Monthly Archives: October 2008

brwn-hrvd ftbl gm lets me feel ivie leagie

The Brown Band and their buttons. The Ivy League. The Brown-Harvard football game. The stadium. It feels so empty to me. Empty as a signifier that once had meaning but has become divorced from that which it represented. And the thing is, I don’t want it to be empty. I want it to be meaningful, familiar, quirky, fun, believable. I want to know that it can be Ivy League again. I want to know that a white sweater with a discolored B knitted into its fabric can be collegiate pride again. Where do you go to buy these signifiers back? Do they sell them at the bookstore, or do you have to go to the stadium, sit on a full game in the rain, and find them yourself? Continue reading

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