Friday, May 01, 2009

Oh, Bother

Because Pooh makes every day a little brighter.

28 comments:

TJ said...

I'm quite certain robert has a crush on this Andrew Sullivan guy.

rob said...

what's wrong with that?

rob said...

and whit's link to the espn logo site in the last message is awesome.

rob said...

so it would appear that 'blowout' is now the province of the entire w&m campus. figures it would become entirely dorkified:

http://flathatnews.com/content/70996/blowout-09-drinking-game

zoltan said...

Is this true?

Blowout didn’t always epitomize a day without consequences. Indeed, Blowout started out as a tradition among the seniors. The object was for graduating students to toast their favorite professors in class. It was a public event and it was fairly civilized. It wasn’t long before undergrads privatized the event, taking it into their dorm rooms and attending class drunk.

http://flathatnews.com/content/blowout-basics

rob said...

in my educated opinion (i was a history major, after all), that's a load of revisionist bullshit. the legend of blowout, as most historians will tell you, begins with the annual 8-ball of coke (or 'blow', as it's colloquially known) that served as the centerpiece of a certain fraternity's year-ending party.

and that's one to grow on.

TR said...

We should get to the bottom of this rumor about illegal street drugs in the Greek system.

Where's Lawrence Taylor to comment on the matter?

TJ said...

Typical Tribe douches...why would anyone waste a good buzz by going to class drunk?

zoltan said...

Yeah, I thought Blowout was originally about blow, not about toasting profs.

Yet ANOTHER reason for the mascot to take its name from Blow Hall. W&M Blows.

rob said...

simmons brought it today re: celtics/bulls.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/090501&sportCat=nba

Marlin said...

I thought blowout was the annual rememberance of a a certain wrestler getting his jaw broker by another wrestler.

Marlin said...

Or "broken". . .I don't think it could have been more broker.

rob said...

i believe that happened in what's known as the 'modern era', mr. marlin. the ceremonial ingesting of the blow was more in keeping with the cretinaceous, or 'black', period.

TJ said...

The "blapanese" period?

TR said...

Oh, the jaw breaking was a black issue, Mr. Russell...

zoltan said...

It was a very multi-cultural event indeed.

rob said...

we may be defining 'black' differently.

Whitney said...

I drank with professors on the day of Blowout. After Liquid Lunch and before Blowout, I attended the end-of-semester gatherings of the dearly departed Prof. Vernon Edmonds in Morton a couple of times. Edmonds was the crazy old coot who'd gotten tenure from the College and begun teaching his Sociology class the way he wanted -- in a way that offended every race, religion, and social class (including his own) without any holds barred. He served Old Crow and Schlitz at his little shindig. I showed up drunk, had a few Schlitzes and a few laughs, and then went back for Blowout.

Good days.

Mark said...

So Rob and I had the same major in college? Fuck, this just keeps getting worse...

rob said...

put the kids to bed, settled in for an evening of bruins hockey. and versus has the western conference game. may i inquire, what the fuck?

Whitney said...

Was it already mentioned in this forum that ESPN is not renewing Stephen A.'s contract?

rob said...

how old is teemu selanne?

and i don't think we mentioned screamin' a. howevah, i could be mistaken.

TJ said...

D-Wade just destroying the Hawks tonight.

TJ said...

And Mark, nice start to his NFL career for your boy Harvin.

rob said...

that's not really the start the caps were looking for.

rob said...

have we talked about this ovechkin kid? 'cause he's pretty good.

TJ said...

Orange Julius is one of the best things in the history of ever.

rob said...

simeon varlamov just gave up one of the softest goals you've ever seen, then made one of the best saves in my memory.