Comments on: Schmucks R Us: University Presidents Gone Wild! http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/19/schmucks-r-us-university-presidents-gone-wild/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:06:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/19/schmucks-r-us-university-presidents-gone-wild/comment-page-1/#comment-11958 Tue, 20 May 2008 13:05:29 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=316#comment-11958 Now you’re outfitted for every commencement ceremony you’ll attend as faculty for the rest of your career. (Believe me, the charm wears off, but at least you can wear just a t-shirt and shorts underneath those dignified robes.

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By: Bing McGhandi http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/19/schmucks-r-us-university-presidents-gone-wild/comment-page-1/#comment-11829 Tue, 20 May 2008 05:16:35 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=316#comment-11829 Actually, I ended up on the local news, apparently. I did not see it, but my sister said that there was a close shot of me waving to my parents and that they lingered on me for a number of seconds. I went to the website of the station to see the report, but durn it, they did not have any video clips posted. Oh well. I know what I look like, and lord only knows how many pictures the family took.

Those hoods are surprisingly heavy. I also got the tam and gold tassle. I look so medieval/gospel choir.

HJ

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/19/schmucks-r-us-university-presidents-gone-wild/comment-page-1/#comment-11778 Tue, 20 May 2008 02:51:20 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=316#comment-11778 Well, congratulations Bing! The hooding on the jumbotron–do they have it on DVDs for sale?

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By: Bing McGhandi http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/19/schmucks-r-us-university-presidents-gone-wild/comment-page-1/#comment-11771 Tue, 20 May 2008 02:12:33 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=316#comment-11771 Actually, my school is down the street (shush–it’s a big secret!). I totally got hooded on a jumbotron, however!

Heehee.

Dr HJ, Ph. Awesome!

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By: Z http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/19/schmucks-r-us-university-presidents-gone-wild/comment-page-1/#comment-11754 Tue, 20 May 2008 01:18:04 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=316#comment-11754 A student said to me last week: “My father warned me not to go to college because it was full of liberals. I was somewhat concerned about this before I got here, but I have found that in fact you do not have to be liberal to be rational.”

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/19/schmucks-r-us-university-presidents-gone-wild/comment-page-1/#comment-11676 Mon, 19 May 2008 22:53:00 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=316#comment-11676 Bing–I’ve heard about that article, but I just can’t read that right now. I can post on Barbie Death Camp, but I can’t deal with Schlafly’s level of hostility and stupidity. But, I suppose that’s what’s great about positioning yourself against the Enlightenment and education and rational inquiry: there’s always something to be hatin’ on coming out of universities these days.

I had hoped you would do a post on Schlafly, since her presence defiled your graduation! (Or were you Too Cool for School to be hooded in public?)

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By: Bing McGhandi http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/19/schmucks-r-us-university-presidents-gone-wild/comment-page-1/#comment-11650 Mon, 19 May 2008 21:57:48 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=316#comment-11650 Good pick up on Phyllis Schlafly, historiann. It was the news of the week down here in St. Louis.

She is one of the principle enemies of higher education, despite the fact she is apparently a 2-time graduate of Wash U and accepted an honorary degree. Complete hypocrite. I don’t know if you ever saw what she wrote after the VA tech shootings, that the English department reaped what it had sown.

HJ

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/19/schmucks-r-us-university-presidents-gone-wild/comment-page-1/#comment-11540 Mon, 19 May 2008 19:11:32 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=316#comment-11540 Thanks, Prof. Z! I was having a hard time getting some of my Vargas-like cowgirl images to fit, and then thought that maybe the big splinter in the skirt was a good metaphor for whatever the hell is going on at WVU, Baylor, and Wash. U. (I’m trying to avoid splinters myself these days!)

And GayProf: too true. Although I think the invitations have been much less forthcoming in his second term than they were in his first. Mr. 26% Approval Rating probably wouldn’t be such a coup, now, would it?

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By: Z http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/19/schmucks-r-us-university-presidents-gone-wild/comment-page-1/#comment-11539 Mon, 19 May 2008 19:05:26 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=316#comment-11539 P.S. And your illustration is perfect.

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By: Z http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/19/schmucks-r-us-university-presidents-gone-wild/comment-page-1/#comment-11538 Mon, 19 May 2008 19:05:11 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=316#comment-11538 That’s hilarious. All of it, including GayProf’s comment.

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