Posts Tagged ‘puns’

The 4th Annual Unabridged List of Suggested Dorm Themes

Monday, May 28th, 2012

As an RA this past year, I can tell you one thing: puns are hard. Coming up with a clever theme for your dorm is a lot of pressure, and can cause an unnecessary amount of stress (because heaven knows you won’t be stressed during the year). That’s where we at TUSB come in. Below, you’ll find perfectly useable themes for your dorm or house; upperclassmen, feel free to suggest them to your new house staff by emailing them nonstop and posting the themes you like on your houses’ Facebook groups. They really really like it when you do that. Trust me, I’m an RA.

This is the fourth iteration of the list (click to see the suggested themes from the first, second, and third), and the first without the guidance of the incomparable Josh Freedman, to whom I owe my career as a comedy writer (for the Robber Barons and TUSB), my ability to use WordPress, as well as my second-born child. Hope this lives up to your vision.

Special thanks to Jasmine Magbutay and the Robber Barons for your help and support; I cannot, in good conscience say that I thought up my personal favorite theme, and it makes me sad/so overwhelmingly joyful to admit that. Anyways, feel free to comment on your favorites, or suggest better themes for next year. Without further ado, here are the themes I am suggesting for the entire Stanford campus next year. RAs and house staff, let’s make this dream come true.

Arrillaga is so mainstream.

HipStern

LARKINSTAGRAM
SERRAMERICAN APPAREL
TWAINBLR
DONNIRONY
BURBAN(K) OUTFITTERS
ZAPATABLY NEVER HEARD OF IT…

Wilbur: Wilbur

SOTERO
OTERANCOS
TRANCSOTO
JUNIPERROYO
OKADARROYO
ARROYOTERO
CEDJRO
RINCOKADA

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The 2nd Annual Unabridged List of Suggested Dorm Themes

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

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

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