Overheard at Dinner with Academic-types
At dinner last night I heard the funniest story. One graduate student had heard that other grad students (you see, many layers of rumor here) who taught Clifford Geertz's kids in college were afraid to give them lower than a B, for fear that the elder Geertz would go "all Balinese Cockfight" on them. The table promptly erupted into laughter.
If you are laughing at this now, you are hereby inducted into the Society of Nerds.