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UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp Does Jonhnny B. Goode?

January 18, 2011


UNC Chancellor Holden ThorpSure, in terms of stage presence, he may offer all the emotion, theatrics and general appeal of a Tar Heel tailgate — but at least he’s putting himself out there. Right?

And yeah, he might have been slightly out of key for a few bars there, but that’s par for the course around Chapel Hill these days, isn’t it? All kidding aside, though, it’s clear the man’s a music lover, and no one could fault him for that.

Seriously, just when we thought Holden’s Pit performance of Thriller would stand — ironically — as the single piece of evidence demonstrating that life indeed exists in the Chancellor’s body, he pops up shredding to this Chuck Berry classic. Bravo!

The Gingerhead Man was not impressed…

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UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp Attempts to Exorcise the Demons

November 2, 2010

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It’s been a scary year for North Carolina’s football program, but I’m sure the ghouls and ghosts bedeviling Franklin Street this past weekend offered a welcome recess from the NCAA investigators that have been haunting Chapel Hill for months.

Now, I’m by no means certain, but I highly doubt UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp would have been caught dead amongst that aforementioned crowd of 35,000 specters (just a hunch). However, as you’ll see below, that didn’t stop Thorp from participating in the general spirit of the festivities.

Caught on tape by the N&O, here’s Holden taking part in what appears to be some sort of ceremonial dance; perhaps a cleansing ritual to lift the Heels out of their current pit of despair…

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