April 1, 2008

PWNED LOL ZOMG

Happy April Fools Day, readers!

Please disregard our previous post.

Mads isn't the only trickster today. Have you seen the Vassar homepage? Our how about Raymon Parker's email? Or the Baldwin over-the-counter paternity tests?


And of course, the elaborate toothbrush burglary. Here is just one of the images sent to us:
We hear that the Frisbee Team is responsible, but that's not necessarily true. For the record, Mads fell victim to the heist.

UPDATE: The college bookstore sold out of toothbrushes by 12:30 this morning, one bookstore employee tells Mads. The manager apparently went to the dollar store to pick up additional toothbrushes to be re-sold. "It was ridiculous. They were all really distraught," the employee tells us of today's customers.

UPDATE #2: Check out this article in today's New York Times on pranking.

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

i heard buildings and grounds, but that had something to do with the shower curtain theft last year?

Anonymous said...

Whoever did it, it may not have been the best idea...I heard they stole someone's super expensive electric toothbrush.

Anonymous said...

No, its the frisbee team. They do this shit every year. This is not a harmless prank. Cut their fucking funding, have the whole team write letters of apology or face expulsion.

Anonymous said...

2:58, get a fucking sense of humor.

Seriously? It's toothbrushes....

Jesus tap-dancing Christ people. It's April fools day. Lighten up.

Anonymous said...

the thing that bothers me is maintenance had to clean up after the pranksters. They should have owned up then cleaned up after themselves.

Anonymous said...

maybe the college should have had a sense of humor and left my fucking toothbrush for me to get myself instead of siccing maintinence on it before i even had a chance!
i don't remember shower curtains ever bein stolen last year...

Anonymous said...

the shower curtains were stolen three years ago (if you're a senior, then it happened freshman year). i think they were hidden in the basement of noyes??

but the toothbrushes thing isn't cool. i kind of agree with 2:58.

Anonymous said...

Well seeing how the how the college center ran out of toothbrushes, this is a big deal. NO STUDENT HAS THE RIGHT TO STEAL ANYONE ELSE'S PROPERTY. The prank isn't even creative, they did the same thing a few years ago.

Fuck the frisbee team.

Android said...

REPEAT PRANK.

come on guys, be a little more creative.

Anonymous said...

what a shitty inconvenience. not everyone can just prance to the store and buy a toothbrush.

Anonymous said...

there's always your finger and toothpaste, you know. maybe it'll be good for people without a sense of humor to actually be WITHOUT something for once. . .

Anonymous said...

i like how they gently placed the wrappings of the new ones beside them.

Anonymous said...

AGREED with 4:05 - lighten up.
it was definately funnier than those stupid fliers about paternity tests in baldwin. not even close to funny. does anyone know anyone on the Frisbee team who would know more about it, because i just have a couple friends who are clueless lol

Anonymous said...

Actually, I have a pretty good sense of humor. Mads' prank was good, as was Ray Parker's. The Vassar website is hilarious. This was just idiotic and causes as inconvenience. It might have been funny is they didn't do the same thing every year.

Anonymous said...

I'm one of the ones with an electric toothbrush and honestly.. I wouldn't have cared if they had taken it. I think it was a good idea for a prank: simple and inconvenient. But I'm also a freshman and wasn't aware that the prank might have been done before. If it was, then that's slightly lame. Still, good idea.

Anonymous said...

please, the fliers were harmless and hilarious while the toothbrushes were obnoxious. are you mad that you actually needed a paternity test?

Anonymous said...

I am also one with an electric toothbrush, and it was fucking expensive. This wasn't a prank, this was THEFT. Wait, maybe you all didn't get that. I'll say it again: THEFT. Fuck, I'll even spell it for you:
T-H-E-F-T.

Anonymous said...

are people sure it was the ultimate team?

Anonymous said...

i think it was cute/funny. but now the bookstore is out of toothbrushes and thats going to be a problem...

so next time try something less inconvenient/unhygenic. thanks.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 2:58. It's not a harmless prank. I got my toothbrush stolen and until payday I don't have enough money to buy a new one (as if being completely broke weren't bad enough, now I have stinky breath). Luckily, I had a friend with an extra toothbrush but alot of kids are not so lucky, I'm sure. Some kids are probably just as broke as me and don't have the money to buy a new toothbrush ( it doesn't matter how cheap it is. if you have 0 dollars, a two dollar toothbrush is expensive). Also, many kids don't have the time to go off campus and buy a new toothbrush or the transportation to get to Rite Aid or Stop and Shop. The toothbrushes in the bookstore are 7 bucks and from what I've heard the bookstore is almost out (if not already). Whoever did this really should have thought of the consequences of this prank. I love April Fool's Day, and normally have fun both pulling pranks and getting pranks pulled on me. Destruction of property is not fun. This isn't a harmless or victimless prank. It's causing alot of real problems for real people.

Anonymous said...

5:27, I agree so much.

A lot of students here can't just go to the bookstore and put it on the v card for their parents to pay for. But class issues are pretty invisible on campus, so no one ever thinks of these things.

Anonymous said...

Ew, whose parents pay for their VCard bill? I send in a check every month to cover my bill...

Mina said...

it was really bad my freshman year when they stole the shower curtains. there were a lot of seniors who went to job interviews that day unshowered. i lived in joss, so it wasn't a problem for us, but the college sent out a desperate email about getting the shower curtains back because the seniors were so frantic.

this toothbrush prank is why i kept my bathroom stuff in my room. saves hassle.

Anonymous said...

i think this is really ridiculous and unacceptable. i agree - their funding should be cut, if it was them.

Anonymous said...

How about the obnoxious frisbee team buys everyone new toothbrushes. Maybe they'll find that funny.

Anonymous said...

The administration should find out who did it and FUCKING PUNISH THOSE BITCHES. There are fun pranks, and then there are just stupid rude immature acts of assholeness. I know that's not even a word. It's just stupid.

Anonymous said...

this prank has stunned and frustrated me - how selfish can vassar students be???

it is one thing to take someones belongings with the intention of giving them back in the spirit of april fools, but taking someones belongings and making it completely impossible for them to obtain what is rightfully theirs? absurd, rude, and unnecessary.

and yes, not all Vassar students can simply replace things at the snap of a finger...whether its based on money or just plain convenience. electric toothbrushes can cost between $50 to over $100, and the college bookstore sells toothbrushes for $7...and whether or not students can afford either of these, it is completely unfortunate that anyone has to spend any money at ALL as the result of someone else's "fun & games."

not to mention all the extra work these inconsiderate pranksters made b&g do this morning. how excited do you think these people were to arrive at work (probably around 6 or 7 in the morning) only to be told they had to waste the first hour or two of their day picking up disgusting toothbrushes that had been wedged into the ground all over campus?

whoever did this, you should be ashamed. what could have been something fun, playful, and harmless turned into a truly horrible representation and reflection of the Vassar student body as disrespectful, spoiled brats.

Anonymous said...

no wonder why i hate vassar...no one has a sense of humor... get over yourselves people!! for once in your life have a little fun and (gasp) a sense of humor.

Anonymous said...

6:48, theres a difference between a sense of humor and the destruction of property

Anonymous said...

Hey idiots! If you don't want your shit used/stolen then DON'T LEAVE IT IN THE BATHROOM. That's just common sense.

And please, this is college. This prank would have been hilarious if it hadn't already been done two or three times in the past four years

Anonymous said...

exactly 8:15. those bathrooms are basically public bathrooms. If you leave something in a public bathroom unattended, it's always possible it can get stolen. You wouldn't leave your ipod alone overnight in a mcdonald's bathroom would you? then why leave anything else alone in the bathroom unattended?

Anonymous said...

i agree with 258, it was fucking annoying not to have a toothbrush this morning and i had a nice one too. I had two toothbrushes in my cubby and BOTH were taken! and who the fuck wants to give the bookstore business? they overcharge for everything. im disappointed and pissed that they werent left somewhere where they could have at least been retrieved, that would have been funny, but throwing them on the ground in a field = fucked up

Anonymous said...

8:32, we're supposed to be able to trust other vassar students not to fuck with our things when we leave them in the bathrooms. on any other day of the year, you wouldn't "borrow" someone's shampoo or their toothpaste or whatever, so why should this one day be any different?

april 1 is a day for pranks. that's great. but people shouldn't be given carte blanche for doing stupid, destructive things that seriously inconvenience other people just because they decide to do them on april fools' day.

Anonymous said...

I have a lot of friends on the frisbee team and none of them have heard about anyone on the team pulling this prank. There shouldn't be accusations without facts. Also, suck my ding dong...it was a joke.

caitlinmae said...

Also--
If I was a prankster, I'd totally do the toothbrush prank just so everyone jumped to the conclusion that it was the frisbee team (again) and I could sneak away with my nine billion toothbrushes and do a happy dance.
Don't jump to conclusions that it's one group, unless you specifically saw the culprits. It's unfair.
I think everyone should get a sense of humor, but then again, no one ever took my toothbrush. I did have to shower in a bathing suit once though. It was like a pool party for ONE!

Anonymous said...

yo, i borrow peoples' shampoo and toothpaste all the time. i thought everyone did...

Anonymous said...

while i thought it was sort of hilarious when everyone on my hall was rubbing their teeth with their index fingers this morning, i'm concerned with the college on this one.
i went for an early run around 6 this morning and saw patches of toothbrushes literally everywhere. there were smiley faces created on the ACDC path and a sea of them on the library lawn. the pranksters clearly didn't steal all the brushes, they just moved them.

a toothbrush can be cleaned even if it's been in the ground awhile. it's gross, but it's also just a prank. why did the college order b&g to snatch up all our brushes before we had the chance to get them back?

Anonymous said...

Ray Parker's email and the paternity test fliers were so dumb! I didn't believe them for a second!

Anonymous said...

8:15 - two or three times in the past four years? I've been here for almost four years now and this has never happened, not even once. The last thing as epic as this was the shower curtains, and that was my freshman year. It was also SO FUNNY

Anonymous said...

the facts from a senior are as follows. the shower curtains were (re)moved april 1, 2005. the last time toothbrushes were (re)moved was april 1, 2003. the only student who was here then and is still here now is mike chin. unless he's posting on here repeatedly, no one has had their toothbrushes stolen before.

yeah it sucks to have your toothbrush stolen, but it fosters some sort of unity to have a whole hall brushing their teeth with their fingers, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

"no wonder why i hate vassar...no one has a sense of humor... get over yourselves people!! for once in your life have a little fun and (gasp) a sense of humor.

April 1, 2008 6:48 PM"


YOU are why i [sometimes] hate vassar.

Anonymous said...

"the pranksters clearly didn't steal all the brushes, they just moved them." -10:50

taking things that don't belong to you is theft. the shower curtain thing was different -- they were returned. the toothbrushes were stuck into the mud and left for others to clean up.

also, do you seriously expect everyone to go out onto the lawns and hunt for their particular (muddy) toothbrush among the hundreds out there? that's ridiculous.

i do have a sense of humor. stealing toothbrushes isn't funny.

Anonymous said...

why were they cleaned up in the first place? apparently the college has no sense of humor - sure, putting up a "crazy" website for a day and sending one vaguely amusing email is great, but when you send out an army of paid workers to destroy someone else's prank before anyone has the chance to reclaim their property, that's stupid

zack miller '10 said...

Paraphrase from Meet the Parents:

"Yeah, you gave me the wrong toothbrush. Uh-huh. Yes, it's an orange Aquafresh. Uh-huh. Ok, well don't you think that the Aquafresh people, in some crazy scheme in order to make a profit, MADE MORE THAN ONE ORANGE TOOTHBRUSH?"

How exactly did you plan on identifying your exact toothbrush in a FIELD OF TOOTHBRUSHES? Did you carve yours? If so, could you make me one for the next time this happens? I'd love the assurance that I could pick my own toothbrush out from hundreds with such confidence, knowing that there are probably at least a few IDENTICAL TO MINE.

Anonymous said...

i'd just grab one that looks like it and fucking clean it, problem solved

Anonymous said...

The funniest thing about this is how upset people are over it. If your biggest problem is not having $2 for a toothbrush (and yes, I'm sorry - that must suck) you're still luckier than something like 90% of the world population for getting such a great education and having things like food/shelter/clothing blah blah. Maybe the prank went a bit overboard, but it's time to let it go...

Anonymous said...

You can't blame an entire group of people for something a few people who happen to be members of the group took it upon themselves to do.

Also - taking the toothbrushes? Not funny. PLANTING the toothbrushes around campus? Priceless.

Anonymous said...

hahahahaha nice mike chin reference.

Anonymous said...

i want to hear his donkey having sex impresson

Hoi Polloi said...

"exactly 8:15. those bathrooms are basically public bathrooms. If you leave something in a public bathroom unattended, it's always possible it can get stolen. You wouldn't leave your ipod alone overnight in a mcdonald's bathroom would you? then why leave anything else alone in the bathroom unattended?"

No. These are not "public" restrooms. Yes, they are communal spaces--but for Vassar students. To even compare this to a bathroom in McDonald's is ridiculous. We should have enough integrity and respect for other people's belongs, that it shouldn't feel like a public bathroom. Besides, the campus IS supposed to be closed off from the surrounding community.

Electric Toothbrush said...

I wonder if someone lost his electric toothbrush in this burglary!