• BREAKING NEWS from University of the Obvious

    This, from the Connecticut Post:

    College students who spend a lot of time drinking and smoking marijuana might not have the best grades. . . . [That is] the heart of a new study conducted by researchers from Yale University and Hartford’s Institute for Living. –Connecticut Post [via Legal Insurrection]

    Wait, wait! There’s more:

    The students ended up falling into three clusters —

    1. those who drank little or no alcohol and smoked little or no pot,
    2. those who drank moderately or heavily but used marijuana infrequently, and
    3. those who used both substances moderately or heavily.

    There was little effect on grades in the first two clusters, but the grades of those who drank and smoked pot suffered the most–Connecticut Post

    Comment: Scientists from Ben and Jerry’s called the findings, “Unproven, man.”


    Tip of the rolling papers to

    ♦ Fred Lawson for this story

    ♦ Wm. Jacobson and Legal Insurrection

  • Exciting Work from University of the Obvious

    Yesterday, ZipDialog reported exciting new findings from the University of the Obvious:

     Sex might make you happier at work, study says  (New York Daily News)

     Since then, many readers have asked to learn more about U of O, the pathbreaking work it does, and its distinguished history

     The university combines undergraduate education with cutting-edge research

    • The undergraduate college is famed for its unusually high costs and lax standards, both on campus and off
    • Faculty research, which often exploits graduate assistants, focuses on findings already evident to others, as well as minor extensions of research conducted elsewhere
      • There is a special emphasis on winning large research grants to conduct this work.

     Does U of O have sports? “You bet,” said alum Pete Rose.
    “The Lees,” were originally named to honor the university’s benefactor, General Robert E. Lee.

    Recently, however, university administrators became aware that Gen. Lee might have fought for the South in the Civil War.

    A faculty committee was appointed to study the issue. Its report

    • Confirmed rumors about Gen. Lee’s military service
    • Condemning the “gossip mill” that spread this information
    • Rejected proposed names “Woodrow Wilson,” “Roger Taney,” and “John C. Calhoun”
    • Recommended the university retain its historical connection to the Lee family by honoring Col. Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee.
      • “Lighthorse Harry,” as he was known to all (except his horses), signed the Declaration of Independence and fought in the Revolutionary War.
      • Additional research confirms he fought on the winning side

    Athletic teams will retain their proud moniker, “The University of Obvious Lees”