You yell ‘Barracuda’

I watched Jaws the other night as I’m wont to do before I go on a vacation to a North Eastern beach town where Great Whites abound. And this time around I have to say Mayor Larry Vaughn was my favorite character. I just love his anchor-ridden coat jacket and unrelenting disregard for any adult, child, or beast who gotten devoured by Jaws (is that a zuegma?). And the above scene is Vaughn at his sleaziest. Below is the full dialogue:

I don’t think you appreciate the gut reaction people have to these things…Martin, It’s all psychological. You yell ‘Barracuda,’ everybody says ‘Huh? What?’ You yell ‘Shark,’ we’ve got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July.

And given I know this is one of Martin Weller’s favorite films too— damn he has impeccable taste—I’m gonna re-write this quote just for him:

I don’t think you appreciate the gut reaction people have to these things…Martin, It’s all psychological. You yell ‘Open Course,’ everybody says ‘Huh? What?’ You yell ‘MOOC,’ we’ve got a panic on our hands in Higher Education.

All of which reminds me of an interesting question Audrey Watters raised back in April at the Atlanta Domain Incubator event. Who yelled MOOC?

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