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Tom Douglass, ECU professor of English and co-chair of the ECU HumorFest, participated in the Pirate Pie Toss, courtesy of his students. The HumorFest, held Nov. 1 through Nov. 3, featured 14 academic humor panels, and keynote addresses by Andrei Codrescu, Kinky Friedman and Jill McCorkle. More than 1,000 people participated in the inaugural event. (Photo by Jeannine Manning Hutson)
This page originally appeared in the Dec. 7, 2007 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at