Georgetown University’s Royal Pain.

So far, in the wake of the college admissions scandal, that school has only had to deal with evil coaches and scummy parents… and, as of this morning, a lawsuit from the son of one of the scummy parents – a guy with real balls, if you ask me. He doesn’t want his fraudulently obtained degree to become meaningless when Georgetown expels him.

But listen up: For years G’town has been admitting all the teenybopper descendants of the crowned heads of Europe. Have you noticed? Town and Country has noticed. This short piece only brushes the tiara: they all go there, and … you know… you have to wonder…

I mean to say everyone’s going to start to wonder now, what with the larger scandal drawing attention to this particular campus. Royal pain a-comin’.

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UPDATE: Uh-oh.

FEAR STALKS THE CITY

L.A.’S ELITE ON EDGE!

Headline of the Day

ISIS Claims 3 Of Its Terrorists Blew Themselves In Sri Lankan Raids

Notre Dame…

… up in flames.

Nearly a thousand years of history going up in flames.

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… Like a prodigious skeleton of fire
Leaving an immense void — twisted iron, indented
 clock wheels, broken muted bells.

   Foolish imposter doors which did not open
Hang in high galleries. Perforated the great
 roses — intense blues, purples,

   Reds so warm and vigorous which burnished
The rays of the midday sun. The gargoyles drip
 heavy tears. I hear the bells falling.

   Wind is raging among the naves and corpses.

— Daisy Aldan, The Destruction of Cathedrals.

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From the Notre Dame School of Polyphony (1160-1250).

The Full Safari Experience

Rhino Poacher Trampled by Elephant and Eaten by Lions in South Africa

And in other news…

A quantum experiment suggests there’s no such thing as objective reality

Brava. Every bit as good as ‘PRESIDENT FIGHTS ERECTION IN HARVARD SQUARE.’

A HuffPost writer comes up with the perfect Bezos/American Media, Inc. headline.

(The Harvard one.)

‘Fu-u-u-ck dat! We gotta do something about our forty million football debt!’

U CONN DECLINES TO RETURN SACKLER FAMILY DONATIONS

AMID FUROR OVER OPIOID MANUFACTURER PURDUE PHARMA

LOL

ITALY’S PRIME MINISTER PROMISES

TO CHANGE ITALY IN TWO YEARS

Headline of the Day.

With Title-Game Prices Plummeting more than 90 Percent, Should College Football be Worried?

Headline of the Day

KOHLER’S SMART TOILET PROMISES

‘A FULLY IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE

Headline of the Day.

Urban Meyer To Unironically Co-Teach A Class On Character And Leadership At Ohio State

“Michelle Wolf responds to Trump trashing her comedy with a taunt about Khashoggi: ‘I bet you’d be on my side if I had killed a journalist'”

Nice comeback.







‘UN audit finds environment chief spent $500 million on travel expenses’

UD thinks the Hindustan Times is off by a bit; the actual number seems to be $500K.

I mean, after all… the guy’s an environmentalist… $500 million would be an excessive use of resources…







‘Man Run Over by Lawn Mower While Trying to Kill Son with Chainsaw’

‘Man Tries to Drown Girlfriend; Nearly Becomes Murder Victim Himself When She Tries to Saw Off His Head’

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This is the sort of news UD likes to read when she feels herself getting too coastal-elitey.







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