Thursday, November 30, 2006

12.1 - Daskam world

"Bye everybody. I’m going off to train with these guys to become a coffee ninja "

Brian Daskam's wishful goodbye email as he ventures off to the secret rural Thai village to train with "the masters".

-The picture is a real place. Visit the ninjas here.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

11.30- office

"I know exactly what you mean. I've been like that for a semester"

-A staff member "empathizing" with me as I confessed that the day before Thanksgiving is extremely hard for me to get motivated to do anything productive at work.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

11.29- Kevin's house

"it's like butter you're allowed to eat!"

-Brian Daskam's ode of praises to the Brie Cheese.

Monday, November 27, 2006

11.28- McConnell

"To be honest, I played a whole lot of twilight princess"

-a TAMS student on what he did over Thanksgiving.

"I trust that's cooler than it sounds."

-my response hoping for him to expound on his activities and erase my current mental image.

11.27- Kerr Hall

"Everyone is good...Every single one...'cept Satan"

-an RA blurting her post-modern contribution to a discussion of the nature of man and whether human nature is good or evil.

and yes unfortunately she was very serious.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

11.23- front desk

"but, a craftier kind of punk...with beads and such"

-Ben Bryan making an addendum to our observation that indians were so totally vintage punk.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

11.22- Trey's in-laws

"Here's your money for the hose"

-Trey's father-n-law payin da playa back.

I know I'm a 5th grader a heart

Monday, November 20, 2006

11.21- my office

"I got into a poke war on Facebook....and I WON"

-A TAMS student presenting proof of his tenacity when I challenged him that getting into a prank war would take stamina and willingness to risk it all.

11.20- in the car

"I thought it was the state of Louisiana"

-Jeff Brown after I told him that the mysterious sticker on the back of the mini-van was a drill team sticker.

Friday, November 17, 2006

11.17- lake house

"well there's church on Sunday"

-a general store owner/ amateur taxidermist near the metropolis of Fort Stockton when we asked him "what there was to do around here on the weekend".

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

11.16- my house

"is Feminism cute?....I say YES!"

-Shawn Nikah doing his best to try and be "the modern guy", but delicately missing the mark while trying to convince a judge when we were playing "apples 2 apples".

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

11.15- friend's house

"Your name is Hussein [WHO-sane]?!....
My name is Jeremy Sain [JEREMY-sane]."

Jeremy Sain suprised to be connecting to a new friend from Saudi Arabia when he realized that they shared the very intimate "brotherhood of the common syllable".

Monday, November 13, 2006

11.14-Thai Frisco

"You know how to eeeeat"

-the surprised and strangely enthused thai waitress after I asked her for some more crushed thai peppers to put on my Pad Kee Mow.

Yes that was the greatest complement I have ever received, somewhere near infinity man points.

Friday, November 10, 2006

11.13- E-instruction

“Yeah but if you’re fat no one is going to look at you and say, ‘but it’s the good kind of fat.’”

Brad Koehn taking issue with the new nutritional idea of good fat, ie: from avocados, nuts, and olive oil.

11.10- around Gloria

"I liked you better when you were Wienerschnitzel. I hate you. I Hate You!!!"

-Dave Furman yelling at the newest "local" Starbucks that has been put up behind his apartment.

many thanks to Gloria for keeping us up to
date on funny stuff Dave says.

the quote farm

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

11.9- lake house

"I didn't ask “that” it is, but “why” it is"

Brian Daskam's ontological query as to the nature of "Liquid Smoke".

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

11.8- Trey's house

"it's Jesus dude"

-Trey indignantly responding to me asking why his Windows XP user icon was Rob Zombie.

Yes, that is the "not-Rob Zombie" icon picture.

Monday, November 06, 2006

11.7- lunch

"What's a milli vanilli?"

-Amanda White responding to me accusing her of "pulling a milli vanilli" because the choir director of her Voice Class told her just to lip sync for an entire year to try and help her voice recover. When asked how her voice got in such bad shape she just said it was the recent rain's fault. (sorry I had to do that)

11.6- my house

"It's serious and "for-real" all put together"

-After observing his very strange usage, Jessica Jernigan questioning her father as to his definition of "surreal".

Thursday, November 02, 2006

11.3- E-instruction

“We need to round up some grown-ups and shoot them.”

Brian Daskam's boss choosing some unfortunate ways of expressing his vision for an upcoming photo shoot.

photo credits and mad photoshop props go to Brad Koehn
who works at said establishment.

11.2- Class

"yes, please explain us what this means"

-My Indian professor asking me to explain the nuances of various English profanity in a historical linguistics class as we were studying liguistics issues related to profanity and "taboo word" subjects. (sex, bathroom topics, derogatory racial comments, and just common "cuss" words)

The class of Indian, Mexican, and Korean students, and visiting Mexican professors gave me the rare moment of being in the minority and the only native English speaker and thus the only expert on English profanity.

Its harder than you would think to say every "bad", "dirty", and "derogatory" word you have ever learned in a class of graduate students and professors, and then to have to say them over and over again so the non-English speakers can get the spelling right.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

11.1- Bruce Hall

"as if ping pong was an overly athletic sport anyway"

-Amber as we entered Bruce lobby and witnessed a new level of inventive laziness, people playing ping pong whilst sitting on sofas pulled up to the ping pong table.

one year old

Sorry for the lack of quotes, and thanks for all of the berating wondering what was going on.

The quote farm turned one year old this week, and I had a minor existential crisis. So I had to go on a vision quest and try to figure out what it all means. But thankfully I got it figured out, and they should be coming again regularly.