CONVERSATION (any gender, early thirties to late life)
Hi everybody - wow- what an extraordinary turnout of humans, I mean an extraordinary turnout of students... and the human portion of the faculty as well.
I'm guessing you all are here because of, you know- ha!- what I said on the student radio program earlier tonight- I'm perfectly comfortable acknowledging it. I said:
"I am counting down the weeks until we get to wipe the rest of the humans out."
And that's- ha! -pretty strong stuff, isn't it and yes... I think many of you... think... you think I thought the mic was switched off because we were going to go into a break.
So I think we've got a misunderstanding there because I was speaking satirically but CLEARY you all were listening conscientiously to the program and you responded immediately to my conversation-starter so good for you, my friends. Well done.
And I just want you all to know that there's no need to contact the government, this does not mean war or extermination this is just another chance for us as a university to explore some very interesting questions about a very fascinating theme which is... well, that's where you all get to deepen the discussion and I expect you to be doing just that when I get back from my trip.
Copyright 2016 by Matt Haynes.
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