There are academic subjects that, no matter how hard you try, simply result in snickering. It is best to be bold or go home in such situations. Recent events would be included in that list. Heh, Pussy Riot is funny to say.
AMANDA: We could talk about that Wikileaks guy, Julian Ass-ange.
RICK: Or what about the Pussy Riot trial?
FEMALE: On second thought, skip current events.