Thursday, December 1, 2016

Too funny! “Neighbors said to fear ‘transient academics’ ”

This isn’t new, it’s from 2014, but in today’s environment as the YIMBY’s rise up. . . Read the first 2 paragraphs below and then go to the comment section in this article published by Evanston Now:

     Plans for an extended stay hotel in downtown Evanston are drawing fears from some that it will attract the wrong kind of academics as guests.
     The Southeast Evanston Association, in an email message to its members, says neighbors need to assure that the establishment will carry “a hotel brand that will maintain a high quality of business, and not devolve into cheap housing for transient academics.

Here are some of the comments at the end of the article:
“Frankly, you all sound like mathematicians to me, with your weird half-language that nobody else can understand. Down with hard science! Up with humanities!
“That’s just the kind of riff-raff we’re trying to avoid, with their interpretations of Faust and their ruminations on the meaning of life. And don’t get me started on the existentialists. HARUMPH!

One of my favorites:
“It is the standard deviations that worry them.”