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Postcard Lawrence

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Clean Undies, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Hello from Lawrence. All this time I thought Kansas was as flat as Christina Applegate post-op. Turns out that this perception is wrong. The center of KU's campus is perched high atop a hill that is steep enough to ski down, and long enough that a chair lift ought to be built from the base where the stadium sits to the WWII Memorial Campanile that is pearched atop the summit. The hospitality tents are set-up on the slope inbetween, and are constructed on a grade that is steep enough to turn a rolling keg a weapon of mass destruction. KU is the hilliest campus in the Big 12.

    We poked around the stadium, where we ran into a glock toting police sargent who was as friendly as the day is long. He advised us that we were welcome to gain access to the field. "If anybody tells you to leave, then do what they say." That guidance set the tone for the visit. We did open a gate and marched out onto the track to take pictures, where we were met by a university employee promply kicked us out.

    While Lawrence might not have the prettiest looking campus, it is in the running for the prettiest sounding campus. The campanile houses the biggest musical instrument in the entire state. Guess what? The door to the staircase to the bell tower was open and we marched up the spiral staircase. At the top, we were met by Professor Berghout, a card carrying member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America. She gave UBT, Lady Blaise, Vail Buff and me the VIP tour, explaining the clappers that clang, and playing a piece of music for our pleasure, and that song rang out for a five mile radius. Then we were invited each of us to chime in. Oh, how I wish one of us knew how to play the CU Fight Song on the carillon. So Chopsticks rang out over the KU campus instead.

    The other signature sound is the lonely train whistle that is blown at the top of the hour. We named it the "Beer Whistle" and promptly retreated to Free State Brewery on Massachusets Ave. For the record, the microbrew hefe-weizen was the best I've had. We bought 3 half gallon jugs for use at today's gater.

    A final note: Jayhawks don't jay-walk. They cross at the walk.
     
  2. MSBuff

    MSBuff Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like your having a great time. Now finish it off with a great win.
     
  3. BrownEyedBuffGirl

    BrownEyedBuffGirl Well-Known Member

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    You have all your piss-balloons and marshmallow-filled nails ready, right?
     
  4. neil29fp

    neil29fp Club Member Club Member

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    I think it would be hard to squeeze a marshmallow into a nail:smile2:
     
  5. buffwings

    buffwings Club Member Club Member

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    :yeahthat: Can you film it when you do it? I'd like to see that. Are the nails hollow? :lol:
     
  6. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    ****ing noobs...

    :rolleyes:
     
  7. buffwings

    buffwings Club Member Club Member

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    :uglyhammer:
     

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