Why Can’t Life Be Like Animal House?

“Was it over when the German’s bombed Pearl Harbor?” Yes, Bluto was rolling and so was the rest of the gang at Delta House. Which guy did you (or do you) want to be? I was an Otter fan – and so was Fawn Lebowitz – but was a Boon identifier. Boon was also Sam The Pickle Man in Crossing Delancey and D-Day was probably the most successful actor after the movie other than Kevin Chip Bacon.

It has often crossed my mind about why life can’t imitate art – and things at Faber College can’t be the way it will always be? “Marmalard, dead! Neidermeyer, dead!” Those guys were a tight bunch and they really knew how to throw a toga party! I can’t remember the last time I went to a toga party (probably college) – “Otis! My man!”

While life has transitioned from a party with people wearing nothing but sheets into sitting at the outcast table with Mohammed, Jugdish, Clayton, Sydney and recent additions Flounder and Pinto – “Why Otter?” “Why not?” – there has to be some happy medium, some middle ground, where fun and spontaneity exists. Somewhere between “sensual” and “sensuous,” throwing up in Dean Wormer’s office and throwing up on Dean Wormer!


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