October 27, 2004

Venn Diagram? Vhat Diagram?

The Confidence Man peruses his local job listings, and comes across the following in a posting for a marketing position:

Key requirements:
  • Excellent academic performance with degree from a highest tier university or liberal arts institution such as Harvard, MIT, Stamford [sic], Cal Berkeley, UCLA, Pepperdine, Amhurst [sic], Williams, Middlebury etc.
Now, ok, yes, the [sic]s are a cheap shot. Anyone can make a spelling mistake or a typo. Or two. (Although such errors in a posting looking for high academic achievers are ... telling.)

But -- Pepperdine?!? The Fundamentalist Surf Madrassa of the Far West? The place that hired this dickweed?

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