"You guys know death with the hood and it's got the fucking hood and scythe and all my students think that the scythe is a weapon for chopping people's heads off. It's a terrible weapon for chopping people's heads off by the way because the blade is on the inside... It's a farming implement. It's what they had before lawn mowers... The metaphor is death is a farmer... we just don't recognize it anymore because we don't know what the fuck a scythe is."