A dream come true for Cal fans

I watched a clip of the Daily Show just after Dick Cheney shot his hunting partner. The host was complaining that it had been a slow news month until this beautifully wonderful story dropped in his lap giving him all the comic content he could ever want. In his words, “Thank you Jesus!”

Well, us Cal fans were given a similarly blessed gift recently when we found out that the person inside the Stanford mascot was fired from said job for being intoxicated while doing it.

Putting aside for the moment that I think they’ll have a hard time finding someone who’s willing to do the job while sober, I want to focus on the supposed mission of the Stanford band. As it says in the article about this “tragic” firing, the band spokesman Sam Urmy said, “We don’t want to risk our core mission of rocking out and bringing funk to the funkless.”

THAT’S their core mission!?!

Did anybody else pick up on this from the numerous times they’ve been subjected to watching the Stanford band? I’ve seen them more times than I care to remember and I think everyone who has seen the Stanford band perform can attest to the fact that not only did they fail in their apparent mission to “bring funk to the funkless” but that it was entirely unclear that to “bring funk to the funkless” was indeed their mission to begin with.

Hat tip to my brother.

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