DM Me, David Remnick

March 31, 2017


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Overheard on iMessage

WASP: Y'all need Allah

Overheard in Poland

Nass writer: My dad was saying that he had to do this pledge task with Gorsuch... he was in this secret society with him at Columbia...
A's reject: Was it A's?

Overheard on the Upper West Side

Prep school trash boy: 9GAG is like the gateway to the deep web.

Overheard by Frist

Junior Pi Phi: I am so fed up with everyone on this campus who calls themselves a communist and isn't.

Overheard in GroupMe

Progressive Jewish Senior: If anyone wants to procrastinate, here's a cool interview with Noam Chomsky about being a Jewish progressive: [link]

Overheard Architecture Library

St. A's Junior, reading Nietzsche: *dabs*

Overheard at the Terrace Slavoj Zizek member’s night

Former Nass Managing Editor: This is the best thing to happen to me in my four years here. The only thing that would be better is if there was a blowup doll.

Overheard on the Upper West Side

David Remnick, wearing Nass sweatshirt, recounting story of interviewing a young man: "And then he asked me if I'd heard of the Nassau Weekly. I said, heard of it? I invented it!"

Overheard on the Upper West Side

Former Nass EIC, introducing herself: It's so wonderful to meet you, I don't even live here, and to walk into Barney Greengrass and see you wearing your Nass sweatshirt...
David Remnick: It's the Jewish dream!

Overheard in Clapp Hall

Black freshman: If I had white privilege, that would be lit.

Overheard in Frist

Texan: Dude, I love the Jews. That's what Princeton has taught me.

Overheard on an airplane

Random man in bathroom line: I'm not waiting for the bathroom; I'm just stretching. My wife killed my back last night. Not something to complain about. But it's true.

Overheard in Frist

Male Managing Editor: I've never checked a book out of Firestone.
Me: Oh, really?
Managing Editor: Yeah, I actually don't know how and at this point I'm too afraid to ask.

Overheard at Ivy

TI Male, to 21 Club President: Dude we need to plan this 21 club formal.
Ivy male: The 21 Club faces a pretty big adverse selection problem when it comes to planning.