So. Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Michaela says to me in work, "Did you hear about that Harvard professor who got arrested at his own house the other day?" And I was all, "No!" So I went and looked it up, and then verbally abused her for not telling me that it wasn't just any Harvard professor*, it was Henry Louis Gates Jr.
*However, although Harvard professors used to be a dime a dozen, unfortunately the university's endowment recently plummeted from 40 hillion jillion dollars to just one hillion jillion, so if you start seeing fewer Harvard professors around, that's why.
Let me ask you this: When you heard about this (even if just now was when you first learned of it), what was your initial reaction? Was it:
1) Wow, what did he do?
2) Wow, those cops really screwed the pooch.
or possibly even
3) Sounds like a conspiracy of Harvard administrators to cut their staff without actually having to "resize" in public.
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