This week, the Nass meditates on home life, hears from Tracy K. Smith, and telescopes space.
Sci-Fi Professor on Using Screen Share: I've flown too close to the sun. I tried to incorporate technology and now we're burning.
Roommate 1: Ok, so who's hotter, Putin or Trudeau?
Roommate 2: …
Roommate 3: Why is there a pause??
National Book Award Finalist: Why should I write when I could be watching soccer?
Speculating Professor: This was 14th century Italy, not exactly the most cheerful time.
Professor, about Shakespeare: Much ass-licking going on in this play.
Speaker was defecating: What's the generic formula for margin of error again?
Comp Lit Major: I don't mean to be dramatic, but they quite literally brought me to tears.
Dad: Are you having a good time at college?
Son: Dad, I'm dating. Isn't that exciting?
Graduated COS tech bro, on the relatability of poems: "Yeah, they're like the original memes."
Stoned graduate, with no job: It's like instead of getting a really awesome sandwich, they just got a Big Mac and put more bread in the middle.
Cinematic Prof: Kant’s argument was similar to what’s going on in the Matrix. But I've never actually seen the Matrix. Anyway, that’s what Kant is saying.
Failed Catholic: I don’t fear God enough to stay pescatarian.
Physics Major: I don’t fear God; I fear dark matter.
Desperate Fellowship Applicant: I raised Aaron Burr’s spirit to finish my research proposal.
Nass Enthusiast: That belongs in the Nass.