A Short Primer on How to Tell the Difference Between USC and Cal (Written at the USC-Cal Football Game)
Transcript of an actual conversation witness by me, between several USC students and two California Bear fans in the Los Angeles Memorial Colisseum parking lot following USC's 23-9 victory.
USC Student: Ha!!Ha!!Ha!...our team fucking kicked your ass today. You guys suck.
Cal Student: Who cares? We have more Nobel Laureates than you do.
USC Student: Whatever your girlfriend's fat. My girlfriend's hot. You lose.
Cal Student: Yeah...congratulations dude, you're an asshole.
Cal Student walks off with his girlfriend. As he does this, USC student hollers after him.
USC Student: I don't even know what the fuck a nobel laureate is anyway!!
Other Signs of the Apocalypse:
1. A middle-aged Cal fan gets up and starts cheering wildly for the Bears. This is immediately met with boos from the other team. In response to the jeers, the Cal fan immiediately begins dancing with both fingers thrusted nerdily into the air. It looks like a twisted hybrid of the dance styling of Steve Urkel, Elaine "Dry Heave Set to Music" Benes, and Carlton Banks. He does not seem to understood why this is just not okay on several different levels.
2. At halftime, Cal's marching band found it okay to play songs by both Missy Elliot and 50 Cent. I assume Pitchfork was behind this. theTonly thing that can top the twin atrocities of hearing "Work It" and "Candy Shop" on record is hearing it performed by a marching band.
3. Lastly, at half time, a USC fan is selected to attempt a 50-yard field goal. He strides confidently onto the field wearing sunglasses at night.
Collars up...sunglasses on...And Corey Hart is Ready to Party...Oh yeah!!!
Sadly, the USC student failed to live up the fine precedent for men wearing sunglasses at night, set by 80's icon Corey Hart (who will forever remain a historical footnote to both Corey Haim and Corey Feldman in the annals of 80s "Corey" trivia). Running drunkenly towards the ball, the sunglass wearing frat boy punted it a mere 10 yards and way wild to the right. This proved once again why there are only three kinds of people allowed to wear sunglasses at night : rock stars, the blind, and blind rock stars.
Corey Hart: "Sunglasses at Night" (left-click)
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