From Plaid to Pinstripe
- My sophomore year elected class President at Calvert Hall has been elected to the 8th district House of Delegates. I wish I could drudge up some old pics of Todd in pink plaid pants with a mopped head of blonde hair while he snuck "away" at soccer / football / and lacrosse games, but alas no dice. He was a really funny guy though and easily the most memorable upperclassmen while I was there aside from sports guys.
However his slogan for his mature campaign - holy shit his slogan is actually -
"Putting the party back in the Democratic party." I fuckin shit you not - He's going to be a celebrity sooner or later.
Go Todd - here's all the best to you "Brother". Actually let me tell you about that "Brother" thing. At CHC we had Lasallian Brothers as part of the teaching staff. About 25% of the teachers were Brothers. Well, Todd and all the Todd friends were really into the Dead and Phish and wore tie died stuff, and really accelerated the plaid sport jacket/pants fad that swept through the school over the next 4 years. Well, him and all his friends would religiously call each other "Brother" and that phrase spread throughout the school like the Fonz had started the wild fire. Everyone was calling each "Brother". Now of course "Brother" was like a partying term that cool kids used to mean that you were "cool".
So...for one class President address to the school before Cardinal Keeler was to give a liturgy, Todd got up on the stage and addressed the school the following way -
"Members of the clergy, faculty, Brothers, and all my BROTHERS!" The entire school was just struggling not to erupt with laughter. Cardinal Keeler leaned over to the guy next to him and wondered why the crowd was giggling and squirming. Someone must have told him something that coincided with the term Brother being used as a term of peace or a standard address because Cardinal Keeler rose to give the liturgy and addressed us with "Students and teachers of Calvert Hall. As your School's Class President has said, we are indeed all Brothers."
I laughed so hard I almost cried. I think I did cry and it was so friggin awesome looking back and picturing Schuler sitting on the stage next to the President of the school with his hand over his mouth giggling.
This guy hangs with the pope.