Friday, April 29, 2011


MDiv: "Yay!  Now she can eat a sandwich."

Overheard: After Kate and William's royal wedding

Note: Never miss Marquand.

Mark Miller: "A little less catcalling during the actual service, I think."

Overheard: Marquand chapel, before Easter Rejoicing

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I'm all for non sequiturs, too. Marzipan!

MDiv: "I'm all about women's autonomy, but pixie cuts suck."

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wait! When's that gonna happen?!

Fred Simmons: "This is delayed gratification, but you're used to that in this class."

Overheard: Christian Ethics

Monday, April 25, 2011

Note: Theology TF. Not Bible.

Teaching Fellow: "This is actually happening.  It isn't from the Onion."

Overheard: Systematic Theology

Bureaucracy is an Ed Hardy tee?

MDiv: "My God, I think this whole debacle is an illustration of how humanity's falleness is acutely and uniquely manifested in bureaucracy."
MAR: "Preach!  Bureaucracy breeds douches."

Radically mime

Student 1 raises imaginary glass to the glass of 2011
Student 2: "Have you gone radically Methodist?"

Overheard: Class of 2011 reception

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Then whom can I blame?!

Denys Turner: "I bear no responsibility for your moral standing."
Student: "For good or for ill."

Overheard: Class of 2011 reception

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Make it a rhyme and I'll give you a $20

Fred Simmons: "This was clearly not the best way to explore this question.  But I liked the alliteration."

Overheard: Ethics

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

And the choir says, "Amen!"

Student (singing loudly): "The clarinet, the clarinet goes doodly, doodly, dood - hello, food."

Overheard: The Sarah Smith Gallery

Monday, April 18, 2011

Naw. That's universal dorkiness.

Student (about to unveil a musical composition based on Karl Barth's theology): "This takes my Div School dorkiness to a whole other level."

Overheard: Systematic Theology

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Academia: where everybody assures you of their genius

Student: "He's just quoting scripture like no one else has ever written about it."

Overheard: Ethics

Saturday, April 16, 2011

That explains the two broken wine glasses and half-empty can of High Life by the trash.

Student: "Oh!  Did I tell you I saw two raccoons making love in the tree yesterday?"

But the rest of the world thinks Bible people are HI-larious!

MDiv: "The problem is that I'm in a lot of Bible classes, so I'm not around funny people anymore."

Friday, April 15, 2011

Finally! Something fruitful in academia!

Teaching fellow: "I don't want to judge which pleasures are good.  I just want to maximize them."
Student (under her breath): "Yeah!"

Overheard: Ethics section

Monday, April 11, 2011

Guess what that means at the forestry school!

MDiv1: "If you ever need some stuff, just tap me on the shoulder, and I'll get something out of my pouch for you."
MDiv2: "Oh, my."
MDiv3: "In div school, that means prayer beads and pocket labyrinths."

Overheard: Berkeley

Monday, April 4, 2011

You, sir, are a blessing to our community.

Bob Wilson: "You know, Agatha Christie had so many red herrings, she could have run a fish market."


MAR, regarding consecrated bread and that it must be unleavened:  “Who invented that rule? Celibate white men, of course.”

MDIV: “Celibate white men who could eat gluten!”


MAR 1: "Last night was an odd night."
MAR 2: "You felt it too?"
MAR 1: "Oh, I doused it in alcohol."

Overheard: reflecting over group dinner

Friday, April 1, 2011

Did your skin start burning?

MDiv: "You went up to the cross?"
Undergrad: "Yeah, and I immediately regretted the decision."

Overheard: Taize, France