Nasa Weekly

April 12, 2015


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Overheard in English 200 precept

Sophomore, about Paradise Lost: This reminds me of the Da Vinci Code!

Overheard on iMessage

Preppy junior: Oxblood Prada loafers are my white whale.

Overheard in the Genealogy of Morality

Nietzsche: The greatest haters of world history have always been priests.

Overheard on the Isle of Wight

Benedictine monk: You don’t have to talk to anyone at meals-- That’s probably the best part about being a monk.

Overheard outside Joseph Henry House

Comforting friend, on prestigious fellowships: They’re only trying to dissuade you because higher yield is sexy, institutionally.

Overheard in Terrace

Male: In general, my quality of life is better than the quality of life of the people in the books I read.

Overheard on Free and For Sale

Tasteful seller: Dior heels, $150...My mom bought these for me a while ago, but they’re too flashy for me.

Overheard in seminar

The World’s Smartest Woman: No offense meant to is great, we’re livin’ it, lovin’ it.

Overheard in the RoMa dungeon at 3:30 am

Thesis troll: I just Googled “how to be optimistic.”

Overheard at Harrods

Finance bro to woman, assertively: Do you like blueberries?
Woman: What?
Finance Bro: Do you want to eat blueberries with me some time?

Overheard in Frist

Squash freshman: What’s your thesis on?
KA COS major, dismissively: You wouldn’t understand.

Overheard on the TFC terrace

Sophomore male: No, I’m not a philosophy major, I’m an ORFE major. Philosophy is my side gig.

Overheard on iMessage

I just tripped on a raccoon.

Overheard in HIS 366

Prof. James, discussing Hitler: What are some other charismatic political figures of the 20th century?
Student 1: Reagan!
Student 2: JFK!
Student 3: Ghandi!
Student 1: Thatcher!
Prof. James, pausing: ...I don’t see that.

Overheard on NJ Transit

Sophomore Theta to other sophomore Theta, incredulously: Wait, you’ve never been to Paris!?

Overheard while abroad

Lit-mag editor: I wrote an opera about Britney and Justin’s breakup. It was performed in London and New York.

Overheard in Thesis Hell

Scholar/ Senior/ Sinner: Can I cite myself?