It seems that our beloved Editor-in-Chief, Richard Spencer, has gotten into a bit of a feud with his old prep school, St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas.
St. Marks was, in fact, an inspiriation for Wes Anderson’s film Rushmore, along with his own prep school, St. John’s of Houston. (Anderson’s friend Owen Wilson was a “Marksman” (class of ’87). Richard’s dressing down by the headmaster calls to mind Max Fischer’s travails in Anderson’s eccentric comedy.
But ultimately, condemnation by a headmaster years after graduation lies somewhere beyond satire. Indeed, such humourless thought policing is the reason satire is near dead in mainstream society. As such, it is only proper that we send up this type of behavior wherever it manifests itself—and as always, with joy!