Fark blurb of the week

U. of Colorado investigated for lack of faculty political diversity. Faculty: But we have leftists, radicals, progressives, socialists, communists, Stalinists, Marxists, Bolsheviks, Trotskyites, Maoists … how much more diversity do you want?

(Linked to this.)



  1. Tatyana »

    23 June 2013 · 6:51 pm

    That’s no longer funny, I’m afraid. To be funny, a joke should be an obvious exaggeration, a situation brought to absurdity. What they say is simply statement of fact.

  2. CGHill »

    23 June 2013 · 8:14 pm

    I’m a firm believer in gallows humor. Sometimes I think it’s the one thing that’s sustained me all these years.

  3. Tatyana »

    24 June 2013 · 6:33 am

    But that’s just it: this is not humor, I already said why.

    What is funny, though, is reading comments @your link.

    “Being an engineer requires critical thinking and the ability to reason and do higher order math. Those three things don’t really lend themselves to the conservative mindset these days.”


  4. CGHill »

    24 June 2013 · 9:01 am

    Last I looked, people were legally permitted to be full of crap.

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