Cambridge is a strange place with some interesting traditions. One of them is “Suicide Sunday,” the beginning of the “post-term drinking season,” which is my new favorite phrase.
Friend: “Hey, you’ve graduated. What are you doing this weekend?”
Me: “Oh, you know, just starting the post-term drinking season. It’ll be great. I have a bunch of events lined up.”
Anyway, it includes a bunch of drinking, general carousing, and girls wrestling in jello for money. It’s almost enough to make you want to spend a few terms abroad and move to England. Almost. Some people, however, have a problem with this. A group of students, opposing “the very idea of the event” have put together a petition (currently with close to 900 signatures) to get the event banned, because apparently, fuck fun, they’re offended. Unless the student body of Cambridge is forcefully dragging women to participate in jello wrestling, which is just several levels too kinky for the British anyway, there really should be very little issue here.
Personally, I think this sounds like a great idea. A giant, campus-wide party, organized by a social club (The Wyvern’s drinking society, in this case) to cap off a rough semester at a top academic institution. I guess the Brits do have an appreciation of some of the finer things in life. We should all take a page from their books and do this ourselves, if your campus doesn’t already.
To the detractors, don’t participate if you don’t like it. No one is forcing you to strip down and wrestle another scantily clad girl in the name of winning a cash prize. However, assuming that sounds like an awful thing to you, don’t be surprised if the student body thinks you’re fucking lame for trying to shut it down.
[via The Telegraph]