Tyrion Lannister

Vital Nerd Update, Part 2

Filed By Tyrion Lannister | August 13, 2008 5:30 PM | comments

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Documenting the continuing self-cannibalization of collegiate debate, wait for the brown eye from Dr. Shanahan at the 0:37 mark:

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I'm not going to try to explain the context here, but basically it involves charges of racism and a coach who just lost an important debate round. Fort Hayes University, Dr. Shanahan's employer, is none too plussed. In fairness, the good Dr. Shanahan was merely performatively demonstrating a truth I witnessed in every debate round of my entire collegiate career, though in somewhat too literal a fashion.

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That is one of the strangest and saddest things I've ever seen.

Terrible. Simply terrible. A hall full of grandstanders.