Bad Equation: UCO + Bricktown = School of Rock
8:23 PM EDT on October 15, 2008
You may have noticed last week that the University of Central Oklahoma announced they were creating a "School of Rock" in Bricktown. Yep, you read that right "“ a boring commuter school is opening a rock n' roll school in a stale, touristy part of Oklahoma City. If that's not a recipe for success, I don't know what is.
Seriously, did they not consider all the bad things that can result from this? What will happen on the first day of class when all the student moms in minivans try to park in one of the five free Bricktown parking spots? Which bar will get shut down for allowing the seven underage students at the school to get drunk? Will students be disciplined for not smoking? These are some serious questions that must be answered. Maybe Steve Lackmeyer will tackle it in a future column.
Anyway, maybe I'm being overly critical. Maybe the UCO "School of Rock" will be a resounding success. If that's the case, we've decided to list some other strange and totally mismatched school ideas for other local universities, colleges and organizations to consider. The first one is below, the rest are after the jump.
What: College of Advanced Law
Where: Oklahoma City University
Why: I would say that 80% of students chose the Oklahoma City University College of Law because they didn't have the grades or LSAT score to get into OU. Since that's the case, the school should probably create an advanced college of law to justify the university's overpriced tuition, and also encourage bright law students to enroll.
What: National Institute of Tolerance and Acceptance
Where: Oklahoma State Legislature
Why: Lets be honest, our state legislature really hasn't been the most tolerant and understanding group of folks out there. It seems like most of the laws they decide to pass and send to the governor are aimed at limiting the freedoms and rights of people in the minority, not protecting them. Maybe by creating this school, some of the legislators can attend classes.
What: School of Flesh
Where: Oklahoma Christian University
Why: Oklahoma Christian University has the best location available for a School of Pornography: Enterprise Square USA.
Seriously, imagine how awesome that would be! "The Hall of Giants" could be replaced with the "Hall of Porn Stars," and the huge cut-outs of old capitalist inventors could be replaced with local "actresses" Ashlynn Brooke, Jesse Jane and Stacey Valentine. The robot characters that would sing about less government in our lives through deregulation could be reprogrammed to sing about less government in our lives by protecting the freedom of speech. As a tribute to the old Enterprise Square, they could also invent some video games that would let you create and run your own porn company!
What: Eddie Sutton Rehab Center
Where: Oklahoma State University
Why: I think it would be fun just to hear Eddie say "succumbed to temptation."
What: Happiness Foundation
Where: Cameron University
Why: I've been to Lawton once. When I got back home I was put on suicide watch. Even their CBA dance team is depressing. I can't imagine anything happy occurring in that town, a happiness school would be a good start.
What: National Intercollegiate Athletics Compliance Standards Training Facility
Where: University of Oklahoma
Why: Since, oh, the 1920s, the University of Oklahoma hasn't really been known as a "compliant" university when it comes to abiding by NCAA rules and regulations. Maybe if they were able to create a training center that taught, or possibly even redefined, what compliance standards were they would have better luck obeying NCAA rules.
What: Oklahoma University of Science and Arts
Why: Knowing what I know about Chickasha, it's kind of hard to envision anything that is "science" or "art" related happening in this sad little town. Maybe by creating a university that focuses on those subjects, the culture of the town will improve. Or, maybe it will still just be filled with unreliable rednecks who put on a mediocre light show every Christmas.
What: Hot Chicks Academy
Where: Panhandle State University
Why: I don't think hot chicks exist in the panhandle, so maybe this will help improve the situation.*
*If hot chicks do live in the panhandle, please send us some pictures.
What: School of Advanced Bimolecular Engineering
Where: Oklahoma City Community College
Why: You may not have known it, but OCCCCCCCC has a pretty nice library. The problem with it is that that don't offer any courses that are challenging enough to warrant its use.
What: School of Casual Dating
Where: Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics
Why: Who better to teach people the ins and outs of dating then kids who can do regression analysis in their heads? I know I would feel more comfortable picking up girls if I had a horribly socially awkward genius teaching me how talk to hot chicks. Maybe the new, hip pickup line will be "Hey, want to come over to my place and check out my quadratic equation?"
What: Bully College
Where: Classen School of Advanced Studies
Why: Bullies love to pick on smart artsy kids, so I can't think of a better place to have a bully college than the Classen School of Advanced studies. Hell, my dad helped create the school and he probable agrees with me.
What: School of Possibilities
Where: OSU at OKC
Why: "OSU at OKC, imagine all the possibilities!" Honestly, I don't even know if those radio commercials are still on the air, but they made a lasting impression. Such a lasting impression that OSU at OKC should be the home of the first ever "School of Possibilities," even though their alumni are very limited on the amount of possibilities after graduation.
What: Oklahoma Swimming Institute
Where: Langston University
Why: Because it's such an easy joke, that's why.
Anyway, that's all we got. If you have anything to add, leave a comment.
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