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Party's over at my former university residence.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JR, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member


    One of the University of Toronto's last all-male residence – Gate House, which lays claim to being an inspiration for the 1978 movie Animal House – is going coed after what a senior administrator calls "gross insensitivity ... flagrant acts of defiance and behaviour ... disparaging and demeaning of women."

    Recent incidents included putting a cooked pig's head in a women's washroom and building a 2.5-metre snow penis outside the residence.

    I lived in Caven House, two down from Gate House in Burwash Hall and the parties back in the late 60's were legendary. I'm surprised they put up with this shit for so long.

    And even today if you walk into Victoria University (part of U of T), you'd think you stumbled into Oxford or Cambridge circa 1920.


    Donald Sutherland lived in South House, next door to Gate House.
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    How many schools falsely claim to be the inspiration for that movie?
  4. KG

    KG Active Member

    And they think going coed will solve the problems? Lord help the first few years of female residents.
  5. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Party's over, man. Wormer dropped the big one.
  6. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Wow. I was shocked when MacIsaac Hall went co-ed and that was 10 years ago. But Gate House? Wow.
  7. JR

    JR Active Member

    Got that right.

    At least this article hedges its bet on the Sutherland thing.

    Donald Sutherland lived in neighbouring South House. He co-starred with John Belushi in Animal House and his memories of Gate House toga parties are said to have influenced the movie script.

    "Are said to have influenced" is about as wishy washy as you can get.
  8. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    Over? Did you say over? Nothing is over until we decide it is.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I thought MacIssac Hall was open to men only?
  10. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Ahem ... spelling ... but I get the joke ... I really do. :D
  11. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
  12. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    Hell, no.
    Forget it, he's rolling.)
    And it ain't over now. 'Cause when the going gets tough..."
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