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by Kevin Coupe

This may make you feel old. Or young. It depends on how you feel about this particular anniversary.

Thirty-five years ago yesterday - July 28, 1978 - Animal House premiered in the nation's movie theaters.

And from that day forward, a whole new set of phrases entered the lexicon. Like, "I'm a zit!" And "Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son." And, "Double secret probation." And, "Do you mind if we dance with your dates?" And, "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?"

And, of course, the immortal, "Is it supposed to be this soft?"

The list goes on and on.

Thirty-five years ago.

And here's the great thing, considering where I'm sitting right now.
Y'know where Animal House was largely filmed?

Oregon.
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