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'We like to bring together people from radically different fields and wait for the friction to produce heat, light and magic. Sometimes it takes a while.'
Ethics exam cheater.
"Daddy works in a magical, faraway land called Academia."
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"There's the pressure from my public, naturally, as well as the pressure from my publisher, my agent, and all that. But the real pressure comes from that devil inside that makes me different from other men, that makes me a writer. But, of course, you know all about pressure, grinding out those papers at Sarah Lawrence."
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"You've just proven that your job doesn't exist."
"I'm not going to shoot the messenger, but I'm also not going to renew his grant."
"Hey, no problem!"
"What do you mean 'theoretically'? Everything we do is theoretical."
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"I understand the revisionists are hot on your trail, Professor Delauney."
"Terri invited me over. We're going to play doctor of humane letters."
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Santa's not-so-bright younger brother Eugene.
Tags:iq, iqs, intellect, intellects, intelligence, bright, brightness, academic, academics, academia, sleigh, sleighs, sled, sleds, sledge, sledges, christmas, xmas, xmases, christmases, christmas eve, xmas eve, reindeer, name, names, absent minded, absent mindedness, absent-minded, absent-mindedness, festive spirit, xmas spirit, younger sibling, younger siblings, younger brother, younger brothers, sibling rivalry, sibling rivalries
"To what do I owe this honor?"
'My parents didn't want me to get left behind.'
"A final word of thanks to those hard working scholars: The Term-Paper Ghostwriters."
Tags:graduation, graduations, graduate, graduates, ghostwriter, ghostwriters, ghostwriting, plagiarism, plagiarist, plagiarists, academic, academics, term paper, term papers, graduation ceremony, graduation ceremonies, intellectual property, intellectual property theft, scholar, scholars, academia, cheater, cheaters.
'Congratulations, your days of avoiding the real world are finally over.'
Graduate School: That's right,,,You're STILL here,
'Don't be discouraged. Do it over. Monitor the results for three months. Then, to be sure, do it again for another three months. Record your findings. Write your paper.'
'The Philosophy Club. Free why fi.'
"Being a post-doc for thirty years can really screw up your life."
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"I've been reading the trashiest scientific abstract."
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Professor McWit, Didn't Publish, So Perished.
"Yeah, but good luck getting it peer-reviewed."
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"Of course it will work, Penny. You're post-feminist and I'm post-chauvinist."
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"Thanks for waiting for me, Jocko, but I still can't play. I've decided to go for a Ph.D."
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'I admit I fabricated data, but I didn't falsify any, and I didn't plagiarize.'