Entries Tagged as 'college life'

Make an effing wish

June 25th, 2009 · 93 Comments

Rachel spotted this on a frat house fridge in Champaign, Illinois, adding: “Said fridge was indeed revolting.”

I wish Babler would clean the f*cking fridge!

Meanwhile, Helen swiped this from an equally revolting frat house in Vancouver. Adds Helen: “The reason why it is so ripped up is because a frat boy saw me steal the note and we fought for it for a while.”

NO DUDES ON THE POLE - You will break it and hurt and embarrass yourself

related: How hazing rituals are born

Tags: Canada · cleaning · college life · fratboys · fridge · roommates · Vancouver

Clearly seeking his master’s in diplomacy

June 15th, 2009 · 103 Comments

Our anonymous university student in Cambridge, England found this note pinned to the door of his shared house. “The guy who wrote it moved here from America about five weeks ago and is about eight years older than the rest of us in the house. He seems to be a nice guy, but has this strange aggressive side that we are now a little wary of. Last week he cleaned out all the fridges, claiming he had not been offered any space in them, throwing away open food belonging to other people.”

Adds our submitter: “We are a pretty relaxed household and have lived with the mystery soaker for the whole year. It seems a little odd that this guy is making all this fuss so close to the end of term when we will all leave and he will presumably have the house to himself.”

clearly seeking his master's in diplomacy

related: Oxford drama

Tags: college life · roommates · shower · U.K. · Your mother doesn't...

J-school today: from a dying medium to a dead horse

June 4th, 2009 · 119 Comments

This note — spotted by Erik in a break room at Northwestern‘s Medill School of Journalism — takes me back to my days as a bright-eyed young reporter cheerfully slaving away at my college daily, where the grizzled old alumni “mentors” working at the Times or the Globe always seemed to have the same advice:  if we were smart, we’d get the hell out of journalism before it was too late. (“Ha ha,” we’d laugh, awkwardly.) It’s somehow reassuring to know that kids today (“kids today!”) are still blithely ignoring their elders to pursue a degree that just might be the most unnecessary in higher education.

But seriously now. At this point, you’re like, “What is this biotch rambling on about? Doesn’t she know I don’t read text longer than 140 characters at a time? Show me the picture, dammit!” And that, young j-schoolers, is the topic of next week’s lecture.

from medill journalism school: put your twitter articles here so you can stop spamming our inboxes

related: the silverware segregationist

extra credit: the twitter explosion [american journalism review]

Tags: Chicago · college life · kids today · thanks (but not really) · xoxo

The analog version of a Facebook wall post

June 1st, 2009 · 160 Comments

This note appeared on the whiteboard in Whitney’s dorm room the day after she got in a fight with her roommate, Ashley, and accused her of using her friends. The note was written by Ashley’s cousin, Angela, and while addressed to “Ash,” seems more directed at the room’s other resident.

I just wanted to tell you that you are a very sweet person & you're very loving towards the friends that love you back, no matter what anybody says

related: Facebook, a place for frenemies

Tags: Austin · college life · frenemies · mean girls · roommates · signed with love · whiteboard

Filthy, and very nasty

April 21st, 2009 · 169 Comments

Writes Tim in Berkeley: “Although this note is over 17 years old, I think it’s still worth submitting, at the very least as an example of notes from a bygone era. I received this note from the apartment manager when I was a senior at Rice University, living in an off-campus apartment. Admittedly, I wasn’t the cleanest tenant — but what 20-year-old college kid living alone in a studio apartment is?”

Sorry about this, but what I have said is the truth.

Adds Tim: “The really sad thing was that I had cleaned my apartment before this note — she should have seen the place before!”

related: be informed, homeland security will be

Tags: cleaning · college life · Houston · landlords and property managers · Texas · that's disgusting

Why the “seething and waiting” strategy will never get through to a messy roommate: they are oblivious to your blind rage!

April 8th, 2009 · 373 Comments

Laura lives in a four-person suite at Boston College, where she says one of her suitemates, Christin, is “a notorious neat freak.” What that meant was that Christin and her roommate, Amanda, cleaned the shared bathroom a lot.

“Kelsey and I never did, because they never let the bathroom reach a point where it was actually dirty,” Laura says. They also never figured it was an issue, seeing as, uh, nobody ever mentioned that it was an issue. (“The number of times they have mentioned the state of the bathroom? ZERO.”) So Laura and her roomie were a bit surprised, one day in February, to find this screed on the floor of their room.

VERY DISRESPECTFUL

related: letter from a narcotic

Tags: bathroom · Boston · cleaning · college life · martyr complex · roommates · that's disgusting · that's disrespectful · TL;DR

Girls gone wild…with colored markers

March 10th, 2009 · 129 Comments

You decide: which masterpiece is most worthy of the Lisa Frank award for the most artistic expression of repressed rage?

Is it Exhibit a, from a hip-hop retail store in California?

Clean up after urself ur momma ain't here NO FOOD DOWN THE DRAIN

Exhibit b, from an American college dorm?

Stop going out the side door plz you're fucking lazy and really dumb! And the alarm is fucking annoying! k thnx

Or Exhibit c, from a shared apartment in Guelph, Ontario?

BRING BOWLS DOWNSTAIRS with love :)

Oh, and ladies? As you busy yourself with your construction paper and colored markers, never forget the most disgusting thing!

related: What, no bubble letters?

Tags: art · college life · dishes · disturbingly detailed · heart · rainbow-colored · signed with love · smiley · Your mother doesn't...

He’s just not that into unicorns

February 15th, 2009 · 97 Comments

Two target customers for Lisa Frank’s new line of movie tie-in stickers — coming soon to the Hot Topic/Urban Outfitters near you!

Dear Tyler, I painted you a valentine turtle and you said you would meet me earlier so I could give it to you, but YOU LIED! So, I am taping it to your door. Happy Valentine's day!  I don't think we should see each other any more.  Love, Molly!

(Above, from Colorado. Below, from California.)

Amor,  I'm really disappointed in you. You are not my better half instead my Bitter Half!

related: Do not kiss on someone else’s kiss
extra credit: The legend of Casey™ and Caymus™

Tags: California · college life · Colorado · heart · nice stationery · rainbow-colored · sig o · signed with love · spurned lover

Untitled (broken glass)

February 6th, 2009 · 99 Comments

When you live with six art students (like Kate in London),  you might find that life imitates art more often than you’d like.

-THIS IS ART- A NARRATIVE PIECE CALLED: FUCK YOU I'M FED UP. CLEAN YOUR SHIT UP.

related: Oxford drama

Tags: art · CAPS LOCK · cleaning · college life · London · most popular notes of 2009 · roommates

Seriously?

January 29th, 2009 · 171 Comments

Kait’s roommate in Providence, R.I. was already pissed that the animal house next door was throwing a party on a Tuesday night before a big exam, but it was the shitty pop-rock that really pushed her over the edge. And like so many other college-aged females, “over the edge” means…colored markers.

We love music too, but why so LOUD? Seriously...Sugar Ray?

Adds Kait: “It didn’t stop the noise, but we did get a [sadly undocumented] written response: “Come by if your [sic] fit and into doggie.”

related: Do that to me one more time

Tags: college life · high on highlighter · music · Providence