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Bad Equation: UCO + Bricktown = School of Rock

You may have noticed last week that the University of Central Oklahoma announced they were creating a “School of Rock” in Bricktown. Yep, you read that right ““ a boring commuter school is opening a rock n’ roll school in a stale, touristy part of Oklahoma City. If that’s not a recipe for success, I don’t know what is.

Seriously, did they not consider all the bad things that can result from this? What will happen on the first day of class when all the student moms in minivans try to park in one of the five free Bricktown parking spots? Which bar will get shut down for allowing the seven underage students at the school to get drunk? Will students be disciplined for not smoking? These are some serious questions that must be answered. Maybe Steve Lackmeyer will tackle it in a future column.

Anyway, maybe I’m being overly critical. Maybe the UCO “School of Rock” will be a resounding success. If that’s the case, we’ve decided to list some other strange and totally mismatched school ideas for other local universities, colleges and organizations to consider. The first one is below, the rest are after the jump.

What: College of Advanced Law

Where: Oklahoma City University

Why: I would say that 80% of students chose the Oklahoma City University College of Law because they didn’t have the grades or LSAT score to get into OU. Since that’s the case, the school should probably create an advanced college of law to justify the university’s overpriced tuition, and also encourage bright law students to enroll.

What: National Institute of Tolerance and Acceptance

Where: Oklahoma State Legislature

Why: Lets be honest, our state legislature really hasn’t been the most tolerant and understanding group of folks out there. It seems like most of the laws they decide to pass and send to the governor are aimed at limiting the freedoms and rights of people in the minority, not protecting them. Maybe by creating this school, some of the legislators can attend classes.

What: School of Flesh

Where: Oklahoma Christian University

Why: Oklahoma Christian University has the best location available for a School of Pornography: Enterprise Square USA.

Seriously, imagine how awesome that would be! “The Hall of Giants” could be replaced with the “Hall of Porn Stars,” and the huge cut-outs of old capitalist inventors could be replaced with local “actresses” Ashlynn Brooke, Jesse Jane and Stacey Valentine. The robot characters that would sing about less government in our lives through deregulation could be reprogrammed to sing about less government in our lives by protecting the freedom of speech. As a tribute to the old Enterprise Square, they could also invent some video games that would let you create and run your own porn company!

What: Eddie Sutton Rehab Center

Where: Oklahoma State University

Why: I think it would be fun just to hear Eddie say “succumbed to temptation.”

What: Happiness Foundation

Where: Cameron University

I’ve been to Lawton once. When I got back home I was put on suicide watch. Even their CBA dance team is depressing. I can’t imagine anything happy occurring in that town, a happiness school would be a good start.

What: National Intercollegiate Athletics Compliance Standards Training Facility

Where: University of Oklahoma

Why: Since, oh, the 1920s, the University of Oklahoma hasn’t really been known as a “compliant” university when it comes to abiding by NCAA rules and regulations. Maybe if they were able to create a training center that taught, or possibly even redefined, what compliance standards were they would have better luck obeying NCAA rules.

What: Oklahoma University of Science and Arts

Where: Chickasha

Why: Knowing what I know about Chickasha, it’s kind of hard to envision anything that is “science” or “art” related happening in this sad little town. Maybe by creating a university that focuses on those subjects, the culture of the town will improve. Or, maybe it will still just be filled with unreliable rednecks who put on a mediocre light show every Christmas.

What: Hot Chicks Academy

Panhandle State University

I don’t think hot chicks exist in the panhandle, so maybe this will help improve the situation.*

*If hot chicks do live in the panhandle, please send us some pictures.

What: School of Advanced Bimolecular Engineering

Where: Oklahoma City Community College

Why: You may not have known it, but OCCCCCCCC has a pretty nice library. The problem with it is that that don’t offer any courses that are challenging enough to warrant its use.

What: School of Casual Dating

Where: Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics

Why: Who better to teach people the ins and outs of dating then kids who can do regression analysis in their heads? I know I would feel more comfortable picking up girls if I had a horribly socially awkward genius teaching me how talk to hot chicks. Maybe the new, hip pickup line will be “Hey, want to come over to my place and check out my quadratic equation?”

What: Bully College

Where: Classen School of Advanced Studies

Why: Bullies love to pick on smart artsy kids, so I can’t think of a better place to have a bully college than the Classen School of Advanced studies. Hell, my dad helped create the school and he probable agrees with me.

What: School of Possibilities

Where: OSU at OKC

Why: “OSU at OKC, imagine all the possibilities!” Honestly, I don’t even know if those radio commercials are still on the air, but they made a lasting impression. Such a lasting impression that OSU at OKC should be the home of the first ever “School of Possibilities,” even though their alumni are very limited on the amount of possibilities after graduation.

What: Oklahoma Swimming Institute

Where: Langston University

Why: Because it’s such an easy joke, that’s why.

Anyway, that’s all we got. If you have anything to add, leave a comment.


  1. Did you really think Edmond would allow a School of Rock in their fair city? With their “lights out at 9 p.m.” rule and incarcerating anyone caught drinking in their own living room, it might be the most anti-rock city in the state….next to Bethany.

  2. I guess I must have been part of the 20%…Had full tuition offers at both law schools, chose OCU, because, well, OU sucks.

    Oh, and the dean of the admissions came to OSU and basically told a large group of OSU pre law students that we weren’t really wanted, because OU undergrads were better. Even with 170 LSAT scores. I couldn’t bring myself to attend a school where students were so obviously unimportant. Best decision of my life.

  3. I guess you, Patrick, must have attended the National Institute of Tolerance and Acceptance at our state legislature with your enlightened comment about Langston University along with your friend that left the witty first comment.

    So which school did you idiots really attend? Platt College I would assume?

  4. What: Oklahoma State University College of Creative Finance and Fiscal Responsibility

    Where: The campus of the (former) Tulsa Regional Medical Center

    Why: Because it is never too late to learn…..

    *this ones for you irritatedtulsan 😉

  5. BTW: The Langston crack was out of line, and you guys might as well open up the board for comments on the “message in a bottle” kid if you are going to go for the low blows. IMHO

  6. What: The Toby Kieth School of Musical Composition

    Where: Toby Kieth’s I Love This Bar and Grill, in Bricktown

    Why: We are running out of pseudo-patriotic red, white, and blue songs about kicking a foreigner’s ass and feeling good about it.

    Question: Is the staff at TLO considering an offer of employment to the “message in a bottle” boy in hopes of raising the artistic qualities of their site? The kid kind of reminded me of a young Sting.

  7. “The Langston crack was out of line, and you guys might as well open up the board for comments on the “message in a bottle” kid if you are going to go for the low blows. IMHO”

    Ha Ha! Seriously? How is pointing out that you rarely see African-American swimmers out of line?

  8. I also fall into that 20% category of OCU students who actually chose to go there. I graduated from a small, private undergraduate institution, and I wanted to continue that small school feeling. Throughout law school I was treated as a person, not just another number to add to the tally, at an over-glamourized state university. I was accepted to both OU and OCU, and chose OCU. The misconception that OCU is full of underachieving idiots who couldn’t get accepted to any other law school is ridiculous and is nothing more than a lonely law student’s continuation of the almighty Boomer Sooner bullshit that he couldn’t get over when he graduated from college and left his fraternity behind. I understand that it is the greatest university in all the land, worth ripping scrotums open in a bar and other childish antics. Believe it or not, some of choose not to go there.

  9. Well Patrick, I would just say that we (and by that I guess I just mean I) have come to expect a bit more of our Lost Ogle fearless leaders than reinforcing weak stereotypes. (unless they are about OU Sooner pigs 😉 See I am just as guilty!

  10. I’m with the others, that is a strong misconception of OCU Law. I know many choose to go there not because they could not get into OU, but they like what it had to offer better compared to OU.

  11. patrick, maybe we don’t ever see African swimmers b/c we aren’t Africa. Just saying….

    i don’t ever see Australian swimmers either.

  12. someone with a name like “ihateyou” should really be talking about bigotry. While it is witty, I applaud myself for that, it’s not that far from the truth a great deal of African-Americans can’t swim because they’re aren’t very many pool in area where a lot of (come on) black people live. The only large YMCA I know without a pool is on the Eastside. FYI, as a black person, I would know these things.

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