Thursday, October 26, 2006

How to replace a landmark


Until recently, Irvine Valley College had one iconic structure: its A-quad Clock Tower.

Naturally, owing to a failure to maintain the edifice, it became necessary (we're told) to tear it down.

It has been replaced. Behold the new Light Fixture:


The transition has been seemless. Already, one hears people say:

✴ "Meet me at the Light Fixture!"
✴ "Don't have a watch? Just monitor the shadow made by the Light Fixture!"
✴ "Let's do the photo shoot in front of our lovely Light Fixture!"
✴ "Glenn Roquemore's legacy? Why, that would be that stupid Light Fixture."

"Which one?"

"It doesn't matter. They're all exactly the same. We've got, like, a hundred of 'em."

"Oh."

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12 comments:

  1. The college president is behind the presidential window blind.

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  2. The light fixture sort of sums up the spirit here at old IVC, don't you think? It says it all.

    There's something about looking up in that general direction to see what time it is, only to find a charmless retangular metal light fixture.

    Warms the heart, indeed it does.

    May god bless our light fixture for now and all time.

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  3. The light fixture is a symbol of Enlightenment and this period shall be known hereafter as the Period of Enlightenment at IVC.

    Yea, indeed, the campus has been brought out of the dark ages and into the light.

    All hail the light.

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  4. A light fixture. Huh. So that was why all the watering was going on this morning. Planting a pole. Maybe we could wrap it in crepe paper of appropriate colors. SOS yellow for accreditation team visits.

    I support the maintenance and grounds people 100%! You know, when WW eliminated the night cleaning, those people did not just move to days; some lost their job here at IVC.

    But it's not about people, is it, Glenn? If you believed that being the primary person accountable for a college were about people, shoot, you might actually step outside, walk around, meet--you know--STUDENTS. And I don't mean on your way to a meeting or being limoed in a golf cart. I mean that you might walk around because you were ::gasp:: curious about what really goes on here.

    Sorry, Chunk, I didn't mean to sound so angry. The invitation to speak to Glenn went to my stomach.

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  5. I'm told that Glenn has been away on an Accreditation team visit. So he's off helping to examine some other college. Let's hope it inspires him in some way.

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  6. Right. Glenn. Inspired. Right.

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  7. Glenn is on the Accreditation Team for Cerro Cosa College up north -- FYI.

    He'll be home soon to admire the A-Quad Light Fixture.

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  8. I MET MY WIFE BY THE CLOCK TOWER...

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  9. Glenn is blind. Litterally.

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  10. Glenn needs to go. Forever.

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  11. Everyone knows how Glenn got to where he is. He sold his soul like Mathur so don't expect him to venture outside his office very much.

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  12. I met my love,
    by the old clocktower,
    dreamed a dream,
    under its passing hour,
    kissed a girl who was like a flower,
    dirty old quad, dirty old quad.

    Heard a siren from the street,
    saw some men with moneyed feet,
    smelled the fire of deceit,
    dirty old quad, dirty old quad.

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