The Googly Eye Alliance

If you’ve walked around campus with your eyes open this year, you probably know that googly eyes have been appearing all over the place, turning nondescript surfaces into little guerrilla faces. Students have expressed their approval of the googly phenomenon in small ways. Various commenters on a post about a Fauver Frosh googly creature pointed out the location of googlies they encounter in their day-to-day lives. One student wrote a really cute email to the Wesleying staff a few months ago to declare her love for the lil’ guys. And today I saw the URL of a blog devoted to googly eye pictures scrawled on a bathroom wall.

Who are the individuals behind the googly eye placement? According to a top-secret source, there is a Googly Eye Alliance composed of students dedicated to the strategic placement of the crafty ocular things. That’s right–an underground coalition devoted to google-izing stuff. Part of their mission: to reclaim the word “google.” One of their mottos: “not everything that can be googled should be googled, but everything that should be googled must be googled.” Mysterious… and profound.

So remember–before Google was a giant Silicon Valley company with a reputation for making employees happy and storing intimate information about our lives, it was a word that meant craft projects. And watch your back in the PAC elevator; something might oggle you.


21 thoughts on “The Googly Eye Alliance

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  2. anon

    They’re funny… but the school has already spent thousands of dollars removing doors and other objects from which the eyes cannot be easily removed. So please stop – I don’t think googly eyes are worth my tuition money.

  3. anon

    They’re funny… but the school has already spent thousands of dollars removing doors and other objects from which the eyes cannot be easily removed. So please stop – I don’t think googly eyes are worth my tuition money.

  4. anon

    my favorite is the one on the spherical air-blower thingies in the couches part of used. GIANT googly eyes!

  5. anon

    my favorite is the one on the spherical air-blower thingies in the couches part of used. GIANT googly eyes!

  6. C

    I rode the PAC elevator today… there were no googley eyes… only two white circles with X’s on them… the “googley” plastic part and pupils were missing… I was wondering where they were… so sad :(

  7. C

    I rode the PAC elevator today… there were no googley eyes… only two white circles with X’s on them… the “googley” plastic part and pupils were missing… I was wondering where they were… so sad :(

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