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The Dover Boys at Pimento University (P.U.)

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

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Contributed: Sniffing poop at old P.U.

The following story comes to me courtesy of JFinger at Fist of Blog. Good stuff, J, although you failed to note that the initials of Purdue University are, fittingly, P.U. Heh. I love unintentional irony.

Students sniff poop for science (and for pay)
Research seeks to improve odor emissions from farming operations

Sniffing Shit for old P.U.WEST LAFAYETTE, IN (AP) – Purdue University students are making some extra cash through a project that might turn some of their classmates’ stomachs — by sniffing livestock excrement.

Students earn $30 per session as they take whiffs of a variety of smells collected from barns filled with hogs, cows and chickens for odor research being conducted by Albert Heber, a Purdue professor of agricultural and biological engineering. (read more)

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