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02 August 2004 @ 01:40 am
WTF  
Time to call the WAAAAAAHHHHmbulance!

Wow. Evidently somebody was so offended over the Architecture Student Society's tongue-in-cheek use of its acronym on its website that they bothered to complain about said website. And evidently this complaint was so vital to the operations of Penn State University that it somehow reached the office of President Graham Spanier. Who is this Jakovasaur who feels the need to whine about a 3-letter synonym for "buttocks", why the fucking hell is the university's time and money being pissed away on such a non-issue, and why is it such earth-shattering news that it made the front page of the Collegian, which is where I read about this crap to begin with? (If you look at the front page before the August 3 edition is put up, this non-story appears at the very top.)

Then again, considering the utterly ludicrous public outcry about Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction, should I even be surprised?
 
 
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Skurtchasorskurtchasor on August 2nd, 2004 08:56 am (UTC)
Is anyone offended by mistletoe?
Perhaps that should be donkeyhats.

I've got a couple of ideas why this complaint made it so far up in the bureaucracy. 1) It was from a conservative alumnus of the architecture school who has threatened to withhold donations, 2) it was from a group of angry parents who threatened to sue the University of their demands were not met, 3) it was John Lawless.

Fortunately, PSU official policy comes to the rescue: "....the standards of the university in the matters of obscenity shall conform with principles of civil law." Oops, I forgot that the people who work in Old Main can ignore policy at their convenience.

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Skurtchasorskurtchasor on August 2nd, 2004 10:30 am (UTC)
Make that "the rabid whim of a few members of the public who can whine and complain louder and longer than the majority of the people who don't give a fuck."
zerielzeriel on August 2nd, 2004 01:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Is anyone offended by mistletoe?
Well, if fraternity-brother influence counts for anything, we'll see. I'm in the process of a griping e-mail to Bro. Spanier now. =P

I'm not kidding. He's my frat brother.
Shikgonadsandstrife on August 2nd, 2004 12:01 pm (UTC)
"Time to call the WAAAAAAHHHHmbulance!"

Hahahahaha...Bruce Willis TOTALLY made that movie.
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Shikgonadsandstrife on August 2nd, 2004 02:40 pm (UTC)
That would be the 2000 Disney release "The Kid", starring Bruce Willis, Lily tomlin, a really cute British chick, & a freckle-faced blob with a lisp.