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“Competing explanations of the origins of the drama cited stray yard clippings, newly planted saplings and unraked leaves.”

If you can read this – real headline, Scenes from Postmodern America – without laughing, you have no soul.


Professor Paul takes mid-semester sick leave.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R) will teach a course [titled “Dystopian Visions”] at the George Washington University during the fall 2017 semester, offering students a rare opportunity to engage with a sitting U.S. senator.


His scholarly credentials are impeccable!


By the beginning of the 1300s, wealthy people in Southampton, England, were playing lawn games on the manicured expanse of Old Bowling Green — which coincidentally is the name of the Kentucky town where Sen. Paul was beaten beside his lawn mower 700 years later.

Read the whole thing.

Margaret Soltan, November 7, 2017 4:32PM
Posted in: headline of the day

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6 Responses to ““Competing explanations of the origins of the drama cited stray yard clippings, newly planted saplings and unraked leaves.””

  1. Bernard Carroll Says:

    Curiouser and curiouser… Good luck at GWU with the crowd control!

  2. dmf Says:

    libertarians make for poor neighbors…

  3. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Libertarians don’t do rules.

    OTOH, I’m not sure breaking all their ribs is the best way to respond…

  4. theprofessor Says:

    If a crazed right-wing neighbor attacked a liberal luminary like Dick Durbin or Al Franken, we would have 24-7 tantrums demanding a special prosecutor, no-knock searches of the residences of anyone who ever purchased a copy of the _The Fountainhead_, and special hate crime legislation to protect fake Catholics like Durbin and unfunny comedians like Franken. As it is, the academic left seems to be yucking it up over an assault.

  5. Margaret Soltan Says:

    tp: Your idea about The Fountainhead is excellent. I’d support legislation to that end.

  6. University Diaries » Whoa! Meine Kleine George Washington University EMPLOYS the Dude! Says:

    […] really know how to pick ’em. Our next-best appointment after this one was plagiarist/madman Rand Paul. Why not ask Jim Jordan and Louie Gohmert to team-teach a course at GW on a subject of their […]

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