Sunday, January 10, 2010

Addendum to the pre-Kellogg To-Do List

Now that Kellogg has started accepting students for the Class of 2012, it is a great time for me to address something that was missing from the pre-Kellogg To-Do list that gets sent out to incoming students.  I'm not quite sure how they managed to forget something this important, but I can only imagine that some heads rolled for this egregious mistake.

Before the first day of CIM (orientation), make sure that you know and can sing along to the following songs:
In addition to a common distaste for the letter 'g', these songs share a special role at Kellogg as our informal anthems.  Anytime that you are at a social event, the probability that you will hear either of these songs increases exponentially as a function of the number of Kellogg students at that event.  It only really takes two students before you have a fairly good chance of hearing the songs.

At the ski trip in December, we were even treated to the seemingly rare, yet probably quite common, back-to-back playing of the songs during the 80's Party.  I managed to record the first half before giving in to the sheer awesomeness of it all.  BTW, trust me when I say that the video below does not do justice to the amount of energy that always greets these songs.


  1. scanning through ipod...

    .) Livin' on a prayer -- check
    .) Don't stop believin' -- check

    I guess my singing won't be any worse than that of the usual kellogg student... but my air-guitar & -piano playin' to those songs is awesome! ;-)

  2. hahaha, that is awesome! The best part was the blue Elmoish looking thing lurking on stage at one point :D

    Will definitely practice these songs when I go Karaoke next time (in fact, we always do...gotta love the 80s~)

    btw, thanks for keeping up such an interesting blog, I found all your posts very informative and entertaining. Hope I get to meet you at DAK in Feb!

  3. oh, and just a suggestion Orlando, could you add an archive of your post on the blog? It might be easier for readers to navigate through your older posts. Thanks!

  4. Thanks for the suggestion! I added the archive back in at the bottom of the right column.

  5. Hi Orlando, great blog!
    I've been a follower since the past 3-4 months. Gotta love the the way you talk abt academic as well as social life at Kellogg :)
    Keep up the good work.

  6. Thanks a lot Dreamer! I'm glad that you are enjoying it.


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