The 2nd Annual Unabridged List of Suggested Dorm Themes

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Sometimes, even the most competent RAs need a little help. And while we cannot help them counsel and give advice, we can, in fact, contribute to an even more important part of their job–choosing the pun that will define their dorm.

Last year, with some help, I created this list (on page 2, though you should read the whole thing), which was met with a very positive response–and some of the dorm themes even got used this year. And so I’m back again this year, moving to the blog, with the complete list of suggested dorm themes for the upcoming school year.

And now, without further ado (except for the further ado of thanking all of the people who contributed to this–namely the great people with me here at Stanford in Washington): the list. Let us know your favorites or, if you think you can out-pun us, your own suggestions. Who knows–it could make it onto next year’s list.

Ginsburg is excited about the freshmen. Can you say cloak party?

Wilbur Hall, Home of the Supreme Court
SANDRA DAY OKADA
SONIA SOTOMAYOR
RUTH CEDRO GINSBURG
JUNIPEARL WARREN
ARROYOLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, JR.
WILLIAM H. RINCQUIST
DAVID SOUTERO
BROWN V. BOARD OF TRANCOS

Stern Hall

This was a historic moment for Stern.

JUSTIN BIEBURBANK (All the freshman girls want to live here)
LEWIS AND CLARKIN
CASA ZAPOPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM
TWAINT NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH (Remember the Twaintans-themed, starring Denzel Washingtwain)
SERRAHM EMANUEL (The counterpart to 2009’s Serra Palin)
RAMADONNER

Sanjay wishes he could save children from SLE.

FloMo, in High-Definition
JIMMY FALLONDRA (Tim Allondra is also a possibility, but residents should not be subjected to a dorm based on the Santa Clause 2)
FAISANJAY GUPTA, MD
GAVILANDERSON COOPER 360
BENICIO DEL LORO
CARDEN ALECTRA
BILL MIRLO’REILLY (Or, if you watch MSNBC, Countdown with Keith Mirlolbermann)
PALOMAR EPPS

Palpatine did not win an ASSU Senate Seat, but Star Wars will live on in Durand.

The Row
JSTOR-EY
COLUMBAE OF PIGS
MUWEKMA-TAH-ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
XANADOOMAFOO (You know, the show with the lemur? Did nobody watch this as a kid? Nobody?)
HYPHY SIG
BOBRACK OBOBMA & JOE BOBDEN (Not Reboblicans)
ERIC MASSA ITALIANA (The weird tickle-themed dorm)
BECAUSE I GOT KAI-ROS (Stanford’s first Afroman-themed residence)
MIRACLE GROVE
717 & PREGNANT
THE BROTHERS KARAMASLAV (by Fyodor Domstoevsky)
DARTH VADURAND
ASHER ROTH
HAUS BAR-MITTZVAH (Too soon?)
ASK SYNERJEEVES (You’ve got questions? We may have answers, but you’ll have to wait for consensus.)
LA MAISON FRANCESAR CHAVEZ

Rutherford B. Hayes loves the proximity to Meyer Library.

Manzanita and Friends
RAISIN BRANNER (Least constipated dorm, three years running)
GEORGE CASTAÑZA (who can be seen in his own Nicholas Sparks movie)
DOUBLE LANTANDRA
TOYON DEMAND
JOHN MUIRRIELEES
KIMBALLAND (It’s too late to apologize for this theme)
CROTHERFORD B. HAYES

West Campus Houses
THE UNOFFICIAL STANFORD LAG
NARANJAVA NAGILA
THE THREE STUJUMAAS
ROBLEING JOHN MALKOVICH
CH-EAST-EAK
YOST IN TRANSLATION (Just like the movie, some people love and it and some people think it’s awful)
JOHN MAYERRAY
SUITESISH FISH
FROSOCONDOLEEZZA RICE
POTTERN AROUND, BRIGHT EYES (Yeah, we went there)
ROBINSONDRIED TOMATOES (At first glance, awful, but in the end not too bad)

Terra + Lady GaGa = Good theme.

Other Residences
KY JERRY
CARNIE-A
EBFF
6 HAITI (Too soon?)
UP OAK CREEK WITHOUT A PADDLE
HAMMARSKJOLD AS ICE
PRINCE OF CHI THETA CHIDES
TERRA-RA-AH-AH-AH-ROMA-ROMA-MA-GAGA-OOH-LA-LA
ZAPPUCINO

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15 Responses to “The 2nd Annual Unabridged List of Suggested Dorm Themes”

  1. Giancarlo says:

    This is great!

    My faves:
    JUSTIN BIEBURBANK
    LEWIS AND CLARKIN
    FAISANJAY GUPTA, MD

  2. Squige says:

    I’m curious: Why do the frats never have house themes for the year?

  3. Wants Your Loving says:

    Terra staff: please PLEASE please go gaga. How amazing would that be?

  4. Josh says:

    @Squige–I can’t answer why they don’t have themes. From our end, Sigma Nutsack was in contention to make the list, but we ended up not doing the frats.

  5. this kid says:

    xoxycontin.

  6. Justin says:

    Freshman Year: Serrahm Emanuel – yells at Eric Massa naked in Congressional Shower, which leads to…

    Eric Massa Italiana – Significant tickle fights, which leads to…

    717 and Pregnant – sucks raising a kid in 717, which leads to…

    Up Oak Creek Without a Paddle

    4 years of housing at stanford

  7. Kat says:

    Holy frig. I thought as a theme 717 & Pregnant could not be improved upon. Then I read Double Lantandra. Stellar list.

  8. M says:

    Brilliant list!

  9. Because it’s true says:

    Marijuanielees.

  10. DC says:

    Double Lantandra made my day. Great walk down memory lane – wondering if you guys know if there is a source that tracks all the dorm themes over the years?

  11. Josh says:

    @DC–I highly doubt there is any archive of dorm themes. The only archive I can imagine are these lists of fake dorm themes–but perhaps they will start being some sort of institutional memory…

  12. Kenyon Colloran says:

    I was always really pushing for Robleat.

  13. Justin Bieber Fan Club says:

    JUSTIN BIEBURBANK all the way!

  14. RA Alum says:

    this list is actually kind of brilliant.

  15. Kristi says:

    Dude, I also totally watched Zoboomafoo as a kid. That lemur was awesome. You’re not alone.

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