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CPW 2017

Thursday, April 6
Event Title Description Location Time
CS and JuiceCome hear about our computer science research and projects: Motion planning hardness and private simultaneous messages and writing short programs, networks and protocols and algorithms and more. Drink juice while you learn.Foo16:17 - 18:17
Hair to Dye ForIs your current hair color too boring and natural? Then come and dye it any or all of the colors in the rainbow! (Feel free to come in at any time during the event.)Black Hole16:17 - 18:17
Random Hall Art Tour + Ceiling Tile PaintingThroughout history, magnificent masterpieces have been painted on ceilings. Unlike the Sistine Chapel though, you can just take a ceiling tile down at Random. Bring your own ideas, paint from our photo references, or replicate your favorite art piece in ceiling tile form! There will also be a tour of some rooms that house cool art and constructions.Foo18:17 - 20:17
Nerdy Sing-alongIt's hard to overstate my satisfaction with how much this event is fulfilling in creative ways. If hopes and dreams are shattering apart, remember it's gonna be the future soon, so press up B and be still alive.AiW18:47 - 20:17
Powerpoint KaraokeGive presentations on topics you know nothing about, using powerpoint slides you've never seen before! Bonus points if you can get through a whole presentation without giggling!AiW22:17 - 23:17
Friday, April 7
Event Title Description Location Time
Ice cream and Urops Eat delicious LN2 Ice Cream while listening to excited people be excited about their exciting Undergraduate Research!Foo11:17 - 12:17
Cutting... With LASERS!Like building things? Like lasers? Come experience the cutting power of 75 watts of stimulated IR radiation! We'll laser-cut parts and assemble something coolShop12:17 - 13:47
Physics & FizzesCome and explore interesting ideas in physics and learn what MIT has to offer. (One thing MIT offers is free soda)Pecker15:47 - 17:47
D&D&D&D (Donuts and Drinks and Dungeons and Dragons)Come drink hot chocolate and eat donuts while playing D&D with us! Black Hole16:17 - 20:17
Clam Olympics & Clam BakeGrab your favorite pot and satisfy your munchies on Clam. We've got the brownies, the hash (browns) and more! (No drugs, just good food and bad puns). Then, be pushed to your physical and mental limits by running around while holding your breath, challenging Clam legends in Smash, or proving your luck in a high intensity coin toss competition!Clam16:20 - 18:20
Make Your Own HeadlampLearn how to solder and do some basic electronics by making a light that stays on your head, keeping your hands free. Headlamps are perfect for camping. Basement16:47 - 19:47
Wisconsin State FairAre you feeling homesick for the midwest? Or do you just want some delicious deep fried fair food? Come sample our array of artery clogging comfort food, including deep fried oreos, deep fried macaroni and cheese on a stick, deep fried cheese curds, and more! We won't forget the cream puffs!Foo18:17 - 20:17
(Almost) Life Size Settlers of CatanCome play (almost) life-sized Settlers of Catan! Hoard (and eat, when it's not your turn) marshmallow "sheep," pretzel "wheat," oreo "iron," and graham-cracker "bricks"! Trade them with your neighbors, or foil their plans and keep everything for yourself. Build roads, villages, and cities! Other (smaller) board games are available tooFoo19:17 - 23:17
Queer Ladies (Vegan) Dinner and Movie NightVegans make the best food - we'll teach you how to cook and enjoy a delicious meal! Afterwards, we'll take our goodies to the lounge and watch a movie featuring LGBTQ women. People of all genders, sexualities, and eating habits welcome! If you're not interested in the meal, the movie will start about 20:17.Loop19:47 - 22:47
Potato ArtsDid you know Random Hall houses 100% of the Irish undergraduate population? Come enjoy traditional Irish arts and crafts!BMF22:47 - 0:17
Spritecome drink sprite™ with usDestiny23:17 - 0:47
Trashy Memes with Luiswe are number one but every one is replaced with MIT CPW 2017 but every time someone says "culture of innovation" it gets faster and every time someone says "top-tier university" the video quality gets worseDestiny24:17 - 1:00
Saturday, April 8
Event Title Description Location Time
Saturday Morning Bread & CartoonsWhat could be better than warm, fresh bread after a long night? If you eat your bread and breakfast while watching your favourite old cartoons!Loop8:17 - 11:17
Chemistry and CakeCake is yummy. Chemistry is fun. Come eat cake and learn about chemistry and Course V!Pecker9:47 - 11:47
Reverse Strip TeaseRather than the shedding of our underthings, we don MORE! And MORE! Until we CANT ANYMORE!!BMF11:17 - 12:17
Math and TeaMath isn't all about holomorphic homomorphisms. Some of it is fun stuff you can learn over tea and cookies. Come on down for refreshments and fun math problems.Pecker11:47 - 13:47
The Great Pieing WarFriends, Romans, war is never pretty. There may be whipped cream. There will certainly be pie. But remember that your children will tell stories of the day you stood on the roofdeck of Random Hall, you stood and fought for what you believed in. Throwing pies at other people.Roof12:17 - 12:47
Dumpling HylomorphismsThe ORIGINAL dumpling event. All other events are FAKE EVENTS. SAD! Anamorphism: the building up of a structure. Catamorphism: the consumption of a structure. Hylomorphism: both an anamorphism and a catamorphism. This event? A hylomorphism on dumplings. Come learn to make them, or just perform a metabolic reduction on food. (Vegan + Carnivorous options available)Black Hole12:17 - 14:47
Spinning on the RoofdeckLearn to spin balls on strings around your head without hitting yourself! Come hang out on our lovely roofdeck and learn the basics of the ancient art of Poi! Roof12:47 - 13:47
Epic Mealtime of DestinyBacon strips & bacon strips & bacon strips & bacon strips & bacon strips & bacon strips & bacon stripsDestiny14:17 - 16:17
Bonfire Tea Party+OrigamiYou are cordially invited to the classiest of Tea Parties at Random Hall. Enjoy the finest of teas, the fanciest of orderves, and the most sophisticated of music as we use origami to transform ordinary pedestrian paper into much classier forms. No origami or tea party experience required.Bonfire14:47 - 16:47
Crazy Cat Lady Make-a-thonLike crafts? Love cats? Join the lovely ladies of Loop in making toys for our cats!Loop16:17 - 17:47
Nekomimi Maid CafeCome to Random to be served delicious food by maids with cat ears! kawaii neko maid cafe (=^-.-^=)/ nyaa~Foo19:47 - 21:47
Random StargazingLet's go stargazing!Roofdeck(?)21:17 - 23:17
Yelling at Movies + Experimental SmoothiesLet's be real guys. We're creative people. We know how to make things. Not like these movie makers, I mean what? That scriptwriter should learn how to write scripts! And you call that acting? Dumb. Come yell at some bad movies with us. Then show your own creativity by making some experimental smoothies. Fruit and coconut juice? Sounds good. Ice cream and milk? You're on a roll. Kale, broccoli, and kool-aid? NOW it's art.AiW21:17 - 23:17

 

Rush 2016

Monday, August 22
Event Title Description Time
Telephone Pictionary Is that a rampaging dinosaur breathing acid on a girl eating a hot dog? Or is it a dragon trying to make friends with a guy playing a harmonica? 19:17 - 20:17
Tuesday, August 23
Event Title Description Time
Tragedy Looper What if you could travel back in time to prevent a tragedy? In Tragedy Looper, a time-loop deduction board game, you do just that. Unfortunately, you don't know who is who, what is what, or even how to win. Can you escape the cycle of terror? 19:17 - 22:17
Wednesday, August 24
Event Title Description Time
Minecraft! Come play on our Minecraft Server! Check out our blocky version of Random Hall and play Survival, Creative, or UltraHardCore modes! 19:17 - 21:17
Thursday, August 25
Event Title Description Time
Cards Against Humanity Pictionary Why play regular Pictionary when you could be drawing things like MechaHitler, being on fire, a middle aged man on roller skates, raptor attacks, children on leashes, or chainsaws for hands? A hilarious mix of Cards Against Humanity and Pictionary! Shenanigans will ensue. 19:17 - 20:17
Friday, August 26
Event Title Description Time
Monty Python Quote-A-Long Spam spam spam spam cheese shop and spam spam hovercraft full of eels and spam spam spam and the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow. Oh, and spam. 19:17 - 21:17
Saturday, August 27
Event Title Description Time
Pet Food or Baby Food? Is It Pet Food Or Baby Food? Can you tell the difference? 14:47 - 15:47
Character Building So what’s your dump stat? Come find out how many natural 20s you rolled at birth in a series of grueling physical and mental challenges designed to determine your real life DnD base skill modifiers! 15:47 - 17:47
Random Chess Do you like chess? Do want to learn how to make chess even more awesome? Play random chess, twin chess, bughouse chess, anti-chess, bidding chess, monster chess, or any chess you can dream of! 17:47 - 18:47
LoveCrafting Make that cuddly Eldritch Horror friend you've always wanted! Rend some plushies asunder and reform them in your own image! A dog head here, some bat wings there, a lizard tail to pull the whole thing together and ta da! Perfection. 18:47 - 20:47
Classy Jazz Lounge Relax with classy upperclassmen in Bonfire lounge while smooth jazz plays in the background and appetizers are served. Black tie not required, but we'll certainly be dressed up. 20:47 - 21:47
Werewolf Smoothies Come drink smoothies as you play One Night Ultimate Werewolf, a game similar to Mafia. 21:47 - 22:47
Nerdy Sing-a-long It's hard to overstate my satisfaction with how much this event is fulfilling in creative ways. If hopes and dreams are shattering apart, remember it's gonna be the future soon, so press up B and be still alive. 22:47 - 23:47
Random House of Pancakes PANCAKES PANCAKES PANCAKES PANCAKES PANCAKES 27:17 - 30:17
Sunday, August 28
Event Title Description Time
Dumpling Hylomorphisms Anamorphism: the building up of a structure. Catamorphism: the consumption of a structure. Hylomorphism: both an anamorphism and a catamorphism. This event? A hylomorphism on dumplings. Come learn to make them, or just perform a metabolic reduction on food. (Vegan + Carnivorous options available) 12:17 - 14:17
Chemistry and Cake Cake is yummy. Chemistry is fun. Come eat cake and learn chemistry and about course 5! 12:47 - 14:17
Hair to Dye for Is your current hair color too boring and natural? Then come and dye it any or all of the colors in the rainbow! (Feel free to come in at any time during the event.) 14:17 - 17:47
LN2 Ice Cream! I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Served steaming cold. 14:17 - 16:17
Math and Tea Do you like Math? Do you like tea and cookies? If you answered yes, you should come to one of Random's most iconic REX events. 14:17 - 16:17
Spinning on the Roofdeck Learn to spin balls on strings around your head without hitting yourself! Come hang out on our lovely roofdeck and learn the basics of the ancient art of Poi! 15:17 - 16:17
Competitive Fanfiction! Who makes a better couple, Kylo Ren and Alexander Hamilton, or Luna Lovegood and Xena the Warrior Princess? Come help us find out by writing flash fiction and voting in our bracket to determine the ULTIMATE PAIRING OF ALL TIME!!!! 16:17 - 17:47
Clam Bake Grab your favorite pot and satisfy your munchies on Clam. We've got the brownies, the hash (browns) and more! (No drugs, just good food and bad puns.) 16:20 - 17:47
CS and Juice Listen to Randomites talk excitedly about Computer Science while solving the knapsack problem of your stomach and several varieties of sugary goodness. 19:17 - 22:17
Sushi Making Is going to pika too far? Let's make & eat sushi in Random instead! 19:17 - 21:17
Important Bonfire Ballots One of the proudest traditions of Random Hall, and Bonfire in particular, is the Important Bonfire Ballot. When a Bonfaar has a burning question in need of an answer, they turn to the wisdom of their peers by emailing out an Important Bonfire Ballot. Find out what deep mysteries countless Bonfaari have wondered about, and share your own answers to the great philosophical dilemmas that have long plagued our floor! 21:17 - 22:17
Advanced Mario Kart 200 cc or bust. You'll be going so fast that you eat your own dust, and learn how to drift perfectly around corners and mess up a certain red-hatted plumber. 22:17 - 24:47
Storytime with Cruft "Cruft, n.: (1) An old piece of computer equipment, possibly useless, that keeps hanging around. (2) An old alum." Come hear stories from back in the day, when things were more hardcore. 22:17 - 24:17
Midnight Chef It's midnight, the supermarket is closed, but you're hungry. Let's go to the gas station and try making a three course meal. 24:17 - 26:17
Monday, August 29
Event Title Description Time
Clam Olympics The ancient tradition of the Olympics began with the Greeks. After a long time of people forgetting about it, it was first fully re-birthed into its more modern form in 1896. Since then it has been held around the globe. This year, the Olympics are being held in Random Hall. Come compete in the Clam Olympics and attempt to bring home a medal! We're totally licensed by the IOC. 16:17 - 17:17
Cookies and Smut Listen to the finest Viking romance novels and eat delicious warm chocolate chip cookies. Feel the horriblehorriblehorrible sensation of rivulets of chocolate dripping down your throat and discover Thor's magnificent hammer! 18:47 - 19:47
Minion Dominion: Going BANANAAAAS! The world has gone BANANAAAS! Minions are dominating the Earth! Come be despicable; decorate banana flavored goods despicably Minion-like in support of this new ruling. 18:47 - 19:47
Battleship Twister Blue 4! Red 2! You sunk a frosh! Play a game of battleship where you're the ships and the grid is a twister board. 19:47 - 20:47
Epic Mealtime of Destiny Bacon strips & bacon strips & bacon strips & bacon strips & bacon strips & bacon strips 19:47 - 21:47
Queer Ladies Movie Night Watch classic queer movies centered around LGBTQ women and make your own pride flag cookies! People of all genders and sexualities welcome. 20:47 - 24:17
Rocky Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog Come yell Rocky style callouts at Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, and Felicia Day while watching this quirky comedy. 21:47 - 22:47
Random House of Pancakes PANCAKES PANCAKES PANCAKES PANCAKES PANCAKES 27:17 - 30:17
Tuesday, August 30
Event Title Description Time
Cardboard! You are a frosh. You probably have too many boxes. You should come and learn what to do with all of them (along with a copious amount of duct tape)! We'll make excellent things-- from useful things like tissue box dispensers, which will periodically dispense empty tissue boxes, to miscellaneous fun things I haven't thought of! 12:47 - 13:47
Nacho Optimization The power to make nachos is one of the unsung privileges of adulthood. But which cheese? Which chips? Someone who has spent way too much time experimenting on nachos will guide you as you design the bowl that is right for you. 12:47 - 13:47
Crazy Cat Lady Make-a-thon Do you like cats? Do you need convincing that cats are the best? Come meet the cats of Random Hall! Make them toys! Eat yummy treats with them! Become their pets? Enjoy the furry and purring creatures! 18:47 - 20:17
Physics and Fizzy Drinks Did you know that surface tension effects mean that CO2 dissolved in soda is in a metastable solution state? If you want to know what those words mean, or just want to enjoy soda and chips, come on over to one of Random Hall's traditional REX activities. 18:47 - 20:17
Nekomimi Maid Cafe Come to Random to be served delicious food by maids with cat ears! kawaii neko maid cafe (=^-.-^=)/ nyaa~ 20:17 - 22:17
Bonfire Night Come light up Bonfire and raise the lounge temperature to uncomfortably warm! There will be bouncy lights and glow-in-the-dark things, and maybe even loud music. 22:17 - 25:17
Milk and Cookies Storytime Against Humanity Quick! Tell us a story involving being a motherf*cking sorcerer, racially biased SAT questions, and...bees? 22:17 - 23:47
Wednesday, August 31
Event Title Description Time
DESTROY YOUR ENEMIES WITH FIERCE BLASTS OF DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE Come join the Random faction as we prepare to march to victory at the water wars! Cover yourself in war-paint! Prepare flying aqueous projectiles! Create funnelators of doom and deathiness! Unleash your inner berserker! 10:17 - 11:17
DESTROY YOUR ENEMIES 2: AQUATIC BOOGALOO Meet us at Random for some last-minute prep before we head to the water war! We'll be leaving for Killian at 6:15 sharp, so if you're running late just join us there! 17:45 - 18:15
Thursday, September 1
Event Title Description Time
LN2 Truffles Ganache - 196 Kelvins = Delicious! Come freeze your own truffles in a bowl of liquid nitrogen. 12:17 - 14:17
Smash Shit Need a way to relieve some stress? Want to unleash your inner destructive spirit? Come use sledgehammers and smash your problems into submission. 12:17 - 14:17
Random Hallsmeade Come and watch Harry, Ron, and Hermione face werewolves, dementors, and escaped convict Sirius Black while enjoying some of the treats you may find in Hogsmeade! 14:17 - 16:47
RuPaul's Drag Race Shantay, You Stay! Come let us do your costume and makeup and turn you into a fabulous glamazon covergirl ready for the runway! Compete to become Random Hall's next drag superstar! And DON'T f*ck it up! 14:17 - 16:17
CHEEEEEEESE Have you ever wanted to attend a fancy cheese tasting event? Now you can! We'll have many kinds of cheese, bread, fruit, and cider for you to sample. 18:47 - 19:47
Practical Algorithms Algorithms can run on more than just computers - try them out yourself! Learn how to sort lists, multiply integers, find paths through graphs, and match regular expressions, all as fast as possible. You'll get an intuitive understanding of how computers solve different tasks, and some of the pros and cons of each. 18:47 - 20:47
Fiddler on the Roofdeck Do you love latkes? Miss matzah ball soup? Come eat home-cooked Jewish food and watch Fiddler on the Roof on Random's roofdeck! Being Jewish not required. 19:47 - 21:47
Nerf Chess You know what chess needs more of? NERF GUNS! Shoot your opponent to make it your turn. Guaranteed to be cognitive overload. 20:47 - 21:47
(Almost) Life-Size Settlers of Catan Come play (almost) life-sized Settlers of Catan! Hoard (and eat, when it's not your turn) marshmallow "sheep," pretzel "wheat," oreo "iron," and graham-cracker "bricks"! Trade them with your neighbors, or foil their plans and keep everything for yourself. Build roads, villages, and cities! 21:47 - 25:47
Reverse Turing Test Can you be the next Cleverbot? Compete with other humans and robots to see who can imitate a chatbot the best, or help us tell the real computers apart from the impostors! Please bring a laptop if you'd like to compete, preferably with an IRC client installed (we can help you get set up). 21:47 - 23:47
Friday, September 2
Event Title Description Time
Mountain Dew Connoisseurs We're all civilized people here. Lets act like it. Come down to Random Hall and sample a flight of our distinctive Mountain Dews. While tasting a selection of our tempting Mountain Dew varieties, cleanse the palate with our menu of small bites. 12:47 - 13:47
Sexy Sexy HASS Discussion Circle Have thoughts about the way video editing in porn influences our perceptions of gender roles? Excited about polyamorous marriage and crossdressing in 1920s Germany? Got a theory as to why webcomics are so conducive to queer erotica? Come chat about all the sexiest bits of the humanities at MIT! 12:47 - 13:47
Random Jam Heads of House Laurie and Jared love to play music and will host a REX jam session -- unstructured, freeform, any noises count as instruments, just a good ol' wild time. They have a bunch of percussive instruments, and students can also bring any instruments/objects they want to make noises with as well. 13:47 - 16:47
LN2 Ice Cream! I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Served steaming cold. 13:47 - 14:47
FRYday Remember those state fairs? Well it's going to smell just like that (minus the animals) and have all the same delicious fried foods you could ever want. 14:47 - 17:47
Ceiling Tile Painting Did you know that gullible is written on the ceiling? And that's not the only thing that can be if you come decorate one of Random Hall's ceiling tiles! 16:47 - 17:47
Applied Knot Theory An introduction to the art of tying knots and people in practical and ornamental ways. Our knowledge of knots is not for naught. I can knot understand how anyone could knot be excited. 17:47 - 18:47
How To Not Starve So mum's left you here with a pineapple, some plastic wrap, and $20 for food. Come learn how to fend off the hunger once the free food events run out. 17:47 - 19:47
Bondage Jenga Jenga, the fun way! Try not to knock over the tower while slowly becoming more and more tied up! Play cooperatively or competitively! 18:47 - 19:47
Pecker Board Game Night Build a Dominion in Puerto Rico comprised of Seven Wonders, then Race to the Galaxy and help the Twilight Imperium crush the Resistance. Through the Ages, board games have been an Innovation Random Hall has enjoyed. Come and play the various board games we've acquired! 19:47 - 23:47

 

Rush 2015

Tuesday, August 25
Event Title Description Time
Cards Against Humanity Pictionary Why play regular Pictionary when you could be drawing things like MechaHitler, being on fire, a middle aged man on roller skates, raptor attacks, children on leashes, or chainsaws for hands? A hilarious mix of Cards Against Humanity and Pictionary! Shenanigans will ensue. 20:17 - 21:47
Wednesday, August 26
Event Title Description Time
Kindergarten! You left kindergarten, but it will never leave you! Come relive the glory days! 20:17 - 22:17
Thursday, August 27
Event Title Description Time
Random Hallsmeade Come and watch Harry, Ron, and Hermione face werewolves, dementors, and escaped convict Sirius Black while enjoying some of the treats you may find in Hogsmeade! 20:17 - 22:47
Friday, August 28
Event Title Description Time
RHOP Random House of Pancakes! Is it early, or is it late? All we know is that we have delicious pancakes to feed you. 3:17 - 6:17
Pecker Board Game Night and Teach you Tichu Build a Dominion in Puerto Rico comprised of Seven Wonders, then Race to the Galaxy and help the Twilight Imperium crush the Resistance. Through the Ages, board games have been an Innovation Random Hall has enjoyed. Come and play the various board games we've acquired! 20:17 - ???
Saturday, August 29
Event Title Description Time
Espresso and Latte Art Come to Random Hall to learn the mysteries of high-pressure coffee. 9:47 - 11:47
Nacho Average Nachos Nachos with meat! Nachos with vegetables! Nachos with nachos! Maybe even a nacho castle! 11:47 - 12:47
Liquid Nitrogen Truffles Let's see just how many uses LN2 has. 12:47 - 14:47
PowerPoint Karaoke HELP! The board of directors will be here in a minute, and Arthur has deleted the company performance review slideshow by accident! Here, we'll put on some PowerPoint slides we randomly found in the company servers - help us convince the directors that *we know what we're talking about*!! (Come and watch! Or, are you ready SAVE THE DAY OR DIE TRYING? I mean, die laughing) 14:17 - 15:47
Cookies and Smut Listen to the finest Viking romance novels and eat delicious warm chocolate chip cookies. Feel the horriblehorriblehorrible sensation of rivulets of chocolate dripping down your throat and discover Thor's magnificent hammer! 15:47 - 16:47
Sledgehammer Croquet Play croquet with an extremely heavy mallet normally used to demolish things! 16:47 - 18:17
How to Not Starve So your mom left you here with a pineapple, some plastic wrap, and $20 for food. Come learn how to fend off the hunger once the free food events run out. 18:17 - 20:17
Almost Life-Sized Settlers of Catan Come play (almost) life-sized Settlers of Catan! Hoard (and eat, when it's not your turn) marshmallow "sheep," pretzel "wheat," oreo "iron," and graham-cracker "bricks"! Trade them with your neighbors, or foil their plans and keep everything for yourself. Build roads, villages, and cities! 19:17 - 23:17
Spooky Scary Videogames Possessed animatronics? Spooky scary skeletons? Ghosts!?!?!? Let's discover all these and more through the power of horror video games! 20:47 - 22:17
SLUMBER PARTYYY!!1!cos(0)! Ever wanted to be a teenage girl? Well now's your chance! Come join us for a night of nail painting, hair braiding, stuffed animals, and watching chick flicks. 22:17 - 24:17
Sunday, August 30
Event Title Description Time
Storytime with Cruft "Cruft, n.: (1) An old piece of computer equipment, possibly useless, that keeps hanging around. (2) An old alum." Come hear stories from back in the day, when things were more hardcore. 10:47 - 12:47
Dumpling Hylomorphisms Anamorphism: the building up of a structure. Catamorphism: the consumption of a structure. Hylomorphism: both an anamorphism and a catamorphism. This event? A hylomorphism on dumplings. Come learn to make them, or just perform a metabolic reduction on food. (Vegan + Carnivorous options) 12:47 - 15:47
Math and Tea Learn some fun and intriguing math, with snacks to fend off brain death. Some sugar from cookies, and caffeine from tea, will power the fun we will hath! 14:47 - 17:47
Random Swords Adventures! Having trouble making frenemies? We can fix that! Come play Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, a "cooperative" game where you have to "work together" to rid Hyrule of evil. 16:47 - 18:17
Build a Pizza BUILD A. PIZZA. Make your own pizza and set. it free. BUILD YOUR. PIZZA. FIND YOUR. PIZZA. { MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM }. YOUR PIZZA. 19:17 - 21:17
CHEEEEESE Swiss Cheddar Brie Cottage Parmigiano Reggiano Gouda Chevre Camembert Provolone Ricotta Colby Jack Pepper Jack Monterey Jack Mozzarella Muenster Blue Havarti Limburger Feta... 20:17 - 21:17
How to Zephyr Chat with friends the MIT way! Zephyr is an internet chat protocol (like AIM or Messenger) developed at MIT, back when things were more hardcore. We'll show you how to use Zephyr to hang out with friends, get help from classmates, and keep your finger on the pulse of life at MIT! You'll need to bring a laptop; any OS is fine. 20:47 - 21:47
Nerdy Sing-along It's hard to overstate my satisfaction with how much this event is fulfilling in creative way. If hopes and dreams are shattering apart, remember it's gonna be the future soon, so apply forgetful functors to the past and be still alive. 21:47 - 22:47
Telephone Pictionary Is that a rampaging dinosaur breathing acid on a girl eating a hot dog? Or is it a dragon trying to make friends with a guy playing a harmonica? 22:47 - 23:47
Spinning on the Roofdeck Did you know spinning socks around your head is actually an ancient art form? Poi come from New Zealand, and you, too, can swing them through a variety of geometric and rhythmical patterns. 23:47 - 24:47
Monday, August 31
Event Title Description Time
CS and Juice Bobby walks down the isle at Shaw's, trying to pick the optimal set of juices to buy. He can't buy pomegranate juice without something sweeter to mix it with, like apple or orange, but if he buys orange juice, he won't buy orange mango as well...uh oh. Bobby smells a boolean satisfiability problem to solve. 13:47 - 16:47
Infinite Loop and Bubble Party! Hula hoops! Fruit loops! So many loops! What's a loop in 3 dimensions? A sphe-BUBBLE! Come hula hoop, meet cool people, play in our gazillion bubbles, and eat loops until you feel cozy in our version of the MIT bubble! 15:47 - 17:47
Clam Preheat Grab your favorite pot and satisfy your munchies on Clam. We've got the brownies, the hash (browns) and more! 18:47 - 19:47
Ice Cream and UROPS Eat delicious Toscanini's while listening to excited people be excited about their exciting UROPs! 19:17 - 20:17
Fiddler on the Roofdeck Do you love latkes? Miss matzah ball soup? Come eat home-cooked, out-of-season, traditional Jewish food on Random Hall's roofdeck. Being Jewish not required. 20:17 - 21:17
Reverse Turing Test Can you be the next Cleverbot? Compete with other humans and robots to see who can imitate a chatbot the best, or help us tell the real computers apart from the impostors! Please bring a laptop if you'd like to compete, preferably with an IRC client installed (we can help you get set up). 21:17 - 22:17
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Some like it hot; some like it sub-zero. 22:17 - 23:17
Battleship Twister Blue 4! Red 2! You sunk a frosh! Play a game of battleship where you're the ships and the grid is a twister board. 22:47 - 23:47
Rocky Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Have beloved memories of Dr. Horrible? Not after this event, you won't. Come join us in yelling obscenities at a perfectly nice Sing-Along Blog that has done absolutely nothing to deserve it. 23:47 - 24:47
Tuesday, September 1
Event Title Description Time
Random House of Pancakes Random House of Pancakes. Why are we up this late? To feed you pancakes of course! Pancakes pancakes pancakes pancakes pancakes pancakes pancakes. Wow, pancakes is a really weird looking word. 3:17 - 6:17
Ceiling Tile Painting Throughout history, magnificent masterpieces have been painted on ceilings. Unlike Michaelangelo though, you can just take a ceiling tile down at Random instead of having to lie on your back in the Sistine Chapel. Bring your own ideas, paint from our photo references, or replicate your favorite art piece in ceiling tile form! 9:47 - 11:47
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Some like it hot; some like it sub-zero. 12:47 - 13:47
Chemistry and Cake Cake is yummy. Chemistry is fun. Come eat cake and learn chemistry and about course 5! 16:17 - 17:17
Random Party Light Construction Come construct an LED ornament to add to Random's SUPER COOL PARTY LIGHTS. Learn the wonder that is laser cutting and amateur electronics. 16:17 - 18:17
Epic Mealtime of Destiny Bacon is a cookin'. Meat is a roastin'. Sauce is a flowin'. The only thing missing is you. Cuz guess what? You're gonna cook it and devour it. It's mealtime b**ches 19:47 - 20:47
Nerf Chess You know what chess needs more of? NERF GUNS! Shoot your opponent to make it your turn. Guaranteed to be cognitive overload. 20:17 - 22:17
Kittens, Tea, Cat Ladies, Oh My! Release your inner cat lady and make experimental toys for the cats of Random! Kittens, tea, and light snacks provided. 22:17 - 23:47
Philosophy and Phyllo Does free will exist? Can machines think? These questions and many more will be definitively, conclusively answered forever. Come debate with us and eat delicious baklava! 23:17 - 24:17
Wednesday, September 2
Event Title Description Time
Random House of Pancakes Random House of Pancakes: I'm a delicious warm pancake smothered in maple syrup. Bite me. We have almost as many pancakes as the International House of Pancakes, and you don't have to drive to get here. See how much maple syrup you can fit on one plate. 3:17 - 6:17
Physics and Coffee Our theory holds that in a physics lecture, students exists in the lowest energy state. However, if bombarded by a caffeine ray with stimulation from advanced physics topics, it has been shown to raise students to an excited state. Come enjoy caffeine, sweets, and physics with us in our experiment to verify this! 9:47 - 10:47
Tessellation Celebration! Make your mark on Random Hall by helping to complete a gecko tessellation mural on one of Loop's doors! Paint, brushes, and mess galore! No art experience required. :D 10:47 - 12:47
Fry Everything! Can you fry cheese? Yes! Can you fry meat? Yes! Can you fry candy bars? Yes! Can you fry icecream? Yes! Can you fry fries? 12:47 - 13:47

 

CPW 2015

Thursday, April 16
Event Title Description Time
Knitting Circle Taqueria Hello lovelies. You are cordially invited to the knitting circle and tea tasting, as a welcome break from your hectic weekend. The tinkle of needles at work and relaxing pouring of tea shall sooth your soul. 2) Mi casa es su casa. Come to Random for a delicious, full-on taqueria experience. 14:17 - 16:17
Computer Science and Juice w/ LN2 ice cream and then Randomized Algorithms Bobby walks down the aisle at Shaw's, trying to pick the optimal set of juices to buy. He can't buy pomegranate juice without something sweeter to mix it with, like apple or orange, but if he buys orange juice, he won't buy orange mango as well...uh oh. Bobby smells a boolean satisfiability problem to solve. (Liquid nitrogen ice cream will be served, and afterwards pit yourself against your friends to see who has the fastest clock speed) 15:47 - 18:47
Clam Olympics The ancient tradition of the Olympics began with the Greeks. After a long time of people forgetting about it, it was first fully re-birthed into its more modern form in 1896. Since then it has been held around the globe. This year the Olympics are being held in Random Hall. Come compete in the Clam Olympics and attempt to bring home a medal! We're totally licensed by the IOC. 18:17 - 19:17
Chemistry and Cake w/ LN2 ice cream continued Cake is yummy. Chemistry is fun. Come eat cake and learn chemistry and about course 5! Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream will be served 19:17 - 20:17
Welcome Ceremony 20:30 - 21:30
BBQ and Spinning on the Roofdeck w/ Giga Curry Discover the art of making poi swoosh around your body! The hard part is not hitting yourself in the head with a sock full of birdseed. Also, come meet your meat on our roof deck and take in the fine Cambridge skyline. Giga curry will be served from Black Hole. 21:47 - 24:47
Five SCPs at Freddy's Ever want to see all of the fuss about Five Nights at Freddy's, SCP: Containment Breach, and other horror games is? Play, scream, and experience the spookiness with us! 22:47 - 24:47
Crazy Cat Lady Make-A-Thon Make cat toys with yarn and cat supplies! See how long your toy lasts and how much the cats like to play with it!!! Meet the crazy cat ladies of Loop. 23:47 - 24:47
Friday, April 17
Event Title Description Time
CPW Welcome 10:00 - 11:00
Nerf Chess You know what Chess needs? THE SHEER ADRENALINE OF DODGING NERF DARTS WHILE PLAYING. 11:17 - 12:17
Dumpling Hylomorphisms Anamorphism: the building up of a structure. Catamorphism: the consumption of a structure. Hylomorphism: both an anamorphism and a catamorphism. This event? A hylomorphism on dumplings. Come learn to make them, or just perform a metabolic reduction on food. 12:17 - 14:47
Physics and Coffee When a system of prefrosh and advanced physics are exposed to caffeine particles and cookie-ons, a rapid transit of energy levels from ground to excited state can be observed. Come verify this hypothesis with us! 14:17 - 16:17
Rocky Horrible's Nerdy Singalong Blog w/ LN2 ice cream Have beloved memories of Dr. Horrible? Not after this event, you won't. Come join us in yelling obscenities at a perfectly nice Sing-Along Blog that has done absolutely nothing to deserve it. Then, sing along with us! LN2 ice cream will be served. 15:47 - 17:47
mitBEEF Roll your own beef meatballs and eat a hearty dinner! While they're cooking, we'll sing beef carols together and maybe write some new ones. mitBEEF is a club dedicated to educating the MIT community about all things bovine. Vegetarian options will be provided. 17:00 - 18:00
Math and Tea Math is Beautiful, Cookies are sweet, Tea is calming Math is Beautiful, Cookies are calming, Tea is sweet Math is sweet, Cookies are calming, Tea is Beautiful Math is sweet, Cookies are Beautiful, Tea is calming Math is calming, Cookies are Beautiful, Tea is sweet Math is calming, Cookies are sweet, Tea is Beautiful Come enjoy all S_3! 17:47 - 20:47
Star Trek on Infinite Loop Trekkies and new viewers unite! Come watch a few classic episodes, enjoy themed food and drink, and play with some of Loop's very own tribbles. 20:47 - 22:47
Duct Tape Construction w/ Cookies by Committee What has a light side and a dark side and holds bad nerd jokes together? The force, and also duct tape! Come make stuff out of it! Also construct cookies in Foo: Everyone will name an ingredient and an amount, and we'll see what cookies we get! 21:47 - 23:47
PowerPoint Karaoke + Latte Art Are you ready for your presentation? What do you mean "what presentation"? \Yes, right now! What, you've never seen these slides before? No problem! Powerpoint Karaoke: we've got random slides you've never seen before, and it's your turn to present! Also, take latte art lessons and get your daily dose of caffeine while expressing your inner creativity. 22:47 - 24:47
Saturday, April 18
Event Title Description Time
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cartoons w/ Ceiling Tile Painting Get nostalgic and eat yummy cereal while watching kids cartoons! Also join in our tradition of painting our ceiling tiles! 9:47 - 11:47
Epic Mealtime of Destiny Bacon is a cookin'. Meat is a roastin'. Sauce is a flowin'. The only thing missing is you. Cuz guess what? You're gonna cook it and devour it. It's mealtime b**ches 11:47 - 13:17
Carbonated Fruit! Fizzy strawberries? Bubbly blueberries? Come do science and eat it at Random! 13:47 - 15:47
Storytime with Cruft w/ Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream and Truffles "Cruft, n.: (1) An old piece of computer equipment, possibly useless, that keeps hanging around. (2) An old alum." Come hear stories from back in the day, when things were more hardcore. Enjoy Random's special LN2 ice cream and truffles! 15:17 - 17:17
Random Plays Randomly + Smash! Up! B! Left! No, your other left! Come play video games, Twitch Plays Pokemon style, with other prefrosh for great glory! 16:17 - 17:47
CPW Closing Show 18:00 - 19:30
InterDorm Potluck Event "I've been everywhere man, I've been everywhere..." and we've got the food to prove it! Come enjoy some cultural cuisine with Randomites from around the globe. 19:30 - ??
Chainmail w/ Experimental Smoothies Having problems being woken up at night by swordsmen breaking down your door? Well, you'll be able to sleep easy after this event; come learn to make armor worthy of the thirteenth century! Also suitable for badass jewelry. Also, enjoy experimental smoothies courtesy of Bonfire! 20:17 - 21:47
Pecker Board Game Night + Teach You Tichu Build a Dominion in Puerto Rico comprised of Seven Wonders, then Race to the Galaxy and help the Twilight Imperium crush the Resistance. Through the Ages, board games have been an Innovation Random Hall has enjoyed. Come and play the various board games we've acquired! 21:47 - 24:47
(Almost) Life-Sized Settlers of Catan Come play (almost) life-sized Settlers of Catan! Hoard (and eat, when it's not your turn) marshmallow "sheep," pretzel "wheat," oreo "iron," and graham-cracker "bricks"! Trade them with your neighbors, or foil their plans and keep everything for yourself. Build roads, villages, and cities! 21:47 - 24:47
Sunday, April 19
Event Title Description Time
Tea Time with Teddy Remember being little? Neither do we. Come eat sweets and relive the simpler days, when the only problem you had was whether or not Misters Cuddlesworth and Snuggles got along. 11:47 - 12:47

 

Rush 2014

Monday, August 18
Event Title Description Time
Cards against Random Hall Come play Cards against Humanity with Randomites. Guaranteed to offend your sensibilities! 20:17 - 21:17
Tuesday, August 19
Teach You Tichu My mahjong brings all the aces to the yard, and damn right, it's better than yours. I could Tichu, but I'd have to charge... 20:17 - 22:17
Wednesday, August 20
Rooby-Rooby Roo! Yes, I was going to eat all the Scooby Snacks by myself. And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for you meddling kids! 20:17 - 22:17
Thursday, August 21
3D Twister We wanted to do it in 4D, but the Transdimensional Building Committe wouldn't approve. 3 boards, 3 Dimensions, 5242880 more ways to get tangled up. 20:17 - 21:17
Friday, August 22
Your Wibbly Wobbly Guide to Time Travel What happens in your future if you attend this event? Come find out! No time travel experience necessary. 20:17 - 22:17
Saturday, August 23
Dumpling Hylomorphisms Anamorphism: the building up of a structure. Catamorphism: the consumption of a structure. Hylomorphism: both an anamorphism and a catamorphism. This event? A hylomorphism on dumplings. Come learn the basic fold, or just perform a metabolic reduction on food. 13:17 - 14:17
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Some possibilities (pick 3): I scream, you scream, we all scream for 77 Kelvins. Served steaming cold. Some like it hot; some like it sub-zero. Sure you've had ice cream before. But now you're at MIT. It's time for the real stuff. 14:47 - 16:17
The Clam Olympics The ancient tradition of the Olympics began with the Greeks. After a long time of people forgetting about it, it was first fully re-birthed into its more modern form in 1896. Since then it has been held around the globe. This year the Olympics are being held in Random Hall. Come compete in the Clam Olympics and attempt to bring home a medal! We're totally licensed by the IOC. 16:17 - 17:17
DDR 2048 1024, 512, 256, 128... What's better than 2048? 2048 with DDR pads! Race against your friends to make the biggest number in your favorite tile-merging puzzle game, now with 100% more footwork. 16:47 - 18:47
Psi Phi Short Stories Come enjoy science fiction short stories with awesome people! Have requests in mind, or just be ready to be introduced to new authors and stories. 18:17 - 19:17
Epic Mealtime of Destiny Sauce Boss? Check. Bacon strips? Check. Epic levels of Epic? Check. Come down to prepare the most gargantuan dessert you've ever feasted upon. Oh yes, there will be bacon. 19:17 - 20:47
Chemistry and Cake Cake is yummy. Chemistry is fun. Come eat cake and learn chemistry and about course 5! 20:17 - 21:17
Storytime with Cruft "Cruft, n.: (1) An old piece of computer equipment, possibly useless, that keeps hanging around. (2) An old alum." Come hear stories from back in the day, when things were more hardcore. 21:17 - 23:17
Harry Potter and the Headless Weasleys New magic. Headless Ron. Horrified Harry. Rising darkness. You've all finally received those letters from Hogwarts, and it's time to extend the line of its greatest tale in the darkest way. Join us as we rewrite that happy but overly sentimental epilogue of the super-epic Harry Potter series 23:17 - 0:17
RHOP Random House of Pancakes! Is it early, or is it late? All we know is that we have delicious pancakes to feed you. 3:17 - 5:17
Sunday, August 24
Ceiling Tile Painting Fancy yourself the next Michelangelo? But don't want to lie on your back while painting the Sistine Chapel? Come leave your mark on Random's ceiling instead! 10:47 - 12:47
How to Not Starve: Pasta-related Things Rice, pasta, ramen... boring, bland, staple starches. Or are they? Learn how not to starve by making something in a pot that doesn't taste like cardboard. 12:17 - 13:17
Boffing on the Roofdeck Arm yourself with a weapon wrought of foam and tape, and strike with the fury of a thousand tigers! FOR THE GLORY OF RANDOM HALL! 12:47 - 13:47
Karaok-tea Come sing, listen, or just snack and enjoy tea on Loop at our karaoke event! 13:17 - 14:47
Liquid Nitrogen Truffles Tired of boring old chocolate? Come to Random Hall and try our truffles with flavors ranging from raspberry to pink lemonade to wasabi. That still too boring for you? Then freeze your truffles in liquid nitrogen! 13:47 - 15:17
Physics and Coffee Our theory holds that in a physics lecture, students exist in the lowest energy state. However, if bombarded by a caffeine ray with stimulation from advanced physics topics, it has been shown to raise students to an excited state. Come enjoy caffeine, sweets, and physics with us in our experiment to verify this! 14:47 - 16:47
Clam Bake Grab your favorite pot and satisfy your munchies on Clam. We've got the brownies, the hash and more! 16:20 - 17:47
The Face-Off Think your face is funnier than the rest? Do you want to prove that you can make the best faces this side of the Mississippi? You'll face off against other freshmen, and one of you will be judged the winner. 17:17 - 18:17
Applied Knot Theory An introduction to the art of tying knots and people in practical and ornamental ways. Our knowledge of knots is not for naught. I can knot understand how anyone could knot be excited. 20:17 - 21:17
Math and Tea Math is beautiful, cookies are sweet, tea is tasty, and S_3 acts on these statements in a non-trivial way: come enjoy math, tea, and cookies with us. 20:17 - 23:17
Bonfire Jazz Lounge There will be jazz. Classy jazz. There will be cheese. Fancy cheese. What more could you want? 20:47 - 21:47
Settlers of Catan Come play (almost) life-sized Settlers of Catan! Hoard (and eat, when it's not your turn) marshmallow "sheep," pretzel "wheat," oreo "iron," and graham-cracker "bricks"! Trade them with your neighbors, or foil their plans and keep everything for yourself. Build roads, villages, and cities! 21:47 - 23:47
Rocky Horrible's Singalong Blog Have beloved memories of Dr. Horrible? Not after this event, you won't. Come join us in yelling obscenities at a perfectly nice Sing-Along Blog that has done absolutely nothing to deserve it. 23:17 - 0:47
RHOP Random House of Pancakes. Why are we up this late? To feed you pancakes of course! Pancakes pancakes pancakes pancakes pancakes pancakes pancakes. Wow, pancakes is a really weird looking word. 3:17 - 5:17
Monday, August 25
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Some possibilities (pick 3): I scream, you scream, we all scream for 77 Kelvins. Served steaming cold. Some like it hot; some like it sub-zero. Sure you've had ice cream before. But now you're at MIT. It's time for the real stuff. 14:17 - 15:47
CS and Juice Bobby walks down the aisle at Shaw's, trying to pick the optimal set of juices to buy. He can't buy pomegranate juice without something sweeter to mix it with, like apple or orange, but if he buys orange juice, he won't buy orange mango as well...uh oh. Bobby smells a boolean satisfiability problem to solve. 15:17 - 17:17
Duct Tape Construction! What can you use to close an open wound? Duct tape! What's great when your shoe starts falling apart? Duct tape! What comes in many colors and can be used to create something entirely new? Duct tape! 16:17 - 17:17
Roofdeck Barbecue Meat! Ribs, sausage, burgers, and more! Come see the awesomeness of having one of the only roofdecks in Cambridge. Eat our delicious meat products and talk to our upperclassman about life at MIT. (Non-meat food also available.) 18:47 - 20:47
Cookies and Smut Listen to the finest Viking romance novels and eat delicious warm chocolate chip cookies. Feel the horriblehorriblehorrible sensation of rivulets of chocolate dripping down your throat and discover Thor's magnificent hammer! 20:17 - 21:17
Random Chess Do you like chess? Do want to learn how to make chess even more awesome? Play random chess, bughouse chess, suicide chess, bidding chess, monster chess, or AnyInterestingIdeaThatYouMayHave chess. 20:17 - 22:17
Random Shirt Making Ever wondered how companies printed shirts? Come make your very own Random REX shirt! Shirts, paints and silkscreen provided. 21:17 - 22:17
Chainmail Having problems being woken up at night by swordsmen breaking down your door? Well, you'll be able to sleep easy after this event; come learn to make armor worthy of the thirteenth century! Also suitable for badass jewelry. 21:47 - 23:17
Battleship Twister Blue 4! Red 2! You sunk a frosh! Play a game of battleship where you're the ships and the grid is a twister board. 23:17 - 0:17
Mario Kart Come play Mario Kart 8! It's shiny! 23:47 - 0:47
Tuesday, August 26
Learn How to Zephyr In the 80s, the ancient days before TCP, MIT students had an older, more h4rdk0r3 chat client: Zephyr. Come get set up and talk to each other through Random Hall's chat client of choice! 10:17 - 11:30
Around the World with Random "I've been everywhere man, I've been everywhere..." and we've got the food to prove it! Come enjoy some cultural cuisine with Randomites from around the globe. 12:47 - 13:47
Bubbles in the Random Bubble They say you shouldn't stay too long in the MIT bubble, but nobody said anything about the Random bubble. Come blow bubbles in our very own home-constructed inflatable room! There will be bubblegum and bubblegum pop. 13:17 - 14:17
Leftover Nitrogen Eat our ice cream, smash our flowers...help us run through the rest of our liquid nitrogen! 13:47 - 15:17
Nerdy Singalong! It's hard to overstate my satisfaction with how much this event fulfilling in creative way. If hopes and dreams are shattering apart, remember it's gonna be the future soon, so press up B and be still alive. 14:47 - 16:17
DESTROY YOUR ENEMIES WITH FIERCE BLASTS OF DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE Come join the Random faction as we prepare to march to victory at the water wars! Cover yourself in war-paint! Prepare flying aqueous projectiles! Create funnelators of doom and deathiness! Unleash your inner berserker! 15:17 - 17:15
Nerf Chess You know what chess needs more of? NERF GUNS! Shoot your opponent to make it your turn. Guaranteed to be cognitive overload. 16:17 - 17:15
Random Plays Randomly Up! B! Left! No, your other left! Come play video games, Twitch Plays Pokemon style, with other frosh for great glory! 17:47 - 19:17
Tuesday Night Talks Secretly, this is TNT. But there won't be any explosions. Come listen to upperclassmen talk about how not to explode at MIT and Random. It's going to be great. Seriously. Vegetarian/vegan food will be provided. 18:47 - 20:47
Comics! Wondering why the Galaxy needs Guardians? Not sure how the Dark Knight somehow has anything to do with bats? Want to learn more about comics inside and outside of the World Wide Web? Join us at Random for laid-back perusing of our comics collection accompanied by hot chocolate. 20:17 - 22:17
Pecker Board Game Night Build a Dominion in Puerto Rico comprised of Seven Wonders, then Race to the Galaxy and help the Twilight Imperium crush the Resistance. Through the Ages, board games have been an Innovation Random Hall has enjoyed. Come and play the various board games we've acquired! 21:17 - 3:17
Experimental Smoothies Do you like SCIENCE? What about SMOOTHIES? Come drink our smoothies, and maybe make some of your own. We promise they won't all be poisonous. 22:17 - 23:17
Spinning on the Roofdeck Discover the art of making poi swoosh around your body! The hard part is not hitting yourself in the head with a sock full of birdseed. 23:17 - 0:17
RHOP Random House of Pancakes: I'm a delicious warm pancake smothered in maple syrup. Bite me. We have almost as many pancakes as the International House of Pancakes, and you don't have to drive to get here. See how much maple syrup you can fit on one plate. 3:17 - 5:17
Wednesday, August 27
C is for Cookie and T is for Tea Come enjoy games like Bananagrams, Boggle, Scrabble, or solve a crossword or two with us. Or just relax and unwind from the whirlwind of REX with tasty cookies and a cuppa tea. Oolong, chai, green, earl grey, rooibos... 10:47 - 11:47
Fiddler on the Roofdeck Do you love latkes? Miss matzah ball soup? Come eat home-cooked, out-of-season, traditional Jewish food on Random Hall's roofdeck. Being Jewish not required. 11:47 - 13:17

 

CPW 2014

Thursday, April 10
Event Title Description Time
Dumpling Hylomorphisms 12:17 - 14:47
Ceiling Tile Painting 14:47 - 16:47
CS and Juice 16:17 - 18:17
LN2 Ice Cream + Giga Pudding 17:47 - 19:47
Nerdy Singalong! 18:47 - 20:47
Roofdeck BBQ + Spinning Arts 21:47 - 24:17
Friday, April 11
Event Title Description Time
Pancakes! 8:17 - 10:00
Boffing on the Roofdeck 23:47 - 12:17
MEAT (mitBEEF) 13:47 - 14:47
Deep-Fried LN2 Ice Cream 14:17 - 15:47
Maid: the Tabletop RPG 15:17 - 17:17
Nerf Chess 16:47 - 18:17
Math and Tea 17:47 - 20:47
Create a Board Game + Cooking Vegetarians 20:17 - 22:17
RHOP + Storytime with Cruft 27:17 - 29:47
Saturday, April 12
Event Title Description Time
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal 9:37 - 11:47
Random: the Gathering 11:17 - 13:17
Epic Meal Time of Destiny 12:47 - 14:17
LN2 Truffles 13:47 - 15:47
Random Plays Video Games 15:17 - 16:47
(Almost) Life-Sized Settlers of Catan 16:17 - 18:17
My Course is Better Than Your Course + Curry Curry 19:47 - 21:17
Chainmail + CHEESE 20:47 - 22:17
Pecker Board Game Night 21:47 - 27:17
Rocky Horrible + ICE PLANETS 11:17 - 25:17
Sunday, April 13
Event Title Description Time
Wonderland Tea Party 11:17 - 12:47

 

Rush 2013

Monday, August 19
Event Title Description Time
Telphone Pictionary Is that a rampaging dinosaur breathing acid on a girl eating a hot dog? Or is it a dragon trying to make friends with a guy playing a harmonica? 20:17
Tuesday, August 20
3D Twister We wanted to do it in 4-D, but the Transdimensional Building Committee wouldn't approve. 3 Boards, 3 Dimensions, 5242880 more ways to get tangled up. 20:17
Wednesday, August 21
Nerd Trivial Pursuit Show off your nerd cred with Nerd Trivial Pursuit. Show off your nerd cred in Literature, TV & Movies, Science, Anime & Manga, Games, and Comics, will you have what it takes to win? 20:17
Thursday, August 22
Cards Against Random Hall Cards against Random Hall is a terrible game for terrible people. The question is, how terrible of a person are you? 20:17
Gladiatorial Pillow Combat Like in Ancient Rome, but fluffier. 21:47
Friday, August 23
Mural Painting Leave your own mark in Random Hall by painting murals with us! No artistic skill needed! 20:17
Billiards Pool is a laid-back game that gives you a great chance to socialize while you play. Play a tournament for bragging rights, or make a fool of yourself trying to recreate trick shots. 20:17
Saturday, August 24
RHOP Random House of Pancakes: I'm a delicious warm pancake smothered in maple syrup. Bite me. We have almost as many pancakes as the International House of Pancakes, and you don't have to drive to get here. See how much maple syrup you can fit on one plate. 3:17
Epic Meal Time of Destiny! Epic Meal Time of Destiny Random Hall cooking show! What up haters, today we're gonna unleash another furious beast of baconstrips (and baconstrips and baconstrips) for you to shove down your food holes. Get ready to get lost in the sauce with the Sauce Boss! 13:47
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream I scream, you scream, we all scream for 77 Kelvins. 15:17
Game Theory and Chocolate Do you like game theory? Do you like chocolate? Do you like learning about some fun problems while eating chocolate? I thought so. Come to Random to join us in two of our favorite things: learning and chocolate. 16:17
And The Beat Goes On "A BEAR ON A BULLDOZER COMES THROUGH THE DAMN WALL EVERYBODY ROLL INITIATIVE." Come dance your way through an insane one-shot tabletop roleplaying game based on the system written by the author of the webcomic Leftover Soup. http://leftoversoup.com/AndTheBeatGoesOn.pdf 16:17
Comfort Food You've just left home, possibly for the longest time you've ever chosen to do so. Come snuggle up with some comfy blankets, eat some comfort food, and appreciate the homey atmosphere of Random Hall. 18:17
Your Wibbly Wobbly Guide to Time Travel What happens in your future if you attend this event? Come find out! No time travel experience necessary. 19:47
Intro to Electronics: Transmit audio with light! Come build circuits capable of sending audio over infrared light, and learn some electronics in the process. No experience necessary, everyone is welcome---just BYO headphones and audio source! 20:17
Random Hallsmeade It's not quite Hogsmeade, but it's close. Come taste a few of the yummy treats you read about while we watch Harry enjoy his first year at Hogwarts. Butterbeer will be served. 21:17
Sunday, August 25
RHOP Random House of Pancakes. Why are we up this late? To feed you pancakes of course! Pancakes pancakes pancakes pancakes pancakes pancakes pancakes. Wow, pancakes is a really weird looking word. 3:17
Curry Curry You can curry favor by having all the expansions for Race to the Galaxy. You can curry favor by teaching someone about exoplants. You can curry favor by helping someone mod their nerf gun. You can curry curry by showing up to Random Hall and eating brunch with us. We will have golden curry with lots of vegetables and rice. Vegan and vegetarian options available. 10:17
Video Games in Destiny Lounge You'll meet many people this week, and friendly competition is an amazing icebreaker. After a day spent running all over campus, work out your arms while your feet rest. 10:47
Swinging on the Roofdeck "Back in 1920, when Random Hall was just some apartment buildings in Central Square, its residents knew how to DANCE. Come repopulate the dorm with more Cool Cats (we already have cats of the feline variety). Learn to Swing Dance! No partner nor experience necessary." 12:17
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Sure, you've had ice cream before. But now you're at MIT -- it's time for the real stuff. 12:47
Physics 'n' Coffee If mathematicians turn tea into theorems... do physicists turn coffee into awesomeness? Caffeine, physics, and cookies all in one place. 13:47
Dumpling Hylomorphism Anamorphism: the building up of a structure. Catamorphism: the consumption of a structure. Hylomorphism: both an anamorphism and a catamorphism. This event? A hylomorphism on dumplings. Come learn the basic fold, or just perform a metabolic reduction on food. 13:47
Spinning in Enclosed Spaces Random Hall has thin, topologically convoluted, claustrophobia- and vertigo-inducing hallways. Come learn and practice the creativity of applying centripetal force to poi and staff in time to music. Let's see if we can involve stairs in this bad idea somehow. 15:17
Rocky Horrible Think Dr. Horrible is a beautiful, amazing, inviolable work of perfect art? Please go somewhere else. Anyone else? Come join us in yelling obscenities at a perfectly nice Sing-Along Blog that has done absolutely nothing to deserve it. 16:47
Bubble Tea and Electroswing It's electroswing night at your friendly neighborhood bubble tea parlor! We'll provide basic and exotic bubble tea ingredients, and you get to formulate delicious new concoctions. 17:17
Roofdeck BBQ Winter is coming, but it's not here yet. Come socialize outdoors while the weather is still nice. You'll find ribs, sausage, pulled pork, and more! Vegetarians and vegans, we have you covered as well. 19:47
Ice Planets Do you ever get bored with ice cream? Ever wish it could be problematic? Come chill out with us as we use ice cream, string, and dowels to make everyone's favorite impossible-to-eat food, ice planets! 20:47
CS and Juice Bobby walks down the isle at Shaw's, trying to pick the optimal set of juices to buy. He can't buy pomegranate juice without something sweeter to mix it with, like apple or orange, but if he buys orange juice, he won't buy orange mango as well...uh oh. Bobby smells a boolean satisfiability problem to solve. 21:17
Pecker Board Game Night Build a Dominion in Puerto Rico to prevent your Descent into Revolution. Through the ages, board games have been a leading tradition of Random Hall. Come play them with us through the night! 22:17
Monday, August 26
Cookies and Smut Listen to the finest Viking romance novels and eat delicious warm chocolate chip cookies. Feel the horriblehorriblehorrible sensation of rivulets of chocolate dripping down your throat and discover Thor's magnificent hammer! 9:47
Yarn Theory Yarn has one dimension. Fabric has two dimensions. Plushies have three dimensions. See how many dimensions you can make with a ball of string and some handy sticks! 9:47
DESTROY YOUR ENEMIES WITH FIERCE BLASTS OF DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE Come join the Random faction as we prepare to march to victory at the water wars! Cover yourself in war-paint! Prepare flying aqueous projectiles! Create funnelators of doom and deathiness! Unleash your inner berserker! 14:17
Nerdy Singalong It's hard to overstate my satisfaction with how much this event is fulfilling in creative way. If hopes and dreams are shattering apart, remember it's gonna be the future soon, so apply forgetful functors to the past and be still alive. 16:17
PCB Design and LED Displays Have you ever wondered how printed circuit boards (PCBs) are manufactured? Have you ever wanted to design a circuit and lay out a circuit board? Come help us finish our homemade fridge-mounted RGB led display and learn about how we designed it. 18:47
My Course is Better than Your Course We all love our majors. But whose major is truly the best? Come listen to us argue. Delicious home cooked Hispanic food will be served! 18:47
Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Shadowcast Whether you're here to sing along or just take over the world, come join us as we act out Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog live! There will be love, drama, and freeze rays galore! Hosted at Simmons. 20:17
Guided Meditation Ever wanted to experience meditation? Come to this guided session, where Alison, our friendly GRT, will walk you through a couple special breathing exercises to reduce your heart rate and calm your body, and show you how to meditate. Non-thinking lets your mind recharge, so you can refocus, and get back to doing all the amazing things you do. 20:47
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Served steaming cold. 21:17
A Night of Space Westerns Do you like SPACE? Do you like COWBOYS? Do you like SPACE COWBOYS? Come to random to watch a few animated and live action Space Westerns. Why camp out and stare at the stars at night when you can fly through them? 21:47
Sweet Rave Party Rave (noun). An underground party in which electronic music is played, dancing occurs in a very free-form fashion. The dress of the partygoers is quite unrestrained. 22:17
Tuesday, August 27
RHOP Random House of Pancakes! Is it early, or is it late? All we know is that we have delicious pancakes to feed you. 3:17
First, Breakfast. And then World Domination! Up in the morning, ready to seize the day, watch your enemies quiver in fear and make the whole world tremble with the power of your footsteps? Before returning to Doomsday devices and explosives and the rest of the deliciously mad world, come have some breakfast. We have the classic waffles - smoothie combination, but also chocolate-covered strawberries and s'mores, for the discerning sweet-tooth. 9:47
Disney Sing Along You just can't wait to be King. No one will tell you no, or where to go, or say you're only dreaming. Come to Random Hall to rediscover tales as old as time and songs as old as rhyme. We don't mind if you sing along. We know all of the words, too. 9:47
Fantasy Feast The lovely ladies of Fortress Awesome invite you to their castle for a glorious feast. Eat stews, breads, meats, and vegetables that you might find in fantasy movies or shows. 12:47
Nerf Warfare Negotiations have failed. The shooting has begun. Both sides have vowed to fight to the death, and now the moment of glory is at hand. Do you have what it takes to be a hero? 12:47
Applied Knot Theory An introduction to the art of tying knots and people in practical and ornamental ways. Our knowledge of knots is not for naught. I can knot understand how anyone could knot be excited. 13:47
Liquid Nitrogen Truffles Tired of boring old chocolate? Come to Random Hall and try our truffles with flavors ranging from raspberry to pink lemonade to wasabi. That still too boring for you? Then freeze your truffles in liquid nitrogen! 14:17
Math and Tea Math is beautiful, cookies are sweet, tea is tasty. Come enjoy all three as we discuss topics in math ranging from algebra to topology. 16:17
Almost Life-Sized Settlers of Catan Come play (almost) life-sized Settlers of Catan! Hoard sheep, wheat, iron and bricks. Trade them with your neighbors, or foil their plans and keep everything for yourself. Build roads, villages, and cities! 16:17
Random: the Gathering Come draft our custom Magic: The Gathering set with our resident Magic players. If you've never cast Global Thermonuclear War, now's a good time. 18:17
Tuesday Night Talks Secretly, this is TNT. But there won't be any explosions. Come listen to upperclassmen talk about how not to explode at MIT and Random. It's going to be great. Seriously. Food (including vegetarian options) will be provided. 19:17
Chainmail! Having problems being woken up at night by swordsmen breaking down your door? Well, you'll be able to sleep easy after this event; come learn to make armor worthy of the thirteenth century! Also suitable for badass jewelry. 20:47
Storytime with Cruft "Cruft, n.: (1) An old piece of computer equipment, possibly useless, that keeps hanging around. (2) An old alum Come hear stories from back in the day, when things were more hardcore." 20:47
Star Trek Marathon Beam up to Random and discover Star Trek at warp speed! If you want to live long and prosper at MIT, frosh, you want to come to this event--make it so! 21:47
Late Night Escapades Night is the period where the sun vanishes beyond the horizon, decreasing the rate of solar energy being released onto land. Fortunately, humans are designed to be able to withstand this temporary decrease in solar energy. Join us in doing so by playing games of the board and non-board varieties and eating various foodstuffs. 22:17
Wednesday, August 28
Hot Chocolate and Bananagrams You've been running around doing exciting things all of REX--come hang out with us and relax a bit and play bananagrams! We'll have hot chocolate and cookies, too--come ask any and all questions about life at MIT, classes, extracurriculars, etc. :) 9:47
Practical Cooking Don't be afraid of cooking for yourself. It can be delicious without taking tons of time and money. Come see (and eat) the kinds of food that your peers cook on a regular basis during the semester. 10:47
Chemistry and Cupcakes Have you ever wondered how glowsticks work? Why bread browns when it's baked? Join us for the answers to these questions and more, including "5 in 5" (a whirlwind tour of Course 5 in 5 minutes per class), and a live demonstration of the breakdown of sugars and carbohydrates (in tasty cupcake form)! 12:17
Chess is a Game Best Played With Nerf Guns You know what chess is lacking? More projectile combat! Use nerf darts to skip your opponent's turns and capture their king. Come play chess as you've never played it before. 16:17
Tea Time This just came across the wire! The secret police has issued a new statement shedding more light on last night's secret tea party incident. The time, location and purpose of this party have not been announced, but those who are interested should avoid the hooded figures by the dog park. The city council has only remarked, 'What is tea? Tea isn't even a thing!' 17:17
Boffing on the Roofdeck Arm yourself with a weapon wrought of foam and tape, and strike with the fury of a thousand tigers! FOR THE GLORY OF RANDOM HALL! 18:17

 

CPW 2013

Thursday, April 11
Event Title Description Time
Dumpling Hylomorphisms What happens when you subject ice-cream to a 400K temperature gradient? Om Nom Nom!!! Pun not intended. 13:17
LN2 Truffles and the Chocolate Nash Equilibrium First, make your own truffles using liquid nitrogen. But don't leave, because then we'll use all that delicious chocolate to learn about game theory 14:17
Nerd Trivial Pursuit Show off your nerd cred with Nerd Trivial Pursuit. When the categories are Literature, TV & Movies, Science, Anime & Manga, Games, and Comics, will you have what it takes to win? 15:17
mitBEEF and Meatballs Roll your own beef meatballs! While they're cooking, we'll sing beef carols together and maybe write some new carols. mitBEEF is a club dedicated to educating the MIT community about beef. 15:30
Chess is a Game Best Played with Nerf Blasters None of this tame nonsense! Use nerf darts to skip your opponent's turns and capture their king. 16:47
Math and Tea Math is beautiful, cookies are sweet, tea is tasty. Come enjoy all three as we discuss topics in math ranging from algebra to topology. 17:17
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream!! I scream, you scream, we all scream for 77 Kelvins. 18:17
Roofdeck BBQ Meat! Ribs, sausage, burgers, and more! Come eat, talk, eat, and see the awesomeness of having a roofdeck. And eat! Food of the non-meat variety to be served as well. 18:47
Dubstep with Destiny Come test how loud our kitchen's sound system can get when we blast all the bass-heavy music I hear kids these days enjoy! 21:47
Friday, April 12
Disney and Pancakes Random Hall, it's a quiet village. Every day like the one before. Random Hall, full of little people, waking up to make… PANCAKES?! Dig into blueberry chocolate chip spicy cinnamon pancakes while singing along to your favorite Disney songs! 8:47
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream!! Served steaming cold. 11:47
Victoriana Tea Gather to bemoan the decline of our Queen Victoria's empire or gossip about the most recent painters at the Salon. Tea will be served; enjoyment will be had. There may be Downton or Emma: A Victorian Romance 13:17
Cooking Vegetarians Uhh... I meant vegetarian cooking. Yeah. Come tuck into a meat-free feast prepared for you by Randomites. If you eat vegans– vegan! I meant vegan! – there will be plenty of options available. 14:17
Build a Cardboard Fortress, Then Fight a Nerf Gun War Step 1: Erect large cardboard structures. Step 2: Kick back and relax? Step 3: DEATH TO THE INFIDELS WHO CONSTRUCTED THESE INFERIOR CARDBOARD FORTS! 15:17
Nerdy Singalong and Kit Kat Lasagna Go ahead and leave me – I think I prefer to stay inside. Sing along to our favorite nerdy songs, and then make lasagna entirely out of candy. Hopefully we'll be still alive. 17:17
Fantasy Feast The lovely ladies of Fortress Awesome invite you to their castle for a glorious feast. Eat stews, breads, meats, and vegetables that you might find in fantasy movies or shows. 18:47
Computer Science and Juice Algorithms! Data structures! Computational models! Come and enjoy delicious juice and learn some fascinating computer science. 20:47
Pecker Board Game Night Build a Dominion in Puerto Rico to prevent your Descent into Revolution. Through the ages, board games have been a leading tradition of Random Hall. Come play them with us! 22:17
RHOP Random House of Pancakes. Pancakes pancakes pancakes pancakes pancakes pancakes pancakes. Wow, pancakes is a really weird looking word. 27:17
Saturday, April 13
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cartoons Do you want to Catch Them All? Have you harnessed the Heart of the Cards? Come watch the cartoons you loved while tucking in to breakfast foods from your childhood. 9:47
Deep Fried Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream What happens when you subject ice cream to a 400K temperature gradient? Om Nom Nom!!! Pun not intended. 10:47
(Almost) Life-sized Settlers of Catan Come play (almost) life-sized Settlers of Catan! Hoard (and eat, when it's not your turn) marshmallow "sheep," pretzel "wheat," oreo "iron," and graham-cracker "bricks"! Trade them with your neighbors, or foil their plans and keep everything for yourself. Build roads, villages, and cities! 11:47
My Course is Better Than Your Taco We love our majors. We also love our enchiladas! Come munch on authentic home-cooked Hispanic food while listening to the upperclassmen talk about why their major is the best thing ever! 15:17
Random: the Gathering Have you ever wanted to cast Global Thermonuclear War? Come play Random: the Gathering. It's Magic: the Gathering with a Random Hall theme! 16:17
Cheese and Chainmail Ever been woken up by swordsmen breaking down your door? Lost sleep while craving for brie? Well, you'll rest easy after this event. Make armor worthy of the thirteenth century while sampling all the cheese Random has to offer! 16:17
Boff for Fried-dom Stab your friends and enemies alike with foam swords on Random's roofdeck! Champions (and everybody else) will then get to fry all kinds of delicious foods in our two deep fryers. 19:47
Sweet Rave Party Rave: An underground party in which electronic music is played, dancing occurs in a very free-form fashion. The dress of the partygoers is quite unrestrained. -- Urban Dictionary 12:47
Sunday, April 14
Spinning and Leftover Brunch Things which you'll learn to spin in Random Hall: poi and staff. Things that make your head spin in Random Hall: the prospect of a delicious Sunday brunch made from leftovers. Awake and hungry? We'll teach you, and we'll feed you. 9:47

 

Rush 2012

Tuesday, August 20
Event Title Description Time
Ice Cream Mob Join us to explore the joy and splendour of Toscanini's, an ice-cream establishment known to provide such treasured flavours as burnt sugar, earl gray, goat cheese and blueberries, and more! (Flavour options vary week to week). Meet at Random Hall. 19:17
Wednesday, August 21
Adventures on the High Seas! Or, you know, the Charles. They're sorta similar if you squint your eyes and tilt your head. But come with us if you want to go sailing! No experience necessary! (Must have completed Boat Test to go sailing.) Meet up at Random Hall. 18:47
Mafia Madness Will the townspeople triumph? Or will the Mafia kill them all? We're making you an offer you can't refuse. 21:17
Thursday, August 22
Leisure Station Bubble Tea Love tea? Love bubbles? Join us on an adventure to procure boba, the best drink to combine tea and bubbles. Be ready to walk through Cambridge and explore your new home, all in the pursuit of a favorite boba seller. 19:17
Friday, August 23
Frozen Yogurt Excursion You need frozen yogurt. You may not know how wonderful it is yet or you may already be a connoisseur. Whatever the case, join us on the treck to and from Berry Line, a local frozen yogurt place. Our treat! 19:17
Saturday, August 24
Deep Fried LN2 What's cold, sweet, and covered in batter? Deep Fried Icecream! Come marvel at how you can create icecream that doesn't melt when fried. 19:17
Sunday, August 25
Letter Writing Come write your first letter to home! There will be stationary and stickers. You can have all the fun, maybe even try your hand at calligraphy. 14:17
Boffing Wars with BC Burton Connor challenged you to a Duel; you must win to save your honor. It'll be fun. 16:17
Go Chess! You've likely played chess. You may have played go. But have you ever played chess and go simultaneously? 17:17
Adventures in Neverland Never grow up! Peter Pan fights pirates, chills with mermaids and argues with fairies. We eat all of our favorite childhood snacks! 24:47
RHOP Random House of Pancakes. Why are we up this late? To feed you pancakes of course! Pancakes pancakes pancakes pancakes pancakes pancakes pancakes. Wow, pancakes is a really weird looking word. 27:17
Monday, August 26
More breakfast than your body has room for! Read the title. You're all bright kids. 9:17
Did You Say Disney!? You just can't wait to be King. No one will tell you no, or where to go, or say you're only dreaming. Come to Loop to rediscover tales as old as time and songs as old as rhyme. We don't mind if you sing along. We know all of the words, too. 11:17
Chess is a Game Best Played with Nerf Guns Tired of the same old, boring game of chess? No more! Now, just shoot your opponent to stop them from making moves. Nerf guns will be provided. 12:17
Mexican Roulette One out of six quesadillas has more hot sauce than any reasonable person would put in their mouth. The question is: are you feeling lucky? 12:17
Duct Tape Construction Come make things out of the most awesome material know to peoplekind! 12:47
Crochet and Tea Yarn + hook -> clothes! and tea! Learn how to crochet! Drink tea! 13:47
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Served steaming cold. 14:17
CHEESE Swiss Cheddar Brie Cottage Parmigiano Reggiano Gouda Chevre Camembert Provolone Ricotta Colby Jack Pepper Jack Monterey Jack Mozzarella Muenster Blue Havarti Limburger Feta. 14:47
MORE COLORS THAN YOUR HAIR HAS ROOM FOR! Need more color in your hair? We can fix that! 15:17
Random Jewelry Making Store bought jewelry is so last season. All the cool kids are wearing toothbrushes and discarded electrical components. 15:47
Rocky Horrible's Singalong Blog Think Dr. Horrible is a beautiful, amazing, inviolable work of perfect art? Please, please, please go somewhere else. Anyone else? Come join us in yelling obscenities at a perfectly nice Sing-Along Blog that has done absolutely nothing to deserve it. 16:17
DFTBA Come watch a few vlogbrothers videos and talk about how awesome nerdfighteria never forgets to be. 17:17
Nerf Wars Negotiations have failed. The shooting has begun. Both sides have vowed to fight to the death, and now the moment of glory is at hand. Do you have what it takes to be a hero? 17:17
Juggling in Enclosed Spaces What's more fun that throwing brightly colored objects at people? Doing it at the same time as fifteen other people all packed into a small lounge. Come juggle with us! Don't know how? We're happy to teach you! 17:47
Roofdeck BBQ Meat! Ribs, sausage, pulled pork, and more! Come eat, talk, eat, and see the awesomness of having a roofdeck. And eat! Food of the non-meat variety to be served as well. 20:17
Let's build a fort! Build the finest, strongest pillow-based fortification in all the land. 20:17
Edible Knot Theory! Knot theory is the branch of mathematics which dealing with the different ways that you can embed a circle into R^3 it provides an important set of examples for topology and is a popular area of mathematical research. Candy is a delicious substance, usually filled with sugar, which you probably are interested in consuming. How could these two, seemingly extraordinarily different subjects, relate. Well... CANDY KNOTS. Make (and eat) Candy Knots. 21:17
youtube! From autotuned news to vlogs to Minute Physics to memes to Watsky - come celebrate the youtubes! 21:47
Crazy Chess Variants Test your dexterity, sanity, and possibly even chess skill with some of our favorite, wacky variations on chess. 22:17
All the ponies in this town are CRAZY. Do you like ponies? I like ponies. Do you like friendship? I like friendship. Do you like magic? I like magic. Also, cupcakes. 23:17
ALL OF TIME AND SPACE! Come along frosh! There will be foods related to your favorite Doctor. There might be foods that are a little wibbly-wobbly, like time! (..Or jello! Thyme flavored jello?) 25:17
RHOP Random House of Pancakes: I'm a delicious warm pancake smothered in maple syrup. Bite me. We have almost as many pancakes as the International House of Pancakes, and you don't have to drive to get here. See how much maple syrup you can fit on one plate. 27:17
Tuesday, August 27
Meditation Come and relax. Take a break from the crazy to catch your breath. 9:17
Waffles and Smoothies Perhaps one of the greatest food combinations known to mankind, threatening to eclipse even the illustrious chocolate-and-strawberries combination. But we'll have those here too. 10:17
Housemaster Welcome Brunch Our housemasters are the BEST! Go meet them and eat yummy food :) 12:30
Dominate Dominion Dominion, the (many) award winning game by Donald X is one of the best modern games ever created. If you've never played before come learn the rules if you've played a lot... well people here have probably played more. (We have more than a few 1000+ game alums in the dorm). So join us, and find your newest time-sink. 14:17
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Don't try this at Harvard. 16:17
It's BACON! Bacon.... Bacon! Where's the bacon?! I smell bacon! Bacon. Bacon. Gotta be Bacon. Only one one thing smells like bacon and that's BACON! 16:17
Tea and Math Tea is Warm, cookies are sweat, Math is beautiful. Come enjoy all 3! 16:17
Nerdy Singalong It's hard to overstate my satisfaction with how much this event is fulfilling in creative way. If hopes and dreams are shattering apart, remember it's gonna be the future soon, so apply forgetful functors to the past and be still alive. 17:17
Random Hallsmeade It's not quite Hogsmeade, but it's close. Come taste a few of the yummy treats you read about while we join together in our collective quest to destroy the dark lord. Butterbeer will be served. 19:17
The Delectable Dessert Pizzaria Tired of regular old boring pizza? Tired of bland, unadventurous desserts? Well it's time for you to try Dessert Pizza! Come make your very own delectable doughy creation, full of sugar and spice and everything delicious! 19:17
(Almost) Life-Sized Settlers of Catan Come play (almost) life-sized Settlers of Catan! Hoard sheep, wheat, iron, and brick! Trade them with your neighbors or foil their plans and keep everything for yourself. Build roads, villages, and cities! And come eat marshmallow "sheep", pretzel "wheat", oreo "iron", and graham-cracker "bricks" when it's not your turn. 19:47
Boffing on the Roofdeck Nothing says, "Hey, let's be friends" like a foam sword to the abdomen. 20:17
Chain Mail Learn to weave metal into chains and fabrics! Make armor worthy of the thirteenth century! Also suitable for badass jewelry. 21:17
CS and Juice You walk down the isle at Shaw's, trying to pick the optimal set of juices to buy. You can't buy pomegranate juice without buying something sweeter to mix it with, like apple or orange, but if you buy orange juice, you wouldn't buy orange mango as well... uh oh. You smell a boolean satisfiability problem to solve. 22:17
Spontaneous Dessert Assemblage Try combining Nutella, peanut butter, and bananas. Create a marshmallow-cemented structure of graham crackers and Twizzlers as a standing testament to your glory - until devoured. Or just fry things and see what's delicious. Bring your creativity - we've got the food. 25:17
Pillowfight of DOOM! I regret that I only have one life to give for this pillowfight. 27:17
Wednesday, August 28
Pancake PANIC AHHHHHHHH the pancakes are attacking! We didn't know, how could we have known? The pancakes were ALIVE. You are humanities last hope! You must eat the pancakes and save the cheerleader (and we all know saving the cheerleader saves the world). Join the small surviving resistance in celebrating a battle recently won over our pancake foes. What better way to celebrate victory than eating your enemy? Vegan Friendly. 9:47
Random: The Gathering: The Draft Come draft our custom Magic: The Gathering set with our resident Magic players. If you've never cast Global Thermonuclear War, now's a good time. 11:47
Wrapping Random Noms Wrap fillings in wrappers. Eat. Possibly nutritionally balanced. Omnivore, vegetarian, and vegan friendly. 11:47
Classy Tea Join the lovely folk of Random for a pleasant tea. We'll have tea and all sorts of sweets, presented in the most adorable manner. Think Working!! with a little bit of OHSHC. We are not, to our own disappointment, a devil of a butler. We do entertain at your leisure so come by Random Hall. 12:17
Make your own Truffles Chocolate with raspberry! Chocolate with vanilla! Chocolate with spices! Chocolate with mushrooms! Wait... 13:17
ASSCARS : The Destiny Dune Buggy Challenge Old Toroidal Hallways + Electric Buggy + Freshmen + A few bandaids and maybe a helmet = Safer than most EC events 13:47
PREPARE FOR WAR Come join the Random faction as we prepare to march to victory at the water wars! Cover yourself in war-paint! Prepare flying aqueous projectiles! Create funnelators of doom and deathiness! Unleash your inner berserker! Bwuahahahaha. 14:47
Python Bee You were probably spelling bee champions in elementary school. We know the type - didn't miss a single letter in ""Czechoslovakia"", never lost your patience when the kid in front of you had to spell ""popcorn"" when you had to spell ""paideia"". Are you ready for a challenge of a different sort? Instead of struggling through ""appoggiatura,"" prepare yourselves for questions ranging from ""write a function that searches through an array for the first element greater than both of its neighbors"" to ""write a recursive descent parser for the following DSL..."" That's not hard enough, you say? Fine. Now you have to spell your program out loud. Not enough? Live audience! Fearlessly code in front of your new peers, earning the respect and accolades you surely deserve. Come one, come all, and prove your programming prowess in the Python Bee. 16:47
Byzantine Burritos Have you noticed that burito often have structural failures? Have you come to accept that there will always be some probability of failure? If so you should consider how to best tolerate those faults! If you want to learn about how to tolerate N faults with 3N+1 Byzantine Generals...I mean Burritos...then this is the event for you! Come eat guacamole, southwest chile sauce, rice, bell peppers all with the assurance that we will properly handle failures! Vegan Friendly. 17:17
Tuesday Night Talk Secretly this is TNT. But there won't be any explosions. This is to teach you how not to explode at MIT and Random. It's going to be great. Seriously. 18:30
Minihunt Can't wait till January for the MIT Mystery Hunt? Now you don't have to! We've got a puzzle hunt right here at Random Hall, to satisfy your eager brains. 20:17
Make Your Own Virus Plushie Come learn how to sew your own hepatitis B virus plushie! All materials needed to make the plushie will be provided. Curious what exactly a plush hepatitis B virus looks like? 20:17
A Primer on Time Travel This is the event where you learned how to time travel. But you probably know that already; the version of you reading this description has already attended this event at REX only to travel backwards in time, where you're now experiencing REX a second time. (Or is it a third?) 20:17
Smoothies and Boba and Tea! Oh My! Want smoothies? Want tea? Want smoothies made of tea? Want boba in your smoothies? Come to Random to make your own refreshments! 20:17
Spinning on the Roofdeck Learn and practice the creativity of applying centripetal force to poi and staff. 21:17
Time Travel: Paradoxes and Models Killing your grandparents isn't so bad in some models of time travel. Come talk about such paradoxes and how to resolve them. Safety not guaranteed. 21:47
Sweet Rave Party Rave-An underground party in which electronic music is played, dancing occurs in a very free-form fashion. The dress of the partygoers is quite unrestrained. --Urban Dictionary 22:17
S'mores Gooey, crunchy, chocolatey goodness. 23:17
Sleeper's Anonymous Sleep is an addiction. The first step towards overcoming your addiction is admitting you have a problem. Sleepers Anonymous is a support group formed to help people like you overcome this addiction. Come, and we will all fight it together. 24:17
Thursday, August 29
Pancakes Sometimes, Random Hall wants to feed you lots and lots of mostly plain pancakes. This is not that time. Have you ever had blueberry pancakes? Chocolate chip pancakes? How about spicy cinnamon pancakes? 9:17
Alice in RandomLand Play cards, drink tea, eat sweets and enjoy yourself. 11:17
Dumpling Hylomorphism Anamorphism: the building up of a structure. Catamorphism: the consumption of a structure. Hylomorphism: both an anamorphism and a catamorphism. This event? A hylomorphism on dumplings. Come learn to make them, or just perform a metabolic reduction on food. 12:17
Come Paint Things! Leave your own mark in Random Hall by painting murals with us! No artistic skill needed! 13:47
Friday, August 30
Leftover Nitrogen Eat our ice cream, smash our flowers...help us run through the rest of our liquid nitrogen! 13:17

 

CPW 2012

Thursday, April 19
Event Title Description Time
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream What happens when you subject ice-cream to a 400K temperature gradient? Om Nom Nom!!! Pun not intended. 12:47
Come for the Cheese, Stay for the Mafia Cheese is delicious, and tasty, and you will enjoy trying it. Then, join us for our favorite game of psychology, deception, and paranoia. We recently ran a three-week game of Live Action Mafia. Trust us, we know what we're doing. 14:17
Randomized Algorithms, CS and Juice Join us for a fierce competition of Random-ized Algorithms (execute your favorite algorithms with a blackboard and chalk!). After that, we'll drink fascinating juice and talk about delicious topics in computer science, such as algorithms, data structures, or computational models. 16:17
Nerdy Singalong It's hard to overstate my satisfaction with how much this event fulfilling in creative way. If hopes and dreams are shattering apart, remember it's gonna be the future soon, so apply forgetful functors to the past and be still alive. 18:17
Food Fight! Just kidding! First we food, then we fight. Red and green chile in delicious food! Pillowfight of DOOM! I only regret that I have but one life to give for this pillowfight. 18:47
Potential Energy and Protein Shakes When you pick things up, they gain potential energy. When you put them down, they lose it. Come explore this fascinating phenomenon. Refreshing beverages will be served. 22:17
Psi Phi Short Stories Come enjoy science fiction short stories with awesome people! Have requests in mind, or just be ready to be introduced to new authors and stories. 23:17
Friday, April 20
Pancakes! Plain pancakes are pretty boring. Have you ever had blueberry pancakes? Chocolate chip pancakes? How about spicy cinnamon pancakes? 9:17
Even More LN2 Ice Cream Oh, that's right! When you're 77 Kelvin, you redefine cool. Come chill with us as we make even more ice cream with liquid nitrogen. It'll be frosty, dude. 11:47
Boff for Waffles Boff: to fight with foam swords. Come boff on the Random Hall roofdeck! For honor! For glory! For Random Hall! Winners are rewarded with waffles (Note: waffles are available for non-winners as well. Also people who don't boff). 13:17
An Elegant Afternoon Tea Come enjoy an afternoon tea! Partake in small delights and refresh your palate with some delicious tea! There will be sugar and not-sugar. 15:17
Techo de Queso Get a taste of autonomy at MIT dorms by painting ceiling tiles! Discover how those without dining plans make cooking fun with Quesadilla Roulette. Casualties range from 0.25 to 1.5 quesadillas per person and may also include the occasional gallon of water. 16:17
Creating Chain Mail Learn to weave metal into chains and fabrics! Make armor worthy of the 13th century! Also suitable for awesome jewelry. 18:47
Deep Fried LN2 Ice Cream Some like it hot, some like it sub-zero. Why not have both at once? 18:47
Edible Worlds and Katamari Damacy Come help us build a giant world of candy and sugar! Then, stick around to destroy and eat it. 19:17
Power Point Karaoke Are you ready for your presentation? What do you mean "what presentation"? Yes, right now! What, you've never seen these slides before? No problem! Powerpoint Karaoke: we've got random slides you've never seen before, and it's your turn to present! 19:47
Nerf War Negotiations have failed. The shooting has begun. Both sides have vowed to fight to the death. Join us for a nerf battle of EPIC PROPORTIONS! 20:47
Board Games!! Build a Dominion in Puerto Rico to prevent your Descent into Revolution. Through the ages, board games have been a leading tradition of Random Hall. Come play them with us! 22:17
RHOP Random House of Pancakes! Is it early, or is it late? All we know is that we have delicious pancakes to feed you. 27:17
Saturday, April 21
Saturday Morning Cartoons and MOAR BREAKFAST Do you want to Catch Them All? Have you harnessed the Heart of the Cards? Come watch the cartoons you loved, or the one's that we loved at least. What's better than cartoons? Cartoons with breakfast. What's better than breakfast? MOAR breakfast! 9:17
Random: the Gathering Magic. You like to play Magic? Well come play Random: the Gathering, Random Hall's custom magic set. Have fun with fellow magic players, especially if you've ever wanted to cast Global Thermonuclear War! 12:17
Truffles Do you want delectable chocolate with raspberry? Boring ol' chocolate with vanilla? Will you show your chutzpah by trying chocolate with chipotle? How about chocolate with death wasabi - only for the brave of heart and palate... 13:17
Storytime with Cruft and Juggling Hear about how cruft juggled their academic and personal lives. Lots of stories from back in the day, when things were more hardcore. While you're at it, learn how to juggle actual objects in enclosed spaces! Trust us it'll prepare you for the mental exertion of college. 14:17
Kit-tea Party Kitties and tea. Top hats and fans encouraged. There will be cake. 16:17
Roofdeck BBQ Meat! Ribs, sausage, pulled pork, and more! Come eat, talk, eat, and see the awesomness of having a roofdeck. And eat! Food of the non-meat variety to be served as well. 16:47
Easy Games? Not Anymore! ntris: a game for those who think tetris is too easy. pants pants revolution: make stepmania harder by wearing MORE pants! 19:47
Random Hallsmeade It's not quite Hogsmeade, but it's close. Come taste a few of the yummy treats you read about while we join together in our collective quest to destroy the dark lord. Butterbeer will be served. 19:47
Sweet Rave Party It's the end of the world as we know it, but you can dance if you want to. So walk this way-just don't get lost in the sandstorm. 21:47
Continuous Games Forevvvverrrrrrr!!!!!! Games. Games. Games. Games. Gamesgamesgamesgames. GAMESGAMESGAMESGAMES. GAMESGAMESGAMESGAMES!!!!! 27:17

 

Rush 2011

Friday, August 26
Event Title Description Time
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Some like it hot; some like it sub-zero. 17:47
Gluck! Gluck is a game of quick wits and lightning reflexes. Are you DOWN for 4-deck multiplayer speed solitaire? GLUCK! 18:47
Dumpling Hylomorphism Anamorphism: the building up of a structure. Catamorphism: the consumption of a structure. Hylomorphism: both an anamorphism and a catamorphism. This event? A hylomorphism on dumplings. Come learn the basic fold, or just perform a metabolic reduction on food. 19:47
Dance Frosh Dance Do it now. Because you want to. And because it will be awesome. There's a simple recipe: glowsticks, music that goes "untz, untz, untz," blacklights. Done. 20:47
Spontaneous Dessert Assemblage Try combining Nutella, peanut butter, and bananas. Create a marshmallow-cemented structure of graham crackers and Twizzlers as a standing testament to your glory - until devoured. Or just fry things and see what's delicious. Bring your creativity - we've got the food. 21:17
ntris friends From isawyoumitcom, M spotting F, fourth in the queue at ntris.mit.edu:

I saw you... in hot pink. You never give me any choices, never let me turn this situation around. Why won't you be mine?

Maybe it's that four-fold rotational symmetry.

22:17
Board Games There is an adventure to be had! Unlock the Riddles of the Revolution. Or build up the Riches of your Dominion. Through the Ages, board games have been a Random Hall tradition. Come play them with us! 23:47
RHOP Random House of Pancakes. Why are we up this late? To feed you pancakes of course! 27:17
Saturday, August 27
The Full English Have you ever wanted to go to England but couldn't afford it? Well never fear! In Random Hall this morning, come experience a little bit of English life, the full English breakfast. Complete with sausage, bacon, baked beans, and much much more.

P.S. We will have vegetarian alternatives.

Not made in England or by anyone who is English.

9:17
Bacon Bacon Bacon Are you tired of your REX food not being bacon? We can fix that. 11:17
Hair Dyeing There is never enough color in your life. That's why you need it on your head! 12:17
Gladiatorial Pillow Combat War is hell. Fluffy, fluffy hell. 12:47
Pita Falafel Project Come prepared to get your hands doughy. And then greasy. And then just straight up dripping with tehina. 13:17
CS and Juice Paul walks down the aisle at Shaw's, trying to pick the optimal set of juices to buy. He can't buy pomegranate juice without something sweeter to mix it with, like apple or orange, but if he buys orange juice, he won't buy orange mango as well... uh-oh. Paul smells a boolean satisfiability problem to solve. 14:47
Cardboard Wars Unleash your inner evil genius! Come make cardboard forts, cardboard doomsday devices, or whatever else your maniacal little heart desires! And then use them to make your opponents cower in fear in a nerf-gun fight of epic proportions. 15:47
Nerdy Singalong It's hard to overstate my satisfaction with how much this event fulfillings in creative way. If hopes and dreams are shattering apart, remember it's gonna be the future soon, so apply forgetful functors to the past and be still alive. 16:47
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Sure you've had ice cream before. But now you're at MIT. It's time for the real stuff. 17:17
Econ and Tonic Are you deeply concerned about the marginal disutility of your next mosquito bite? Would you like to propose a voting system to banish all mosquitoes? If so, come talk with us about econ. We've got quinine! 17:47
Random: the Gathering Ever wanted to cast Global Thermonuclear Warfare? The Wizards of the Dorm have conjured a special edition cardset of Magic: The Gathering - so now you can. 18:47
BEEF ON THE ROOFDECK We cook, you eat; that's how we roll. 19:17
Random Jewelry Making Store bought jewelry is so last season. All the cool kids are wearing toothbrushes and discarded electrical components. 19:47
Rocky Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Think Dr. Horrible is a beautiful, amazing, inviolable work of perfect art? Please leave. 21:17
Randomized Algorithms If you've ever wished randomized incremental constructions weren't just for computers, join us in Pecker lounge and learn precisely how much slower a chalkboard is than a modern CPU. 22:17
Random Hallsmeade It's not quite Hogsmeade, but it's close. Come taste a few of the yummu treats you read about while we listen to Wizard Rock and talk about the series everyone loves. Butterbeer will be served. 23:17
R. Hallivander's Wand Shop It's just like Ollivander's... Only without the magic. Come make and decorate your wand. 24:17
RHOP We have almost as many pancakes as the International House of Pancakes, and you don't have to drive to get here. See how much maple syrup you can fit on one plate. 27:17
Sunday, August 28
Morning Tea Come join the Mad Hatter and the March Hare for a scrumptious morning tea! There will be scones and jam and other delights. And, of course, tea. 9:47
Physics 'n' Coffee If mathematicians turn tea into theorems... do physicists turn coffee into awesomeness? Caffeine, physics, and cookies all in one place. 15:47
Truffles Tired of boring old chocolate? Come to Random Hall and try our truffles with flavors ranging from raspberry to pink lemonade to wasabi. That still too boring for you? Then freeze your truffles in liquid nitrogen! 16:17
Juggling in Enclosed Spaces What's more fun that throwing brightly colored objects at people? Doing it at the same time as fifteen other people all packed into a small lounge. Come juggle with us! Don't know how? We're happy to teach you! 17:17
Oh Sweet LN2 Getting tired of ice cream? Never fear! There are plenty of other things we can do with LN2. Making candy, for example. And smashing things. 17:47
25.01 Have a favorite record you know no one else has heard of? Or a favoriate plaid shirt? Then come and talk about hipster things, because "interdisciplinary science" totally covers "hipster things," right? Right? 18:17
the WOK Combinator The combinator is familiar to computer scientists, but less well known to food scientists. A closely guarded secret among the Chinese is the WOK combinator, guaranteed to combine vegetable and meat in record runtime. (Vegan-friendly too.) 20:47
S'mores Gooey, crunchy, chocolatey goodness. 24:17
Monday, August 29
Pancakes! Plain pancakes are pretty boring. Have you ever had blueberry pancakes? Chocolate chip pancakes? How about spicy cinnamon pancakes? 9:47
Lunch Pies at Winterfell Come join us in Bonfire Lounge while we cook and eat savory pies prepared specially for little Lord Bran of Winterfell and maybe watch an episode or two of Game of Thrones. Afterwards, learn how to be a Knight, use a longsword, and duel your fellow freshmen on the Roofdeck. 14:17
DIY Theremin Pencil 1. Solder Together Electronic Components.
2. Draw, Play Picture Like Musical Instrument

3. ????

4. PROFIT!!!
14:47
Squick Squick Squick squick squick squick... "HOOOOOM!" Want to hear some slash that will screw with your brain? You'll never look at Legolas the same way again... 15:47
Water War: ARM YOURSELF The East campus dorms (including Random) will square off against the West campus dorms in an epic battle. Come arm yourself with equipment you built yourself, and join Random's FUNNELATOR LEGION! 16:47
Tea and Math Tea is warm; cookies are sweet; math is beautiful. Come enjoy all three. 17:17
Deep-Fried Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream It's hot and it's cold and it's freaking delicious and totally not going to give you heart disease and diabetes. No really. Deep fried ice cream FTW. 18:47
BBQ on the Roofdeck Meat! Ribs, sausage, pulled pork, and more! Come eat, talk, eat, and see the awesomness of having a roofdeck. And eat! Food of the non-meat variety to be served as well. 19:47
Minihunt Can't wait till January for the MIT Mystery Hunt? Now you don't have to! We've got your puzzle-solving, brain-food-eating fix up in Pecker kitchen. 21:17
Mafia Madness During IAP we ran a game of live action mafia. This won't be quite as spectacular... but we plan to make it pretty close. 22:17
Board Games There is adventure to be had! Unlock the Riddles of the Revolution. Or build up the Riches of your Dominion. Through the Ages, board games have been a Random Hall tradition. Come play them with us! 23:47
Did You Say Disney Movies? We don't mind if you sing along. We know all of the words, too. 24:17
RHOP Random House of Pancakes: I'm a delicious warm pancake smothered in maple syrup. Bite me. 27:17
Tuesday, August 30
Kinda Friendly Toast There is a restaurant not too far from MIT where they serve toast and are friendly. If like me you are unnerved by nice people staring at you whilst you eat, come to Random and eat French toast with us. 100% no staring guaranteed. 10:47
Polyroastism Roast(X) where X = {Broccoli, Garlic, Pork, Bell Peppers, Chorizo, Carrots, Onions, Asparagus, Sweet Potatoes}. 13:47
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Oh, that's right! When you're 77 Kelvin, you redefine cool. Come chill with us as we make even more ice cream with liquid nitrogen. It'll be frosty, dude. 14:47

 

CPW 2011

Thursday, April 7
Event Title Description Time
Truffles! Do you want delectable chocolate with raspberry? Boring ol' chocolate with vanilla? Will you show your chutzpah by trying chocolate with chipotle? How about chocolate with death wasabi- only for the brave of heart and palate... 15:17
Powerpoint Karaoke Are you ready for your presentation? What do you mean "what presentation"? Yes, right now! What, you've never seen these slides before? No problem! Powerpoint Karaoke: we've got random slides you've never seen before, and it's your turn to present? 16:17
(Almost) Life-Sized Settler's of Catan Come and play a Random Hall favorite board game, now in epic proportions. 17:17
Wok Combinator The combinator is well appreciated in computer science. A lesser known role of the combinator in food science, and a closely guarded secret among Chinese is the WOK combinator, guaranteed to combine vegetable and meat in record runtime. 18:47
Card Games Kick down the door wearing a *Spiked Codpiece* in Munchkin, or use your creativity to contribute to our growing 1000 Blank White Cards deck. 18:47
Storytime With Cruft cruft, n.- code, data, or software of poor quality. Also: fluff, detritus, and MIT alumni. Come learn of ye oldenn tymes from the ancient ones. 19:17
Deep-Fried Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream What happens when you subject ice-cream to a 400K temperature gradient? Om Nom Nom!!! Pun not intended. 21:17
Movies on the Roofdeck A literal moonlight showing of "Inception", "The Waterboy" and a surprise finale feature. Ridiculous amounts of popcorn included. In case of inclement weather the event will be moved indoors. 22:17
Friday, April 8
MORE BREAKFAST THAN YOUR BODY HAS ROOM FOR!!! The OM NOM NOMELETTE strikes back! And this time, it has an army of OVER 9000 PANCAKES! 9:17
MIT: the LARP Come make-believe that you are an adventuring party of MIT students! It's not all about doing battle against psets... you'd better make sure you properly ground your circuit, or it might become a summoning circle. And that computer program? It gets hungry sometimes. 11:17
(Pre)Frosh Feeding Frenzy Come start the Freshman 15 early! ALL THE FOOD. You can eat it here. Be refreshed! At Random! 13:47
Tea 'n' Math Tea is warm; cookies are sweet; math is beautiful. Come enjoy all three. 14:17
Random Paul Come get all of your questions about MIT answered. All answers guaranteed to be provided by 100% MIT students 100% named Paul. 15:17
CS & Juice Juice tastes better than tea. Computer science is more fun than math. 16:17
LN2 Ice Cream Liquid Nitrogen is really cold. So is ice cream. Coincidence? (This event has one-in-three chance of being Deep Fried Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream in disguise!) 16:47
D&D One-Shots Enjoy a fantastic adventure of swords and sorcery as you delve into the depths of a dungeon filled with monsters, to face off against the evil Baron von Ternus. 17:47
Roofdeck BBQ Meat! Ribs, sausage, pulled pork, and more! Come eat, talk, eat, and see the awesomeness of having a roofdeck. And eat! Food of the non-meat variety to be served as well. 18:17
ntris friends Think you're good at Tetris? Take your skills to the limit with ntris! Check out ntris.mit.edu for a preview. 20:17
Cocoa 'n' Biology Sip cocoa, munch cookies and discuss the future of biology with Random residents - including systems biology, biophysics and synthetic biology as well as more traditional approaches. Warning: features computer scientists, physicists and mathematicians as well as biology majors! 20:47
Board Games Come embrace your Descent into the Dominion of Rallying Robots. Then incite a Revolution among the Settlers by telling them of the Betrayal of their Cities and Knights by the evil overlords. 22:17
Primer Watch the all time time traveling engineers movie: PRIMER! Have your mind twisted and turned until you barely remember which door you entered through. Eat popcorn, watch a cool movie (about engineers!) and discuss the many twisted time lines. 24:17
RHOP Everything is more interesting in the early hours of the morn! Even pancakes. 26:47
Saturday, April 9
Breakfast at J Arthur's Let set S={pancakes, bread, nutella, peanut butter, jam, tea, banana, apple, pear, pancakes}. You will get to choose an element of the power set of set S to eat for breakfast (i.e. you will get to eat any or all of the foods listed). 9:47
Lemonade and Linguistics Did you know that some languages have no nouns while others have no verbs? Come sip lemonade and talk about this and other questions in current linguistics research. Examples will range from English to Zulu to Mayan. No background required. 12:17
Electronics Art and Jewelry If you come to MIT, you'll probably get a chance to wire up an electric circuit while you're here. That's not this event, though - instead, we'll be focusing on the pretty side of electronics instead of the practical. 12:17
Ominous Nominous The harbinger of food. 13:17
Life According to Courage Wolf You've got questions. The Internet's got answers. (Note: answers may not be topical. Answers should not be taken with other medications. Answers are known to cause cancer in California. If answers last more than four hours, seek immediate medical treatment.) 14:17
Boffing on the Roof Deck Are you a master of the blade? How about a foam one? Practice disemboweling enemies and friends alike on our roof deck. 15:17
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream I scream, you scream, we all scream for 77 Kelvins. This event has one-in-three chance of being Deep Fried Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream in disguise. 16:17
Gladiatorial Pillow Combat Only the quickest and the strongest survive. We who are about to tool salute you! 16:47
Random: The Gathering Ever wanted to cast Global Thermonuclear Warfare? The Wizards of the Dorm have conjured a special edition cardset of Magic: The Gathering - so now you can. 17:17
mitBEEF OFF It's the annual prestigious mitBEEF competition, and you are the judget. Many will enter, but only one will take home the prize. Which one will it be? You decide. Come eat our tasty meat. 19:47
Spontaneous Dessert Assemblage Try combining Nutella, peanut-butter and bananas. Create a marshmallow-cemented structure of graham-crackers and Twizzlers standing testament to your glory - until devoured. Or just fry things and see what's delicious. Bring your creativity - we've got the food. 20:17
Coffee 'n' Physics Ever wanted to know about the secrets of quantum mechanics? Ever wanted coffee? Come satisfy both of these long-held, latent desires (and I KNOW you've latently desired both coffee and physics knowledge) on Random's very own Pecker floor! 20:47
Rocky Horrible's Sing-Back Blog Think Dr. Horrible is a beautiful, amazing, inviolable work of perfect art? Please, please, please go somewhere else. Anyone else? Come join us in yelling at a perfectly nice movie that has done absolutely nothing to deserve it. 21:17
Nerdy Sing-Along It's hard to overstate my satisfaction with how much this event fulfilling in creative way. If hopes and dreams and shattering apart, remember it's gonna be the future soon, so apply forgetful functors to the past and be still alive. 22:17
Juggling in Enclosed Spaces What's more fun than throwing brightly colored objects at people? Doing it at the same time as fifteen other people all packed into a small lounge. Come juggle with us! Don't know how? We're happy to teach you! 22:47
Pants Pants Revolution Just like Dance Dance Revolution, except that every time you win, you put on another pair of pants. 23:17
Sweet Rave Party Rave-An underground party in which electronic music is played, dancing occurs in a very free-form fashion. The dress of the partygoers is quite unrestrained. --Urban Dictionary 24:17
Sleepers Anonymous Sleep is an addiction. There is no 'try', only 'do', when is comes to kicking an addiction. Come talk about it and kick it with us. 27:17
Sunday, April 10
Line by Line Write haiku with us / I am the saddest haboo / Purple is a shape 10:17
Leftover Brunch You're going to college. You will eat leftovers. Try before you buy! 10:47

 

Rush 2010

Friday, August 27
Event Title Description Time
Truffles! Do you want the delectable chocolate with raspberry? The boring ol' chocolate with vanilla? Will you show your chutzpah by trying the chocolate with chipotle? How about the chocolate with death wasabi- only for the brave of heart and palate... 15:17
Munchkin Does D&D have too much plot for you? Come play some Munchkin. All the killing and looting, none of the story or rules. 16:17
Nerdy Sing Along It's hard to overstate my satisfaction with the songs we've got lined up here. Truly, this event fulfilling in creative way. If you want to be first in your class here at MIT, just remember that it's gonna be the future soon and if we just keep singing we'll be still alive when it comes. 16:17
Juggling in Enclosed Spaces What's more fun than throwing brightly colored objects at people? Doing it at the same time as fifteen other people all packed into a small lounge. Come juggle with us! Don't know how? We're happy to teach you! 17:17
Live Action Quest Come quest about the Duchy of Black Hole, a mysterious land populated by some strangely-dressed folks. Scavenge and hunt, talk to odd townspeople, solve the sphinx's riddle, slay the dragon, rescue the princess, and find the tasty treasure. Roleplay accordingly! 17:47
Clamathon Are you rad enough to complete the Shuanak challenge? How about a game of Clamball in the Clam-hall? Come prove yourself to be the best at inane games. 18:17
Roofdeck BBQ Meat! Ribs, sausage, pulled pork and more! Come eat, talk, eat, and see the awesomeness of having a roofdeck. And eat! 20:17
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream What does one do with twenty liters of the embodiment of REALLY BLOODY COLD? Make ice cream, of course! 20:47
Build-A-Bagofholding You may not have enough time to do everything you want, but you can get enough space to hold whatever you want. Breaking the laws of physics, just for you. 21:17
CS 'n' Juice Juice tastes better than tea. Theoretical computer science is more fun than math. 21:47
Board Games Risk? Not exactly! Come play in our Dominion of Munchkins and Betrayal, get a Ticket to Ride to your Descent, and Race for the Galaxy's Twilight Imperium! You might even settle in Catan along the way. 22:47
Duct Tape Construction Come make things out of the most awesome material know to peoplekind! 23:47
RHOP Why would anyone be up so late? To serve you pancakes, of course! 27:17
Saturday, August 28
Crepes! Sweet! Crepes! Make! Eat! 9:17
B-7s It's our weekly math party: snacks and hard problems included. 11:47
Learn to Cook in 3 Short Steps How to cook X: Step 1: Come to Random Hall at 12:17. Step 2: ??? Step 3: Profit! (Eat X) 12:17
Silly Putty Ice Cream What? Ice cream isn't supposed to do that! (Warning: May contain potato.) 12:47
Cookies and Smut Listen to the finest Viking romance novels and eat delicious warm chocolate chip cookies. Feel the horriblehorriblehorrible sensation of rivulets of chocolate dripping down your throat and discover Thor's magnificent hammer! 13:47
Pillowdome Two men with pillows enter! One man with a pillow leaves! Two men with pillows enter! One man with a pillow leaves! 14:17
CHEESE Swiss Cheddar Brie Cottage Parmigiano Reggiano Gouda Chevre Camembert Provolone Ricotta Colby Jack Pepper Jack Monterey Jack Mozzarella Muenster Blue Havarti Limburger Feta. 14:47
Storytime with Cruft Cruft: (n) junk, detritus, old computers, and MIT alumni. Bask in the glory of our venerable old fogies and learn about the good old days. (Warning: "stay off my lawn") 15:17
Bubble Wrap Room Spend my nights with a roll of bubble wrap. Pop, pop - hope no one sees me gettin' freaky. 16:17
Mafia Will the townspeople triumph? Or will the Mafia kill them all? 16:47
Wigging Out Come see what colors look good on your head! Guaranteed to be less permanent than dye! 17:17
Boffing on the Roofdeck Nothing says, "Hey, let's be friends" like a foam sword to the abdomen. 18:17
Pixelate By Numbers Mural Like color by numbers? LIke old video games? Like art? Like anything at all? Come help us paint a mural of pixels, color by number style! 18:47
nth annual BEEFoff Many will enter, but just one will have the glory of victory. Eat BEEF and decide which dish will take home the prize. 19:17
Chainmail Learn to weave metal into chains and fabrics! Make armor worthy of the thirteenth century! Also suitable for badass jewelry. 20:17
Pass the Chicken OVER HERE! PASS THE CHICKEN! (Warning: No chickens were harmed in making of this event) 21:17
Tea 'n' Math Featuring all that is good in life: tea, cookies, and awesome math. 21:47
Revenge of the Board Games! Didn't get enough the first time? Come for a second round of our favorite board games...or come join us for the first time! 22:47
RHOP Everything is more interesting in the early hours of the morn. Even pancakes. 27:17
Sunday, August 29
Breakfast at Tiffany's Tiffany&Co like making food. You like eating food. What could be better? (Classy little black dresses and pearls not required.) 9:17
Chess is a fun game when played with shotguns Now with 30% more queens! 16:17
Afternoon Tea Come have a lovely afternoon tea with the Mad Hatter and the March Hare! Enjoy some light hor d'oeuvres and tea, and don't forget to bring a hat. If you do, newspaper will have to suffice. As always, stuffed animals are welcome. 16:17
ntris Friends Tetris is trivial. Come play ntris and hit your opponent in the face with a giant nonomino. 17:17
Rocky Horrible's Sing-Back Blog Have beloved memories of Dr. Horrible? Not after this event, you won't. Come as we find the worst things possible to yell at poor NPH. 18:17
Randomized Algorithms If you've ever wished randomized incremental constructions weren't just for computers, join us in Pecker lounge and learn precisely how much slower a chalkboard is than a modern CPU. 19:17
Pants Pants Revolution Like Dance Dance Revolution, but every time you win, you put on another pair of pants. 20:17
Physics 'n' Coffee Like tea 'n' math, but with more caffeine and slightly more basis in reality (but only slightly). 21:17
Sleepers Anonymous Sleep is an addiction. The first step towards overcoming your addiction is admitting you have a problem. Sleepers Anonymous is a support group formed to help people like you overcome this addiction. Come, and we will all fight it together. 25:17
Monday, August 30
More Breakfast Than YOUR BODY HAS ROOM FOR!!! Oh no! The Giant Egg Monster is attacking the city! What will we do? 8:17
Wait, what's that? 8:18
IT'S A CRACK! WE CAN'T REPEL OMELETTES OF THAT MAGNITUDE! 8:19
Settlers of Catan (Almost) Life-sized Come play a Random Hall favorite board game, now in epic proportions. 11:17
Dumpling Hylomorphism Anamorphism: the building up of a structure. Catamorphism: the consumption of a structure. Hylomorphism: both an anamorphism and a catamorphism. This event? A hylomorphism on dumplings. Come learn the basic fold, or just perform a metabolic reduction on food. 12:17
Deep Fried Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Some like it hot, some like it sub-zero. Why not have both at once? 12:47
Dungeons and Dragons A whimsical journey full of fun, magic and adventure awaits! Also, killing things and looting their stuff. 13:47
Electronics Dissection Come join us at Random Hall for an electrifying experience! Take apart a blender, make yourself some capacitor earrings, play a little game of electronics jenga, and plot how to take over the world with electronics! 14:17
Mexican Roulette Tons of quesadillas. Some of them are obscenely spicy. Feeling lucky? Mexican roulette is not the same without a gun. 15:47
Minihunt Can't wait for Mystery Hunt? Come solve some puzzles and eat some healthy brain food! 15:47
Awesome AMVs Like anything else, 90% of all AMVs are crap. Come see the best of the best. 16:47
Gluck Are you DOWN for 4-deck speed solitaire? GLUCK! 19:17
The Bacon Conjecture Thm: Everything is better with bacon. Proof: Come to this event. QED. 19:17
Sweet Rave Party Rejoice in the Revelry of the Random Rush Rave! Rock out Really Radically! 20:17
Hair Dyeing U NEED MOAR RAINBOW IN UR HAIRZ! FIX IT!! 21:17
Not the Start of Our Party The Hitchhiker's Guide says our party is just starting now? But we've been rocking out for hours! 22:00
Even More Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream If you think that other stuff was cold... 22:17
Caffeine Refueling Station Sleep? What's sleep? You've got four years at MIT to sleep. Come get something to keep the magic going. Random Hall is not responsible for high blood pressure, elevated heart rate, or sense of caffeine-induced omnipotence resulting from this event. 23:17
Movies on the Roofdeck Join us the for a skyline view of Cambridge and some movies! Now showing "The Dark Knight," "Grandma's Boy," and a mystery third feature! 23:47
RHOP Breakfast at 4 AM. Question is, is it really early or really late? 27:17
Tuesday, August 31
Legos Come relive your childhood as you build legos together...oh wait did i say relive your childhood cuz i actually meant BE AWESOME 11:17
Paint the Ceiling Come leave a mark on Random's ceiling, or go nuts and cover it all. Lay down some paint that will still be here for the class of 2040 to see. 12:17
Squick Squick Squick squick, squick squick..."HOOOOOM!" Want to hear some slash that will screw with your brain? You'll never look at Legolas the same way again... 12:17
Last Meal Buffet The Texas department of Corrections lists the last meals of the inmates it executed from 2003 back. Come find out what you would eat if you were about to die (and then eat it!). 13:17
3D Twister We wanted to do it in 4D, but the Transdimensional Building Committe wouldn't approve. 3 boards, 3 Dimensions, 5242880 more ways to get tangled up. 14:17
Random: The Gathering Ever wanted to cast Global Thermonuclear Warfare? The Wizards of the Dorm have conjured a special edition cardset of Magic: The Gathering - so now you can. 15:15

 

CPW 2010

Thursday, April 8
Event Title Description Time
Truffles! Come to Random Hall and make your own delicious truffles! Dark chocolate with raspberry, milk chocolate with lemon and ginger, white chocolate with wasabi (for the brave of heart). Are your taste buds up to the challenge? 15:17
Bubble Wrap Room Spend my nights with a roll of bubble wrap Pop, pop - hope no one sees me gettin' freaky. 16:17
Dumpling Hylomorphism Anamorphism: the building up of a structure. Catamorphism: the consumption of a structure. Hylomorphism: both an anamorphism and a catamorphism. This event? A hylomorphism on dumplings. Come learn the basic fold, or just perform a metabolic reduction on food. 17:17
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Colder than the heart of a freshman physics professor. This event has one-in-three chance of being Deep Fried Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream in disguise! 18:17
Tea and Math Drink tea, eat biscuits, and learn math! No purchase necessary. 19:17
Juggling in Closed Spaces Clam lounge What's more fun than throwing brightly colored objects at people? Doing it at the same time as fifteen other people all packed into a small lounge. Come juggle with us! Don't know how? We're happy to teach you! 19:17
Pillow wars Come get out some extra energy and test your skills in our pillow fight tournament. 20:17
Two-by-four Jenga "One jenga, please." "And would you like to super-size that, sir?"
Find us at the CPW Festival
21:30
Sweet Rave Party RAVE!!! RAVE RAVE RAVE (glow sticks!) RAVE RAVE RAVE. (Dance the night away.) 24:17
Sleepers Anonymous Sleep is an addiction. The first step towards overcoming your addiction is admitting you have a problem. Sleepers Anonymous is a support group formed to help people like you overcome this addiction. Come, and we will all fight it together. 27:17
Friday, April 9
More Breakfast than YOUR BODY HAS ROOM FOR!!! It's the return of the OM NOM NOMELETTE! And this time, it has an army of OVER 9000 PANCAKES! 8:17
Toilet Paper Dodgeball Come to CPW! Meet new and exciting people! Hit them with rolls of toilet paper! 11:17
The Adventures of Baron von Ternus Come eat Austrian food and listen to stories told by one of Random's world-traveling residents. 12:17
D&D One-Shot Shock! An outcry! Lord Branstein murdered! By who, or what? Only our brave yet unlikely team of ragtag adventurers can get to the bottom of this! If you can't make it for the beginning feel free to join at anytime. 13:17
Afternoon Tea The Mad Hatter and the March Hare invite you to tea; come for light food and insanity as well. Stuffed animals are always welcome, and don't forget a hat! 14:17
Pants Pants Revolution Just like Dance Dance Revolution, except that every time you win, you put on another pair of pants. 15:17
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream I scream, you scream, we all scream for 77 Kelvins. This event has one-in-three chance of being Deep Fried Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream in disguise! 16:17
Cardboard Fort Erection Step 1: Erect large cardboard structures Step 2: ??? Step 3: Profit! 17:17
Cardboard Fort Nerf Battle Step 4: DEATH TO THE INFIDELS WHO CONSTRUCTED THESE INFERIOR CARDBOARD FORTS! 18:17
Minihunt Can't wait for the MIT Mystery Hunt? You don't have to! Join us to work on some awesome puzzles and brainteasers. We'll even try some meta-puzzles and go on a puzzling runaround! Healthy brain food provided. 18:47
BEEF BEEEEEF 19:17
Storytime with Cruft cruft, n.- code, data, or software of poor quality. Also: fluff, detritus and MIT alumni. Come learn of ye oldenn tymes from the ancient ones. 19:47
ntris Friends Larger and larger blocks fall down the screen, and it's your job to clear lines faster than your opponent. Test your skill and speed against other prefrosh and against our reigning champion. Can you get a BACK-TO-BACK PENTRIS? 20:47
Board Games Risk? Not exactly! Come play in our Dominion of Munchkins and Betrayal, get a Ticket to Ride to your Descent, and Race for the Galaxy's Twilight Imperium! You might even settle in Catan along the way. 21:17
RHOP Is it early, or is it late? All we know is that we have delicious pancakes to feed you. 26:17
Saturday, April 10
Saturday Morning Cartoons A couch, a TV, and an infinite supply of Lucky Charms. Featuring the likes of Invader Zim, Batman the Animated Series, and Bambi vs. Godzilla. 8:17
Random: The Gathering Ever wanted to cast Global Thermonuclear Warfare? The Wizards of the Dorm have conjured a special edition cardset of Magic: The Gathering- so now you can. 10:17
Boffing on the Roofdeck You have enemies? Smite them! You have friends? Smite them! You have neither? Well, you can still whack people! Come to Random Hall and fight with big foam swords. For great justice! 12:17
The WOK Combinator The combinator is well appreciated in computer science. A lesser known role of the combinator in food science, and a closely guarded secret among Chinese is the WOK combinator, guaranteed to combine vegetable and meat in record runtime. (Vegan-friendly) 13:17
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Not quite absolute. This event has one-in-three chance of being Deep Fried Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream in disguise! 14:17
Make Chainmail Are you ever woken up at night by swordsmen breaking down your door? Well, you'll be able to sleep easy after this event; come learn to make armor worthy of the thirteenth century! Also suitable for badass jewelry. 15:17
Randomized Algorithms If you've ever wished randomized incremental constructions weren't just for computers, join us in Pecker lounge and learn precisely how much slower a chalkboard is than a modern CPU. 16:17
Random Paul Come to Random to get answers to any questions you have about MIT, Random Hall, life, love, or the whole crazy thing. Answers are guaranteed to be 100% provided by people named Paul. 17:17
Nerdy Singalong The path of love is never smooth / But mine's continuous for you / You're the upper bound in the chains of my heart / You're my Axiom of Choice, you know it's true... 18:17
Roofdeck BBQ: Episode I A kilt-clad chef grills the flesh of lower orders. On the menu: steak tips, kebabs, italian sausage and vegetarians. 19:47
Roofdeck BBQ: Episode II: Revenge of the Plants What is this? I don't eveALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOVEGAN. 19:52
Awesome AMVs 90% of anime music videos are crap. We take the remaining 10% and distill the best AMVs out of it for your viewing pleasure. 21:17
Physics 'n' Coffee Ever wanted to know about the secrets of quantum mechanics? Ever wanted coffee? Come satisfy both of these long-held, latent desires (and I KNOW you've latently desired both coffee and physics knowledge) on Random's very own Pecker floor! 22:17
Movies on the Roofdeck A moonlight showing of The Hangover, Sweeney Todd, and a surprise finale feature. Ridiculous amounts of popcorn included. In case of inclement weather the movies will be moved indoors. 22:17
Midnight Nerf Assault It's too early to sleep! Come shoot other prefrosh with foam darts instead! 24:17
Duct Tape Construction Come make things out of one of the most awesome materials known to man! (and save the world) 26:17
Sunday, April 11
Zoom Schwartz Profigliano The name of the game is Zoom Schwartz Profigliano Boink Belvidere Meep-meep Quaffle Hedge Wembley Xavier Flesh Volvo Adolph Counter Chan. Would you like to play? 9:17
3D Twister We wanted to do it in 4-D, but the Transdimensional Building Committee wouldn't approve. 3 Boards, 3 Dimensions, 5242880 more ways to get tangled up. 10:17
Almost Lunch Three days is plenty of time to pick up some good leftovers. Come and help us get rid of some. 11:17

 

Rush 2009

Friday, August 28
Event Title Description Time
Truffles Come to Random Hall and make your own delicious chocolates! White chocolate with wasabi, dark chocolate with raspberry, milk chocolate with lemon and ginger... the possibilities are (nearly) endless! 15:17
D&D One-Shots: Edition 3.5 Wanted: Bold adventurers to help rid a town of a marauding dragon. Not to defeat the dragon in combat, but to retrieve a long-lost artifact to banish it. Goblins. Ancient ruins. Rival factions. Magic items. Many-sided dice. Adventure awaits! 16:47
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream The best tasting ice cream we've ever made... in 30 seconds. 17:17
Memes In memoriam: Rickrolling, R.I.P. November 2008. 18:17
Haymarket Fever FRUIT: NOT BEEF: EAT ANYWAY 19:17
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Back Blog With my freeze ray, I will stop- singing please? "the pain." I'm covered in BEEEEEEEEEEES! 20:17
3-D Twister We wanted to do it in 4-D, but the Transdimensional Building Committee wouldn't approve. 3 Boards, 3 Dimensions, 5242880 more ways to get tangled up. 21:17
Roofdeck Movies Beautiful view, horrible films. 21:47
Board Games Monopoly? Not a chance. Come and play our smorgasbord of Betrayal at the Twilight Imperium Robo Rally Escaping from Zyzzlvaria with Munchkins and Ricochet Robots Scrabbling for Tickets to Ride the Zombie Fluxx. 22:47
Saturday, August 29
RHOP Random House of Pancakes: Why are we up this late? To feed you pancakes, of course. 3:17
Saturday Morning Cartoons Terrible sugary cereal and terrible Saturday morning cartoons: two things that are as awesome today as they were twelve years ago. 9:17
Ceilings: Too plain? Have you ever longed to go back to the days of elementary school? Return to the days when finger-painting was more than acceptable and help us paint our ceiling tiles while you're at it. 10:17
Mobilize for the water war! Arm, paint, and funnelate yourselves for the upcoming water war. Crush (or at least mildly soak) your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their (hot engineering) women. 11:17
Bacon, bacon, bacon Bacon bacon bacon? Bacon. BaconbaconbaconbaconBACON. Bacon bacon! (Bacon: baconbaconbacon) Bacon- bacon, bacon bacon bacon. BAAAACCOOOONNN!!!! 12:17
Nerf Wars Shoot your friends! And your enemies! And the people you just met! Join us for a nerf battle of EPIC PROPORTIONS! 13:17
Minihunt Can't wait for the MIT Mystery Hunt? You don't have to! Join us to work on some awesome puzzles and brainteasers. We'll even try some meta-puzzles and go on a puzzling runaround! Healthy brain food provided. 14:17
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Served steaming cold. 14:47
Adventures of Baron von Ternus How to make a Baron von Ternus: one part seltzer for a bit of bounce, one part tonic for class, ten parts bitters for attitude. Serve with wienerschnitzel. Note: alcohol will not be served. Wienerschnitzel will. Ternuses are permanently sober but love them some fine Austrian breaded pork. 15:47
Settlers of Pangaea Catan has suffered a massive collision with the mainland! Settlements and cities galore! You may have brick for grain, but I've got wood for sheep! 17:17
Random: The Gathering Ever wanted to cast Global Thermonuclear Warfare? The Wizards of the Dorm have conjured a special edition cardset of Magic: The Gathering- so now you can. 18:17
Wok of Doom If a wok could signal the Armageddon, this would be it. Come feast on tasty stir fry and rice. 18:47
Nerdy Sing-Along It's hard to overstate my satisfaction with the songs we've got lined up here. Truly, this event fulfilling in creative way. If you want to be first in your class here at MIT, just remember that it's gonna be the future soon and if we just keep singing we'll be still alive when it comes. 19:47
Tea and Math The Pathological Monsters of functions: Fractal Recursion and the Busy Beaver Function served alongside tea that is equally exciting: Aztec Chocolate Tea, African Redbush Peach Tea, and biscotti! 20:47
Revenge of the Board Games! Didn't get enough the first time? Come for a second round of our favorite board games...or come join us for the first time! 21:47
Sunday, August 30
RHOP Random House of Pancakes: Why are we up this late? To feed you pancakes, of course. 3:17
MORE BREAKFAST THAN YOUR BODY HAS ROOM FOR! Consume the OM NOM NOMLETTE! And devour OVER 9000 PANCAKES!!! 9:17
Hair dyeing Your hair is not blue/pink/green enough! Come fix it! 13:47
Making an Edible World In preparation for the Edible Katamari Damacy event later today (at 19:17) come help us build a giant world of candy and sugar! Then, stick around to destroy and eat it later. 14:17
Liquid Nitrogen Icecream Even at 77 Kelvins, it's the hottest thing around. 15:17
Tie-dyeing That shirt of yours? It's so last week. Why are you wearing something that lacks color? Come rainbow up your wardrobe with a bit of tie-dye. Peace. 16:17
Storytime with Cruft cruft, n.- code, data, or software of poor quality. Also: fluff, detritus and MIT alumni. Come learn of ye oldenn tymes from the ancient ones. 17:17
Roofdeck BBQ Steak tips, Kabobs, Sausage, and Vegetarians. 18:47
Roofdeck BBQ Part II: Vegetarian Invasion PORTOBELLO POWER!!!!1!!11 18:49
Edible Katamari Damacy Bent on world domination? Like chocolate? Come use chocolate to roll up, destroy, and then DEVOUR THE WORLD! 19:17
Pants pants revolution It's like DDR, but with more pants. Every time you win a game, you put on another pair of pants. How many pants can a human being possibly wear? Only science will tell. 19:47
Tea and Math Redux Come enjoy an evening of abstractions and hot tea and chocolate! 20:47
Monday, August 31
Juggling in closed spaces Random Hall has thin, topologically convoluted, claustrophobia- and vertigo-inducing hallways. Come juggle things through the air in them! We know ball juggling, club passing, diabolo spinning, contact rolling, and devil sticking. Come juggle (we're happy to teach people!) and we'll see if we can involve stairs in this bad idea somehow. 00:17
Sleepers Anonymous Sleep is an addiction. The first step towards recovery is admitting you have a problem. Sleepers Anonymous is a support group formed to help people like you overcome this addiction. Come, and we will fight this affliction together. 2:17
Crepes! Flatter than a pancake, it goes well with whipped cream, nutella, fruit, chocolate sauce, and more. There's nothing savory about these crepes. 9:17
Boffer Construction Forge something eternal. Forge something undying. Forge something legendary. Forge something that will be spoken of in years to come as the blade of a true warrior. Forge a weapon...out of foam. 10:17
The Improvised Furniture Experience Experience and develop the latest in 2x4 technology in a challenge to construct a couchlike lounge device from a bizarre assortment of road and automobile components, a test of creativity and engineering skill alike. Behold, the power of Furniture made from Stuff We Found On the Street. 11:17
CHEESE Swiss Cheddar Brie Cottage Parmigiano Reggiano Gouda Chevre Camembert Provolone Ricotta Colby Jack Pepper Jack Monterey Jack Mozzarella Muenster Blue Havarti Limburger Feta. 12:17
Toilet Paper Dodgeball Don't forget to dodge, duck, dive, dip, and dodge the toilet paper! 13:17
D&D One-Shots: Edition 4 Lord Milne's favorite vase has been stolen - come help reclaim it from a dungeon filled with monsters, puzzles and traps! 14:17
Bubblewrap Room It's your childhood dream come true: we've covered an entire room with bubblewrap. Come bounce off the walls! 15:17
Liquid Nitrogen Icecream Colder and more uncaring than the spirit of the Chem ASE. 15:47
Roofdeck Boffing Urban Dictionary has two definitions of 'boffing'. Guess which one we'll be doing. 16:17
Make Chainmail! Are you ever woken up at night by swordsmen breaking down your door? Well, you'll be able to sleep easy after this event; come learn to make armor worthy of the thirteenth century! 17:17
Philosophical Wankfest Where does the world come from? What is consciousness? Is there such thing as free will? Do you think these questions sound unanswerable? Better still, do you think that makes them all the more fun to argue about? Come celebrate the time-honored MIT tradition of "wanking" - pointlessly debating a subject simply for the sake of it - this time, with a humanities twist! 18:17
Heart Attack Food Leave your guilt and nutrition guides at home, and come commit a slow delicious suicide on the fourth floor of Random Hall as we home-fry everything from chicken to onions to Oreos! 18:47
Duct Tape Construction What can you use to close an open wound? Duct tape! What's great when your shoe starts falling apart? Duct tape! What comes in many colors and can be used to create something entirely new? Duct tape! 19:17
LN2 Icecream Mmmmmmmmm.... 19:47
Hair Dyeing Blonde? Brunette? Why not try purple or lime green? 20:17
Cake or Death One of the great questions of the modern age. 20:17
The Thinking with Portals Party at Random Hall Random Hall, the World's Smallest Nuclear Power, promises to always provide an awesome party environment. In party environments, the World's Smallest Nuclear Power promises to always provide useful advice. For instance, the floor here has cake. Try to eat it. (the cake is not a lie the cake is not aliethecakeisNOTALIE) 20:30
Pillow Fight We have pillows. You have violent urges. Use the former to satisfy the latter. 20:47
Guilty Pleasures Come indulge in furious mastication. 21:17
Gluck (Speed + Solitaire) x 4 = Gluck! Come learn this fast-paced, four-deck card game and then use it against Random Hall's Gluck masters. 21:47
Sweet Rave party Strobes Real Popular. Super Rad Powwow. Shake Rattle Pop.... Sweet Rave Party. 22:17
Bad Science Movie Marathon There will be screaming. But not because the movies are scary. 22:47
Tuesday, September 1
RHOP Random House of Pancakes: I'm a delicious warm pancake smothered in maple syrup. Bite me. 3:17
Make your own donuts Who needs Dunkin' Donuts anyway? Come to Random Hall and make your own custom fried models of our dorm! (No plastic spatulas allowed.) 10:17
Sock-Puppet Literary Classics What happens when you take sock puppets, literary classics, and a fifteen minute time cap? Hilarity. Come witness your (least?) favorite characters from high school English subjected to our whims. 11:17
On the construction of dumplings Since the days of yore, engineers have puzzled over the construction of dumplings. What is the optimal ratio of filling to skin? What is the proper catamorphism that will result in maximum structural integrity? Come make dumplings and then eat them. 12:17
Scavenger Hunt Bring a camera, team up, explore MIT, and embark on a journey to discover your True Self while collecting random junk along the way. Prizes for the winning team included! 13:17
Awesome Anime Music Videos AMVs, much like the internet, are 95% dross and 5% awesome. We've got that 5% triple distilled into its purest form. Come enjoy. 13:47
Cookies and Smut Listen to the finest Viking romance novels and eat delicious warm chocolate chip cookies. Feel the horriblehorriblehorrible sensation of rivulets of chocolate dripping down your throat and learn about Odin's magnificent sword! 14:17
How to Conquer the World and Rule it Thereafter Q.E.D. 14:47
Wikiraces Quick! How many moves does it take to get from Vampire Watermelons to Godwin's Law? 15:17
Pretentious Music Wanking Side effects may include life-changing spiritual experiences. Bach action figure included. 15:47
Liquid Nitrogen Icecream Don't try this at Harvard. 16:17

 

CPW 2009

Thursday, April 16
Event Title Description Time
Make your own truffles Do you want the delectable chocolate with raspberry? The boring ol' chocolate with vanilla? Will you show your chutzpah by trying the chocolate with chipotle? How about the chocolate with death wasabi- only for the brave of heart and palate… 15:17
Meme free path Don't bash this event-if you come I'm sure you'll digg it. For rent, for sale, or 4chan. 17:17
Attack of the stir fry! Stirred Food. Fried Food. But none as tasty as Stir Fried Food. With copious amounts of soy sauce (or not). 17:47
Liquid Nitrogen Icecream Colder than the heart of a freshman physics professor. 18:17
Random-ized Algorithms Have you ever felt bitter that computers get to have all the fun sorting large volumes of data? Come try your hand at sorting, median finding, and other (equally exciting) applications of sophisticated algorithmic design. 19:17
Muffinocalypse I control the system. I control the muffins. BANG! Muffins... of the Patriots! 20:17
Bad scifi movie marathon The annual Random Hall Bad Sci-Fi movie marathon: where Sci-Fi Channel original movies are the best-case scenario. 20:47
Board games Monopoly? Not a chance. Come and play our smorgasbord of Betrayal at the Twilight Imperium Robo Rally Escaping from Zyzzlvaria with Munchkins and Ricochet Robots Scrabbling for Tickets to Ride the Zombie Fluxx. 21:47
Gluck You've played solitaire, but have you played 4-person competitive solitaire? Come try it out at Random Hall! 22:47
Sleepers Anonymous Sleep is an addiction. The first step towards overcoming your addiction is admitting you have a problem. Sleepers Anonymous is a support group formed to help people like you overcome this addiction. Come, and we will all fight it together. 26:17
Friday, April 17
Giant Breakfast Gratuitous amounts of breakfast food! You like omelettes? Well, come devour the OMNOMNOMlette. Like pancakes? Well, we have OVER 9000!!!!! 8:17
D&D One-Shots Lord Milne has lost his favorite vase - come help reclaim it from a dungeon filled with monsters and traps! 9:47
Minihunt The MIT Mystery Hunt is an annual tradition involving puzzles and too little sleep. Come experience a bite-sized version. 12:17
Random: The Gathering Ever wanted to cast Global Thermonuclear Warfare? The Wizards of the Dorm have conjured a special edition cardset of Magic: The Gathering- so now you can. 14:17
3D-twister We wanted to do it in 4-D, but the Transdimensional Building Committee wouldn't approve. 3 Boards, 3 Dimensions, 5242880 more ways to get tangled up. 15:17
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Think ice cream, dippin' dots, and 77 Kelvins. 16:17
Nerdy sing-along The path of love is never smooth / But mine's continuous for you / You're the upper bound in the chains of my heart / You're my Axiom of Choice, you know it's true... 16:47
Celebrate the number 17! 17 is the official number of Random Hall. Come celebrate it! 17:17
Nerf showdown Shoot your friends! And your enemies! And the people you just met! Join us for a nerf battle of EPIC PROPORTIONS! 17:47
BEEF BEEF 18:47
Juggling in closed spaces Things that are more challenging in narrow hallways, partial list: juggling, poi, diablo. Random Hall: still attempting to keep things airborne, despite gravity's best efforts otherwise. 19:17
Revenge of the board games Didn't get enough the first time? Come for a second round of our favorite board games...or come join us for the first time! 20:47
RHOP Random House of Pancakes: Why are we up so late? To feed you pancakes. 26:17
Saturday, April 18
Saturday morning cartoons Remember those grand old days, when you hastened downstairs on Saturday mornings to watch the zany adventures of Ash Ketchum and his band of friends, accompanied by cereal so sugary it was promised "One Cavity per Box"? Come relive those days with us. 8:17
Finger painting ceiling tiles Ever wanted to make a permanent difference to a bunch of Random kids? Well, now you can paint your very own ceiling tile at Random Hall! Get your hands dirty and dig into that paint. 10:17
Knights of Cydonia It's 11:17- the time has come to make things right! Join us in Pecker to rock out while improving your abs. 11:17
Dumplings en masse Come and find out that you don't actually have to traipse to Mary Chung's or Royal East to make and eat these tasty food items, affectionately called ravs by Bostoners. 12:17
Pillow Fight You keep what you kill. 13:17
Integration Bee Like a spelling bee, but with more integrals... 13:47
Boffing on the roofdeck Come beat your friends over the head with foam swords. Maybe even gain enough xp to level up. 14:47
D&D One-Shots You're sitting in a lounge with a bunch of other prefrosh you barely know. In your hands are a character sheet and some pretty multicolored dice. Roleplay accordingly. 15:17
Liquid Nitrogen Icecream I am invincible! 16:17
Duct tape construction What CAN'T you make out of duct tape? We challenge you to find something- and we'll help make it happen. 17:17:17
Roofdeck BBQ Burgers are overdone. We're gonna grill us some steak tips and kabobs. The vegetarian option is to starve. 18:17
Vegetarian Coup D'Etat We now eat plants. Short plants, tall plants, even plants with chubby feet. 18:22
Chainmail Chainmail has been around since BEFORE YOU WERE BORN! And, well, a long time before that. Come and learn how to make awesome armor (or pretty cool jewelry, if that's what you're into.) 19:17
Storytime with cruft cruft, n.- code, data, or software of poor quality. Also: fluff, detritus and MIT alumni. Come learn of ye oldenn tymes from the ancient ones. 19:47
Tea and math Oh, the exquisite aroma of quadratic reciprocity! 20:47
Pants pants revolution It's like DDR, but with more pants. Every time you win a game, you put on another pair of pants. How many pants can a human being possibly wear? Only science will tell. 21:17
Movies on the Roofdeck Demolition Man, Crank, and a surprise third feature. Popcorn will be provided. 21:47
Bubble wrap room Bubble wrap: it goes pop. We have an entire room of it. Come bounce off the walls! 22:47
Sweet rave party It's the end of the world as we know it, but you can dance if you want to. So walk this way-just don't get lost in the sandstorm. 23:47
Sunday, April 19
The Muffillennial Reign Yea, the System shall fall, the Patriots shall fall, JD itself shall fall from the sky; the war economy shall crumble, the PMCs shall become as dust. And from the ashes of Ocelot's War, of the Tribulation, shall emerge that delicious realm - that thousand-year kingdom - THE MUFFILLENNIAL REIGN. 8:17
Almost Lunch Three days is plenty of time to pick up some good leftovers. Come and help us get rid of some. 10:47

 

Rush 2008

Friday, August 22
Event Title Description Time
LN2 Ice Cream Some like it hot, some like it sub-zero. 17:17
The Adventures of Baron von Ternus Come eat wienerschnitzel and hear tales of misadventures near and far. 18:17
Pretentious Music Wanking What sound does the Random Hall Duck make? 19:17
Bubble Wrap Room Spend my nights with a roll of bubble wrap. POP POP! Hope no one sees me gettin' freaky! 19:47
A Serious Talking To The first of a series of serious lectures in serial. This event's a killer. 20:47
Bowl Jenga A room full of Smart Start bowls mysteriously appeared. What better use for them than stacking them up and knocking them down? 21:17
Sweet Rave Party An impromptu dance party! ...minus the impromptu. No glowing sweat required. 22:17
Roofdeck Movies Join us for an evening of mocking the sidekicks, hissing at the bad guys, and throwing popcorn at the screen as we watch a pair of our favorite movies. If you can hear the dialog over the shouting you aren't having enough fun. 23:17
Sleepers Anonymous Sleep is an addiction. The first step towards recovery is admitting you have a problem. Sleepers Anonymous is a support group formed to help people like you overcome this addiction. Come, and we will fight this affliction together. 26:17
Saturday, August 23
Make Your Own Doughnuts Make your own custom fried models of our dorm 08:17
Saturday Morning Cartoons Friday night was great, but now you're awake, dehydrated, your eyes hurt, and you still haven't gone to sleep. Let's watch some cartoons. 08:17
Roofdeck Boffing Put down that video game controller and come to Random Hall to duke it out with foam swords on our roof deck arena. A hallowed Random Hall tradition. 11:17
15 Minute Sock Puppet Literary Classics And you thought Wishbone was good...This'll knock your socks off. 12:17
OMGWTFBBQ LOLMEETS4U!KKCUTHAR 13:17
Cookie Cutters C is for Cookie, B is for Brickstrap, and P is for Pliers. 14:17
Random Hall:The Gathering An epic card game, Random style. 15:00
Tea and Math Warm bellies and the poetry of science. 17:17
TP Dodgeball Like Dodge Phonebook, but better. 18:17
Don't Forget the Fine Print party at Random Hall Random Hall: 98% less corrupt. (Also smaller.) Would you do us a TINY favor and drop in for a LITTLE while? You can't say that you're not at least a TAD excited. We're only a SHORT walk away, and that's a SMALL price for a BIT of fun. 20:00-24:00
D&D One-Shots You are sitting in a room with a bunch of strange prefrosh and two GMs grinning at you. There are two exits. You choose a character from a pile of sheets. Your character is sitting in a rough-hewn stone room with a bunch of strangers dressed in medieval garb. You succeed at a listen check. You hear an ominous voice tell you to pick up a character sheet and roll an icosahedron. There are two exits. 22:47
Sci Fi Marathon Time travel can be complicated. Very complicated. 23:17
RHOP Why would anyone be up so late? To serve you pancakes, of course! 27:17
Talk to MegaHAL Andrea wants to forsake all nonessential property and live for math and her friends, supported by her friends. In short, MegaHAL wants to talk to you. 28:47
Sunday, August 24
College Student Food We hope you're enjoying all the free food, but the hectic MIT lifestyle doesn't always allow for fine cuisine. Let us take things a little more down to Earth for a bit. Ramen, grilled cheese, and hot pockets oh my! 14:17
Paiting Ceiling Tiles Leave your stamp on the Institvte, perhaps a bit more literally than usual. 15:17
Tutu Making The things you come up with in the woods with friends. Come to Random Hall, unleash your inner kindergartener, feel like a pretty, pretty princess, or prove your masculinity. 16:17
Third Floor Banquet Our third floor has been turned into a paradise of tasty food, cooked by the residents. We like to show off. 17:17
Fiesta Limon Venga! Coma nuestras delicias arrugas. Muchos alimentos de lemony. (Come! Eat our delights wrinkles. Many food of lemony.) 17:17
Go Away Go away. You have better thngs to do. 20:17
Pants Pants Revolution It's like DDR, but with more pants. Every time you win a game you put on another pair of pants. How many pants can one person possibly handle? 22:17
Poker Tournament A Smith & Wesson beats four aces. 23:17
RHOP Everything is more interesting in the early hours of the morn. Even pancakes. 27:17
Monday, August 25
Picture Scavenger Hunt Boring campus tour or interactive puzzle challenge extravaganza? Difficult decision, we know. *Meet in Lobby 7 any time during this block.* 11:17, Lobby 7
Minihunt Have you ever looked Death square in the eye and shouted, "Lo, Evil One! I fear thee not!"? Well, the MIT Mystery Hunt is nothing like that. Come take a bite-sized taste of what it's actually like. 12:17
Bacon,Onion,Garlic You know what goes really well with bacon? Onion and garlic. You know what goes really well with onion? Bacon and garlic. You know what goes really well with garlic? Your mom. Join us for a delicious and healthy feast of four of nature's finest ingredients. 14:17
Speed Diplomacy A two week long tabletop strategy game compressed into two hours. Stab all your new friends in the back every 5 minutes. 15:17
Tie-Dying Turn that boring white shirt into a psychadelic extraveganza. Look at all the pretty colors. 15:17
Duct Tape Construction Duct tape is like the force; it has a light side and a dark side and it binds the Universe together. 16:17
Juggling in Closed Spaces Things that are more challening in narrow hallways, partial list: juggling, poi, diablo. Random Hall: attempting to keep things airborne since January 7, 1717. 17:17
Truffle Making Come to Random Hall and make your own delicious chocolates! Our trained chocolatiers will be on hand to help you create some tasty treats. 18:17
Anti-RPG Bonfire floor's fierce reaction to the way you played D&D in your basement. Join us for a game of cthuloid horror without the complicated rules, improbable heroics, and chainmail bustiers typical of tabletop role playing. Munchkins will be extradited. 19:17
Chain Mail Come meet some of Random Hall's amateur maillesmiths. See some impressive works and learn a few basic weaves yourself. 20:17
Heart Attack Food I didn't ask if you were a vegetarian, I asked if you wanted some f*%@#$! bacon. 21:17
Origami Architecture Folding of paper... establishment of structure... they go together 21:47
Nerf Shotgun Showdown Our main lounge is a war zone, and your weapon is a nerf shotgun. Boom! Headshot! 22:17
Culinary Construction Ever made famous landmarks out of food? Neither have we. There's a first time for everything. 23:17
RHOP Breakfast at 4 AM. Question is, is it really early or really late? 27:17
Tuesday, August 26
Dance You are invited to a social gathering on the roofdeck of Random Hall. Learn how to rumba, salsa, waltz, foxtrot, and who knows what else. 11:17
Have you found what we're looking for? Look around you. Just, look around you. Have you found what we're looking for? That's right, "Random Hall." 12:17
Carrie's Birthday May the candles on your cake Burn like cities in your wake On your birthday... Happy birthday 13:17
Cookies and Smut Oh... My... God! Be a good wench and help us play our new and improved Viking Bingo with our resident collection of cheap and horriblehorriblehorrible romance novels. Come, eat cookies, and explore the depths of Thor's toenails! 14:17
Cruft Building One person's junk computer is another person's tools for artistic expression. 15:17
Even More LN2 Ice Cream Liquid nitrogen is cold. So is ice cream. Coincidence? 16:17

 

CPW 2008

Thursday, April 10
Event Title Description Time
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Liquid Nitrogen is really cold. So is ice cream. Coincidence? 4:17pm
The Adventures of Baron von Ternus Come eat wienerschnitzel and hear stories about Germany from one of our world traveling residents. 5:17pm
Bubble Wrap Hallway We covered a hallway in bubble wrap. Come literally bounce off the walls. 6:17pm
mitBEEF Beef-Off Come eat delicious beef dishes prepared by our dear residents and appraised by a panel of celebrity judges. 7:17pm
Bad Roofdeck Movies Only the finest in bad cinema projected on our beloved roofdeck. 11:17pm
Juggling in Closed Spaces Things that are more challenging in narrow hallways, partial list: juggling, poi, diablo. Random Hall: attempting to keep things airborne since January 7, 1717. 12:17am
Sleepers Anonymous We admitted we were powerless over sleep - that our lives had become unmanageable. The first step is admitting you have a problem. Come meet with others who are addicted to sleep, learn to control your addiction, and consume delicious caffeine and cookies. 2:17am
Friday, April 11
How to take over the world and rule it thereafter Q.E.D. 10:47am
15 Minute Sock Puppet Literary Classics And the gathering together of fibers called he socks: and he saw that it was good. 11:47am
Minihunt The MIT Mystery Hunt is a momentous weekend-long cavalcade of puzzles. Now in bite-sized form! 12:17pm
Origami Architecture Folding of paper establishment of structure they go together Thousands of business cards will be transformed into an unholy structure. 4:17pm
Finger Painting Ceiling Tiles The ceilings have tiles. Paint sticks to these tiles. This can only end in awesome. 5:17pm
Heart Attack Food Grease, with more delicious and less Travolta. 6:17pm
More Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Some like it hot, some like it subzero. 7:17pm
Nerdy Music Sing Along The path of love is never smooth / But mine's continuous for you / You're the upper bound in the chains of my heart / You're my Axiom of Choice, you know it's true... 8:17pm
Knots An introduction to the art of tying knots and people. Our knowledge of knots is not for naught. I can knot understand how anyone could knot be excited. 9:17pm
RHOP Come to the late-night Random House of Pancakes. There will be pancakes! ...and other foods. 2:17am
Talk to MegaHAL >> MegaHAL, what should the event description for talk to MegaHAL be? Andrea wants to forsake all nonessential property and live for math and her friends, supported by her friends. In short, MegaHAL wants to talk to you. 3:17am
Saturday, April 12
Saturday Morning Cartoons Are you just waking up? Still awake, perhaps? Sit down and take a relaxing break in front of the television. Cartoons make any morning better. Also, cereal. 8:17am
Make Your Own Doughnuts Our building is a giant stack of doughnuts. Come make more! 10:47am
Even More Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream More LN2 than your body has room for! 11:47am
Bet You Can't Eat More Dumplings than Michael Anaya The title says it all, really. Fabulous cash prizes to the victors. Be warned, the man has a bag of holding for a stomach, but you came to MIT for the challenge, right? 12:47pm
Picture Scavanger Hunt A picture is worth a thousand points. Explore campus for a thousand words! *Meet in Lobby 7* 1:47pm, Lobby 7
Make Your Own Truffles Chocolate with raspberry! Chocolate with vanilla! Chocolate with spices! Chocolate with mushrooms! Wait... 2:47pm
Random, the Gathering An epic card game, Random style. 3:47pm
Roof Deck Barbeque Food! on a roof! 5:17pm
Boffing on the Roofdeck Put down that video game controller and come to Random to duke it out with foam swords on our roof deck arena! A hallowed Random Hall tradition. 6:17pm
Storytime with Cruft cruft, n.- code, data, or software of poor quality. Also: fluff, detritus and MIT alumni. Come learn of ye oldenn tymes from the ancient ones. 7:17pm
Duct Tape Constuction Duct tape is like the force: it has light side and a dark side and it holds the world together. 7:47pm
Non-Newtonian Fluid The faster you go, the harder it gets. 8:47pm
FOOD! CONSUME! 8:47pm
Tea and Math Tea and math; physics and crumpets. They were just meant to be together. 9:47pm
Nerf Dart Showdown What is the difference between a nerf gun and a tomato? 9:47pm
3D twister One corner. Three flat surfaces. Three twister boards. The game that ties you up in even more knots...and possibly gives you some cramped muscles. 10:17pm-11:17pm
Bad Science Movie Marathon Disaster movies: the only thing more disastrous than the plot is the science. 11:17pm-7:17am
Pants, Pants, Revolution It's like DDR, but with more pants. Every time you win a game, you put on another pair of pants. How many pants can a human being possibly wear? Only science will tell. 12:00am-1:00am
D&D One Shots You are sitting in a room with a bunch of strange prefrosh and two GMs grinning at you. There are two exits. You choose a character from a pile of sheets. Your character is sitting in a rough-hewn stone room with a bunch of strangers dressed in medieval garb. You succeed at a listen check. You hear an ominous voice tell you to pick up a character sheet and roll an icosahedron. There are two exits. 1:17am-4:17am
Sunday, April 13
Almost Lunch Three days is bound to have some leftovers. Stop in on your way out to grab some grub for the road. 11:17am

 

Rush 2007

Event Title Description Time
Friday, August 24th
Boffing A Random Hall tradition since the first cave man hit another upside the head. 10:17-12:17
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Don't try this at Harvard. 20:17-21:17
Roof Deck Movies Demolition Man, Hotshots Part Deux, and Freeway. Nigh bottomless font of popcorn will be provided. 24:17-28:17
Saturday, August 25th
Saturday Morning Cartoons For those of you who are morning people or too dayshifted to care, a pastime from the days when we didn't have to worry about homework. 9:17-12:17
Loop Food Food! Breakfast food for brunch, what a novel idea! Come join us for some breakfast food-type stuffs like waffles/pancakes and eggs and homemade syrup and whipped cream and... BACON and... FRUIT! 11:17-12:17
Duct Tape Construction Duct tape is like the Force - it has a light side and a dark side and it holds the universe together. Come be a Jedi. 12:17-13:17
Minihunt Every year, Random Hall mobilizes for the greatest quest in its history: The MIT Mystery Hunt! Come get a taste of what it's like to puzzle for the best. 12:17-17:17
Boffing Arm yourself with a weapon wrought of foam and tape, and strike with the fury of a thousand tigers! 16:17-18:17
Roofdeck BBQ How many barbeques have you already gone to this week? We think burgers suck, because everyone knows you'd rather have steak tips, sausage, chicken, and bacon. 18:17-19:17
Science "Education": "Look Around You" Look around you. Just look around you. Have you figured out what we're looking for? Correct - it's the entire first season of this little-known but hilarious BBC pseudo-educational show in Random's AIW theather. 19:17-21:47
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Dewar in the Shaft? But I... 19:17-20:17
Pants Pants Revolution The concept is simple: every time you win, you put on another pair of pants. 20:17-23:17
HMMTea Hmm... tea. And math! 22:17-24:17
Scifi Saturday Because good scifi is worth any Saturday night. 23:17-28:17
Talk to MegaHAL "LIFE IS BUT A GREEN DUCK WITH SOY SAUCE." 25:17-26:17
Random House of Pancakes Why are we up this late? To feed you pancakes! 26:17
Sunday, August 26th
Ceiling Tile Painting Immortalize yourself in Random history, and come paint something you'll want to see everyday for four years. 10:17
Make Your Own Donuts! Come make your own toroidal confections. 9:47-11:17
Cold Stuff Some like it hot. Some like it below 200 Kelvin. 14:17-15:17
Random: The Gathering The Wizards of the Dorm have conjured a special edition cardset of Magic: The Gathering. Join us for two hours of sealed tournament play. We have a limited number of seats available, so come early, draw upon your mana and ready the creatures for battle, because we're in for a wild day. 15:17-17:17
Carrie's Birthday May the candles on your cake burn like cities in your wake, on your birthday, happy birthday... 19:17-20:17
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Colder than the heart of an 8.01 professor. 19:17-20:17
Random House of Pancakes It's 2 am? Lies, lies I tell you! 26:17
Monday, August 27th
Breakfast No day should ever begin without a breakfast, especially not a Random one. 8:17-9:17
Chain Mail Once upon a time there was a silly Randomite who decided to make a chain mail dress. Learn some of the basic weave's from Random's resident amateur maillesmiths. 11:17-14:17
Heart Attack Fatty and/or cheesy and/or sugary goodness. We guarantee it won't kill you until you are at least 24. If you go for your Ph. D you'll still be in school, and then you'll never have to grow up! 12:17-13:17
Tie Dyeing Plain white is boring, come randomize your shirt's color variable. 14:17-15:17
Tabletop Roleplaying You and your comrades are sitting on a couch in Random Hall's Black Hole lounge, holding strange polyhedral dice. Before you sits a crufy upperclassman. What do you do? 14:17-19:17
Silent Speed Diplomacy Diplomacy is the rabid grandmother of strategy war-games. We will be playing through online chat, and we will speed up turns so that games only take around 45 minutes. Bring your laptop if you have one. 16:17-17:17
Truffle Making Come to Random Hall and make your own delicious chocolates! Our trained chocolatiers will be on hand to help you create some tasty treats. 17:17-18:17
Random House of Pancakes Eat VERY early and often. 26:17
Tuesday, August 28th
Breakfast If there is one thing in this world worse than morning exams, it's morning exams and a cold breakfast. Come on over for a quick meal. 8:17-9:17
Cookies and Smut Eat cookies and listen to cheap romance stories as told by our resident experts. You will learn the true banality of the travels of the Sword of Odin. Now with Viking bingo! 13:17-14:17
Moar Liquid Nitrogen Think ice cream, dippin dots, and 77 Kelvins. 15:17-16:17
Random: The Gathering If you missed out before, or just wanted another chance to cast Global Thermonuclear War, come back for a SECOND Random: The Gathering sealed tournament. Rejoice in victory or weep in defeat: in the end, there can be only one. 16:17-18:17

 

CPW 2007

Thursday, April 12
Event Title Description Time
Make Your Own Truffles Come to Random Hall and make your own delicious chocolates! Our trained chocolatiers will be on hand to help you create some tasty treats. 15:17-17:17
3D Twister It's Twister, prefrosh, but not as you know it. 17:17
Random Puzzles ComeB stretche yourw braina byr solvinge deatht-defyingh puzzlese! Thesem ain'ti yourg everydayh crosswordst-usuallyy youw reciever aa buncht ofh harmlesso-lookingf dataO thatz youo mustk somehowt wrestleh intoe submissionD ine orders tot findr theo graily-likee answerr! 17:17-20:17
LN2 ice cream What's cooler than ice cream? Ice cream made with liquid nitrogen! 19:47
Bad Science Movie Night Ever watch a movie where the science is so bad you just want to shout mocking comments at the screen? Now you can - in Random Hall's Alice In Wonderland Theater. 23:17
Paranoia XP RPG run A tabletop roleplaying game where you're trying to outwit an insane computer AND your fellow players? That doesn't sound like something you should be asking about, Troubleshooter. The Computer is your friend. Trust the Computer. 25:17
Friday, April 13
Make Your Own Doughnuts Create and consume your own toroidal confections at Random Hall. 11:17
Duct Tape Construction Duct tape is like the Force - it has a light side and a dark side and it holds the universe together. Come be a Jedi. 12:17-14:17
Board Games 16:17-18:17
Fort Awesome Robotics Expo 16:30
Third Floor Banquet Come join the residents of Random Hall for a delicious cross-floor feast! 18:47-20:17
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Colder than the heart of an 8.01 professor. 20:17
Cheesy Sci-Fi Night One of Bonfire Floor's favorite pastimes - sci fi that's so bad, it's good. 22:17
RHOP (Random House Of Pancakes) Random House of Pancakes. Why are we up this late? To feed you pancakes. ~28:17
Talk To MegaHAL MegaHAL is Random's resident AI. The inhabitants of Pecker floor have turned this once innocent program into a repository for the crufty lore of years past. Clearly, he's proof of intelligent life on Earth. 28:17
Saturday, April 14
Saturday Morning Cartoons For those of you who are morning people or too dayshifted to care, a pastime from the days when we didn't have to worry about homework. 8:17-11:17
Roofdeck Barbeque (Parts 0-1) Skewer? But I just met her! 12:47
Board Games 14:17-17:17
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Don't try this at Harvard 15:17
Boffer Fighting You know you always wanted to beat the crap out of your friend with a giant foam sword (or Q-tip, or morningstar, or...). 16:17
for parents: Housemasters' Open House Random Hall's housemasters will be available to answer your questions about life at Random and the residence hall system in general. 16:17
Aqua Teen Hunger Force LED Construction 16:30-17:30
mitBEEF Beef-Off 19:17
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Think ice cream, dippin dots, and 77 Kelvins. 20:17
Story Time with Cruft Back in the day when we were freshmen, and everything was so much more hardcore... (Cruft, n.: (1) An old piece of computer equipment, possibly useless, that keeps hanging around. (2) An old alum...) 20:17
Pants Pants Revolution/DDR Tetris The concept is simple: every time you win, you put on another pair of pants. If you're not too into the whole dancing thing, what could be better than playing tetris... without your hands? 22:17-26:17
Math and Tea 22:17
Movies on the Roofdeck Come watch nerdy movies on our awesome roofdeck! Warm blankets and a nigh-bottomless font of popcorn will be provided. 24:17

 

Rush 2006

Rush Schedule (of Doom!)

Times are subject to change. Offer void where prohibited by law. Batteries not included.



Date/Time Event Description

Fri. Aug. 25/ 22:17 Donuts at Random There will be many donuts! You will make them!

Sat. Aug. 26/ 8:17 Saturday Morning Cartoons There will be a multitude of cartoon shows! You will watch them!
Sat. Aug. 26/ 12:17 Sock Puppet Dress Rehearsal Many meats and cheeses have been tamed and forced to do our bidding. You will consume them!
Sat. Aug. 26/ 13:17 Ceiling Tile Painting Make the ceiling tiles of your room look like crap using the power of paint!
Sat. Aug. 26/ 14:17 Minihunt You will hunt small things!
Sat. Aug. 26/ 16:17 Tetherbal Strike a ball attached to a pole with string! Destroy your friends and enemies!
Sat. Aug. 26/ 18:17 LOOP EVENT HERE Oatmeal Cookies, Many Cats and Alternative Recycling Methods
Sat. Aug. 26/ 20:17 N2(l) Event Liquid nitrogen is cold! Ice cream is as well! One can make the other!
Sat. Aug. 26/ 13:17 BONFIRE EVENT HERE Large fires will exist!
Sat. Aug. 26/ 27:17 RANDOM HOUSE OF PANCAKES!! .

Sun. Aug. 27/ 13:17 PM Tungsten Chef Dave There will be many cooking of transition metals!
Sun Aug. 27/ 14:17 Boffing Club your newfound friends into submission!
Sun. Aug. 27/ 15:17 Duct Tape Construction Build some shit with duct tape!
Sun. Aug. 27/ 19:00 NOTHING IS HAPPENING GO AWAY! WE DON"T LIKE YOU!
Sun. Aug. 27/ 24:17 Movies on the Roofdeck Our projector will be moved to the roof so that films may be enjoyed under the open sky. There will be many enjoyment!
Sun. Aug. 27/ 25:17 N2(l) Intermission Food which will be served will be both cold and tasty!
Sun. Aug. 27/ 27:17 RHOP Random House of Panckakes! Many pancakes will be consumed, by you!
Sun. Aug. 27/ 28:17 MegaHAL Some crazy computer will say all kinds of crazy things!

Mon. Aug. 28/ 10:17 Things that shouldn't be eaten for breakfast We will feed you things which are crazy and not breakfast foods!
Mon. Aug. 28/ 12:17 Cookies and Smut Eat cookies and listen to cheap romance stories spoken by our resident experts. There will be sensual term bingo!
Mon. Aug. 28/ 13:17 MORE Cookies and Smut Eat MORE cookies and listen to MORE cheap romance stories spoken by our resident experts. There will be MORE sensual term bingo!
Mon. Aug. 28/ 14:17 Tie Dying (with Bubbles and Doom) Many colors will be applied to shirts! You will wear them!
Mon. Aug. 28/ 15:17 Games in the Main Lounge Many games will be played on boards! You will play them!
Mon. Aug. 28/ 17:47 Random Lasagna Eat some crazy lasagna! It will be tasty!
Mon. Aug. 28/ 18:17 Chinese Roulette Many Chinese dishes will be served, only one will be murderously spicy! You will eat all of them and you will like all of them! Or else involuntary Russian Roulette will follow!
Mon. Aug. 28/ 23:17 Global Thermonulear War The red button has been pushed and the party is on!
Mon. Aug. 28/ 27:17 RHOP There will be many pancakes, all shall be devoured!

Tue. Aug. 29/ 14:17 Roofdeck Barbeque Many animals will be torched and then eaten! You will eat them or join them!
Tue. Aug. 29/ 15:17 N2(l) Again Freeze some tasty then eat it! You will be pleased!

 

Rush 2005

Monday, August 29
Event Title Description Time
RHOP We have almost as many pancakes as the International House of Pancakes, and you don't have to drive to get here. Come hear stories of past adventures and see how much maple syrup you can fit on one plate. 3:17
Duct Tape Construction Everyone loves Duct Tape! It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together. It also comes in a variety of colors and makes a great sculpture medium. Come see marvelous constructions, and build your own! 11:17
Picnic in the Main Lounge Bring a blanket, bring a friend, (sorry, no frisbees)--it's a picnic in Random's Main Lounge. We'll be frying up burgers and hot dogs (veggie option provided). 12:17
Boffing on the Roofdeck Foam weapons are fun. You can score a critical hit, and your friend will still be there for you to fight again! Come to Random, young grasshopper, and you shall learn the secrets behind this ancient art. 13:17
Help Build Random Nucleic Acid Come play with soldering irons and swaging tools (a way to connect steel cable to itself)! 14:17
Tie-dyeing on the Roofdeck You've received your blindingly white Class of 2009 T-shirts. Come make them even more blinding by dyeing them in rainbow colors with cool swirly patterns! We also have Random Hall T-shirts for your hippie decorating pleasure. 15:17
Games Apples to Apples. Settlers of Cataan. Bridge. Magic The Gathering. Stratego. Diplomacy. Munchkin. Mao. Go Goddess. Set. Risk. Mafia. Illuminati. Pass the Chicken. Telephone Pictionary. Puerto Rice. Go. Scrabble. Ninja Burger. Gother Than Though. Monopoly... 17:17
Hot and Cold Dinner "So cold...and yet IT BURNS!" (Well, yes; it is haberno ice cream). Enjoy the extremes of life with the residents of Random Hall! Eat everything from General Gao's chicken to our specialty chili. Vegetarian and vegan options available. 18:17
Tuesday, August 30
RHOP More pancakes...OF DOOM! (We don't know why they're doomful pancakes. We just know that they are. They told us to tell you that.) 3:17
Cookies and Smut Come ravish some chocolate chip cookies while enjoying dramatic readings of the finest romantic literature (ah, purple prose) presented by Ranodms's vixens. "It feels so wrong...and yet, so right!" 10:17
Leftovers in the Main Lounge We've fed you a lot of food this weekend. Come eat it again! 12:17
Ceiling Tile Art, Games in the Main Lounge You could even paint a game on a ceiling tile. Heh heh... 13:17
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Here's your last chance to sample new and exciting flavors of ice cream. We hope to serve chai and marshmallow flavors! Take a last-minute tour before the housing lottery closes while you're savoring your final few bites. 14:17

 

Rush 2004

Wednesday, September 1
Description Time
Blink! Blink! It's a blinky light party in Random's fabled Alice in Wonderland Lounge. Join us as we get this strange and wondrous thing that is Rush (or REX, if you will) started with a giant BLINK. Don't forget your epilepsy medication! 21:17
What do you do with 20 liters of the embodiment of REALLY BLOODY COLD? Well, clearly, you make ice cream. We do, anyway. It's liquid nitrogen ice cream at Random Hall. More than just your average breakfast cereal. 21:17
Liquid nitrogen: it seethes, it boils, it removes warts! And it makes truly excellent ice cream. Come sample some! 21:47
The blinky light party is still on at Random. Come and bear witness to things that go BLINK in the night! 22:17
Thursday, September 2
RHOP;the Random House of Pancakes, now open for all your breakfast needs. 3:47
Late night, or early morning? Does it even matter? Probably not. What you really need is good dose of pancakes! Eat at RHOP for some quality breakfast, smothered with quality chocolate syrup. And regular syrup. And powdered sugar. And maybe even a cherry on top... 4:17
What's your favorite cereal? We like Chocolate Doom Crunch, now with 20% more destructive potential! Stop by Random Hall for cartoons, (more!) breakfast, and all manner of amusingly sleep-depped people. 8:47
Did you ever feel sorry for Wile E. Coyote, stuck on the wall of building 9 for eternity? But wait, he's in our lounge! Wow, that's odd. 9:17
Institvte-furnished rooms getting to you? Take control of your ceiling! Ceiling tile painting for great justice, only at Random. 10:17
Be the envy of your floor with a painted ceiling tile or three. We'll provide the paint...there's even shiny purple! Just what your boring old ceiling needs. 10:47
Giate bubbles! Of doom! On the roofdeck! If you're lucky, you might even get to be inside one! Childlike sense of wonder not provided. 11:17
Blow a ceiling tile and paint a bubble! Wait a minute 11:47
Kids these days...sitting at their little tables with their puny little Jenga set. Back in our day, we played Jenga with 2x4s! Oh, hey, we still do. Wow. Come check it out but don't you dare sneeze. 12:17
2x4 JENGA! A Bad Ideas production, brought to you by Random Hall. Better hope it doesn't fall. 12:47
It's a gala celebration of cows, carrots, and piracy, also known as a barbecue on our most excellent roofdeck! Bring your own sacrificial goat (we'll provide the burgers). 13:17
BBQ! Come eat, drink, and sing cow songs on our roofdeck! Vegetarian foodstuffs and songstuffs provided. 13:47
Come marvel at fresh-painted ceiling tiles and residents in all their paint-splattered glory! And make your own housemaster, it followed me home. Can I keep it? 14:17
There comes a time during every orientation when you just want to beat your fellows-and some luckless upperlassmen-with foam swords. Follow Alex for some high-quality boffing! 14:17
It's the finest selection of romance novels around carefully selected, annotated, and declaimed aloud for your amusement by our very own vixen. Oh, my virtue! Oh, my innocence! Oh, what wickedly tight breeches! 15:17
Hungry? Make your own pizza at Random Hall if you dare. 16:17
You've neer seen pizzas like these! And maybe there's a reason...customize yours with chocolate chips, grasshoppers, or eye of newt. 16:47
Listening to speeches always whets the appetite. How about some pizza? Choose your own toppings from our strange and awesome variety. 21:17
Hey, its Rush! And suddenly the dorm's enormous collection of games has burst screaming from the closets to conquer any unwary lounges! Save the dorm: play games with us. Please? 21:17
How about some mango on your pizza? Perhaps a dash of applesauce, or a few cheetos? Come make your own pizza, play a game, watch a movie with our awesome projector set up, conquer Belgium, or just hang out. 21:47
We're gonna sing the doom song now! Doom doom doom, doom doom doom doooooooooom, doom doom doom doomThis cryptic message brought to you by Random Hall. Come find out what it really means! 21:47
At 77 Kelvin, we're way cool. So is our freshly made ice cream! Come hang out with us. 21:47
Do you like penicillin on your pizza? We prefer pickles. 22:17
Games games games! Games! Games are the lifeblood of Random Hall...well, one of them. Come play! 22:47
Random Hall; more fun than a frog in a blender. 23:17
Friday, September 3
ARRRRRRRRRRRHOP is back with a vengeance. Pancakes, hash browns, bacon, eggs, and more. And, as always, there's plenty of chocolate syrup. Eat up! 3:47
It's time to play the ever-popular game of "are you just up, or still up?" Come see if there's anyone around to play, and watch the sunrise from Random's roofdeck. 6:12
Doom! (cough)(ahem)DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM! 7:17
It's Saturday morning again! Just like it was yesterda! With more great cartoons and sugar-filled cereal bowls! You didn't come all the way to college for nutritients, did you? (Don't worry, parents. Fruit and sane cereal is also available.) 8:17
How many cups of sugar does it take to reach the moon? 10:47
More math. You WANT to come here. 11:47
Ever play DDR? Ever play tetris? Ever play DDF tetris? Come challenge our defending champion! 14:17
DDR tetris. Because we can. Come try it out. 14:47
It's time for a deeply philosophical conversation with MegaHAL! Follow Spann as he explains and demonstrates the wonders of our very own interactive Markov chain engine (otherwise known as a cool computer that talks to you). 15:47
The Milk:were you this beautiful when you were almost ten? 16:17
Time to make a sacrifice to the housing lottery! May Ozok smile upon you! 16:47
Rock and roll will never die. 17:47
What an excellent time of day! Don't forget to appease Ozok the Destroyer. You WANT to enter the housing lottery... 17:17

 

Rush 2003

Saturday, August 23
Description Time
Family Guy, Scrubs, and Square One:Remember when you were a kid and used to get up early just to watch cartoons? Neither do we. We'll be watching these, uh, "classics" with us anyhow. 9:17
What's the fun in being the world's smallest nuclear power without a little proliferation? We'll be here all day adding to our arsenal. 10:47
Your parents need to refill the car anyways...Random Hall is next door to the gas station... 11:17
Join the club. The nuclear club. Maybe we'll share our secrets on how to build an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. 12:47
Is the museum too drab and ugly for you? "What's that shiny building across the street?? I wonder if they have any food or interesting people to talk to me! Hmmm..." 13:17
Hmmmm...Looks like we were just added to the Axis of Evil. 13:47
Had your fill of the Institute already? Did you know that Cream + Milk + Sugar + Fixin's + N_2 = mmm...ice creeeam.... 18:17
Some black holes are primordial. Some black holes are supermassive. But in our Black Hole they like to play D&D... 18:42
Cream + Milk + Sugar + Fixin's + N_2 = mmm...ice creeeam.... 18:47
Dungeons & Dragons and dice, oh my! Carpe DM. 19:17
On the other hand, the museum doesn't make a bad backdrop for a movie screen. Introducing...the Random Hall Roofdeck Movie Series! It's the Ian Holm movie marathon! 20:47
In our first featured movie, The Fellowship of the Ring Ian plays an eleventy-one year old hobbit who likes to have really big birthday parties. Oh, yeah, and there's something about some kinda evil evil tall people and the fate of the world. 20:47
Random Hall--Hmmm, the D&D run is still probably going on over in Black Hole... 22:17
Sunday, August 24
The donkey floats at midnight. We don't have a donkey, and we don't have a body of water big enought to float it in, but we do have an ICBM, and if you come over, we'll do the best we can. 00:00
The Random Hall Roofdeck Ian Holm Movie Marathon continues... 00:17
...with the time-dishonoring classic Time Bandits. Our hero is now Napoleon, Emporor of the French and Theater Enthusiast. AND it's got time travelling midgets, Satan in a toaster, and Sean Connery. What more could you want? 00:17
Tonight's Random Hall Roofdeck Movie Marathon Featuring Ian Holm Will Conclude With Lots of Capitalization And...ALIEN! The Esteemed Mr. Holm Is Now Ash, The Ship's Doctor And Gung-Ho Scientist, Until... 2:17
< jedi mind trick> You want to come to Random Hall. < / jedi mind trick> 3:17
I believe in a rando-centric universe--do you? 4:27
We're closer to main campus than half of the dorms, and we're also the closest to Cambridge. We'll be watching the Cambridge Festival Parade today! 12:47
Giate bubbles! Of doom! On the roofdeck! If you're lucky, you might even get to be inside one! Childlike sense of wonder not provided. 11:17
Blow a ceiling tile and paint a bubble! Wait a minute 11:47
Kids these days...sitting at their little tables with their puny little Jenga set. Back in our day, we played Jenga with 2x4s! Oh, hey, we still do. Wow. Come check it out but don't you dare sneeze. 12:17
Circles are your friends--that's why our dorm is made up entirely of them! At Random, we revel in our circleness (circlosity? cicularity? circulescence?) 13:17
Closest dorm to Burger King. Come visit us during REX anyhow. 13:31
The Safety Offie thought it'd be safer for us to have an entire dewar of liquid nitrogen to ourselves...heheheheheheee... 14:17
... so we're going to be making more liquid nitrogen ice cream than even we can imagine right now. 14:17
There are lots of people crammed into a gym, and we're near the stairs with comfy couches, 2X4 Jenga, juggling, shiny moving lights...we could stay here all day! If only we had some nice freshmen to talk to... 15:17
Meet at Random's booth on the second floor near the stairs and we'll take you to this wonderful place we've been telling you about. We call it home. In a few days, maybe you will too. 16:47
Did you ever try to eat sand at the beach when you were a kid? Well, we have something even better:Rice Krispie Treats! Come help us play with our buckets of krispie gooey goodness and cheap plastic sand toys! 17:17
Did we mention that our Rice Krispie Treats come in multiple colors and with candies to help you decorate your own castle and that you can help us mix together copious amounts of melted butter and melted marshmellows and generic rice flavored cereal??? 17:34
We don't have to pay by the letter, see, so we can fill this up with delicious gibberish Qwank blorghity svorky meow. 18:59
Why are you reading this? You should be enjoying yourself at the Island in the Sun party. Come find the people in the Random Hall Rush T-shirts if you want someone interesting to talk to. 19:03
Blorghity svokry mmreep! 20:37
So e to the x and a constant were walking down the street... 21:44
Minrest scaxod prefibuwar. Ushrip guacamole zift! 22:17
Did you decode our last message yet? Keep working... 22:47
We have five hundred and sixty-eight movies and we can't pick which ones to watch tonight! So come to desk and help us pick something to watch. Princess Bride? Real Genius? Top Gun? The Smurfs Crack the RSA Cryptosystem? Indiana Jones? 23:17
Back to the Future? The Empire Strikes Back? Spaceballs? The Dorm That Dripped Blood? Casablanca? All twenty-four hours of Monty Python episodes? Office Space? Blazing Saddles? Apollo 13? Bam of the Blood Llama? (oh, God, nooooo!!!!!!) 23:17
Liquid nitrogen is cold. No, colder. Even colder. No, no, you have it all wrong. It's COLD! And we have 240 liters... 23:47
Monday, August 25
Hey, has Oliver brought The Lion in Winter yet? 00:17
How many licks does it take to get to the liquid nitrogen center of the dewer? Leth thind audth...oowwheee...ithe cweme ennee-one? 1:17
Reminisce about your first grade days by playing some old-school kickball...at two in the morning. You're going to have to get used to staying up this late anyways, so why not spend it having fun with some awesome people from Random? Mmmm, kickball... 2:17
Random House...of Pancakes! Jack may have told you he's taking you to Baker House, but he's actually coming to Random to enjoy the finery of the Random House of Pancakes. (We're like the publishing company, only tastier...mmm..tastier...) 3:47
Bacon? Liquid nitrogen ice cream? Mrrr? 4:17
It was Josh's room, once... 4:44
O unelightened one, thou must maketh a pilgrimage to Randomme Halle and seeketh of Younder Friendly Deskworker (TFD). Only then mayest thou discover the true meaning of the integer betwixt sixteen and eighteen. 6:17
Apocalypse now. Apocalypse how? Apocalypse wow! 8:17
First you see it in the distance. Then you see it up close. THEN IT SEES YOU 10:47
Nerd Charades! "Second-order ordinary differential equation with constant coefficients." Good thing we work in teams! 13:47
WATER FIGHT!!! The world's smallest nuclear power prepares to go to war. 14:47
Ozok want all see Random Hall! Ozok go boom-boom-batty if no come! 15:17
Give me an L! Give me an I! Give me a Q! Give me a U! Give me an I! (uh, what are we spelling. I... iiii... ice cream! hey, pass the liquid nitrogen, it's hot outside and I'm hungry...) 15:22
Random Hall: where rubber acts like glass, air acts like water, and plastic acts like...plastic. 16:17
Join the Boffer Knights on the Random Hall Roofdeck as they practice their art with deadly foam weapons. Really, now, if you're going to help defend the world's smallest nuclear power and you're soaking wet after, uh, visiting ESG, uh, what was I saying? 17:47
Red Sector A Party. "We are what we pretend to be so we must be careful about what we pretend to be."-K. Vonnegut. Come see what this quote means as EC, Senior Haus, and Random all show you what the East Side of Campus pretends to be. 19:00
Ooooooooooblekkk...with a name that fun to say, it's gotta be cool. And we've got a whole kiddie pool full of it over by Walker Memorial. 19:17
Ooblek! *bounce*! 19:47
30 gallons of cream, 67 pounds of sugar, 15 gallongs of milk. One gallon of pure vanilla extract. Tw dewars of liquid nitrogen. Lots of toppings and flavorings. Oh yeah. We'll be in Talbot Lounge. 20:47
Lots and lots and lots of ice cream. Come for the delicious novelty, stay for the ice cream. 21:17
Tuesday, August 26
BEHOLD the awesome destructive power of CHEESE (whiz..) 00:00
Tonight is the Nuclear Holocaust night in our Roofdeck Movie Series. We'll have a before, during, and after. 00:17
For before, think of giving away your location by singing the Soviet National Anthem, drinking vodka on a submarine, flying the Alps in a plane with no windows: it could be only one movie. Feel your Russian blood come alive with The Hunt for Red October 00:17
Do whatever it takes to avoid a nuclear holocaust;just don't slip on your tea. 00:17
Welcome to Random Hall, where there's no fighting in the war-room, no lighting in the darkroom, and no biting in the mushroom. 2:17
Random's late night sports series continues with a classic game of football, Random Hall-style. yeah, we're really not sure what that means either. But it'll be fun. Meet in the main lounge before heading out. 2:17
Even the world's smallest nuclear power could build one;it requires only the will to do so. But before we do that... 2:47
...come see Dr. Strangelove on our roofdeck, this one taking place "during" the nuclear holocaust. Never before have you had such confidence in the millitary, nor such fear of the Coca-Cola Company. Behold the power of the cowboy. 2:47
I hop, you hop, we all hop to RHOP! 3:42
Enjoy our RCBP's...Random Continental Ballistic Pancakes. Mmmm...ballistic pancakes.. 3:47
Come visit Random Hall at 77 Kelvin Stre-- -er, 290 Massachusetts Avenue 4:17
Oh, that's right! When you're 77 Kelvin you redefine cool. Come chill with us as we make even more ice cream wit liquid nitrogen. It'll be frosty, dude. 4:44
Have you ever considered expounding upon the end of the era of classic rock, setting your story in the post-apocalyptic American Southwest through the structure of the Wizard of Oz-saga? Well, we hadn't either... 4:47
...untill we saw Six String Samurai. If the possibilities intrigue you,join us on the roofdeck for the "after" segment of our nuclear holocaust journey... 4:47
...and meet the only man who could defeat the Russian army singlehandedly and challenge death with his mean six string. 4:47
Ozok the Destroyer?? But I ... 5:17
If only we could put a monkey in front of a typewriter and have him write our entries. Oh, wait, we CAN...a a foiewrew iewjrewdslkfdsfTO BE OR NOT to beds;o 6:17
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incd woienc oienc osietrhefds a meow oieorjf;o ieur wa17 oip;awfkds figrere 42 oiwenc 6:17
f Ikes*burb*afj 1%#^% (*&DKFDVFkfdosfvccppekc oier; edkjfivgousfg re eoire eep! 6:17
Every time you miss a Random Hall rush event, God kills a kitten. Luckily, we're just hanging out in the main lounge right now. Or asleep. Or both. 9:17
Hey, look everyone, we've still got liquid nitrogen! ...ice cream! 10:47
Peanut butter, jelly, and... bologna??? Well, it's your sandwich. 12:17
Bread + (Meat||Cheese||Peanut Butter||Jelly) -> SANDWICHES! 12:42
Random random, bo bandom, banana fanna fo fandom. Mmm...bananas...liquid nitrogen..Fruit! ... interesting fruit? Heh-heh. Let's find out. 12:47
Sandwiches and fruit and it must be time to finish off our dewar of liquid nitrogen and make even more ice cream. 13:17
What's DDR? More to the point, what's a SPUI?! 13:47
Huh. I forgot what I was going to say. 16:01
Oh, right, that. Initiating countdown sequence... 16:02
17,16,15,... 16:12
Hmm, I can't count. 16:16
Still haven't submitted your choices to the Correction Lottery? Athena Clusters completely packed? Head north to Random. Our computer-to-person ratio ensures that you'll be able to get your choices in on time. 16:17
If you live at Random Hall, a descendent of Nikola Tesla gets to decide where you live. Muahahahahahaa 16:42
Tick-tock, tick-tock. Race against the clock. Lotto choices due soon. Captain Kirk and Spock. 16:47
Better get over here to see our ICBM before it launches!! 16:48
Zeno once disproved motion. You see, in order to get from here to there, you first have to cover half the distance, then have the remaining distance, and so on. Allow me to demonstrate... 16:50
5 minutes untill 17:00... 16:55
2.5 minutes until 17:00... 16:57:30
1.25 minutes until 17:00... 16:58:45
Oops, looks like Zeno was wrong. Oh well. Life goes on. 17:00
I wonder if The Tech checks the time on our entries... 17:01
By the way, the lottery's over now. 17:00
Yeah, we're still chillin' in the main lounge, eating our liquid nitrogen ice cream. 17:17
Beam me up, sayonara, adios, au revoir, toodleloo, svorky meow! Take care kids, and y'all come back, now y'hear! 17:30
Time to slink away, boys, slink away... 17:42
Wednesday, August 27
I don't think I've complained about the character limit in a few days. Anyhow, it sucks. Greatly. 275 is a small number. I mean, 17 is so much cooler. It's round and fuzzy and tangy and shiny and I think the rush chairs are nearing the end of their proverbial ropes, but 5:22
luckily it's a nice stretchy bungee cord *bounce*bounce*bounce* hmm let's count in binary! 1 10 11 100 101 110 111 *bounce*bounce*bounce* mmmmm...purple ketchup and liquid nitrogen...1000 1010...how come they let us have entries today but not last Friday? 10:17
If you made it into Random Hall, show up in our Main Lounge for the in-house rooming lottery. You'll get your permanent room, meet your new dormmates, and see the man who *really* runs things in this dorm. 21:00

 

CPW 2003

Friday, April 11
Description Time
Lasagna lasagna lasagna. More-meat-than-you-can-stand lasagna. Lots-o-veggies lasagana. I'm-vegetarian-but-don't-touch-vegetables lasagna. It's warm and tasty and you know you want some. Come and get it. 19:17
Has following Jack around made you hungry? Come get breakfast at the Random House of Pancakes. 25:17
Saturday, April 12
Jack may have told you he was taking you to Baker, but he'll be going to Random Hall afterwards for breakfast. Pancakes! Bacon! Eggs! Sausage! Orange juice! Pancakes! 1:17
It's Saturday morning. Do you know where your math is? Come watch Saturday morning cartoons with us ... Random style! We have over eight hours of Square One... 9:17
Is the math getting to you? Well, they're watching anime in the basement. And there's more anime than Square One. 10:47
If the weather behaves, we'll be leading groups out to play ultimate, or football, or go boffing. What's boffing? Meet in the main lounge to find out. 13;17
Barbecue on the roofdeck! Hot dogs and hamburgers and lots of other goodness, even for the vegetarians. (Rain location: main lounge) 16:47
SPUI's in the basement playing DDR. What's a SPUI? What's DDR? Head downstairs to find out (and join the fun). 19:00
Want to know what Tech schools are really like? Come watch Real Genius with us on the roofdeck. Copious amounts of popcorn provided 22:17
Sunday, April 13
You're on your way home and you've finally remembered those questions you meant to ask. So email random-rush-chair@mit.edu ... (you're smart: you can figure out the rest). 15:47

 

Rush 1995

Saturday, August 26
Description Time
Dorm rush has just begun, so what better way to celebrate than to consume large quantities of Random Hall's famous Lasagna-in two flavors-meat and vegetarian! 18:17
Our dorm President, Seinfield, has been working hard on a Scavenger Hung.. Come meet him and the rest of Random Hall while learning about our cool dorm. 19:17
The inaugural show on our BRAND NEW 10' movie screen: Princess Bride. Featuring treacherous villians, exciting duels, true love, and Andre the Giant. 20:17
Come make Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream-with Liquid Nitrogen! I bet you've never seen ice cream bubble and froth like this before! 21:17
6 hours of Star Trek movies, non stop! Help us kick off our Star Wars Marathon with, of course, Star Wars, on the roof deck! 22:17
What better way is there to end the day than with our relaxing Midnight (AST) Milkshakes? And then it's just a short flight of stairs up to our roofdeck, or down to our basement, where a great movie can always be found at this time of year! 23:17
The marathon continues with...The Empire Strikes Back!!! Still on the roof deck, on our amazing 10 foot screen! With some pretty big speakers too... 24:17
Come One Come All to our One AM Games you'll laugh, you'll cry, you won't care...it's late. 25:17
Last but not least...our Star Wars Marathon ends with Return of the Jedi! Still on our really big movie screen! 26:47
Has the Orange Tour left you cold and dirty? Come revitilize yourself with our delicious warm breakfast. 27:17
Come and meet shabby, who hasn't figured out he doesn't live here anymore. He's sure to be able to find you some good food and interesting people to talk to! 28:17
Sunday, August 27
Pool and Air Hockey Tournaments students of all abilities test yourself against Randoms! 5:17
So you're night-shifted ALREADY?! Well, so is a large percentage of Random. Stop by for some of our Neverending Breakfast and of course, some company to talk to! 6:17
Early Morning Tours! Visit the cleanest room on Campus and explore the hidden treasures of Marsha's room! 7:17
For those that missed the Orange Tour Breakfast come and enjoy a home-cooked Breakfast with Homemade Deep-fried Doughnuts! 8:17
Relax and start the morning off right by putting together a puzzle as you eat Home-made Doughnuts or get to know fellow freshmen with our challenging Human Puzzle! 9:17
Ever had the urge to play miniature golf with the only obstacles being furniture in a dorm? Come get to know the halls of Random by playing Miniature Golf! 10:17
Take the T or go by foot, whichever way you go you will end up at the Historical Boston Gardens, take a moment to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery! 11:17
Enjoy a great view of Cambridge as we BBQ on our roof! Whether you're a herbivore or a carnivore, you'll find something you like on our grill!. 12:17
Take a trip to the Science Museum or stay and make cookies! 13:17
Has the Goddess of Knowledge been alluding you? Get all of your Athena questions answered by shabby (who hasn't figured out that he doesn't live here any more), our (former) resident SIPB Athena expert. 14:17
Take a trip with Jacob and Dave to tour the local music stores! Or enjoy a New England afternoon the way they were meant to be spent, flying kites and throwing frisbees! 15:17
For some reason Martha and Nicole think it's Christmas! So they made a gingerbread house, or should I say gingerbread Random Hall. But it still needs to be decorated, so come help them! 16:17
Learn some new and interesting dance moves with Christina, or come and play on our roof deck and start a water fight. Fun and enjoyment guaranteed for all. 17:17
If you ever thought that pizza couldn't get any better, try our original recipe as you watch Star Trek TNG in our air-conditioned lounge! 18:17
Become creative and make candles, as our Star Trek Movie Marathon begins with Star Trek-The Motion Picture 19:17
Stupid Oven Tricks with Brian (one of our many cool Tutors!) 20:17
Make your very own official Random Hall Death by Tooling t-shirt! We're ready with plenty of t-shirts and paint! And don't forget about our continuous Star Trek Marathon! 21:17
Worried that you won't be able to find caffeine when you need it to pull an all-nighter? Well, don't be! Captain Jolt is waiting to take you on his Caffeine Tour of MIT. He'll show you where the soda machines are located, including such hard to find ones as the OK machine. And of course, the location of coffee shops, including where one can buy Black Death. 22:17
Sit back and watch Slick and Slicker's favorite movie: The Blues Brothers on our newly assembled 10' movie screen on the roof! 23:17
Watch Kevin break wooden spoons as we once again make Ben & Jerry's ice cream with liquid nitrogen. Then you can take your cold treat to the roof and continue watching The Blues Brothers! 24:17
Test your wits at this early hour with a Spy Game, or ve while you watch more Star Trek movies! 25:17
Try a new dessert, Funnel Cakes, it's the perfect mixture of sugar and chocolate, and sugar...trust me! 26:17
Feeling tired and hungry after your vigorous campus tour? Come to our Orange Tour Breakfast. 27:17
Believe it or not, some Randoms are still awake and watching Star Trek movies. Feel free to come join them! 28:17
Monday, August 28
What better way to start the day than with some of Nicole's home made coffee cake (and no, it doesn't have any real coffee in it). Its smell is sweet enough to awaken most of Random, although no guarantee about keeping them awake. 5:17
So you're wondering who (besides you) would be awake at this disgustingly early hour? Come meet some Randomites that accomplish more before 10a am than most people accomplish all day. 6:17
Challenge someone to a game of pool or air hockey! If that's not appealing enough then just eat some of our Neverending Breakfast. 7:17
Tired of searching for the perfect dorm? Come and relax during dorm rush by playing board games or putting together a puzzle. 8:17
Hungry? Stop by Random and try some of our home made breakfast! 9:17
Artistic? Like to paint? Come work on the Random Hall Mural! Or discuss the word Krunk with dan! 10:17
Take a long trip across the street to the MIT Museum, where you can see such exciting things as the Campus Police car that was put on the Great Dome! 11:17
After a truly busy morning, come and enjoy our Tacos for Lunch! 12:17
Help Janis get over jet lag as she instructs you on the how to's of bead making with fernot! 13:17
Help Kevin and Christina take a hammer to our beautifully decorated Gingerbread house model of Random and then eat it. 14:17
Rush is almost over and you still haven't found the perfect place to live? Well perhaps it's because you haven't tried us. So come for a last minute tour, or cool off with some Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream. 15:17
Our puzzle still needs to be finished so rush (pun intended) on over and help us, because we certainly won't get it done once term starts. Or instead, we could tie you up in one of Nicole's People Puzzles and see if you can get out. 16:17
We still have food left! So come help us eat it all. Remember this is your last chance for FREE FOOD. 17:17

 

Rush 1994

Saturday, August 27
Description Time
Kick off dorm rush by indulging yourself with our divine lasagna! Made using a closely guarded family recipe, this dinner is open to meat-eaters and vegetarians alike 19:17
Come to Random and find out why The Princess Bride is one of the MIT community's best loved movies. Featuring treacherous villains, exciting duels, true love, and Andre the Giant 20:17
LIQUID NITROGEN + Ben & Jerry's secret recipe ingredients = ICE CREAM in a matter of minutes. Join Sameer and Dave in taking the technically superior route to gallons of dessert! 21:17
Journey to the fabulous Random Hall Roofdeck, where the movie experience of a lifetime awaits you. Gape with wonder at the dazzling 10 foot image, be rendered speechless by the awe-inspiring sound effects of {\bf Star Wars}, do an impression of Robin Leech 22:17
Our Sci-Fi Marathon continues. Enjoy ice cream, movies, board games, a chat with Shabby, or anything else your heart might desire. (Oh yeah, you're welcome to a house tour too! 23:17
Luscious milkshakes, buttery popcorn, another quintessential MIT flick : join Randomites for Spaceballs, the hilarious Mel Brooks spoof of Star Wars. 24:17
Spaceballs continues, while Pramod shoots pool in the basement. Come by and play him for a milkshake : you'll get one even if you lose! 25:17
Tape your eyelids open and sit back to watch The Empire Strikes Back, the final movie of the night (unless you can sit through another one)! 26:17
Did the Orange Tour leave you with nothing but dirty clothes and an appetite? Come on over for pancakes, eggs, sizzling bacon, or anything else you care to gorge on! 27:17
All you INSOMNIACS and Creatures of the Night are welcome to join Dan, who will lead a highly philosophical discussion of the word KRUNK. (Also, find out why everything cosmically significant happens at 17 past the hour). 28:17
Sunday, August 28
Have an insatiable appetite? Come to Random, where the flapjacks are stacked high, and the maple syrup flows freely. Also featuring scrumptious French Toast all night long!! 5:17
BREAKFAST! French Toast, bacon, eggs, the works. Start your day off by touring the cosiest dorm at MIT, and grab some food while you're at it! 7:17
Still going! Nothing outlasts the energizer breakfast : can you??! 9:17
Have the Swim Test Blues?? Take a High and Dry tour of Random! 10:17
Pizza just doesn't get any better than when you make it yourself! Choose from a ludicrous number of toppings (chocolate chips optional). 11:17
Not hungry yet? Work up an appetite by playing Volleyball with the more (or less) athletic Randomites. The pizza of your dreams is still waiting to be made! 12:17
Has it always been your dream to witness lightning indoors? Join Kevin on an excursion to the Boston Museum of Science, home of the world's largest Van Der Graff generators. You may want to bolt down some pizza before you go. 13:17
Unleash your creative impulses, and make jewelry out of Femo Clay, with Erika. Or make genuine candles with Sharon. Note : Attempting to make candles using Femo Clay is strongly recommended. 14:17
Shabby is currently sending his 5000th zephyr of the month, while running a program on a computer halfway around the world. Come by and let him open your eyes to the Internet, and the amazing power you now have at your fingertips! (Just don't spill your ICE CREAM on his PC). 15:17
BBQ TIME!!! The charcoal is lit, the sauce is ready, and you're famished!! Right?? Well, if your aren't already, you will be when you catch a whiff of our juicy hamburgers and sizzling hot dogs. 16:17
The Rush BBQ goes on, and on, and on, and on, and...well, you get the idea. Movies on the Roofdeck coming up!! 17:17
The annual Random Hall Star Trek Marathon commences with Star Trek IV : The Voyage Home. Grab a burger, plop yourself down on our fabulous Roofdeck in front the gigantic 10-foot screen, and watch Spock swearing in San Fransisco! 18:17
We have a bare wall. We have lots of paints and brushes. Come make the utterly random 1994 Rush Wall Mural a reality! Also, help Aaron in his quest for a good time in Harvard Square. With the abundance of stores, the dozens of restaraunts, and all those street musicians, it shouldn't be too hard! 19:17
The Star Trek Marathon continues with Star Trek VI : The Undiscovered Country. Also, our annual Mushy Movies Series begins with When Harry met Sally. 20:17
Movie Marathons continue on the Roofdeck and in the basement, while Melissa turns the lounge into a Sandwich Lovers Delight. Construct the sandwich of your dreams, we may even pause the movie for you! 21:17
Popular demand dictates what Trek movie comes next : we have them all! We also have landmark TNG and classic Star Trek episodes. In the basement, The Blues Brothers is the next installment in our Mushy Movie Series!! Hmmm... perhaps we should've called it a Random Series instead. 22:17
Time for more of our unbeatable milkshakes! Down a milkshake and munch on buttery popcorn as you experience the ultimate in home theater viewing, or as you play a random game of cards with Melissa. 23:17
The By Request Trek Marathon continues, while milkshakes and popcorn are to be found in all sorts of random locations. The final installment of the Mushy Wannabe Series is Disney's Aladdin!! 24:17
Relive last night's gluttonous revelry! That's right, it's Orange Tour Breakfast 2! 27:17
Monday, August 29
This is the last day to get a TOUR!! All Day
French toast, eggs, bacon, pancakes etc. etc. ALL NIGHT LONG! 5:17
Do you want the real MIT experience? Didn't think so. Come watch Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck cartoons, and get some breakfast too! 10:17
Feast on the spicy (and not so spicy) items in our Tex-Mex Taco Bar! Vegetarians are very welcome, and Bugs Bunny cartoons may still be showing! 11:17
Have a delicious lunch (or breakfast, depending on what your sleep schedule is like now), and journey across the street to the MIT Museum, where you will see the cool Holography Exhibit 13:17
The sun is scorching the earth, and all that salsa is torching your mouth. The solution?? ICE CREAM!! Come on down! 14:17
Last call for four years of fun at Random. Try us, you'll like us! 16:17

 

Rush 1993

Saturday, August 28
Description Time
Come over and join us for delicious lasagne! Get a tour, eat some food, and meet some of the more interesting personalities on campus. 19:17
We're showing the world Rush premier at MIT of the Princess Bride. 20:17
Embark on a journey to Harvard Square! Get ice cream, see the street performers, and meet interesting people. 21:17
Join us for our first science fiction movie of the evening- 2001: A Space Odyssey. See it on the big screen-on our roofdeck. If we can figure out how to set up that dam projection TV... 22:17
Quench your thrist on our rich milkshakes, while you watch the last half of 2001 on our roofdeck. 23:17
Our science fiction movie series continues with 2010. And we've probably still got some milkshakes, too. Get it on our roofdeck... 24:17
Want some excitement in your evening? Come watch as good MIT students recreate the Great Strawberry Pop Tarts Fire. On our roofdeck, of course. 25:17
Are you still awake? Will you be awake for awhile? So will Dan...come on over and meet him. 26:17
Hungry after the Orange Tour? Come over to Random Hall for pancakes, eggs, bacon, and whatever pop tarts we haven't burned up yet. 27:17
We're still serving breakfast for you Orange Tour survivors. Come over and get some. 28:17
Sunday, August 29
We still have breakfast if you still have room... 7:17
Tours,tours,tours,tours. Tours,tours,tours,tours. Come and meet us. 10:17
Engineer and build your favorite kind of sandwhich. Spam optional. (Really, we won't make you eat it). 11:17
Did you know that there are beaches in Boston? Come over to Random, and we'll take you on an expedition to Singing Beach. And if you're still hungry, we still have sandwhich materials. 12:17
Tired of reality of Rush? We're going on a trip to the Virtual Reality festival at the World Trade Center in Boston. Try out all of the virtual reality rides. 13:17
Join Erika making jewelry with femo clay. Let your creative impulses loose here at Random Hall. 14:17
If you want some excercise, come and play volleyball in University Park with some of Random Hall's finest atheletes. 15:17
Our first Rush barbecue is now beginning on our roofdeck. Eat some good food and talk to some of our dorm members. 16:17
Well, since we're having more movies on our roofdeck tonight, we're beginning the task of setting up the projection TV. If we're lucky, we'll have it up in time for our first movie. In the mean time, our barbecue is still going on, so you can get more free food. 17:17
Our annual Rush Star Trek marathon is beginning in the basement with a showing of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Our marathon will continue all evening. And if you aren't a Star Trek fan, we still are having our barbecue on the roofdeck with lots of food. 18:17
Still feeling creative? Come and paint our wall. We're starting a wall mural dedicated to this year's Rush. Leave your mark at Random Hall. 19:17
Fried Green Tomatoes, the first of our mushy movies is now starting on our roofdeck, shown on our wonderful projection TV, if we ever get it set up. And you can still paint our wall mural. 20:17
Our Star Trek marathon is still going on in our basement. Come over and help us decide what to watch next. 21:17
Our second mushy movie, When Harry Met Sally..., is now starting on the roofdeck. Remember, it's being shown on a projection TV. 22:17
And there is yet more Star Trek going on in our basement. It keeps going, and going...Or you could paint some more of our wall. 23:17
Our final mushy movie of the evening is Beauty and the Beast. See it on the big screen! 24:17
We're having another O-T breakfast. Have a big meal after your midnight excursion. 27:17
Our O-T breakfast is still going on...Tell the Campus Policemen you're on your way to Baker House, but stop by Random Hall on the way. 28:17
Monday, August 30
Help us make pizza for lunch. You can have your choice of toppings. 11:17
The accidentally on purpose water balloon fight begins in University Park, rain or shine! 12:17
Have you ever seen Boston from the top of the Hancock Building? Aaron is going to, and he needs company. 13:17
Cool off with some delicious ice cream in the Random Hall house lounge. 15:17
This is your last chance for a tour of Random Hall. Try us, you'll like us! 16:17

 

Rush 1992

Friday, August 28
Description Time
Dine with women faculty at MIT-serving soup, salad, entree (choice of quiche, bean enchiladas, spaghetti carbonara, and chicken with peaches), and dessert. Vegetarians very welcome. 19:30
Saturday, August 29
Robert's famous spaghetti sauce. Come for a great SPAGHETTI DINNER. Vegetarians very welcome. 19:17
The SPACE MOVIE SERIES begins-under the stars! Come watch Star Wars ON OUR ROOFDECK. Complete with popcorn and milkshakes. 20:17
A SHORT ROLE-PLAYING GAME begins-not more than three hours. Come and play! 21:17
The Space Movie Series continues with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan-ON THE ROOFDECK! Don't miss it! Complete with milkshakes and popcorn. 22:17
MIDNIGHT SPORTS EVENTS - it's always an added challenge to not be able to see whatever it is you're tackling or catching. 23:17
2010:Odyssey II ends our space series. It'll be neat to watch up on the roof, under the stars. Complete with popcorn and milkshakes. 24:17
Check out the Random Hall Raffle-you may already be a winner. Great prizes! Gift Certificates at local stores. 25:17
Come and paint a mural-or maybe you're a winner of th Random Hall Raffle! Why are you up, anyway? 26:47
The third annual ORANGE TOUR BREAKFAST. 27:17
The Orange Tour Breakfast continues, and you can still paint our wall mural. It sure is tough RUSHING INSOMNIACS. 28:17
Sunday, August 30
Why are you up? Well we probably are too. Come on over. Maybe you've won our raffle. 5:17
PANCAKES & FRENCH TOAST all morning long 6:17
We'll feed you, entertain you, and show you around. Come on over. 7:17
Did you win our raffle? Check us out and find out. Serving pancakes and French toast all morning long. 8:17
Want to paint a mural? Come over and give it a try. Have some breakfast while you're at it. 9:17
We've had breakfast going all morning long. Come and wake up to our smiling faces. You might have won our raffle! 10:17
The great breakfast-to-lunch blur. Have some pancakes or French toast or BAU and PEKING RAVIOLI. 11:17
Eat some BAU and PEKING RAVIOL. And we'd probably give you some breakfast, too, if you ask nicely. 12:17
GO TO FRESH POND! We'll play volleyball, soccer, and have a picnic lunch. Have a great time with great people and great food. 13:17
Where is the Department of Alchemy? Participate in our SCAVENGER HUNT or MAKE JEWELRY with Femo clay. 14:17
Come over and CREATE YOUR OWN T-SHIRT! Free plain white t-shirts for all participants. Or, make some jewelry. 15:17
Paint a T-shirt, make jewelry, paint a mural, or MAKE A PIZZA! 16:17
(17:01) The third annual STAR TREK MARATHON begins. 17:01
Make your own SICILIAN PIZZA with a homemade crust! 17:17
There's too much to do here. Feed yourself with your own Sicilian Pizz; make your own jewelry paint your own T-shirt (we'll provide it); paint a wall mural; go on a tour; watch the Star Trek marathon; play Pictionary; just hang out. Come on over! 18:17
Yes, you can still make your own pizza. And lots, lots, more. Don't forget to check us out before you decide on a dorm! 19:17
The MUSHY MOVIE SERIES begins with When Harry Met Sally. Watch on a six-foot-screen ON OUR ROOFDECK. Complete with popcorn and milkshakes. If you still need dinner, you can still make your own pizza. 20:17
Play cards, or Pictionary, or paint a wall mural-no doubt we'll have plenty to do and eat in our lounge! Did you win our raffle? 21:17
The Mushy Movie Series continues with Casablanca, shown on a six-foot-screen on the roofdeck. Complete with popcorn and milkshakes. 22:17
Play some games, paint a mural, make some beads, or watch a movie. Star Trek fans will love the Star Trek Marathon! 23:17
The Mushy Movie Series concludes with A Room With A View. Watch it on a big screen on our roof deck, with popcorn and milkshakes. 24:17
Plenty of Activity-Come and see! (Why do we have such an affection for the number 17?) 25:17
The Star Trek Marathon Continues... 26:17
You know, our wall mural still isn't done. Come and paint. Do you know if you won our raffle? Tosci's, Newbury Comics gift certificates and more! 27:17
Why are you up? We might be too. We might even be having our ORANGE TOUR BREAKFAST! 28:17
Monday, August 31
Only 10 hours and 43 minutes of dorm rush-have you checked us out yet? 5:17
We'll be serving PANCAKES AND FRENCH TOAST all morning long-don't forget to check us out! 6:17
Pancakes and French toast, tours, stuff to do... Did you win our raffle? 7:17
Dorm choices today-have you checked Random? Have some breakfast while you're at it. 8:17
Pancakes and French toast, all morning long. Cereal, too! 9:17
Did you forget us? Come check us out before you make a decision. 290 Massachusetts Avenue. 10:17
GO ROCK CLIMBING in a local area with some of our very experienced climbers. Beginners welcome-it won't be too hard. 11:17
Come make DELI SANDWHICHES from a wide variety of meats and cheeses. 12:17
ULTIMATE FRISBEE at University Park. 13:17
The AMAZING 3-D MAZE race. Even the old-timers get lost! Come try this phenomenal ract to our front door! 14:17
Only 43 minutes left, and you may have forgotten the greatest, most Random people at MIT. 15:17

 

Rush 1991

Saturday, August 31
Description Time
Paint a Random Mural Come help us paint a picture on our wall! 16:17
T-Shirt Designing Silk-screen, spray-paint a t-shirt of your own design, or use one of ours. 16:47
Hot Hot Hot Chili Dinner at Random. Vegetarian and Mild versions available for the gastrointestinally weak. 20:47
Kids in the Hall Marathon! Come and watch episodes of our favorite Canadian Comedy Troupe. 22:17
Rocky Horror Break! Come with us to Harvard Square and participate in the classic cult film. 23:17
Sunday, September 1
Quiche Brunch We'll have several kinds of quiche and fresh fruit. 10:17
Join Bisi on her weekly area shopping excursion (should last until 3). 11:17
Roofdeck Water Games Join us for a sunny day on our deck with a wading pool, water balloons and Twister. 12:17
Barbeque hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch 14:17
Ice Cream Making Help us make lots of tasty ice cream using Toscanini's trade secrets. 15:47
Dinner. Shrimp and Scallop Scampi with rice and breaded and fried Zucchini and Mushrooms. 19:17
Star Trek: the Next Generation. Several great episodes shown all evening. 20:17
Dance Party with great music, oru resident go-go dancers, and sensually shaped snacks. 21:47
Monday, September 2
Breakfast: Sausage, Biscuits, and Gravy. 9:17
Video Arcade: We have Sega, Turbo-Grafx, and Nintendo ready for you to get glassy-eyed in front of, in the House lounge. 10:17
Lunch: Make your own fresh pizza for a delicious meal. 12:17
Create cool electronic music with Evan and his computer, drum machine, guitar and synthesizers. 13:17
Eat the Institute Before it Eats You! Yes, we have an edible model of the beloved 'tute. Come earlier to help build it. 15:17
Dinner: Spaghetti and homemade Gnocchi (potato dumplings) with a spicy, veggie-full sauce. 18:17
Enjoy your evening! Part 2 of the Kids in the Hall marathon. Laugh until your face hurts! 20:17

 

Rush 1990

Friday, August 31
Description Time
Craving chocolate? Come to Random and satisfy that sweet tooth! We will offer you chocolate in many different forms. 21:17
Saturday, September 1
Eat the Institute before it eats you! Come over to Random Hall and help build an edible replica of MIT. Then help us eat it for desert tonight! 16:17
Our fine Georgian chef, Robert, will exhibit the finest spaghetti sauce known to humanity... Come taste it. 18:17
Star Trek--The New Generation...Should Wesley Crusher be pushed out an airlock without benefit of a space suit? Help us decide. The marathon will continue until everyone falls asleep... 19:17
The Random Hall Insomniacs Guild comes to life once again. Meet the insomniacs and challenge them to amuse themselves and you. 23:17
Sunday, September 2
Allow Glenn to dazzle you with his pancake-flipping ability. We'll serve a nice relaxing breakfast until 11:00. 8:17
Mutations While-U-Wait! Come have fun being creative with Evan, Steve, a video camera and an Amiga computer. Visit our dorm, meet Random people, and experiment with digital video equipment through lunchtime. 11:17
Barbecue food and toss a salad in any direction you like. Visit our sunny roof deck (hopefully) and eat while enjoying a scenic view of Cambridge. 12:17
Show up and we promise that we will amuse you somehow. We have movies running all hours of the day in our lounge, and a sizeable supply of ice cream, games, and free time. 13:17
Ever wanted to be a murderer, victim, or just an innocent bystander? Come join us for Andrew's role-playing murder mystery game. 15:17
Glenda is going to make something that I cannot pronounce for supper (arroz con pollo). But I do recognize most of the ingredients. Join us in the search for truth. 18:17
Casino Night at Random! Can you think of any more appropriate place to dice for big (but, sadly, fake) bucks? We'll have a prize auction at 10:30 or so. 19:17
Midnight Football--A Random Tradition. 24:00
Monday, September 3
You met his spaghetti sauce and your life just hasn't been the same. Now see him try his hand at breakfast. 8:17
Create a lunch here (we provide the stuff), be merry, and run off with us to Fresh Pond for a picnic, games, and real shrubs and trees. 12:17
Play some frisbee (those of who shied away from the picnic) and bean passers-by in Kresge Oval. Look for the Random Protest Sign. 13:17
Steve's Chili Fiesta (for vegetarians and non-vegetarians). Guess all the ingredients and win a prize. 18:17
It's the great Random Hall Illuminati Tournament! Play the game whose inventor was busted by the Secret Service. 20:17
Tuesday, September 4
Does all that walking around campus wear you out? If it hasn't yet, then come join us for a game of basketball and use up that extra energy! 13:17

 

Rush 1989

Friday, September 1
Meet at Random for a Volleyball game and refreshments! 17:15
Saturday, September 2
It's time for the traditional breakfast of "George" - Pancakes! (George won't be making them this year). 7:17
"This is not a Rush activity" - come make your own deli sandwiches, we provide the parts, you make the 'wich. 13:17
Frisbee anyone? Meet at Random and we'll find a good spot. 14:17
Tired of Rush? It's time for Looney Tunes! 16:17
Taco dinner tonight! It's hot (heh!). 18:17
Andy should be here by now, let's play diplomacy... 20:17
Debbie and Steve are getting married -- reception following... 21:17
Meet at Random and let Rob excort you to the Rocky horror Picture Show in Harvard Square. Even though you have to pay for the ticket, we'll have the rice and water. 23:17
Sunday, September 3
Breakfast, Bacon & Eggs, what the hell? 7:17
We'll give you four teammates, 17 rounds of ammo, and fifteen minutes to shoot your opposition dead! Come and play "patrol"... it's fun... 10:17
Tired of campus yet? How about a trip to Fresh Pond? Misc sporting events and picnic included 13:17
Foosball? Anyone? 14:17
Ken begins the epic showing of "Shogun" 15:17
Take a break from food, tours, and ice cream, come throw some shuriken, or even something else. 16:17
Amy's bored at desk, so she'll be doing origami -see what's folded up. 18:17
It's time for Steve's spaghetti in our house lounge, it'll be good, we promise 19:17
We'll find some interesting places for the holes - you'll have the clubs, let's play indoor golf! 20:17
Hurry, "Shogun" is half-over! 21:17
Did you miss this morning's game of "patrol"? it's not too late - this time the upperclassmen will be shooting back. 22:17
And yet more "Shogun"... 23:17
Midnight Football. Who needs to be able to see the ball anyway? (meet at Random Hall) 24:17
Late Night with J. Arthur Random... ice cream, strawberry shortcake and more... 25:17
Only two hours of "Shogun" left. 25:17
Cocktail Wieners - seriously 27:17
Meet at Random Hall, we'll have a paper airplane contest... 27:17
Are you still reading this??? -- go to bed! 28:17
Getting used to staying up late, eh? Alright, come and play some pool, we'll probably be too tired to be accurate anyway. 29:17
Monday, September 4
Finally, a breakfast that Debbie can cook - fruit salad and muffins 8:17
Kim and Jean wanted to go to George's Island all year - you're invited to take a trip with them. 11:17
On the outskirts of scenic Central Square, a barbecue - look for the slightly out-of-place grill on Mass Ave. 13:17
OK - Amy wants a rubber band arcade. Test out red bands, blue bands, whatever... 14:17
Titans anyone? Blaine and Debbie would be more than happy to play. 15:17
Come watch even more Looney Tunes - they're good for you! 16:17
Dinnertime, and Random Stew is the fare - enjoy! 18:17
Eliot's dumb movies - night of the Bloody Apes, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, and more! 20:17

 

Rush 1988

Saturday, September 3
Join Simon in the basement for some fingerpainting. 14:17
Meet Bill and Vi at Rockwell cage for a game of volleyball. After the game come back to Random for free dinner. 15:17
Challenge Jim to a game of pool, or try your luck at foosball against Blaine. 16:17
Come by Random for some burgers and dogs prepared by our head chef and tutor Elliot. 17:17
Carlos has come up with a list for a scavenger hunt. Prizes will be awarded to anyone who can find anything on the list. 18:17
Tired after two days of rush? Stop by Random for a break. We won't even force you to take a tour, unless you want one. 19:17
Evan's strange movies. Featuring Repo Man, Buckaroo Banzai, Blue Velvet, and more. 20:17
Ice cream. Simple. 21:17
Meet at Random so John and Rob can escort you to The Rocky Horror Picture Show in Harvard Square. Even though you have to pay for your own ticket, we'll supply the rice and toilet paper. 22:17
Sunday, September 4
Are you tired of Lobster for breakfast? Random has the solution- pancakes. All flavors: strawberry, blueberry, chocolate, and even plain. 8:17
Are you tired of all this rush garbage? Stop by Random and hang out in the lounge with Dave. We promise not to annoy you. 12:17
Mike Franklin will cook his world famous chocolate chip cookies for all to sample. 14:17
And now for something completely different; board games. Challenge Andy to a game of Risk or try Pictionary against dorm champions Genevieve and Teresa. 15:17
Spaghetti fest. George will make the sauce; none of that bottled stuff. 17:17
Matt's not so strange movies: RoboCop, The Big Easy and more... 18:17
The Loop Floor is going into Boston. 19:17
Loud card games night. Pit with Tracy, or Goulob Smoz, a game invented here at Random by Steve and Evan. 20:17
Meet us on the turf for some Midnight football. 23:17
Come by for a surprise activity. Ask for Mike the Butthead. 26:17
Monday, September 5
Remember yesterday's pancakes. Well we had a lot of leftovers. Come and get some. 8:17
By now every dorm on campus has probably offered you free food. We're going to try something different, free money. Stop by for more details. 10:17
Last Spring Leo hid 257 plastic Easter eggs; 255 were found. Stop by and see if you can do what all 93 randoms couldn't and find the missing eggs. 12:17
Join us in front of Kresge for some frisbee. Afterwards we'll return to the dorm for refreshments. 13:17
Speed Diplomacy. Played on a world map. 18:17
Escape from the pressures of rush into the clam lounge-- third floor 282 Mass Ave. You may even see Pete, the person with the most rush book appearances in M@.I@.T@. history. (At least six.) 19:17
Terry's nerdly game night. (Sorry Terry) Go, Chess, and Backgammon. We even have clocks to keep the games short. 20:17
Meet use in Killian Court for a giant game of capture the flag. 23:17
Tuesday, September 6
The last pancake breakfast of rush. We're getting tired of the same thing day after day. If you missed the others be sure not to miss your last shot. Why is this the last one? Because I'm sleeping in tomorrow. 8:17
U@.S@. Risk. A classic game with a strange new twist. 12:17

 

Rush 1987

Saturday, August 29
Time to wake up for breakfast- bagels 'n' stuff. 8:17
Vegetarian delight- salad in a pita 11:17
Follow the 17 arrows to Random Hall (starts in front of 77 Mass. Ave.). 16:00
Random Night at the movies featuring Top Gun and free popcorn. 16:17
Some of us are watching the movie but there are plenty of people to talk to. 17:17
Buenos Tacos, Amigos. Tacos with all the fixings. Bon Appetite! 18:17
Do you want to have some fun? Do you want to play games? Ask for Bengie. He'll show you where we're playing Twister, foosball, cards, etc. 19:17
It's a long way until breakfast- time for dessert. Come taste the famous Toscanini's ice cream!!! 20:17
Come experience an acoustical orgy with Tom, the Perry Como of the '80's!!! 21:17
Random Night at the movies featuring Monty Python and the Holy Grail (and more popcorn!) 22:17
Time for milk and Cookies. 23:17
Bedtime Stories with John- bring your teddy bear. 24:17
Sunday, August 30
Wake up to sizzling bacon, juicy sausage, and golden, fluffy pancakes topped with fresh fruit. 9:17
Still plenty of food and people around. 10:17
Take a detour from touring and come meet us at the Bar-B-Q pits next to the Student Center for some FOOD! In between bites we'll be willing to tell you everything we know. 11:17- 16:17
Random Night at the movies featuring "Back to the Future" and free popcorn. 16:17
William chained himself to the foosball table and he's waiting for you! 17:17
Mmmm... Spaghetti just like Mama used to make. Eat, eat! You're much too thin anyway. If not, help yourself to salad. 18:17
Come get your hands dirty! Fingerpaint with Andy! Make papiermache with Kim! 19:17
If you don't want to get your hands dirty, try origami with Amy. Watch and possibly learn from Amy as she folds ducks, cranes, rabbits and the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) from ordinary paper. 19:17.5
Come join us for some cake, coffee, and conversation. 20:17
Look at 19:17 and 20:17. 21:17
Random Night at the movies featuring Casablanca and more popcorn. 22:17
Time for milk and Suzanne's freshly baked cookies. 23:17
Monday, August 31
It's quite early in the morning for the typical MIT freshman but Tom, a SENIOR, is getting up even earlier to cook omelettes, bacon, sausage, and hash browns for YOU!!! 9:17
Did you just wake up? There's still plenty of food! 10:17
Superman? Mighty Mouse? Maybe even Wonder Woman? Come show us your idea of a REAL hero! We'll supply the deli meats and all the fixings 11:17
So you don't have a hero yet? Come and make one. 12:17
Tired of inane chatter and blasting music? Come play charades and both relax and get rid of any R/O frustration with clues like... "Several species of small furry animals gathered together in a cave and grooving with a Pict". Song... 16 words. 13:17
Mark is twisted and is waiting to play with you... I mean, Mark is waiting to play Twister with you. In fact, he is going to give the nimblest player in the Twister competition a gift certificate to Toscanini's. 14:17
Have a guilty conscience from pigging out on ice cream? Did you inhale potato chips everywhere you went? Repent the easy way! Gorge yourself on a variety of fresh fruits. 15:17
Hurry, hurry, hurry! It's only 43 minutes till 5:00. Come see one of MIT's "well-kept secrets." 16:17
Now that the dorm preference cards are in, are you feeling neglected? Well, come on over! We'll be having a stir-fry feast as well as great conversations. 18:17
Have nothing to do? Come join us for a Random Night at the movies, featuring the Blues Brothers (and popcorn, of course). 20:17
Tuesday, September 1
Freshly baked cookies (mmm... mmm... mmm) all day long 10:17
There's still lots of cookies! Won't you come and try one 15:17
So you don't have permanent housing? Come check Random out and grab some cookies while you're at it. 20:17
Wednesday, September 2
Still haven't found a place to live? Well come on over! We've got plenty of people who would like to meet you and plenty of freshly baked cookies to go around. 10:17

 

Rush 1986

Saturday, August 30
Rise and shine (well try anyway) for Random's Big Deal Breakfast. Eggs and more--pancakes or french toast, come find out. We'll be going strong until 11:00. 9:00
Andy's already pushing thirds on the eggs. Come eat breakfast with us. We won't stop serving 'til 11:00. 10:00
Meet us in front of McCormick Hall and we'll walk you over to Random for a tour, munchies and raffle ticket, of course. We promise not to get you lost. See 6pm, 8pm, and 10pm for later departures. 16:00
Taco Dinner. Come talk to us over a couple of Pete's finest. If Mexican is not your style, there'll be plenty of salad, too. 17:17
Our second trip to Random Hall. Meet us in front of McCormick and we'll whisk you away to our home. Remember a tour qualifies you for our raffle. There may still be tacos. See 8pm and 10pm for later departures. 18:00
There's still plenty left. Come help finish off the rest of the tacos and stick around for the post-dinner entertainment. 18:17
Follow our guide from McCormick to Random Hall. We'll give you a tour (which qualifies you for a raffle ticket) and then escort you to fireworks. See 8:30pm. 20:00
Fireworks yay! A local Boston rock and roll radio station, WBCN, just happened to pick tonight to hold their music synchronized fireworks. You show up and we'll supply the popcorn. 20:30
Meet us in front of McCormick and we'll show you Random Hall by moonlight. Take a tour and get a raffle ticket. Relax for a while in our lounge. Movies are showing continuously. See 23:15 for other happenings. 22:00
It's time for the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Come with us (we're closer) to Harvard Square for a very (ahem) unique experience. Don't worry about getting back afterwards, we'll walk you right to your doorstep. 23:15
Sunday, August 31
Random Parade! Come join the Random Parade down the 17-arrow route to Random Hall! Enjoy free fun filled movies, refreshments, tours, and friends! Parade leaves from McCormick/Kresge Oval. Look for our Banner! 11:17
Athletic Seminar. Come and learn how you, too, can become an "athlete" at MIT. Topics include phys. ed. requirements and intermurals in Random. Non-athletes are especially welcome. just follow the red arrows down Mass. Ave. to Random Hall! 12:00
Sub and salad lunch. Come design your own submarine sandwich, hoagie, hero, grinder or whatever it's called in your native land. Or go it light with just a salad. We have plenty of both. 13:00
Forgotten some of those great lines in Beverly Hills Cop yet? Good! Then it's time to see it again. Lots of other movies too. 14:00
Continuous Cookies! Come over quick! The latest batch is already gettting cold. All different kinds. All afternoon. I know we can never match Mom's, but we'll try. 14:00
Random Parade! Come walk our Random route to the only dorm off campus. Follow the 17 arrows for free movies, refreshments, tours, and friends. Parade leaves every even hour from McCormick/Kresge oval. 14:17, 16:17, 18:17, 20:17, 22:17
The oven's still hot, and there are more cookies still to come. Take them upstairs to our next movie, then stay for supper afterwards. 16:17
Ice Cream Creations. Time for your next dose of ice cream, right? You can handle a shake at least. There'll be all sorts of different toppings for the adventuresome ones. 19:30
Monday, September 1
Hopefully with this time slot, we're the first entry. Taking a tour anytime today qualifies you for a raffle ticket. If you haven't visited us yet, and you're still undecided as to which living group's for you, you really should come see us, we're different. 5:00
Tours are continuing here at Random. If you haven't visited us yet, we think you're missing something (and it's not just a raffle ticket). We really might have what you're looking for. 11:17
Still undecided? Follow the red arrows along Mass. Ave. to Random, and maybe we can help. Pick up your raffle ticket while you're here by taking a tour. 1:17
I know it's only an hour before preference cards are due, but don't panic! A quick tour of Random might solve all your problems (well, one at least) as well as getting a raffle ticket. 16:00
And now the moment you've all been waiting for! (cough) It's time to find out who will win the Random Hall Raffle and receive the $30 gift certificate to Strawberries Records and Tapes. 17:17