Friday, October 25, 2019

Students at Oxford University Are to Replace Clapping at Student Union Events with “Silent Jazz Hands"


Here's the latest indication of the deterioration of sanity amongst the young masses.

Officers at the student union at Oxford University argued that clapping, whooping and other loud noises presented an “access issue” for some disabled students who have “anxiety disorders, sensory sensitivity and those who use hearing aids”.

They passed a motion to replace clapping with jazz hands this week at the first meeting of the Student Council of the new academic year.

-RW

9 comments:

  1. Can you imagine going to any public event where this was the replacement for applause? I'd think everyone had lost their minds. Oh, right, we're talking about "higher learning" here. Silly me.

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  2. Jazz hands came from dance and has been incorporated into comedy and cat videos. Now that jazz hands are more comedic than artistic they fit right in with today’s university scene.

    https://tinyurl.com/Bob-Fosse-Pippin
    https://tinyurl.com/Robin-Williams-dance-directs
    https://tinyurl.com/Kitten-Jazz-Hands

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  3. Pretty sad. But the quality of students coming out of high school into university student councils appears pretty low. The recent riots at an Oakland school board meeting regarding charter schools reveals parents and teachers who are also quite insane. Even this small step away from traditional public schools and those of a thieving mentality are out in force, fearful they will lose out on government loot.
    http://www.theamericanmirror.com/video-melee-at-oakland-school-board-meeting-as-teachers-jump-barrier-clash-with-cops/

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  4. Can they get local governments to enact such laws at sports bars? I had lunch Sunday with a friend who wanted to try a "new micri-brew place" that had more tv's than I've ever seen, other than at best buy.

    First of all why do you want a bartender making your meal. That's not a restaurant. I prefer my reliable, quiet delicious steakhouse where you can actually hear what each other says instead of straining to hear & having a course voice afterwards to try and talk over hundred or so maniacs obsessed with tv sports games . Yikes.

    Now I feel better getting that off my chest, and I was just kidding about passing laws for sports bars. 😁🙄

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    1. I agree, the noise level at many bars is onerous, and makes conversation all but impossible.

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  5. I was going to say that when these college students hit the real world, they are in for a shock (nobody thinks or acts like this), but increasingly I'm starting to think that the real world resembles college.

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    1. They will be in the shock, alright. When their degree will get them the job of saying "you want fries with that?".

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