Studying: it doesn’t have to always be like this

You’ve probably been spending a lot more time with your textbook lately, and in some pretty late-night settings. Bwog has, too—and we’ve noticed a few little gems hidden within. Small moments like these below; subtle signals from the authors sensing our distress and saying, “You are not alone.” Or just a lame scientist trying to make a hip with the kids joke. Either way, it makes us smile from beneath our hunched-over postures in Butler. Send your favorite textbook aberrations over to us as you cram for midterms!

Film Studies:
“Gender is Miss Piggy’s raison d’être, and the issues of sexuality in the Muppet world condense most extravagantly around her porcine body.”

The Obligatory St. Augustine Quote:
“A number of people produce at will such musical sounds from their behind (without any stink) that they seem to be singing from that region.”

The Obligatory Bible Quote:
“When men fight, and one of them pushes a pregnant woman and a miscarriage results, but no other damage ensues, the one responsible shall be fined according as the woman’s husband may exact from him.”

The Classics:
“The Rufus of poem 69 who suffers from goat in the armpit now (somehow) has a girlfriend and a rival who is punished for his sins with the dual affliction of body odor and gout in the foot.”

“For, while this particular four-letter word being litigated here is perhaps more distasteful than most others of its genre, it is nevertheless often true that one man’s vulgarity is another’s lyric.”

“Watch someone sleeping and you may be able to see the REMs through their closed eyelids. But be careful doing this with strangers down at the bus depot.”
“Frolicking babies and great music might not just make attitude objects seem good—they can make us feel good too.”

US Foreign Policy:
“Kanye West articulates the ‘bling’ culture of US hip hop with both drugs and the illegal smuggling of conflict diamonds out of Sierra Leone. ‘Though it’s thousands of miles away, Sierra Leone connects to what we go through today, over here [US] it’s the drug trade, we die from drugs, over there [Sierra Leone] they die from what we buy from drugs, the diamonds.’ He encapsulates how actions seemingly connected to one’s personal identity have international repercussions.”