aged 24 and younger. Gives insecure guys a "gameplan" for picking up women.
If it still appeals to a guy over the age of 24, then said guy is a moran.
You could not show me one thing off its shelves that would surprise me.
As a commercial enterprise period, it's not exactly a dreamworld. As a Catholic bookstore, it bombs. The stuff they stock in there is the most random mishmash in the world.
Hammes could be one of the most outstanding sellers of new Catholic books and accoutrements in the world. Instead, it's an embarrassment, or something just north of that at best. It will stay that way as long as they have some third-party campus-bookstore giant running the place.
The books there are mostly textbooks for students.
Why do some people seem to confuse the University of Notre Dame with Vatican City?
the tight focus of the old bookstore? They certainly didn't have a lot of junk there...not a lot of anything, not a lot of books, not a lot of clothes, not a lot of toys...but you get the picture.
Plus, you could prove your manhood simply by making a purchase, any purchase, on game day. It was sort of like a rugby scrum only not so friendly.
standing in line OUTSIDE the old bookstore to get in. After x-amount of people would leave, they would let x-amount of people in on the West side of the building. That was a "workout" going through the isles there. Not as much of a selection (less is more) but seemed like they had enough of the right stuff. I still can envision it when I look at the new Coleman-Morse building. Bookstore basketball finals right behind the old Hammes bookstore. That was the day.
Recall students in our dorm saying they used the Gilbert's method to pass a test or do homework...."one man tells another". Still look to my left when coming into South Bend on Route 31 (Michigan Street) to where the Gilbert's brick building still stands (homeless shelter?). Still have a pair of mint shape Sansabelt green golf pants from senior year from there.
the old bookstore, next to my old dorm, Badin.
Jake was with his father and they were buying loads of ND clothing. I started up a conversation with him and he was hoping to get back in to ND from Holy Cross JC, but I don't think he ever did.
To me, seeing him there with his dad and buying a lot of ND stuff told me that he still loved ND and wanted to stay there.
I miss the intimacy of the old bookstore, where students could buy shaving cream and toothpaste, and where the top floor was where student bought their overpriced books for their classes.
It always felt good to take the new books back to my dorm room and open them up to see what I was going to study. Then, a few weeks later, when the newness of the books and the anticipation of the new classes would wear off, the grind would begin and total immersion in endless homework and studying and hours at the Library would begin to wear on my soul.
And then, there was the worry about classmates going off to the meatgrinder that was Viet Nam.
That he is such a turd with an obviously high caliber mind surprises the hell out of me, although there are exceptions in every population. He didn't get in off legacy or big money or anything like that, either. He went to a public school for high school in Lexington, KY.
I remember reading that he has smartened up recently, stopped all the shenanigans, and has a long-time girlfriend now.
Plenty of highly paid narcissics who get bored and go for cheap thrills.
In April he was offering Planned Parenthood a half a million dollars to name an abortion clinic after him.
Then I realized it was just silliness.
It is likely a best seller within the Follett system, the company that runs the bookstore for ND.
Alumni's was, "sitting, knitting and quitting."
I remember the ladies of Walsh pummeling Alumni in a snow ball fight circa '78.
"Get out their and fight." "But Father they throw hard and there are quilts to make."
I think we killed a half keg at Dillon watching that one.
That Notre Dame's bookstore is not only a campus bookstore (i.e. textbooks for class), but also an actual bookstore?
It's a book. It's a national bestseller. The bookstore sells books. Get over it.
concerned at all.
I was curious if there would be a reaction to this at all. I have seen reactions before that would lead me to believe I might find some backlash to this book/type of book leading sales in the campus bookstore
I was a bit surprised, I will admit.
I personally find the author to be pompous and sophomoric.
But as a non-alum and non-Catholic, it is not really my place to take offense, nor would I be so inclined, I believe, to take great offense were I both.
But to repeat, I was curious as to whether or not there would be a mixed reaction, that is all.
Extremely slow day at the office--apologies if it would appear my post is in poor taste, and I am sincere in saying that.
Simply interpret my response to be how I would react to someone who actually did react that way, then.
Like any other expensive private university, ND has a sizeable population of pompous, sophomoric students.
Actually, I'm not. I really don't care at all. I just wanted to beat the rush.