Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What The Hell Wednesday - He'd Stand Out In a Crowd

This week's What the Hell Wednesday offers up an excerpt from the Boston Globe making fun of a report from Harvard University. I guess when you are consistently referred to as one of the most prestigious universities in the United States, you may be scrutinized. So check this out.

Harvard puts out warning after robbery - Ooops!

Harvard University officials are warning students, faculty, and staff to be vigilant and take precautions, after an armed robbery early Thursday in historic Harvard Yard.

A male unaffiliated with the university was robbed at gunpoint by an unknown male as he walked through the yard near Thayer Hall, a freshman dormitory, about 2:45 a.m. Thursday, an advisory posted on the university police department’s website said.

The robber was described as a Hispanic man in his 20s, 55 feet 9 inches tall with a thin build, facial hair, and dark clothing, including a black baseball hat.

Well now. This fella shouldn't be too hard to find. Perhaps he is the long lost son of the 50' Woman. For those of you born after 1958, and there are many of you, check out this trailer.



If nothing else, you would think the guy wouldn't have to stoop (groan) to petty thievery and would be a sure thing on the Harvard basketball team. Assuming he could fit inside the gym.

Of course, there is always the chance the description was in error. But this is Harvard! They are too smart to make mistakes....riiiight!?! In any case, if it were a typo, I am sure they will have no trouble identifying the suspect - Hispanic, 5'9", facial hair...very unusual look for someone of Hispanic descent.

Regardless, if you ran into this guy near Thayer Hall on the Harvard campus, you would look up and up and up and say "What the Hell?"

8 comments:

forever lost said...

haha! yes even HAAAVAD makes mistakes, but that trailer~ now that rocks! Must've used a PMS/menopausal measurement as there inspiration

Brian Miller said...

lol...

Autumnforest said...

Talk about being "the big man on campus"!

Eric Alder said...

Like me, even the brightest mind can make an occasional typo.

(I'm sure the urgency of the issue over-shadowed the need to proof-read the notice)

Unknown Mami said...

Oh, this gave me a laugh.

budh.aaah said...

Typo yikes can get you in so much trouble at times :P

the walking man said...

I am not sure what I would do but the outcome wouldn't be pretty when a 55 foot tall man was laying on the ground saying what the hell...

Marla said...

One of my all time favorite movies EVER!!