Some of the typical mnemonics for remembering the spectral sequence of stars are "Oh Be A Fine Girl, Kiss Me" and "Overseas Broadcast Alert Flash, Godzilla Kills Mothra." I always ask students to come up with some of their own, and this is what I got:
Oh Boy, Astronomy Fun? Geez, you're Killing Me
O Baby Aiden Forever Giving Kim Migraines
Orbiting Bodies Are Far Greater Killing Machines
Old Bush And Family, God's Killing Machines
I love my students.
Other things they say:
Your lectures don't make me want to stick needles in my eyes. - Thank you.
I like to talk to you about these things because I don't have many friends. - Awww...this was after a science vs. religion conversation with a young man who is perfectly presentable and intelligent. Made me a little sad.
That's just how I bump. - This was a response to me teasing a student about how loud his music was blaring through his headphones.I've spent many a long night alone with my telescope. - I had to respond to that with a straight face to distract this young male student from the fact that one of the other lab groups burst into hysterics when overhearing that comment.
Gotta love 'em!