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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.'
"Daddy works in a magical, faraway land called Academia."
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"You've just proven that your job doesn't exist."
"Very well, Carter, you've proven my theory faulty—let it go at that!"
Tags:theory, theories, disprove, disproves, disproving, hypothesis, hypotheses, scientist, scientists, scientific, academic, academics, immature, immaturity, faulty, faulty theory, faulty theories, dunce, dunces, mock, mocks, mocking, mockery, ridicule, ridicules, ridiculing, humiliate, humiliates, humiliating, humiliation, humiliations, public humiliation, mathematician, mathematicians, professor, professors, bad winner, bad winners, competitive, competitiveness, competition, juvenile
"The bastardized representation of cat culture in the upcoming Cats film is yet another egregious example of commodification and cultural appropriation exacted for human profit at the expense of feline communities."
Tags:cat, cats, film, films, cat lover, cat lovers, cat owner, cat owners, kitty, kitties, cat person, cat people, academic, academics, academic paper, academic papers, film review, film reviews, film studies, cultural studies, commodification, cultural appropriation, liberal, liberals, liberal elite, feline, felines, essay, essays
Since college admissions officers might see his Facebook page...
Two Barbarians and a Professor of Barbarian Studies
Tags:professor, professors, barbarian, barbarians, professorship, professorships, anthropologist, anthropologists, anthropology, knight, knights, warmonger, warmongers, warmongering, war-monger, war-mongers, war-mongering, subject matter, academic, academics, observation, observations, barbarian hoard, barbarian hoards
"By god, gentlemen, I believe we've found it - the Fountain of Funding!"
Tags:funding, explorer, explorers, exploration, explorations, funding source, funding grant, funding grants, grant application, grant applications, fundraising, academic, research project, research projects, budget, budgets, research funding, researcher, researchers, adventurer, adventurers, adventuring
"What do you mean 'theoretically'? Everything we do is theoretical."
Tags:philosopher, philosophers, philosophy, philosophiser, philosophisers, philosophizer, philosophizers, philosophize, department, departments, academic, academics, academia, university, universities, uni, unis, college, colleges, theoretically, theoretical, theory, theories, philosophy department, philosophy department, turn of phrase, turns of phrase
"Hey, no problem!"
"I understand the revisionists are hot on your trail, Professor Delauney."
"This one here always grosses me out."
"Terri invited me over. We're going to play doctor of humane letters."
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"To what do I owe this honor?"
Santa's not-so-bright younger brother Eugene.
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'126,000 words done...now I just need to work out what order to put them in.'
"What ever will we think about now that the genome project is almost complete?"
Tags:genome project, genome, genomes, biologist, biologists, scientist, scientists, husband, husbands, wife, wives, colleague, colleagues, project, projects, thinker, thinkers, intellectual, intellectuals, academic, academics, thought process, focus, focused, focusing, shared interest, shared interests, shared hobby, shared hobbies
"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.
"I've learned a lot in sixty-three years. But, unfortunately, almost all of it is about aluminum."
Graduate School: That's right,,,You're STILL here,
"I know, but all promises are off when Daddy's writing his grant proposals."
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"We've found by applying just the tiniest bit of an electric shock, test scores have soared."
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'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.'
"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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