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Message: We're outside my dad's old Georgetown dorm, New North. Or at least, I *think* we are. :) We were given some conflicting information regarding its whereabouts. At any rate, it is an office building rather than a dorm nowadays.
That sure looks like the building I remember — from the outside, not the inside, of the old campus quadrangle, yes??? / Thanks for making the Pilgrimage, B! / See those little halfling windows on the 3rd floor? Waaaal, lemme tellya ’bout the time me & Lytton got “Campused” (confined to quarters) on some bogus trumped-up charges :) and so anyway, to pass the time we invented the Beer Can Window Toss Tournament…RA: “I don’t think you two have the proper concept of being Campused…” waw haw haw RMMPH? I did already? Oh. / Never mind. :)
Office building. Bah. / Well, time marches on. / Yup: here ’tis, from www.georgetown.edu -
“New North was built in 1925. It served as a dorm until the mid 1980’s when it was renovated for office space…”
Mid-’80’s! Well, no WONDER I wasn’t current on it; the changover was so *recent*. :)
Begob, I hope the “1789″, at least, is still there, across 35th (36??) Street from the School of Foreign Service main entrance. / Not that its “Tombs” was an Alehouse that I used to Frequent or annything like that :) / I’m just Sayin’. Campus tradition should count for Something.
BoiFromTroi: *I* lived in New South also!! 1st floor, 1st semester sophomore year. (2nd semester I bailed out, to off-campus housing.) Only, back then it most definitely was NOT “…divided by wing into coed floors.” /Actually those latter 2 facts were not altogether unrelated. As a matter of fact, lemme tellya about the time…nyaah, nevermind. :) It did have the Cafeteria, though.
Yessirree, old BoiFromTroi: sophomore year, 1967-’68. :) Yassuh, in those days the emotional scars of the Civil War were beginning to slowly heal on the Hilltop… :)
“…See the grand old banner gleaming –
Georgetown’s Blue & Grey!”
Actually, this looks to be right outside the old quad…with the cemetery down the hill to the right and an ATM machine behind and to the right; Dahlgren chapel should be on the other side of the building from where B. is standing.
I lived in New South 1992-93…my first year and it was still not co-ed…third floor in between the restroom and the lounge. Oh, the stories I could tell!
“It’s been so long, since last we met;
Lie down, forever, lie down…”
Ah! ‘92 -’93. Only Yesterday. :) I had just commentposted the Chronological question to the other Post, about your own fine website, before seeing yours here. / Thanks.
Still not Coed, even that recently? Man those Jevvies knew how to Hang Tough. :) Listen kid (I only hinted at this before), I’d have yez ter know that I personally arranged for a brief VERY unofficial gender-integration of 1st New South for one glorious afternoon in the Fall of ‘67. :) Ohhh & a fierce cloak-and-dagger business it was, too. / Well worth it, I might add…
I agree with your Bearings taken from Brendan’s photo. Well, apart from the part about the ATM. / Now in MYYYY day Sonny, we didn’t know an ATM from the IRA! No such newfangled contraptions! Nosirree!! *Hmmph*? Yeah, PDA, we knew about that. Jevvies showed us. :)
Dahlgren Chapel. Yes, I Darkened the Door there upon rare occasion. / But, in the mind’s eye the memories aren’t quite the same, ever since “The Exorcist”. Oy! :) [Pazuzu as streetperson, to Fr. Karras in his dream: “I’m Catt-lik, Fadduh. I’m Catt-lick!” ]
WJC: Oh yeah, I was a *huge* Friend of Bill’s. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA / bah / He was I think a senior, or junior, when I was first there. I dimly remember knowing (vaguely) of him: bigshot campus Politico, babe on each arm. Yeah, even then. Lost the student-government election, he did. / We travelled in different circles. See, in those foolish days of my misspent Youth, I was a YR. As a matter of fact, I was *YAF*. GU Chapter Chairman. (We had 3 or 4 *Members*, too…) / Later on the scales fell from mine eyes; I got compassion, enlightenment, and a gummint job. :) So here I am today: a retired Joe Lieberman Democrat.
Har har hee hee! (Boi, we gotta stop Meeting like this… :)
…But the yell of all the yells,
The yell that wins the day,
Is the Hoya! Hoya! Saxa!
For the dear old Blue and Grey. :)
Saint Joe is utterly devoted to the First Amendment. / You don’t think so? Well just Shut Up then, who are you to Talk? :) What’s your website’s Rating, anyway? :)
Dammit, BFT, you didn’t *have* to sneak around the old gender-segregation at G’town, did ya! No Fair!! :)
Now in MYYYY day Sonny, the “Nurses’” (i.e., Women’s) dorm — the then brand-new Darnall Hall — not only was guarded by Nuns with submachine guns, but had a damn *curfew* (midnight I think, maybe earlier) for the delicate flowers of Catholic feminity who dwelt within. Bah. (The Curfew part is actually true. And there WASN’T one for the men’s dorms. Honest to God.) Ah yessss, many’s the night we’d smuggle our girlfriends back in to Darnall in the wee hours, enlisting via whispered phonecalls the furtive aid of their friends Inside to sneak downstairs & unlock the side door…Thanks for the mammaries :)…Hm?? Well yeah, as a matter of fact their Friends Inside *were* the Cute ones, ya wanna make sumpin’ of it? :)
“…I dated a couple soccer players at one time…” / Uh, you mean serially over a given timespan? Or, 2 soccer players simultaneously?? (Man, now *that’s* a lotta Balls…)(WAW HAW HAW nonono sorry / I canna’ resist the Cheap Pun. You can ask Brendan. :)
Sons of Georegetown, alma mater,
Swift Potomac’s lovely daughter,
Ever watching by the water –
Smiles on us today!
“…way to beat Rutgers!” You betchya! :) 6 points. We’ll Take it. Good one.
Rutgers. Funny. Back in the Paleolithic, seemed like a disproportionate share of my Hoya Paisans were Catt-lick School boys from Nawth Nyew Joysey. Paramus, Jersey City, Nutley, Mahwah, Ramsey, Linwood…”Are You From Lyndhust?” ( - Darktown Strutters Ball) The Hilltop held some special attraction for Garden Staters maybe. Me, I didn’t know Nutley ’bout no parochial schools. I was Shocked at the stories. Shocked, I tell you. :)
“…what other kinds of speech he might consider restricting to promote the public benefit…
Anyhows, the answer is each at a different time.”
Nonsense. Fr. Joe S.J. shares the intellectual integrity & philosophical consistency (though not, contrary to popular belief, the foreign-affairs viewpoints :) of the late great Barry Goldwater, who said in (I think it was) a Friars’ Club speech, “Whenever anyone asks my position on States’ Rights I have only one answer: ‘Where are you from?’” :)
But semi-seriously folks, pasted herein very furbelow, for such enlightenment as it may provide, from the Official Website Joe 2004 (check it out quick, it’s coming down pretty soon :) is a lengthy-but-pertinent excerpt from page 3 of the pdf file Family Friendy Agenda. Joe In His Own Words. (Well. Enhanced by a ghostwriter’s perhaps but that comes to the same thing. Hi Chris. :)
BUT FIRST: This issue is not a real Biggie with me, one way or the other; but I will say I don’t see the Lieberman record & proposals as rising, or sinking (stinking? :), to the level of **government-imposed mandatory restriction of marketing.** Governmental facilitation (& yes, at-least-implicit *encouragement*) of *parental* restriction, at *parental option* — Yeah. Censorship, Bookburning, damn Red Russkie Communism - no.
Look, the gummint already Rates & Labels & Discloses & otherwise Tut-tuts about — & indeed *directly restricts* marketing of — all kinds of perfectly-legal products. (Now where the Hell did I put my cigarettes? Huh? Oh, sorry, just distracted there; nevermind. :) Yeahyeah, IknowIknow, that’s exactly what you Republicans bitch about nowait that is, Object to. Been There, Done That: Je me souviens. / But (ref. tobacco) isn’t it arguable that’s there’s a societal health-and-welfare problem here, too?
(What, that which Britney now purveys is Speech? YEAHyeah IknowIknow, No Law Means No Law…Listen kids, I may not be able to define Speech but I Knows it when I Sees it. And, I don’t See it. / Not that I don’t *like* what I See, but Hey. I’m Aw Gwowed Up. / Hm? Shaddup, Wife. :)
OK. Ladies & Gentlemen, the President of the United States (we should live so long, oy :) –
“…But as I said, all the housing aid, child-care assistance and paid leave in the world wonâ€™t
change the fact that itâ€™s parents who are responsible for raising their kids. And in todayâ€™s
24-hour, 500-channel, multi-million-website world, thatâ€™s a more complicated job than
“The reality is that children today spend more time watching TV, surfing the net and playing
video games than do they listening to either their parents or teachers. And more and more
they are being exposed to heavy doses of glorified violence and casual sex and other messages that reject instead of reflect the values that most parents are trying to instill in them â€“ and that can be harmful to their development.
“Itâ€™s not the governmentâ€™s or the entertainment industryâ€™s role to manage childrenâ€™s media
diets. Thatâ€™s the job of parents. But there are things we can do to make that hard job a
“For example, we can give parents better information to make better choices for their kids.
Iâ€™ve fought to create and improve ratings systems for television, movies, music, and video games, to make sure parents know whatâ€™s in the products they are buying. Those labels are a big step forward. But now we need the help of the retail industry to enforce those ratings â€“ particularly when it comes to the sale of hyperviolent, adult-rated video games to minors.
“What we really need is better information about the impact â€“ positive as well as negative –
of the electronic media on our childrenâ€™s development. We know conclusively from scientific
research that media violence can desensitize kids to violence and make them more prone to aggressive behavior. But the media environment is evolving at a dizzying pace, and our understanding of the risks as well as the rewards are not keeping pace. In fact, it is relatively limited.
“Like a lot of parents, I want to know more. That means putting our money where our minds are and investing in new research. This is clearly an issue of national interest, and will only grow more relevant as our country fully transitions to a fully digital society and the electronic media expands its reach into every nook and cranny of our lives. Today, DVD’s in minivans. Tomorrow, who knows. Thatâ€™s why I will establish a new program within NIH to focus funding on a wide range of studies examining both the positive and negative consequences of children’s media use….”