Our Most Flammable Issue

November 15, 2012


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Overheard in HIS 448

Professor Anthony Grafton: Devils were considered astral bodies with vocal cords who would become women, receive male semen, corrupt it diabolically, become men, and then inseminate women.

Overheard on Saturday night

Wasted Zete Sophomore: It's like who are you gonna kiss and who are you gonna love?

Overheard on Ivy list

Perceptive senior, reading party invitation: Is it logically possible for a party to be both “the largest” and “most exclusive”?

Overheard outside Viv

Junior pi phi, wistfully: I wanna eat today...

Overheard at Human Values Forum

Student: But professor, according to your theor--
P. Adams Sitney: It’s not a theory! It’s random bullshit said with intensity!

Overheard in Wilcox

Asian girl, matter-of-factly: I am actually a lot prettier when I am skinny.

Overheard in Ivy bathroom

Drunk man, singing to the tune of Katy Perry: In another life I would be a Jew

Overheard at Terrace

Band member: Let’s party with geniuses! You guys are sexy geniuses.

Overheard in Marquand

Student 1: Do you like Frank Gehry? The architect?
Student 2: Yeah, he’s great.
Student 3: Yeah, the architecture of Lewis Library reminds me of him.

Overheard in HUM/EAS 233

Professor, ostensibly trying to make a joke: The Third Princess is standing on the veranda as no proper woman should, because she is concerned about a cat out there. Kashiwagi sees that little pussy and is very interested. [pause followed by silence]

Overheard at Ivy

Sophomore girl: this is going to sound really stupid, but how do you spell “Terrace”?