Both situations favoured the maxim “Better save the women and children first”

23Apr07

My old GW comrade Justin Skinner, author of Clark M—-F—-ing Gable’s Blog, points out a striking similarity between the logo of Virginia Tech, the scene of last week’s horrific mass shooting, and that of the band Van Halen. Compare:

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Virginia Tech

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Van Halen

This naturally raises a comparison — namely, that the idyllic pre-massacre era of Virginia Tech is equivalent to the fun, classic David Lee Roth lineup of Van Halen, and the unfortunate current state of the university is comparable to the tragic Sammy Hagar incarnation.

Yes, I am still refusing to admit the Gary Cherone thing ever happened.



3 Responses to “Both situations favoured the maxim “Better save the women and children first””

  1. 1 hilly

    I’m a graduate of Virginia Tech (class of 1993), and I agree with you entirely. Over the past week, it has someone has gleefully pissed blood over some of the best years of my life.

  2. 2 hilly

    That should read “Over the past week, it has felt as if someone…”

    Did I mention I graduated with degrees in history and English?

  3. That’s pretty much how the last ten years of Van Halen have left me feeling.

    By the way, Justin says that when Virginia Tech reaches its Gary Cherone period, there will be one more shooting, but few will notice or care.

    The VT thing really is pretty crazy, though. I entered university four years after the Montreal Massacre, and it was still like a open wound — a national trauma.


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