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  •  them & the UCI Anteaters (BC comic), although (3+ / 0-)
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    the UCI from Adult Swim China IL cartoon makes more sense

    This Sunday, at 11:30 p.m., China, IL returns for its second season on Adult Swim. The animated series centers around UCI, touted as "The Worst School in America," in the opening credits. The teachers are incompetent. The students are misguided. The dean, voiced by Hulk Hogan, is brash.

    It's satire that, on occasion, is eerily relatable to contemporary university life. There's an episode in the new season -- titled "Is College Worth It?" -- in which the dean drops teacher salaries to minimum wage and raises tuition to half a million bucks. However, UCI isn't based on any particular school. "I didn't really go to college," says creator Brad Neely. "A lot of it is imaginative vindictiveness on my part."

    "It's the way most people imagine high school," says executive producer Daniel Weidenfeld. "It's dumbing down the idea of academia."

    Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "If we appear to seek the unattainable, then let it be known that we do so to avoid the unimaginable." (@eState4Column5)

    by annieli on Tue Jul 22, 2014 at 02:31:04 PM PDT

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    •  Pandas! (2+ / 0-)
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      Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "If we appear to seek the unattainable, then let it be known that we do so to avoid the unimaginable." (@eState4Column5)

      by annieli on Tue Jul 22, 2014 at 02:35:40 PM PDT

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      •  subtext: Pekin, IL (3+ / 0-)
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        By the early 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan became an influence in Pekin. It was during this period that leading Klansmen assumed ownership of the city newspaper, the Pekin Daily Times, using it as an organ of Klan propaganda.....

        The district's high school is Pekin Community High School.
        The school teams were known as the Pekin Chinks from the 1930s until 1980 when the school administration changed the nickname to the Dragons. The team mascots were a male and female student dressed as Chinese persons wearing traditional Chinese attire. An earlier attempt was made by a visit of Chinese American groups to change the name from Chinks during the 1974–1975 school year; this was voted down by the student body. The event received national attention.

        Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "If we appear to seek the unattainable, then let it be known that we do so to avoid the unimaginable." (@eState4Column5)

        by annieli on Tue Jul 22, 2014 at 02:39:26 PM PDT

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