Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Boolah Boolah the Musical

Here's a cute video that some clever overachievers at Yale put together to sell their university to high school students applying to college.

It's getting a lot of hits on the internet. At the risk of spoiling the ending, the narrator looks a lot like a young Barack Obama, and at the end he bags the young white high school applicant. Or maybe she bags him. For Yale.

The problem with Yale and its ilk is one of ethos. The A students become professors. The B students go into business and make lots of money. The C students go into politics and end up running our country.

In fact, I would go so far as suggest that the problems facing our country may not be 8 years of Republicans but 20 years of Yalies. Yes, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush all held Yale degrees. Barack Obama does not hold a Yale degree.

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