Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Coming Soon -- Vandal Scholarships

Ok, I got sucked in by the bit of satire on the "you can only heat so many bedrooms" thing. This is the reason why. It is getting harder and harder to tell the difference between heartfelt lunacy and the parodies thereof.

From the Duluth News Tribune

James I. Swenson, chief financial backer of University of Minnesota Duluth's new science building, says he is turning the other cheek.

Swenson said he and UMD Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin have talked about offering the vandals, who caused $8 million in damages to the new science building November, scholarships to the university.

Swenson said the idea is to give the young men a tour of the science building, let them talk with some students and then offer them some incentive to get their lives in order.

"They might be able to study in (the James I. Swenson Science Building) one day," Swenson said.

Hey, I know. Instead of some deserving kid who needs help paying his college tuition. Let's give the money to the criminals that ruined the place. Please dear God in Heaven let me be wrong about this one, too.

Thanks to the Kool-Aid Report for pointing out this disgrace.