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parsons social contract

it was late yesterday evening when i stepped out of office hours to take a call on my cell phone.

absentmindedly milling through the empty halls of parsons, my peripheral-vision suddenly started banging on the doors of my brain. i turned and looked through one set of windows into one of the graduate student mini-cube farms. and sure enough, i saw what my peripheral vision had been screaming about – a giant vagina on someone’s lcd monitor.

someone was looking at porn in the lab!

completely flustered, i ended my call mid-sentence and staggered back into office hours.

“guys – you won’t believe this, but someone’s downloading porn next door.”

5 minutes, 1-dubious-co-TA, and 2-confused undergrads later, it was confirmed: a grad student was watching porn in parsons.

this is madness. as a lab-mate of mine rightly put it – a sacred social contract binds everyone in our building. in exchange for the opportunity for research collaboration and the enjoyment of one another’s company we give certain things up, like the right to eat smelly foods at one’s desk or the right to have a loud personal cell-phone conversation in one’s cubicle. you don’t want to go about making your neighbors uncomfortable.

last night, someone took a giant dump on our beloved social contract.  (he peed on it a little too – i noticed him a couple of months back not wash his hands in the bathroom.  ewww.)
[ i feel like a magnet for this kind of stuff. a couple of years ago at columbia, i caught a perfectly normal looking adult man eating peach popsicles and watching porn on a public computer terminal in butler library. well, caught is probably the wrong word, since this fellow had his back to at least a dozen other horrified students; i don't think he was trying to hide anything.
what's with you people?! perhaps you consider it some kind of performance art, where you delicately play voyeur and exhibitionist at the same time? well, both last night and at columbia, you left me speechless.]

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3 Responses to “parsons social contract”

  1. on 16 Nov 2006 at 8:55 am Andrew Louie

    what giant vaginas not good enough for you? how about if it was a video of a woman shooting a bear out of a tree, then taking it doggy style from a dude while she’s cluthing the bear carcass, and when they finish with that, the video cuts to dogs rending the bear and at the very end, the woman get congradulated on the bear kill.

    I wont post a link to preserve the sanctity of your blog, but i tell you, such a video exists!!

  2. on 16 Nov 2006 at 1:17 pm Lawrence David

    and of course, your only knowledge of this video is hearsay right?

  3. on 16 Nov 2006 at 3:17 pm Andrew

    *no comment*

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