Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Real Things On Campus. A (Possibly) New Feature. Or a One Time Thing. How Does It Matter?


20 comments:

  1. That's weird. All you need to do is give away the condoms. Nobody needs more convincing.

    "You want a free condom?"

    "Well, I don't know."

    "Wait wait wait! A free condom AND candy!"

    "Well, gee whiz, mister! That sure is swell!"

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  2. Question: Are the candy and the condoms meant to be used together?

    ;)

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    1. Most good foreplay is a lot like awful candy.

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    2. Maybe in the case of this ad "Candy" is a person's name?

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  3. This apparently is national because it's at my campus, too and we don't have a Russell Union.

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    1. Are you serious? Where's *my* candy?

      The most heavily attended event on my campus gave out toilet paper, tooth paste, and shaving cream.

      Honestly, it was packed. Pizza can't even come close to the draw that toiletries have.

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    2. Conan, that's interesting. I've tried to organize student activities by luring them in with pizza. That no longer has the effect that it used to. I'll switch to toiletries. Or maybe condoms.

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    3. It probably has a lot to do with students being packed into dorms on an urban campus where the only stores that sell such items mark them up sky high. So effects may vary.

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    4. We've now got a food and toiletries pantry (suburban campus, with several discount drug/grocery stores in relatively easy reach, and a big box store or two a free bus ride away, but students are living on the edge). I don't know how much of a draw it is, but it's definitely well-advertised.

      I haven't noticed a condoms and candy event, but I haven't been in the student union (not Russell for us either) this week.

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    5. Food and toiletry parties, big box stores, and free transportation? Do you teach at Heaven University or something? Because this sounds like a magical place.

      Also I'd never even heard of a Student Union til today. I'll be honest. I assumed it was a British thing. They like coming up with words for things we already have words for.

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    6. Student Unions in the UK date back to the 1880s.

      I'm not sure you'd want to get into a terminology debate...unless you're willing to explain the rise of the self-esteem movement and its effects.

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    7. Alright. In the sixties our society reached a level of achievement that we could start worrying about, and hiring doctors to worry about, our feelings. These doctors created demand for their services by peddling nonsense that linked self-esteem to health, success, and happiness. This became ingrained in the culture.

      The most notable effect is you posting this reply to a joke to cement your self-esteem.

      Anywhere near accurate? I kind of just made it all up.

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  4. Please tell me that's not a real photo.

    Hector

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    1. It's too good of a picture to be one of ours.

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    2. Was the crudely photo-shopped penile head original? Or was that a College Misery addition?

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    3. The post is just as it showed up in the queue.

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    4. Well. I think that's the answer we all feared and wanted.

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    5. And thank you! Now I cannot unsee it!

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  5. What did you think it was before? It's not like it's one of those optical illusions.

    "Oh, NOW I see it. If you look at it THAT way, it's a penis!"

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