Since its inception, the NKU Honors living community hall in Callahan has a had a neat end of year tradition where all residents add their handprints to one brick of the J-wing wall and put there name in between. I of course, took this structured creative outlet and subverted it in some small way. Freshman year, I utilized the concept of blank-space and made my handprints almost the exact same color as the background.
My hope is that for years to come, the eyes of bypassing honors students will automatically be drawn to the puzzling blank space in the center of the wall, and upon closer inspection, be even more puzzled by the hand prints that are simply a shade lighter than the background.
A few times a year these same crazy street “preachers” come to campus. I say crazy and “preachers” because they really couldn’t be farther from Christ followers, so I won’t even dignify them by calling them that. From what I understand, these guys make a living by baiting people to assault them and then sue the venue or the assaulter for large amounts of money. Its clear they are saying the most outlandish and offensive things they can, regardless of if it has anything to do with a radical Biblical interpretation or not, simply to illicit a response.
The best policy is to just ignore them and not validate their pretend preaching. But sometimes its important to make onlookers (which there are always alot of) realize just how silly what they are saying is, which is exactly what I did.
I just jokingly stood there and asked people for their opinion of the color. The overall consensus was that it was white and gold (initiate disagreement). The “preacher” never commented, but he did inform us that Harambe deserved to die, so theres that.
So at the end of the day gang, always remember, if it doesn’t sound like good news, then its not the Gospel!
So NKU informatics department streamed a live feed of the first 2016 Presidential debate in our Digitorium. They also had a live voting count and a live twitter comment feed on screen… Its as if they assumed we wouldn’t hijack it for Trump and Harambe memes!
Or at least thats what I did with it.
Every single tweet got a chorus of laughter from the theater! Thrilling to say the least. It made the debate buffoonery go down much easier.
Here are a few of the tweets, all from my various random fake twitter accounts for shenanigans (these accounts will be featured in several other shenans in the future!)
I’ve always enjoyed helping people out by taking their surveys. When ever NKU sends surveys to my email, I make sure to help them by giving them some fresh new ideas when possible. Here are just two examples!
Hopefully I made someones day a little better… And hopefully they will GET AIRBUD ON THE NKU BASKETBALL TEAM ASAP.
Last week I moved into my new apartment near NKU. Seeing as my apartment windows face the main road of the complex, my dear friend Conan has been on guard during spooky late night hours.
You know, just greeting the neighbors.
Say, how much is that Handsome Barbarian in the window?
Last year, when our university housing department decided that “beautification trees” would a good use of several of the best parking spots in our already-at-capacity parking lot, I at least wanted them to know how we felt…
Or at least make someone laugh.
To that point, I think I hit the nail right on the head. I made some lawn signs in the shape of grave stones and painted them with the phrase “R.I.P. Good Parking.” I stuck them in the ground of the recently departed parking spaces and even placed some fake flowers in front of them.
They were a big hit! Several Callahan and NKU students tweeted them around that afternoon! I’m just glad I was able to express what we were all feeling in a fun, silly way.
Those parking spots were so young, it was sad to see them go :'(
This past weekend, Zach R., Derek K. and I dressed up as the classic “walks into a bar” gag and, well, walked into bars in Clifton and OTR.
we really committed and got all decked up in nice costumes, and it paid off.
Not everyone got it, but those who did thought it was the funniest thing!
Several bartenders and patrons got pictures with us. One bartender even told us that from now on, we are his “this one time when I was working at a bar” story.
all of the videos that we tried to film got messed up when my phone screen lock went on in my pocket, unfortunately. The biggest loss was the great bit we did when we walked into a bong-filled headshop in Clifton and I (the priest) casually stated to my companions “see, this is that new age religion I was telling you about.”
It worked out pretty good. Last time we all went into a bar, it turned out to be one big joke. Ha!