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[27-Jan] Buying a stairway to Genericon

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 8:12 am
by GrassyNoel
Er ah ::is embarrassed:: this would probably be really smart and funny if I knew what RPI was :)

::checks the Genericon site as per link provided by the Man Himself::

This is really smart and funny! Well done!


PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 11:25 am
by Spaceman42
But... but it's the Carnaval in Qu

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 11:36 am
by JHU Battousai
RPI is Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the host college campus for Genericon. The campus is built on the top of a rather steep hill, with almost everywhere being uphill from where you are. Those stairs are one of the three reasons I didn't go there for college, despite being accepted with almost full financial aid.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 11:56 am
by Nick 101
It's a long way up.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:42 am
by GrassyNoel
It's a long way to the top
If you wanna rock an' roll

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:50 pm
by John Campbell
Couple of pictures I took at Genericon a few years back:


The building at the bottom is the hotel we were staying in. The part of campus where the con is held is a fair walk uphill from the top of the stairs.

edit: (Dammit, the HTML IMG tags worked in Preview. WTF is Preview for if it doesn't Preview what actually shows up when you hit Submit?)

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:20 pm
by Tangent
Funny. First thing I thought of when I saw those stairs was "Salem State College!" which has a huge stairwell leading to its library that looks almost exactly like that, I swear...

Well, it's been a few years. And I know the RPI sign isn't there. But otherwise it reminded me of SSC. :P

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:22 pm
by Josh Phillips
*sniff* I miss having snow at Genericon... and pylons... and empty Labbatt Blue bottles strewn about campus...