Monday, March 31, 2008

Computer skills are a very useful talent. Maybe not the most demonstrable...

Person 1: Are you doing anything for Div School Idol?

Person 2: No. I don't have any talents.

Person 1: You could take apart your computer on stage.

(Person 2 forcibly throws a bottle cap at Person 1)

Person 2: That was five years of pent up rage!

Overheard at: The Refectory

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Enya it is.

Sister: When I was reading about that God stuff, I was listening to Enya. It was like... a sensory overload of godliness! You should listen to Enya when you do your homework.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Sox it to him!

Margot Fassler: Markus Rathey, my friend and colleague, even though he's a Yankees fan… I do pray for his conversion.

Overheard: in Sacred Music in the Western Christian Tradition

Thursday, March 27, 2008

It's a nine volume set...

Sally Promey: If you see this Shaker art, you'll see it's very interesting. Or you could read my book. (pause) And if you read my book, you'll see I'm fascinated with them. Not to be too self-promotional.

I like this better than I Kissed Dating Goodbye

Student: Rule one, don't date anyone at Div school. Rule two, don't date anyone who has dated someone at Div school. Rule three, only break your rules once a semester.

Monday, March 24, 2008


(across the room)
Student 1: How was your Easter?
Student 2: I'm good.
Student 1: (pause) I asked how your Easter was.
Student 2: Happy Easter to you too.

Friday, March 7, 2008

And it was good. Very good.

In the beginning, God created semesters and summer sessions.

And God said, "Let there be breaks," and there were breaks. God saw that the breaks were good, and God separated the fun breaks from the work breaks. God called the fun breaks "spring break" and the work breaks God called "reading week." And there was evening, and there was morning - the second semester.

- YDS Genesis 1:1-2

Enjoy your spring break - because I will for you if you don't. Meanwhile, ponder this, left in one of the comments:

"You know you go to Yale Divinity School when...

-You understand jokes about Presbyterians.
-You can often tell who a DaleMail is from just by looking at the subject line.
-You use “He” to refer to God and feel guilty.
-Your TA doesn’t show up for section and you discuss the readings anyway.

Add your own!"

Leave any suggestions in the comments!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

We've got CSharp's endorsement!

2nd career student: I'm a whore, you're a whore, we're all whores!

Carolyn Sharp: [turns bright red, looks down to contain laughter/uncertainty as to how she should respond] Someone should submit that to Overheard at YDS...

Overheard at: English Exegesis of Amos and Hosea, in reference to Hosea 1-3

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

So many dead angels...

Student 1: Well, you know that every time you masturbate, Jesus kills an angel.
Student 2: That's true. That's in the Apocrypha.

Overheard at: the commuter lounge

Monday, March 3, 2008

More like the boy who cried muffin

Student 1: Why is there no coffee hour?

Student 2: Micah sent an e-mail about it.

Student 1: I thought it was a joke. Micah is like the boy who cried wolf; I never know when to believe him.

Overheard at: Common Room at 11:00 AM

Sunday, March 2, 2008

I can't believe you have a Yale degree... Can we have it back?

Douche-y guy: Oh yeah... That girl did a good job of Rehab at karaoke night There are just some songs that are really good karaoke songs.

Overheard at: the Yale hockey game

He's needed in music

Employee: Did you just hear what happened? Someone just paged for Ralph Nader to call assistance.

Overheard at: Broadway Barnes and Noble