What a dork


  1. fillyjonk »

    22 January 2011 · 3:39 pm

    I have been told that one of the (former, by the time I was there) professors at Michigan was fond of bringing a whale’s baculum to Ph.D. oral qualifying exams and asking the candidate (no matter what his field) if he knew what the object was.

    I specify “he” here, because my mother once remarked that the chap was on her committee, and he did not bring the item to her exams. Apparently chivalry was not yet dead in the mid 60s.

  2. Nicole »

    22 January 2011 · 6:04 pm

    I never knew that about the word “dork”

  3. Jeffro »

    22 January 2011 · 6:08 pm

    I wonder if there could be an evolutionary advantage conferred by the ability to lick one’s eyebrows.

  4. Dan B »

    22 January 2011 · 6:24 pm

    Jeffro, the advantage is negligible unless you can also breathe thru your ears.

  5. Jeff Brokaw »

    23 January 2011 · 7:03 pm

    Thanks for the whale porn, Chaz. You’re a pal. Now I can check that off the bucket list . . .

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