… in the Minneapolis Star Tribune notes that the most charitable description of what’s been going on at the clubby University of Minnesota medical school would be “bizarre.”
Monday, February 11, 2008
The Answers to Life’s Persistent Questions
Or, The World According to Bob
SpamU’s latest production (above) arrived today. It is enlightening to see how Bob spends his valuable time these days, engaged in making promos and infomercials. I guess that is why we pay him the big bucks. Such versatility. Ian McKellen watch out.
One might naively expect from the clip's introduction that it would be devoted to answering some of life’s persistent questions. Au contraire, the usual nothing burgers are served up lukewarm:
1. Indoor Entertainment?
2. Going Green?
3. New Facilities?
Green Bob smugly addresses these issues a la Nixon, complete with a gas-fired fireplace in the background. He is wearing a tasteful maroon/gold tie and stylish glasses. No Walter Mondale specs for OurPrez, he could be the CEO of Twin City Federal, or an elderly anchor.
Burning questions? Welcome to the new semester? Bob, in case you haven't heard, we have been in session for nearly a month. These kinds of semester kick-offs usually are served up at the beginning of the ah, er, semester…
Next time you do this, get some real students asking real questions. One such question is: How much is tuition going to go up next year?
Another question from a faculty member is: How are we going to pay for being the third greatest public university on the planet?