Rock of Crack Gets Ph.D. in Biochemistry From Harvard
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- Harvard University President Larry Summers announced this week a historic new precedent in Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, who for the first time, granted a doctorate to a rock of crack. The rock of crack itself, asking to be called Kenny, explained. "I just wanted to understand a little bit more about myself, you know, why I get people totally high and stuff. And I figured, what better place to do that than in the biochemistry department at Harvard?"
Kenny told us that he now understands himself to be the chemical cocaine hydrochloride, a solid form of chemically processed or "freebased" cocaine, known on the street, of course, as crack. Evidently crack gets it's name from the onomatopoetic fact that it snaps and cracks when heated and smoked.
"Everybody's always joking about 'You must be smoking crack' and stuff," said Kenny, "but I bet you didn't know that stuff about where it got it's name. And also, the biochemical pathways of addiction are way interesting." Kenny concluded by telling us how proud he now was of his degree, and added that all things considered, he'd been feeling really good lately. Evidently, for some of us, it's possible to simply be high on life. HSP