Skorton Popularity Now Just Getting Weird

Whatever you may think of him, new Cornell President David J. Skorton has one hell of a PR team. Aww, he’s living in a freshman dorm! Gee, he sure can wail on the sax! Golly, he’s even got his own ice cream flavor! We were just getting ready to consummate our Skorton-love, with the Right Reverend Zuckerberg presiding (i.e., friend him), when we saw this:  

Skorton Popularity Now Just Getting Weird
Now this is just weird. We know students are supposed to welcome the new boss. But to friend him beyond the Facebook-decreed limits for friendship? What happened to rebellion?

Cornell hasn’t just drunk Skorton’s Kool-Aid; it’s been doing keg-stands. Read Skorton’s inaugural speech. He squeezed the Cornell experience into some awkward dancing metaphor, concluding, “One alone, a dyad, more, many, a society of dancers are we.” Any self-respecting Cornellian, after hearing this, would have run home and filled out a transfer request. The absence of backlash, though, tells us that it may be too late. Golden Boy Skorton has officially brainwashed Cornell, one friend request at a time. IvyGate is now officially skeptical.

10 Responses to “Skorton Popularity Now Just Getting Weird”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    You can never have too many friends.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    You can never have too many friends.

  3. Facebook Says:

    Isn’t this a weird time for Facebook to be telling people how many friends they ought to have?

  4. Facebook Says:

    Isn’t this a weird time for Facebook to be telling people how many friends they ought to have?

  5. president of facebook Says:

    David Skorton Already Has Too Many Friends

    Courtesy of IvyGate:

    Looks like David Skorton reached Facebook’s friend limit. On the bright side, Cornell’s other president still has plenty of room.

  6. president of facebook Says:

    David Skorton Already Has Too Many Friends

    Courtesy of IvyGate:

    Looks like David Skorton reached Facebook’s friend limit. On the bright side, Cornell’s other president still has plenty of room.

  7. Dan Says:

    Go easy on the guy– his inaugural address was more of a platform for his presidency that people expected to be artsy. I’m by no means defending his poetic abilities, but the guy’s a jazz-playing cardiologist, not a politician and poet.

    On a similar note, I wonder if he was perhaps even poking some fun at the overly florid language of some similar addresses.

  8. Dan Says:

    Go easy on the guy– his inaugural address was more of a platform for his presidency that people expected to be artsy. I’m by no means defending his poetic abilities, but the guy’s a jazz-playing cardiologist, not a politician and poet.

    On a similar note, I wonder if he was perhaps even poking some fun at the overly florid language of some similar addresses.

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