If "a mind is a terrible thing to waste" and college is how one keeps from wasting it, why do a significant percentage of college students put a great deal of time and effort into an activity they describe as "getting wasted?"
On the website of a musical group -- okay, it was the Puppini Sisters, h/t to Phlegmmie -- one of them wrote that she'd recently acquired an actual wind-up gramophone...and had learned the actual meaning of the phrase "put a sock in it." You know, I've seen actual mechanical volume controls on wind-up Victrolas and that hadn't occurred to me, but it's gotta be true.
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