Fun_People Archive
31 Oct

Date: Mon, 31 Oct 94 19:03:58 PST
To: Fun_People
Subject: Re: MPQOTM

[Fun_People are such a well-informed bunch... on any subject!  For instance,
within minutes of sending the MPQOTM item out came these strangely similar
items...  -psl]

From: "" <>
Subject: At Haaavard...

1) Joke:	Frosh new at Harvard is confused, asks an upper
		classman for directions: ``Excuse me, can you please
		tell me where the library is at?''  Upper classman says
		[Faux Haaarvard voice] ``At Haaavaaad, we don't end
		sentences with prepositions.''  Frosh, realizing his
		mistake, repeats his question with better grammar:
		``Excuse me, can you please tell me where the library
		is at, asshole?''

2) Real:	Daniel Sheehan is chief council for the Christic
		Institute's ongoing (yes, I think it's still in appeal)
		suit against a bunch of the Iran-Contra bozos you know
		and love, though in this case it's a trial that started
		well before the Iran-Contra scandal hit the mainstream
		press, and it's for damages against an American
		cameraman who was wounded in a bombing, probably
		CIA-backed, that was to destroy the leader of the
		unaligned Contra forces (does anybody remember the U.S.
		war in Nicaragua?).  At any rate, Daniel Sheehan is a
		Harvard Law graduate, and every year they asked their
		graduates to list their income, $250,000/yr and up,
		$125,000/yr to $250,000/yr, and so on.  For a long
		time, Daniel Sheehan was the *only* person in the
		$10,000/yr and less category ... until everybody at the
		Cristic Institute got a raise, and it pushed him up
		into the next higher category.

From: (Daniel Steinberg)

> I just ran across a good candidate for the MPQOTM (Most Presumptuous
> Questionnaire Of The Month) award: Harvard's survey for the new alumni
> directory.

On the same questionnaire (Harvard thinks i'm an alumni, even though i
dropped out after two years), they had a section for annual salary.  The
choices went something like this (now i wish i had saved the damn thing!):

	___ under $50,000
	___ $50,000 - $250,000
	___ $250,000 - $1,000,000
	___ $1,000,000 - $5,000,000
	___ $5,000,000 - $10,000,000
	___ over $10,000,000

Now i don't know about you, but if i was working and slaving to increase
my salary from a measly $1.2 mil to $4 million, i'd be pretty bent out of
shape to find that i didn't even get to advance even one place in their

[=] © 1994 Peter Langston []