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[Update]: Since this story got a lot of traction, Pado has come clean that he faked the whole thing. What Pado says started off as a joke to mess with a friend turned into a saga with the university that was about to get the professor in trouble – which is when Pado felt it was time to tell the truth.
[Original Story]: We have to give Geoff Pado's professor credit for connecting the dots when most of his students called in sick for class the day before Portal 2 released. After all, most grown-ups would probably assume that some kind of virus is sweeping through the dorms. My guess is the prof wanted to take the day off to play Portal 2 him or herself.Pado tweeted the following email from the professor: [Via Neatorama. Thanks to Jalen Bell for the tip!]
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Hahahah! This reminds me of when Halo: Reach came out. Our professor was comlplaining the day before that he was sick, and then he didnt even show up! It was hilarious because the next day we knew exactly why he wasnt there (some of us had decided to skip too, not me of course :P).
That is awesome. Props to that guy!
I wish I had teacher like him.
Could have been Mortal Kombat too.
Lmao I wish my professors will do this for Modern Warfare 3 and Gears 3 since there will probably be the same type of illness going around at that time.
Im so jealous!!! I wish my professors would do this. instead, i had two sit through a two hour lecture while i dreamed about playing portal 2
It's cool when someone is cool with what's happening around them and accepts it for what it is.
If anything they might pick it up themselves and see what the big deal is.
I see a gamer in the making, lol.
They are not feigning they all have a minor case of severe brain damage.
WTF? This is cool of the prof and all, but calling in sick to a college class? When I was in college if we didn't want to go to class we just didn't go. You make the decision and live with the consequences. Also Portal 2 is awesome. I took a day off from work yesterday to play - didn't call in sick... :-p
*** why couldn't my professors be that awesome?
Where are these teachers? Not at my college.
Well, that's one smart professor. But it also shows what's wrong with education these days :P But hey, if it's any consolation, it IS Portal we're talking about here, which is probably one of the more original and 'smarter' games of the year.
Well atleast Portal challenges your brain.. Not that it makes it right to skip school. But you get my drift... Right?
I wish my professors/teachers would do this....
Well if your entire class is going to be gone you might as well just cancel it anyways. Bet even the prof. wanted to take on Portal 2 as well.