She can't be convicted, she's earned her degree. — Billy Joel, “She's always a woman”


My thesis progress graph (single-spaced pages). What is that plateau?

My Defense Poem

If these shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended:
That you have but slumber'd here
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme
No more yielding but a dream.
Gentles, do not reprehend:
If you pardon, I will mend.
Thus my thesis I defend,
For now I have come to the end.

(Deep apologies to W.S. and basically everyone involved)

Stuart Shieber's response

Didja know?

Tolkien disliked allegory.

To summarize

Twenty years of schoolin'
And they put you on the day shift
Look out kid
They keep it all hid
Better jump down a manhole
Light yourself a candle
Don't wear sandals
Try to avoid the scandals
Don't wanna be a bum
You better chew gum
The pump don't work
'Cause the vandals took the handles

Bob Dylan, "Subterranean Homesick Blues"

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