Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Lurch the Academic?
He portrayed himself as cerebral, a thinker, an intellectual who had far more on the ball than did W. W, after all, was the drunk frat boy who never cracked a book at Yale. Lurch, on the other hand, spent his Yale years drinking deep from the academic fountains.
Well, the records are out and they don't support the facade put forth by the Lurch 2004 effort. Both W and Lurch put up roughly the same grades at Yale.
There is, however, one glaring distinction. While W had one "D" grade (in astronomy), Lurch registered four "D" grades in the following courses: Geology, History (twice), and Political Science.
Lurch claims he focused more on "learning to fly than studying". Sounds like his priorities were as unfocused then as they are now. I'm sure he has a plan to deal with this issue as well.
Here endeth the lesson.
*Full Disclosure: During my undergraduate coursework I registered one "D" grade - in Accounting - which is why the Ravishing Mrs. Cordeiro balances the household checkbook.