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Rodney Krebs: Class Valedictorian or G.P.A. whore?
Vinny couldn't wait to tell his parents...He was the first Dung Beetle in his family to make the honor roll.'
"I can't believe it...I got a 'B' average this year. Do you know what that means?"
"I'm starting a club at school next year for all the disadvantaged kids...kids who aren't getting a fair break...the forgotten victims of an unjust society."
"Dad, you can't blame me! It's hard to live by the rules! I never could...and still never do!"
"Baldo got a 'B' average on his final report card! Can you believe it?"
"Look, I got a good grade because I worked hard. It's like riding a bike...stay in your seat, keep moving forward and you'll reach your goal. Unless you hit a lipstick case dropped in the middle of the road."
"Do you think reports cards can predict your future?"
"I can't believe it...a 'B' average on my report card? I'm not that smart! The theories of probability predict it's likely that the school's data system somehow encountered a catastrophic breakdown."
"You got a good report card only because you're a minority."
"Look, Dad, I can explain my report card... Maybe I'm not the best student in the world...maybe I'll never be as good as you want me to be... Maybe..."
"I like going to school...and I like coming home from school. It's all the stuff in the middle that gives me trouble."
'Don't you see Rick - your slump is just a success neurosis. You found your .394 average dangerous, because you fantasised that it would bring about resentment.'