February 17, 1993
[Moskalski] showed up shortly after I had informed the woman studying
in 267 Willard that there would be a Monty Python meeting in there
soon. She vacated, and we took over.
Warg was the next to show. Shortly afterward, Andrija [Popovic] showed
up. Next, my brother showed up.
stood up and started reading aloud a flyer about a Spring Break seminar,
that is supposed to prepare you for anything you might encounter on
break. The flyer mentioned things like "Suntanning, Safe Sex
and Eating Out." They also said they'd be distributing things
like condoms and oranges.
an orange?" we were saying, and then, "With a melon?"
I made an unintentional innuendo by saying, slowly, "Eating...
out." Andy [Wilson, my brother] started chuckling, and only then
did I realize what I'd said.
now, most other MPS members had drifted in, including Mark Sachs,
Cathy Nelson, Neale Lanigan, Jen Hoffman, Joe Foering, Matt Pyson,
Holli Weisman, and Steve Gradess. Mark distributed newsletters, and
we sat down to look at them. My second installment on apartment living
was on the back page. Jen and a couple others told me they liked my
interpretation of a conversation in the wee hours outside an apartment
building: "Hey!" "Wooo!" "Hey!" Woooooooo!"
meeting got underway. First was business. We came up with an idea
for the Great Ides-of-October Mystery Event, to be held in March.
Mark said something about Penn State's policy that official representatives
should refrain from drinking Pepsi competitors in official appearances.
I suggested a Coke-In in front of Old Main. Everyone loved the idea.
We played around with the thought of getting Rob Kampia [Note:
Rob Kampia was then Penn State student council president and was widely
known for his activism, particularly for marijuana legalization] to
join us, as well as having [Penn State University President] Joab
Thomas or [football coach] Joe Paterno imitators drinking Coke. We
said we could have informational pamphlets about how Coke is great
for stripping paint and cleaning beakers.
Somebody said, "But how does it taste?"
Mark replied, "Ughhh. You don't expect me to drink it."