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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thoughtcrime

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is bravely defending us against the perils of free speech and that awful 1st amendment.

See Brad Kozak's Freedom of Speech Evidently Has No Place In a University., and what got them up in arms (so to speak) ...
Poster from Brad Kozak's post (linked above)

This poster, from one of my favorite short-lived series Firefly  (sort of a live-action Cowboy Bebop), made U of Wisconsin-Stout officials go ballistic (Can I even use that word?) when a theatre professor posted it on his door.

Apparently he's posted things there for a long time, but this particular one set off the trip-wire of political correctness, which obviously trumps a 200+ year-old scrap of paper called the Constitution.

Please click on the link and give Mr. Kozak's post a look.  There's another poster in there which did not further endear the professor to the powers that be at that institution.

This is a public service announcement from Paul_In_Houston.

H/T: Instapundit

Addendum - 30 Sep 2011 - Context:  Captain Malcolm Reynolds (the dude in the poster) and his motley crew make a pretty much off-the-books living by using their "Firefly" class cargo ship to transport various and sundry items and passengers to other worlds. On learning that one of his passengers has smuggled aboard his sister (a greatly sought-after fugitive from the oppressive Alliance) and berating said passenger about them being an albatross he just doesn't really need at this point, the passenger openly wonders about being killed in his sleep, prompting Mal to clarify things a bit.
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2 comments:

Foxfier said...

*hehe* Said passenger's "wondering" is another favorite laugh-out-loud moment....

(I disagree with a lot of Joss Whedon's philosophies,but dang do his shows have great lines.)

Paul Gordon said...

Foxfier: That is a beauty.

To anyone reading these comments: click on the link she put there.

(I disagree with a lot of Joss Whedon's philosophies,but dang do his shows have great lines.)

Yes, he does. Including lines that don't make the final cut,

There's one scene where a former adversary is parting company with Mal, who says, "I'll likely kill you myself if I ever see you again."

The adversary, who has suffered a major crisis of faith and waxed about it at length, replies, "You wont. There is nothing to see."

Edited out was Nathan Fillion (who plays Mal) adlibing afterward, "What a whiner!".
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