For my next trick, I will make these two stacks disappear

This is the table in my office. Those two stacks of paper in front are a) lab reports and b) a midterm exam. I will be parking myself at that table tomorrow, and not leaving until one of them is done. Then I shall do likewise on Sunday and complete the other.


And when I get overwhelmed, I’ll play with my toys in the background.


  1. throwaway, butcher of tongues, mauler of metaphor says

    See, you’re just taunting us with your review editions… poopyhead!

    Hope you get a chance to pick it up and review it soon.

  2. komarov says

    Toys? Don’t you mean ‘satanic idols’? And I bet all those books on that shelf are tomes of forbidden knowledge, filled with heresy and sin.

  3. moarscienceplz says

    I think that I shall never see
    a midterm lovely as a tree.

    Requiescant in pace, ligno

  4. AlexanderZ says

    Grading and definitely not reading the “Brief History of Creation” (Science and the search for the origin of life). Riiiiight…

  5. dreikin says

    Three old white guys and no-one else?

    Wow, after spending a while looking and only coming up with a Marie Curie bobblehead, I’m not surprised. Even this big selection of fake “Heroes of Science” action figures leaves something to be desired. Best find was another fake one: non-white scientist Lego figures.

    Found this Lego set after some more looking. This search reminds me of something inquisitiveraven said in the “Gotta love those activist students” thread: “All the women are white. All the minorities are men.”

  6. fusilier says

    Midterms? I’ve got FINALS coming up in three weeks, and you’re still lazing about with midterms?

    James 2:24

  7. says

    Do all universities buy their furniture at the same place? I’d swear I’ve worked at that desk in three different states, none of which were Minnesota.