Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas, love bugs!

M.A.R.: "Seriously, the incarnation makes me giddy."

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Go Ahead. Ask.

Gay MDiv: "Shit.  I can be drafted now."

Re: This

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Think of it as your 40 days, hetero ladies

Former YDS staff person, now working elsewhere in the university:

"I forgot how many straight men there are in the world."

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Well, it's been said...

Student 1: "All right.  I'm gonna go plant my ass in a desk for the day."
Student 2: "Lucky desk."

That's what the fourth year is for

S.T.M. student: "Have you shifted from grammar into necromancy?"
M.Div student: "No, I'm still doing grammar."
Overheard: Study party

I'm envisioning the Magnificat as some kind of dance floor ballad a la Diana Ross

At a holiday party, decorating a gingerbread Mary

Student 1: "Mary's got it goin' on!"
Student 2: "Yeah, I bet she did."

Student 1: "Mary and the Holy Spirit...Got it goin' on..."

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

For some, more high than pass.

MDiv, regarding finals and papers:

"This, too, shall come to high pass."

Monday, December 13, 2010

If only they taught witchcraft at YDS...

MDiv: "My problem is that all my inanimate stuff is actually inanimate, and won't put itself away."

Overheard in: Niebuhr Hall

Pish. I'm on Friendster.

Christopher Beeley: "Well, how does popular culture answer this question?"
2nd year: "We're probably the wrong people to ask about popular culture."

Overheard in: Anglican I

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Not necessarily. I mean, I think David Kelsey would be OK with it.

"I have to meet with a professor tomorrow.  Dammit! I have to change out of these pajamas!"


(send in your overheards!)

That's hard. Say more about that.

1: "It's like when [student] said to me over dinner, 'That's big.'"
2: "Yeah, if you're not talk about my junk then shut up."

Students, bemoaning pastoral care language practiced on each other.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tell him to wash behind his ears!

David Kelsey, on reading from a lectern facing the altar in Berkeley's chapel:

"This is a nice seating arrangement for reading metrical psalms, but I feel kind of funny lecturing Jesus."

So, what you're saying about Barth and Rahner is....

Miroslav Volf:  "Christianity is practical.  This may come as a surprise after reading Barth and Rahner."

Overheard in: Systematic Theology

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I love the honest ones.

MDiv: "Sooo, sometimes God is scrutible, and sometimes God is inscrutible, and the difference is whether it fits Barth's purposes or not."

Overheard in: Systematics section

De Colores. De Colores se visten los campos en la primaveraaaaa

Joe Britton: "So the good news, I guess, is that the new Mory's is pretty much like the old Mory's."
Student 1: "Is that good news?"
Student 2: "They have cups in liturgical colors.  What more could you want?"

Overheard in: LaTourette

Monday, December 6, 2010

Suet is the loosest fat of all, you know.

Student, talking about olive oil: "Is it extra-virgin if you're home-schooled?"

Sunday, December 5, 2010

As if there were an innocent MAR...

"Well-known celebrity" 3rd Year M.Div overheard by innocent 1st Year MAR:

"I only fuck within denomination."

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Prof. Starr, whip us into shape!

standing at the soccer game...

2nd year: "I feel like Chloe Starr is a little bit like super nanny for the div school..."
3rd year: "I feel like we'd all have our shit together a hell of a lot more if we paid attention..."

How wrong is it that this is made of pork?

Happy Advent, friends.  Make sure this is on your holiday menu.  It'll help prepare you for the Lenten diets fasts.