Or take a cab!!!

April 14th, 2008 · 73 comments

Cameron says the window cases in her college dorm are typically filled with run-of-the-mill upcoming event calendars or bland motivational posters, so this educational display caught her a little off guard.

or take a cab!!!

related: No bread and circuses! But maybe an ice cream social?

FILED UNDER: college life · driving · New York · RA · that's illegal · visual aids


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  • #1   CindytheCunty

    That bike lane was effin delicious!

    Apr 14, 2008 at 12:43 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Crash bang

      Another effin goat…?

      Apr 14, 2008 at 1:33 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Troy McClure bang

    Wow. This is positively literary by our standards. Can anyone spot a single error? And … can it be … the headline is in Iambic pentameter!

    But soft! What spite through yonder window speaks?
    It is advice, for how to kill no one.
    Get wise, fair one, or you’ll squish someone soon.
    So learn to effin drive or take a cab!

    Apr 14, 2008 at 1:23 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   marcopuffin bang

      The quality of cursin’ is not strain’d
      It droppeth as the effin’ rain from heaven
      Upon the fool beneath. It is twice eff’d;
      It effeth him that drives and him that bikes.

      Apr 14, 2008 at 5:09 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Sarah bang

      If we’re being nitpicky, “to effin drive” is a split infinitive…

      Apr 14, 2008 at 11:39 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Sticky Note Girl

      They spelled “courteous” wrong? But I think it’s otherwise quite charming.

      Apr 14, 2008 at 4:23 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   Sarah bang

      I’m pretty sure that’s supposed to be “cautious,” spelled correctly. (It made me double-check too, though.)

      Apr 14, 2008 at 4:25 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Lorrie

    Most beautiful: phonetically spelled out curse-word replacement sounds. EFFIN – as opposed to F-IN’. Love it.

    Apr 14, 2008 at 2:08 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Zsa

      Hooked on Phonics effin works!!!

      Apr 14, 2008 at 1:25 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   secondsout bang

    What Cameron didn’t mention was that this is actually in her dorm room. Apparently her friends wanted to send her a message.

    Apr 14, 2008 at 2:42 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   secondsout bang

    Learn to (effin) drive or take a cab? OK, learning to drive takes some time and practice. How hard is it to learn to take a cab?

    Apr 14, 2008 at 2:43 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Arrica Lee

    I wish I could see it myself.

    Apr 14, 2008 at 2:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   TuesdayPillow

    They’re missing one thing: The suggestion that students team up and do wheelbarrow races across campus. Fitness and Fun rolled up into One!

    Apr 14, 2008 at 3:36 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   damon

    Campus display case? Hell, I’d take all of this down and tape it to my car’s rear windshield.

    Apr 14, 2008 at 4:38 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   jess

      hahahahahahaha me too

      Apr 14, 2008 at 12:18 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   marcopuffin bang

    the instruction re the railroad tracks seems a little redundant – if you’re smart enough to notice the tracks, aren’t you smart enough to see if a train’s coming?

    Apr 14, 2008 at 4:58 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   agatha christis

      One would assume so, but I guess if you’re the type of person who needs to be told to take notice of train tracks, you’d probably need to be told to take notice of trains.

      Apr 14, 2008 at 12:45 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   marcopuffin bang

    This is a very bossy explosion of notes all in one place. Indeed it seems almost psychotic – is this the “special” dorm?

    Apr 14, 2008 at 5:00 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   galxcbaby bang

      Haha, if only
      -Cameron (note sender)

      Apr 14, 2008 at 8:38 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   honeyedhemlock bang

      If it’s the “special” dorm, shouldn’t the “special” bus be available?

      Apr 14, 2008 at 10:52 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Agent Inspired

    I think maybe someone told this woman to get a hobby… and she did.

    Apr 14, 2008 at 5:13 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   The Great Joe Bivins

    This may be the best thing I’ve ever seen on here. It looks like an announcement board but it reads like a frustrated note furiously scribbled in Sharpie on the back of a phone bill!

    Apr 14, 2008 at 6:13 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   DirtyOldLady bang

    I dunno… I think a few rainbow hearts and smiley faces, maybe some fuzzy-animal clip-art, would’ve taken this display from merely eye-catching to truly sublime PA notes Nirvana. Especially if they’d managed to squeeze a “thanks” in there somewhere, or a not-so-veiled reference to whoever did the bad driving that led to this little lesson in the first place. :D

    Apr 14, 2008 at 6:28 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   DirtyOldLady bang

    By day, she’s a mild-mannered Informational Display artist. By night, she’s a parking lot vigilante! Let evildoers and bad drivers beware the wrath of… Meter Maid!!!

    Not your everyday superhero. :D

    Apr 14, 2008 at 6:31 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   anglophile bang

    Oh fer chrissakes. You hit a girl on a bike one time and she goes all psycho-crusader on you. And it wasn’t even my fault, really. I wasn’t talking on my phone. I was text-messaging.

    Apr 14, 2008 at 6:46 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   marcopuffin bang

      sending someone a warning that a train was coming presumably?

      Apr 14, 2008 at 7:16 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   galxcbaby bang

      I don’t know if you’re aware, but that actually hapenned, (girl hit by texting driver). Our Prof. went off about it to our class for near 10 minutes, AND managed to connect it t how WE don’t pay enough attention in class.

      Apr 14, 2008 at 8:42 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.3   anglophile bang

      I wasn’t aware, but I’m not surprised. In case it wasn’t obvious, my comment was meant to be taken tongue-in-cheek.

      Apr 14, 2008 at 9:07 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.4   Sarah bang

      It was obvious to me. Learn to effin sarcasm.

      Apr 14, 2008 at 11:40 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.5   galxcbaby bang

      I knew it was meant sarcastically, which is why I found it all the more ironic that it actually happened. (…Sarcasm isn’t a verb.)

      Apr 14, 2008 at 11:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   philos

    What the hell. Why is the stop sign placed so that the P is obscured by the frame of the box? Why? Makes me want to kill someone. All the effin effort that went into making that stupid collage’o'duh and they couldn’t make it so you could actually see the stop sign. Or any of the signs for that matter, you can’t fully see any of them.

    Jesus H. Christ. Learn how to effin space out your elements so that the thing has a cohesive feel. Clearly there were no design students involved in the making of this mess.

    Apr 14, 2008 at 7:47 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Michelle B

      The display has a feeling of Picasso/Warhol. If you are effin nice, perhaps you will be invited to the special late night showing where the case is opened and one can gaze upon the P.

      Apr 14, 2008 at 10:58 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   secondsout bang

      The problem, philos, is that that is actually a “stoi” sign. It may look similar, but the intent is entirely different.

      Apr 14, 2008 at 3:19 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   theblackdog

    This has to be one of the best P-A bulletin boards I ever saw.

    I wish my college dorm had these.

    Apr 14, 2008 at 7:58 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   karin

    I wonder where this college is – has all the references (particularly the train tracks that no one pays attention to unless there’s a mile long train going thru cutting off 90% of the dorms from the classrooms) to where I went to college. but the colors are off – should be purple, gold and white rather than red, black and yellow…

    Apr 14, 2008 at 8:02 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   Melanie

      Well, according to Wikipedia, “Area code 845 is a State of New York telephone area code which serves the Hudson Valley counties of Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess (except the northeastern corner), Ulster, and Sullivan, as well as small portions of Delaware, Greene, and Columbia counties.”

      Apr 14, 2008 at 8:09 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.2   galxcbaby bang

      Sorry to take the fun guess work out of it, but it’s the Culinary Institute of America (you were right, Hyde Park!) Our colors are “hunter” green and “golden” yellow, but I think the sign colors are more for the traffic reference.

      Apr 14, 2008 at 8:47 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.3   RunBarbara

      Culinary school, eh? Don’t they have anything better to do? Like steal ramekins or chef pictures?

      Apr 14, 2008 at 12:23 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.4   mich

      It might be Marist College, its right down the road form the CIA

      Apr 14, 2008 at 1:17 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.5   Bellabeastie

      LOL, RB. But you know their effin meatloaf pans are big enough and there is plenty of pyrex to go ’round.

      Apr 14, 2008 at 2:09 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.6   RunBarbara

      Bella, are meatloaf pans ever big enough? Team Sizeist.

      Apr 14, 2008 at 2:39 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.7   Bellabeastie

      Oooooo, sister, don’t get me started ! :)

      Apr 14, 2008 at 3:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.8   RunBarbara

      I will never look at meatloaf the same way again. Although, my whole life I have looked at meatloaf with disgust and anger…so actually…now let’s add some other associations to it. Damn you, meatloaf! DAAAAMN YOOOOOUUUUU!

      Apr 14, 2008 at 4:15 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.9   RunBarbara

      I will never look at meatloaf the same way again. Although, my whole life I have looked at meatloaf with disgust and anger…so actually…now let’s add some other associations to it. Damn you, meatloaf! DAAAAMN YOOOOOUUUUU!

      Apr 14, 2008 at 4:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.10   bellabeastie

      Well, the Real Meatloaf would be all over this one… totally PA and watching you with the dashboard lights on.

      Eeww. So done with that visual.

      Team Tofu Chili :)

      Apr 14, 2008 at 8:57 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.11   Sarah bang

      Holy crap, I know somebody who goes to the CIA! I wonder if she’s seen this sign?

      Apr 14, 2008 at 9:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.12   galxcbaby bang

      Yeah, it’s the CIA, not Marist…we make fun of Marist (sorry). Sarah, if your friend lives on the 2nd floor of Hudson Hall she probably has, but that’s not a very large probability.

      Apr 14, 2008 at 11:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   claw71 bang

    Sammy Hagar, ladies and gentlemen:

    The speed limit is 10, but I’m late for class
    Stupid bike riders better let me pass
    One hand on the wheel, and one for the phone
    I play with myself when I drive al0ne…yeah

    So stick another PA note up on the sign
    I don’t even care if I draw a fine
    Take my permit all that jive…I’ll still drive, effing drive

    Apr 14, 2008 at 8:20 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   galxcbaby bang

      This is my favortie poem now

      Apr 14, 2008 at 8:50 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   orangetiki

    Nothing like making a collage out of a P.A. Note

    Apr 14, 2008 at 8:36 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   RunBarbara

    It’s not effin illegal yet to talk and drive. I don’t think its effin illegal until July and even then you just need an effin hands-free kit. Additionally, if you can’t hear a train and have to look before you cross maybe you shouldn’t be allowed to wander off alone.

    Apr 14, 2008 at 8:43 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   beekeebear

      Looks like this note came from New York State. Talking and driving has been illegal here for a couple of effin years now.

      Apr 14, 2008 at 9:47 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   RunBarbara

      I live in California. We haven’t been placed under the long hand of the cellular law just yet but its a-comin…

      Apr 14, 2008 at 12:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   Quite Contrary

    I never knew scrapbooking could be passive aggressive. I’m effin impressed.

    Apr 14, 2008 at 9:05 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   RunBarbara

      Give back my effin train track stencil! I need it for the effin thank you cards I am making for the effin cab company!

      Apr 14, 2008 at 12:20 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   Katzndogz bang

    I’ve been watching too much Sarah Connor. I have this vision of Cameron the terminator trying to fit in with a dorm full of college girls.

    Apr 14, 2008 at 9:26 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Summer

    Shadow Box P/A, enclosed to protect your precious collection of campus transportation directives.

    Apr 14, 2008 at 10:19 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   KittyKat

    They posted numbers for taxis, but not for driving schools? I don’t think they really want anyone to effin learn anything. Cameron, you should leave a P/A note on behalf of us all.

    Apr 14, 2008 at 11:54 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   marcopuffin bang

      I think they’re wise – don’t you?

      Apr 14, 2008 at 12:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.2   galxcbaby bang

      Haha, I’m very tempted to, maybe there will be a second addition.

      “How about the effin number for driving school?”

      Apr 14, 2008 at 11:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   aaa

    Damn. The only posters I’ve gotten from my RAs were about the dangers of insomnia and the history of the university. :/

    What college student has enough money to take a cab everywhere, anyway? (Kids whose rich daddies buy them into Harvard or Yale don’t count.)

    Apr 14, 2008 at 12:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   unholyghost2003 bang

      WTF are you supposed to DO about insomnia? Putting up posters about it just seems RUDE. “We know you can’t sleep. But it is BAD. You should sleep.” well no SHIT! Don’t you think I would if I could?

      Apr 14, 2008 at 12:53 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.2   KittyKat

      You know how driving makes you sleepy? All the insomniacs out there are driving around hoping to get sleepy. Maybe THAT’s the reason for suggesting a cab.

      Apr 14, 2008 at 1:13 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.3   galxcbaby bang

      …How would taking a cab help insomniacs…at all? Then they’re just wasting time AND money.
      unholy, I totally agree with you while laughing hysterically.

      Apr 14, 2008 at 11:48 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   Coke-aholic bang

    Now we know why Susie is failing Pastry Making 101! She’s been spending too much time making pointless collages that no one reads . I bet Susie is going to end up working at the DMV when she grows up.

    Apr 14, 2008 at 1:17 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Bellabeastie

    I want to know how many people have access to the effin key to open this thing up?

    Team Conspirancy Theory at the CIA

    Apr 14, 2008 at 2:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Mika Muyo

    that sh*t is true, i’ve almost been hit twice because b*tches were using their phones while driving!

    Apr 14, 2008 at 5:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   marcopuffin bang

      they probably escaped from Ames vet school

      Apr 14, 2008 at 6:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   Penelope

    I don’t find it passive agressive, nor funny. This is serious stuff.

    In Gainesville, FL we had a brilliant husband and father, a few months from getting his Ph.D. degree, who was killed by an imbecile who was talking in his cell phone and rode into the bike lane.

    For the record, the biker was wearing a helmet and all the safety parafernalia. His wife never had the chance to say goodbye, his son was not one year old yet.

    Apr 15, 2008 at 12:59 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   bellabeastie

    Whoa — lighten up, Penelope. We don’t know when we are going to be born or when we will die.

    Or why. My advice, take a cab.

    Apr 15, 2008 at 7:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   bellabeastie

    The number(s) are conveniently posted on the effin note.

    Apr 15, 2008 at 7:32 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   the finest, most literary vagrants

    [...] or take a cab!!! [...]

    Apr 29, 2008 at 6:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   alexa

    so I realize this is almost a year later, but the moment I saw the (845) on the note I knew it had to be CIA where I went to school. I wish I had taken a picture of some of the other notes I saw throughout my three years there. =[

    Feb 25, 2009 at 11:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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