Seeing as it is a special day in Norton History, Weâ€™ve decided to take a bit from another, better known website and tell you a little bit about what Norton likes. This is the first post with the cofabg staff authorship because it was Bamaâ€™s idea, there was an email thread about it, and ditriech just polished it off. Mostly with pictures from his own private archives and whatnot.
So, without any further delay, the things we like.
Most of all, Nortonians & Nortonites love beer. Put water, barley, wheat grains, hops and happiness together and any Man of Norton will drink it and declare it fine. Or decent. Or good enough to get drunk by (Point of note: the official beer of Norton is Keystone Light or Milwaukeeâ€™s Best and the official beer of WNDC is Miller Light. cofabg doesn’t have an official beer yet. Here’s to hoping its Miller High Life. The Champizzle of Bizzles.). Beer is pretty much like a brother to us at this juncture. Like a nth member of the Nort-Tang Clan or something.
Whether its hockey violence, or just ditriech running around telling everyone that he is going to cut them (Seriously. The D-Man doesn’t love you until he’s told you that he’s going to cut you. Its what he does) we love violence. Preservation through destruction and all. Which explains why we destroyed our bar. And why Sock Wrestling is the second official sport in the Nort. Which brings us to…
3) Fight Club
GREATEST. MOVIE. EVAR.
Well, at least as far as the whole of Norton is concerned. Though some (ditriech) are far, far, far more obsessed with the whole idea of the movie/book, we all pretty much think that it is awesome. Case in point, for the majority of Norton parties, we had Fight Club playing in the background all the time.
By and large the most popular sport/event/regular activity in all of Nortonia, Beirut is the greatest thing ever invented as far as we are concerned. Known as "Beer Pong" or "Pong" or "That stupid game the Norton guys always play with the balls", Beirut is the true sport of champions, winners, and Nortonians. And yes, in case you were wondering, I’m well aware of the fact that I just said three things that all mean the same thing. There is more about the official rules and such of ‘Rut on the official Psi Upper Norton Site, but still. We love it. You should play it. And that is all. (Seriously, you think we named this site because we enjoy Lebanon?)
5) Reel Big Fish
Ok, so this one is pretty much the GrzaGeniusâ€™s fault. Why? Because he brought RBF to the whole of Nortonia and infected us with their infectious melodies and song lyrics. Now we all, for the most part, enjoy the dulcet tones of the band currently known as Reel Big Fish (I even have an autographed picture! …I think). Not to take anything away from them, they are awesome and he was right. But still. Its something that started freshman year, and then permeated throughout the lands of Nortonia.
6) Kenyon College
Though some of us still harbor strong anti-K House feelings, the overall mood toward Kenyon is mostly nostalgia and happiness. And not Grant Lee Buffalo â€œHappinessâ€. Like real happiness. Because that is where we all met, and had most of our most awesome times to date. Though that has a lot to do with the fact that we no longer live in the same city, something we all lament. And the cops rejoice. Though we have no idea why (ed note: Drunk in Public tickets would go way up. That’s all I’m sayin’)
7) The Ohio State/Michigan Rivalry.
Nearly all of us have some sorta stance on this issue. Whether we were turned by a fellow Nortonian (One way or the other. We’re good at that) or we grew up with our own personal animosities and beliefs that made us cultivate the rich hatred that we’ve held so long for each other.
As far as colleges go. We don’t like actually "fight" or anything. Yet.
8) Making fun of LJ’s female relatives.
Whether its sister, or aunt, or (at first) mother, we’ve developed a habit of droppin’ LJ’s female relatives into every despicable act ever. We’re sorry LJ. But not as sorry as your [female relative] was that I didn’t do the swirl tonight!
Gibson and Miles. Both personal heroes of ours. We do love Boobies.
10) Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Most notably the episode "Space Conflict from Beyond Pluto. For numerous reasons.