Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The things people do for attention

Rollin' around on campus to get a short break and a glimpse of the lovely weather we've got now that finals have started, you get to observe some of the more esoteric activities with which students try to get attention and amuse themselves. You've always got the frisbee crew, and some people who kick a really large ball around (without any apparent rules or even a goal in mind), and then today there was a new posse on campus: The tightrope balancing act people - probably soon to merge with the unicyclists, the jugglers and the mimes.

Three students - one girl and two guys, had put up a tightrope (or at least attempted to) between two trees just outside this building, and were trying their damndest to "walk the line". And failing massively in the process. I don't really know how they came up with the bright idea of bringing a line to campus and arranging it for public display of their complete lack of balancing skills, but somehow they thought it was ultracool. Especially combined with one of the male students being the kind of "guy" who will use any and all opportunities to take off his t-shirt in order to display his massive, 76 kilos-soaking-wet-and-carrying-two-leather-bound-copies-of-War-And-Peace physique.

The combo of brutal ineptitude and massive attention-whoring looked a little bit like this combo:









4 comments:

Pigeon said...

One sure thing, the second one didn't fail when he tried to be a douche bag.

Wilhelm said...

This is true - complete with Tony-Montana-on-dollar-bill-poster in the background.......

Anders said...

Where do you dig up these images? I find it somewhat disturbing...

Wilhelm said...

Actually, I just save the images whenever I come across something I find funny, like these.....it's not like I go actively searching for them in order to have visual aids for a post or something