Mike Leach, famed pirate fan, may be called as an expert analyst sooner or later for a major news network. Very few people actually specialized in this kind of shit during their international affairs programs, so the only real experts are self-appointed. (And pirates, of course, but it’s kind of hard to get them to hang up the AK-47 and take up a guest faculty position, even when you mention the newly refurbished faculty gym and primo parking spot.)
Leach was already talking like a policy expert in his interview about the recent rash of Somali pirate raids.
Leach was then asked, jokingly, if he would be willing to act as an intermediary during negotiations.
“I don’t think they need an intermediary,” he said. “They need somebody to go clean that deal out. Whoever that leader of the SEALs is, I think he’s got it right. I think you ought to get the Navy SEALs out, have a long weekend…
Salient and sensible points all around: he way outperforms Lou Holtz as a pundit, though that’s a bit like saying you beat Pam Ward in a yardstick-measuring contest. Wait, that would actually be quite impressive, now that you mention it.
Yarrrr: Leach on pirates (EDSBS)
Taken on 4/17/09
And video #2
Every cowboy, as Poison observed, sings a sad, sad song. Similarly, the cowboy, that chap-wrapped, bean-slurping, gun-slinging he-man, catches many a rocker’s imagination. Whether it’s the romance, the endless traveling, the self reliance, the fast, precise discharging of an inexpensive handgun at close quarters, or even his work with animals, he’s been the inspiration for many a recording artist. Here are some of them…..
So you are thinking of sending your kid to the University of Texas? Great selection! According to Playboy, Texas is the 2nd best party school in the nation! Forget about studying, just party on Garth!!!
Playboy says it rated each school in five categories: bikini (a combination of weather, guy-to-girl ratio and cheerleader ranking), sex, campus life, sports and brains.
It also says it weighed the views of staffers, photographers, campus representatives, and thousands of students in making its call. The full rankings of 25 schools here.
The top 10 list:
1) University of Miami
2) University of Texas (Austin)
3) San Diego State University
4) University of Florida
5) University of Arizona
6) University of Wisconsin (Madison)
7) University of Georgia
8 Louisiana State University
9) University of Iowa
10) West Virginia University
I wonder if there is a correlation of party schools to drop out rates?
U. of Miami tops ‘Playboy’ party-school list (USA Today)