Zak cracked…

I just compared the entire MFA application process to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:

The more I consider it, the more I begin to see the same hope, the hard knocks, the tease of an all-you-can-lick fantasy world, and the cruel, dispassionate torture of the oompa loompas, all under the heartless supervision of one reclusive factory owner.

Now I turn my attention to Tom Petty’s “Don’t Do me Like That,” as I begin to scour the interwebs (and my brain) for other pop cultural references relevant to my situation.

Oompa loompas decide my fate
May you all be judged by small orange people