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  •  He learned a thing about humility (1+ / 0-)
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    Lily O Lady

    at University of Chicago, where he was in my wife's class.  He's only about 5'2", dressed like a little Brooks Brothers mannequin, and bored all the girls by constantly talking about Freidrich Hayek and the Austrian economists. Poor dude couldn't get a date, which is saying something at least at the U of C, where "the odds are good but the goods are odd".

    BTW, I got nothin' against short dudes, but seriously - it helps to have a personality.

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 04:04:33 AM PST

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    •   Well, apparently he's been using Jedi mind tricks (1+ / 0-)
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      on the Very Serious People, because they're totally buying his act.

      Glad you threw in the bit about having nothing against short guys. My husband is 5'4". :)

      "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

      by Lily O Lady on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 10:13:32 AM PST

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