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An Unanswered Letter to John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Christopher L. Jorgensen
P.O. Box 546
Ames, IA 50010

April 22, 2011

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Office of Grants Management
140 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60603-5285

Dear John D. and Catherine T.,

First, I want to thank you for your ongoing support of NPR. Sadly, I agree with those who believe NPR should not receive government funding, because accepting a check compromises perception of independence and integrity, but for NPR to be fully funded by the people then those that use this service need to step up. I thank you for going above and beyond in this respect.

I am also wanting to bring to your attention “Dilbert” creator Scott Adams. He has been running around calling himself a genius. I’ve checked your role of grant recipients and either he is wrong or you’ve overlooked listing him. He says he’s been certified as a genius, but I’m just not seeing it.

Usually when people say they are a genius they come off as being pretty annoying, which is why it’s a good thing your foundation is out there to ring that bell for these people! The way I figure it either Scott Adams is a genius and you probably owe him a check, or he’s just some jerk running around pretending to be cooler than he is.

I figured I’d ask the experts. Is Scott Adams a genius?


Christopher L. Jorgensen


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