Saturday, October 15, 2005

Youth Is Wasted On The Young

A friend of mine went to his umpteenth law school reunion a couple of weekends ago.

It wasn't a diploma mill law school.  It was a law school that is ranked among the best in the country.

During one of the gatherings the moderator asked the assembled attorneys, "How many of you dated Marina Oswald?"

My friend, who had spent a lot of time with her, stood up, along with a couple of his friends, one of whom had introduced him to her.

She was a celebrity of sorts on the campus while she was there.

The young dean of the law school was in attendance and he approached my friend following the event to ask, "Who is Marina Oswald?"

My friend answered, "She was Lee Harvey Oswald's wife."

"Who is Lee Harvey Oswald?" asked the dean.  

Earth to the generation behind me.  Anybody home?

14 comments:

swmpgrly said...

geeze thats pretty bad

onemoretina said...

I wish I hadn't known the answer to that question.  God, I feel old right now. Tina http://journals.aol.com/onemoretina/Ridealongwithme

jevanslink said...

Not old.  Educated.  Mrs. L

salemslot9 said...

for real?
did they trade stories about wifey?

ksquester said...

OMG........say it ain't so!  There is NO excuse for a dean of any law school not to know who Lee Harvey Oswald was. EVERYBODY should know that......shouldn't they?   Anne

gdireneoe said...

Another embarrassing moment for American history...and furthur validation of how badly our education system has been compromised to the masses.  When I graduated high school, there was such a need for teachers that the standards were lowered to allow more people in.  Even at that young age I could grasp what an impact that would have later on... ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

tillysweetchops said...

Even I knew that and you can't get any more ill-educated than me (or should that be uneducated - see what I mean?)
Tilly
http://journals.aol.co.uk/tillysweetchops/Adventuresofadesperatelyfathouse/

sistercdr said...

Ok, I'm just stunned and will take my tired old fanny back to the redneck wilds where I thought everybody knew that.

hewasolddog299 said...

Just one more nail in the coffin, m'dear.

no1sangell said...

Lee Harvey, who? ;-)

screaminremo303 said...

Oh, Man. We're all screwed. These people are going to be in charge?

Further evidence why some species eat their young.

ally123130585918 said...

Oh Mrs L....Even I from the UK knew that.....Ally

shaz19743 said...

My best mates an OSWALD ....jeez if the dean didnt know that the next generation is toast ! If nothing else did he never see oldman in J.F.K ?
Sheeeesh....give the man a text book x

lv2trnscrb said...

What scares me is this is the generation that is going to take care of us when we are in the nursing home.......

betty