Sunday, March 16, 2014

You'll be stone dead in a moment!

From an e-mail from the leader of the History Students' Association, regarding an upcoming event that I agreed to give a quick 5-minute talk (on medieval food) for:

Dear Dr. Notorious,
Thank you for presenting tomorrow for the HSA event. Just as a reminder the event is from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm in the conference room.  The first 30 minutes will be presentations by the students or HSA members, followed by presentations by our extinguished faculty, such as yourself.

There are so many jokes here that I don't know where to start, so I'll just let my witty commentariat supply the punchlines. But first and foremost, there's this:


Susan said...

I'm sorry to hear that you are extinguished. Is that what comes of burning the candle at both ends? And perhaps, someone can light you again?

Contingent Cassandra said...

Can't beat Susan's comment, but can add the hope that maybe the student will learn something about proofreading (though I swear I'm doing more and more of this myself. Not sure whether it's autocorrect, or the way the brain responds to typing too much, or what. Anyway, it's getting harder to throw stones at students who commit typos).

Dr. Koshary said...

What Susan and CC said.