Go Take a Flying Leap

An OSU Architecture prof (I’ll call him Dr. Jones) had a habit of telling his students to “Go take a flying leap” when they gave dumb answers. One student decided to take the prof to task; the class was taught in a second floor room so the student practiced jumping out the window (with the help of an assistant who would catch his arms as he jumped). The two got this down to an art, and one day provoked the “flying leap” comment from Dr. Jones. The student said, “Okay, if you say so,” turned around, and leapt out the window. His partner (who was supposed to grab him but say, “oh God, I missed him !”) *did* miss, and the jumper fell and broke his ankle.

No, this is not a cut on stupid practical jokes. The humor follows:

As a result of this episode, the department chairman had to file an accident report. One line of the form requires the DC to outline “What actions will be taken to prevent future recurrences of this accident ?”

The Department Chief answered, “In the future, all of Dr. Jones’s courses will be taught in the basement.”

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