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Author Topic: It's Dr. Brinkley, Rice is a university.  (Read 2570 times)

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It's Dr. Brinkley, Rice is a university.
« on: November 28, 2011, 08:59:02 AM »
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Classic!  Is this funny, or just sad?

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Re: It's Dr. Brinkley, Rice is a university.
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2011, 10:45:18 AM »
Sad... The beginning just sets up everything for pure 100% unadulterated failure.
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Re: It's Dr. Brinkley, Rice is a university.
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2011, 01:03:17 PM »
I'd characterize it as 'predictable.'  :-\




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Re: It's Dr. Brinkley, Rice is a university.
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2011, 01:06:18 PM »
Talk about ego-involvement...

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Re: It's Dr. Brinkley, Rice is a university.
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2011, 07:38:55 PM »
Wow. Is that a typical example of the quality of rationality of university professors/academics engaged in debate in the US?
If it is, then pity the poor students - they will come out of college with the same irrational attitudes, because that's what/how they've been taught.

Almost as bad as the UK University of East Anglia CRU professors:
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Re: It's Dr. Brinkley, Rice is a university.
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2011, 11:10:45 PM »
Oh man! Watch it again and pay close attention to what the Congressman (Can't see his name due to the graphic) says at about the 1:03 to 1:10 mark:  "...Nobody is perfect here. But to interrupt breaks the comedy of what we're trying..."

He has that right: comedy it is!

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Re: It's Dr. Brinkley, Rice is a university.
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2011, 12:07:02 AM »
Oh man! Watch it again and pay close attention to what the Congressman (Can't see his name due to the graphic) says at about the 1:03 to 1:10 mark:  "...Nobody is perfect here. But to interrupt breaks the comedy of what we're trying..."

He has that right: comedy it is!


What ticks me off is that these people are so utterly incompetent... Like sheesh... If yer gonna do the job, might as well do it right and get the proper equipments and stuffs:

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Whoopee cushions would also help. :P
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Re: It's Dr. Brinkley, Rice is a university.
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2011, 07:21:57 PM »
"Please...follow the rules."
I would have lost it at that point.

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Re: It's Dr. Brinkley, Rice is a university.
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2011, 07:51:07 PM »
The invited professor could have been mature enough and gracious enough to overlook the mistake, or even chosen to correct the congressman a bit more tactfully.  The congressman should have enough dignity not to have become offended even if corrected in a non-tactful way.

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Re: It's Dr. Brinkley, Rice is a university.
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2011, 09:57:59 PM »
The invited professor could have been mature enough and gracious enough to overlook the mistake, or even chosen to correct the congressman a bit more tactfully.  The congressman should have enough dignity not to have become offended even if corrected in a non-tactful way.

Or the congressman could have had a clue about what was going on. :P

Like seriously... Mistaking someone for a university? It's like mistaking a sandwich for a plow.

It shows that the committee/panel/whateveritscalled there is both ignorant and apathetic.

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Re: It's Dr. Brinkley, Rice is a university.
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2011, 02:27:47 AM »
The invited professor could have been mature enough and gracious enough to overlook the mistake, or even chosen to correct the congressman a bit more tactfully.  The congressman should have enough dignity not to have become offended even if corrected in a non-tactful way.

I presume what really pissed the professor off was that this guy wasnt even there for his testimony, yet here he was slating it goodo. (There's another video there where he discusses it http://www.youtube.c...&feature=related)
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