Welcome to IvyHate

Welcome to IvyHate

You know you’ve truly arrived in this world when people start accusing you of being The Man. And according to the Harvard Independent‘s blog, Maureen, Hal and I — three of the most disorganized fuck-ups to have matriculated at Princeton in some time — are just that!  As it turns out, we’re actually right-wing, semi-closeted/semi-bigoted Yalies with a malicious anti-Harvard agenda. We even got a punny public-enemy-moniker a la Man Coulter or Lindsay Blowhan. Well, sort of:

I’ve never been a big fan of IvyGate (from hereon referred to as “IvyHate”), … they strike me as a gang of self-serving (what the Crimson would call “masturbatory”) Yalies out to drown their own social inhibitions in bitter stabs at their rival college.

IvyHate [is] promoting the subsequent downfall of our institution’s [Harvard's] reputation… Nice try, IvyGate. We know what you’re up to.

Sir: Whatever our myriad crimes against Harvard may be, we are certainly not worth 750 words of your time. That’s like twelve porn downloads worth!

The entire hilarious blog post — including the words “heteronormative” and “Rivers Cuomo” — after the jump.

I’ve never been a big fan of IvyGate (from hereon referred to as “IvyHate”), and not just because I happen to know a bubbly little sex blogger named Lena Chen who they plagiarized from a month or two ago. I don’t know who they are or where they’re from — nor do I really care — but they strike me as a gang of self-serving (what the Crimson would call masturbatory”) Yalies out to drown their own social inhibitions in bitter stabs at their rival college. In fact, it is difficult to take the “Ivy” in their title seriously when 17 of the 30 front page posts refer to either how awesome Yale is or how terrible Harvard is.

One of the posts in particular caught my eye. It was in reference to a certain Greek pop sensation currently matriculated here, and his amazing new hit single (and hot music video). Granted, I am a bit biased, and have probably exhibited my obsession with all things Petros (aka Peter Shields ’09) on these pages before. Before I continue on to the IvyHate analysis of this almost-masterpiece, independently made with music by the man himself, I’d like to let you all judge for yourself:

Tacky? Yes. Kind of Creepy? Yes. Awesome? Definitely. Of course, fun apolitical pop seems not to be IvyGate’s cup of tea, particularly if it involves Harvard kids and Catholicism. Jacob Savage, the supposed “writer” responsible for this unnecessarily angry post takes the opportunity to express his deep-seeded envy of free-spirited (I believe the term he uses is “shameless”) young Harvard men going where they’ve never gone before: the cheesy pop world, and taking some bootylicious Harvard girls with him (Emily Cregg, the protagonist of the video, holds more than her own writhing on that bed there). Savage treats frivolity like a crime, as if somehow it was sinful for Ivy Leaguers to spend there time on anything other than philosophical debates and anti-Bush protests (are problem sets worthy of our time, Jacob?). Half the post is a series of cheap shots against Harvard girls, and the other an attack on Petros himself for putting himself out there in such a way.

I could forgive Savage only because of the comments of several Ivy Leaguers in response to his post. Varying in wit from “the dumber the girls are, the hotter they are” to “eeww” to “GGGAAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!,” the IvyHate comment section reads surprisingly similarly to my own home in the boxing world, Ringtalk.com, where the average comment sounds something like “Your just another intelluctuel asshole that dosn’t know what the hell your talking about.”

My heart can’t help but sink when I think that my colleagues at other Ivy Leagues could possibly even remotely resemble the drunken heteronormative construction workers that frequent Ringtalk, or, worse, that IvyHate would allow such comments on their site, one that is supposedly respectable. How could they allow such horrid comments in response to an article based completely in typical Yalie envy and haphazard Facebook sleuthing?

Speaking of Facebook sleuthing, I did find one Harvard girl IvyHate seems to find quite hot, a woman who some falsely claim to be the Ann Coulter of the class of 2009 (I like to reserve that title to myself, thank you very much). In this article on the high-brow, low-IQ Aryan princess Lucy Morrow Caldwell, you will find an extremely strange post in the comments section.

Hey-

Please watch your language on the comment boards. We love having comments and hearing your takes. While things like “self-serving” are OK, hateful personal attacks are not, and we will delete such comments if we see them.

Thanks,
IvyGate

Oh, so little miss “I love rape and racism” needs IvyHate to be a gentleman to her, but a Harvard student of legitimate talent and cultural value gets to sit by the sidelines and be personally offended? Defending the worst thing to come out of Harvard since ex-RedIvy co-editor Christopher Bruno Lacaria (who apparently insists on writing his articles in archaic Latin) is IvyHate’s way of promoting the subsequent downfall of our institution’s reputation. While Yale is still living down the undergraduate career of George W. Bush (great president, terrible frat boy), Harvard is enjoying being the alma mater of Conan O’Brien and Rivers Cuomo. Let the IvyHate people have their way, and in ten years we’ll be known as the hellhole that spawned both Caldwell and Lacaria. Nice try, IvyGate. We know what you’re up to.

  • z

    “heteronormative” is the new cocaine

  • z

    “heteronormative” is the new cocaine

  • joec1324

    Someone is sore, so sore.

  • joec1324

    Someone is sore, so sore.

  • H99

    The Independent is an awful, awful paper. At least it always used to be.

  • H99

    The Independent is an awful, awful paper. At least it always used to be.

  • keggy

    Correction: HARVARD STUDENTS are promoting the downfall of that sorry institution.

  • keggy

    Correction: HARVARD STUDENTS are promoting the downfall of that sorry institution.

  • mark

    Heteronormative isn’t generally used that way. A practice or power structure can be heteronormative; a person, not so much. It’s not a character trait.

  • mark

    Heteronormative isn’t generally used that way. A practice or power structure can be heteronormative; a person, not so much. It’s not a character trait.

  • d10

    So glad I went to Dartmouth. Maybe it makes me heteronormative and unenlightened, but at least I don’t have to deal with this self-satisfied prick.

    P.S. Rivers Cuomo?! Is that the fucking best you can do?

  • d10

    So glad I went to Dartmouth. Maybe it makes me heteronormative and unenlightened, but at least I don’t have to deal with this self-satisfied prick.

    P.S. Rivers Cuomo?! Is that the fucking best you can do?

  • P08

    harvard students are such losers! rock on, savage et al

  • P08

    harvard students are such losers! rock on, savage et al

  • Y ’10

    Whoever wrote this is an absolute idiot – the editors of IvyGate have no relation whatsoever to Yale you twit.

  • Y ’10

    Whoever wrote this is an absolute idiot – the editors of IvyGate have no relation whatsoever to Yale you twit.

  • Harvard is for deucebags

    Yay. I am so proud that Yale was, although erroneously, associated with so hilarious a blog as IvyGate. Though I wonder why Miss IvyHate didn’t take notice that Yale gets knocked just as much as Harvard by IvyGate’s equal oppurtunity ridicule.

  • Harvard is for deucebags

    Yay. I am so proud that Yale was, although erroneously, associated with so hilarious a blog as IvyGate. Though I wonder why Miss IvyHate didn’t take notice that Yale gets knocked just as much as Harvard by IvyGate’s equal oppurtunity ridicule.

  • y06

    While the current editors aren’t Yale grads, Chris and Nick had a number of Yale sources, so most of the early content involved stuff there. (Impossible is nothing, anyone?)

  • y06

    While the current editors aren’t Yale grads, Chris and Nick had a number of Yale sources, so most of the early content involved stuff there. (Impossible is nothing, anyone?)

  • Cool-umbia ’08

    As if the Harvard kids aren’t glad they’re the most talked about on IvyGate.

    At least in the real news everyone is talking about Columbia! I’m sure it’s in a good way too, right? …right?

  • Cool-umbia ’08

    As if the Harvard kids aren’t glad they’re the most talked about on IvyGate.

    At least in the real news everyone is talking about Columbia! I’m sure it’s in a good way too, right? …right?

  • Dayum

    The Independent has clearly never met the likes of Columbiatch, Steve-o, Brown’11, and keggy. Then they would understand

  • Dayum

    The Independent has clearly never met the likes of Columbiatch, Steve-o, Brown’11, and keggy. Then they would understand

  • trk

    For the few who read her, Frances’ all-over-the-place idiocy is an enduring treat. You should really post more of her ramblings; the resultant 10,000% boost in traffic for The Indy — I had no idea it had a blog — would surely make them proud. Anyways, looking to Frances’ post: she casually drops “heteronormative,” but then she calls Bush a “great president” and christens herself Harvard’s Ann Coulter! (Not with gender-theory-spawned nouns like that, you don’t, honeybunches…) Frances is a person with an ego problem but, unlike quite a few Harvard students, doesn’t have the brains to back it up.

  • trk

    For the few who read her, Frances’ all-over-the-place idiocy is an enduring treat. You should really post more of her ramblings; the resultant 10,000% boost in traffic for The Indy — I had no idea it had a blog — would surely make them proud. Anyways, looking to Frances’ post: she casually drops “heteronormative,” but then she calls Bush a “great president” and christens herself Harvard’s Ann Coulter! (Not with gender-theory-spawned nouns like that, you don’t, honeybunches…) Frances is a person with an ego problem but, unlike quite a few Harvard students, doesn’t have the brains to back it up.

  • Doesn’t Matter

    “It was in reference to a certain Greek pop sensation currently matriculated here, and his amazing new hit single (and hot music video).”

    Wow.

  • Doesn’t Matter

    “It was in reference to a certain Greek pop sensation currently matriculated here, and his amazing new hit single (and hot music video).”

    Wow.

  • dmouth09

    Well I guess this means she’s right and we’re wrong.

  • dmouth09

    Well I guess this means she’s right and we’re wrong.

  • Frances

    I’m glad you made an attempt to be polite, but I am not a “sir”.

  • Frances

    I’m glad you made an attempt to be polite, but I am not a “sir”.

  • ViolentQuaker

    Good thing Dubya didn’t go to HBS…oh wait.

    Times like this I realize my school’s insignificance ain’t so bad…

  • ViolentQuaker

    Good thing Dubya didn’t go to HBS…oh wait.

    Times like this I realize my school’s insignificance ain’t so bad…

  • H ’09

    RE: “she casually drops ‘heteronormative,’ but then she calls Bush a ‘great president’ and christens herself Harvard’s Ann Coulter!”

    If you know anything about Frances, it’s that she’s confusing beyond belief. I still can’t figure out what she stands for. I did find her post entertaining this once, though. Not as entertaining as Peter Shields’s video, but fun nonetheless.

  • H ’09

    RE: “she casually drops ‘heteronormative,’ but then she calls Bush a ‘great president’ and christens herself Harvard’s Ann Coulter!”

    If you know anything about Frances, it’s that she’s confusing beyond belief. I still can’t figure out what she stands for. I did find her post entertaining this once, though. Not as entertaining as Peter Shields’s video, but fun nonetheless.

  • columbia ’10

    didn’t this thing get started by columbia grads with nothing to do? i don’t think the articles have changed all that much since way back then…

  • columbia ’10

    didn’t this thing get started by columbia grads with nothing to do? i don’t think the articles have changed all that much since way back then…

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