|Friday, March 29, 2013|
|Panel 1: Marie is in her Ph.D. defence.|
Examiner [off panel]: Marie?
Marie [thinks]: Okayokayokay. I can do this.
Marie [thinks]: I don't need to say something intelligent. I just need words. Come out, words. Come out now!
Panel 3: Marie's dissertation bursts into flame.
Marie [thinks]: ...Those aren't words.
Examiner [off panel]: Marie, please explain why your thesis is on fire.
Alt-Text: Thesis examiners are trained to be calm, dour, and unflappable, even in the face of seemingly supernatural phenomena.