Wednesday, January 6, 2010

"How Cold Is It?"

It'll be 30 years next month that I pledged Phi Delt. One of the more humorous things we did as pledges was memorize a little list of poems and limericks. Walking across campus, brothers would sneak up behind us and ask, "How cold is it, pledge?" to which we'd have to respond,

It's cold as the rim on a cocktail glass,
Cold as the hair on a polar bear's ass,
Cold as the handle of an out house door,
Cold at the tits on a Norfolk whore.
It's pretty damn cold, sir.

Catchy little ditty that makes me chuckle even today. Worthy of being saved for posterity.

It certainly is cold out there.


  1. But of course you can't forget about the limericks we had to learn...

    There once was a girl from Hoboken
    Who said that her cherry was broken
    From riding her bike on a cobblestone pike,
    but her cherry was broken from pokin'.

    Thank you Mr. Novotony.

  2. There's something special about a good limerick. Great job brother Novotony.

  3. Then there's this one Will:

    "There once was a man from Nantucket,
    Whose ..."

    You know the rest...Yes, those were the days!

    By the way Will,"What time is it?"


    A Fellow VA GAMMA lad.

  4. Can't remember for the life of me the "what time is it?" one. What's the first line.?

    I still know how to answer the phone--the PAY phone, that is.