Sunday, May 1, 2016

Obama's daughter gets into Harvard

One of Barack Obama's daughters whose name I haven't bothered learning has been accepted into Harvard. What a shock.

When I was in high school, I began to wonder how Thurston Howell III managed to graduate from Harvard. I knew how he got in, but how could he keep up? Then, years later, I heard that George W. Bush graduated from Yale and I started to have grave doubts about these colleges. In what way were elite universities elite?

Jodie Foster went to Yale, Jonathan Taylor Thomas went to Harvard, Brooke Shields went to Princeton, the girl who starred in Flashdance went to Yale. Natalie Portman went to Harvard. Are movie stars ALL geniuses? Do any of these people NOT go to elite schools?

James Franco completely destroyed the illusion by enrolling in several universities at once. If he really is some kind of Einstein, why is he wasting his super-intellect on creative writing and conceptual art? He's not very good at either. He hasn't done one thing that, objectively, requires any brains. If he's that smart, let's see him learn French.

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