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A Sneak Peak at Lohse’s Book
Andrew Lohse 12’s book won’t be out until August 26, but if you head over to the Amazon page devoted to Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy: A Memoir, you can read the first few chapters using the site’s Look Inside function. Here are pages 1 and 2:
It will be interesting to see how big, uh, a splash Lohse’s book makes.
Addendum: Isaiah Berg has referred to “doming” in these pages — the practice of vomiting on the head of another person. This definition seems unique to Dartmouth. The Urban Dictionary defines the term in several different and equivalently vulgar ways, but it does not reference the term as it is used at the College.
Addendum: A correspondent wiser in such matters than your humble servant writes in to correct my definition of doming:
Doming isn’t when you boot on someone’s head. It’s when two people drink beer over a trash can until one of them throws up. Whoever doesn’t throw up wins the dome.
Addendum: Another alumnus, writing anonymously, offers further background on doming:
“Doming” is a derivative of the word “Thunderdome” taken from the Mad Max movies. It is a contest, typically between two people to see who can drink more without vomiting (hence the trash can between the two). It does not necessarily involve one person vomiting on the other. The germane quote from the movie is “two men enter, one man leaves.”
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…