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There are more than 150 University of Puget Sound groups on Facebook.com, that immense online college networking vortex. Most are for campus clubs like horseback riding or disc Frisbee. Others are more, shall we say, obscure. A sampling:

FLIP FLOPS IN THE RAIN
185 members
Description: This group is for all those who are too lazy to put on socks and shoes in the winter. Yay for eternal summer!

RONALD THOMAS FACTS
103 members
Description: Our beloved president, Ronald “Ron Tom” Thomas, is possibly the most amazing man on the planet. Chuck Norris was going to kill him one day, but Ron Tom used his force-shield of knowledge as protection. He then showed Chuck Norris the wonders of reading.

Notes gleaned from the discussion board for this group:

  • “Ronald Thomas has read every book ever written. And some that haven’t been.”
  • “Ron Tom is so sustainable he actually defies physics by creating negative waste.”
  • “Only Ron Tom can understand Matt Damon.”

I HAVE SUNK IN THE SWAMP THAT IS THE UPS GRASS
90 members
Description: We’ve all been there. You’re a little late to class or maybe you just want to get out of the cold a little faster, so you decide to veer off the cute little cement pathway for a detour through the grass. You take a few steps, then suddenly… SHLORP! There go your shoes, socks, and probably half of your jeans into the mud that eagerly waits for unsuspecting strangers below the UPS grass. Thanks to the need to keep up an image of visual perfection for all the prospies, someone thinks it’s necessary to put a chunk of our tuition dollars toward excessively watering the grass even though we live in Western Washington and the rain would keep it green anyway. As a result, it’s probably some of the greenest grass you’ll ever see. Just don’t step on it or you will quickly discover that it is nothing more than a cleverly disguised, hungry bog.

AND BY SODA YOU MEAN POP (UPS Chapter)
70 members
Description: For all those who know it’s pop, cuz soda is for baking!

I GO TO UPS DESPITE THE FACT THAT MT. RAINIER COULD KILL ME AT ANY MOMENT
23 members
Description: Mt. Rainier may be the great symbol of this fine university, but it is a sleeping volcano. The last time it erupted it sent a tidal wave of ice, dirt, and ash all the way to Tacoma. I’m just hoping it doesn’t wake up until after I graduate.

TIE-DYE TUESDAY (UPS Chapter)
10 members
Description: Picture yourself on Tuesday. Which Tuesday? Any Tuesday will do. Visualizing? Good. Now, picture yourself on Tuesday wearing tie-dye. Better? You better believe it! Wear tie-dye every Tuesday and make all the hippies happy!