Interesting. Apparently, the bit of good advice that Biff once received from his coach involves the use of a smoke grenade – that is quite an original approach when you’re talking about footba…uh, sorry, ice hockey. I almost have to wonder whether it is, strictly speaking, even legal in sports…but I admit I’ve never really studied the hockey rules. And perhaps Biff’s coach hasn’t done that, either. But whether it’s strictly legal or not, I would bet that there is at least a handful of purists who would consider it unfair and unsporting…there always is. The biggest issue, though, would likely be the TV rights…it’s hard to imagine a TV network shelling out big bucks for the rights to broadcast a game nobody can see.
One person who definitely considers the smoke grenade unfair and unsporting in this context is the evil!Professor. But it doesn’t bother him – he likes unfair and unsporting, naturally. And he doesn’t view it (to the degree he’s still able to see it) as an insurmountable tactical problem, either, relying on his long-established experience with smoke and mirrors. While last Thursday I might have joked that all Professors are evil, today evil!Professor Dr. proves to me that he, at least, is a lot more evil than the next-best Professor. It’s not the opaque lectures and opaquer exams that set him apart, though – it’s the fact that he does that on purpose. In your run-of-the-mill Professor, the opacity is simply a byproduct of incompetence, fueled by carelessness. They don’t realize that no sane human being could successfully wade through the swamp of their obscure private argot – they understand themselves, if barely, so they suppose everyone else is capable of doing the same. Evil!Professor Dr. is worse – he purposefully scours old English-Sumerian dictionaries for new obscure words to throw his students off the track, then rephrases his exam questions with the help of English As She Is Spoke.
But, anyway, how will this increasingly opaque affair work out for the two sides involved? I’m hoping for some clarity on Thursday, but I’m not overly optimistic, what with all this smoke. ._.