Tuesday, April 05, 2005


Having been to YU for the weekend, I can now say with expertise what is wrong with the place. Apparently they saved money during construction of the whole place by not actually using any mortar when they put the brick on all the buildings. What saved them money then is coming back to bite them now. Unless I got it all wrong, and the scaffolding is meant as a decorative touch. Either way it makes it harder for certain boys in Morg facing Amsterdam to watch the Stern shuttle unload its wares...


Blogger WillWorkForFood said...

Hey josh, i think you missed the new scaffolding they put up today (I didn't see you at minyan so I'll assume you left early). They have put up scaffolding all along amsterdam between 185th and 186th (on the library side) and more scaffolding right over the shuttle drop-off area. It is unclear what this scaffolding is for, since most of it doesn't have any roofing. HOwever, to discourage camping out on top of the roofed scaffolding over the shuttle-waiting area, YU has erected, yes, believe it or not, barbed wire. It looks like a federal, maximum security, penitentiary. There's nothing quite like the landscaping at YU: dead grass overrun by the natives, and barbed wire. Well at least we get an exercise hour outside; there! see that blur flash across your screen?! There went my hakaras tov. :)

7:57 PM  
Blogger DianaNOW said...

Tabak! Josh was saying that they erected the 'shuttle' scaffolding because cement fell off the library and nearly killed a student (Y36) -- and Yes, I know we all just LOOOOVVVEEEE YU!

8:32 PM  
Blogger WillWorkForFood said...

Diana! Josh and I have an ESP-direct-link, I knew exactly what he was talking about, i.e. the Belfer space shuttle launch pad. I was just kindly informing him of the most recent developments since his departure, i.e. the all-new, chic, authentic prison look the YU library is sporting. All they need are guards that do something and we'll qualify for government prison funding, which is clearly YU's objective in this case.

9:58 PM  
Blogger theoldersister said...

there is much to be grateful for concerning the scaffolding- at least on the girl's end- we now have protection from rain and snow while waiting for the shuttle. if only they had gotten this earlier!

10:31 PM  
Blogger DianaNOW said...

More importantly, there is protection from Shmulik's dorm room window and now everytime I or any other girl gets off the shuttle -- she has her 30 seconds of protection until she steps away from the scaffolding only to have Shmulik's eyes feast upon her. As Josh poisons Shmulik brain by teaching him what girls are -- "Yes, Shmulik, that's a girl...."

11:10 PM  
Blogger Josh said...

Let us all just be grateful for whatever campus improvements they can come up with. Now we may need to use the Seforim Sale camera system to supervise late night rendevous under this seculed structure. With numerous fraternities operating in the area, we will need a reinvigorated campus police to keep Kedusha in our Machane.

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no one in rubin, stremger or morg can see the ladies now from their windows. only the guys on the lower floors of furst spacing outt in class can possibly see it. so what? scafforlding is good, the buildings could use a good scrubbing.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Josh said...

Hmmm, Mr. Anonymous, I agree. I'm adding scaffolding to my list of Chumros. From now on, any building admitting Jewish Women should cover itself with a scaffold to protect our dainty females from prying eyes. Thanks for the tip!

8:20 AM  

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