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Putting FIRE into the Firefly TV Show

Handy to know that if’n you get pinched on this here fancy rock, somebody’s coverin’ your aft.

Thanks to Chaz for blogging about this story and bringing it to my attention, although I’m amazed I didn’t hear about it when it happened.    A college professor put up a poster of Capt. Mal from Firefly outside his office door, and the University wanted it taken down.  He refused and almost lost his job.  But thanks to an organization known as FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education), the prof got to keep his poster and his job.

“Later that year, FIRE also produced a short film featuring Neil Gaiman documenting the case, “DontMessWithFirefly! HowScifiFansMadeaCampusSafeforFreeSpeech.” The film went on to winanAnthemAward at FreedomFest this year.”

The title of the article is from one of my favorite quotes from Capt. Mal regarding the oppressive ruling Alliance:  “No more runnin’.  I aim to misbehave.”

Glad we gave the purple-bellies a good blasting.  Fuzzie-wuzzies all around!