## High School bathroom graffiti: intellectualized

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### Re: High School bathroom graffiti: intellectualized

The bad thing about graffiti at my school is that it gets taken away over night. The other day I was trying to have a good game of tic-tac-toe and ended up with a blank stall wall the next day.
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zing! wrote: a good game of tic-tac-toe
There's no such thing. Every human being goes through a time in their life when they realise that you're always going to tie. Tic-tac-toe then becomes much less interesting.
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Alpha Omicron wrote:There's no such thing. Every mathematic being goes through a time in their life when they realise that you're always going to tie. Tic-tac-toe then becomes much less interesting.

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Monika wrote:
Alpha Omicron wrote:There's no such thing. Every mathematic being goes through a time in their life when they realise that you're always going to tie. Math then becomes much more interesting.

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In the bathroom stalls in the university engineering department yesterday, I saw this...
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My friend and I will type up random demotivational quotes and tape them to the walls around my school. They last on average about 3 hours.
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Mous wrote:My friend and I will type up random demotivational quotes and tape them to the walls around my school. They last on average about 3 hours.
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Alpha Omicron wrote:
Mous wrote:My friend and I will type up random demotivational quotes and tape them to the walls around my school. They last on average about 3 hours.
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My school's stalls are very depressing. It's plain blueish green, and the only graffiti is a huge "FU" carved into one side.
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Our school has been freaking about graffiti this year, and whenever something appears they close the bathrooms for days at a time and paint over them. So I responded with and essay about how graffiti in a high school is a fact of life, and they shouldn't try to fight it; with sharpie, on the bathroom wall.

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Atmosck wrote:Our school has been freaking about graffiti this year, and whenever something appears they close the bathrooms for days at a time and paint over them. So I responded with and essay about how graffiti in a high school is a fact of life, and they shouldn't try to fight it; with sharpie, on the bathroom wall.

How long did it take them to paint over it?
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I started a discussion about how PC should mean "a computer for personal use" rather than "a computer for personal use that isn't made by Apple".

Someone said that it was a marketing ploy, since IBM claimed the term "PC" and Apple didn't want to be confused with IBM.

Then someone else backed me up, with a giant Wikipedia quote.

My original Venn diagram of how Macs are PCs is still there. The graffiti probably only gets cleaned every summer or so. I write in pencil, in case they ask me to clean it.

Late in the year, someone drew a large red swastika, which I promptly turned into a binary sudoku puzzle. I wanted to take pictures, but there's something creepy about taking a camera into a bathroom, even into the one you use. My camera phone is made of proprietary software and failure, and it does not want to talk to my computer to upload pictures.

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'"Johnny was a chemist's son,
But Johhny is no more.
What Johnny thought was H20-
Was H2SO4"
-Does that make Schrödinger the killer?'

That's like my signature and stuff, I always thought my year 10 science teacher had made that himself. Obviously not.

I thought that my chem teacher this year had made it up until I Googled it. He was pretty proud of it, too. Except it read 'Alas, poor Billy, for Billy is no more, for what he thought was H2O, was H2SO4'.

In the R.E. department's toilets (which pretty much all the students will use in one lesson in order to just get out of a few minutes of R.E.) there was a fairly indepth discussion about the meaning of life, until the cleaners got to it. A few weeks later, it was replaced by the standard 'u smell', 'no, u smell', 'no, people who spell you as 'u' smell'.
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I was bored in Spanish once, so I drew a geometry problem inside the pencil-holder-notch-thing in the desk. Some time next year I want to go back and see if anyone solved it

edit: After reading this (and the alt-text) again, I'm very tempted to write "72.26.203.98 FOR AN INTRIGUING TIME" somewhere.
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I usually do this on desks when in language/literature analysis when I want to be contrary:
1. \lim_{x \to 0}{x^0} = 1
2. \lim_{x \to 0}{0^x} = 0
0^0 is problematic.

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Bit of a necro, but it's related.

Every time you see a yawnfest unoriginal "x waz/was/wuz/wus/etc here" written on a wall, you can improve it by writing this under it:

"GARY OAK WAS HERE FIRST!"

My friend told me this, and I think it's great. You can adapt it to just about any uninspired graffiti.

"i fuked ur mom"

"Gary Oak fucked your mom first!"

And so on.
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I wrote the Litany Against Fear in one of the girls' toilets, and last time I checked it was still there I got fed up with the whole "Amy/Jenny/Sarah/Person is a bitch/slut/retard" "NO U" charade.
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I recall as an undergrad at UBC seeing this on a bathroom stall, probably either in the math, physics or chem building:
"Semipermeable toilet paper is the shits."
It's as eloquent (and apropos) a protest against the ineffective onionskin with which we were supposed to wipe our butts as any I've heard since.

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### Re: High School bathroom graffiti: intellectualized

The best graffiti I ever saw was in a bathroom at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Someone wrote:

"Have you tried virtual reality?"

Someone else replied:

"I'm not sure."

(This would have been early 1990s.)

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On the wall of my favorite stall at my college was written something to the effect of, "Bathroom graffiti artists write neither for monetary reward nor for fame/recognition; therefore, bathroom graffiti is the purest form of art. Discuss."
The response: "The pursuit of fame, fortune, and the like are an integral part of the human condition and a form of art that ignores these two aspects of life can never truly reflect humanity and therefore will never be a pure form of art."

I went back a couple months later and it had all been bleached away. I responded by engaging in my first ever act of bathroom graffiti and writing, "We shall not be silenced."
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Although my school is supposed to be full of smart people, the bathrooms are in an incredibly dilapidated state and the grafitti is badly scripted and of poor content (the normal filth, if you will). The smartest quote I've ever seen was "If god is omnipotent can he create a stone so heavy that he cannot lift it?" It was then followed by someone else scribbling "DUMB!"

I have, on occasion, having given up on our bathrooms, replied to idiotic grafitti in an intellectual manner.

Once in a grocery supermarket I started inscribing Egyptian Heiroglyphics onto the filthy walls. I will have to do that on larger scale sometime.

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I remember taking a dump during the bathroom break for the SAT or ACT at OSU. Covering the door and most of a wall is a discussion on which angle you should aim your anus to minimize splash-back. In a different building there, I saw the following poetry.
Here I sit,
broken-heated.
Came to shit;
only farted.
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All that discussion on the optimum anus angle is ofcourse irrelevant when you realise that putting a few squares of paper down before you poop stops splash back almost entirely.
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Butt (see what I did there?) that's not resource-efficient.
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cjmcjmcjmcjm wrote:I remember taking a dump during the bathroom break for the SAT or ACT at OSU. Covering the door and most of a wall is a discussion on which angle you should aim your anus to minimize splash-back. In a different building there, I saw the following poetry.
Here I sit,
broken-hearted.
Came to shit;
only farted.

That's really funny because I actually saw that in a bathroom stall at OSU but it was continued with something like

And now I have
a second chance
wanted to fart
but shit my pants
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Was it in the men's room on the 1st floor of Knowlton?
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I believe it was Hitchcock Hall, or some engineering building, I don't actually go there so I'm not 100%
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I one wrote the text output of entering "finger" on uni.xkcd.com

That is:

guest@xkcd.com:/$finger Mmmmmm... guest@xkcd.com;/$

Seemed appropriate.
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My favourite phrase to scribble around the place goes as thus:

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Also, this is one I made up about a year ago and promptly had it printed on the back of my hoodie.

(∀-4)4,1&1∀
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What does it mean?
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Monika wrote:What does it mean?

All for 1 and 1 for all, I think, but the first bit's not making much sense to me.

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Chaoszerom wrote:
Monika wrote:What does it mean?

All for 1 and 1 for all, I think, but the first bit's not making much sense to me.

It actually reads "for all negative four, four, one and one for all".
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The first part uses the homonym for/four. So 'For all, minus four' would be just 'all'.
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My high school has been "cleaning" graffiti, basically making more on top ofgraffiti to make it less vulgar.for example, Buck you(F to B) or cookie (c to o, add ie)
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I think I want to start leaving mysterious intellectual graffiti everywhere. Such as Ozymandias, and the text of the Amarna letters. And quotes from Orwell about filth.

I shall write in expo marker though. To be kind and erasable.

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Alpha Omicron wrote:
zing! wrote: a good game of tic-tac-toe
There's no such thing. Every human being goes through a time in their life when they realise that you're always going to tie. Tic-tac-toe then becomes much less interesting.

As long as you start in the middle, and they don't do a diagonal, you can always win.

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But, if you're playing a player who's reached the "you'll always tie" phase, they'll go for the diagonal and you'll tie. The only way to win is to play a bad player and hope they don't do the right things by accident.
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Does that refute eSOANEM's point in some way I'm not seeing?
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