Interest groups have a sack of money with a ‘$’ on it and go over to...– Dave, November 8, 2012; on how he thought lobbying worked.
I’m glad to be here, I feel like I’m running a refugee camp out of...– Dave, November 1, 2012; on all of his family coming over after Sandy.
This is all doom and gloom. Can we talk about something bright and cheery, like...– Dave, November 1, 2012, our first class back after Hurricane Sandy when all we want to do is ask him if his house in Jersey is destroyed.
You can’t go from making F-22s to making Ferbies.– Dave, October 25, 2012.
Baby boomers are all back at HQ.– Dave, October 25, 2012.
Only fools propose if they don’t know what the answer is going to be.– Dave, October 25, 2012.
The tanks were always ruuning.– Dave, October 18, 2012; on energy efficiency along the Inner German border.
The Western Allies get together and say ‘Fuck that, we have all the...– Dave, October 18, 2012; on the end of the Cold War.
If you were a scorpion in a bottle you wouldn’t be like ‘hey guys I...– Dave, October 8, 2012.
We’re just going to help out dictators that are cool.– Dave, October 8, 2012; on the US policies towards autocracies.
Don’t get drunk because people will lose track of you and you end up in a...– Dave, October 8, 2012.
Oh wait, you have no choice. You HAVE to answer all eight questions.– Dave, October 4, 2012. On protocol for our test.
A conversation between me and Dave about Standard...
Dave: Go to McDonald's and try to order a grilled cheese. They can't make it for you. Have you done this?
[I slowing raise my hand]
Dave (seeing my raised hand): Have YOU done this?!?
Dave: And they made it for you?
Dave: You're blowing my mind right now.
College professors drive Suburus to fit in; they wear jackets with elbow...– Dave, October 1, 2012; on organizational logic.
Yikes I’m going to throw away his t-shirt. Just kidding, I don’t...– Dave, September 27, 2012; on Che Guevara murdering children or basically causing the Cuban Missile Crisis or something
Not the band, the bomb.– Dave, September 27, 2012; on the B-52
If you’re downloading…STOP!– Dave, September 27, 2012, on his presentation running slowly.
It’s not everyday that we talk about Jimmy Carter in 2 different contexts– Dave, Semptember 20, 2012, on the boringness of the 39th US presidency.
Has your mind been blown yet?!? I’ll do my best to do it some more.– Dave, September 20, 2012, on Two-level game theory.
Can’t we have something other than white bread pizza?– Dave, September 10, 2012, on decision making.
A bilateral agree is a relationship. You’re not just hanging out once;...– Dave, September 10, 2012 on the Asia Pivot.
No wonder Dave is so funny. He just admitted to...
I have a model that explains everything…it’s called the world.– Dave, August 30, 2012
Soft power is getting someone to do your bidding because they want to.– Dave, August 30, 2012
New Jersey’s greatest export is college students.– Dave, August 20, 2012.
He is probably my favorite professor as of now. I picked his section of Analysis of US Foreign Policy over another professor’s because he was “chili-peppered” on Rate My Professor—meaning hot. On the first day of class I was confused by this distinction…until he showed us a clip from “The Office” during lecture. Dave, for all intents and purposes, is Jim...
Richard and Darren
For some reason almost all of my professors this semester insist on us calling them by their first name which has never happened to me before. So all of my professors will be referred to by their (possibly) real first names because they’re all pretty normal. These 2 go together because they are a father-son teaching dynamic duo. Richard is an ex-World Bank Group employee from Guyana who...
BABY I'M BACK!
I have been very inactive on this account..but some of my professors this semester are just too hilarious not to share. Or at least record. Let’s keep in mind that it’s going to take me a while to get caught up. Okay?
When India-Pakistan is playing, no one goes to the office.– MKL, March 7, 2012. On the rivalry between India and Pakistan carrying over to cricket.
I used to hope and pray that I would meet a Muslim man that I wanted to marry,...– MKL, March 7, 2012. On her parents telling her she could outside of her caste, but couldn’t marry a Muslim.
Language Barrier in Hindi
Me: So, the form of "to be" is the same for 2nd and 3rd person singular.
RM: Yes they are similiar.
Me: So, they're not the same?
RM: No they are similiar.
Me: Meaning...the same.
MKL literally, was downing cloves to help her...
A live, 3-day old baby, sold for 20 rupees.– HA, February 27, 2012. On prostitutes selling their children to make ends meet.
March 7, 2012: I notice that SP has his ears...
If you start laughing you keep laughing, if you start crying you keep crying.– SP, March 6, 2012. On drinking bhang on Holi. Bhang is a cannabis milkshake.
What are you talking about? You are a qualified nurse! You can’t measure...– HA, February 24, 2012. On uneducated/ill-informed medical officers in India.
Hoo. Like who, who, who set the dogs free? Who? WHO? WHO?!?– RM, February 22, 2012. On how to pronounce the first person singular form of the verb to be in Hindi.
Sometimes I regret not being a woman.– HA, February 20, 2012. On wishing he could have a child just so he could stay in a certain ward of a tribal primary health center.
They won’t give money for other things, but for a temple, Hindus will...– Social Justic guest lecturer, granddaughter in-law to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, February 17, 2012.
Clinton walked into office, there was no way he was going to lose. No matter how...– US Presidency professor at James Madison University on Bill Clinton’s re-election
Let’s go because I am shit scared.– HA, February 15, 2012. On seeing a tiger on a hike with a tribal friend who worships tigers.
Obama might as well pick up the White House and drop it in Columbus.– US Presidency professor at James Madison University on how often Obama is going to be in Ohio during his re-election campaign.
Maybe it was hungry or had a pain in the ear or the stomach; there are not other...– HA, February 15, 2012.
‘Oh yea I see your Ora’ I didn’t.– British Literature professor at James Madison University on himself as a child
HA told us a story on 2/8 about his wife's...
You see how often I mistakenly hit the button on the powerpoint.– On why professor’s shouldn’t be allowed to have firearms in the classroom
A-knock-rown-ism…anachronism. Am I right? I’m right.– SP, February 8, 2012. On english pronounciation.
[Indians] don’t talk about anything. We follow the Nike motto—just do it.– HA, Febuary 6, 2012. On talking abot sex.