Stoners in academia and the media

Andrew Gelman Jul 9 '10

I followed John’s link entitled, “Glenn Beck’s “university” features a political scientist.”

The guy’s name is Stoner, one of his papers is on “Coke,” and, to top it off, “He received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1987 and his A.B. from Middlebury College in 1977.” Say no more, I get the picture! I guess you need guys like this around to give the students a true college experience, huh?

P.S. Just joking. You can’t blame a guy for his name, it’s really just fine to study Coke, and I’m sure that many people go through Harvard and even Middlebury without actually smoking anything during their years of study.

P.P.S. In case anyone missed it, this post is a joke. I just followed the link and thought the details were funny. We do sometimes post humor on the Monkey Cage. I’ve never met Dr. Stoner and am making no aspersions on him or his work.