During one of my classes last semester, my professor stopped me and told me to go look up an article in the New York Times. I was very surprised/pleased to find the following:

Couple things.

  1. There are no tater tots or donuts in the Rec Room.
  2. As far as I know, the tables have never been orange-felted.
  3. My hair is neither gelled nor in a unicorn horn.
  4. How dare the author call it cheap. I like the Rec Room.

Still, this was an absolutely hilarious find. I’m really pleased that my professor noticed — the article was in the NYT and about David Foster Wallace, who grew up in Urbana/Champaign — and then made the connection that there’s really only one student on campus who matches that description.