communication open” and “information superhighway”.

Please, we’re all intellingent people here - can’t we think of ways of expressing ourselves without using Bart-esque-like catch phrases? Or perhaps you’d like to share other overused phrases that drive you nuts.

PS If someone writes, “don’t have a cow, Mel” he or she will be somehow severely punished (especially you, Alphagene).

Oh, and if you start calling me a troll, you are wasting your breath. It’s really me, formerly Melanie, who is a computer idiot and had to change her name. I’ve been posting since June.

Don’t have a cow, man.

Well, shut my mouth. It’s also illegal to put squirrels down your pants for the purposes of gambling.

Hey Mel, howzya doin? Ya really screwed the pooch with the old confuser box, eh? Hey, it happens to everyone. What’s with the homepage link in your profile?

Okay, on topic now. Felch! 'Nuf said already.

Dopeler effect:
The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

Do you really think “patellar reflex liberal” is going to catch on? :slight_smile:

Melanie…Saxface? SAXFACE?

What’s wrong with SaxGoddess? Or SaxFiend? Or SaxAddict? Or SaxAppeal? Or Saxtuplet? Or Saxton? Or Saxagenarian?

Go out and come in again!


Uncle and Uke, I chose the name and the link because they are connected. One of my favorite bands is Toledo and the link goes to the ordering page for their CD. The best song on the CD is “Saxface”. Now I command you both to order it - it’s sort of a Tom Waits beatnik type sound with Ornette Coleman style freak out screaming horn. Fabulous stuff.

I don’t think I’m vain or talented enough to go with a complimentary sax pun.

Mullinator will be mutilated later for his totally unoriginal reply. You should’ve noted that I misspelled “intelligent” instead.

What is this, a saxophone-player love fest? Blow it out your spit-valves! This is the damn Pit!

Get a room you lousy reed-lovers…

Back off, man. I’m a scientist.


Saxes don’t have spit valves. It just kinda oozes out the side keys.

“We’ve all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.”

Computer science sage Robert Wilensky

Thank you Squid, for joining our sax-lovers circle. The way you described the ooze shows you know and appreciate the glistening accomplishments of the hard working sax player.

Alphie, why don’t you go start a bunson burner fan thread?

Saxface, the funny thing is (well, funny to me. Possibly sad and pathetic to others) is I skipped over the last line of your post promising to severely punish someone for using that line.

And there I go thinking I am being original and irritatingly funny.

Well, time to step up to the caning log like a man. Be gentle.

Thanks for the fun fact, Kenny G. But “Blow it out your spit valve” has a better comedic resonance that “Let it ooze out your side keys.”

And since we’re destroying comedy with nit-picks around here, it’s spelled “Bunsen”, SuxFace. After Robert W. Bunsen? So you suck at math and science. That’s OK, you can still play your little horn, though. :slight_smile:

Why don’t you go over to MPSIMS and start a “What’s your favorite arpeggio” thread?

Back off, man. I’m a scientist.

Excuse me for breathing, SaxFace, but what the hell does this topic have to do with “Evil Math Tutors?”
Here I was hoping to read about a murderer slaying his victims with calculus or using abstract algebra to seduce some young honey.

Gee, when I play the saxophone, most of the spit sorta collects right there in the mouthpiece, slobbering all over the reed. Sometimes when I get carried away it dribbles down my chin. I have to stop every so often and wipe the whole magilla on my pants.

But hey, blowing sax…chicks dig it!


Finally, we have awakened a cultural appreciation emotion in Alphagene! Well, it’s a hateful emotion, but it’s still something better than when he was calling himself an “uncultured fuck” (see the NY SDMB meeting minutes thread in MPSIMS).

Yep, named after Robert Wilhelm Bunsen, but not designed or constructed by him. That credit goes to Peter Desaga, a technician at the University of Heidelburg. Bunsen merely devised the concept of pre-mixing the fuel and air.

So stick that in your Erlenmeyer flask and titrate it.

Dopeler effect:
The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

Peyote, “evil math tutor” is a very common catch phrase here in NY. If you describe someone as an evil math tutor, you’re basically saying he’s a person you like, but takes things too seriously sometimes.

Uke, great for getting the blokes, too. :slight_smile:

Thank you for the explanation, SaxFace.
However, I live in Indiana & have never heard that expression used in the Heartland. But then in the county where I live, I’m lucky to hear the Queen’s English spoken correctly.

Peyote, you’re in Indiana?
Allow me to commiserate.

Posting from Muncie.

Since when is “evil math tutor” a New York expression? In 22 years of living there, I never heard it once.