Apologies for a silent winter quarter– the graffiti project tends to slide towards hibernation in the winter in general (I took no pictures at all in winter ’09), and it was compounded this year by heaps of stress and moving. Fear not, though, I still went to the stacks weekly, so let’s catch up on what emerged winter ’11. (All links take you Flickr, where you can see or download a large version.)
- Marx won a competition between him, Smith, and Wendell Berry. What the basis for the votes was is unclear; I assume “general awesomeness”.
- At least one person has been horny in the Reg. Thanks to UChicago Hookups, this can now be appreciated by the world at large, including those unfamiliar with bookstacks.
- UChicago: where knowledge of the names of non-Latin alphabets is a prerequisite for understanding our racism. New t-shirt, anyone?
- The evolution of man: Homo Economics.
- An exploration of metrics for one’s life, including love (courtesy of “Rent”), AIDS (is that response really necessary?), or, just measure your penis.
- Someone mastered chemistry. Someone else remains in the dark.
- Love was secret, and necessary for action.
- A woman announced her pregnancy. In the bathroom. In Arabic.
- I wonder if they’re not teaching cursive in schools these days.
- A discussion of the joys of being young and alive spun off in various directions, including homophobia and an appreciation of Latin.
- “To Delmore Schwartz” was joined by numerous other bits of celebratory, religious, and absurdist verse.
Given the current media frenzy over UChicago Hookups (now eduHookups– they’re going to have a great time with that at Brown), it seems fitting to close this post with a beautiful combination of aspiration and horniness, from the 4th floor women’s bathroom in Cobb, courtesy of Sarah Holzhausen.* “I want to have sex with what I want to become.” Anyone seen a post looking for “my future self, or someone like future me?”
* Yes, I take submissions! E-mail quinn [at] crescatgraffiti [dot] com with photos of university graffiti and where you found it.