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Yiddish and the Grateful Dead

Our one-story house in the heart of the Silicon Valley was my departure point every morning. I’d open the fakakta garage and get on my bike every weekday to attend Palo Alto High School, the same high school that Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, a founding member of the Grateful Dead, attended several decades prior. His name may be better known than mine but, hey, at least I graduated.

Searching for Endless Dicks

11. Endless Dicks formed when One Dick and Two Dick wanted to play their high school’s Battle of the Bands and be the worst band there.

12. They ripped their shirts off and played a song called “Avocado Extravaganza: A Work in Two Movements.”

13. For the first movement, they hit avocados with drumsticks while screaming.

14. For the second movement, they hit the avocados rhythmically while humming the sea shanty “Friggin’ in the Riggin.”

15. They weren’t the worst band at Battle. This was partly due to One Dick’s solo acoustic set, in which he exclusively strummed an E minor chord.


How in an elected body of 20 college students can you get a Finance Representative who isn’t pressured to resign until two and a months after signing away $4,500 dollars in student activities fee funds without seeking permission, a Vice President of Finance who is unconstitutionally off campus for more than one block of the year and a president who gives $20,000 to the Butler Center as a “gift to the community,” despite never being asked to do so by any Butler Center representative, all without any vote from the student body?

If you answered this brainteaser with “The 2014-2015 Colorado College Student Government Association (CCSGA) Executive Council,” you’re correct.