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  • How quickly the summer scrim of optimism and goodwill is worn through. MLIFatigue

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    5:49 pm on September 16, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttfucker 420 12:34 am on September 17, 2014 | Reply

      That’s too bad. I hope your partner is okay. Stay safe.

    • buttfucker 420 1:00 am on September 17, 2014 | Reply

      Yeah tell me about it. But we were all kind of missing this weren’t we?

    • L'Sleutteax 11:51 am on September 17, 2014 | Reply

      Just find someone to make love to! I find it invigorating. He might end up fatigued in another way though ;)

    • b0ttf0ck3r 0x1a4 1:20 pm on September 17, 2014 | Reply

      y0y0 j0st f0ck b0tts 4nd sm0k3 w33d

  • I want buttfucker 420 to fuck me up the butt. MLIPFML

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    11:59 pm on September 15, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Fun Fact 10:04 am on September 16, 2014 | Reply

      A calorie is the amount of time it takes to heat one liter of water one degree Celsius.

      • '14 9:17 pm on September 16, 2014 | Reply

        Really? Is this supposed to be incorrect?

        • Duh 11:49 am on September 17, 2014 | Reply

          My second-grade class taught me that facts are correct, while opinion is subjective. My eighth-grade geometry class taught me basic logic – with the premise that this is a fact, then it must be correct.

      • MAE '16 10:25 pm on September 16, 2014 | Reply

        It’s the amount of energy needed to raise one kg of water by one degree celsius. Incorrect facts are not fun.

        • anna 9:07 am on September 17, 2014 | Reply

          for you’re information, a calorie is the amount of time needed to raise my PENIS one degree celsius and 180 degrees vertically. Muah your an asshole.

        • Anonymous 9:20 am on September 17, 2014 | Reply

          Thought it was 1gram – thinking of dietary or kilocalorie? Also, extrapolating 1liter to 1kg for pure water is adequate for most calculations.

    • buttfucker 420 4:18 pm on September 16, 2014 | Reply

      That’s too bad. I hope your partner is okay. Stay safe.

  • Was going to get laid, but then my partner got McCoshed. FML

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    9:59 pm on September 15, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttfucker 420 11:04 pm on September 15, 2014 | Reply

      That’s too bad. I hope your partner is okay. Stay safe.

    • Oh and 4:10 pm on September 16, 2014 | Reply

      Is the only reason you were going to get laid because your partner was that trashed? FYSL

    • hm 8:54 pm on September 16, 2014 | Reply

      for future reference, if the person you’re thinking of hooking up with has a pretty reasonable chance of being taken to mccosh, you should probably not hook up with them. way too drunk.

      • Cuntlicker Jones police 11:02 pm on September 16, 2014 | Reply

        For your information, use a preexisting PFML character if/when you can work it into your reply or gtfo. You’re an asshole.

    • buttfucker 420 8:10 am on September 17, 2014 | Reply

      Yeah tell me about it. But we were all kind of missing this weren’t we?

  • I worry that my roommates might overhear me masturbating. FML, but then again MLIA

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    10:23 am on September 15, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttfucker 420 11:24 am on September 15, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo just smoke weed with them and fuck dem up da butts they’ll be super chill yoyo

      • zero 6:44 pm on September 15, 2014 | Reply

        moderation on this website. zero.

        • buttfucker Phones 10:54 pm on September 15, 2014 | Reply

          yoyo omg just fuck off you stupid jealous loser your not cool enough to smoke weed and fuck butts with us muah your an asshole

        • lol 8:39 am on September 16, 2014 | Reply

          i hate the new mods. 10/10 some sophs from colonial who can do some coding.

    • just 8:10 pm on September 15, 2014 | Reply

      fucking do it no one gives a shit

    • -_- 11:29 pm on September 15, 2014 | Reply

      Are you me?

  • I hate the eating club dynamic. I hate how I have to be friends and simultaneously interact with a big group of people at all times when I’d much rather have one on one meals and conversation. I barely have any real friends there, only ”proximity” friends. It’s all so fake and reminds of high school. FMTerraceL

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    6:01 pm on September 14, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttswagger 666 7:08 pm on September 14, 2014 | Reply

      yeye maybe if you yolo in the buttswag you’d rid the devil from their anuses

      • Tell me 10:32 pm on September 14, 2014 | Reply

        Is your mother proud of you?

    • Co-op '15 8:05 pm on September 14, 2014 | Reply

      You should join a co-op!

      • buttfucker 420 7:53 pm on September 15, 2014 | Reply

        yoyo mathey coop is the most weedchill all they do is fuk buts and smoke ganjayoloswag420weed

    • Terran '15 8:49 pm on September 14, 2014 | Reply

      From talking to friends in other clubs, it seems as bad or worse in Terrace compared to most clubs. Everyone is in a clique of 5-10 people, and I feel like I hardly know anyone in the club.

      • '17 9:08 pm on September 14, 2014 | Reply

        Wait, are you serious? I thought Terrace was the choice of people who didn’t like the traditional eating club experience and wanted a more chill environment. Can you explain more?

        • future '14 12:34 pm on September 15, 2014 | Reply

          A trend I’ve noticed over the past few years is that a number of people make that choice with a group of close friends – not wanting to get split up by bicker, they settle on Terrace as a welcoming place they can all join.

          the issue rises when they’re only strongly interested in hanging out with those friends, and not as motivated to meet other people in the club. especially if they don’t come to a lot of member events, which occasionally are a little too out there for some people who joined to be with friends rather than for the particular culture, their time in the club is basically limited to meals, at which their group grabs their own table. it results in a few insular communities within the club, and that can be a little off-putting to someone who joined without a group. this seemed a bit more common in ’15 than ’14, and even more so with ’16.

          it’s still possible to show up and make friends, but it’s a little more difficult than it should be.

          • '17 2:57 pm on September 15, 2014 | Reply

            What is Terrace “culture” like? Does it necessarily involve drug use?

            Also, are Colonial and Tower good alternatives for someone who dislikes the traditional, frat-under-a-different-name experience?

            • srs? 7:24 pm on September 15, 2014

              eating clubs = frats-under-a-different-name.

            • future '14 7:30 pm on September 15, 2014

              1) not necessarily. it’s just pretty weird and out there sometimes. I’d say part of it is being a little comfortable with drug use even if you aren’t going to do it yourself, because it happens. some people who joined with their friends are weirded out by that, even though they probably knew to expect it. others don’t smoke or anything, but are cool about it being around – much better approach.

              to some degree it’s about events like Butts Butts Butts or Drag Ball, various members nights, and having serious musicians come play. for some people, those things are really cool and something they’ll get really excited about. they’re into getting pretty weird and pushing boundaries a bit. others aren’t, and might not make much of an effort to get involved.

              2) I can’t really say, as I only experienced being in one club. I’d say that each club is a pretty individualized experience – they each have their own culture. TI is not the same as Ivy is not the same as Cottage. Colonial and Tower also have their own identities. I’ve had friends in both who really liked it, and also known a couple people who weren’t as thrilled. it probably depends on how the club fits you, and whether you’re willing to enmesh yourself in the club. as a sophomore, you’re in a pretty excellent position to get some info – all these clubs will be having recruitment events, and both at those and on regular nights or conversation, their members will be more than happy to talk your ear off about their club. Find people who will give you honest assessments, which means mentioning the bad as well as the good.

              as “non-future ’14″ mentioned below, one thing I think bicker clubs do pretty well is get everyone to know each other. part of that is through bicker in the first place – everyone joining is in the same place, and have to meet a bunch of the members. then, from what I’ve heard from friends, some have some really good events that get people to hang out with different members. this isn’t to say terrace doesn’t have anything like this (there’s a night of speed-friending that actually introduced me to one of my best friends). still, it just seems like some bicker clubs are particularly good at getting their members interconnected.

        • non-future '14 2:25 pm on September 15, 2014 | Reply

          I can mostly speak to my own experience, but I joined a bicker club where I knew nearly nobody instead of signing into terrace with friends. Some elements may have been less “chill”, but those were also what helped me make new friends; there were a lot of activities that tried to mix people up. Of course, there were definitely people who just sat in the corner with their same few friends and didn’t want to meet others (and I never really understood why they joined a club at all), but with the combination of activities and effort I wound up with very close, real friendships.

          I get the one-on-one thing. For me, hanging around my club a lot – drinking tea, doing homework, etc. – was how I got to know people one-on-one instead of at big meals. And it takes effort, but if you’re open with people you transition from silly mealtime smalltalk to real conversations.

        • Terran '16 9:57 pm on September 15, 2014 | Reply

          Personally, I don’t see Terrace as being “cliquey,” I see it as being… sociologically normal, you could say. When I ate in dining halls, there were always groups of people who frequently sat with each other, and sometimes I would bounce around between them. And at Terrace it’s the same. You can’t expect everyone to know everyone else when there’s a couple hundred members. Breaking off into smaller groups is natural.

          But those groups don’t seem exclusive to me. It definitely feels easy to go up to people who I’ve only seen around and make new friends. And I have seen others do the same thing. And especially if you check out members nights and other events – those are great for meeting new people.

          As to the question about Terrace culture, it just seems free to me – people are free to be who they want. There isn’t any demand for conformity that I feel in other environments. And as for drugs, probably the majority of members aren’t involved with them, I would say. But because Terrace is so free and accepting, it’s natural that people who are would end up there. At Terrace you do you. And I know this sounds like some advertisement but it’s sincerely how I feel.

      • 15 9:28 pm on September 14, 2014 | Reply

        i feel the same way and also feel like terrace wasn’t like this when we joined :( i don’t get how to make real friends out of these shallow situations

        • but actually 7:49 pm on September 15, 2014 | Reply

          terrace WAS like this when we joined. the only difference is that we felt as though things might get better, or that maybe we weren’t having the ‘real’ terrace experience. but even some alumni @ reunions in june were saying that they thought terrace was going downhill when they left 5 years ago. sure, the club has grown — but people were complaining about these same issues before that.

          really, these issues are not specific to terrace. im sure students in the same bicker club as non-future ’14 have made almost the exact same complaints.

      • The Dilettante 5:48 am on September 15, 2014 | Reply

        I, too, had a pretty mediocre experience of Terrace and ended up hardly spending any time there as a consequence of the first few weeks’ shallow cliquemongering.

        But as everyone knows, I’m one of these lunatics who’s of the idea that we should just abolish the whole idiotic eating club system and turn the mansions into rentable public spaces for students or museums or something — or, failing that, burn the whole goddamn mess of them down when no one’s looking.

        • I 8:56 am on September 15, 2014 | Reply

          Love you

        • '17 11:56 am on September 15, 2014 | Reply

          Can you tell me what your experience was like? How large is the club as a whole, and how/when are the cliques formed? How large are they?

          • yo 4:09 pm on September 15, 2014 | Reply

            this is pfml, not an advice board. come to terrace for a meal sometime and ask us yourself

          • ^ exactly. 10:37 pm on September 15, 2014 | Reply

            pfml is going to be populated by people ranting. you can basically get a negative picture of anything on here. don’t rely on this as source for accurate information, find out for yourself

        • Terrace Fox 3:24 am on September 17, 2014 | Reply

          Curious. I spent my sophomore year avoiding the cliquemongering. It certainly slowed down my social development. I suppose the thing is just to accept that a lot of your social contact will be superficial, horrific as it is to live through. Also, that if you’re real with people, they’ll be real, back, too.

    • buttfucker 420 9:10 pm on September 14, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo food = love

    • Putin 4:43 pm on September 15, 2014 | Reply

      Crimea river

    • quadrangler 6:01 pm on September 15, 2014 | Reply

      Yo! Try Quad! Seems everybody talks to everybody else and it’s hands-down the most welcoming group I’ve encountered at Princeton. And that’s coming from someone with positive experiences with the social life!

      • Anonymoose 11:08 pm on September 15, 2014 | Reply

        +33

        • inquadnito 10:03 pm on September 16, 2014 | Reply

          I’d chat that

    • Terrace Fox 3:21 am on September 17, 2014 | Reply

      If anything, that shouldn’t happen at Terrace of all places. I hate these same things. Let’s meet up and chat over dinner. Email me at coronacoreanici (splat google mail), please. You seem interesting.

  • Someone plz date me. FML

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    6:00 pm on September 14, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Oooooh 6:19 pm on September 14, 2014 | Reply

      I’ll date you so sweetly you’ll become diabetic.
      You’ll like it so much t’will be nearly pathetic.
      Muah. U A doll.

    • just 11:26 am on September 15, 2014 | Reply

      look at your ID or birth certificate and you’ll be accurately dated.

      • i'm 3:56 pm on September 15, 2014 | Reply

        amused lol

  • Rush in 4 days. FML

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    11:37 am on September 14, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • I've always wondered 11:46 am on September 14, 2014 | Reply

      Why do people rush frats/sororities? There are already eating clubs, which are essentially the same thing, albeit requiring upperclassmen status. I honestly just don’t understand the appeal of Greek life. At my undergrad, it was basically buying your friends.

      • to get 5:02 pm on September 15, 2014 | Reply

        into eating clubs

        • But 9:30 pm on September 15, 2014 | Reply

          Aren’t eating clubs essentially frats? Is social life here really that toxic?

          • naive freshman 10:25 pm on September 16, 2014 | Reply

            is naive

    • buttfucker 420 1:10 pm on September 14, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo omg if you odnt somke w33d and ufckkkkk butttsss likc me and my hot pi phi bestsisiiseiss you won’t get in muah your not a dol

    • douche 2:44 pm on September 14, 2014 | Reply

      bag

  • Thought I was over her. Now she lives down the hall and I’m back to square one. FML

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    11:36 am on September 14, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Buttfucker Jones 11:47 am on September 14, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo at least your PENIS isn’t back to square one now that you no longer get to fuck her up the BUTT.

      • Everybody else 9:39 pm on September 14, 2014 | Reply

        I’m getting so sick of this character.

    • F '17 12:28 am on September 16, 2014 | Reply

      why can’t you say something about it? clearing the air is always good. or is she/are you seeing someone else?

      • Eh 6:21 pm on September 16, 2014 | Reply

        From the way this was worded, I’d think he already said something, it didn’t go well, and he’s trying to move on. Please do tell, OP…

      • OP 11:44 pm on September 16, 2014 | Reply

        No, neither of us are seeing anyone, but she already told me she’s not interested. I’m not sure what “clearing the air” would accomplish at this point.

  • Clueless frosh re lawnparties. FMCL

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    12:58 am on September 14, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttfucker 420 2:58 am on September 14, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo vulnerable, naive freshmen are the best. just get them high and then fuck dem up their tight anuses.

      • just 6:00 pm on September 14, 2014 | Reply

        no

    • what 3:02 pm on September 14, 2014 | Reply

      does the C stand for?

      • '16 8:11 pm on September 14, 2014 | Reply

        You’re pretty Clueless.

      • anon 10:17 pm on September 15, 2014 | Reply

        Closeted

  • Got fucked up the butt at Cloister and then went to Terrace and smoked a J. MLIbuttfucker420.

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    11:24 am on September 13, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttfucker 420 11:39 am on September 13, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo omg for your information your a dol muah your also an asshole.

    • '15 12:21 pm on September 13, 2014 | Reply

      Goddaamit. I actually laughed.

    • Fun Fact 2:26 pm on September 13, 2014 | Reply

      You smoked a butt and Cloister and then fucked up a J at Terrace

    • The real buttfucker 420 9:12 pm on September 13, 2014 | Reply

      Yoyo you jest but actually this happened. At the end of spring quarter during dead week I literally went to every frat on the Ave. one of my TAs from quiz section got me stoned and then I went backed to the dorms and fucked an RA up the butt.

      • wtf 2:41 am on September 14, 2014 | Reply

        “every frat on the Ave” do you even go here?

        • Cuntlicker Hayward 10:05 am on September 15, 2014 | Reply

          For your information, yes my PENIS does go here to POUND THAT BOYPUSSY. You’re an asshole.

          • please 12:16 pm on September 15, 2014 | Reply

            Cuntlicker Hayward is lowhanging fruit. Try “The Cuntlittante” or something more creative.

            • The Dilettante 11:36 pm on September 16, 2014

              Even for a portmanteau, that’s a bloody hideous word. Honestly, you don’t exactly seem like one to be giving out lessons on wit — just saying.

      • Billabong 8:09 am on September 14, 2014 | Reply

        Frats?! on the Ave?! RAs?!

        Wow, I really think you don’t go here!

      • and 1:04 pm on September 14, 2014 | Reply

        “quiz section”??

        • Oh and 4:00 pm on September 14, 2014 | Reply

          Quarters vs semesters? Fail troll

          • Troll? 9:12 pm on September 14, 2014 | Reply

            Fail? Someone just had a nice lunch.

        • not 6:27 pm on September 16, 2014 | Reply

          to mention “dead week”

      • i c u uchicago 1:12 am on September 15, 2014 | Reply

        i c wat u did dere

  • Does anyone use bored@firestone anymore… MLIA

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    5:04 pm on September 12, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Buttfucker Jones 7:32 pm on September 12, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo at least your PENIS didn’t fall off while you were bored at firestone and trying to fuck the librarian up the butt.

    • buttfucker 420 7:42 pm on September 12, 2014 | Reply

      buttfuckin@weedstone yolswugg

  • Loud knocking from next door has been going on intermittently all day. Just started up again and startled me enough to ruin my orgasm. FMNeighbors

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    3:34 pm on September 12, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Buttfucker Jones 3:55 pm on September 12, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo At least your PENIS didn’t fall off while your neighbors fantasized about fucking you up the butt.

      • Cuntlicker 420 9:55 pm on September 12, 2014 | Reply

        come up with your own character. 0/10

    • Oh 8:44 pm on September 12, 2014 | Reply

      My

  • It’s only the first day and I’m already so over school, planning not to read for certain classes and strategizing what lectures I can skip. I usually don’t get like this until mid-way through the semester. FML

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    1:13 am on September 11, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Buttfucker Jones 9:16 am on September 11, 2014 | Reply

      At least your PENIS didn’t fall off while your professors collectively fucked you up the butt.

    • Tired 10:01 am on September 11, 2014 | Reply

      Have you spoken to someone at McCosh? Seriously, you shouldn’t be sabotaging yourself. You may want to figure out why you are doing this.

      • 15 1:07 pm on September 11, 2014 | Reply

        yeah i too wish mccosh could treat my laziness

        • buttfucker 420 2:40 pm on September 12, 2014 | Reply

          yoyo brother you speak truth about laziness for reals . The only thing that gets me off the coach is Hoagie Haven. Sometimes I hit that shit 4 times a day. smoke w33d 4eva namaste

      • hmm 1:35 pm on September 11, 2014 | Reply

        Kind of seems like you’re sounding the alarms a bit too soon. This is a super normal way of getting through a semester – healthy, really, to be finding ways to avoid unnecesssary stress.

        • and yet 6:44 pm on September 11, 2014 | Reply

          still something for which it might be totally productive to talk to someone. not every trip to CPS has to be about severe depression – working on figuring out where your head’s out and making sure you can find the motivation to get through regular work is a great measure to take.

    • dude 1:11 pm on September 11, 2014 | Reply

      You never skip lectures and do all the readings until midway through? I bet 90% of us can’t say that.

      • Wait 7:35 pm on September 11, 2014 | Reply

        How did you even get in?

    • '15 3:47 pm on September 11, 2014 | Reply

      I’m not doing work until at least 3 days post lawn parties

    • F'18 5:06 pm on September 11, 2014 | Reply

      ?

  • I fucking love being an upperclassman. MLIG

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    11:47 pm on September 10, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • '14 9:11 am on September 11, 2014 | Reply

      YES. It is SO much better

    • buttfucker 420 9:15 am on September 11, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo word bro. food = love.

      • The real buttfucker 420 2:24 pm on September 11, 2014 | Reply

        Yoyo nice try butt you forgot to say “mashed potatoes”. Smoke w33d 4eva namaste

        • buttfucker 420 6:10 pm on September 11, 2014 | Reply

          yoyo if u were da real butfucka 420 all ud endorse was smokin weed and fukin buts

      • wrong 2:26 pm on September 11, 2014 | Reply

        cap = love

        • cap '14 2:58 pm on September 12, 2014 | Reply

          no.

  • Public plea to mods to reject anything by the buttfucker 420 character. It is a grotesque character and appears on (quite literally) every post spewing horrible things that are sometimes very insensitive. FOLs.

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    10:58 am on September 9, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Wow 11:49 am on September 9, 2014 | Reply

      So plea. Much uncool. Very weed.

    • And even worse... 12:10 pm on September 9, 2014 | Reply

      …it’s just not funny

    • This is post is 12:12 pm on September 9, 2014 | Reply

      obviously said character who is tired of being ignored. To ban a troll is the highest honor, bestowed only upon the elite troll. I suggest we send him a nice recommendation letter to TC ’92 : They could collaborate on some awesome new filibuster/trolling techniques.

    • OP 1:31 pm on September 9, 2014 | Reply

      For your information, Cuntlicker Jones used to do this shit too. If you can turn the troll into a humorously creative meme, he’ll go away. But if you expect me to do it all myself (I’ve tried a bit but there’s just so much), you’re an asshole.

      • OP 1:33 pm on September 9, 2014 | Reply

        Also, it’s how I beat the old Fun Fact. You’re welcome.

      • memory lane 5:22 pm on September 9, 2014 | Reply

        and whatever happened to Tony Hayward? He was vile and hideous.

      • Regression to the Mean 1:46 am on September 10, 2014 | Reply

        Cuntlicker Jones was mine.

    • endorse 2:14 pm on September 9, 2014 | Reply

      endorse

    • buttfucker 420 4:16 pm on September 9, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo

      • 14 11:09 pm on September 9, 2014 | Reply

        Hey I like yo-yos too! I just learned how to walk the dog.Now I’m working on the Brain Twister, and hope to eventually perfect that holy grail of yo-yo tricks, the Boing-E-Boing.

    • Kimba the White Lion 7:00 pm on September 9, 2014 | Reply

      College of Destiny!

      • Simba the Black Goat 10:24 am on September 10, 2014 | Reply

        The video game?

        • Kimba the White Lion 8:08 am on September 12, 2014 | Reply

          Wow, that was a big bug. I responded to the Wilson post, not here…

    • Buttfucker Jones 10:25 pm on September 9, 2014 | Reply

      At least your PENIS didn’t fall off while getting fucked up the butt by buttfucker420.

    • downvoter 10:46 pm on September 9, 2014 | Reply

      yay looks like it’s not stopping!

    • ........ 11:52 pm on September 9, 2014 | Reply

      herp derp derp two twerps in a burp

  • Five months later and when you say “jump,” I still say “how high?” FML

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    10:57 am on September 9, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • 14 1:59 pm on September 9, 2014 | Reply

      Don’t worry. If you ran hurdles, seeing your coach in the off-season can take a little getting used to.

      • Tracklete 11:57 pm on September 9, 2014 | Reply

        You must have never hurdled. You don’t really “jump” over hurdles, you “attack” them.

    • buttfucker 420 2:50 pm on September 9, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo super high fuck butts yo

    • calling it now 3:11 pm on September 9, 2014 | Reply

      OP is in ROTC

    • Relationship commentary 9:10 pm on September 11, 2014 | Reply

      ? Details

  • I’m in Wilson. FML

    +3/-12   

    1:24 am on September 9, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Forbes 2:51 am on September 9, 2014 | Reply

      Shut up.

      • Fun Fact 10:14 am on September 9, 2014 | Reply

        Bananas are very rich in potassium, which is a metal that improves concentration.

    • '14 6:47 am on September 9, 2014 | Reply

      I fucking loved Wilson

      • more like 2:44 pm on September 9, 2014 | Reply

        you loved fucking Wilson

        • or 8:28 am on September 10, 2014 | Reply

          Wilson loved fucking you

    • New Butler 9:45 pm on September 9, 2014 | Reply

      AC, new amenities, pristine hardwood, no bunks, private baths, great location , hot people. MLIG

    • obligatory 10:41 pm on September 11, 2014 | Reply

      stfu freshman

  • Dear undergrads: I know that many of you are nice as individuals, but as a group, you’re just 5,000 people who take shifts standing between me and my morning coffee. Welcome back / goFyourselves.

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    10:06 pm on September 7, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttfucker 420 1:08 am on September 8, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo just smoke weed and fuck them up the butts problem solved yoyo

      • ugh 3:30 am on September 8, 2014 | Reply

        seriously mods, why are you encouraging this? make a poll and ask people if they like this character enough to keep it.

        • THIS 1:19 pm on September 8, 2014 | Reply

          for serious guys

          • buttfucker 420 9:16 pm on September 8, 2014 | Reply

            yoyo smoke weed fuck butts hold hands world peace 5ever broooo

        • THAT 2:40 pm on September 8, 2014 | Reply

          for mellow, laid-back guys

          • OC 10:21 pm on September 8, 2014 | Reply

            well played sir

        • Reason 6:47 pm on September 8, 2014 | Reply

          Don’t like it? Build a fucking chrome extension which filters it out. Problem solved.

          • More reason 8:49 pm on September 8, 2014 | Reply

            Why do it yourself, when someone can do it for you a not additional expense to them?

          • good point 10:24 pm on September 8, 2014 | Reply

            but instead i’m going to make it my life’s work to destroy you

            • Hold on dude 1:47 am on September 9, 2014

              I hope you don’t mean that

          • hey douchebag 2:20 pm on September 9, 2014 | Reply

            you’re a douchebag

      • buttfucker 420 7:54 am on September 8, 2014 | Reply

        yoyo just smoke weed and fuck their butts and then they won’t be in the way anymore

        • Wow 2:54 pm on September 8, 2014 | Reply

          Very prison. Much troll.

      • buttsniffer 11:56 am on September 8, 2014 | Reply

        wow. Much annoying. So bong. Very anus.

    • plot twist 3:52 am on September 8, 2014 | Reply

      op is an undergrad frustrated with the coffee lines during breakfast

      • etudiante 10:49 pm on September 9, 2014 | Reply

        love this

  • Want to take two classes but both are only offered at the same time. FML.

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    2:18 pm on September 5, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • '16 2:27 pm on September 5, 2014 | Reply

      ORF 309
      COS 318
      COS 432
      FML

      • '15 6:52 pm on September 5, 2014 | Reply

        309 does require work, but it is not as hard as many people make it out to be. though its got a new professor this year right?

      • buttfucker 420 8:30 pm on September 5, 2014 | Reply

        yoyo just take POT 420 and fuk da prof up da but

      • OP 9:51 pm on September 5, 2014 | Reply

        all at the same time?

      • COS '13 6:25 am on September 6, 2014 | Reply

        If the same people are still teaching them, definitely take 318 over 432.

        • COS '16 3:22 pm on September 7, 2014 | Reply

          Why? Isn’t Felton supposed to be godlike?

          • ORFE '14 9:24 pm on September 9, 2014 | Reply

            Disagree; he’s good, but nowhere near as good as Kai was with OS

            • COS 10:57 am on September 10, 2014

              Looks like Jaswinder Singh is teaching OS, not Kai.
              Did Kai retire? He isn’t teaching anything this semester.

            • '14 11:00 pm on September 11, 2014

              Kai was good? What on earth were you smoking?

            • '14 5:52 pm on September 16, 2014

              This. Felten >> Kai Li.

    • buttfucker 420 8:09 pm on September 5, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo just offer to fuck da professor up da butt.

      • Wow 6:54 pm on September 6, 2014 | Reply

        Very sodomy. Much meme. So drugs.

        • buttfucker 420 10:55 pm on September 6, 2014 | Reply

          yoyo

  • My family is unstable and it’s affecting my ability to focus on other things that matter. FML.

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    2:17 pm on September 5, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • '16 6:50 pm on September 5, 2014 | Reply

      As in, divorces are coming? People are ill? Or, your family members have psychological issues?

    • buttfucker 420 8:10 pm on September 5, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo just let dem fuck you up da butt and then they will be more congenial.

    • bunflubber 360 9:32 pm on September 5, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo just exhume your wellies n reven in da bootyful potential your situation has. n flub some buns, yo.

    • buttfucker 420 9:47 pm on September 5, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo just fuck your mother up da butt and then everything will be good.

      • Anon 12:09 pm on September 11, 2014 | Reply

        Dilettante, I used to think you were enlightened, but now I think you’re a wannabe who is ungrateful, spoiled, and naive. No family is perfect, but you also have to look at the positives in people, and bourgeois and proletariat alike, we’re all humans who err. If your parents are supporting you financially, and knowing of you they not only do that for you but also tolerate your radical choice of major and extracurricular, then that’s more than can be said of many parents in the world. Families are families, people are people, capable of both good and bad, and if you focused more on appealing to the good, you might be able to get further with your messages than you currently do.

        • OMG 3:11 pm on September 14, 2014 | Reply

          so The Dilettante is the (original) buttfucker 420? wow

        • The Dilettante 6:07 am on September 15, 2014 | Reply

          People are people and people are fucked up and generally miserable. I don’t see what this has to do with my main point, which is that there should be hard limits to how much you allow your own family to fuck you up with their bullshit. I’m employing Saxon to make my point as clear as possible.

          As for my relationship with my own parents and their support or lack thereof for my “radical choice of major and extracurricular” — that’s none of your goddamn business, thank you very much, and your attempt to bring it up as a moralizing point is, to say the least, ethically questionable. And at any rate the fact that “most families in the world” would like to exercise a frankly unwarranted amount of control on their children’s adult lives and college majors is if anything to my point.

          And if I accentuate the negative, it’s because silly people like you spend all their time masturbating themselves into a peaceful slumber and could occasionally use a good corrective.

          I’ll leave this thread with a poem by the inimitable Philip Larkin:

          They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
          They may not mean to, but they do.
          They fill you with the faults they had
          And add some extra, just for you.

          But they were fucked up in their turn
          By fools in old-style hats and coats,
          Who half the time were soppy-stern
          And half at one another’s throats.

          Man hands on misery to man.
          It deepens like a coastal shelf.
          Get out as early as you can,
          And don’t have any kids yourself..

    • The Dilettante 1:18 pm on September 8, 2014 | Reply

      The truth of the matter is that this isn’t terribly uncommon, even in a place like this. The famous Tolstoy quote — “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way” — is only wrong in believing the former exist at all, I’m increasingly convinced. Perhaps this might explain why happy families seem so similar — they’re all desperately trying, and probably failing, to live up to the same societal standard.

      Not that any of this helps you. On the bright side, given that you’re probably dorming here you don’t have to worry about playing out your Freudian bourgeois family psychodrama on a daily basis — although depending on where you’re from the gap between you and that may be less vast than you’d ultimately like. My advice would be find excuses not to have to go home, talk to them, or otherwise deal with them — keep yourself busy with things that actually matter or, failing that, things which matter more than their bullshit. If you’re financially dependent upon them, squeeze them for whatever you need and play-act whatever demeaning stereotype of the Loyal and Obedient Child you need to in order to avoid alienating them, all while secretly planning your cunning escape. When you’ve finally graduated into something resembling an independent adulthood, you can get the hell away from them and never have to see them again — except perhaps for the occasional visit on holidays if they’re particularly well-behaved. Truthfully they’ll probably be nicer and more appreciative towards you now that your presence in their lives is a rare treat rather than something they can take for granted.

      That’s all a bit ruthless, I know, but sometimes one needs to be ruthless in order to secure one’s own peace of mind. And in my defense, it’s no more ruthless than the institutions of marriage and the bourgeois nuclear family, on whose graves in the dust bin of history I would take endless pleasure in pissing.

      • 15 10:19 am on September 9, 2014 | Reply

        good luck finding anyone to care about you when you need it after you ruthlessly piss on their attachment to you. a little investment in people, including those who don’t fit what YOU think you need in your life at a given time, goes a long fucking way.

        i mean, what are these “things that actually matter” for which this person should be severing from their family? your princeton career? your personal peace of mind? anyone who thinks this matters more than other people, even people who make your life hard sometimes, is either childish or emotionally bankrupt.

        (i would exclude people with actual pathological personality disorders from this – you may be better off severing all attachment to them. but not every unstable family is like that)

        • The Dilettante 6:00 am on September 15, 2014 | Reply

          “i mean, what are these “things that actually matter” for which this person should be severing from their family? your princeton career? your personal peace of mind? anyone who thinks this matters more than other people, even people who make your life hard sometimes, is either childish or emotionally bankrupt.”

          Who the hell cares that much about their Princeton “career?” There’s a whole life out there for the taking, and if that’s your own idea of priorities then I want to smoke what you’re smoking.

          Also, just so we’re clear: are you saying that anyone who thinks their “personal peace of mind…matters more than…people who make your life hard sometimes [i.e., in this context, your family and its bullshit], is either childish or emotionally bankrupt?” Like obviously you’re framing the question in a way that seems to make anyone in such a situation seem like a sociopath; but if you’re *really* saying that people who take steps to ensure they keep their families at a safe distance so as not to be too hideously fucked up by them are essentially emotional idiots or children, then…well I don’t really know what to say to you. Obviously you’re an asshole, but more interestingly you appear to be severely neurotic.

          (Side note: I suspect that what really got under your skin was the mention of money matters — nothing so quickly dissolves the commonsensical myth of Family Values than the often warped and hideous power dynamic which comes with children’s financial dependence on their parents. By saying that you should feign obedience to make sure the money keeps coming in, I’m simply stating an economic fact, not advocating worthless leeching. There are plenty of parents who use the fact they’re paying for college as leverage and emotional extortion in the neverending power-struggles of family life.)

          • 15 10:50 am on September 16, 2014 | Reply

            i doubt you’re going to come back and read this, but i’m going to answer anyway. there ARE some families that are pathological and will “hideously fuck up” everyone’s lives, such that the only reasonable way to deal with them is to cut them out of your life and move on. but the incidence of personality disorders is considered to be around 10% only. i guess if you jumped to the conclusion that OP was talking about such a situation, which i didn’t, that would cause us to disagree.

            if your family is unstable and causing you problems, just because it is composed of human beings whose lives are intertwined with yours and who have problems of their own at times, and you decide that you have no responsibility towards them and are ready to cut them off the way you described — then yes, i consider that to be selfish and emotionally immature, at best. you’re free to live your life that way of course, and i’m realistic enough to know that (for example) even one of my own siblings might take a different view of family loyalty than i do and end up hurting me.

            (side note: your assumption is wrong. i’m dependent on my parents for now and have to lie about a lot of my choices to keep them happy.. for example they’d be upset to know that i’ve been sexually active for years. i don’t feel like a worthless leech for disregarding expectations that are very out of touch with my actual situation while continuing to be loyal in more important ways. of course SOME degree of freeing yourself from your family is necessary for growing up and making your own decisions — my life isn’t all about making them happy even though they do support me.)

  • Move in day forecast: 90 degrees, 90% chance thunderstorms. FOL

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    7:36 pm on September 3, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttfucker 420 11:35 pm on September 3, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo just smoke weed and fuck butt and chillax in the hot yet stormy weather.

      • bunflubber 360 2:12 am on September 4, 2014 | Reply

        yoyo just exhume your wellies. n revel, yoyo, in G-d’s bountiful bootyful weather. n flub some buns, yo.

        • bipbooper 200 11:18 pm on September 4, 2014 | Reply

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      • omfg 10:32 am on September 4, 2014 | Reply

        please kill yourself. seriously, please just go walk into traffic or something.

        • buttfucker 420 9:24 pm on September 4, 2014 | Reply

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          • buttsniffer 3:06 am on September 6, 2014 | Reply

            Wow. Such weed. Much buttsex. Very yoyo.

        • Robin Williams 11:09 pm on September 4, 2014 | Reply

          That’s not very nice. Suicide is not something to joke about.

        • buttfucker 420 12:05 am on September 5, 2014 | Reply

          Yeah it’s weirdly persistent. I wonder how many people partake in buttfucker 420ing.

          • buttfucker 420 12:54 am on September 5, 2014 | Reply

            are you even the real buttfucker 420?

            • buttfucker 420 7:42 am on September 5, 2014

              yoyo you forgot the yoyo

    • Kimba the White Lion 10:12 pm on September 5, 2014 | Reply

      Better move-in day than OA. #HurricaneTripNeverForget

      • Leader³ 8:12 am on September 6, 2014 | Reply

        Best trip ever.

        • Leader '14 1:31 am on September 8, 2014 | Reply

          After evac to a motel, but before returning to campus, I took my frosh on a day hike to a McDonalds. Top shelf

  • Can’t decide between MAE and CEE. Both seem extremely hard, but people seem to have better reviews for the CEE classes. Idk which to choose. FML.

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    7:45 am on September 1, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttfucker 420 9:48 am on September 1, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo just pick based on which one of them has a more weedchill professor.

    • I liked Prof. Littman's analogy 2:17 pm on September 1, 2014 | Reply

      In CEE, if it moves, it’s probably broken. In MAE, if it doesn’t move, then it’s probably broken

      • . 3:45 pm on September 5, 2014 | Reply

        not really an analogy, is it

        • SAT Test 7:15 pm on September 6, 2014 | Reply

          CEE is to “not moving” as MAE is to “moving”

    • GS 6:25 pm on September 1, 2014 | Reply

      I’d recommend looking into which jobs you would like more after you graduate. Not many Princeton engineers actually become engineers, but mechanical engineering does seem to give you many more options if you go that way.

    • CEE '14 6:25 pm on September 1, 2014 | Reply

      LOL I picked CEE b/c it seemed more interesting (I like architecture but not enough to be an architect)… and a lot easier.

      • OP 11:58 pm on September 1, 2014 | Reply

        Was it actually easier? Also if I got grades like a B- in PHY 103/104 does that spell disaster for me moving on? I know in MAE it gets into even more complex physics and etc. Am I bound to do extremely poorly?

        • buttfucker 420 6:55 am on September 2, 2014 | Reply

          yoyo not if you let da professor fuck you up da butt.

        • MAE '14 9:25 pm on September 2, 2014 | Reply

          CEE is easier. You are not fucked if you did badly in PHY 103/4. I got B’s in pretty much all of my freshman engineering courses and ended up getting a 3.8 or so departmental. But be warned, it is a lot of work unless you’re smart. I guess even then it’s probably a lot of work. But if Princeton taught me one thing it’s that I’m pretty stupid.

          • phy '14 6:31 pm on September 4, 2014 | Reply

            “if Princeton taught me one thing it’s that I’m pretty stupid.”

            preach.

            • buttfucker 420 9:49 pm on September 5, 2014

              yoyo if Princeton taught me one thing it was how to fuck butt.

    • '16 1:07 pm on September 2, 2014 | Reply

      This is not an FML. Make a decision on your own.

      • buttfucker 420 8:18 pm on September 2, 2014 | Reply

        yoyo smoke weed fuck butt chillax and ask for life advice on PrincetonFML 24/7 yolo swag.

    • '15 8:51 pm on September 2, 2014 | Reply

      CEE seems a lot more down to earth and less competitive than MAE

    • CEE '14 12:05 pm on September 7, 2014 | Reply

      If you want to study the environment, CEE is the way to go. I thought the department was fantastic; it’s small and the professors are mostly great. Don’t really know anything about MAE.

      Depending on what year you are, this choice can be delayed. Both departments have very similar freshman year requirements and many departmentals are crosslisted or could potentially overlap. If possible, try taking a strongly-recommended 300-level in each department and see how it goes.

  • Don’t worry people. You’re all “worth it.” Everybody is somebody’s everything, and nobody is nothing. OLAG

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    8:09 am on August 29, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttfucker 420 10:40 pm on August 29, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo word, as long as you have a butt to get fucked up then you’re valued in this world.

      • you 11:11 pm on August 29, 2014 | Reply

        forgot weed.

        • buttfucker 420 10:36 am on August 30, 2014 | Reply

          yoyo think of the less fortunate; not everyone can afford weed bro. but everyone has a butt.

          • can someone please 4:32 pm on August 30, 2014 | Reply

            explain to me why we’re making conversation with this ugly character?

            • buttfucker 420 7:19 pm on August 30, 2014

              yoyo smoke weed fuck butts hold hands broooo world peace 5 ever

    • Fun Fact 9:36 am on August 30, 2014 | Reply

      10,000 liters of sunlight hit Mercer County over the course of an average sunny day.

      • liters? 8:03 pm on August 30, 2014 | Reply

        wtf?

      • rofl 9:27 pm on August 30, 2014 | Reply

        I think you meant 1251 lbmol/hr of sunlight

        • ha 6:21 pm on August 31, 2014 | Reply

          got ‘em

        • nothing warms my heart more 8:37 pm on August 31, 2014 | Reply

          than a metaburn

    • Don't plagarize 12:01 am on September 1, 2014 | Reply

      Unless you’re chance the rapper, you should definitely add a citation to this shit.

      • D'accord 3:24 am on September 5, 2014 | Reply

        Yeah at least give him a shout out or something. Dude’s awesome.

  • Sugar babies… FOL

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    8:08 am on August 29, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • I_Want_One 1:42 pm on August 29, 2014 | Reply

      I *REALLY* want to be a sugar baby. Like – no lie. I disagree with the reasons why people disapprove of having a sugar daddy if the arrangement doesn’t require sexual favors. And to the naysayers: it IS possible. If someone wants to spend money on me, WHY NOT? *hair flip*
      http://media.giphy.com/media/OJbr914LLiETe/giphy.gif

      • Anonymous 9:05 pm on August 29, 2014 | Reply

        I’m with you. Only I disagree with the reasons people give against having/being a sugar baby even if the arrangement includes sex. What’s the big deal with prostitution, anyway?

        • I_Want_One 6:53 pm on August 30, 2014 | Reply

          …can’t tell if this is sarcasm or not o__O

          • Anonymous 12:04 am on September 1, 2014 | Reply

            Nope, not sarcasm! I did just re-read your comment though; to be clear I don’t think an arrangement where sex is required is a good one. But if my sugar daddy wants to pay me for sex, and I want to give it up to him for money, then I see nothing wrong in that; and I suspect you might agree. But yeah, nothing should ever be required.

            • I_Want_One 12:55 pm on September 1, 2014

              Agreed.

      • +1 11:14 pm on August 29, 2014 | Reply

        who can honestly say they’ve never had a “pampered-by-old-man” fantasy?

        • a guy 9:28 pm on August 30, 2014 | Reply

          I can.

        • dude 2:06 am on August 31, 2014 | Reply

          I’d like to be pampered by an older woman…

          • SP'77 1:27 am on September 3, 2014 | Reply

            hit me up, Princeton boy!

    • Pi Phi 4:26 pm on August 29, 2014 | Reply

      OHHHHHH YYYYYYY GOGODDDDDD WHOOO NEEDSA SUGRAA ADADDDYYY WHEN YOUR REALL DADDDY CNA GET YU A OBJ AT GOLDMANNN ASCSHHSHSSSSSS MUAH YOUR NOT A DOL

    • Fun Fact 8:07 pm on August 29, 2014 | Reply

      Due to an evolutionary development, the uterine lining now contains significant amounts of glucose and sucrose. This has given rise to the term “sugar baby” and allowed the extraction of sweet nectars from newly born babies.

      • '16 10:39 pm on August 29, 2014 | Reply

        I see someone’s been reading The Road

    • buttfucker 420 10:42 pm on August 29, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo it’s real easy, just find some rich guy and let him fuck you up da butt and then you’ll have all the money you could ever dream of.

    • '11 4:36 pm on September 6, 2014 | Reply

      Ugh, that trailer got exceptionally annoying when you see that SHE is in it.

      • Honestly 10:00 pm on September 6, 2014 | Reply

        I would have been surprised if she *wasn’t* in it

    • EEB 10:57 pm on September 12, 2014 | Reply

      Definitely thought you were talking about the animal

  • Not sure what a good GPA for MAE is and if my one is even close to good enough. FML.

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    4:40 pm on August 28, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • MAE'13 5:39 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

      In terms of (albeit meaningless) stats, for our year, people with GPAs of 3.9+ got highest honors at graduation. My gpa was a 3.7/3.8 (overall/major) and I got high honors. I’m guessing somewhere around a 3.5-3.6 is honors?

      That aside, personally I think anything about a 3.5 is great and anything about a 3.0 is good enough to land a job/grad school.

      • buttfucker 420 6:44 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

        yoyo who needs GPAs when you can just get jobs by fucking the employer up da butt and offering him weed yolo swag.

      • Anonymous 8:58 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

        holy crap. you’re super good at this stuff then. I can barely manage a B in the humanities courses I’ve taken and in the intro classes like PHY 103/4 and COS. ugh…

        • newsflash 11:42 am on August 29, 2014 | Reply

          engineering classes are easier than humanities classes

          • Cuntlicker Jones 1:16 am on September 1, 2014 | Reply

            maybe in YOUR PENIS, bro.

      • Anonymous 9:03 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

        do things get easier after the intro engineering classes? or do the MAE classes just get harder and harder?

        • MAE'13 9:12 am on August 29, 2014 | Reply

          I found that things got much easier. My freshman year was not good, one semester I even had to drop down to 3 classes, hated classes, hated Princeton, in general had a hard time adjusting. Once I got into MAE though, I felt much more in my comfort zone. My junior and senior years especially were challenging in a very enjoyable way.

          MAE’14 also covered some of this already. Intro classes (PHY103/4, COS126, etc.) are meant to be classes for 100+ students from many departments, so they’re hard in a way that’s meant to cater to a diverse crowd rather than MAE specifically. Also, freshman year you have people who are “overqualified” taking these courses because they want an easy first semester to adjust to college, etc. (for example, someone who aced AP Physics taking PHY103/4 instead of PHY105/6). In short, the general engineering requirements are not representative at all of the experience you’ll have in MAE.

          MAE classes, especially upper level ones, do get harder but you also get smarter/better at problem solving. The courses will be more interesting, since they’ll actually be MAE instead of “general requirements”. You’ll get more chances to do projects based on your personal interests instead of just taking exams, which I found people are more enthusiastic about and do better with. You’ll take your classes with more or less the same group of people, so you’ll have a solid study group that you always go to. I actually even found myself comfortable walking up to ANY group of MAEs working on a homework and just sitting down and being like “hey can I join you guys?”. I still worked really hard, but I wasn’t miserable in the same way I was freshman year.

          Also, when I was applying to grad school, most places were interested in my GPA my last two years or my major GPA. By senior year, you’ll have grades in MAE departmentals, independent work, course projects, recommendations, etc. as part of your resume. No one will care about your freshman year grades. I’m guessing jobs will have a similar attitude? I can’t think of anyone graduating MAE our year who is currently unemployed. I mean, there are probably 1 or 2 people? But I honestly can’t name them right now. So, I would say as long as you’re interested in MAE and are willing to work hard, you’ll be fine.

          • OP 12:10 am on September 2, 2014 | Reply

            Sorry to keep asking questions (i’m not even sure if you’ll end up reading this :( ) but if I literally didn’t do that well in PHY 103 (which was all the stuff on motion) I see that in MAE all the classes build on dynamics and those ideas in a more advanced fashion. Does that mean i am screwed? I get how things even out, but is it also possible that I’m not smart enough for MAE?

            • MAE'13 7:37 am on September 2, 2014

              Hm, I’m going to try to respond to this as fairly as I can. No, it doesn’t mean you’re screwed. Topic wise, MAE classes are pretty stand-alone. Since you brought up this example, you won’t get into MAE206 and hear “so you should’ve already learned this in PHY103, let’s move on from there”. In fact, I would say dynamics is a pretty different approach to “physics” than PHY classes are. I found that when I took PHY105, everything was a bit hand-wavey like “oh you kind of just intuitively know this is what this system does because you think about it”, whereas MAE206 was very strict in notation, diagrams, and very deliberate in teaching the proper steps to get to the solution. To be more specific, I barely scrapped a B- in PHY105 freshman year, and ended up with an A in MAE206.

              That being said, MAE does demand you to have good analytical skills and be decent at math in general. If you absolutely hate doing math and technical problems and would rather write 5 essays than do another problem set, then maybe you’ll be happier in another major. However, if freshman year was a class-specific issue (you hated PHY103/4, MAT201/2, etc.) but like doing engineering/the idea of engineering in general, then I wouldn’t necessarily let that discourage you.

              Anyway, I hope that helped at least a little. If you want to talk more, e-mail me at sept22014@gmail.com and we can chat :).

      • potential MAE 1:22 am on August 29, 2014 | Reply

        I could barely get a B in the intro engineering courses like PHY 103/4. Does it get worse from there? My GPA is already super low and definitely won’t be even close to what you have.

        • MAE '14 2:51 am on August 29, 2014 | Reply

          nah, intro courses are always like that. During your first year, you were with the COS people in COS 126, the cbe people in chm 207/equivalent, potential physics majors in 103/4, etc. (especially 104, since some 105 people take 104 afterward). People have all levels of background knowledge going into their freshmen year and you have to draw the line somewhere when deciding how difficult to make a class with a few hundred people in it.

          Don’t get me wrong- it’s not going to be easy to get A’s in departmentals, but everyone sort of evens out after the first year or two, and overall you get better at thinking and problem solving in general. Hopefully, you have some sort of natural interest about some of the topics covered in classes that you have to take, because chances are that classes that you find “boring” will also be the ones you do worse in. Problem sets are always going to suck but you learn how to deal with them. For me, it was a matter of actually going to office hours, which I had never done until junior year. Your professors are not going to lower your test grade because you ask questions about things that you don’t know very well.

          Industry experience or independent work/recommendations > GPA, but I’m not going to say that you’ll be fine skating by with C’s in everything. Overall, I’d say that grades typically rise from freshman year starting points, and people that look at GPA will know, having gone through school themselves, that this tends to be the case.

    • AB 6:44 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

      I’ve heard credible stories of well below 3.0 GPAs landing sought-after jobs. As long as you’re in an engineering field, I would say don’t worry about your GPA unless you’re set on grad school.

      • buttfucker 420 6:49 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

        yoyo don’t understate the importance of fucking da employer up da butt.

      • Engineering Gradschool 7:10 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

        Not saying that a good GPA isn’t important, but doing kick-ass independent work and getting strong recommendations from people who can credibly discuss your capability of doing meaningful research is WAAAAAAAAAAY more important for grad school admissions.

        • buttfucker 420 10:56 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

          yoyo and also fucking da admissions officers up their butts.

      • COS '14 3:04 pm on August 30, 2014 | Reply

        I had a 2.8 GPA, horrible independent work, no recommendations, and got a job with Goldman Sachs. It happens

        • buttfucker 420 7:33 pm on August 30, 2014 | Reply

          yoyo it’s only because you let them fuck you up da butt.

        • if you're real 6:45 pm on August 31, 2014 | Reply

        • MAE 13 1:57 am on September 6, 2014 | Reply

          This does happen. I had a 0.6 GPA, no independent work, slanderous recommendations, and now I’m pursuing 3 PhDs simultaneously while clerking for a Supreme Court justice.

          • +1 9:22 am on September 9, 2014 | Reply

            First time I’ve laughed out loud at something on this site in a long time. Nicely done.

  • OA in 3 days and still Sad & stressed over my bf ending it this summer. Hoping freshman year will be the antidote. FMSL

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    11:43 pm on August 27, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Fun Fact 2:14 am on August 28, 2014 | Reply

      Most pictures in IKEA catalogs are actually computer-generated renders.

    • buttfucker 420 6:57 am on August 28, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo just smoke lots of weed and chillax and fuck butt 24/7

    • '16 1:30 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

      Most high school relationships never work out as both parties head off to college. Don’t worry, you’ll be grateful for it in the long run.

      • FroshFemale 2:37 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

        Thx:) we made it thru his freshman ur ready:(. 3 yrs down the drain.

        • '15 12:38 pm on September 1, 2014 | Reply

          My BF (’14 at another school) made it through his freshman year and then mine. Frankly, I wish we’d broken up before I headed to school. I missed lots of great opportunities freshman year because I was afraid to become a different person than the one he had started dating 3.5 years prior. Embrace your newfound freedom–even if it feels uncomfortable and scary now, it’ll open you up to the opportunities Princeton has to offer.

    • have hope! 2:17 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

      It’s sad, but if the relationship needed to end, it’s so much better to have broken up over the summer than struggle through freshman fall in a relationships that isn’t working. Breakups always suck, but you’re launching on a wonderful new chapter of your life – have an open mind and you’ll meet lots of new people and have lots of exciting new experiences!

      • buttfucker 420 12:43 am on August 29, 2014 | Reply

        yoyo or you could just let him fuck you up da butt and then it would all be fine.

    • '16 9:56 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

      You don’t go to college to find a relationship. Keep in mind that your antidote may be new friends, a new environment, and even academics or extracurricular things.
      And don’t worry- it’s not merely three years “down the drain.” Don’t let this guy occupy your thoughts too much– or you will truly waste your precious time here.

      • SP'77 2:40 am on August 29, 2014 | Reply

        +1

  • WHERE IS THAT POST ABOUT FERGUSON? This isn’t the first time PFML has refused to post things relevant to race and social happenings while you guys are willing to post the most inane things that have no real impact on life.

    Calm down. We (the mods) have a life, and are trying our best to monitor the site frequently during summer break. Also, while that post is now public, bear in mind that PFML’s primary purpose is not to serve as a means of extremely serious country-wide social discourse, but rather as platform for campus stress relief and discussion.
    -Athos

    +2/-22   

    7:50 am on August 26, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • '15 8:59 am on August 26, 2014 | Reply

      I think Athos is being mild. Fuck off with your social happenings. This site is about shit related to Princeton students’ experiences, not wider social issues.

      • buttfucker 420 11:39 am on August 26, 2014 | Reply

        yoyo

      • Fun Fact 12:37 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

        Ferguson was named after an Isaac Asimov character, but the namer had misheard. As a result, the actual name went to a city in North Dakota.

      • hmm 9:36 pm on August 27, 2014 | Reply

        I understand Athos’s point, but I guess I don’t get how Ferguson is different from a lot of things that are discussed here. Like many issues which appear in posts (unemployment, relationship troubles, parents-kids conflict), it’s not unique to Princeton or even to college life. And like many issues, the broad question Ferguson raises does directly affect lives of Princeton students.

        • ... 10:36 am on August 28, 2014 | Reply

          Thats not the point. The point is that this site is for Princeton students to vent about their personal situations/experiences. If we all start venting on Gaza/Ukraine/Syria/Ferguson/Ebola/you name it and how it relates to our lives, this site would go beyond its purpose. So take that shit somewhere else.

          • +1 11:43 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

            THIS. The original spirit of PFML is to create a place to complain about things (no matter how trivial, sometimes those are the funniest/best PFMLs) that happen to a student during their time on campus. It’s not really a place to preach for your social causes or start serious debates.

          • what about 11:44 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

            the sizable minority of black students whose families or friends and communities back home are no stranger to stuff like this?

      • yeah right 10:07 pm on August 27, 2014 | Reply

        because black students are totally not affected by Ferguson, and it’s so far removed from TEH PRINCETON EXPERIENCE that there’s nothing we can learn/no more discussion to be had towards improving the social atmosphere on campus.
        And for your information, I’m not black. You’re an asshole.

        • '16 10:31 am on August 28, 2014 | Reply

          You’re totally right. A lot of Princeton students get shot by the police. There’s regular riots.

          • yeah right 11:37 am on August 28, 2014 | Reply

            there’s nothing we can learn from a situation if we don’t have an exact duplicate scenario with every detail matching.

            • '16 6:00 pm on August 28, 2014

              Can’t wait for the constructive dialogue that will ensue when the shooting of a black man by a white police officer is used as an analogy for the discrimination faced by African-American Princeton students….

        • ... 10:40 am on August 28, 2014 | Reply

          That you say “I’m not black”, points to two possibilities:

          1. You assume ’15 is racist, and use your race to add to the strength of your argument.
          2. You are racist, and instinctively use your race to add to the strength of your argument.

          Either way, you are the asshole here.

          • woooww 3:33 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

            Just because OC posted that they aren’t black doesn’t mean they assume that ’15 is racist. In fact, this means that your assumptions are wrong. Which means, by your own logic, you are the asshole in this situation.

            I’m also going to assume that your a dumbass.

            • quality 5:54 pm on August 28, 2014

              nice reasoning from the first step to the second step. well supported argument.

          • can't get my head around this 5:41 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

            what logic would lead you to the implication that a “racist” would use their race (which is decidedly not black) to strengthen their own argument?

            also do you even know what racist means

      • lol 12:10 am on September 3, 2014 | Reply

        this is like that one time BT told off the rest of the campus for not talking about syria enough on this campus or something along those lines. like dude, everything you do – just no.

    • buttfucker 420 9:38 am on August 26, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo just smoke some weed and chillax and fuck butt bro yolo swag.

    • St. Louisan 1:03 pm on August 27, 2014 | Reply

      Chill the fuck out

    • '12 1:37 am on September 7, 2014 | Reply

      i wonder how the mods are chosen and how they always seem to have such reasonable voices and clever names

  • Apparently it’s okay for cops to shoot you if you challenge their authority by voicing your opinion instead of submitting to their will. http://wapo.st/VCJFTr FOLSoMuch

    +4/-11   

    7:34 am on August 26, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttfucker 420 9:40 am on August 26, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo tell me about it man one time I was smoking some weed and chillaxing and some douchebag cop dragged me off to jail and then some guy named Bubba fucked me up da butt! It was intense!

    • erm... 11:15 am on August 26, 2014 | Reply

      I agree that this post does not belong on pfml. …awk. and yes, i’m black (deflecting the potential “you’re racist” comments).

      • hey 8:58 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

        retard, black people can be racist too! derp derp

        • erm... 10:48 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

          no shit. i was trying to deflect the “you don’t understand because you’re not black” comments. racist was the wrong term to use.

    • TC '92 3:37 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

      If the people of Ferguson would just get jobs instead of relying on food stamps and ObamaCare, none of this would happen. Jobs are good for you. Do upstanding citizens who drive into town for work and drive home to the suburbs for some apple pie from their opposite-sex wives run into this type of trouble? NO! Even the illegals recognize this, and they all have ebola!

      • Seriously Ted 4:58 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

        Not to pile on the people of Ferguson, but C’mon, it’s not like they don’t go around shooting each other all the time. And what about this kid Dillon Taylor who got shot. by a nonwhite policeman. No media coverage. None. Why? Because he’s white and possibly Mexican. The high-achieving Latinos are an embarrassment to all minorities, except Asians, (but they don’t really count ) so the Liberal Media has to apologize by dragging up these stories about blacks getting shot by white people, as if there is some history of mistreatment. And plus if Brown would have been exercising his second amendment rights none of this would’ve even happened.

    • '15 4:17 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

      This is obviously a lame attempt at provoking heated discussion. OP, go post somewhere else or actually get up off your daddy’s couch and find a real live person to discuss it with.

  • Parents found my vape while packing. How the hell am I supposed to smoke in the dorm now? Freshman problems, FML

    +2/-34   

    7:27 am on August 26, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttfucker 420 9:38 am on August 26, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo I can lend you one bro smoke weed and chillax and fuck butt 24/7 yolo swag.

      • '15 12:49 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

        DO NOT TAKE HIM UP ON HIS OFFER!!! buttfucker 420 will lend you one, sure, but later he’ll demand the right to sodomize you in exchange. And if you say no he becomes creepy as fuck – you’ll need to guard all your drinks (even in the dining hall), never go anywhere alone, and have Public Safety on speed-dial. You might even want to start wearing that new color-changing nail polish.

        This is especially bad when he’s high. I WISH weed just burnt him out like it does most people, but it seems quite the opposite.

        Just get a new one. It’s not worth it!

        • Bulletin Board Chaser 3:30 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

          What we have here is defamation per se and tortious interference. It is actionable under New Jersey Law. As the defamation is of the “per se” variety, no damages need to be proven. Buttfucker, please contact me at your earliest convenience so we can get you some relief.

        • Anonymous 3:49 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

          I’m a guy…

          • buttfucker 420 8:58 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

            wow yoyo smoke some weed and think about it bro, anyone can get fuked up da butt, stop bein so heteronormative bra

    • Terrace Fox 2:44 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

      Come to Terrace. This shouldn’t be hard. If you smoke in the dorms, you will probably be like the jerk-ass quad down the hall from me in 1901 and trigger the smoke alarms every two fucking weeks. Please.

      • T.N.T. or S.I.B. 5:26 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

        i have no idea what you are referring to.

      • Confused Freshman 11:20 pm on August 27, 2014 | Reply

        So I can just show up to Terrace on Thursday or Saturday and find an upperclassman to smoke with?

        • '16 8:38 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

          100%
          Just go upstairs and plenty of people will be smoking

        • '16 9:31 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

          pretty much

    • 15 1:54 pm on August 27, 2014 | Reply

      maybe it’s different in different buildings but you can smoke in the dorm room in brown without setting off any alarms – i think they detect heat not smoke

  • I can’t stand the large mole that sticks out on my nose. FML

    +12/-1   

    6:08 pm on August 24, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • but 8:44 pm on August 24, 2014 | Reply

      JEON JI-HYUN

    • buttfucker 420 9:34 pm on August 24, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo just smoke weed and chillax and fuck people up da butt and it will go away in due time.

    • FroshFemale 6:54 pm on August 25, 2014 | Reply

      Dermatologist laser removal?

      • F'18 12:03 am on August 28, 2014 | Reply

        ?

    • hey 9:00 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

      neither can we.

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