Okay, not to keep beating the increasingly dead horse that was the Great Snow Day of 2010, but hey–it’s our first impromptu day off in years. I think we’re entitled to some serious waxing poetic.
So, without further ado, my top five most bizarre, endearing, disturbing, or otherwise patently Princeton parts of yesterday’s snow day:
1. How one of my professors (He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named, for the Press Club’s own protection) decided to hold his lecture AND precept yesterday despite the snow…but was forced to relent when a grand total of four people showed up at our 11:00 lecture. That’s what we call karma, Prof.
2. The battle of brains (and very much not brawn) that ensued at the Democrats vs. Republicans snowball game last night on Dod Field. My favorite political epithets that were shouted: “Global Warming THIS shit, baby!” “We’ve found those weapons of mass destruction! This guy’s ARM is our weapon of mass destruction!”
3. The fact that, when I went to steal a tray from the Whitman dining hall for sledding, there were already at least ten trays sitting abandoned on Whitman hill. Way to rebel against the man, guys. I’m impressed.
4. The completely blocked archway up by Campbell yesterday. A group of kids built a fort that made the entire arch impassible–until PSafe cruelly spoiled the party and built a bridge through the snow.
5. My favorite part of the snow day? The nerdy snowmen that people managed to think up…with the overall best going to a group from the freshman HUM sequence:
[caption id="attachment_3996" align="alignright" width="250" caption="Gotta love the HUM nerdiness: that's a cyclops in the back, with Odysseus center front flanked by two sheep."]
Yep, that’s a scene from the Odyssey right there, complete with cyclops, Odysseus, and two sheep. According to Lily Alberts, one of the masterminds behind the idea, the group flirted with depicting the rings of Hell from Dante’s Inferno by building an assortment of snowmen with their heads on backwards, but they thought that might be just a tad obscure (and hey, if it’s Dante you want, we’ve got a brand-new video game for that. I so, so wish I were kidding). Gotta love Classics humor.
Enjoy the snow today, Inkblots–and try to avoid the wrath of Professors who don’t know how to deal with the concept of a day off. Don’t worry, They’ll learn. Eventually…