Never forget. The press is the enemy. The establishment is the enemy. The professors are the enemy. Professors are the enemy! Write that on a blackboard 100 times and never forget it.
– Richard Nixon to Henry Kissinger in the Oval Office, December 14, 1972
At last something I wrote has achieved immortality – I’ve tried so many times to get a question in the Steelers Q & A feature in the online Pittsburgh Post Gazette that it came as quite a shock when I finally saw my words in print, offered to the curious Steeler Nation:
It’s funny that when asked my hometown I still say Pittsburgh even though I’ve now lived here longer than I did there – to me your hometown is where you were born. I also think, based on past rejections, that the editor might have something against Ann Arbor, probably because of what we did to Penn State a few years ago.
Congratulations. Your name looks great in greek.
It’s not Greek, it’s Scotch. A certain crooked politician’s father changed his name from Anagnostopoulos and thence doomed a noble moniker to be popularly misunderstood to be Greek (not that there’s anything wrong with that). It’s good when I order take out Gyros though…
crap. As usual I fail at funny. I was intimating that other than your name it was all Greek to me.
Sorry, my bad…I guess since Spiro I’ve been hypersensitive about the Greek thing…