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  • You think Politics is a bad major? Try Econ. Have had at least four classes where the lectures are just mathematical gibberish and the problem sets are ridiculously hard. FMLmore

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    5:33 pm on November 25, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • another ECO major 7:09 pm on November 25, 2014 | Reply

      also for certain classes everything (fairly simple concepts) is presented in the most confusing manner possible it’s almost like the professors want to be validated for their smartness by having lectures that only 5% or less people understand

    • YO 7:41 pm on November 25, 2014 | Reply

      just stick with the non-math-track classes then you whiny cunt YO

    • MAT 9:16 pm on November 25, 2014 | Reply

      Cute.

    • so 9:26 pm on November 25, 2014 | Reply

      i guess you’re kind of stupid

  • Why do people always say eating clubs are just frats under a different name? They are totally separate entities. MLICurious

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    11:50 pm on November 23, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • '13 12:04 am on November 24, 2014 | Reply

      Because they roughly occupy the social role that frats and sororities occupy at many other schools. Additionally greek life at Princeton is quite different from what other schools have because of its small size (both in overall representation and in number of members per frat/sorority) and lack of houses. In short, our eating clubs are closer to traditional frats that our actual frats are.

      • Just curious (not OP) 12:30 am on November 24, 2014 | Reply

        But Greek life at other schools is characterized by its selectivity… Roughly half of our eating clubs aren’t competitive at all, and even the most prestigious ones (Ivy/Cottage) accept 50% of their applicants, meaning it really isn’t that hard to get in.

        Also, what is the point of actual fraternities and sororities at Princeton, then?

        • We 9:07 am on November 24, 2014 | Reply

          Need some clear way to demarcate the 95th percentiles in the overall distribution of douchiness

          • Ha 11:02 am on November 24, 2014 | Reply

            Between Ivy/Cottage/TI/Tower/Cap… It’s more like 70th percentile.

            • YO 3:43 pm on November 24, 2014

              I think that was about frats/sororities YO

        • '13 10:27 am on November 24, 2014 | Reply

          Every school is going to have its differences and clubs aren’t exactly the same as frats. Similarly the greek life scene can vary from highly selective to relatively inclusive depending on the school. Outside of princeton no one has any idea what an eating club is, so summarizing them as basically large co-ed frats does an acceptable job of explaining how our system works. (It also helps avoid getting poked fun by people who think the notion of an eating club sounds super pretentious).

          In my mind frats at Princeton play little roll other than to feed the ego’s of predominantly rich white kids who crave yet another layer of social exclusivity. Im obviously extremely opinionated on that front though, so you should ask someone else.

  • I feel like most extracurriculars on this campus either involve social climbing and/or are totally pointless. FML

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    11:49 pm on November 23, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • beekeeping 12:08 am on November 24, 2014 | Reply

      is the answer bro

    • nassau weekly 11:49 am on November 24, 2014 | Reply

      nassau weekly nassau weekly nassauweekly.com nassau weekly

    • YO 9:38 am on November 25, 2014 | Reply

      start your own extracurricular then you whiny cunt

  • I’m a Politics major, and I feel like anywhere between a quarter and a third of my classes involve assignments which are complete bullshit. FML

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    9:56 pm on November 23, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Yo 10:02 pm on November 23, 2014 | Reply

      try being a humanities major, pal.

      • meth major 10:28 pm on November 23, 2014 | Reply

        try selling meth bro

    • ECO major 10:18 pm on November 23, 2014 | Reply

      half of all my classes have lectures that are bullshit and nobody goes to

      • Do you mean 11:03 am on November 24, 2014 | Reply

        The types where the professors do nothing but write complex mathematical equations on the board and talk in nothing but jargon which nobody understands?

  • Is it just me, or is pretty much all non-science/engineering undergrad research complete BS? FMPoliticsMajorL

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    9:32 pm on November 23, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • correction 2:04 am on November 24, 2014 | Reply

      all undergrad research

      • '18 12:17 pm on November 24, 2014 | Reply

        Why does Princeton always talk about the senior thesis project as an enticement for people to come, then?

    • OP from one post above 7:28 am on November 24, 2014 | Reply

      Hey! We posted the same thought at roughly the same time! Let’s be friends.

    • BS 5:08 pm on November 24, 2014 | Reply

      or B.S. Bachelors of Science?

  • Two amazing candidates who are women + one white guy, whose campaign is literally a joke. MLIG

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    9:31 pm on November 23, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
  • Tiger Admirers killed PFML. FOLs

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    2:35 am on November 21, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Also 8:46 pm on November 21, 2014 | Reply

      the mods. Because they let all these distasteful characters who weren’t even funny post so many times.

      • Bingo 2:27 am on November 23, 2014 | Reply

        The old mods would have put a hit out on buttfucker 420 weeks ago

        • buttfucker 420 6:18 pm on November 23, 2014 | Reply

          yoyo how can you kill someone inanimate that only exists behind a screen yoyo

          • breaking news 8:14 pm on November 23, 2014 | Reply

            bf420 confirms he is a posting bot

          • buttfucker 420 8:31 pm on November 23, 2014 | Reply

            yoyo ur rite yoyo

        • confused 10:27 pm on November 23, 2014 | Reply

          what do you mean “putting out a hit”? like tracking down people who’ve posted as bf420 and confronting them in real life with threats if they don’t stop bf420ing?

          • you're playing dumb 11:20 pm on November 24, 2014 | Reply

            no. the point is to reject anything by bf420 on the website because they have the ability to do so.

            • confused 1:19 am on November 25, 2014

              what do you mean by “reject”? Like mailing letters to people who’ve posted as bf420 informing them that their submissions won’t appear on the website?

            • the real confused 7:04 pm on November 25, 2014

              no I was really confused. Just say “kill” then. “a hit” is something else.

        • Hobbes 12:59 am on November 25, 2014 | Reply

          Eh.

      • Also 9:23 pm on November 23, 2014 | Reply

        It takes forever for new things to go up. No reason on coming here as often if there’s never anything new.

        • Hobbes 1:01 am on November 25, 2014 | Reply

          Without actually checking the queue, I’m going to assert, fairly confidently, that this is almost entirely because there aren’t a lot of submitted posts. It’s a site of user-generated content; it’s fueled by the users, and mods can only do so much.

    • buttfucker 420 9:39 pm on November 21, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo nono its bc da pplz on Tiger Admirers smoke more weed and fuck more butts than on PFML thats why its more popular broooo

    • you mean 12:11 am on November 22, 2014 | Reply

      yik yak right?

    • spoiler 12:31 am on November 22, 2014 | Reply

      it was dead the whole time

    • Yik Yak 12:38 am on November 22, 2014 | Reply

      I did

  • I must be the only fucking COS major who can’t find a job. FML

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    2:23 am on November 21, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • the Smiths 1:40 pm on November 21, 2014 | Reply

      I was looking for a job and then I found a job, and heaven knows I’m miserable now…

    • Buttfucker Jones 12:40 am on November 22, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo at least your PENIS can find a job… fucking butts for money.

      • 420 8:21 pm on November 23, 2014 | Reply

        to buy weed

    • actually 1:04 am on November 22, 2014 | Reply

      you might be the only fucking COS major. The rest are out getting jobs.

    • chimp 1:13 am on November 22, 2014 | Reply

      It took me until late spring, and I got an awesome job! don’t worry :)

    • Put differently... 2:15 am on November 22, 2014 | Reply

      …the only fucking COS major. Good for you! Have a cookie with that dick/pussy.

    • another COS major 3:45 am on November 23, 2014 | Reply

      At least you’re fucking

    • Pi Phi 6:46 pm on November 23, 2014 | Reply

      OHHHHH MYYYYY GODDDDDD NADDDD ITT SEMESSS IM HTEEEE ONLLYY SOCCC MAJOR WHO HAS A JOBBB AT GODLMANN SSACHSSSSS LYFE IS GOOODD WHEN YOU AHVE A RICH AND POWREFULL ADADDDY MUAH YOUR NOT A DOL

      • DP '87 9:25 pm on November 23, 2014 | Reply

        No, really. I need a new biographer. You seem perfectly qualified.

  • seriously is the average IQ here 130? is 115 too low an IQ to be BSE? FML

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    3:17 am on November 20, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • 4 real?! 3:31 am on November 20, 2014 | Reply

      are you

    • Only!? 9:41 am on November 20, 2014 | Reply

      Getting into HYP is statistically rarer than a 150+… I’m surprised we aren’t at least in the 140s. Probably due to all the athletes/minorities.

      • 2014 3:25 am on November 21, 2014 | Reply

        And wealthy WASP Kids coming from families who can afford expensive tutors and study aids, as well as a variety of extracurricular activities, internships obtained via family ties, and summer camps, for their children to make up for lack of intelligence.

    • is 130 really that 2:04 pm on November 20, 2014 | Reply

      high? also, how do you know this?

    • '15 4:08 pm on November 20, 2014 | Reply

      I know MAE advertises you normally need an IQ of 125 to do well, and CEE advertises an required IQ 120. Not sure about the other departments, but its probably similar. So yeah, you’re likely a littile below what is required (depending on the department).

      • OP 2:19 am on November 21, 2014 | Reply

        really?…. they SAY that?…
        I’m as far from legacy, athlete or minority as you can get.

        Also this is for real IQ (school-administered etc) not the online ones.

        • '15 6:13 am on November 21, 2014 | Reply

          Just look at the department websites. They do prefer the real-IQ tests, but recommend you average across several more legit online ones if you don’t have a real IQ score.

          I see that CBE also added a recommended score to their department website; they ask for 130, or higher. So they’re the strictest I’ve seen so far.

          • '17 8:43 am on November 23, 2014 | Reply

            Wut?

      • MAE '13 10:00 pm on November 24, 2014 | Reply

        My IQ is 115 and I was MAE. I only had a 3.1 GPA though.

    • buttfucker 420 7:54 pm on November 20, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo fucking butts and 420weeding makes you smarter bro my IQ is 146.

    • 2014 8:54 pm on November 20, 2014 | Reply

      I read somewhere once that the average IQ of students in top 20 colleges in 1990 was 140. Given IQ is standardized by age groups, I’d assume Princeton’s average is probably at least 145. I measured my IQ once and for 143 and was told it’s probably higher then recorded (i was sleep deprived and double guessing myself, both of which influence this fairly variable score), and I felt pretty middle of the pack as a student. That might give you a gauge. that being said, IQ is again highly variable And Not Comprehensive, beaten by hard work and passion. Case in point: a friend of mine also took a test, got 124 (pretty low for a fellow Princetonian),and was nonetheless able to graduate from a science field with High honors, a good job, and good graduate school offers he deferred. I on the other hand graduated fourth quintile in a non-STEM field. Intelligence is only what you make of it.

      • oh boo hoo 4:39 pm on November 22, 2014 | Reply

        “im so smart but im lazy so people don’t realize how smart i am”

        • 2014 1:30 am on November 25, 2014 | Reply

          Although I have thought that, the point of the post was not that. If I really thought I was “so” smart, I would not be saying I’m feeling middle of the pack in terms of intelligence at Princeton.

    • gs 2:40 pm on November 25, 2014 | Reply

  • Why am I getting sick every other week? FMLFMLFML

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    1:40 am on November 19, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Buttfucker Jones 7:38 am on November 19, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo at least your PENIS isn’t getting sick every other week.

    • Pi Phi 12:08 pm on November 19, 2014 | Reply

      OHHHH MYYYY GODDDDD GGETTING DICKKK IS TEHE WORSSSTTTTT ITITTISS SOOO GROSSSSS EPSECIALLYLYYYY HCLAMYDDDDIA I HAETT WEHN III GET TAHT MUAH YOUR A DOL

    • '15 4:11 pm on November 22, 2014 | Reply

      You should go to the street more often. Exchanging saliva improves your immune system.

  • Single and depressed. FML

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    9:43 am on November 16, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Buttfucker Jones 11:37 pm on November 16, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo at least your PENIS isn’t single and depressed… Oh wait, it probably is. Sorry.

    • No 3:33 am on November 17, 2014 | Reply

      The tournament advanced. Terry did nothing.

      • Umm 4:33 pm on November 19, 2014 | Reply

        So I usually like new characters emerging on pfml. but this one has a name of a present student attached to it. Mods, isn’t this against pfml rules?

        • Porthos 1:06 am on November 20, 2014 | Reply

          I’ll confer with the other mods about it. You’re right in that we usually don’t allow real names to be used.

        • jesus 7:01 pm on November 20, 2014 | Reply

          calm your tits, everyone knows about it anyway.

    • Ugh 11:41 pm on November 17, 2014 | Reply

      Not sure if i am the “other ” person

    • buttfucker 420 3:28 am on November 18, 2014 | Reply

      yoyoyo cheer up ya u got fuked up da butt tho like life if u do a little 420effort tmrw will be better

    • '13 Alum 12:12 am on November 19, 2014 | Reply

      I used to feel the same way. Looking back, I really didn’t see how good I had it at Princeton.

    • Petru 10:12 am on November 19, 2014 | Reply

      Life sucks in grad school. Sad part is most career choices will not break you out of six figures.

    • epiphany 12:11 am on November 20, 2014 | Reply

      OHHHH MYYYYYY GODDDD ISNT BUTTFUCKER 420 LIKC A GUY VREISON OF PI PHIIIII YOYO UJST REPLACEE DA PARTYINNNNNGG WIHT SOMKING 420WEED ADNNN DAAA CEXIIII TYMEEE WITHHH FUCKING BUTTTSSS OMG BROOOOO WORLDDDPEAEC 5EVA BROOO MUAH YOUR A DOL

  • I want to fuck buttfucker 420 up his/her/its butt.

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    9:43 am on November 16, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • OP 1:33 pm on November 16, 2014 | Reply

      MLIA

      • OP 1:31 am on November 17, 2014 | Reply

        MLIMIA

    • i read "tits butt" 8:42 pm on November 17, 2014 | Reply

      and experienced the perfect mix of confusion and horniness

      • You know who I want to fuck up da butt? 10:11 pm on November 19, 2014 | Reply

        Jennifer Connelly.

  • LOL at the “Join Princeton United Left” guy. Those clowns don’t do anything either. FOLs.

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    9:41 am on November 16, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • '16 1:05 am on November 17, 2014 | Reply

      PCP’s where the action’s at these days (and dominates the attentions of a good majority of PUL’s membership).

      • '16 4:37 am on November 18, 2014 | Reply

        What is even the point, though? It’s not like a college organization is going to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

        • '16 4:24 pm on November 18, 2014 | Reply

          Not one organization in one college, but a wider movement across all colleges and which spreads to wider society could lead to our democratic leadership eventually taking action on the national level — the movement at Princeton has already gotten a lot of outside attention.

          • Oh 5:25 pm on November 19, 2014 | Reply

            What do PUL, Princeton Democrats, and Whig-Clio do, respectively? Not the same guy from the other post; just curious.

            I don’t know. I feel like most extracurriculars on this campus are pointless.

      • Person McPerson 5:30 pm on November 18, 2014 | Reply

        You have to be high on PCP to agree with PCP

    • Logical fallacy alert 3:38 pm on November 17, 2014 | Reply

      This is an ad hominem attack. Whatever your opinion of PUL, let’s call them x, you’re suggesting that someone interested in the cause of x needn’t join because the people in it don’t do anything? The point of joining isn’t simply to join a machinery that already works but to hopefully contribute to making it better.

      I don’t know anything about PUL, but this type of misleading attack is the reason why we don’t have a functional government right now.

    • Θ 8:16 pm on November 17, 2014 | Reply

      • TI Theta 12:09 pm on November 19, 2014 | Reply

        I’m confused by you’re math.

  • Princeton just advanced in the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions. OLAG

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    7:28 pm on November 13, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • No 10:51 pm on November 13, 2014 | Reply

      Terry advanced. Princeton did nothing.

      • No 3:58 pm on November 14, 2014 | Reply

        Princeton advanced. Terry did nothing.

        • Princeton 6:05 pm on November 14, 2014 | Reply

          No advanced. Nothing did Terry.

        • No 8:01 pm on November 14, 2014 | Reply

          The tournament retreated. Terry did nothing.

          • No 11:19 pm on November 14, 2014 | Reply

            Terry retreated. The tournament did nothing.

            • The tournament 9:41 pm on November 15, 2014

              No Terry. Retreated did nothing

          • buttfucker 420 11:51 pm on November 14, 2014 | Reply

            yoyo Terry smoked weed and then fucked da tournament up da butt, leading to his advancement. compromise made, yoyo.

            • '16 2:34 am on November 15, 2014

              *her

            • '16 7:38 pm on November 15, 2014

              *gender neutral

  • Is buttfucker 420 supposed to be a ghetto black kid or a white stoner bro? I’ve always envisioned the former. MLICurious

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    7:10 am on November 12, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttfucker 420 8:22 am on November 12, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo for you’re information I’m neither and muah your an asshole

    • anon 8:30 am on November 12, 2014 | Reply

      I definitely thought the latter

    • buttfucker 420 11:25 am on November 12, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo this is a pretty weedchill question but i think the best answer is to fuk some butts and smoke some 420weed yoyoooooooooooooo

    • How about 11:48 am on November 12, 2014 | Reply

      A white stoner bro who tries to act ghetto? You know, like all your middle school classmates back then except stoned.

    • Creator of buttfucker 420 7:43 pm on November 12, 2014 | Reply

      buttfucker 420 is supposed to be the stereotypical black idiot who only got in because of affirmative action and spends all his time here doing drugs and causing problems.

      • fuck you 11:39 pm on November 12, 2014 | Reply

        fuck you

        • What 2:39 pm on November 13, 2014 | Reply

          Can’t handle the fact that if not for affirmative action, you’d probably be at WashU or Tufts or even your flagship state school? Don’t play the race card. It’s true.

          • White Dude 11:26 pm on November 13, 2014 | Reply

            Fuck you

            • Other White Dude 7:41 pm on November 14, 2014

              Its true though.

      • buttfucker 420 12:46 am on November 13, 2014 | Reply

        yoyo i made this shit

        buttfucker 420 just smokes weed and fuks buts

        yo

      • buttfucker 420 12:25 pm on November 13, 2014 | Reply

        yoyoyoyo buttfucker 420 has no creator bc buttfucker 420 created himself and is a metaphor 4 the universe yoyo sometimes its weedchill with u and sometimes it fuks u up da butt tho its all ok in the end 420peace

        • crying 2:44 am on November 16, 2014 | Reply

          pure poetry

        • Old NassHole 1:18 pm on November 16, 2014 | Reply

          +1

      • I Approve 6:29 pm on November 13, 2014 | Reply

        Though all those black idiots don’t get in through affirmative action alone; a whole bunch of them retards are recruited as athletes.

    • '16 3:02 am on November 13, 2014 | Reply

      I envisioned him as someone who really likes weed and anal sex. No need to racially stereotype there

  • I saw it was 11:11, but couldn’t for the life of me come up with something to wish for. FMAlumL

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    4:55 pm on November 11, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Here's something 6:39 pm on November 11, 2014 | Reply

      That you’d gone to Harvard instead. FOInferiorityComplexLs.

      • troll in the dungeons 9:07 pm on November 11, 2014 | Reply

        please don’t feed this ugly beast.

      • ahahahahhahahahahha 9:16 pm on November 11, 2014 | Reply

        Do people here actually wish they’d gone to Harvard? If so, they’re foolish. Everything bad about this place is multiplied there, everything good is the same or worse.

        • have you 8:14 am on November 12, 2014 | Reply

          experienced what Harvard is like?

        • ... 8:50 pm on November 12, 2014 | Reply

          Uh… An actual city? More prestige? Better faculty? Grade inflation? Fewer social climbing douchebags and no eating clubs? Try again.

          • .... 5:58 pm on November 13, 2014 | Reply

            1. Yes. 2. Arguably yes for the general public, certainly not in academia. 3. Depends on the area, certainly not true in math/science. 4. Yes. 5. Definitely more douchebags, and there are (perhaps worse) analogues of eating clubs.

    • Anonymous 10:09 pm on November 11, 2014 | Reply

      Cos

  • I can’t believe the only indoors interests deemed “interesting/acceptable” are basically board games, graphic design and chick flick tv shows. FML

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    4:54 pm on November 11, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • what the fuck 5:39 pm on November 11, 2014 | Reply

      are you talking about?

    • uhh.. 8:25 pm on November 12, 2014 | Reply

      Who are you even friends with…?

  • I feel like I never truly have any free time because there is always more work to do. Every time I do something fun, there is guilt. Have not been to NYC this semester. FML

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    4:54 pm on November 11, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
  • Why are the people in Tower, Whig-Clio, and PDP all so incredibly toolish? I used to want to go into politics, but not if it’s filled with people like this. FOLs

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    4:25 pm on November 11, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Sorry 9:19 pm on November 11, 2014 | Reply

      To have to tell you, but if you want to go into politics, then the douche is you

      • gs 10:16 pm on November 11, 2014 | Reply

        so true

      • Please 7:30 am on November 12, 2014 | Reply

        Explain why.

        • you haven't 9:55 pm on November 14, 2014 | Reply

          noticed? politicians are insufferable narcissists in the best-case scenario and sociopaths in the worst-case scenario.

          • Even liberals? 6:27 pm on November 15, 2014 | Reply

            What about liberals? Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, etc. all seem fine. It’s only the Republicans who are narcissists.

            • buttfucker 420 10:05 am on November 16, 2014

              Are you fucking kidding me?

  • I can’t believe people want our class jackets to be political. FOLs

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    9:17 pm on November 10, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • jadedsenior 5:47 am on November 11, 2014 | Reply

      Everything is political, the personal is political, if college has taught me anything. Go to your classes bro instead of sitting on pfml all day.

    • anon 8:12 am on November 11, 2014 | Reply

      Everything is political bro

    • Buttfucker Jones 12:18 pm on November 11, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo at least your PENIS isn’t political.

      • OP 4:45 pm on November 11, 2014 | Reply

        For your information, my balls were a nasty shade of blue, so I slept with L’Sleutteax and rather than helping the problem it made my penis a nasty shade of red. So now my crotch is highly polarized and it hurts like hell. You’re an asshole.

        • L'Breauxette 9:43 pm on November 15, 2014 | Reply

          J’ai juste realisé ceci, mais vous ressemblez beaucoup à mon prochain petit ami.

    • Bro 1:49 pm on November 11, 2014 | Reply

      Every single thing is political man

    • Common 1:50 pm on November 11, 2014 | Reply

      Pretty much everything is political

    • which 12:15 am on November 12, 2014 | Reply

      which jacket is political

      • The Diversity One 10:50 pm on November 12, 2014 | Reply

        Brah

  • TOO MANY COOKS. MLITMC

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    8:52 pm on November 10, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • L'Breaux 9:16 pm on November 10, 2014 | Reply

      Puis-je t’appeler biscotte? Parce que je te trouve craquante.

      • L'Sleutteax 11:14 pm on November 10, 2014 | Reply

        Je le jure, je vais vous trouver, et je vais vas te faire encule à sec.

    • buttfucker Tony 1:00 am on November 11, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo at least you get to smoke weed and fuck all of them up da butt while POUNDING THAT BOYPUSSY

  • Is it just me, or is the Daily Princetonian pretty much 90% social climbing? Wanted to get actual journalism experience, not this shallow BS. FML

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    10:52 pm on November 8, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • '14 3:21 am on November 9, 2014 | Reply

      Felt the same way when I was there. The more social climbing you did, the more likely you were to be promoted. Didn’t matter if you were better/had been around longer.

      Just like the real world, I suppose…

      • OP 10:18 am on November 9, 2014 | Reply

        Omfg, I really thought I was delusional and that it was just me. Did you notice how there is like… no point in writing for it whatsoever? And how the journalism in it is quite shoddy?

    • literally everything 7:30 am on November 9, 2014 | Reply

      in this school has some element of social climbing.

      • ... 10:21 am on November 9, 2014 | Reply

        Terrace. Whig-Clio. Princeton Debate Panel.

        • why 9:12 pm on November 9, 2014 | Reply

          is terrace in the same sentence as the other two????

          • Technically, 4:28 pm on November 10, 2014 | Reply

            Three different sentences.

          • What 3:43 pm on November 11, 2014 | Reply

            You think there is social climbing in Whig-Clio and PDP?

        • Well 8:34 pm on November 12, 2014 | Reply

          I have no experience with Terrace, but what I think is most interesting about the apparent social climbing about Whig-Clio and PDP is that it is very “open” and accessible social climbing. What I mean by that is that anyone can climb socially in these groups, you don’t actually have to be a cool or outgoing or likable person to be socially successful there, whereas in other areas that I’m more familiar at this school, if you’re not cool to begin with, then all other issues are moot. It’s almost like winning the back-draw of an athletic competition – sure, you won, but you also had to lose in the first round to get there.

          • Wait 2:51 pm on November 13, 2014 | Reply

            You mean there is social climbing even among the unpopular people in Whig-Clio/PDP? Wtf? I’m not being sarcastic, I just don’t get it. Why the hell would unpopular people also be social climbers?

    • their writing is even worse 12:25 pm on November 9, 2014 | Reply

      i think someone summed it up perfectly in one of the articles “pretentious douchebags jacking off into a napkin”

      • You're confused 11:15 pm on November 10, 2014 | Reply

        That’s the Nass.

  • Princeton chicks always say that they’re “open” to relationships, and just want guys to make the first move. But that’s bullshit. Who wants to approach a group of girls that, on a whole, are just a bunch of social climbers? You know as well as I that you’ll reject any guy who doesn’t meet your “social standing”, or who isn’t in the right “friend group” (a fucking infuriating term). Stop pretending like you want a sincere, loving relationship. FML

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    10:10 pm on November 7, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Do serious relationships 11:47 pm on November 7, 2014 | Reply

      Even exist at this school? No anecdotal evidence please.

      • ... 12:07 pm on November 8, 2014 | Reply

        You’re joking, right? If you’re asking whether something exists at all, anecdotal evidence is entirely valid.

        • formaldehyde 8:44 am on November 11, 2014 | Reply

          Exactly. And if you want more rigor, why don’t you write your JP/thesis on this? Collect data, run some fancy regression analysis, yada yada.

    • some advice 12:18 am on November 8, 2014 | Reply

      Pelicans are a genus of large water birds comprising the family Pelecanidae. They are characterised by a long beak and large throat pouch used for catching prey and draining water from the scooped up contents before swallowing. They have predominantly pale plumage, the exceptions being the brown and Peruvian pelicans. The bills, pouches and bare facial skin of all species become brightly coloured before the breeding season. The eight living pelican species have a patchy global distribution, ranging latitudinally from the tropics to the temperate zone, though they are absent from interior South America as well as from polar regions and the open ocean.

      Long thought to be related to frigatebirds, cormorants, tropicbirds, gannets and boobies, pelicans are now known instead to be most closely related to the shoebill and hamerkop, and are placed in the order Pelecaniformes. Ibises, spoonbills and herons are more distant relatives, and have been classified in the same order. Fossil evidence of pelicans dates back at least 30 million years, to the remains of a beak very similar to that of modern species recovered from Oligocene strata in France. They are thought to have evolved in the Old World and spread into the Americas; this is reflected in the relationships within the genus as the eight species divide into Old World and New World lineages.

      Pelicans frequent inland and coastal waters where they feed principally on fish, catching them at or near the water surface. They are gregarious birds, travelling in flocks, hunting cooperatively and breeding colonially. Four white-plumaged species tend to nest on the ground, and four brown or grey-plumaged species nest mainly in trees. The relationship between pelicans and people has often been contentious. The birds have been persecuted because of their perceived competition with commercial and recreational fishing. They have suffered from habitat destruction, disturbance and environmental pollution, and three species are of conservation concern. They also have a long history of cultural significance in mythology, and in Christian and heraldic iconography.

    • L'Breaux 9:47 am on November 8, 2014 | Reply

      Il fait chaud ici, ou c’est juste toi?

      • L'Sleutteax 9:34 pm on November 8, 2014 | Reply

        Vous avez piqué ma curiosité. Ne aller sur.

    • Alfalfa male 12:13 pm on November 8, 2014 | Reply

      DAE else feel like all chicks are social climbing bitches? They don’t want to date me even though I’m such a nice guy. Girls just can’t love sincerely, the way a man does.

      (Ewww, feel dirty from writing that. But seriously, how does such a blatantly misogynistic OP get so many upvotes?)

      • cos 1:39 pm on November 8, 2014 | Reply

        Because there are a lot of blatantly misogynistic people.

      • The Bro 2:26 pm on November 8, 2014 | Reply

        Get out of here, you dirty feminist

      • '15 2:08 pm on November 9, 2014 | Reply

        To be fair, he never said anything about his personal qualities.

        Also, once you remove the bitterness from OPs post, it’s not like he’s 100% wrong – people do care a lot about social status. I’ve definitely heard some of my friends say they wouldn’t date a guy if he didn’t go to Princeton or a similar school. It’s not unreasonable to think that the same thing applies in Princeton too.

        Status matters, just like looks.

    • hahaha 3:01 pm on November 8, 2014 | Reply

      probably because all the women you meet who aren’t interested in social games would have no interest in you, you sexist fuck

    • Rules 8:12 pm on November 8, 2014 | Reply

      1.Be Attractive
      2.Don’t be Unattractive

    • buttfuckeur 420 9:45 pm on November 8, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo I don’t know French so can someone who does come up with a smart line below in exchange for 420weed and buttfucking thanks broooooo

    • holy fuck 11:13 pm on November 8, 2014 | Reply

      the up/down ratio on this one is insane

      • in a sincere, loving relationship 9:34 am on November 9, 2014 | Reply

        Seems to say more about PFML readership than Princeton at large.

        • your bf 11:42 am on November 10, 2014 | Reply

          yeah…about that…

    • Princeton guy 2:12 pm on November 9, 2014 | Reply

      Status matters for guys in our attractiveness like looks matters for girls’ attractiveness.

      It doesn’t mean that people are lying, they just care about other things too (but people aren’t open about the importance of status because it isn’t politically correct).

      So Princeton women aren’t lying – they do want a sincere loving relationship – they just want it with a socially attractive guy, i.e. one of high status. It’s like how guys wants a sincere relationship, but with hot chicks.

  • I really hope that there’s a very special place in hell for library staffers who choose to have long, loud conversations in the (public parts of the) library. I DON’T KNOW WHO YOU ARE BUT FYL FYL FYL.

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    12:00 pm on November 7, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • L'Sleutteax 3:40 pm on November 7, 2014 | Reply

      There was that time I was in the library and heard some rather rhythmic thumping nearby. So I just followed the old adage from back home: quand vous entendez travail de lit plaisir, offrir de l’aide. They took me up on it!

      • Dexter 9:50 pm on November 7, 2014 | Reply

        Omlette du Fromage

        • Fun Fact 9:56 pm on November 7, 2014 | Reply

          It should actually be ‘omlette au fromage’

        • You sick fuck 10:30 pm on November 7, 2014 | Reply

          So I totally looked up “cheese omelette” in Urban Dictionary. I can’t unread that. Fuck you.

      • L'Breaux 8:29 am on November 8, 2014 | Reply

        Ton père il vend pas des fusils? Parce que t’es trop canon.

  • The bunflubber 360 character really needs to go. It is an offensive, unoriginal character which relies on anti-semitic stereotypes for much of its humor. FOLs

    +0/-14   

    1:54 am on November 6, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • 063 rebbulfnub 2:21 am on November 6, 2014 | Reply

      Hey s, My is , and i every single of you. of you are , , no-jons, who spend every of their looking at stupid ass s. You are everything in this world. , have of you got any ? I mean, I jhon it’s fun making fun of because of your own , but all you take to a whole new . This is even worse than jerking to pictures on . Dont be a . Just me with your shot. I’m pretty much . I was of the football team, and on my basketball team. What s do you play, other than ” off to drawn people”? I also get straight s, and have a banging hot (She just me; Shit was SO ). You are all who should just yourselves. Thanks for . Related: It’s me and my

      • 024 rekcufttub 6:11 pm on November 6, 2014 | Reply

        r u high brah

        • 024 rekcufttub 11:33 pm on November 6, 2014 | Reply

          oyoy

    • out of curiosity 3:33 pm on November 6, 2014 | Reply

      i haven’t been following all his posts, but which ones were anti-semitic?

      • OP 11:00 pm on November 6, 2014 | Reply

        He makes fun of Jews by acting as a Jewish rabbi and giving lame motivational advice and even types out “G-d” like some Jews do. It is an incredibly disrespectful and offensive character.

        • '16 3:44 pm on November 7, 2014 | Reply

          I do not know what “acting as a Jewish rabbi” means since I’m not Jewish, but I am familiar with the religious leaders in my own faith tradition so I can relate, I know several people who act like that. This character sounds ignorant anyways, so he/she/it’s probably too stupid to act with intention.

    • Fun Fact 6:05 pm on November 6, 2014 | Reply

      As the Earth moves away from the Sun, less light reaches it. This is why it is darker in the winter.

    • '16 10:23 pm on November 6, 2014 | Reply

      In all seriousness- what stereotypes? Other than not typing out God, which is something people of other faiths do– I was curious what the other stereotypes were. I hadn’t been aware of this “character” before, and the recurrence of wellies seems to be the most prominent thing (is that a stereotype??)

    • you, 12:35 am on November 7, 2014 | Reply

      basher of characters with alphanumerics in their names, need to go.
      Your pick of targets as well as “criticism” is formulaic, cliche and senselessly irrelevant. Even the Harvard judge will give you 0/10.

    • Julia, Child 11:40 am on November 7, 2014 | Reply

      Maybe this post…is some kind of take on the way people are bashing on the buttfucker 420 character. That’s what I choose to believe.

    • Um, 8:32 pm on November 7, 2014 | Reply

      what the fuck are you talking about?

  • Princeton Perspective: most people are Rhodes Scholars right? FOLs

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    1:54 am on November 6, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • I know 8:38 am on November 6, 2014 | Reply

      They’re well-intentioned, but I’m not sure we should be encouraging too much navel-gazing on campus. We’ve all got way too much shit to do.

    • bunflubber 360 1:12 pm on November 6, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo just exhume your wellies and work your hardest to excel in both your academics and your extracurricular activities, and you will go on to live a fulfilling life, regardless of whether you are a Rhodes scholar or not. And revel, yoyo, that G-d has placed you in a position to be successful and earn bountiful, bootyful riches. ‘N flub some buns, yo.

    • formerly the shit 12:28 am on November 7, 2014 | Reply

      to be a Rhodes Scholar is my fondest, deepest academic aspiration.

  • Aced all my midterms MLIG

    +1/-2   

    1:51 am on November 6, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • You must 3:35 am on November 6, 2014 | Reply

      be a republican.

      • well done sir 4:27 pm on November 6, 2014 | Reply

        + a milion

      • yeah 9:59 pm on November 6, 2014 | Reply

        that explain’s OP’s expectation that anyone cares.

        • TC '92 11:42 am on November 7, 2014 | Reply

          Do you mean we’re not supposed to care about this administration’s failures? When Ebola is ravaging our people, ISIS is pouring across our borders, and we still don’t know the truth about Benghazi? Do you not care if your parents’ retirement evaporates as record-high taxes keep our economy in free-fall? If you don’t care about America, then I hope you didn’t care enough to vote, because that would be the real voter fraud!

    • buttfucker 420 11:52 pm on November 8, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo have u smoked weed and fucked butts yet? that’s the real question.

  • Why is Princeton so fucking inefficient. FML

    +2/-1   

    1:50 am on November 6, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Anonymous 3:28 am on November 6, 2014 | Reply

      wait till you get to real life

      • Anonymous 2:56 pm on November 6, 2014 | Reply

        so effing true.

  • I just want to smoke weed and fuck butts and do nothing else. FMBF420L

    +5/-7   

    7:47 pm on November 4, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • '17 10:10 pm on November 5, 2014 | Reply

      Well shitstains in my underpants!

    • 15 9:37 pm on November 6, 2014 | Reply

      I’ve literally, LITERALLY, never agreed more with a PFML. LITERALLY.

    • 14 11:25 am on November 9, 2014 | Reply

      This. This is my life goal.

  • I think it’s really ironic that Business Insider came out with that “16 Most Impressive Princeton Students” article at the same time that the Princeton Perspective project is launching… AOLG? Or FOLs?

    +9/-1   

    7:37 pm on November 4, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttfucker 420 2:07 am on November 5, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo was i listed?

      • Pi Phi 12:30 am on November 7, 2014 | Reply

        OHHHHHH MYYYYYYYY GODDDDDDD EHLLL TOOO HTE NOOOOOO VEERYYONE KNNOWS WEEED IS FOR LOSSERS AND UR BAD AT UFCKING UP DA UBTTT MUAH YOUR NOT A DOL

    • bunflubber 360 2:09 am on November 5, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo just exhume your wellies and use them as motivation to improve yourself and make major strides in both your work and personal life. and revel, yoyo, in the bountiful, bootyful opportunities G-d has blessed you with. ‘n flub some buns, yo.

    • Seriously though 1:08 am on November 6, 2014 | Reply

      Did these students just apply to be featured on this article???? I can name so many other people on this campus, both alum and current students, who are so much more humble yet have done many more extraordinary things.

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