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.