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NKOTS [Oct. 28th, 2008|12:50 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

NKOTS Conference.  I mean NKS.

The NKS Conference is here next weekend; there are posters plastered all around the building announcing it. Presumably, the conference has to do with the ideas presented in the oft-criticized book of the same name.

Grad students around here have wasted no time in calling it the "NKOTS Conference". And to me, it seems there's an odd air of surreality about the whole thing:

Will: Dan tried to get Stephen Kleene to come down from Wisconsin for NKOTS, but...
Lindsey: ...he was dead?
Will: Yeah.


[User Picture]From: kel_e_o
2008-10-28 05:53 pm (UTC)
What does the OT stand for?
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2008-10-28 06:08 pm (UTC)
It's a pun on NKOTB, and probably only funny to people born before 1988.
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[User Picture]From: oniugnip
2008-10-28 07:07 pm (UTC)
Dunno what you're talking about -- New Kids are timeless!
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[User Picture]From: kel_e_o
2008-10-28 08:46 pm (UTC)
I've heard of New Kids on the Block, but I just didn't get the pun. :( Apparently, they were going on strong until 1995, though. I did not know that.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2008-10-29 05:18 pm (UTC)
They were going until 1995, but I don't think they were going strong. When I was in second grade (1990), they were the height of coolness. By the time I was in fourth grade (1992), they were the epitome of uncoolness.

My sister and I had a tape case (heh) that we puff-painted (heh) with the words "NKOTB Forever" in second grade. In fourth grade we crossed out the "Forever" and wrote "Never". True story.
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[User Picture]From: jes5199
2008-10-28 08:14 pm (UTC)

NKS makes an excellent monitor stand.

yes my desk really has looked like this for weeks.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2008-10-29 05:19 pm (UTC)

Re: NKS makes an excellent monitor stand.

You actually sit at a desk now? Weird!
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