S01 - E09 - Tight Smile

Office Greetings / Romanticism / Professorial Type


As season one flaps towards completion, Neil and James consider the minimally effective office greeting--the tight smile--before contemplating some looser alternatives. 

With beaks pursed, the turkeys then waddle into their own field of study--Romanticism--and consider what makes someone a Romanticist. Is there a type? 

From here, these would-be professors consider a few professorial types, which inevitably devolves into a character study of a professor who doesn't believe in pants...

Works Cited:

Stanley Kubrick - A Clockwork Orange final scene [Youtube]

Lovejoy, A. O. "The Meaning of Romanticism for the Historian of Ideas." Journal of the History of Ideas, 2.3 (1941): 257–278. http://doi.org/10.2307/2707131

Slavoj Zizek - In Defence of Lost Causes [Verso]

Mary Shelley - Frankenstein, 1818 ed. [ebook]

Lord Byron's death [Wikipedia]

Percy Shelley's death (Wikipedia]

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Wikipedia) - Kubla Kahn [text], composition of [Wikipedia]

Stanley Kubrick - The Shining kitchen scene [Youtube]