I Prank, Therefore I Am Part II: Poetic Justice
On the morning of Friday October 9th, 2009, engineering students arrived in POETS to discover that something major had changed. No- it wasn’t the new furniture or the addition of the pool table upstairs. Instead, they found that POETS had become the newest green space on campus. The entirity of POETS, from the floors and tables, to stairs and railings were covered in fresh sod, and had such ornaments as lawn gnomes and watering cans scattered around. Students were initially confused when they saw the prank, but then because overjoyed. Picnics were held during the lunch hour, helping to increase the capacity during the typically busy hour. The prank was committed sometime during the overnight hour. How exactly the pranksters accessed POETS is unknown at this time. It is unknown at press time who committed this hilarious act, however a group called NEAC (Non-Existent Action Committee) is currently believed to be behind it. However, since they don’t exist, as their name suggest, they couldn’t have possibly done it.
-The Iron Warrior News Bureau
Iron Warrior, October 14, 2009
A picture of when NEAC “turfed” POETS in 2009.
More pictures and stories can be found here.
Here is the Daily Bulletin writeup about it.
Similarly, the Iron Warrior also had a writeup.
The Imprint’s writeup.
This was a prank carried out be NEAC. More details of the prank can be found here.
October 9, 2009: Rumoured to be the work of the Non-Existent Action Committee (NEAC), engineers and others alike arrived at POETS to find that every surface of their beloved hangout had been covered in turf. Somehow the pranksters had gained access to the room during the night and had transformed this engineering lounge in CPH into a green haven. Regulars of the room (which turns into a pub during the evening) enjoyed picnics on the comfortable sod. The grass was left in place for the day and cleaned up after.
As evidenced by a banner on the wall, this prank was the handiwork of NEAC, one of Waterloo’s engineering prank groups. It is still unknown how they managed to get into POETS, set up, and leave without being seen.
A pretty fun prank all around and one that had everyone smiling.