Friday, January 30, 2009

Friedman Got Pied



Last year on Earth Day

Why? Biodiesel, globalization, market forces, technology.

12 comments:

jonathanweedin said...

Throwing a pie at someone is really immature and won't solve any problems. They make us tree-huggers look bad.

publius said...

This is a frequent occurrence at universities who bring in conservative speakers, and Friedman isn’t even a conservative! He’s just to the right of the left. How is it that David Horowitz and Ann Coulter get booed and pied off the stage, while “President” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can give a talk and even be cheered by students at Columbia University? I can’t stand Anne Coulter, but what happened to tolerance and the freedom to exchange ideas? And please, please don’t give me the whole “Anne Coulter is an intolerant fascist” line, because it won’t wash with me. She says stupid things, but Ahmadinejad insures that homosexuality, as he puts it, “Doesn’t exist in our country.”
-Matthew

Dave said...

For those of you who need some background info on President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad I found this useful ;)

http://www.hulu.com/watch/16771/saturday-night-live-snl-digital-short-iran-so-far

maryn said...

I am amazed that people think throwing pies in someone’s face will make a difference. When I first saw the video in class, my first reaction was how immature. In my opinion, the people throwing the pie lost all their credibility. Such actions are a poor use of our freedom of speech

JCampos said...

Yes i agree with all of you. Doing this to a veteran well known author is ridiculously immature. I wonder if Friedman will ever go back to "Brown University?"

Jaime said...

I felt so bad for Freidman he looked so lost after the pie incidence, like he didn't know whether to get cleaned up or do his speech. Poor guy. Who would through a pie at someone? Especially someone in college, very mature! Friedman has great ideas and his books are very interesting I would have been very intrigued to have heard his speech. The guys that through the pies really ruined the presentation for everyone.

swoffordhall said...

Well on the bright side the pie looked delicious, but seriously what did they think they would accomplish? And a better question is how do you sneak a pie in?

Elise2013 said...

It was certainly an interesting statement. I probably would have eaten the whipped cream, but I have a vicious sweet tooth.

I thought by college people are supposed to know how to listen, which involves paying attention to others to comprehend new or different ideas from one's own, not just to have enough information to challenge them.

Juan Carlos Farias102 said...

this is funny as hell. Man i would really hate to be him and have everybody watch him get pied.

scott said...

that was awsome. a pie throwing hate crime. I wonder if that was the diversity curiosity, and ambission that freidman was talking about in a succesfull person.

scott said...

you guy need to lighten up I agree with juan. humitly is good for everyone in small doses, and friedman just got his. how do you really think it affected his life. I dont think hes any worse for where.

Brandon Root said...

I just can't believe that it was Brown University. It is such a upper crust college, but i guess even the best colleges won't have 100 percent mature students. Throwing a pie solved nothing, it made no impact at all. Great video though!!!