The first picspam is short. It covers a Very Special Visit to the University of Chicago campus. As with all my picspams, you can enlarge the pictures by clicking on them.
As I mentioned earlier, the Westboro Baptist Church elected to pay a visit to the University of Chicago in order to advise us of our lowly status vis-a-vis the Almighty for the unpardonable sin of . . . well, of once having employed an African-American gentleman who, many years later, went on to become President of the United States.
Frankly, I think that even the WBC themselves thought this was a pretty flimsy pretext for a protest. As you can see here, they're really just phoning it in:
The counterprotest that the students set up was pretty small -- the school had asked people to keep it down, so as not to give the WBC what they wanted, which was an opportunity to create conflict and therefore opportunities for the lawsuits that they use to fund their church (most of them are lawyers). Still, there were about six times as many counterprotestors as WBC members.
The rest of us just went to hang out at the Reynolds Club (the student union), where various campus groups had set up a selection of activities designed to promote happiness, including music, free hugs, and s'mores. Guess which Music 102 TA ate a lunch of s'mores just before class . . .
Next post: The Pony goes to Canada!