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Wednes­day One-Lin­ers Get Schooled

Pro­fes­sor: So what do we know about these debt notes?” (si­lence) So what do *I* know about these debt notes, that ob­vi­ous­ly you don’t know?

–NYU Law School

Over­heard by: Ames

Pro­fes­sor: My fa­vorite words to hear are “just do noth­ing.” My sec­ond fa­vorites are “open bar.”

–Col­lege of Mount Saint Vin­cent, Bronx

En­vi­ron­men­tal his­to­ry pro­fes­sor: Look at some of the items on this menu from a ho­tel of Chica­go Thanks­giv­ing din­ner from 1872: loin of buf­fa­lo, an­te­lope steak in mush­room sauce, ham of bear, black tail deer, leg of moun­tain sheep, buf­fa­lo tongue… Miss Palin, your ta­ble is ready.

–Class­room, Ford­ham Uni­ver­si­ty

Over­heard by: Mar­tin Van Nos­trand

Lin­guis­tics pro­fes­sor, about Span­ish-speak­ing fam­i­lies who live in Span­ish-speak­ing neigh­bor­hoods: The on­ly Eng­lish these peo­ple hear is from their land­lords and so­cial work­ers.

–NYU Sil­ver Cen­ter

Over­heard by: Lat­ka Hero

NYU pro­fes­sor: So we’re go­ing to be walk­ing, and you’ll no­tice I walk pret­ty fast. But we’re in New York, and you’re sup­posed to walk like you know ex­act­ly where you’re go­ing in life and noth­ing is in your way. Be­cause if you slow down you’ll get mugged. (beat) It’s dog eat dog, peo­ple.

–NYU Class­room

Russ­ian lit­er­a­ture pro­fes­sor: Oh my god, you just to­tal­ly missed the point of Je­sus!

–NYU Class­room

Wednes­day One-Lin­ers Pub­lish or Per­ish

Pro­fes­sor: I’m gonna show you a lit­tle old in­ser­tion trick that my grand­moth­er taught me. It works great.

–Co­lum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty

Over­heard by: wba2101

Pro­fes­sor: Every­one is here ex­cept the per­son who is not here.

–City Col­lege

Over­heard by: ClaR­i­ty

Latin pro­fes­sor: So, what Tibul­lus is try­ing to say is that old women have to be in the beau­ty par­lor a lot! Beau­ty does­n’t come as eas­i­ly as when you’re 18 and al­ways look­ing great… Well, I sup­pose that’s not ex­act­ly true. As I look around the room, I see that some­times you girls could use some work in the morn­ings.

–Ford­ham Uni­ver­si­ty, Lin­coln Cen­ter

Over­heard by: Kate Melvin

Pro­fes­sor: My wife has many male friends… I don’t ask ques­tions.

–NYU

Law pro­fes­sor: It’s pos­si­ble… Just like it’s pos­si­ble I’ll get rap­tured at any minute.

–NYU Law School

A Bet­ter Ques­tion: Why Did Every­one Still Show Up?

Puz­zled stu­dent: Pro­fes­sor, ac­cord­ing to the syl­labus we have a pa­per due in a week… What’s it on?
Equal­ly puz­zled phi­los­o­phy pro­fes­sor: You have a pa­per due in a week? I was afraid of that!
Puz­zled stu­dent: Al­so, ac­cord­ing to the syl­labus, we don’t even have class to­day. There’s…nothing writ­ten there.
Equal­ly puz­zled phi­los­o­phy pro­fes­sor: Re­al­ly? Huh. Well, I must have been drunk when I did that.

–Ford­ham Uni­ver­si­ty

With This Ring, I Thee Wednes­day One-Lin­er

Woman on phone: The point is, I asked you to mar­ry me and you hes­i­tat­ed. You hes­i­tat­ed!

–Grand Cen­tral Ter­mi­nal

Act­ing pro­fes­sor: Act as if you’re fas­ci­nat­ed by what they’re say­ing, while think­ing about some­thing else. That’s what boys learn to do when they get mar­ried.

–NYU

Over­heard by: Lisa

Man, ad­vis­ing an­oth­er flirt­ing with hot woman: You got­ta go for it–unless she’s mar­ried!

–2 Train

Five-year-old boy to an­oth­er: Yeah, well… I’ll let you mar­ry my daugh­ter!

–10th St & Uni­ver­si­ty

Over­heard by: Ricky

Man to male friend: So ba­si­cal­ly, I took her to a gay bar on our wed­ding night.

–Cen­tral Park

Chick to guy: Are we *se­ri­ous­ly* ar­gu­ing about whether or not aunt Jemi­ma would sup­port gay mar­riage?

–Park Slope

Over­heard by: La­dle

It’s Fun­ny Be­cause It’s Per­ma­nent!

Pro­fes­sor: So there’s this study that says that left-hand­ed peo­ple have low­er evo­lu­tion­ary fit­ness.
Stu­dent: Does that mean that we’re doomed be­cause the Pres­i­dent is left hand­ed?
Pro­fes­sor, with­out miss­ing a beat: No, it just means he’s go­ing to die.

–Co­lum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty

Don’t For­get about That One “I’m Too Hun­gover to Grade”

Stu­dent: So, I was won­der­ing if I could know how I did on that pre­sen­ta­tion last week.
Pro­fes­sor: Oh, yes, yes — you did won­der­ful!
Stu­dent: No, I mean, like, how did I do?
Pro­fes­sor: Won­der­ful. You did won­der­ful.
Stu­dent: So… Is that my grade?
Pro­fes­sor: Yes.
Stu­dent: Great, now I have all ze­ro’s and a ‘Won­der­ful.’ I won­der what that av­er­ages out to.

–Ford­ham Uni­ver­si­ty