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    Back from the Infierno of College

    Hey Everybody!

    I return once again! It is I, Jesse! I have been away quite a while because I just completed my first year of college. I hope to post more often and be with all my interista brothers (and sisters) during the World Cup, because we all know club BEFORE country. How can anyone say FORZA AZZURI when it means supporting grime like Gobbivaro and co?

    Great to be back!

    (and to see veron gone too!)

    -Jesse
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    10 years of FIF
    Jesse my good man.

    Good to see you back. If we bring back Scuzton we'l have the old group.

    Try and stick around more bro cause 0.5 posts a day is not to be proud of

    Welcome back tho!


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    Welcome back Jesse, I hope first year was great!

    I really enjoy your posts and style, you better post some more!

    P.S: Isn't it Inferno and not Infierno? Or am I missing something?

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    Agreed, Helal, 0.5 is a shameful number indeed. I hope I can begin to make it up to everyone by posting a few photos of my progression over the last three years.

    -Jesse



    Ah, the sunny days of my youth. NYC '04



    Odd transition period. High school is over in the summer of '05.



    Post match Villareal. Somebody wasn't happy.



    Lighter times spent with friends in NYC. Spring '06
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamed
    P.S: Isn't it Inferno and not Infierno? Or am I missing something?
    Hahaha... Very wise, my friend. Infierno is actually Spanish, and the word they use for hell. I prefer the spanish version because you can say:

    In FYEARRR No

    (emphasis on rolled "r")

    as opposed to the english

    In Fur No


    -Jesse
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    LOL Jesse, I somehow knew that it was intentional! And you are right, it sounds better in Spanish!

    BTW, tell us some more about your college experience. How did you find it? etc.

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    This is from humorist Dave Barry, and in many ways it is spot on.



    College Admissions, by Dave Barry
    Many of you young persons out there are seriously thinking about going to
    college. (That is, of course, a lie. The only things you young persons
    think seriously about are loud music and sex. Trust me: these are closely
    related to college.)

    College is basically a bunch of rooms where you sit for roughly two
    thousand hours and try to memorize things. The two thousand hours are
    spread out over four years; you spend the rest of the time sleeping and
    trying to get dates.

    Basically, you learn two kinds of things in college:

    Things you will need to know in later life (two hours). These include
    how to make collect phone calls and get beer and crepe-paper stains
    out of your pajamas. Things you will not need to know in later life
    (1,998 hours). These are the things you learn in classes whose names
    end in -ology, -osophy, -istry, -ics, and so on. The idea is, you
    memorize these things, then write them down in little exam books,
    then forget them. If you fail to forget them, you become a professor
    and have to stay in college for the rest of your life.

    It's very difficult to forget everything. For example, when I was in
    college, I had to memorize - don't ask me why - the names of three other
    metaphysical poets other than John Donne. I have managed to forget one of
    them, but I still remember that the other two were named Vaughan and
    Crashaw. Sometimes, when I'm trying to remember something important like
    whether my wife told me to get tuna packed in oil or tuna packed in water,
    Vaughan and Crashaw just pop up in my mind, right there in the
    supermarket. It's a terrible waste of brain cells.

    After you've been in college for a year or so, you're supposed to choose
    a major, which is the subject you intend to memorize and forget the most
    about. Here is a very important piece of advice: BE SURE TO CHOOSE A MAJOR
    THAT DOES NOT INVOLVE KNOWN FACTS AND RIGHT ANSWERS.

    This means you must not major in mathematics, physics, biology, or
    chemistry, because these subjects involve actual facts. If, for example,
    you major in mathematics, you're going to wonder into class one day and
    the professor will say: "Define the cosine integer of the quadrant of a
    rhomboid binary axis, and extrapolate your results to five significant
    vertices." If you don't come up with exactly the answer the professor has
    in mind, you fail. The same is true of chemistry: if you write in your
    exam book that carbon and hydrogen combine to form oak, your professor
    will flunk you. He wants you to come up with the same answer he and all
    the other chemists have agreed on. Scientists are extremely snotty about
    this.

    So you should major in subjects like English, philosophy, psychology, and
    sociology - subjects in which nobody really understands what anybody else
    is talking about, and which involve virtually no actual facts. I attended
    classes in all these subjects, so I'll give you a quick overview of each:

    ENGLISH: This involves writing papers about long books you have read
    little snippets of just before class. Here is a tip on how to get good
    grades on your English papers: NEVER SAY ANYTHING ABOUT A BOOK THAT
    ANYBODY WITH ANY COMMON SENSE WOULD SAY. For example, suppose you are
    studying _Moby-Dick_. Anybody with any common sense would say Moby-Dick
    is a big white whale, since the characters in the book refer to it as a
    big white whale roughly eleven thousand times. So in your paper, you say
    Moby-Dick is actually the Republic of Ireland. Your professor, who is sick
    to death of reading papers and never liked _Moby-Dick_ anyway, will think
    you are enormously creative. If you can regularly come up with lunatic
    interpretations of simple stories, you should major in English.

    PHILOSOPHY: Basically, this involves sitting in a room and deciding there
    is no such thing as reality and then going to lunch. You should major in
    philosophy if you plan to take a lot of drugs.

    PSYCHOLOGY: This involves talking about rats and dreams. Psychologists are
    obsessed with rats and dreams. I once spent an entire semester training a
    rat to punch little buttons in a certain sequence, then training my
    roommate to do the same thing. The rat learned much faster. My roommate
    is now a doctor.

    Studying dreams is more fun. I had one professor who claimed everything we
    dreamed about - tractors, Arizona, baseball, frogs - actually represented
    a sexual organ. He was very insistent about this. Nobody wanted to sit
    near him. If you like rats or dreams, and above all if you dream about
    rats, you should major in psychology.

    SOCIOLOGY: For sheer lack of intelligibility, sociology is far and away
    the number one subject. I sat through hundreds of hours of sociology
    courses, and read gobs of sociology writing, and I never once heard or
    read a coherent statement. This is because sociologists want to be
    considered scientists, so they spend most of their time translating
    simple, obvious observations into a scientific sounding code. If you plan
    to major in sociology, you'll have to learn to do the same thing. For
    example, suppose you have observed that children cry when they fall down.
    You should write: "Methodological observations of the sociometrical
    behavior tendencies of prematured isolates indicates that a causal
    relationship exists between groundward tropism and lachrimatory, or
    'crying,' behavior forms." If you can keep this up for fifty or sixty
    pages, you will get a large government grant.
    Vinceremo Insieme

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    I hope you liked that little article. As for the my college experience, I have found it very new and different. Freshman year is DEFINATELY a transition period. You go from living with your parents under many rules and restrictions, to having the law as your only guide.

    For some people this is good. Now they can "be their own person". In many ways, you can "reinvent" yourself if you go to school out of state, because nobody will have met you. If you were a nerd in high school, bulk up and become a meathead weightlifter, if you were girlshy in your youth, become the "ladies man".

    Many people are a bit confused during New Student Week, it as if they are completely disoriented. This can be a good thing and a bad thing social-wise. Many people are especially friendly, because they would like to make friends and settle down into a comfort zone. However, some people translate this fear the new situation and act especially cocky, which can be a bummer.

    The 5 week period from New Student Week to the first midterm of college is just one big celebration. The school has a ton of events planned, like comedians and a cappella concerts, because they don't want any of the new kids to hang out with the party people. However, even without the drinking and debauchery of partying, life seems like a big party the first couple of weeks. You can sit by anyone in your classes and everyone seems recpetive and wants to be your friend. Without any real work to do, life is very easy going.

    The beginning of the school year is also football season, which hypes everyone up. We're in the Big 10 conference of the NCAA, which means that we play some of the best college American Football teams in the country. Not all that many people come to the game because we're more of an academic school, but still, the atmosphere is electric.

    Thats just scraping the surface of my first semester at college, but I have learned that college is much like a serious romantic relationship. If you don't take the initiative to both work hard and seek out new and exciting experiences (not drugs) you'll get very bored, very fast.


    -Jesse
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    I sure did like the article Jesse, thanks for sharing it! It was truly funny, and right in a way

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    That was a pretty good article man, really enjoyed reading it. Its humorous tone was quite refreshing in an otherwise very boring day at work for me.

    The first year of college was the hardest for me. Although I didnt move away or anything I just had such an awesome time in high school that I spent too much time wanting to go back there and too little time enjoying my new surroundings. This year was much better as I resolved to forget aobut high school and get on with it.

    Might as well go ahead and introduce myself while I am here, my name is Waleed and I live on the east coast of Canada.
    "It is not about what I've done, it is about what I am going to do"

    "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didnt exist".

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    Quote Originally Posted by InterFan28
    The first year of college was the hardest for me. Although I didnt move away or anything I just had such an awesome time in high school that I spent too much time wanting to go back there and too little time enjoying my new surroundings.
    Hah! My highschool experience was miserable! I remember in many ways I felt as if I was bound by social norms and what others thought of me. In college I feel much more free. Funny how everyone has a different experience.

    Anyways, great to meet you, Waleed. Where on the east coast of Canada do you live?


    -Jesse
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    St.John's Newfoundland

    A chance trip here by my parents ended up being a 12 year stay. Man how I wish they has never taken that vacation.

    Hah, I am making it out to be worse than it actually is, it is a small city with solid history and plenty of interesting things to see and do. After a while though it the smallness of it all just gets to be too much.

    How about you man are you from NY State or somewhere in New England?
    "It is not about what I've done, it is about what I am going to do"

    "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didnt exist".

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    Hahaha... Getting stranded in the wildnerness of Canada? Make the best of it and hustle your streets! Everyone will know who you are! The poor will love you, the rich will fear you!

    As for me, I was born in New York (Near Queens) and I moved (ARGH!) down to Florida. I have lived here ever since, but I go to school on the North Shore of Chicago.


    -Jesse
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