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Friday, February 02, 2007

Virginia College Days

Awaiting Mr. Plumber at 4:00 in the afternoon, when he said he'd be here by 1:00, I've got the television on in the other room. When "Animal House" came on, I didn't change the channel as it's one of my favorite movies of all time and frankly, I'm too lazy to find the remote.

Honestly, can this movie have any more great one-liners? I can watch (or listen) to this movie time after time and still catch myself laughing out loud. The premise was a great idea; those National Lampoon writers were damn brilliant to write about fraternity life. I was never in a fraternity, perhaps because I'm not a guy, but I certainly frequented my fair share of fraternity parties back in the day and I could swear that Delta house was NOT a fictional house.

Going to college in Virginia at an all-women's college meant driving the 30 miles or so on the weekends to get my fix of boys and grain punch. And oh yes, there were toga parties. Probably still are. I even got to see "Otis Day and The Knights" play at a men's college nearby. Yes, the real Otis Day. Deal. It's like the whole place was stuck in 1963. And the boys? Yup - there was always a "Boone," a "Bluto," most definitely an "Eric Stratton," an "Otter," a "Neidermeyer," and a "Flounder," among others. And I can recall once when the wife of a professor came to one party as the date of one of the boys, a la Mrs. Dean Wormer. Only the names were changed. To protect the guilty, I suppose.

But enough about Virginia college life....

If I had to pick my favorite line from "Animal House" it would be that which was uttered when Dean Wormer revokes Delta's charter. It goes something like this:

"Christ! Seven years of college down the drain." - Bluto

Got any favorites of your own?

4:21 Edit: Mr. Plumber just called and said he's "backed-up" on a job and won't make it out today. "Can I come at 8:00 in the morning?" (I don't know, CAN you?) Yeah, I'm looking forward to a man who is "backed-up" coming to the house at the asscrack of dawn. Mutha fucka. Seven hours of waiting down the drain.

6 comments:

Sgt said...

"Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor"

And for the record, PhiMu is a womens fraternity. It was founded before there was such thing as sororities....

CruiserMel said...

Sgt - oh. my bad. My college was only like 700 girls....just one huge sorority. Woops. Like your choice of line, though.

Golightly said...

ha ha that was the quote I was going to say - best line of the film!

hapsmysister said...

Oh those were the days...
Plays in Pierce
Sex in Lex
and oh the truck stop on the way home...

trs said...

That movie is a classic & still oh so funny!

One of my favorites is when Bluto takes the guitar when the guy (Stephen Bishop?) is sitting there singing on the steps, bashes it to pieces, then says "...sorry".

ThatGirl7278 said...

College toga parties... wow. Those were the days!