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My solar plexus is collapsing... (40.40)

June Raichlein: I’m sorry. I'm, I'm having trouble breathing here. I-I-I don't understand. My solar plexus is collapsing. What do you mean there is no place for him? His father, who died tragically, went to Stanford. And so did his grandfather, who has his name on a squash court. He plays the goddamn violin. This is a double legacy with perfect SATs who goes into Bridgeport to read to poor, dumb children! I mean, what the fuck happened?!

June, you know how sorry we are about this. This is just a very competitive class. What about a gap year? Or what is his safety school?

June Raichlein: His safety school is fuck you!


Stanford University (officially Leland Stanford Junior University, colloquially the Farm) is a private research university in Stanford, California. Stanford is known for its academic strength, wealth, proximity to Silicon Valley, and places in the  as one of the world's top universities. World university ranking = 3rd.

Bridgeport is a historic seaport city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. The largest city in the state, it is located in Fairfield County at the mouth of the Pequonnock River on Long Island Sound… After World War II, industrial restructuring and suburbanisation caused the loss of many jobs and affluent residents, leaving Bridgeport struggling with problems of poverty and crime. In the 21st century, with the city being gentrified and other redevelopment, the city is attracting new residents and widespread interest. It has become a destination for cultural and sporting events.