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Ah Billy Joel

April 18th, 2017

I know, I said some harsh things about Sting last post—seriously, fuck that guy—but I don’t want any PC, or NPC for that matter, thinking I had lost any of my animosity towards Billy Joel, denier of Attila. No way, I keep that torch lit.

Still doubtful that Joel is icky? I present this:

I’ll take no loafs, thank you.

Typical

April 17th, 2017

You know what: fuck Sting. I fucking hate that guy.

From an article in a 1981 Playboy:

Want to know another way? Don’t make shitty music, you wanna-be Johnny Rotten.

No, Pick a Half-Orc

March 29th, 2017

I found this exchange in a Playboy 1983 article on computer camp.


Half-orc. The answer is always half-orc.

Stronmaus Academy

March 25th, 2017

Stronmaus Academy is a historically giant-serving private institution that was founded in 479 CY. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 369, its setting is mountainous, and the campus size is 131 acres. It utilizes a semester academic calendar. Stronmaus Academy’s ranking in the 606 CY edition of Best Colleges is 11th. Stronmaus Academy’s tuition and fees are 3,200 g.p. a year; the Academy also accepts minor magic items in place of tuition.

Stronmaus Academy, located in the center of the Iron Hills, offers one of the most luxurious student experiences in Greyhawk, with all students getting single rooms and personal scrying devices. The Stronmaus Academy Epicures are members of the Giant League, dominating forensics and other related co-curricular activities. Stronmaus Academy offers 5 programs, including philosophy and music. Stronmaus Academy’s motto,”Taste Not Haste,” is credited to an early alumna who used it to describe her educational experience.

At a Glance:

Number of Majors: 13

Student/faculty ratio:1/11

Standardized test required for entry: SAT

Average incoming first-year student GPA: 3.12

Male/Female ratio: 47/53

Student body self-identifies as 71% cloud giant, 13% human, 4% ki-rin, 4% lammasu, 4% halfling, 4% other.

Faculty holding terminal degrees: 83%

President: Dr. Harltu Monchumpe

Institute of Technical Minerology

March 24th, 2017

The Institute of Technical Minerology is a select private institution that was founded in 454 CY. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 400, its setting is mountainous, and the campus size is 54 acres. It utilizes a quarterly academic calendar. The Institute of Technical Minerology’s ranking in the 606 CY edition of Best Colleges is 8th. The Institute of Technical Minerology’s tuition and fees are 1,450 g.p. a year.

The Institute of Technical Minerology (ITM), located in the northern end of the Lortmil Mountains, is one of Greyhawk’s most-respected schools in the science of practical technology. The ITM Stalactites are members of the Giant League and are known for their on-the-field antics, often at the cost of victory. The Institute offers 11 programs, emphasizing geologic engineering, chemistry, and physics. The Institute of Technical Minerology’s motto,”Up from the Underground,” was changed in 503 CY from “Up from the Underdark” to better reflect the Institute’s new leadership and values.

At a Glance:

Number of Majors: 28

Student/faculty ratio:1/8

Standardized test required for entry: GMAT, GRE

Average incoming first-year student GPA: 3.65

Male/Female ratio: 48.5/51.5

Student body self-identifies as 64% stone giant, 12% gnome, 5% pech, 5% dwarf, 4% hobgoblin, 3% human, 2% derro, 2% drow, 2% illithid, and 1% other.

Faculty holding terminal degrees: 91%

President: Dr. Ssyl’de’ceer Milne