Date: Sat, 28 May 1994 21:55:37 -0500
From: Dennis Baron baron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UX1.CSO.UIUC.EDU
Subject: Re: Red Rover
I wonder if there is a correlation between not being picked for
competitive schoolyard games and winding up in an English department?
--Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ccit.arizona.edu)
Well, Rudy, looking at my colleagues I'd say yes. But what happens is
all of a sudden a few of them suddenly discover they're really closet
jocks and you get a department softball team and volleyball team and
then of course you know that the next step is that they're all hobbling
around with knee bandages and wrist casts and foam collars.
So our softball team, the Frumious Bandersnatch, fell apart after the
captain had triple bypass surgery and the pitcher got a rotator cuff
infjury. Our department jazz band went the same way: the Footnotes
trumpet player couldn't figure out how to read charts with bifocals on
and the tenor sax man got a new computer .
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