March 26th, 2007
It's no secret that the LiveJournal "schools" list includes some stalwart institutions of -- er -- dubious actuality, such as Hogwarts' School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (which a zillion people have claimed as their alma mater.) There's also Miskatonic University, which slightly less than a zillion people have claimed as theirs, and I am in that list somewhere (though I've listed my affiliation as 2001 to the present; I'm in the extended graduate program there apparently.)
However, other fictitious learning institutions aren't very well-represented. Several schools in Quahog, Rhode Island, are featured (good ol' Buddy Cianci Junior High, as well as James Woods High) and Bayside High School in Bayside, California is in there and I'd love to lay claim to having attended that august institution, because I sure as heck feel as if I know Zack, Kelly, AC, Screech and the gang like regular classmates, but no. Must proudly display the actual Amherst Regional "If That's Okay" High School colors.
But what are missing? Oh golly, quite a few:
Faber College, Faber, Pennsylvania
James Buchanan High School, Brooklyn ("The 4th Largest City in America")
Huxley College, somewhere in New England (you can't search for school; you have to drill down by state and city. Besides, there really is a Huxley College and it's not the one with Quincy Wagstaff as the president)
Port Chester University, Port Chester, Connecticut
Pacific Institute of Technology (adding this one's a moral imperative!)
EDIT: Mustn't forget Vince Lombardi High, aka Rock & Roll High School ("DO YOUR PARENTS KNOW YOU'RE RAMONES?!")
aaaand the most egregious of all omissions:
Wossamatta U, Frostbite Falls, Minnesota
I would gladly add myself to the distinguished alumni list of such a great institution. Who wouldn't? And what institution would you claim to have attended?
Shermer High School, Shermer, Illinois
Rancho Carne High School, San Diego(?), California.
San Dimas High School, San Dimas, California
SAN DIMAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RULES!!
And I guess the Derek Zoolander School For Kids Who Can't Read Good And Want To Learn How To Do Other Things Good Too was rejected on the basis that it was way too small.
Don't forget Rydell High (go, greased lightnin'...)
Sam Houston Institute of Technology?
which I always thought was fictitious, but now I'm hearing
ads sponsorships from them on WBUR. Wha?
The University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople!
I wanted to major in Music Depreciation over there.
Wow, Sunnydale High School is well populated on LJ.... I actually have a Sunnydale High t-shirt (which is still more than I own of ARHS clothes... of which I have none.)
There were ARHS clothes?
Any shirts I had from ARHS theater shows, etc (I remember a Sleep-Tite Sluggers baseball shirt from The Pajama Game and a great Arsenic & Old Lace shirt with wacky crazy in-jokes printed on) were from when I was a smaller lad and thus were consigned to, er, Goodwill shops a long time ago.
I also had an adorable "у вас есть ёжик?" silkscreen shirt that Emily Wilson made for me, but is also long gone.
|Date:||March 26th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)|| |
Unseen University? Go UU!
...well, not really. But I did attend Galaxy High for one semester.
Re: у меня есть ёжик
Doyle? Izzat you?!
|Date:||March 27th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)|| |
I tried to add that once but couldn't for some reason. I should try again.
|Date:||March 26th, 2007 07:40 pm (UTC)|| |
Santo Domingo High School, too.
|Date:||March 26th, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)|| |
How about Tom Landry High School in Arlen, Texas.
...or the School of Hard Knocks.
George Underwood Edwards Institute of Technology!
I had a Wossamatta U. sweatshirt when I was in junior high. I would gladly list my affiliation.
I'm stunned that they do have Westerburg High School, Sherwood, Ohio
Me too, mostly because I thought it'd gone and blown up.