Happy Birthday, Illinois

I know a certain school that turned 146 today.

It was 146 years ago today that the University of Illinois was founded, so happy birthday, Illinois. You don't look a day over 125.

Unfortunately I didn't get you anything because I totally just found out today was your birthday not five minutes ago, but even if I'd known, I probably wouldn't have gotten you anything anyway. I have nothing against you. In fact, I think you're pretty great.

It's just what do you buy a school for its birthday?

Do you get the Alma Mater drunk? If you show up at Murphy's with the Alma Mater do you get to drink for free? Because if you do, that's awesome. I bet the Alma Mater sucks at darts and after a few drinks I can get a whole semester's worth of tuition out of it.

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