We have also recently come into possession of the Design Report of the concrete fountain erected in Suds (POETS equivalent at U of T).
It’s a humorous read, modelled in the fashion of any true Engineering report. It includes safety concerns, implementation details, and technical specification of the concrete mix used. Throughout the document are lighthearted jokes and statements of admiration for our prank rival.
You can read the full document here.
We have recently had the invoice given to EngSoc for the Brute Force Committee’s Sword in the Stone come into our possession. Here it is:
$700 to produce the sculpture. That’s certainly cheaper than the cost of many of the other art pieces around campus (even if it didn’t last as long).
We’ve also determined from the design document for the UW Fountain in SUDS, that the inner sanctum of the statue contained a bottle of beer, a package of Twinkies, and a calculus textbook.
Still no word on where the sword ended up…
[Sorry about the late posting -Editor]
On the morning of November 22, the Non-Existent Action Committee, uWaterloo’s most mysterious prank group, sneaked into POETS and turned the engineering bar into a beach.
Complete with sand toys, beach balls, inflatable rafts,and even a palm tree, the stunt lifted the spirits of the students who happened across it.
This is not the first time that NEAC has chosen POETS as a target. Previously they have covered every surface with turf (twice!), and wrapped the entire bar in tinfoil. With so many successful attempts, we have to wonder how they continue to get in. :P
[All photos by Michael Seliske]
It seems that a group of UW engineers have constructed this fully functional concrete fountain at the Sandford Fleming Building of the University of Toronto.
It may or may not have been a form of payback for UofT leaving a Sword in the Stone on our campus two weeks ago.
Who you gonna call?
[Update: We have confirmation that this was done by Alexander Kelley, Assistant Marketing Manager for Feds]
Looks like someone has been having a little fun with the directory board outside of the Imprint office in the SLC.
For those who don’t know: Peter Venkman
The remnants of the miniature Sword In The Stone Sculpture that was left on campus by UofT’s Brute Force Committee prank group. We are told that the concrete base contained a message and a gift.
The full story can be read here.
This welded metal sword embedded in a concrete base was left outside of CPH on March 30th, 2012. It was left by members of the Brute Force Committee (BFC, University of Toronto’s prank group), who stopped into POETS unexpectedly.
The pommel of the sword is engraved with the words “Disrupto Ergo Sum”, the Brute Force Committee motto, which translates to “I disrupt, therefore I am”.
Apparently, Waterloo students welded a Tool to their Sword in the Stone statue back in 1997, and they came to deliver a mini version of the statue to our campus. They hung out in POETS for a bit and enjoyed some beers before heading back home.
By the time Sunday morning came around, the sword had been removed from the concrete base by persons unknown. The BFC logo was destroyed, revealing that the base was hollow. Inside the base, there was a unknown message and gift for the finder.
This is not the first time that the BFC has delivered a mini-sword statue to another university. They pulled a very similar prank at McMaster University last year.
Some photos of when UofT’s Brute Force Committee when they installed a miniature version of The Sword In The Stone sculpture outside of Carl Pollock Hall.
Full story can be found here.
The letter sent to EngSoc from UofT’s Brute Force Committee when they installed a miniature version of The Sword In The Stone sculpture outside of Carl Pollock Hall.
Note: The Ridgid Tool is 45 years old this year (2012), not 50.
Read the full story here.
Today marks the one year anniversary of The Spirit of WTF.
Over the past year, we’ve made 128 posts about UW school spirit and pranks. We’ve posted about everything from POETS getting ‘turfed’, the first females on campus, to perhaps UW’s most successful protest, to a brothel run out of UWP.
Our more reposted story of the past year was the appearance of a full-size TARDIS on campus. (There are a lot of Doctor Who fans on Tumblr. :) )
We hoped you’ve enjoyed reading The Spirit of WTF so far. This university has a lot of history, and we’ve only just scratched the surface.
Today we’re pleased to announce that The Spirit of WTF is all set up for another year of reporting on the bits of UW that seldom make it into the official histories.
So here’s to another exciting year! Study hard, Play hard, and we’ll see you again soon.
- The Spirit of WTF team