Burn the Midnight Oil
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Burn the Midnight Oil

In other posts I’ve expressed the theory that students only hear about every fifth word a teacher says. Sometimes this comes back in hilarious ways when they quote you something another professor said.

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RICK: Professor, I didn't have my paper finished so I burned my book in the quad!
HOBO: What? Why?

RICK: At the beginning of the semester you told us in order to succeed we might need to burn the midnight oil, but I don't have any oil! And Billy wouldn't let me borrow his car. I thought of driving to Walmart to buy some, but again, no car.

HOBO: Again, what does this have to do with your book?
RICK: It's a bunch of dead, old, white guys, and another professor said dead things turn into oil.