Saturday, November 20, 2004

Hazards of being a Leiter student

I just sent 6 copies of the following email to Brian Leiter. I don't know how significant a figure the person I refer to here as [Large Philosopher] is in his field, since I don't know that much philosophy of language, but he is physically very large.

Hi, Brian!
I just went to a Linguistics-Philosophy workshop here at Michigan. I met some good people working in the philosophy of language and had some excellent conversations.

I just wanted to make sure you knew that [Large Philosopher] had moved from [University A] to [University B]. It was not listed as a 'Major Faculty Move' in the PGR, although [Another Philosopher]'s departure from [University B] was. [Large Philosopher] was very upset about this and shook me multiple times tonight on the way back from the bar. He also told me to send you 6 emails about this matter. (Although the shaking was quite forceful and my jacket made unusual noises, I am unharmed. Also, I have not included some of the content he asked me to include in these emails.)

Yours,
--Neil

2 comments:

Robin said...

http://www.matadorrecords.com/large_professor/

Have you considered carrying a gun?

I'm thinking about buying a couple belt buckles; I think they might add to my look while also allowing me to comfortably wear a-bit-too large t-shirts without having to tuck them in.

The main one I'm considering is pictured here. It says, "No One Lies To a .45"

http://www.redelephants.com/~elephants/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_NRA___Smith___Wesson_148.html

Neil Sinhababu said...

Hand guns are made for killin',
they ain't no good for nothin' else.
And if you like to drink your whiskey
you might even shoot yourself.

--Lynyrd Skynyrd