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…
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.
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.
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.