You can try to make sense of these things, it's a free country. They're much more charming to me sans context (that's French for "out of context"--I think adding French phrases makes this blog seem more classy, don't you? La plume de ma tante est sur la table, if you know what I mean.) I don't usually get to overhear grad students. The proprietors usually send them packing, mainly because they steal stuff, but also because of conversation like this, which makes the other patrons grind their teeth and emit high-pitched whines. These two went at it for quite a while, and it was eventually revealed that they were discussing Hilary Clinton's presidential campaign, which is so typically grad-student-like, not only affording them an opportunity to relieve themselves of several ponderously silly pronouncements, but also being totally irrelevant, Hilary 'aving perdu l'election deux annees ago! Dudes!