Monday, August 21, 2006


This is the most popular of all the slogans.. Please help me out on its history..
As far as I know, it was a fundraiser for a house in Pierce.

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At 8:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


It was created and sold by Tufts House in Pierce--my old stomping grounds. It had been around for several years before I got there in '97.

Pam R.

At 11:50 PM, Anonymous Yulia Y said...

I thought we did it for the first time in '98. The original shirts were long-sleeved, maroon color.

At 3:30 PM, Blogger AGNES M. said...

Wow, this is a really great site, I've always been interested in the history of the slogans here and actually have my own running list of slogans, past and present. Kudos on the effort!

I also wanted to add that I'm currently in charge of the "Where Fun Comes to Die" shirt sales for Tufts House. The slogan definitely continues to be one of the favorite on campus, though I've had more than a few administrative types give me some sideways looks during our sales in the Reynolds Club!

We've been able to expand our prints to shirts, long sleeve shirts, and hoodies and we usually sell twice a quarter. Also, we've recently started mailing shirts out, so if you're interested you can send an e-mail my way at


At 9:15 AM, Blogger Joe said...

I don't know if you are still interested in the origins of "Where Fun Comes to Die," but I personally know the guy who came up with the slogan. Let me know if you are interested in contacting him. It has been around since '93 or '94 I believe.

At 10:44 PM, Blogger Jenny said...

tufts house in pierce sold it my first year in 1995. we swiped it from a house in shoreland if i remember right. it was the best fundraiser.

At 10:46 PM, Blogger Jenny said...

tufts house in pierce started selling it in 1995. i think we might have swiped it from a house in shoreland. it was the perfect fundraiser.

At 6:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

University of Chicago-When you sleep, we study.

At 3:31 PM, Blogger Meredith said...

You already have it verified, but I was in Tufts 95-99 and we came up with it in 95 for raising some cash. As you can guess, we sold out damn fast.

The originals were grey with maroon writing, long-sleeved ts.

At 3:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot the extended version:

Where fun comes to die, and ugly goes to kick it

At 8:24 PM, Blogger melissa said...

Check out this article in the New Yorker with mention of UofC slogans!


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