Rick Ansorge, Alum
Graduate School of Journalism 1987
New York at its meanest - circa 1986
Infested with Goetzes, panhandlers and pricks
"God Save the Winos" said the man with the stick
And what did we do, journo-stars of tomorrow?
Grew stubbly chins a la "Miami Vice"
Made nice with recruiters from evil chain newspapers
and claimed to speak Spanish but hablad nada
I remember the chant at commencement
as the whole school yelled "Gary Hart" as its war cry
What a great victory for the Fourth Estate poseurs
who brought down a man who could've saved us from Reagan
So we swilled cheap champagne, thought we were important
Split up and pursued glories of our own
Years later I read Wolfe's "Bonfire of the Vanities"
What a portrait! What a mirror!
Of my classmates of stone