Your RDA of Irony

January 22nd

On this day in 1917, Woodrow Wilson thought he could end the Great War by simply asking everyone to stop. “Peace without Victory.” At least, he could have offered participation prizes. Unfortunately, this seems to be the same approach he had for the Princeton athletic program when he was the University’s president. That would explain the 1909 football season, when the Tigers lost 72 to nothing against Bertrand Russell. Just him, but he was using advanced math in his huddles. The Tigers did tie 42-42 against Sarah Bernhardt, but only after she removed her wooden leg.

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