Re: Observed II: Sociological Images

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Are you sure this image is not from some inner city public high school and not from one of the most exclusive private colleges in the nation?

Kids these days...


Posted by: Oski | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 1:01 PM
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I like the 1991-vintage Nirvana lyrics on the left.

Seriously, when I win the lottery and start some sort of business that has a bathroom, I will never paint over graffiti. Never!


Posted by: Cryptec Nid | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 1:06 PM
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It's a good thing the stick people have that ventilation hood above them, removing all the noxious fumes they're emitting.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 1:12 PM
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At some point you have to paint over it in order to create a new canvass. My approach will be to selectively paint over small portions so as to maintain continuity while encouraging new contributions.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 1:12 PM
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It appears that the student from the class of 2010 is in the most advantageous position. Y'know, if you're into that sort of thing.

Also, it's hard to have this kind of class solidarity if the professors at your institution are allowed to just fail students willy-nilly.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 1:27 PM
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No comment
http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12719355


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 1:34 PM
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Further observations in support of the post.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 2:11 PM
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This blog gets both more and less interesting every day.


Posted by: NCProsecutor | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 2:48 PM
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Obligatory comment on Ben's use of the phrase, "Intercourse with undergrads."


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 3:23 PM
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Obligatory description of said phrase as "low-hanging fruit".


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 3:29 PM
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lol, your university obviously has a shitty fine arts program. the perspective is just awful!


Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 3:34 PM
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Obligatory suggestion that said double entendre was intentional.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 3:35 PM
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Is this Meyer Library? I remember lo in my undergrad days, the women's bathroom on the second floor was similarly... interesting. Although there were fewer penii.


Posted by: Forza | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 4:35 PM
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penes?


Posted by: Forza | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 4:36 PM
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Penes.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 4:36 PM
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So basically the men's restrooms at Stanford are a lot like the old days at Unfogged.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 5:02 PM
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Why isn't this picture below the fold? Some of us use this blog as a resource in professional environments.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 5:08 PM
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In the bathroom off the lobby of the Reed library, someone had covered an entire wall with the word "anomie" written in black marker over and over and over again, in cursive letters about three inches high. It was kind of calming, and it went unpainted over for a very long time.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 5:16 PM
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My favorite UG college graffito was in a coed stall: "Masterfully Executed" it said. Who hasn't felt that way after a truly good crap?


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 5:35 PM
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i second 17
a really shocking picture to see everytime i open unfogged


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 5:44 PM
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Amphetamine.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 6:42 PM
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13: yes.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 6:43 PM
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The men's bathroom in the philosophy department at Stanford used to have a note over one of the stall latches that said 'John Locke'. Presumably that's gone by now, but it will live on in my heart.


Posted by: beamish | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 6:47 PM
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Meyer's the one open almost all the time, no ID required?


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 6:54 PM
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my fellow/ins

I am not familiar with the word "fellowains". What does it mean?

Or are you using the slash character in some odd idiosyncratic way?

(no, seriously, what does "fellow/ins" refer to?)


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 10:31 PM
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It refers to the fact that ben's just slightly too familiar with German for his own good.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 10:45 PM
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Strangely, I am also not familiar enough for my own good.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 12- 9-08 11:34 PM
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That too.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12-10-08 12:09 AM
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Sort of the uncanny valley of German knowledge.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 12-10-08 12:11 AM
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That's where I am, too, actually. Or was before I forgot everything I did know.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12-10-08 12:23 AM
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At my school they actually put up a board in one of the cubicles for graffiti purposes.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 12-10-08 3:40 AM
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At my school they actually put up a board in one of the cubicles for graffiti purposes.

The veiled brutality of liberal coercion, founded in the poisoned legacy of the Enlightenment. You should have voted for Hillary.

/bob


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 12-10-08 9:23 AM
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The grout reference made me laugh out loud. That's what postmodern humor is all about: "Hey, I recognize that! Ha!"

But in all seriousness, the bathroom in Oxford University's Radcliffe Camera at least at one time had graffiti quoting Chaucer, then another correcting the quote.


Posted by: Adam Kotsko | Link to this comment | 12-10-08 10:28 AM
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So, Radcliffe has an Oxford camera?


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 12-10-08 11:52 AM
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