“I can smell the people-in-their-underwear-ness.”
The practice of showing up in Olin Library’s Info Commons in one’s underwear on the Friday of WesFest, and trying especially hard to look studious and nonplussed, has become something of a time-honored tradition these days, and so has our practice of protecting the identity of all participants. This year’s, in my opinion, was particularly impressive. My little group—we had just gotten out of a class—ran over to Olin and, initially a little afraid to participate in the festivities, ran up to the third floor mezzanine and peered out the windows. We soon realized, however, that we were face-to-face with a group in that mezzanine’s symmetrical mate, and that the people there had indeed stripped down. We had no choice but to do so ourselves, except for one of our number who bailed on account of a “see-through” bra. Our reading selections included Lydia Davis‘s new chapbook about cows.
Who says Wes lacks solid traditions?
At approximately 12:40 yesterday afternoon, the entire main floor of Olin Library stripped to its underwear, continuing a Wes tradition of recent years—and just in time for four tour groups to cycle through. Participants remained studious and stoic, tour guides cool and collected, librarians kept a bemused distance, and all culminated with an impassioned take on the Wes Fight Song.
Because really, corny as it sounds, nothing brings the Wesleyan community together quite like messing with unsuspecting prefrosh.
Some photo highlights after the jump. Faces have been, err—altered to protect privacy.
So here it is. Send us pictures/videos/descriptions of your on-campus April Fools’ Day pranks, and the best ones will be posted here for everlasting glory.
Prank your roommate, your classmates, or unsuspecting tour groups. Be subtle and sneaky, or outrageously over-the-top. Match pranksters of yesteryear – the only limit to the lulz is your imagination. Just make sure someone’s on hand with a camera, and don’t hold us responsible for any shenanigans gone horribly wrong – we’re just enablers.
Send your submissions to staff(at)wesleying(dot)org with “prank” as the subject, by 11:59 pm, April 1st (midnight tonight).
Somebody’s got jokes, and masking tape:
Liana Hernandez ’09 opened her door today to find this:
Pranksters Tim Horgan-Kobelski ’09 and Collin McMichael ’09 write “Every shoe, bottle, drawer, and other receptacle was also filled with caution tape. The pictures don’t exactly capture the extent of the taping but do show a decent enough amount of carnage.
and Vlad Gurewich ’10 found all his stuff out on Foss Hill:
Yes, it’s that time of year again, which means we are kicking off…
Here’s the deal. Send us pictures/videos and descriptions of your on-campus April Fools’ day pranks, and we’ll put the best ones up on here, thus prolonging the shame of your victim and securing your place among the best of the best. Bonus points if it involves none of the Wesleying staff (don’t hurt me).
So go for it. Make your hungover roommate wake up in the graveyard. Change your friend’s Chapstik up with blood-red lipstick. Mess with some official doctor stationary and make your friend think ze’s pregnant. The possibilities are endless, and so are the possible consequences for your actions (“Yes, officer, I technically murdered him, but it was really just an April Fools’ prank on his entire family.”)
That’s the gist of it. Send your submissions to…
Submit by 11:59pm, April 1st (midnight tonight) for a chance at glory.
This Saturday, the film series is showing Swing Time, a 1936 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musical. In honor of the event, there is a FLASH SWING DANCE immediately before the event.
Date: Saturday, February 3rd
Venue: CFS lobby
Dress up if you’d like. Wear your dancing shoes. Come with a partner and show your skills, or just go to freestyle boogie to some sweet swinging music.
I’m late! I’m late! You have an hour!
The Five Minute Celebration Parade needs members!
Would you help create a twist in the time space continuum?
Always wanted to try your hand at the cardboard trombone?
Join our Kitchen Sink band and boogie the seconds away!
Or bring your pillow to the Library and await further instructions..
If you have an inkling to be a part of quick creations that toy with the daily routine of Wesleyan life, then come to the Multi Purpose Room this Sunday at 4 and say hello, or email klarkin(at)wes or smyrseth(at)wes.
Today, as PHYS111 was settling down with their final exam, a very naked boy with a blindfold pulled over his face ran down the steps of Science Center 150. At the front of the room he paused and unfurled a homemade butcher paper sign that said “Good luck Tori!!” and then ran back up the other side of the room, disappearing into the lobby.
Someone should start providing this service. Instead of Facebook Flyers, send a naked well-wisher to your friend’s exam! WesEntrepreneurs, are you listening?
Alternate, non-suicide-related use of the alumni M&Ms:
God bless our submitters, every one.