"That's right," said God, "a few good thunderbolts would really
"But their ABM defenses would probably stop them."
God sat back and thought for a while. Gabriel fingered his valves.
"I suppose everything is fireproof," God finally said.
"Everything but the slums," said Gabriel, "and if you burn those out, they'll only rebuild with modern developments."
God was silent for a long time.
"Listen," He said, smiling weakly, "what the hell. Maybe... maybe we'll just forget about it for now. Maybe I'll give them a little more time -- after all, they are my own children, aren't they?"
"Ok by me," said Gabriel. "You want to hear a little somethin' anyway... I mean, as long as I already got the horn out?"
"All right," God finally said softly, leaning back wearily in His chair and closing His eyes.
"Play me some blues!"
-Shel Silverstein, Playboy Magazine, December, 1970
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''Our graduation rate is 100 percent,'' Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson said. ''That freshman class (1995-96) was Bobby Joe Evans and Michael Cotton, and they both graduated. Bobby Joe from here and Michael from Boston College.As pointed out on FARK, "According to the NCAA, a player who transfers never graduates. Same goes for JUCO transfers. Until the NCAA redoes the way it calculates graduation rates, this whole this is like pissing into the wind." OU's roster is heavily paded with JUCO transfers, for the record.
''They can stereotype us all they want, but the bottom line is our kids are graduating.''