Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fail Quote of the Day: Radio guy thinks profs are millionaires

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Brian Sussman
Brian Sussman
[source: Halfway There]

Morning radio jockeys aren’t particularly renown for their sophistication and wisdom, and usually for good reason. (Remember this instance?) Here’s Brian Sussman of San Francisco’s KSFO, who talks about college professors in a way that makes it quite clear that he probably hasn’t ever met one in his life:

SUSSMAN: I get a kick out of— You go to UC Berkeley, you go to Stanford, you go to these various campuses and these students are out there protesting, “We need more money for our schools!” And standing next to them are the professors. “We need more money for our schools!” Hey, have you ever asked that professor how much money they're making every year? These professors are all millionaires. They're millionaires with big, big salaries and big, big retirement packages. And yet they dress like little schmoes, you know, with their crummy jackets [OFFICER VIC: Patches on the elbow.] that are twenty years old, yeah, and patches on the elbow. And their ties are askew and their hair's kinda crappy and they drive crummy little cars and they're millionaires. They're all millionaires! And they actually have the gall to stand next to the kids who are protesting because their fees are too high. “We need more money for our schools!” So you can pay these millionaires!

Smart people keep telling idiots like him to shut up when they so obviously haven’t the slightest clue what they’re talking about. Too bad they refuse to do so. But then, it makes them look like complete bozos, so cheers to that, I suppose.

(via Pharyngula)