What I’ve gathered so far: Central Asia after the collapse of the Soviet Union tried to shun and shame the whole Russia/Soviet thing… by incorporating Soviet-era policies. That’s really brilliant.
my favorite form of essay is the compare and contrast essay because when you’re 80% done and pissed off with the world, you can basically bitch on for 4 pages without any struggle. et voila! fin!
I can’t tell if my professor has Asperger’s or if he’s just a giant asshole. Can you be an autistic asshole?
I’d make a good looking woman.
do professors even read the student evaluations? if so, i totally wrote “doesn’t have tenure but acts like he has tenure. bad idea. don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.”
C. Asia -Pipedreams everywhere. Post 2014, The Silk Road, the whole nine yards.
S. Asia - Pakistan is basically the jilted ex girlfriend of the United States and needs some serious therapy time; India makes me question the efficacy of democracies
E. Asia - islands are stupid, it also needs long hours on the therapy couch, large multilateral institutions are ineffective but they provide photographic gems (like President Bush wearing a Peruvian Poncho at the APEC summit)
philosophy lessons from my economics professor
- prof: i don't think my girlfriend loves me
- j: oh, then why are you still with her?
- prof: beggars can't be choosers
- j: god those anti abortion people are so annoying
- prof: now, now, let's call them by their nice name, "pro lifers"
- mama: is georgetown (university) far from georgetown cupcakes?
- j: no it's only a few blocks away
- mama: good. i will send you texts for cupcakes then.
dev econ non sequiturs
- j: is there affirmative action for grad school? i mean, where are all the black people at georgetown? don't black people want to get into IR?
- prof: they're at harvard
- j: but GEORGETOWN AND SAIS are numbers 1 and 2 for IR according to Foreign Policy
- prof: yes, but the HAAARVARD brand is much more appealing regardless of how Georgetown and SAIS rank.
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