The biography of Mr. Herman Blume — the missing years
Herman Blume’s many accomplishments are well known; his business acumen, his philanthropy on display at Rushmore Academy. But little is known about his early years. It is known he served in Vietnam, and may have spent some time in eastern Europe.
You were in Vietnam, if I’m not mistaken, weren’t you?
Mr. Blume nods. Max thinks for a minute.
Were you in the shit?
Yeah. I was in the shit.
However there are several missing years between his military service and the founding of his successful steel business. Recently, evidence has surfaced that under the name “Tripper”, Mr. Blume spent some time as a camp councillor where he laid the foundations for his success.
MR. BLUME: You guys have it real easy. I never had it like this where I grew up. But I send my kids here. Because, the fact is, whether you deserve it or not: you go to one of the best schools in the country.
Rushmore. You lucked out.
Now, for some of you it doesn’t matter. You were born rich, and you’re going to stay rich. But here’s my advice to the rest of you: take dead aim on the rich boys. Get them in the crosshairs. And take them down.
Just remember: they can buy anything. But they can’t buy backbone. Don’t let them forget that. Thank you.
TRIPPER: And even if we win, if we win, HAH! Even if we play so far above our heads that our noses bleed for a week to ten days; even if God in Heaven above points his hand at our side of the field; even if every man woman and child joined hands together and prayed for us to win, it just wouldn’t matter because all the really good looking girls would still go out with the guys from Mohawk because they’ve got all the money! It just doesn’t matter if we win or if we lose. IT JUST DOESN’T MATTER!
Rest of group: IT JUST DOESN’T MATTER! IT JUST DOESN’T MATTER…