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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 3rd Annual Unabridged List of Suggested Dorm Themes

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Institutionalized punnery doesn’t get much better than Stanford’s annual dorm themes. But even the most pro-pun RAs can’t do it alone, and that’s where I step in to lend a friendly, possibly not-PC hand with my list of annual suggestions for themes for each dorm and house on campus.

This tradition started two years ago, when, as part of the student sketch comedy troupe, The Robber Barons, I spearheaded the creation of a list of fake dorm themes. That list is available here (on page 2), and that got such a positive response that I did it again last year here on TUSB.

Welcome to version 3! Special thanks to fellow blogger and Robber Baron Carlo for helping out with this year’s list. I will be graduating this year, and thus not doing this again, but hopefully Carlo as well as some others can come together to keep doing this crucial, crucial public service for the Stanford campus. Without further ado, the list of what I suggest should be the themes of Stanford residences next year:

Stern, home of Academy Award Winning-Dorms

All parties in Serra will end in a Bollywood dance number.

-THE LARKING’S SPEECH
-MILLION DONNER BABY
-BURROKEBANK MOUNTAIN
-TITWAINIC
-ON THE ZAPATERFRONT
-SLUMDOG MILLIONSERRA

Wilbur

-OTER AND SPACE MUSEUM
-SOTO AND GOMORRAH
-CEDRIAN BRODY
-JRO MAGUIRE
-ARROYO LA TENGO
-TRANCOS (0) = 1
-HOSNI MUBARINC
-MUAMMAR OKADAFFI (Manages to make MubaRinc look like a nice guy)

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Laugh It Up: Stanford’s Comedy Takes the Stage

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

With finals just around the corner, laughs are a much needed commodity on campus.  And while that witty pun your Chem TA pulled about how you’ll all “polymer-ace the course” is well and good, sometimes it’s better to leave it to the professionals…er, professionals-in-training.

So what’s on the menu in terms of Stanford comedy?  Quite a bit actually.

Stand Up Comedy Competition, Friday, Feb. 25

Saunter on over to Toyon at 8pm to see the Campus-wide Stand Up Comedy Competition, hosted by Spiked Punchline.  It’s free and any student can enter, so whether you are laughing histerically with them or at them, it’s guaranteed to be entertaining.  Not to mention that if you stay to the end, the audience gets to vote on who should be the winners who advance on to the National College Comedy Competition hosted by Rooftop Comedy.

And as a reminder, Spiked Punchline also hosts a monthly Comedy Night at the Coho on Tuesday night from 8pm-10pm.

The Pillowman, Thursday, Feb. 24 – Sunday, Feb. 26

And for you fans of the darker side of comedy, a student production of The Pillowman, produced by Nathaniel Nelson, is showing through Sunday.  I can’t tell you too much about what happens, but apparently it involved child murder (that may not sound funny, but don’t even pretend you’ve never told a dead baby joke).  Tickets are $5 at the door.

Showtimes are:

Thursday Feb. 23 at 8pm
Friday Feb. 24 at 8pm, 12 am (midnight)
Saturday Feb 25 at 2pm AND 8pm
Sunday, Feb 26th at 2pm

at Prosser Studio Theater

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