Style Points for Creative Writing or Just Plain Dumb?

As The Curmudgeon mentioned recently, stepson J is a senior in high school and, after blowing off everyone’s socks on his SATs, is being recruited fast and furiously by colleges from across the country.  J ignores every piece of mail he receives, showing no interest at all; his stepfather, however, does not, and The Curmudgeon was richly rewarded when he recently opened one of a day’s haul of envelopes and came across a letter that begins in the following manner from a college that shall remain nameless because this kind of thing shouldn’t be encouraged:

Dear J,

Blah, blah, blah, blah, academic excellence, blah, blah, blah, blah, “Mac,” blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, high PSAT scores, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, great academic match for your interests, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, a college with a commitment to the world community, blah, blah, blah, internationalism, blah, blah, multiculturalism, blah, blah, community service, blah, blah, blah, in two of the most “liveable” metropolitan cities in the U.S., blah, blah, blah.

So: style points for creativity or just plain dumb?

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