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CIVL Shuffle: UBC hospitality edition

CIVL station manager Aaron Levy was dismayed at the “C + Averaaaaage” chant from the UBC crowd this past Friday as the Cascades battled the Thunderbirds on UBC endowment lands. Here are some songs that encapsulate how he feels.

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By Aaron Levy (CIVL Station Manager) – Email

Print Edition: March 6, 2013

CIVL station manager Aaron Levy was dismayed at the “C + Averaaaaage” chant from the UBC crowd this past Friday as the Cascades battled the Thunderbirds on UBC endowment lands. Here are some songs that encapsulate how he feels.

Cee-Lo Green “Forget You”

‘Nuff said? I don’t go to UBC, nor did I attain my degree at UFV, however I get a bad feeling in my mouth when people behave as if stereotypes and generalizations are used against a certain type or group of people. Am I too sensitive about this? You decide.

David Bowie “Suffragette City”

A song about … well, I’m not really sure what it’s about … but the Suffragettes fought long and hard to see women (A) recognized as people and (B) awarded the right to vote. As if you need to “award” said right to people. As if you insult students trying to learn.

Kim Stockwood “Jerk” 

To whom it may concern: This song is simple. The chorus? “You jerk, you jerk, you are such a jerk, there are other words, but they just don’t work.” Yeah, Stockwood isn’t exactly as popular as Anne Murray or trendsetting as Feist, but hey, if the shoe fits, wear it.

Marianas Trench “Fallout” 

Doesn’t this song just completely and utterly suck? Well guess what, it was written by UBC grad and this band’s frontman Josh Ramsay, also responsible for such golden nuggets as “Call Me, Maybe.” Okay, so I like that song, and I like “Celebrity Status” apparently too, but only from UBC Lipdub.

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