This is why I did my English degree, too!

John Hodgman on Episode 205 of This American Life. It made me chuckle.

It turned out Cuervo man and I have a lot in common. We both live in New York. Like me, Ryan is 30 years old, originally from the Boston area. Like me, he went to an Ivy League school and spent most of his time there drinking and feeling out of place. Yes, the man barking like a seal – that’s a Princeton man. And that’s when I realize it, apart from some small matters of fate – and several thousand sit ups on Ryan’s part – we we’re the same. We both came out of college with an English degree, the thirst for booze, and the absurd faith that someone would pay us simply for being drunk and charming. And in a strange but undeniable way for Ryan, that turned out to be true.

jeff newman @bangersandmash