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Prof. Jones denied tenure


From McSweeny's via Bri, this letter to Dr. Indiana Jones denying him tenure. An excerpt:

The committee concurred that Dr. Jones does seem to possess a nearly superhuman breadth of linguistic knowledge and an uncanny familiarity with the history and material culture of the occult. However, his understanding and practice of archaeology gave the committee the greatest cause for alarm. Criticisms of Dr. Jones ranged from “possessing a perceptible methodological deficiency” to “practicing archaeology with a complete lack of, disregard for, and colossal ignorance of current methodology, theory, and ethics” to “unabashed grave-robbing.” Given such appraisals, perhaps it isn’t surprising to learn that several Central and South American countries recently assembled to enact legislation aimed at permanently prohibiting his entry. 
Moreover, no one on the committee can identify who or what instilled Dr. Jones with the belief that an archaeologist’s tool kit should consist solely of a bullwhip and a revolver.

Comments

Hogg said…
But if I remember the movie correctly, I would have to guess he got GREAT teaching evaluations.
Anonymous said…
Poor Dr. Jones... I would add the fact that he had a diary to his toolkit, but then I remembered that the diary is his dad's. ("There's more to the diary than just the map!")

:)

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