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Could They Be Any Stupider?

Last night at a certain point, the bonfire was extinguished by the Town of Hanover Fire Department:

Bonfire 2016 Tower.jpg

It’s hard to believe that the people who make such decisions have the courage to get out of bed in the morning.

Addendum: An alum writes in:

The extinguishing of the bonfire is the best metaphor for Dartmouth’s recent doldrums since Jim Kim decided to cancel, for “safety,” the summer swimming dock located a few feet from the plaque commemorating Ledyard’s hewing down of a great tree to carve a canoe with which to explore the then-untamed Connecticut river.

Erratum: Turns out that the high-pressure water was used to topple the bonfire so that it would not fall on students who were trying to touch the structure. Thank heavens! Not that anyone has ever been injured since 1888 in the spectacular collapse of the fire, but hey, why take any risk?


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