"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Monday, September 15, 2008

Wait .. the Germans didn't bomb Pearl Harbor?

Ok, you might have read the post this morning, where I wrote "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? HELL NO."

I just received this classic piece of email, from a professor at Marquette. I have redacted the name to protect their .. uh .. innocence.

From: Dr xxxxx
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2008 10:20 AM
To: hilltopper91@gmail.com
Subject: Cracked Sidewalks

Hello! My name is Dr. xxxxx. First off, let me say that I thoroughly enjoy Cracked Sidewalks, and the terrific job you do with the site.

I am writing regarding your post today regarding Al’s Run. It’s fantastic that the contributions keep rolling in, but I just thought you might want to let your readers know that you were joking when you said the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor – that job was done of course by the Japanese.

Your writing is usually so good that I assume you were joking with that wording, but you didn’t really make that clear to the readers.

Again, thanks for a great and informative site – keep up the good work, and we will see you at the games!


Dr. xxxxx
Marquette University


TB said...

Nothing gets by those razor-sharp MU professors, nothing!

Kevin Buckley said...

Clearly, this professor has never watched the documentary, Animal House.

Further, I've checked it with my ex-roommate, History PhD. He confirms that many of his students have testified that indeed, the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.

So it must be so.

TomW1365 said...

Professors should have to watch Animal House before they're allowed to teach at the college level. Period.

Championships Matter said...

Must have spent too much time in Joan of Arc praying!

Good God, I knew the Ivory Tower was a sentinel from everyday life, but at least I expected there was oxygen up there.

Championships Matter said...

Must have been an Engineering professor!