You might think this job makes school a little harder than it already is, what with the risk of constantly getting songs stuck in our heads and spending 40 hours a week doing work not of the school kind. But if you thought that, you’d be wrong. Here’s why: our encyclopedic (freakish) knowledge of pop culture supplies us with fitting answers whenever we blank on a midterm. Don’t believe us? We’ll demonstrate, using several different subjects.
1) Philosophy — Q: What can a poor boy do? A: Sing for a rock ‘n’ roll band.
2) Religious Studies — Q: Comment on the essential nature of humanity. A: Most people never have to face the fact that, at the right moment, they’re capable of anything.
3) Archaeology — Q: What is the Maltese Falcon? A: The stuff that dreams are made of.
Happen to know where we stole the answers from? If you don’t, check out the caption next to the photo. If you did, you’ll definitely want to check out our first annual Place That Quote competition next week on the back page. The prizes include guest passes to Cornell Cinema and a CD from I-Town Records. See? Being a nerd pays.
Archived article by Erica Stein