Laffy Taffy, Atlanta, and The Gladiator


For those of you that don’t know, 2011 is the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. For those of you who don’t know what a Sesquicentennial is, it’s a centennial… plus a sesqui.

Actually, I saw one run out from under my fridge last night and throw up a gang sign before making off with the last of my Halloween candy.

Speaking of which, do you or anyone you know actually like banana Laffy Taffy?

Because in terms of the ‘Cac, if we made a list of stuff NESCAC student’s DON’T like it would probably be right up there with “the cyclops zit” and “making a scene (kinda.)”

If you ever want to insult someone, tell them they are like banana Laffy Taffy, because there is so much potential in that one remark.

As for the Civil War…ish is blowing up Twitter like Atlanta circa 1864.  For example, Wes is hosting a lecture tomorrow on Connecticut’s involvement in the Civil War (Connecticut? no…)

But our personal favorite Civil War event in the ‘Cac occurred last Friday when the Colby, Bates, and  Bowdoin  choirs teamed up to perform during a presentation called “Saving the Union: The Call for Volunteers.”

Normally we wouldn’t latch our witty mandibles onto that type of story, but the images that come to mind are just priceless. All we can picture is like 12.5 eighty- year- old males in re- enactor costumes going at it with rake handles while one old woman stands on the side in a Mary Todd Lincoln outfit shrieking at them.

Meanwhile, 200 CBB students (63% of which are hungover) sing THIS song from the Gladiator soundtrack.

P.S. This is my new rejection song. An unconventional choice to be sure, but– face it–  Kelly Clarkson belongs to an age when it was still socially acceptable to have Cheeto hands.

Listening to this song makes me feel like someday I will find someone who loves me as much as my dog did before my parents put him to sleep. Hi Mom.

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