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Before today, I wasn’t entirely convinced the state of South Dakota existed. Sure, I’d seen pictures of Mt. Rushmore and had heard the world’s most patriotic mountain resided in the 40th state, but I thought it was all just an elaborate ruse. After all, I’ve never met a single person from South Dakota. Do you know where else I’ve never met a single person from? The moon. And, just as Neil Armstrong said “that’s one spicy meataball” or whatever his catchphrase is before becoming the first man to step foot on Soundstage B in the Universal Studios lot, I’ve always assumed Mt. Rushmore was just a scaled down papier-mâché mountain in Los Angeles that was created to trick Americans into thinking the state of South Dakota existed. It’s an awful conspiracy theory, but it’s my conspiracy theory.
After seeing this video of the perpetual rager that is Vermillion, South Dakota, however, I’m now a firm believer. Not just in the idea that South Dakota exists, but also in the idea that the University of South Dakota is the most underrated party school in America.
What an atmosphere. While it remains true that I’m currently not able to think of a town called Vermillion without thinking of Pokémon’s Vermilion City and its dastardly electricity-loving gym leader, Lt. Surge, if USD keeps this up, they might just change that. Dear God, I hope they do. I’m 23 years old, for Christ’s sake.
[via Byron Banasiak]
Image via Byron Banasiak