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University Announces New $100 Billion Profligacy Studies Program

Cincinnati, FL – Dissociated Press Ohio University of Miami announced yesterday that it has been awarded a 100 billion dollar grant from the US Department of Education to found a new program in Profligacy Studies. The grant will allow the university to hire at least 500 new, grossly overpaid Professors of Profligacy. The program expects to attract tens of thousands of students who will spend millions of dollars each in hopes of earning extravagantly worthless faux-sheepskin documents attesting to their mastery of the art and science of Profligacy. “I wish I could say that this program will be worth every…


Eccentric emails

I just got a cc copy of an email from an academic dean at a certain university – let’s call him “Professor X” – responding to a former professor from a British university (“Professor Y”) who has been chased out of the academy for “purveying conspiracy theories.”  Below is professor X’s email, followed by my response. Dear Professor Y, Please take me off your distribution list for your eccentric emails. I do not agree with your world view and do not wish to be troubled with your rantings. Thank you Professor X * * * Dear Professor X, Please take…