RE: virus: _Virus of the Mind

Richard Brodie (
Thu, 6 Mar 1997 23:26:38 -0800

Wade wrote:

>No, it doesn't really matter, since if he is actually talking about the
>Harvard Band, none of the instruments was tuned properly anyway, and
>drummers were off hearing some very different drummers of their own.
>He would apparently know all the words to their ghastly song though, a
>herculean task far from worth the effort.

Actually quite apropos of CoV. The Harvard band had quite a repertoire,
but the verse usually considered "their song" was the faux-latin "first"
verse to "Ten Thousand Men of Harvard." (The "real" lyrics, quite dull
in comparison, were the fourth.) It goes like this:

Illegitimum non carborundum
Domine salvum fac!
Illegitimum non carborundum
Domine salvum fac!
Gaudeamus igitur!
Veritas non sequitur!
Illegitimum non carborundum
Ipso facto!

If anyone is the SLIGHTEST bit interested, I require VERY LITTLE fine
cognac to be induced to sing every Harvard song I know, including the
infamous THIRD verse to the aforementioned song...

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