Paul Newman upset with Princeton Students

Every year Princeton students observe “Paul Newman’s Day” where students try to drink 24 beers in 24 hours. (Paul Newman allegedly once said, “24 beers in a case, 24 hours in a day, coincidence? I think not.)

Newman has asked the administration to put an end to this event, or at least to get students to change the name.

I didn’t go to Princeton. I went to Grinnell College in Iowa. Grinnell is lucky Lewis Caroll is dead, or they might be the ones being mentioned in newspapers. (Though I must say I was disappointed to read the Alice in Wonderland Festival actually didn’t occur for two years. It’s good to see it’s back. Hopefully *all* of it is back.)

I mean – 24 beers in 24 hours, that’s tame! It’s not really even binge drinking. (It’s more like a marathon as opposed to a 500 yard dash.) Nudity, Pot, Acid, Tie-Dye…now that’s a party! (I refuse to declare which activities I participated in.)

However, up until 1999, Princetonians did know how to have a little fun…