Saturday, September 29, 2007

Discrete Northwestern-bashing

It's a glorified vocational school. Smart people go there, true, but a couple months ago, when posed the question of which school in the Big 10 I'd least like to be affiliated with, the answer was Northwestern. It's good at engineering, business, theater and journalism. Hence, it's the world's most selective and respected community college. Only Gary Wills classes up the place. As a college town, Evanston makes Cambridge look like Ann Arbor or Madison, because Northwestern is boring and the locals hate the students. It's limited and suburban. Also, they have dry frats; for awhile, I lived with the former president of a dry frat at Northwestern. His enthusiasm was sincere, yet without exception, everyone I know who went there for undergrad speaks of their school with the grim, supporting fortitude of an Amish elder defending his sect's way of life against the encroachment of internet porn and electric hair dryers.

6 comments:

dmbmeg said...

Must be nice to be 2-0 in your conference. I wouldn't know that feeling.

JHC said...

Northwestern is a better program than Iowa right now. We are arguably the 10th best team in the Big 10. Minnesota may change that in 6 weeks if they beat us again.
I'm ill.
I don't even want to get up in the morning.

crimenotes said...

Tough day. Sorry guys. I think every team in the Big 10 is probably the 10th best team in the Big 10; it's just a matter of when they're exposed.

Crunk Raconteur said...

It's nice to see that CrimeNotes has shaken off the, you know, unpleasantness and resumed his paternalistic Michigan fan disdain for the rest of the Big 10...

crimenotes said...

1.) Nothing in here was paternal.
2.) I didn't say anything bad about any other school in the Big 10.
3.) Nice to see that you're still a dick whose reading comprehension is wobbly.

Anonymous said...

I think you're a little bit off here. The two frats widely regarded as the "best"--SigEp and Lodge--are both still very wet. Guess it just depends on who you're with. As far as football, NU is the only one in the Big 10 that's not a state school, by far the smallest and hardest to get into. So what the fuck do you expect.