Bonus: He's usually one of the people dressed as Gumby
this may be of some local interest
I think the picture would have been better if it were Face Palm Guy doing his usual Jesus pose
Are you him, by any chance?
Neh, one of my EECS 497 group partners
I think it's Ruxin from The League
repole, what happened to your shirt???
Look how tall he is. Maybe that's Tacopants.
Tacopants has two heads?!
Looks like PK Ruxin to me.
The funny thing is that I posted that earlier and I just read your comment as we were finishing up that episode.
Someone get that hipster a shirt. Probably back Occupying Wall Street as we speak, drinking drugs, having protected sex, and trying to think up a reason for why he's there in the first place. Get a job, hippies!
do not pass go. do not collect $200. do not bring your politics to the blog. mods?
You have a thin skin or thick sarcasm wall.
Come on guys. It's all ball bearings these days
Also being sarcasm doesn't make something not political. Imagine a relevantly different picture and compare:
Somebody get that frat boy a shirt. Probably back in B school as we speak, concocting Ponzi schemes, date raping drunk girls, and wondering why he has to sit in class for so long before daddy gets him a job on the Street. Grow a conscience, dbags!
Seems political to me. Also, like the first one, not funny or interesting.
I will get off your lawn at once.
now that was funny, sarcastic, and not political. it's not that hard.
I would have thought hippies "drinking drugs" and "'protected' sex" kinda takes it out of the realm of reality. (Hippies were pro-contraception?)
Besides I think Brian has made it pretty clear the blog is anti-hippie. Though it may be pro hipster. (Can you even be a hippie and a hipster at the same time? Another reason the post wasn't meant to be taken seriously).
"drinking drugs" sounds like the kind of thing people 10 years younger than me love to say to make me feel old. (on the same note, i have only the faintest idea what a hipster is, so i don't know whether a hipster can simultaneously be a hippie. i assume brian counts as a hipster because he likes to quote david foster wallace and some emo-seeming band i've otherwise never heard of, but i really don't know.)
i mean, imagine the shock when somebody a few years older than whatever generation consumes ke$ha music discovered that ke$ha thinks she's being ironic! a whole demographic of people acting like total dipshits and then claiming they're just being ironic! it's insane! you're all insane!
anyway, the point stands that the post was political, even if it was also sarcastic and transparently stupid. apparently there's an exception to the politics rule. i wouldn't have thought a post that plays on the Fox News view of OWS passed muster. (i mean, if it's mocking the Fox News view instead of endorsing it, it's still political.) so, y'know, i don't really mind being wrong about it being out of bounds according to the no-politics rule because of some exception i don't get, but i'm surprised people continue to deny that it was political. still seems obvious to me that it is.
(i'm actually posting from my house, complete with a lawn that i mowed this summer and raked this fall. i'll-get-off-your-lawn guy called it.)
It was an exception because of it's ambiguity along with it's sarcastic and joking tone. You're the one making it into a political thing.
but thanks to everyone for demonstrating so clearly that a broad consensus of people can still be flat out wrong
Seriously dude? I wake up for work to this clusterfuck? It was a joke, get over it...
glad you're finally catching on
Nor are they a protected class. If you so identify with such a nebulous group, I suggest you stay away from public forums, and away from anyone who doesn't think exactly like you do.
And when you all get together, shower. (See...dirty hippie...shower....ah, nevermind...you're still living in the 60's...)
P.S. This guy isn't a political class either-
But if someone likened Dave Brandon to him, it wouldn't be political.
Lighten up Francis
You cannot be a hippie and a hipster at the same time. You may be a hipster with some hippie tendencies, but there is no hippie with hipster tendencies.
So Sean hannity, rush limbaugh, Rachel maddow and Chris Matthews walk into a bar...
(I like to live dangerously)
And the bar clears?
Do you work on Wall Street Jon06, I feel like I touched a nerve. It was a comment on MGoBlog, not a New York Times Op-Ed. You sound way too butt hurt...
subtle homophobia FTW!
this was in no way personal--i just thought the brian and the mods didn't want anything political on the blog. but i'm more and more convinced that you're actually a douche, so i'm kind of happy that it annoyed you if it had no other outcome.
(incidentally, i have no idea why you would think i work on wall street. everybody else thinks i'm part of OWS. but i guess you're all demonstrating stupidity in your own myriad ways.)
Listen Jon, or as I will call you from this point forward, John- being the only person who holds a stupid, inane, invalid opinion, like you in this case, does not make everyone else a douche and/or you a martyr. I've yet to see a single voice in this thread defending your point of view, i.e., statistically, you are just probably wrong. Deal with it. You are now officially the Japanese soldier on the Pacific island unaware that WWII has ended, still trying to fight the good fight. Since I made the statement in the first place, let me assure you- it was not political. Not meant to be political. Meant to be a thoughtless momentary diversion for those reading, which might perhaps elicit a chuckle or smirk or otherwise provide some brief form of entertainment. I didn't invest that much intellectual capital into its' execution, it wasn't some joke I've been sitting on for years waiting to spring on the unsuspecting masses who would then herald its' arrival like the second coming of Lenny Bruce or Richard Pryor. Please believe me, my failure to humor you will haunt me for the rest of my days; I am eternally sorry to (for) you. Frankly, it just pissed you off because you couldn't determine if in fact I was meaning to be political, and you likely need to have everyone's intentions clearly spelled out for you because you are too intellectually vacant to discern such things on your own. You didn't annoy me, I just can't believe how resolute you are in maintaining your wrong-headed point of view. You absolutely refuse to believe that I didn't have some mischievous political intent when referencing OWS or Wall Street, but believe it or not those are not innately sacrosanct bases for discussion, jokes can be made at their expense by liberals and conseratives alike. This is not a Fascist country, which I'm sure is to your eternal disappointment. As I stated to the moderator, the joke was only meant to offend pea-brained troglodytes with an inability to appreciate or understand nuance. You can go ahead and raise your hand.
What else, let's see...oh yeah, I'm a homophobe because I used the term "butt hurt," yeah, because that phrase hasn't gained any traction on this blog or in the general lexicon. I guess you hate women because you used the term "douche." Just as a broad consensus of people can be wrong, as you correctly stated, so too can a single person be unbelievably myopic and stubborn in his refusal to concede that age, marriage, or some other general life-based disappointment has obviously, completely warped hisability to perceive what anyone else says with any modicum of reason and rationality. Go splash some cold water on your face, take some St. John's Wart or something. Jesus...
Protected sex is for sailors and squares.
Looks like a semi shaved Orson.
But at least you didn't say it was "tremendous." I'd have held you to that.
I like how if you look really closely up to the right of the box, you can see a few lingering buckeyes sitting there and crying.
I feel bad for the guy who has to bear having the shirtless man's balls pressed against the back of his head. Awesome picture? I think we have proven otherwise.
Did Brian cut his hair?
The poor dude who is bearing him on his shoulders!!
This is actually my brother. He was on my shoulders a few minutes afterwards. He was obviously thrilled, as we are both from columbus.
The family resemblance of your brother and you beneath him is striking
That's actually another gumby, not me. He and his roommates call themselves the gumbys. I was somewhere else on the field at the time. My brother was easy to pick out, as you can guess.
Over/under his BAC .16. I'm taking the over for sure!
But where you set your line was perfect. At that stage in the afternoon, with clearly no shirt pockets to hide half pints, his BAC was likely on a precipitous decline.
Needs moar beefcake
Philbert-You're undoubtedly correct
Hipster engineering student? What the heck? They still keep the engineers on North Campus with art school kids, right?
Yes, I'm an old man.
When I was meandering around the field I saw a student standing on the 50 with a lit cigar puffing away. I suspected he was the most interesting man in the world.
I thought that was Shane Morris wearing the backwards hat