Nation’s Ugliest Students

Holy Microaggressions, Batman! Imagine the stink such a stunt would cause today. Which generation of students seems more resilient, well-adjusted and good-natured to you?

Original article here.

     Posted By: Paul - Tue Sep 27, 2016
     Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues | Contests, Races and Other Competitions | 1980s | Universities, Colleges, Private Schools and Academia

That's just mean. No redeeming qualities to the story at all.
Posted by KDP on 09/27/16 at 08:35 AM
KDP--I am totally onboard with your description of "mean" for this. But I would trace the meanness back to the woman, Lisa Birnbach, who wrote the original guidebook that labelled the students at the two colleges "ugly." The subsequent actions by the students themselves demonstrated good humor, resilience, and a desire to turn the tables on the original stupid and mean guidebook writer. Instead of whining and protesting and demanding safe spaces, they countered her with bravery and silliness.
Posted by Paul on 09/27/16 at 08:58 AM
Paul, you piqued my curiosity about the author of the "College Book." Well, a quick perusal of the Wiki entry for Miss Birnbach reveals that she is supposed to be famous for a number of humorous works. I can't say I've ever heard of any of her writing. Apparently she has never married. I wonder why.
Posted by KDP on 09/27/16 at 02:46 PM
Lisa is not exactly good looking herself, but from what I gather from her twitter account, she is pretty full of herself. I guess it's the hang around with fat friends to make yourself look trimmer syndrome, only in her case, it's find ugly people to make her look better.
Posted by GFinKS on 10/03/16 at 09:32 AM
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