Someone uploaded this 2004 video from to YouTube, of some University of Notre Dame MBA students "tailgating":
If you don't have sound on your computer, don't worry about it. The visual is horrifying enough. By the end, it will either have you rolling on the floor in tears of laughter, or in tears praying for the sweet release that only death can bring. For the record, it was the latter for me.
These people embody every whitebread stereotype ever: crappy suburban junior high dance-style music mix? Check. At least one guy in a replica football jersey? Check. Awful breakdancing, including but not limited to the Worm and the Robot? Check. Jorts? Check. Middle-aged guy trying to dance with girl half his age? Check. Cringeworthy poetry? Check. Finally, pitiful excuse for a beer bong? Check. (One other note: the only thing that should be hooked to a generator at a tailgate is a TV. Preferably with a satellite hookup. Dorks.)
Honestly, these people are like your racist uncle. Part of you feels obligated to try and defend them because they're family, but you can't because you know in your heart that their conduct is indefensible. Basically, the people in the video have made me embarrassed to be:
- a Notre Dame alumnus;
- a Notre Dame fan;
- a caucasian; and
- a mammal.
This video is kind of like Flight 93 (writ very, very small, of course) -- everyone should see it, if only to make the point that this can never be allowed to happen again.
[Link via just about everybody who blogs and either loves or hates Notre Dame.]
On the other hand, these guys know how to tailgate at ND (and are an inspiration to boot).