May 01, 2012

Everyone Should Work With Their College Roommate



I'm not quite sure how it happened, but I share an office with one of closest college buddies. As you can imagine, this has some series advantages. We can talk sports, voice our frustrations but most importantly waste each other's time. For example, Jerry sent me this picture a few months ago


This was not provoked. He just has some free time on his hands.


Yesterday we had this discussion. Instead of summarizing, I'll just copy and paste our email exchange.



From: Keith Krass
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 12:48:30 -0400
Subject: hungergamesmyprofessors.com

On my way back from lunch I passed Professor _____, ______ and ______. Because I was reading The Hunger Games during my lunch break, I got to thinking, who would win a "Hunger Games" that consisted of the Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries departments?

Then I had the thought, we would be millionaires if we created a website that could simulate hunger games scenarios. Who would win a Hunger Games between NBA coaches? Who would win a Hunger Games between State Senators?

I'm quitting my job and dedicating my life to creating this website. You know, kind of like ratemyprofessors.com except a LOT better.


From: JL
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 12:54:31 -0400
To: keith krass 
Subject: Re: hungergamesmyprofessors.com



We would be millionaires until Suzanne Collins sued us for all we were worth and won. Then we'd be pennyless, and probably condemned to hell for putting all sorts of wonderful people like Ted, Steve, and Sharon into deathgame scenarios.

Love this idea, though. Give me $50 on Professor ______________. Something tells me he'd figured out how to hack into the website and rig the simulation in his favor.

From: Keith Krass
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:58:29 -0400
To: JL
Subject: Re: hungergamesmyprofessors.com

Dr. _________ would climb trees and eat moss just long enough to be a finalist.

Tenure definitely should play in to the "game" somehow. Obviously the winner gets tenure either way, but those with tenure maybe start out with a backpack of fish or something.


Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 12:54:31 -0400
To: keith krass
Subject: Re: hungergamesmyprofessors.com

Since tenure is seen as making one completely untouchable, I think that those with tenure should start with full Kevlar body armor.

By the way, I would never underestimate Elaine Phillips in the arena…

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Sometimes I love my job. 


2 comments:

  1. My money's on Steve. Just saying.

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  2. I don't know what you mean? The names were removed for anonymity :)

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