Thursday, August 28, 2003
ENTER "THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF COLLEGE BROCHURES" They're all good but my favorite probably has to be:
7. Other small groups of students around campus may typically be seen staring at some item that a faculty member is holding up in front of them.
It may be a microscope slide, a smoldering test tube, a stuffed armadillo, or a ping-pong ball, but it holds some mesmerizing control over all of them. Variation: three or four people are staring at a computer screen while the professor—like the old comic-book character Mandrake the Magician—has frozen everyone with a hypnotic gesture.