Monday, September 15, 2008
This Sunday, the sun finally decided to show up so I made the most of it and took a train down to Oxford, home of one of the most distinguished universities around. To say that the campus is impressive would be an understatement. The city itself is basically centered around all the different educational buildings - HUGE!! And the buildings themselves have been there for ages so you definitely feel a strong sense of tradition and history. A canal snakes through the campus and between the buildings are all kinds of cool restaurants and pubs. In fact, the pub down below was an old hang out of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Not bad, eh! I got plowed where the Lord of the Rings and Narnia dudes thought of all that craziness. I guarantee you they were plowed when they thought of some of that stuff! Talking animals? C'mon!!!!
It got me thinking, with all these brilliant scholars coming out of this university, can it possibly be even a little bit of a party school? I can't imagine Tolkien and Lewis doing keg stands so I began to lose hope. And then I stumbled upon a towering structure smack dab in the middle of town. The proof is right on that sign, my friends. The answer is yes, they do know how to party, and party like there's no tomorrow! I don't even think SC or UCLA has one of these "houses"! With a "house" like this, who would ever wanna graduate?? Not me, mi amigo! No way! Oxford University: Putting the "party" in party schools since 1096!