Fictional Faculty Draft?

Discussion in 'Education and Academia' started by Jacen McCullough, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Norks Toll was last and TSO and Howard are on their own schedule so Iceblink? Let's not crap out with the end in sight, folks.

    5- TheSlipperyOne
    6- Howard Zinn
    7- IceBlink
    8- Anteaters FC
    9- bungadiri
    10- Via_Chicago
     
  2. Iceblink

    Iceblink Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Ipswich Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Me? Ok! Is this my last pick?

    Ok.... here we go.

    Mutant Biker by night... teacher by day...

    Who could forget this line?

    "Can we keep this... between us? I'd hate to lose my teaching job..."

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  3. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think I'm going to go ahead. Anteater's window has passed but normally I'd wait a little longer. However, I'm on a business trip and my own window is closing for the next day or so (probably).

    So, for my last pick I select (with apologies to Anteater)...

    Otto Meyer, the self-effacing, profoundly decent and quietly heroic high school principal of Richard Russo's Empire Falls.
     
  4. Via_Chicago

    Via_Chicago Member

    Apr 1, 2004
    Bay Area, California
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Final pick: William of Baskerville, the mentor and priest from Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose:

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    Professor of philosophy, theology, and history.
     
  5. Anteaters FC

    Anteaters FC New Member

    Mar 28, 2004
    Santa Monica
    Sorry I missed my turn.

    For my final pick, to get some discipline into my students, I select...
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    R. Lee Ermey as Gunnery Seargent Hartman in Full Metal Jacket.
     
  6. Jacen McCullough

    Nov 23, 1998
    Maryland
    ROUND 1:

    1- Me- John Keating
    2- Gringo- Ms. Burke
    3- Ismitje- Dr. J
    4- Norsk Troll- Jean Brodie
    5- TheSlipperyOne- Freddie Shoop
    6- Howard Zinn- Sean Maguire
    7- IceBlink- Mr. Hand
    8- Anteaters FC- Indiana Jones
    9- bungadiri- Jack Aubrey
    10- Via_Chicago- Yoda

    ROUND 2:

    1- Jacen McCullough- Albus Dumbledore
    2- GringoTex- Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher" teacher
    3- Ismitje- Dr. Teeth
    4- Norsk Troll- Coach Norman Dale
    5- TheSlipperyOne-Professor Dave Jennings
    6- Howard Zinn- Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
    7- IceBlink- Severus Snape
    8- Anteaters FC- Miss Cross
    9- bungadiri- Thufir Hawat
    10- Via_Chicago- Professor Grady Tripp


    ROUND 3:

    1- Jacen McCullough- Lisa from Weird Science
    2- GringoTex- Dean Wormer
    3- Ismitje- Dr. Hans Zarkov
    4- Norsk Troll- Mr. Chipping
    5- TheSlipperyOne- Dr. Diane Turner
    6- Howard Zinn- Miss Bliss
    7- IceBlink- Mr. Ray
    8- Anteaters FC- Jaime Escalante
    9- bungadiri- Ho'ed up Jane Eyre
    10- Via_Chicago- Principal Skinner

    Round 4:

    1- Jacen McCullough- Izumi
    2- GringoTex- High noon school marm
    3- Ismitje- Dr. Rosenrosen
    4- Norsk Troll- Captain John H. Miller
    5- TheSlipperyOne- Dewey Finn
    6- Howard Zinn- Bim
    7- IceBlink- Professor Charles Xavier
    8- Anteaters FC- Dean from the Simpsons
    9- bungadiri- Teshoo Lama
    10- Via_Chicago- Mr. Miyagi

    Round 5:

    1- Jacen McCullough- Dick Solomon
    2- GringoTex- School Teacher from Truffaut's "Small Change"
    3- Ismitje- Dr. Cliff Huxtable
    4- Norsk Troll- Mark Thackeray
    5- TheSlipperyOne- Emma Frost
    6- Howard Zinn- Veronica Vaughn
    7- IceBlink- Miss Crabtree
    8- Anteaters FC- The Professor
    9- bungadiri- Ms. Frizzle
    10- Via_Chicago- Jenny Calendar


    Round 6:


    1- Jacen McCullough- George Feeney
    2- GringoTex- The Teacher of the Wild Child
    3- Ismitje- Dr. Ludmila Krobopkin
    4- Norsk Troll- Gabe Kotter
    5- TheSlipperyOne- Chun
    6- Howard Zinn- Father Barry
    7- IceBlink- The Fonz
    8- Anteaters FC- Mr. Bergstrom (aka Mr. Nerdstrom and Mr. Boogerstrom)
    9- bungadiri- Maggie Eagle Bear
    10- Via_Chicago- Joseph Pagnol

    Round 7:


    1- Jacen McCullough- Sister Mary Clarence
    2- GringoTex- PENDING
    3- Ismitje- JL Chamberlain
    4- Norsk Troll- Tom Crick
    5- TheSlipperyOne- Stiffler
    6- Howard Zinn- Louanne Johnson
    7- IceBlink- Moche the Beadle
    8- Anteaters FC- Etheline Tenenbaum
    9- bungadiri- Prospero
    10- Via_Chicago- Jonathan Shale


    Round 8:

    1- Jacen McCullough- Basil Hallward
    2- GringoTex- PENDING
    3- Ismitje- Dr. Peter Venkman
    4- Norsk Troll- Koro
    5- TheSlipperyOne- Dr. Seth Brundle
    6- Howard Zinn- PENDING
    7- IceBlink- Mrs. Wormwood
    8- Anteaters FC- Jack Gladney
    9- bungadiri- Master Palemon
    10- Via_Chicago- Mlle Davenne


    Round 9:


    1- Jacen McCullough- Nanny from the Muppet Babies
    2- GringoTex- PENDING
    3- Ismitje- Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff
    4- Norsk Troll- Professor RJ Lupin
    5- TheSlipperyOne- PENDING
    6- Howard Zinn- On the clock
    7- IceBlink- Mr. Mike Seaver
    8- Anteaters FC- Bleeding Gums Murphy
    9- bungadiri- Miss Honey
    10- Via_Chicago- Creakle


    Round 10


    1- Jacen McCullough- Bill Rago
    2- GringoTex- PENDING
    3- Ismitje- Carol Vessey
    4- Norsk Troll- Joachim Dallayrac
    5- TheSlipperyOne- PENDING
    6- Howard Zinn- PENDING
    7- IceBlink- Mutant Biker?
    8- Anteaters FC- Gunnery Seargent Hartman
    9- bungadiri- Otto Meyer
    10- Via_Chicago- William of Baskerville


    Here's your recap post. Gringo has 4 pending picks. TheSlipperyOne has 2 pending picks. Howard Zinn has 3 pending picks. I'll explain the time left and the judging in just a few minutes.
     
  7. Jacen McCullough

    Nov 23, 1998
    Maryland
    OK. Here's how the grading of the draft will work. Starting right now (11pm Eastern time on Wednesday), there will be a 24-hour window. That window will serve 2 purposes. The first is to give the folks with missing picks a chance to catch up. The second is for everyone to try and sell their school. Make a post that explains your school and why someone would want to go there. List your faculty and why they are the best.

    After that window closes (at 11 pm Eastern time on Thursday), the voting window will be open. Each poster in the draft will choose their favorite three faculties. You may not select your own faculty. Every 1st place vote will give that faculty 10 points. Every 2nd place vote will give 7 points and every 3rd place vote will give 5 points. Your top three should be PM'd to me. At 11pm on Friday evening, I will talley the vote totals and announce the winner.
     
  8. Jacen McCullough

    Nov 23, 1998
    Maryland
    The "Who needs math" School:

    1- John Keating from "Dead Poet's Society (English lit)
    2- Albus Dumbledore from "Harry Potter (Headmaster)
    3- Lisa from "Weird Science" (Gym, health and sex ed)
    4- Izumi from Full Metal Alchemist (Military Science and creative reproduction)
    5- Dick Solomon from "Third Rock from the Sun" (Science/Physics)
    6- Mr. Feeney from "Boy Meets World" (History)
    7- Sister Mary Clarence from "Sister Act 2" (Music)
    8- Basil Hallward (Art) from "The Portrait of Dorian Grey"
    9- Nanny from Muppet Babies (Early Childhood Education)
    10- Bill Rago from "Renaissance Man" (Shakespeare)

    Hate math? Come to the who needs math school! We don't even bother carrying a math teacher on the faculty (or the hiring director just couldn't count. Take your choice). What we do have at the WNM school is a solid liberal arts faculty. Education starts from the top, and WNM has the best headmaster around running the school. Albus Dumbledore, formerly of Hogwarts, is even willing to sacrifice his life for his pupils.

    In the classroom, the curriculum is rigorous. Students find out about the past from worldly "next-door neighbor" type Mr. Feeney. They learn physics from (other) worldly Dick Solomon. Basil Hallward helps his students bring their artwork to life, and Sister Mary Clarence shows the students how to sing Vegas style.

    Students will learn how to care for young muppets from none other than Nanny of Muppet Babies fame, and they will learn to care for themselves and their own health from sex ed and general health teacher Lisa. Students with a desire to look into the military may take JR ROTC classes with Izumi.

    Finally, the literature program is rock solid with Mr. John Keating handling English Lit courses dealing with the Romantics and drama. If you happen to be a lover of the Bard, you may want to enroll in Bill Rago's Shakespeare elective [1st class to be held on the Victory Tower].

    If you love literature, science and...interesting teachers, enroll in WNM today!
     
  9. Norsk Troll

    Norsk Troll Member+

    Sep 7, 2000
    Central NJ
    Norsk Troll's School of Hard Knocks

    1) Jean Brodie (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)
    2) Coach Norman Dale (Hoosiers)
    3) Mr. Chipping (Goodbye, Mr. Chips)
    4) Captain John H. Miller (Saving Private Ryan)
    5) Mark Thackeray (To Sir, with Love)
    6) Gabe Kotter (Welcome Back, Kotter)
    7) Tom Crick (Waterland)
    8) Koro (Whale Rider)
    9) R. J. Lupin (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)
    10) Joachim Dallayrac (Le Maître de Musique)

    In my school, we can take kids who haven't had the best opportunities in life, and catch them up to where they belong, teaching them life lessons along the way (Gabe Kotter). If they have disciplinary problems, our teachers can handle them (Captain Miller, Mark Thackeray, RJ Lupin), or if they need to learn how to fight, we can teach them the way of the warrior (Koro) and the way to defend themselves (RJ Lupin).

    They will learn the history of their land and its people, not just dates and names of battles (Tom Crick, Koro). They will learn the melodies of literature (Jean Brodie, Captain Miller) and the stories of song (Joachim Dallayrac). They will also learn to hone their bodies and win against stronger competition (Coach Dale). And they will all do it within the confines of a school run by a most beloved but entirely modest headmaster (Mr. Chipping).
     
  10. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Reluctant Messiah Academy: For Late Bloomers and Persons of Veiled Promise

    Faculty/Subjects Taught

    Jack Aubrey/ Mathematics, Naval Combat, Imperial Drunken Whoring
    Thufir Hawat/ Borgia Professor for Advanced Combinatorics and Political Intrigue
    Ho'ed up Jane Eyre/ General Elementary Education and Family Counseling
    Teshoo Lama/ General Motors Professor of Metaphysical Geography and South Asian Religions (Director of the Study Abroad Program)
    Ms. Frizzle/ Hallucinogenic Science Education and Psychotropic Herbology
    Maggie Eagle Bear/ Subaltern Studies of Futile but Noble Resistance to Soulless Bureaucrats
    Prospero/ Spiritual Psychology and Awakening
    Master Palemon/ Mechanical Forensics (Detention Supervisor)
    Miss Honey/ Psychokinetics and Inheritance Law
    Otto Meyer/ Headmaster

    Do you have hidden potential? Are you thwarted by implacable tormentors? Unfairly burdened by the unhappy and preternaturally lingering consequences of poor choices past? Freighted with an overwhelming and unwanted destiny? Then this is the school for you. Each of our faculty members have either actually lived lives like yours or have successfully delivered charges safely (or close enough) to the shores of new and exciting selves. You have no idea who you are…yet.
     
  11. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sounds good; how do we vote: On the thread or by secret ballot (pm to you)?
     
  12. Jacen McCullough

    Nov 23, 1998
    Maryland
    PM to me (I'll have to clear out some space). If anyone feels like sharing their vote publicly, they can do so after the final results are revealed.
     
  13. Via_Chicago

    Via_Chicago Member

    Apr 1, 2004
    Bay Area, California
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    St. Anselm's Corrective School:

    Yoda - Professor of Philosophy and Mind Science
    Grady Tripp - Professor of English Languages and Literature/Herbology
    Principal Skinner - Headmaster
    Mr. Miyagi - Professor of Physical Education and "Life Science"
    Jenny Calendar - HIPS Professor and Professor of the History of Magic and Esoterica
    Joseph Pagnol - Professor of Romance Languages and Literature/History
    Jonathan Shale - Professor of American History/Campus Security
    Mlle Davenne - Professor of Music
    Creakle - Professor of Mathematics/Detention Supervisor
    William of Baskerville - Professor of Religious Studies/Physical Sciences/Medieval Philosophy
     
  14. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I really had two drafts, the rebel and the legitimate. The rebel draft lasted six rounds with four rounds of legitimate-ness.

    The pros of my faculty:

    Really good meetings featuring Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff (aka Grouch Marx) and Dr. Heathcliffe Huxtable (aka Bill Cosby).

    Faculty who saved the world including Dr. Hans Zarkov (take that, Ming the Merciless!) and Dr. Peter Venkman (Down with Gozar!). Plus, Venkman brings Spengler and Stanz along - a 3-in-1 pick.

    Faculty who saved the US of A by holding the flank at the Battle of Gettysburg. Welcome Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, one of the greatest Americans of all time.

    Strict enforcement of plagiarism policies courtesy of resident pain expert Dr. Ludmila Krobopkin.

    Certain recruitment of McDonald's All-American basketball players and associated TV appearances (read more money for the university) resulting from the hire of Dr. J to coach basketball. On to the NCAA tourney for sure!

    Resident babe Carol Vessey.

    The cons of my faculty:

    A puppet (sorry - a Muppet) teaching music and regardless of what you think of Dr. Teeth and his music, he is in fact made of felt.

    Faculty fired from another prestigious university for questionable use of human subjects (that's you, Dr. Venkman - testing the use of electric shock as an inhibitor of extrasensory perception? But he's welcome here after saving the world - and this next part should be moved back to the 'pro' section: a spousal accomodation hire featuring a top musician from the NY Philharmonic Orchestra!)

    Irwin Fletcher aka Dr. Rosenrosen may be too good of an investigative journalist. Whilst teaching he could also impersonate the VP of Finance, a research scientist, or any number of other people on campus, resulting in chaos. Though, having impersonated Mr. Poon, a Commanche Indian, he might help with diversity requirements.

    Most of these people aren't really teachers since I worked hard for six rounds not to select anyone any of you might want to pick for your own faculties!

    Thus, to review my faculty:

    Dr. J, Julius Erving
    Dr. Teeth
    Dr. Hans Zarkov
    Dr. Rosenrosen
    Dr. Cliff Huxtable
    Dr. Ludmila Krobopkin
    Professor and Brigadier General Joshual Lawrence Chamberlain
    Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Ray Stanz, and Dr. Egon Spengler + spousal accomodation
    Professor Quincy Adams Flagstaff
    Carol Vessey

    I'll work on a clever name for the school if it'll afect your vote!
     
  15. Iceblink

    Iceblink Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Ipswich Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My complete draft:

    1. Mr. Hand from Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    2. Severus Snape from Hogwarts (Harry Potter Potions Professor)
    3. Mr. Ray from Finding Nemo (rideable teacher)
    4. Professor X (Charles Xavier)
    5. Miss Crabtree from The Little Rascals
    6. The Fonz from Happy Days who became an auto shop teacher
    7. Moche the Beadle from Elie Wiesel's Night
    8. Mrs. Wormwood, Calvin's teacher from Calvin and Hobbes
    9. Mike Seaver from Growing Pains
    10. The Mutant Biker afraid to lose his teaching job from Weird Science
     
  16. ZeekLTK

    ZeekLTK Member

    Mar 5, 2004
    Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    I can't believe no one picked the Kidergarten Cop!

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    :D
     
  17. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I assume you've read about this casting move:


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  18. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Also - should we be worried that two of our collective picks come from Weird Science? :eek:
     
  19. Jacen McCullough

    Nov 23, 1998
    Maryland
    OK, I realize that folks were probably out drinking (and recovering from), but so far, I've only received votes from 2 of our 10 participants (and that includes myself). I'll extend the voting until Monday (to take the weekend thing into account), but I'd like to wrap it all up then.
     
  20. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sorry. I've been waiting for the others to finish their belated picks. Plus I'm having trouble deciding.
     
  21. Jacen McCullough

    Nov 23, 1998
    Maryland
    Well, voting deadline is up. We got votes from 5 of the 10 drafters (disappointing, but what are you gonna do, eh?).

    I'll tabulate the results and post them momentarily.
     
  22. Jacen McCullough

    Nov 23, 1998
    Maryland
    Once again, the points were worth as follows:

    1st= 10, 2nd =7, 3rd = 5

    Five of the ten drafters placed votes, none voting for themselves. The final results are as follows:

    In sixth place, with 10 points (from 1 first place vote), we have Ismitje's rebel/legit draft.

    In fifth place, with 12 points, we have Iceblink.

    In fourth place, with 15 points (including 1 first place vote), we have Via Chicago.

    In third place, with 20 points (including 1 first place vote), we have Bungadiri.

    Runner up, with 26 points (though no first place votes), we have my Who Needs Math school.

    That means that the winner, with 27 points, including 2 first place votes, is Norsk Troll's School of Hard Knocks.

    Congrats Norsk!


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    Final rankings:

    6- Ismitje- 10 points (1 first place vote)
    5- Iceblink- 12 points
    4- Via Chicago- 15 points (1 first place vote)
    3- Bungadiri- 20 points (1 first place vote)
    2- Jacen McCullough- 26 points (3 second place votes)

    WINNER-

    Norsk Troll- 27 points (two first place votes)
     
  23. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hereby reinstate my rebel draft and declare myself WINNER!!!
     
  24. Norsk Troll

    Norsk Troll Member+

    Sep 7, 2000
    Central NJ
    Thank you, thank you. And please note that the board of directors has decided to raise tuition effective immediately.
     
  25. Iceblink

    Iceblink Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Ipswich Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Crap. Last time I checked, we were still waiting for the final drafter. Or was that the book draft.

    Anyway, I didn't know we were voting.

    Oh well.
     

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