July 18, 2008
My Hobby: Sitting down with grad students and timing how long it takes them to figure out that I’m not actually an expert in their field.
Students: Our big problem is heat dissipation
Me: Have you tried logarithms?
Me: Ah, so does this Finno-ugric family include, say, Klingon?
Me: Yeah, my latest work is on ranking people from best to worst.
Me: You see, the deconstruction is inextricable from not only the text, but also the self.
Eight papers and two books and they haven’t caught on.
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