. . . to evaluate the quality of various college parties (and assign a grade accordingly)
The Social Network didn't lie — Harvard really does have kick-ass parties.
Parties attended: Finals Club party
Remember that movie? The popular one? TheSocial Network. This party was kind of like that — i.e., totally kick ass. There was beer and whiskey flowing everywhere. The house had a Viking-style meeting hall/dance floor. I'm pretty sure there was some animal shot by Teddy Roosevelt hanging on the wall — it was freakin' awesome. The only downsides were the crippling fear of puking on a future CEO or senator; and the fact that the girls were kind of stiff (read: you couldn't talk to any of them, and they totally didn't get naked like in the movie). Also, word to the wise: these things are pretty hard to get into. So if you do get an invite, don't show up looking like an asshole, like me — bearded and wearing just a T-shirt and jeans. It looked like a Brooks Brothers catalogue in there. You should dress the part.