Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by oxpecker, Aug 10, 2004.
Interesting headline on this article. UOP must be thrilled. New degree mills
Re: That headline
"All newspaper and journalistic activity is an intellectual brothel from which there is no retreat." -- Leo Tolstoy, 1871
calisthenics for legal
Yow, that looks like a morning warm up exercise for UOP's legal staff!
1. Boot office PC
2. Fill coffee mug
3. Read email and headlines
4. Crack knuckles and fire off a warning letter to the Courier Times demanding a correction/apology
5. I have no clue what a UOP lawyer does for the rest of the day.
I always wonder where newspapers find all the stupid people they have working for them. Do they study stupid or is it granted as a life expeience credit.
Being interviewed is kind of like a lottery. Good things happen once in a while but mostly the outcomes are bad.
Reporters rarely write (or even see before publication) the headlines that go atop their articles. The headline writers sometimes (often?) don't read the story in detail, but only the first few paragraphs.*
But this one give me pause**, since it hadn't ever occurred to me that the way people around here use the phrase "diploma mills" might not even be the mainstream use it.
Steel mills: crank out a lot of steel, presumably of good quality.
Fabric mills: ditto, cloth
Lumber mills: ditto, wood
Thus, perhaps defendably, diploma mill = mass producer of same, with no slant of poor quality.
* When General Louis Hershey, head of Selective Service, refused to let anti-draft people stage a demonstration, headline was: "Hershey Bars Protest."
Galanga: I have no clue what a UOP lawyer does for the rest of the day.
John: Well, when I wrote (correctly) in Bears' Guide, that the accreditation of UOP was vigorously opposed by both of the main higher education groups in Arizona -- one of professors, one of schools -- that produced a certified letter on engraved stationery from an Arizona law firm with about 14,000 names at the top, demanding an immediate "cease and desist" about saying such things, and demanding recall and total destruction of all copies of the book, sold and unsold.
Now that's a law firm!
And to think that Lionel Hutz, owner of 'I Can't Believe It's A Law Firm!' got by with just one name on the letterhead.
Some lawyer's letterhead with gold embossing must be a dollar a throw. My printer prints the letterhead when it prints the letter. Way cheap and it saves inserting it into financial statements but unimpressive.
Had this attorney copied everyone at the top of the letterhead, UofP would have had to pay each of them five grand just to read it. No wonder this school is so expensive.
Actually I did count at the time, and I recall it was something over 100 names, including the dead ones. I love it when lawyers do that.
ABERFELDY AND ZIMMERMAN
Julius Aberfeldy (1906-1949)
Roscoe w. Zimmerman (1934-1985)
C. Lancelot Krum
The law firm's verson of a Perpetual Counselor?
Separate names with a comma.