Monday, November 19, 2007

college gestapo

I live within 30 minutes of a series of 4 cities right next to each other: West Fargo, Fargo, Moorhead, and Dilworth. In those cities there are 4 main colleges/universities and a variety of community/tech colleges: North Dakota State University, Minnesota State University- Moorhead, Concordia College, and Moorhead Technical College.

For a population of under 150,000 people, there are 30,000 college students.

That's a lot of beer.

Most people, when they think back on their days at uni, think of all the partying, drinking, and shenanigans that they pulled in between studies. Some took the studies seriously and partied anyway, some partied and didn't study hardly at all.

Well the schools are tired of the drinking. Each of the 4 campuses has instituted the toughest anti-drinking regimen I have ever heard, aside from the countries where the penalty for drunk driving is death by firing squad.

If a student wishes to return to the dorm after curfew he must pass a BREATHALYZER test and if he fails, is fined $100, not to mention possible notification of his parents, referral to counseling, and a permanent mark on his record.

Note the lack of internally generated personal responsibility. Nope, not necessary anymore, WE will take care of YOU.

In more recent news, the following posters are being placed throughout each campus:
"Big Brother is Watching You!"
"Happiness can exist only in acceptance."
"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength."


Reg Golb said...

Of course the liberals would say, If you don't like the poster, don't look at it.

Poodles said...

Seriously, by the time you get to college you are an ADULT! I think if you are old enough to die for your country you are old enough to get shit faced!

Richard said...

Poodles, you're always right. :-) Shit-faced and failed out are the options, but kudos to those who get shit-faced and graduate.

Bin there dun that.


Fiery said...


tsk tsk...

Surely Richard, you meant
sh_t-faced. ;-)

Richard said...

Darn it Fiery I was caught. That was supposed to be an underscore, but it sobered up on me, and stood up, just as I published my comment.

No No, WAIT!!! It wasn't me, I never said that. It was Poodles, the bitch. It's all her fault. She said it and I was just quoting her -following orders as it were- but the quotation marks fell down.

Fiery said...

That's right Richard, place the blame elsewhere, it was blogger's fault, it was Poodles fault.

Oh, and btw, Poodles isn't a bitch, she's spayed.


Richard said...


I'M NOT KIDDING!! I'm back in my chair and I can hardly type.


Love you to peices or however the fck you spele that.