Roy Miracle, 80, of Newark, Ohio, passed away in July, and his family honored him and his years of service as a prankster and superfan of the Ohio State Buckeyes with a commemorative photo of three of Miracle’s fellow obsessives making contorted-body representations of “O,” “H” and “O” for their traditional visual cheer.
In the photo, Miracle assumed his usual position as the “I” — or, rather, his corpse did.
Despite some criticism, most family and friends thought Miracle was properly honored.
It’s great work
if you can get it
It’s good to be an Arizona State University student, where those 21 and older can earn $60 a night by getting drunk.
Psychology professor Will Corbin, operating with National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism grants, conducts studies of drunk students’ memories, response times and decision-making processes through extensive questioning — after he has raised their blood-alcohol level to precisely 0.08 percent (which Arizona regards as presumed-impaired for drivers).
Students are served one type of vodka cocktail, three drinks’ worth, in a bar-like room on campus, and after 15 minutes to let the alcohol be absorbed, the questioning and testing begin.
At the end of the night, taxis are called for the students.
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