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About Vincent
What you need to know about Vincent

For some reason, whenever the Webmaster considers how to describe Vincent, the following Family Guy quote comes to mind as an example of what Vincent House is most assuredly not.

Chris: Wow Dad, you're up early.
Peter: Yep, it's a mustache kind of morning Chris. I watched the sunrise in my jeans, jean shirt and jean jacket.
Chris: Gosh mustache culture is pretty cool.
Family Guy (Season 6, Episode 8)
Of course, while we fully respect anyone who does wear jeans, a jean shirt, and a jean jacket simultaneously, it is fair to say that such a choice of wardrobe is rare. Anyway, that out of the way, here is Vincent House in the words of one of our own:


For future reference, we call ourselves Vincentians. ;) It's tough to describe 40-someodd people in one go, but I'll give it a shot. We like snowball fights, and watching bad TV on the couches in the house lounge. (Sometimes good TV is also acceptable-- there was a group watching the BBC's Robin Hood last year.) We like bizarre conversations at the house table and keeping strange hours. It may be the housing committee hard at work, but we seem to have a wide variety of majors, languages, home city/state/country... and yet we're all awesome. ;)
Patricia Brent, Vincentian

We are certainly a diverse group, and as such, one of the best things about Vincent House is the sheer breadth in conversation topics taken up during meals in in the nearly Cordon Bleu-certified Dining Hall. Here's a very brief list of topics the Webmaster can recall:
  • The Axiom of Choice
  • Conservative economic theory
  • Liberal economic theory
  • The ideas of Ayn Rand
  • Current NBA Basketball news
  • NBA Basketball news from 1997 to 2002 (when the Webmaster's home team was decent)
  • Programming in Lisp
  • The merits of Avril Lavigne
  • The merits of Open Source software
  • Mac vs. PC debate
  • The pain of sleepless paper-writing nights
  • Barack Obama
  • Fred Thopmson
  • Ron Paul
  • Hilary Clinton
  • Snooker
  • The merits of Kiefer Sutherland
  • The CW's America's Next Top Model
  • The CW's Beauty and the Geek (A show some thought the Webmaster should audition for.)
  • More meritorious shows like the BBC's Robin Hood
  • …and countless more
Resident Head
Avi Schwab graduated from the University of Chicago (B.A. in Comp. Sci. ’03). Currently, he makes money doing basically what the Webmaster is doing for free.
Resident Head
Laura Staley graduated from the University of Chicago (B.A. in Sociology ’04). She worked at University of Chicago Press for a while, and is now considering writing a bestseller.
Resident Assistant
Nick is the new R.A. He likes theater and plays, except those plays which are about other plays.
Resident Assistant Emeritus
Anees Benferhat assisted Vincent House for 2 prosperous years, inaugurating Vincent's Golden Age.
Webmaster
Abraham Neben showed exceptional web design prowess at a very early age, leading some to term him genius. Most mainstream psychiatrists dismiss this claim, believing he is just reasonably talented at JavaScript and Photoshop. Still, he prefers the labeling of the former group.
You'll find other prominent house members on the House Government page.

No About page can completely capture the essence of Vincent House, but you can make a good substitute if you take any other house, dice, sauté with 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil over medium heat until the House caramelizes, then add a drop of …water, ordinary water and go heavy on the seasoning.

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