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Homo professoris, Part I: The Nasal Groom

A picture of a piliferous primate's penultimate preparations for pedagogy.

In the true spirit of this blog's title, "Evolutionary Entertainment," I bring you Part I in an ongoing series on the daily life of Homo professoris. 

Homo professoris in his home habitat.

 

 

 

<CUE NARRATION BY DAVID ATTENBOROUGH >

"At long last, here we catch a glimpse the rarely seen professorial primate in his home habitat while he grooms his nasal passages in advance of the first day of classes. He has evolved this grooming habit to minimize distractions that students in the first row would otherwise experience. And because he descended from East Persian Ashkenazi Jews.

This is the next-to-last preparation for the start of fall classes. His final step will be to ensure that his fly is fully zipped."

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If you enjoyed this then you might enjoy my other short posts in this ongoing series:

Homo professorus, Part II: The Email Reply

Homo professoris, Part III: The 'Show Me Your d' Lecture

Homo professoris, Part IV: Survival of The Blender Avoider?

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this blog do not necessarily reflect the views of Psychology Today and the University of Scranton, or me, and certainly not the views of my friends, family, probation officer, gut bacteria, darkest thoughts, and personal mohel.

Copyright © 2013 Barry X. Kuhle. All rights reserved.

Barry X. Kuhle, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Scranton.

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