Archive for the ‘Teachers/Professors’ Category

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.


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.


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

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

I Prefer to Think That He Jumped Out Of a Cake and Yelled “Surprise!”

Foreign TA: I don’t understand why they use the egg for Easter.
American TA: Oh, it doesn’t really have anything to do with Easter, we just appropriated pagan rituals.
Foreign TA: I thought Easter is when Jesus was reborn.
American TA: It is.
Foreign TA: I thought maybe he was reborn out of an egg.

–Columbia University

Overheard by: MCLD