A frightening number of yearbooks describe college as if alien beings are desperately learning to pass as human. It's an oddly common theme, and it's disconcerting. This caption reads, "I am amorphous. I am nerve ends, ganglia, squeezed, compressed. I must stiffen, yet stay flexible. I want to be steel, I am afraid of becoming stone." Yeah, sure. Whatever you say, Marvin the Martian. Of course, these aliens grew up and now rule the world -- Representative Jim Himes actually said this on national television: "the lizard brain that I have says I hope bad things happen" (we're not making this up; Google it!)
From Chowan's 1965 yearbook.