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…