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11/12/2015

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Lost in A**2

Too bad I'm broke, Mr Peterson.

Brian

I'm just trying to figure out if "Lorem ipsum..." means you forgot to replace your placeholder text with actual commentary, or if it's some sort of metacommentary on the bloviating emptiness of the iTunes contract and the essential meaninglessness of the universe. I suspect it's the former but I'd love it to be the latter.

Brian Fies

That "Brian" was me by the way. Hit the button too soon.

Mike Peterson

Definitely the latter. I had to go find the stuff. I remember when it came in these kind of peel-off sheets ...

Brian (not Fies)

Regarding the MU Tigers, it should be noted that they had played on Thursday of that week and so weren't that close to forfeiting a game. I'm not sure what the cutoff from the standpoint of the NCAA is regarding any required number of practices or other "football activities" before they would have have been ineligible to play this Saturday.

Mike Peterson

Yeah, I think the people talking about the cost of a forfeit were seriously undercutting the value of the team taking a stand simply because it brought a spotlight on the depth of support for the ouster. And, of course, there are two or three alums at any school whose memories of the place tend to focus on one building in particular, and it ain't the science lab. As I said, however, it did mean they needed to resolve things before an indefinite "sometime," even if it wasn't "by this weekend."

For my part, I'm more distressed by the idea that one of the top j-schools in the nation had an adjunct or a visiting lecturer or whatever she was (not tenured faculty) who was ordering reporters away and telling demonstrators not to talk to them. She has also ended her association with the place, but geez-louise.

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