This is not a pun.

April 9th, 2012 · 30 comments

“What evils might befall our university if someone posts a flyer on the bulletin board that says it isn’t a bulletin board?” asks our submitter in California. “I still don’t know, but at least this was amusing.”

THIS IS NOT A BULLETIN BOARD - DO NOT POST FLYERS  He's not flying any more...

related: Fly’s fishing clinic

FILED UNDER: college life · most popular notes of 2012


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  • #1   Diana

    Flyers….fliers. Some people just don’t take the time to make their stupid statements with proper spelling.

    Apr 9, 2012 at 5:19 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   Michelle

    Both flyer and flier are correct.

    Apr 9, 2012 at 5:28 pm   rating: 31  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   George P

    I would have posted a little print of that Magritte painting.

    Apr 9, 2012 at 5:41 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   George P

      Ceci n’est pas un babillard

      Apr 9, 2012 at 7:09 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   joshua

    I have to wonder what the original um poster thinks it is.

    Apr 9, 2012 at 5:44 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Cake

      Team: Tell Us What It Is.

      Please? -__-

      Apr 9, 2012 at 6:56 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   Paige

      - A cork-free corkboard?
      - A place to store/precariously hang those things old people use to walk?
      - A painting?
      - A board for things like fliers but not?
      - A bunny rabbit?

      We may never know.

      Apr 9, 2012 at 11:42 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Sarah

    Well…what IS it then?!

    Apr 9, 2012 at 6:10 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   divvitar

    It’s obviously a place to display dead insects, not a bulletin board!

    Apr 9, 2012 at 8:10 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Mitte

    How could that person know the fly was male?

    Apr 9, 2012 at 8:46 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   infanttyrone

      Because he kept repeating the last few lines of Taxi by Harry Chapin ?
      And me, I’m flying in my taxi,
      Taking tips, and getting stoned,
      I go flying so high, when I’m stoned.

      Apr 9, 2012 at 11:27 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Amy In Toronto

      infanttyrone, I almost shed a tear at your Harry Chapin reference. Thank you, good sir.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 8:09 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   infanttyrone

      Amy,
      Taxi was OK but on-the-border-of-the-good-side-of-maudlin for me.

      You want a good so-choked-up-you-can’t-even-cry song ?
      Try this from your homie, Ian Tyson…

      http://
      www[dot]youtube[dot]com/watch?v=1NCvnG8AMFo

      I’d make it a regular link to save you a little work, but it would take 12-18 hours before it got published, as the site management here seems to think that our having immediate access to YT clips is like Exit 40 on the Highway to Hell or Step 13 in the terrorists’ Blueprint for the Demise of the Great Satan…or something.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 10:18 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   AuntyBron

    Not that I don’t enjoy all of your quirky responses but…

    I suspect what the original note writer meant was that it wasn’t a community bullitin board, that it was earmarked for specific uses, that did not include the posting of unauthorized notices.

    Apr 9, 2012 at 11:48 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   AuntyBron

      And, yes, I am aware that everyone hates it when someone introduces a logical explanation to a PAN. I don’t care.

      Apr 9, 2012 at 11:50 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   The Elf

      Yes, logic has no place here! This is the internet! Get with the program, Auntie. And while you’re at it, compare something to Nazis, post a funny cat using bad English, and above all else, make a porno out of it.

      Eight Point Second! Woot!

      Apr 10, 2012 at 7:03 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   Michelle

      My roommate compared something to Nazis the other day (I’m fairly certain it was related to the birth control debate), and I was like, It’s official. My life has become the internet.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 8:26 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   The Elf

      I felt this way when my cat stole my cheeseburger.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   FeRD bang

      @Auntie: Well, if the notewriter meant that, that’s what they should have posted! And they certainly shouldn’t be surprised when the note is taken at face value… especially when the face value is higher (in units of humor) than the logical-interpretation value! ;-)

      Apr 10, 2012 at 11:50 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.6   Poltergeist

      I think we know what the intended message was, but the way it was worded is silly. Rather than confirming that it is a bulletin board, just not one meant for your use, he/she simply denied that it was a bulletin board altogether. That’s like placing a sign on your car that says “This is not a car. Do not drive it.” as a deterrent to carjackers.

      Apr 13, 2012 at 10:17 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   QBALL

    can’t you all see that its “art”

    Apr 10, 2012 at 9:47 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   H for Toy bang

      No, Art has bigger hair.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   The Elf

      It’s Art the Half-A-Fly. Oh, his is a sad tale of romance gone wrong on a sweet midsummer’s day.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   FeRD bang

      Bisected accidentally,
      And hung upon a board by thee?

      Apr 10, 2012 at 11:51 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   babycheezit

    Some asshole killed my pet fly.

    Apr 10, 2012 at 1:42 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Cranky Old Fart

    Aaahh … brings back fond memories of one of my favorite PAN’s: Ceci n’est pas une porte

    And babycheezit, you have my deepest condolences. Be good to yourself, ok?

    Apr 10, 2012 at 11:58 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   DuffPaddy bang

    As someone with a passing knowledge of football (the “soccer” variety), I find it almost impossible to read that second note without imagining it sung to the tune of “Bread of Heaven”.

    Apr 11, 2012 at 8:45 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   5oclockshadow

    He’s not flying any more . . . what? Helicopters? Jet fighters? Kites?

    Apr 11, 2012 at 9:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   The Elf

      ….with Delta. After the luggage incident, who can blame him?

      Apr 12, 2012 at 7:06 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   clumber

      I heard it had more to do with his constant buzzing the cabin crew.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 4:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     

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