In an earlier post, I poked fun at the novelty of a manure-sniffing study being conducted at Purdue University, i.e., P.U. The comedic irony here is threefold, and if I may make it explicit:
- It’s a genuine manure sniffing study
- It really is being conducted at a University with the intials “P.U.”
- Most significantly, there’s a famous old Warner Bros. cartoon that plays nicely into the irony.
I give you “The Dover Boys at Pimento University” OR “The Rivals of Roquefort Hall”–
Pimento U., o’ sweet P.U.
Thy fragrant odor scents the air
A pox on Yale, poo-poopa-doo
Pimento U., my college fair