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Primal SCREAM/Pillow Fight 2011

In perhaps the most confusing 30 minutes of campus tradition in history, both the pillow fight and Primal Scream overlapped. Though purists waited until 11:59 pm to start, zealous first years joined the fray as early as 11:30 pm. Even a few of the dedicated bodies in the reference room rose from their seats to peek down at the action—one kid went outside between the windows. Wails reminiscent of the 2010 World Cup sounded ominously across campus as kids blew on their vuvuzelas.

The Reference Room failed to get the joke.

So did 209. A sole screamer took a brave stand against the “studying” masses. Carefully choosing his moment, he waited until definitive sounds were heard from neighboring rooms, just to be sure. After he let out the gruesome howl, the girl across from said screamer promptly gathered her belongings and left. He screamed again. Another gal across the room let out a weak “ah.” He screamed once again, even louder. Nothing. People gossiped quietly. Some bro nearby interjected a terse but forceful, “fuck!” Others in the room exclaimed, “that’s not a scream,” but did not scream themselves. He screamed again, even louder and more passionately. Bwog’s vocal correspondent reports that this is the second time this has happened to him. We cannot rely on these lone rangers to maintain our cherished traditions. Loosen up fools!

Update (12:45): A ghost just walked through 209, telling people he died during finals. Wtf.

Thanks to Roko Rumora for the spooky footage

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Haha that’s the same KKK dude who got jumped by a bunch of black of ppl at the very end. Freaking hilarious!!!

  • MLK JR says:

    @MLK JR Ghost / Klan member

    1. WWI Flying Ace on his Sopwith camel says:

      @WWI Flying Ace on his Sopwith camel What is with this Ghost=Klan mentality? So uninspired.

  • boo says:

    @boo love the ghost. he Is Pretty much the SolE humorous DIstraction i’ve had to fiX thIs Tragically stressful round of finals.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous yo where can i find some pics of this

  • but but says:

    @but but I just have so many more important things to do with my pillow around this time of year… Like sleep on it.

    1. Dave Chappelle as Rick James says:

      @Dave Chappelle as Rick James FUCK YO SLEEP!

  • ALL NIGHTER says:



    (no srzly i need to know i'm not alone………….)

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous GS ’14? Freshmen? Wisdom?!So what you’re saying is: Stage 1=true, Stage 2=You’re a chain smoker or in need of some cardio, Stage 3=You were injured by a person in a seated position?Tisk Tisk
    Words of Reflection CC’14

    1. GS 12 (part time) says:

      @GS 12 (part time) Silly impressionistic CC freshmen, tongue already saturated with bwog kool-aid.

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous You’re probably the guy who makes all those shitty Scrubs references in my CC classes too…

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Stupid first years, you overenthusiastic bunch you. Ruining the sanctity of the tradition, you.

  • The Ghost says:

    @The Ghost Thanks guys. It really means a lot to me, being dead and all. I think I may do it every night during finals, just to liven things up a bit for you studly, studious students.

    The Ghost

    1. PLEASE says:

      i cant tell you how hard it made me laugh.

      Columbia’s fucking awesome. We’re all nuts.

      1. yeah says:

        @yeah but do the rounds… come to the Ref room

    2. Meddling Kids (And Dog) says:

      @Meddling Kids (And Dog) Track button reveals The Ghost is GS14. Mystery solved.



  • hey! says:

    @hey! that’s no ghost! It’s just a student with a sheet over his head!

    1. ifthere'ssomethinweirdinyourbutlerhood says:

      @ifthere'ssomethinweirdinyourbutlerhood i ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost.

      1. Bwog says:

        @Bwog favorite comment this please

  • dude says:

    @dude the ghost is too cool.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous dear frat boys and athletes,
    I respect your commitment to asserting your masculinity at all times. I can perhaps also understand your confusion in misinterpreting “pillow fight”…after all, “fight” is in the name. But generally, people participate in this activity in the spirit of fun and not in the spirit aggression and violence. I know it’s a fine line that separates the two, but year after year you overstep it.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Don’t be a pussy

    2. JAL says:

      @JAL This pillow fight went through the three common stages. 1. The intense, fun, screaming pillow fight. 2. The shitty middle where everyone got tired. 3. The actual violent “fight” that ended it all. I got my face smashed in by some idiot in a bean bag chair. Don’t be a douche, have fun.

      Words of wisdom from GS ’14

      1. CC14 says:

        @CC14 Listen to this guy above. He’s old

        1. Anonymous says:

          @Anonymous not funny. creepy. pillow fight, dude?

          1. ... says:

            @... haha sheltered…

            newsflash dude: columbia may still be wiping your ass for you, but the only thing childlike about you now is your underdeveloped perception of the world.

  • LEONIDAS says:


  • Aw says:

    @Aw I’m so glad this still happens!

    – Pillow fight founder who happened to find herself back in Butler tonight thanks to law school finals.

  • oh man, says:

    @oh man, vuvuzelas, i forgot about those things…!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous green laser pointer from carman 13 ftw XD

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous lol saw that- did anyone else?

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous “one kid went outside between the windows” ?? explain please

    1. Alex says:

      @Alex He jumped outta Reference room window. Pretty ballsy

      1. ESL says:

        @ESL I think the word you’re looking for is “through.”

        1. Anonymous says:

          @Anonymous This could have been funny.

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