Sunday, October 14, 2007

poster I ran across tonight

I've been waxing nostalgic about Caltech, since I'm going there in a week to give a recruiting tech talk.

Tonight I ran across this.



This made me LOL. Ah, Techers, you big goofballs.

I don't recognize this room. The table and bookshelves look like the Dabney House library, but the furniture configuration doesn't fit.

17 comments:

zb42 said...

Must be tough recruiting seniors at Caltech. There are only about 200 seniors per class and a larger percentage of graduates go the graduate/professional school.

metal said...

I think you would enjoy despair.com.

I think their mugs are the best.

Anonymous said...

it's ruddock. you can sort of see it written on the crc top edge. plus the books are way too pristine in condition to be a darb's

Anonymous said...

more techers feeling sorry for themselves in comic form: http://www.cripplingdepression.com/index/74

Anonymous said...

The photo and the slogan is *so* brillaint. Could you point us to a larger version somewhere. Please.

John K. Lin said...

A lot of these types of posters are a direct spoof of despair.com and certainly a parody of those corporate inspirational posters.

The latest despair.com blog entry is too funny:
http://site.despair.com/blog/2007/10/11/new-despairwear-your-blog/#more-182

Melinda said...

Ruddock sounds right. I think the guy in the poster is a Rudd. It's definitely not Dabney.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

The tagline is directly from a Despair poster:

http://www.despair.com/fail24x30pri.html

It was probably made with the Despair poster generator:

http://diy.despair.com/

All they really needed to do was insert a photo. I see the demotivational posters so much more often than the motivational ones -- but the motivational ones still show up in the skymall, so somebody must be buying them.

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NHAM said...

Niniane hates Asian men?

Niniane said...

Oooh, it could well be Ruddock.

Anonymous said...

Yes, she hates everything Asian.

Javier said...

Ha! I took that picture! nice :)

Niniane said...

So where is the photo taken then?

Javier said...

I must have taken it around my Jr. Year .. so around 2004. The guy in he photo is Karl he was a ChE class of 2003.

Javier said...

oh yeah.. it was in the Ruddock Library. :)