2 definitions by panopticonopolis
When a class discussion is hijacked by a rambling, tangential and eventually irrelevant but wholly derailing observation, grievance or out-and-out rant by one of the class participants.
We were in our final session on behavioral economics and this woman started classjacking the discussion into the moral underpinnings and motivations of the study of economics, behavioral or otherwise.
by panopticonopolis Nov 10, 2009 add a video
The act of citing a source to support a hypothesis and burying the reference in a footnote or endnote that, once investigated, turns out to be irrelevant, spurious or entirely fictitious.
Similar to quote-stuffing, a common practice in academic paper-writing, but not to be confused with quote mining.
I was trying to track down that juicy reference that Malcolm Gladwell dropped about what Nietzsche said about cell phones but it turned out to be total quote-laundering.
by panopticonopolis Dec 1, 2011 add a video