I’m not going to lie: my interest in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency runs deep. (They are often just so right about so many things!) Today, on their Facebook page, they re-posted a link to an old story by Luke Burns called “FAQ: The ‘Snake Fight’ Portion of Your Thesis Defense.” I’m posting the first Q&A from the story below, but you can read the whole piece on their page.

Q: Do I have to kill the snake?
A: University guidelines state that you have to “defeat” the snake. There are many ways to accomplish this. Lots of students choose to wrestle the snake. Some construct decoys and elaborate traps to confuse and then ensnare the snake. One student brought a flute and played a song to lull the snake to sleep. Then he threw the snake out a window.