Friday, November 30, 2007

Don't want to know what that's about

Student: You hit me in the head with your phallis, bitch!

The best part about knowing liturgy

Engaged student: We're literally designing the wedding service, so I think there's room for whale noises.

Grimace hangs the first ornament

Student: We're going down to the tree lighting... It's a very secular affair with Ronald McDonald.
Student: I love trashy Chinese food. There's something so crunchtastic about it.

Hippie alert

Student: I wish they made liturgical Birkenstocks and a matching stole.

Overheard at: Commuter Lounge

What a patriarchal society

Student: I can't sit on this misogynistic couch with you.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Nicely put.


Overheard at: Yale-Harvard hockey game

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wrong on so many levels

Student 1: I loved Miss Piggy when she was a kid.
Student 2: What?
Student 3: When she was a kid? What do you mean?
Student 1: My sister. She loved Miss Piggy.
Student 2: No, you said you loved Miss Piggy when she was a kid.
Student 3: It's Muppet pedophilia!
Jeremy Hultin: Now you spit and shake hands, then you killed something to make a pact.

Overheard at: NT

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Now the whole world knows what we know...

Congrats to Carolyn Sharp, one of our favorite quote inspirations, for winning the 2007 Fortress Press Teacher of the Year award for graduate and seminary teaching!

I think this deserves a mocha latte from Koffee on Audubon St....

YDS students are always cheap dates

Student: It's 5 cents for a pint of Smithwicks - a pint! I'll be drunk by 10 cents!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Overheard at YDS will be back after reading week/SBL-AAR and Thanksgiving. Everyone be sure to mention that you're thankful for the candy outside Dale Peterson's office.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Dean Attridge, you're my only hope

Dean Attridge: The best way to understand Stoicism is to think of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Overheard at: NT
(regarding Hildegard von Bingen's treatment of Liturgy in Scivias)
Fassler: Laudes is the one she cares about, she's not a Vespers kind of girl.

Overheard: in Med. Theologies of Love

Those Naughty Cistercians...

Margot Fassler: Now we're going to four-fold the Virgin Mary.
Student: Hey-Hey-Hey!
Margot Fassler: Oh she loves it.

Overheard: in Med. Theologies of Love

Thursday, November 1, 2007

One advantage of being a recovering fundie

Student: I didn't have to study for OT since I MEMORIZED the Bible when I was a fundie. I'm recovering.

The CSharp reading program

Carolyn Sharp: That sarcastic, trickster model doesn't appeal to me. Life is short. God is real. Get serious, people. That's how I read.

The worst Mr. Darcy ever

Student: Is mayorality a word? Sounds like a Jane Austen novel - Mayor and Mayorality. I could see Rudy Giuliani as Mr. Darcy. (pause) No, I couldn't.

Overheard at: Commuter Lounge

The future looks bleak

Student 1: Did anyone meet any fun prospies?
Student 2: No.
Student 3: No.
Student 4: No.

Well stated.

Denys Turner: As you all know, I am God's gift to the human race.

Overheard at: Chapel