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  • I just want to be old so being ugly will no longer be a problem. FML

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    12:20 am on July 25, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
  • Caught bedbugs on study abroad. FMLFMLFML

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    10:51 pm on July 24, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
  • Why is everyone in TI and Cottage so transphobic? FTheirCisnormativeLs

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    7:45 pm on July 23, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Seriously? 7:53 pm on July 23, 2014 | Reply

      Trans people are just kinda weird…

    • Anonymous 3:29 am on July 24, 2014 | Reply

      Why specifically TI and Cottage?

      • Not OP 9:07 am on July 24, 2014 | Reply

        but they really reinforce gender roles, which is inherently bad. They’re also fairly white == privilege, so it’s a lot worse (but not any less unexpected) than if it came from someone else

        • right? 6:54 pm on July 24, 2014 | Reply

          honestly these white boys need to stop tho

          • not on campus 12:42 am on July 25, 2014 | Reply

            what’s the (presumably widely known) event that triggered this specific PFML? I’m so confused.

    • Trans is fine. 10:28 am on July 24, 2014 | Reply

      Aggressively trans is really annoying.

      • Um... 11:28 pm on July 24, 2014 | Reply

        How does one be “aggressively trans?” It seems more like a state of being rather than an action.

        • i just 10:06 am on July 25, 2014 | Reply

          find that a lot of the trans people i know tend to over-share about their sex lives, and it drives me insane. i don’t like hearing about anyone’s sex lives. however, when the speaker’s hetero i’m comfortable telling them to keep it to themselves, while otherwise i just have to sit there and be awkward.

    • Pi Phi 8:45 pm on July 24, 2014 | Reply

      OHOHO MY GAAWWWD WYH DON’T YOU JSUT GETT DADDY TO PYA FOR A SXE CHANGE OPERRATIOOON THAN WE CAN ALL BE PALES AND UOY CNA BKCIER IVY WITH HET COOL PEOPLE NO NEDE TO BE ARONUD THE UNPRESITGUOUS LOSSERS NI TGIER IN NAD COTAGGE MUAH YOUR A DOL

      • don't just assume 12:39 pm on July 25, 2014 | Reply

        trans = male that wants to be female

    • Cuntlicker Jones 9:21 pm on July 24, 2014 | Reply

      At least YOUR PENIS is not transphobic.

  • My mom discovered my large purple dildo at home, and I’m 2000 miles away at my internship. FML FML FML!!

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    4:01 pm on July 23, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Cuntlicker Hayward 5:43 pm on July 23, 2014 | Reply

      At least she didn’t POUND YOUR PENIS with THAT BOYPUSSY.

  • Jesus… My friends have all abandoned for the summer. Can someone please be my friend? MLIDepressed

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    10:51 am on July 23, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Jesus 2:47 pm on July 23, 2014 | Reply

      what’s up?

      • are you 8:15 pm on July 24, 2014 | Reply

        fucking retarded? OP literally typed out what is up. Idiot.

        • Beelzebub 10:49 am on July 25, 2014 | Reply

          I know, right? That guy never shuts up and pisses me off with his stupid questions.

  • My girlfriend grinds on the crew boi down the hall. FML

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    10:51 am on July 23, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • bro 3:50 pm on July 23, 2014 | Reply

      dump that hoe!

  • I wish we had the old novelty accounts back. FMLackOfBoyPussyPoundingL

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    10:50 am on July 23, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Fun Fact 12:02 pm on July 23, 2014 | Reply

      19% of people who submit PFMLs have had something unfortunate happen to their penises. This is an alarmingly high incidence.

    • Really? 9:44 pm on July 24, 2014 | Reply

      Out of all the novelty accounts you miss Tony Hayward?

    • SGF 12:54 pm on July 25, 2014 | Reply

      I think you’re 14 and an idiot. Look at your life. Look at your choices.

  • If you interrupt Mulvey in ORF311, he’ll steal the shit out of your dorm. http://bit.ly/1jTzPIv FOLs

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    6:35 pm on July 22, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
  • I really want to bang my co-worker, but I am afraid it will create a hostile work environment for her. I don’t want to her to feel uncomfortable. FML

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    2:52 am on July 22, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Curious 9:09 am on July 22, 2014 | Reply

      Co worker at princeton?

      • Curious 1:45 am on July 23, 2014 | Reply

        Legacy, minority, or athlete?

    • Tired 1:37 pm on July 22, 2014 | Reply

      Ummm. If she’s amenable and you aren’t going to turn into some crazy stalker, why would the work environment automatically become hostile?

    • here's the system 4:12 pm on July 22, 2014 | Reply

      are you her superior? move on
      are you her junior or peer? go for it

    • i have a job 8:09 pm on July 22, 2014 | Reply

      That’s so considerate of you (but actually). I hope it works. Maybe she wants to bang you, too and maybe, it won’t be uncomfortable after? Maybe talking to her about it before and after would help that? If she’s an adult who actively expresses her readiness and willingness to do it and both of you are on the same page on what it means, I really don’t see a problem.

    • ... 7:51 am on July 23, 2014 | Reply

      BF ’17?

  • Why isn’t Princeton on yik yak? FOLs

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    4:14 pm on July 21, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • we are 1:02 pm on July 22, 2014 | Reply

      it just sucks

  • My mom used to be supermodel thin and I got the fat genes from my dad. FML.

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    4:13 pm on July 21, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttfucker 420 4:25 pm on July 21, 2014 | Reply

      Did you get the weed genes from your dad’s anus?

      • Fuckbutter 840 2:39 am on July 23, 2014 | Reply

        My dick is so slippery.

    • MAE '16 9:00 pm on July 21, 2014 | Reply

      Thermodynamics brah…..eat less, workout more

    • a 11:04 am on July 22, 2014 | Reply

    • No Excuses 1:10 am on July 24, 2014 | Reply

      Stop being lazy, workout, and eat fewer calories than you expend daily. Problem solved.

  • I don’t want to go back to Princeton in the fall. FML

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    12:02 pm on July 21, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Why? 1:54 pm on July 21, 2014 | Reply

      One of my best friends was rejected and I’m sure he’d love to be in your shoes.

      • me 1:09 am on July 22, 2014 | Reply

        stfu. just because OP doesn’t want to go back doesn’t mean he/she hates princeton and wishes he/she never came. Maybe OP is just enjoying his/her summer. Ever felt that way in high school? NO CARES ABOUT YOUR BEST FRIEND.

        • +1000 1:19 pm on July 22, 2014 | Reply

          tired of all these fuckers pulling the “be thankful for what you’ve got” line. i never said i wasn’t thankful, just that i’m having a good time elsewhere.

    • Protip 3:09 pm on July 21, 2014 | Reply

      then take a year off.

  • Can’t stop thinking about my new boss for my on campus job. Think she might return my feelings. But all previous relationships like ours have failed so I’m too scared to do anything about it. FML.

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    3:47 am on July 21, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Brotip 11:19 am on July 21, 2014 | Reply

      It’s only cheating if you finish.

      • buttfucker 420 4:25 pm on July 21, 2014 | Reply

        Only if you finish in the butt, only if you’re high

    • Tired 1:39 pm on July 22, 2014 | Reply

      All relationships end until you find the right one you want to stay in. How do you know this isn’t the one?

  • Harvard is better. FOLs

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    3:46 am on July 21, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • '15 9:11 am on July 21, 2014 | Reply

      Go away, troll.

    • In Soviet Russia 11:10 am on July 21, 2014 | Reply

      Better is Harvard!

    • buttfucker 420 4:24 pm on July 21, 2014 | Reply

      Cornell is better

  • I sit in front of the computer at my internship all day. I sit in front of the laptop at home all evening. Now my brain is made of pudding. I’ve learned to accept it. MLIA

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    10:16 am on July 19, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
  • What happened to PFML? It was down for like a week. FOLs

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    10:15 am on July 19, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttfucker 420 11:12 pm on July 19, 2014 | Reply

      Fucking minority students, that’s what

      • lolwut 11:11 am on July 21, 2014 | Reply

        ?

  • I miss my eating club – now it’s on me to come up with something interesting for dinner. FMGraduatedL

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    9:24 am on July 17, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • '10 1:00 pm on July 17, 2014 | Reply

      Bigger problem: it’s on you to come up with a social life too. That can’t be solved with a recipe blog or takeout menu.

      • FYL 8:44 am on July 18, 2014 | Reply

        I’m sure you thought you were all that and a bag of chips when you were at Princeton. You had “friends” in your eating club, and you could exclude all of the people who you thought didn’t match your (probably overstated) level of sophistication, who didn’t fit into your “friend group”. Guess what. It was all a facade. The real world isn’t structured like an eating club. It isn’t a social club with manufactured associations and vapid “friendships”. You have to actually work to make acquaintances and find friends. But maybe Princeton’s terrible social scene destroyed your ability to do so. I wish you the best. FYL

        • Anon 12:04 pm on July 18, 2014 | Reply

          Someone’s got a chip on their shoulder. I bet you weren’t even in an eating club. I bet you were a miserable loner and self-excluded yourself from the great parts of the eating club system.

        • '10 12:33 pm on July 18, 2014 | Reply

          Whoa, man. You’re making an awful lot of assumptions there. I wasn’t even in a club, had my circle of friends and that’s it, and when we graduated we just didn’t keep in contact that well; we got bogged down in our jobs, med schools, etc.

          Making friends outside of college is hard. Period.

          • FYL 1:38 pm on July 19, 2014 | Reply

            Oh shit, sorry. I didn’t mean to reply to your comment, but to OP.

            • OP 12:54 am on July 22, 2014

              huh. I was in a sign-in, and my post lamented the absence of our awesome food, without any mention of the structured social life. Your response doesn’t make a lot of sense, unless you just want to be angry at anyone who expresses anything positive about eating clubs at all.

              //You had “friends” in your eating club, and you could exclude all of the people who you thought didn’t match your (probably overstated) level of sophistication//
              Hm. One of the things I’ll miss about my club in particular was how inclusive it tried to be. When I joined, several of the upperclassmen I didn’t know went well out of their way to make me feel welcome, and I tried to pass that favor on to new ones who joined, especially some of the ones who didn’t seem to know as many people. As far as the “level of sophistication” bit… I don’t think that many clubs consider themselves to be highly sophisticated. I know mine didn’t. What a lot of the club reveled in, including me, was a lot of our sillier, decidedly unsophisticated behavior.

        • welp. 12:56 pm on July 18, 2014 | Reply

          somebody’s butthurt.

        • Lol 2:58 pm on July 18, 2014 | Reply

          Making friends in my eating club was by no means easy but I still love it all the more for that.

        • what the hell? 3:44 pm on July 18, 2014 | Reply

          a lil snarky there man

        • But, 7:02 pm on July 18, 2014 | Reply

          I’m in a sign-in…

        • Fuck. 6:19 am on July 19, 2014 | Reply

          You.

          The social scene here is often ridiculous and harmful to lots of people and lots of friendships. But so is real life. Some people like being in a group with their friends and they have every right to. Half of the eating clubs here aren’t even exclusive. What the hell do you get out of trivializing other people’s social lives? If you don’t want to be in an eating club, don’t join one. If you’re mad you got hosed, grow the fuck up. It’s not the first time you’ll be rejected from something in your life. Joining a social club does not make someone a bad person and uniformly hating those who do makes you way more of an exclusionary asshole than anyone making bicker decisions.

          -not OP/OC

          • FYL 3:09 pm on July 19, 2014 | Reply

            Your response illustrates the “dumbing down” nature of Princeton’s social environment. In your eyes, the only logical reason I would negatively comment on the eating club scene was because I was hosed. To you, one’s views on Princeton’s social scene is nothing more than a binary dependent on a bicker decision. You, my dear ignoramus, haven’t experienced enough substantive social interactions, and as a result understand absolutely nothing. Except, of course, what you’ve gleaned from the childish social institutions that exist on Princeton’s campus. In all honesty, I couldn’t give a stinky shit if some entitled frat boy or valley girl bitch rejected me from their $10,000 a year glorified daycare center (which is another issue: do you people realize that you’re paying for your “friend groups”? How fucking embarrassing is that?). It is completely and utterly insignificant. But your response – specifically the sentence starting with “If you’re mad you got hosed” – illustrates that you haven’t realized the banality of Princeton’s social scene. You, along with most of the University’s population, are afflicted by Princeton’s numerous social pathogens. But, just like a disease carrier, you are completely oblivious until symptoms emerge. However, they will manifest when the average “Princetonian” leaves this orange waspy clusterfuck and enters the world. Unless, of course, you keep your head shoved up your ass. FYL

            • Ah PFML... 2:18 pm on July 21, 2014

              I missed this

            • Bro Namath 12:06 am on July 22, 2014

              If you’re mad you got hosed

        • Bro Namath 4:18 am on July 20, 2014 | Reply

          I’m sure you had zero friends at Princeton.

          • who exactly 5:52 pm on July 21, 2014 | Reply

            are you?

          • FYL 2:26 am on July 22, 2014 | Reply

            Guess what? I’m sure your friends were vapid valley girls and stupid frat boys incapable of meaningful friendship.

            • Bush Jumper 11:27 am on July 22, 2014

              Guess what? Chicken butt.

        • Anon 12:36 am on July 23, 2014 | Reply

          I think the only person who has had their ability to make acquaintances and find friends destroyed is you. Get over yourself and stop making assumptions about others who made different, and quite benign, life choices than you.

          • FYL 5:16 am on July 24, 2014 | Reply

            You don‘t realize the pernicious effects of your life choices. The kind of culture that exists at eating clubs and Princeton in general is extremely harmful; the sense of entitlement and exclusivity inculcated at these institutions has created an army of douche bags and Gordon Gecko wannabes. The culture of risk taking and selfishness on Wall Street, for example, isn’t a far cry from the kind of behavior on exhibit on Prospect Avenue. I hope you suffer a rude awakening, you asshole. FYL

            • jesus christ 9:11 am on July 24, 2014

              is this all by the same butthurt dude or what. jesus dude, calm the fuck down. it’s ok we get it you had no friends at princeton jesus christ, this is actually frightening.

            • Anon 12:21 am on July 25, 2014

              Wait… I think we all got trolled. And good.
              I’ll call the East German Judge, but I’m sure he’s ready to give out his first number greater than a 5/10!

    • Anonymous 3:34 am on July 18, 2014 | Reply

      i miss princeton.

    • Death Eaters 11:49 pm on July 20, 2014 | Reply

      sound hardcore for an eating club name. Which one should be renamed this?

  • PrincetonFML is back. MLIG

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    9:23 am on July 17, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Cuntlicker Jones 4:05 pm on July 18, 2014 | Reply

      At least YOUR PENIS isn’t back.

      • OP 10:26 pm on July 19, 2014 | Reply

        For your information, no, it isn’t. Aramis chewed it off and disappeared; the site was only down because he was the only one who knew how to fix the Bad Gateway error (at least until Hobbes emailed Athos with a WTF-is-going-on-just-do-this). You’re an asshole.

        • Aramis 8:47 pm on July 21, 2014 | Reply

          nom nom

        • Hobbes 12:55 am on July 22, 2014 | Reply

          It’s scary how accurate this is

  • Just realized that the reason why my dick is so insensitive is that I was circumcised. FML

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    1:56 am on July 17, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • 5against1 12:49 pm on July 17, 2014 | Reply

      My dick is insensitive because I masturbate relentlessly. At least twice a day for half an hour.

    • lolno 9:11 pm on July 19, 2014 | Reply

      My sensitive, circumcised dick disagrees.

  • I failed to appreciate how generally fit women were in undergrad compared to the real world. FMPostGradDatingL

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    7:22 pm on July 16, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • '16 10:10 pm on July 16, 2014 | Reply

      People in general at Princeton are not very fat.

      • but 10:25 pm on July 16, 2014 | Reply

        not very hot nonetheless

        • ''15 11:11 pm on July 16, 2014 | Reply

          higher mean / median, lower variance

    • But more importantly 11:48 pm on July 16, 2014 | Reply

      who goes commando more?

    • lol 7:26 pm on July 20, 2014 | Reply

      Because women are only worth dating based on their fitness. AAAAAnd fuck you.

  • Graduated a year ago and still unemployed. FML

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    3:23 pm on July 4, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • OWS judge 3:46 pm on July 4, 2014 | Reply

      0/10.

    • Correction 10:56 pm on July 16, 2014 | Reply

      You spelled “funemployed” wrong

  • I messed up high school physics and chemistry so have to take them in the summer to be BSE. FMStupidL

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    3:20 pm on July 4, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • So... 9:53 pm on July 4, 2014 | Reply

      Legacy, minority, or athlete?

    • OP 12:51 am on July 6, 2014 | Reply

      ORFE in case that’s not clear.

      • Physics '15 5:08 pm on July 7, 2014 | Reply

        I swear to God, ORFE has the stupidest fucking people.

        • GS 8:13 pm on July 15, 2014 | Reply

          Well, at least they’re fucking…

      • 0/10 8:23 pm on July 15, 2014 | Reply

        haha nice trolling attempt

        • unlikely 10:27 pm on July 16, 2014 | Reply

          what other BSE majors can you not even have basic physics and chemistry for a year?

          • '16 11:03 pm on July 16, 2014 | Reply

            COS

  • My parents are demanding to see my grades. Problem is, they work on Wall Street, and if they see my B+ in ORF 245 they’re going to stop paying for Princeton and make me transfer to Rutgers. FML

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    3:35 pm on July 1, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • i call 5:12 pm on July 1, 2014 | Reply

      troll

    • '14 5:33 pm on July 1, 2014 | Reply

      Bullshit

    • Pi Phi 5:45 pm on July 1, 2014 | Reply

      OHHHHHH MY GAWWWD WHO NEDES GUD GRAIDS HWEN YUO CAN JSUT ASK DADY TO GET YOU AN ANALSYT POSITITON AT GOOOOOLDMAAN SAACHS! MABEY YOU SHOUD JUSUT GVIVE UP ON LFIE YOU FCKFING FALURE MUAH YOUR NOT A DOL.

    • '13 6:51 pm on July 1, 2014 | Reply

      If they work on Wall Street, they’ll know that a B+ in ORF 245 is fine and that you’re much better off at Princeton than Rutgers if your eventual goal is finance.

    • '14 7:43 pm on July 1, 2014 | Reply

      Simple… open up your grades on score and use inspect element to edit your grades. Then show that page to your parents.

    • CBE 7:50 pm on July 1, 2014 | Reply

      If you’re serious, go fuck yourself. If you’re trolling, go fuck yourself.

    • I don't get it 9:20 pm on July 1, 2014 | Reply

      Yet another post about parents who insist on controlling their kids’ fate. WTF. It’s a fucking liberal arts school; what if the kid decides s/he wants to switch to studying something else? Jesus.

      • News Flash 8:42 pm on July 2, 2014 | Reply

        Despite your idealism, but everyone can afford to do non- practical majors, or to do less than stellar in classes. People go to Princeton because of the name and reputation and not just or at all for the liberal arts facet. Why not go to Wharton or MIT then? Perhaps because princeton may carry more weight in some circles or offer a unique combination of classes that couldn’t be found elsewhere, or perhaps it was the best school they got into.

  • Sometimes I lie awake at night thinking of how I got an all As my freshman year except for a C in CHI 101. FGradeDeflation

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    3:34 pm on July 1, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • CBE 7:51 pm on July 1, 2014 | Reply

      Has it occurred to you that you may have gotten a C because you’re no good at Chinese?

      • Or 2:47 am on July 2, 2014 | Reply

        That Chinese starts with C. Switch to Arabic!

      • Anon 11:22 pm on July 5, 2014 | Reply

        Seriously. Sorry buddy but while a B can be plausibly chalked up to grade deflation, a C just means you did markedly less well than the rest of the students and even than what would have deserved an A or B objectively

        • Anonymous 4:48 pm on July 15, 2014 | Reply

          +1,000

    • Humble Brag Police 9:22 pm on July 1, 2014 | Reply

      Well done. Ratio of humility to brag = 1:1000

    • Pi Phi 2:54 pm on July 3, 2014 | Reply

      OHHHHHH MYYYYYY GODDDDD UJJUSTTT GET THE UGLYY UNCOOOLLL ASAIN NERDDDDD TO DO YOUR HWKK AND TELL HIM YOUD GO TO TSARBUKCSS IWHT HIMMM BUT THEN YOU DONNT GO MUAH YOUR A DOL

    • 15 3:00 am on July 5, 2014 | Reply

      AR’15

  • I cannot imagine why anyone who has ever experienced an orgasm would turn down regular sex. FML

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    3:34 pm on July 1, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • define 12:35 am on July 2, 2014 | Reply

      regular sex?

      • maybe 6:49 am on July 2, 2014 | Reply

        maybe op means sex on a regular basis?

        • that seems 9:39 pm on July 2, 2014 | Reply

          kinda obvious. “define” might be an idiot.

          • '13 8:41 pm on July 3, 2014 | Reply

            Or “define” might be asking “how often is considered ‘a regular basis’”?

    • GS 7:59 am on July 2, 2014 | Reply

      Maybe because you’re despicable and masturbation is an option?

    • a girl 12:18 am on July 3, 2014 | Reply

      regular sex =/= regular orgasms. alas.
      also you can have regular orgasms without regular sex.
      also vibrators.

      • '13 9:20 pm on July 16, 2014 | Reply

        Anna?

      • THANK YOU 3:51 pm on July 18, 2014 | Reply

        my hitachi has given me more pleasure than any man ever will

    • Anon 10:45 am on July 3, 2014 | Reply

      Maybe you don’t get them to orgasm.

  • A year after graduation and I still don’t have a job. FML

    Oh wait, I’ll be fine. I’m white. MLIG

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    1:18 am on June 30, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • african judge 8:02 am on June 30, 2014 | Reply

      -1000. Trying too hard.

    • Actually 2:05 pm on June 30, 2014 | Reply

      It’s better to be black/Hispanic. Affirmative action, what up. FYL

    • 13 12:27 am on July 4, 2014 | Reply

      woah fuck. i just posted an fml of this first line without reading down. i feel a bit better now

    • Pi Phi judge 12:54 am on July 6, 2014 | Reply

      OHHHHHH MYYYYY GODDDDD YOURRR SOO PTATHETIC EVEN ELGAYC AHTELETE MIRONITIES ARE SAMRTTER AND EVEN YOURRR ADDDADDDYYY AT OGLDAMN SCASHCSSSSS IS SCARED TO HIGHER YOU BECAUSE YOUR TOOO STUPIDDDDD YOULL CRASH THE STOCK MARKETTTTT YOUR A DISGRACEET O YOUR RACCEEEE MUAH YOUR NOT A DOL

  • I am rooting for Netherlands to win the World Cup because Orange. MPrincetonLIA

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    1:17 am on June 30, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Also 1:41 am on June 30, 2014 | Reply

      William of Orange/House of Nassau

      • '14 8:16 am on June 30, 2014 | Reply

        Which is exactly why Princeton uses orange in the first place

        William of Orange (William I) ->>> William III

    • grammar nazi 8:03 am on June 30, 2014 | Reply

      I am laughing at this post because Incorrect.

  • Just got my dream internship this summer. Mostly all I can think of is how much the girl I like doesn’t even notice me. Can’t seem to get a break… MLISad

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    4:49 pm on June 28, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Pi Phi 3:35 pm on June 30, 2014 | Reply

      OHHHHHH MYYYYYY GODDDDD UUORRR USCH A LOSERRRR NO WNODER SHE BORKE UP IWHT YOUUUUU MUAH YOUR A DOL

    • '14 2:01 pm on July 2, 2014 | Reply

      The phrase “dream internship” really doesn’t sound right to me

  • If I don’t get into Harvard law my parents are gonna kill me. This after getting rejected by the Jewish girl of their choosing… FML

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    10:59 am on June 27, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • your life 11:05 am on June 27, 2014 | Reply

      is a sitcom

    • wait 11:24 am on June 27, 2014 | Reply

      I just heard something very similar from a friend who is a junior but it was about Yale law and Central European Jews (he said Harvard law and a Jewish girl whose family comes from Eastern Europe will count as a “disappointment”).

      • uh 11:43 am on June 27, 2014 | Reply

        aren’t Central European Jews the same as Eastern European Jews?

        • well if you really want to know 11:00 am on June 28, 2014 | Reply

          according to the Jewish-German classical and classist scheme they, the German Jews (jeckes or westjuden), were “better” than ostjuden, “eastern jews.”
          in america, the classical division was threefold: at the top, the sephardic Jews who immigrated in the colonial period (very different from sephardic people you might encounter now); followed by the early/mid 19th cen. mostly german Jewish immigrants and the famous New York families (e.g. Lehman Brothers); and then the eastern european masses of late 19th and on immigrants from poland, russia etc.
          For some people, the difference between group 2 and group 3 are still very much alive (group 1 has all but disappeared through conversions to Christianity). Of course now one can add other groups (e.g., the Syrians and the Persians, who are often mocked by groups 2 and 3 for their ostentatious villas in the “outer” boroughs (Syr.) and in Los Angeles (Per.).

          • interesting! 4:52 pm on June 29, 2014 | Reply

            so what would be the first group’s names? or have they completely intermarried into the Christian majority?

            • '14 7:40 am on July 1, 2014

              The first group are called Sephardic Jews. Typically the last names of Sephardic Jews who came over during this period would otherwise today be considered Portuguese, Spanish, or Italian last names. Of the ones who came to America, essentially none of them converted to Christianity; those who converted did so during the Spanish Inquisition.

          • An atheist of Christian descent of even longer Sephardic Jew descent 12:15 am on July 1, 2014 | Reply

            Yay assimilation!

          • Atheist of Ashkenazi descent 4:59 pm on July 2, 2014 | Reply

            Very interesting! Thanks

        • actually 7:06 pm on July 4, 2014 | Reply

          isn’t Central European just an euphemism for Eastern European?

          • no 8:44 pm on July 5, 2014 | Reply

            in the same way that “Middle America” does not refer to the East Coast

            • actually 11:52 am on July 7, 2014

              what’s something that distinguishes Central Europe from Eastern Europe? nothing. And if France is W. Euro and Poland is E Euro that leaves “Central Euro” with a pretty small region and even some countries in this region identify as “southern” or “western” Europe. Central Europe = Slavic countries that don’t want the “East Euro” label.

      • trolling 10:36 pm on June 27, 2014 | Reply

        or real?

      • '15 1:09 am on June 28, 2014 | Reply

        Why would you even want to go to law school. It’s a shit show nowadays,

    • Because of grade deflation 1:16 am on June 28, 2014 | Reply

      You won’t. Have fun at Columbia/Chicago/Cornell!

    • How is it 4:21 am on June 28, 2014 | Reply

      That you’re in your early-to-mid-twenties and your parents are still running your life like this? You need to grow some balls. Your education and relationship are things that will affect mostly you alone for the rest of your life, so take charge.

      • Well 12:42 pm on June 28, 2014 | Reply

        They probably pay for tuition, so that’s probably why

        • This isn't an answer 12:55 am on June 30, 2014 | Reply

          I know you’re trying to point out the obvious, but honestly this isn’t an answer. Parenthood shouldn’t imply doing something for your child while making impositions that are against the free will of the child (within reason). The purpose of parenthood is to reinforce and advance the child’s interests with as much support as possible.

          • ha ha ha 4:15 am on June 30, 2014 | Reply

            you’re probably a non-immigrant kid with rich parents

            • what? 1:55 pm on June 30, 2014

              OP probably isn’t an immigrant either, and his parents (likely) aren’t poor. And this was about OP.

            • '15 9:45 pm on June 30, 2014

              Haha right? Sometimes you do things you don’t like because you have to. It’s called being pragmatic.

              This whole “follow your passion, do what make you happy and never do you don’t want to do” is a privilege of the upper class (which, admittedly, the OP is probably a part of).

              It’s not like OP said he doesn’t want to be a lawyer either, just that his parents will be extremely upset if he doesn’t get into Harvard law.

            • An immigrant kid with upper-middle class parents 12:18 am on July 1, 2014

              While I understand your sentiment, I think fundamentally all parents want the same thing from their children. They just might have different standards of what constitutes the “child’s interest”, and having a child who cares about parents is usually a symbol for them of having raised a well-adjusted, empathetic child. Additionally, some parents may feel that they have a better idea of what is good for their child than others, and, while yes, American parents do seem to value freedom and independence in children (sometimes to a fault in my opinion), that doesn’t invalidate that the motivations of the more “tiger-ish parents” (and this applies to non-Asian parents, like my own Latino ones) is the same as that of the latchkey parents.

          • '14 9:49 pm on June 30, 2014 | Reply

            “The purpose of parenthood is to reinforce and advance the child’s interests with as much support as possible.”

            Who told you that? That might be the view your parents take with you and it might be the view you try to take with your kids, but it’s definitely NOT the only one. In poorer countries, a big point of parenthood is to have more kids so that you can support yourself in old age. I mean I’m glad you support having loving and supportive parents, but not every family is like that, nor does every family have the privilege to be like that, and nor should every be like that either.

            Besides, you can’t just say “this isn’t an answer” and then assert your own without any further explanation.

  • My engineering GPA is crap and I don’t even know what a good GPA for engineers is. FML.

    +0/-2   

    4:29 am on June 26, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • CBE 11:43 am on June 26, 2014 | Reply

      So then it’s “crap” relative to what?

    • what 1:37 pm on June 26, 2014 | Reply

      major?

    • and why 7:01 pm on June 26, 2014 | Reply

      are you complaining about it just now?

    • A good engineering GPA is 6:16 pm on June 28, 2014 | Reply

      Internship.0

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