A Treatise of Human Nature

November 12, 2017


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Overheard at Princeton football game

Politics major, on Cornell band halftime show: Oh my god! This looks JUST like the North Korean mass show.

Overheard on campus

Former Nass-er: Is that a real book?
Nass Junior: Yeah.
Former Nass-er: Oh, so it's not fiction?

Overheard at NYU

Senior NYU girl: We're both artsy. But I'm, like, aesthetic artsy, and she's, like, DIY-artsy.

Overheard in Canada

Prince editor: What is student journalism if not gossip?

Overheard in Ivy

Frat pledge: This is the first time I haven't worn a street to the shirt and I feel fat.

Overheard in the library

Senior girl, reflecting on Kant: The next time I'm making out with someone on the street, I'm going to ask them, excuse me, do you see me as a means or an end?

Overheard at Ivy

Socially conscious bro: Self-immolation is morally wrong because it contributes to global warming.

Overheard by the Woody Woo Fountain

Nass writer, holding a philosophy textbook: I'm morally opposed to getting a nose job … but I could see myself doing it ironically.

Overheard at Ivy

Ivy Gear chair, venomously: I love seeing people in Gucci slides at Ivy

Overheard in the Prince Office

Daily Princetonian Opinion Editor: Marcia, I can't possibly get a job at a news organization.

Overheard in Whitman

Sophomore Pi Phi, referring to a class at Gratitude Yoga: Gemma asked us to lift up Puerto Rico at the end of class today. But I said fuck that, I'm gonna lift up my mom. She needs it.

Overheard in Bloomberg

Confused frosh, on local psychic: She won't “do” you… I mean, she won't “read” you unless you're over 18.

Overheard in Nass Office

Nass Frosh: I’ve been listening to Ira Glass talk about storytelling, so I feel really qualified to write about this.

Overheard outside Firestone

Unidentified freshman male: Yeah I could join the Nass so easy. I'd just be like, "La Croix," and they'd be like "Fuck yeah!".

Overheard in Spelman

St. A's Ivy Senior: I don't know if I would shower with her.
St. A's Senior: Because it's a public shower? I've done it.
St. A's Ivy Senior: No, because that's me time.

Overheard in a Nass Meeting

Frosh, wearing bright red tracksuit: We had a vape photoshoot yesterday, so let us know if you want any pictures.

Overhead in Causes of War precept

Student: Yeah I heard that in North Korea if you're a government informant you get a free rice cooker… or a TV or something.

Overheard on Reddit

Philosophy major: Oh good, he's an undergrad, not a grad student. Now I feel more comfortable telling him to go fuck himself.