Once again IÂ can’t fall asleep so I’m up watching Letterman and he has Howard Stern as a guest.Â Stern starts to talk about Dr. Phil and mentions what kind of fraud this guy is and how he has done a little background check on the good doctor.Â He goes on to say that Dr Phil’s dissertation was over arthritis and that he graduated from the University of North Texas – a place he claims you can’t even get a drivers license or something to that affect.Â Then Stern goes on a little University of North Texas rant about how it’s a two bit university.Â I mention this because the university is about 15 minutes north of GeedingManor.Â Oh, and SisterGeeding is currently a student there.
But what got me really thinking was that when I was in junior high I heard that Dave’s musical sidekick, Paul Shaffer, graduated from the University of North Texas -Â it does after all Â have one heck of a music program, and Norah Jones attend.Â So this got me to wondering why didn’t Paul chime in about his school during Stern’s rant?Â Well, I used The Google and couldn’t find any sort of relationship between Shaffer and UNT.Â Turns out it was a local urban legend or something.
But here’s something I did find interesting about Shaffer, he was actually inducted into the National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame.Â SourceÂ
I’m sure not a lot of folks don’t know any notable alumni from UNT, other than Mean Joe Green of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dr Phil, so here’s part of the Wikipedia list of notable alumni.
- Stone Cold Steve Austin
- Pat Boon
- Thomas Haden Church
- “Blue” from the movie Old School
- Phyllis George
- Don Henley
- Meat Loaf
- Roy Orbinson