Dig up, stupid


in Daily updates, Oxford

A comment at dinner:

Other person: The research forum? I was going to go, but there was some kind of super boring presentation about fisheries in Senegal or something.

Me: I gave that presentation.

Other person: Oh, um, yes.

Sexy titles definitely seem to be a requirement, if you want people to listen to what you are going to say. I should definitely have called the talk: “A Second Spanish Armada: Neo-Colonialism Resurgent in West Africa.”

PS. Want to experience something much better than this post? See this video that Meaghan Beattie sent me.

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Anon @ Wadh November 17, 2006 at 11:52 pm

For those confused by the title:

*Various Springfieldians are trapped in a hole after failing to find treasure burried under the Big T”

Homer: We’ll dig our way out!

*digging ensues*

Chief Wiggum: “No, no, dig up, stupid!”

Milan November 18, 2006 at 12:26 am

Indeed. For me, it has a personal context:

At a banquet, during the second day of a debate tournament where I was a judge:

Other person: So, how were your rounds today?

Me: Sooo much better than yesterday


*I realize that the guy who asked me was in a round I judged yesterday*

Me: Um, you know. You remember the really bad ones… not the perfectly good ones that you forgot about for a moment.

Other person: Yeah, dig up stupid.

Mike Kushnir November 19, 2006 at 8:22 pm

bevehr ze milky pirate, milan.

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