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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Quotes of the Day

A hell of a story today from the smoky streets of the currently-highly-inaptly-named Happy Valley, where some students rioted to protest the departure of JoePa.  Not that I favor riots at all, but would that a college town would occasionally riot for reasons having to do with, you know, the educational affairs of the college itself, instead of something trivial like college football!  Some of the quotes are even better than today's other contender for quote of the day, "Oops":

1) “We got rowdy, and we got maced,” Jeff Heim, 19, said rubbing his red, teary eyes. “But make no mistake, the board started this riot by firing our coach. They tarnished a legend.”

2) “Of course we’re going to riot,” [another student] said. “What do they expect when they tell us at 10 o’clock that they fired our football coach?”

3) “My friends were like, ‘I don’t want to get maced,’ ” [another student, who just came out to see the show] said. “I was like, ‘I don’t want to miss seeing this, so I guess that means I do kind of want to get maced.’ ”

I appreciate the candor of the student in quote number 3.  As to students 1 and 2, what can I say.  I assume they don't major in logic. 

Posted by Paul Horwitz on November 10, 2011 at 09:31 AM in Paul Horwitz | Permalink


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The students' collective reaction to the firing of "JoePa" cries out for group-psychological psychoanalytic explanation (Freud, Bion, Foulkes, Hinshelwood, et al.).

Posted by: Patrick S. O'Donnell | Nov 10, 2011 9:54:12 AM

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