My new column takes off from the misguided decision of one university to fire up its faculty and staff with a motivational speaker. It may be that $20,000 for ten speeches was actually a pretty good deal, given the usual rates. But you know who would have been cheaper? Matt Foley, "living in a van down by the river."
Usually I think of Chris Farley as a strangely talentless perfomer, but this bit seemed rather inspired.
See also "Dysfunction Junction, What's Your Function?" (my column from a year ago about the field of Oprah Studies).
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