April 07, 2008

Reach Out

UC Berkeley's administration has put up a bunch of those irritating self-congratulatory inspirational marketing slogan flags along the pleasant little pathway next to the bluegums and the Campest Sculpture on Campus that I walk along several times a week on my way up to Moe's and the Milano.

They're (presumably real) quotes from (presumably real) students (and obviously picked with an eye to visual diversity). One of them says: "Berkeley has taught me that the world is mine: all I have to do is reach out and take it." I'd sort of hope that Berkeley might teach exactly the opposite, but never mind; California's always been the Promised Land for the self-entitled.

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At 4/08/2008 2:23 pm, Blogger Pauline said...

And without a hint of irony. Oh, hold on. *They* don't do irony, do they?

At 4/09/2008 9:14 am, Blogger Jimmy Little said...

Oh, I'm sure they do irony (or, more accurately, "Irony") in some earnest postgrad class on Postmodernism somewhere at Berkeley. But not in front of the children, no, definitely not.


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