Wednesday, April 20, 2005

The ghetto outside its walls having been gentrified, Columbia moves to recreate one within.

The governor of New Jersey moves to have the post of Poet Laureate abolished because of this jerk and now the Columbia University Mideast Institute honors him, no doubt for his eloquent speaking of "truth to power." Hey - I have no stake in this. If this Ivy wants to remake itself into another Evergreen State, fine. If they want to bestow laurels on characters that Eddie Murphy parodied on Saturday Night Live, fine again. However, if and when parents of applicants start questioning the product they could potentially be paying a premium for, don't anyone even think of scratching their heads and asking "who blew up Columbia?"

In honor of this auspicious event, I'll be putting up a few poems today at Waiting for April.

-via LGF.

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