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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
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    Ah yes, looking back at one's irresponsible college days

    Here's where we share the tales of excess and irresponsible behavior that your friends engaged in during their college days.

    I had this friend who attended a class ('comparative religion' I think) a grand total of 4 times (first day, mid-term exam, final, and one other day for some reason or other). He ended up getting a 4.0!

    This same friend on more than one occasion showed up to his 8:00 a.m. biology labs still drunk.
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    I was married and had a 6 year old the first time and worked full time when I started college. No wild and crazy days for me.
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    Same here. Married (no children), working, and commuted. No wild times for me, either.

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    I used to like to think that I transferred from a small, private school in Maine because I saw the writing on the wall that the school was in dire financial straits and the odds of it being open when I would graduate were dubious at best. (In fact, the class after mine was the last to earn degrees there before it shut down.) The truth is that there was entirely too much temptation and at the time I was way too willing to partake in whatever pleasures passed by my door. Rather than explain that to my parents, I let them think I was homesick and transferred to a school an hour-and-a-half from home (as opposed to six hrs to southern Maine).

    For example, it was not uncommon for folks to walk up and down the dorm halls to gather interested parties in $1 bong hits. At 5:30 AM. Every Friday night included "Ten for Two at Eight" -- 10 kegs of beer for $2 cover starting at 8PM in a dorm lounge (even though the Maine drinking age at the time was 21). This for some 400 students.

    I could go on but I don't want to ruin any chance at elective public office. Ah, yes debauchery indeed...
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Here's where we share the tales of excess and irresponsible behavior that your friends engaged in during their college days...
    College days?! What about high school?

    I did not engage in irresponsible behavior in college. I was one of those annoying people who went to the library to study or work on a paper after dinner, then showed up at the campus pub* to relax afterwards.


    * Yes, we had an on-campus drinking establishment. The drinking age in my state was 18 then. After it was increased to 21, the pub was turned into a cafe.

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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    then showed up at the campus pub* to relax afterwards.
    Yeah, so tell us about all that relaxation .
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    There are a number of stories that will keep me from ever running for elected office.
    agreed, but for me thank heaven's this was before digital cameras & social media and hopefully the negatives were thrown away

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Yeah, so tell us about all that relaxation .
    I plead the fifth.

    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    agreed, but for me thank heaven's this was before digital cameras & social media and hopefully the negatives were thrown away
    Right - my husband says it's a good thing Facebook did not exist back then.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    There are a number of stories that will keep me from ever running for elected office.
    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    agreed, but for me thank heaven's this was before digital cameras & social media and hopefully the negatives were thrown away
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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    agreed, but for me thank heaven's this was before digital cameras & social media and hopefully the negatives were thrown away
    I second that.

    I had a fraternity brother who showed up at a LIT class just for exams (there were a few others too). Midway through the semester, the professor decided to add pop quizes to the mix without telling anyone. Those peoples grades went from A to F quickly.

    Tequila and I were no longer friends after my junior year in college. I will stop there from voluntarolly sharing more information about the fun we had during the collegiate years.

    At least I didn't have an online girlfriend who died - oh wait I never actually met her - she really didn't die - she never really existed. Oh those crazy catholic school football players.
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    When going to the computer lab to write a paper, I would frequently do so with a 20 oz. soda mixed with liquor. I found my words flowed much easier.
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    It is not a good idea to have the dorm room beneath the RA on the next floor if you want to enjoy illicit smoke, a tile dorm floor and a glass skull bong makes a smelly mess that won't go away for some time, and don't let your roommate throw the seeds out the window, Nuff said.

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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    Tequila and I were no longer friends after my junior year in college. I will stop there from voluntarolly sharing more information about the fun we had during the collegiate years..
    At my school there was National Tequila Day when we played BYU at home.
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    I loved my undergrad experience. I was involved with different organizations that all had different focuses, which allowed me to find a very wide range of friends. It ranged from working at a ski hill, to being in drum line, to rock climbing, to boxing, to club hockey, to being in student government every year I was there, to living both on and off campus, and so much more.

    Lets just say it is amazing that I graduated, was not seriously injured, or worse. I will also echo the thank goodness that digital cameras, smart phones, and social media was not around back then.
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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    I plead the fifth.
    I drank the fifth.

    Overall I was pretty responsible. I never showed up at an early morning class drunk or even hung over. To make sure this never happened I pretty much never showed up at an early morning class. Other people did the stupid thing. When my girlfriend's brother lost his keys climbing onto the roof of a campus building, then falling and breaking his leg, I was the one who returned the next night to climb up there and look for those keys. When my drunk friends were playing chicken with a freight train, I was the one who pulled them off and put them in the trunk of my car, all under the watchful eye of a police officer.
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    Quote Originally posted by Cardinal View post
    I was the one who pulled them off and put them in the trunk of my car, all under the watchful eye of a police officer.
    This is the line of the day

    It reminds me of going to class a little late with a bunch of kids in a car and one of the kids was chasing the car as it was pulling out so the driver popped the trunk and the kid jumped into the trunk and pulled down the hood on himself but left his arm dangling out the back....

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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    * Yes, we had an on-campus drinking establishment. The drinking age in my state was 18 then. After it was increased to 21, the pub was turned into a cafe.
    These places are still live and well on Campuses in Ontario. The local Jesuit College, The University of Detroit/Mercy had one up until the late 1980's.
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    3rd floor architecture studio room 315 had a fully stocked bar if you knew the key code into the door (dry campus).

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    agreed, but for me thank heaven's this was before digital cameras & social media and hopefully the negatives were thrown away
    I was in a fraternity so there were plenty of witnesses and accomplices. If social media existed my career options would probably have been limited to the French Foreign Legion.
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    Too much to mention. I was very very very bad.

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    Quote Originally posted by TOFB View post
    Too much to mention. I was very very very bad.
    Then how about maybe just treating us to a top two or three? Think of it as a teaser for your upcoming autobiography (that we'll all be sure to buy a copy of)
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Some of my favorite days in college were during the last few weeks of the year, when on occasion the Tigers would play a 1 PM afternoon game on a Thursday. Since we only had morning classes on Thursday, and no Friday classes, the festivities began.

    My buddy and I would get a 30-pack of beer and start drinking at 1 PM as we watched the game on TV. After the game, and as the night wore on,.........well......I guess I don't remember much.
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    For me most of my stories are from my misspent days in the Navy, I went to college later (there are still some stories there). Most of my stories start out with, "One time I was drunk in (insert European country) and..." usually nudity insued among other things.
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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    agreed, but for me thank heaven's this was before digital cameras & social media and hopefully the negatives were thrown away
    Add me to that chorus, with the addition of smart phones. Let's just say there are several people out there with whom I have a gentlemen's agreement.
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