Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Toilet Paper Prank Video Reveals Perpetrator

The commenters have been really getting on our asses to write something about the Yoo Toilet Paper prank. I wanted to sit it out for at least a few hours so someone could do the hard work and get to the bottom of it for me.

Well, Gawker points to the video below posted by an artist from LA. Some might brand this form of prank as asinine, but I couldn't wipe the smile off my face after seeing the video.

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38 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha!

4/20/2010 3:22 PM  
Blogger Carbolic said...

I see what you did there, James. Anyway, a few comments...

1. Good thing we did up our bathrooms. Isn't he wandering around the ladies room?

2. They made the rolls the wrong size for the dispensers. Poor planning. Why did they take the regular paper out? Did they just leave it on the floor?

3. Wouldn't the joke be funnier if the memos were on the paper? Are they encouraging Boalties to join JY in wiping their behinds with international law?

4. I'm guessing that they didn't include the Senate's reservations to the treaty. Non-lawyers!

5. Does this mean that JY is going to be the next guest on "Between Two Ferns?"

4/20/2010 3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I didn't realize the women's bathroom was that much bigger down there, but I don't even really care. On the other hand, THREE manual paper towel dispensers in a row? Now that's really unfair! The men's bathroom has 3 of those automatic units, and one of them is almost always disassembled and the other two never work 90% of the time. OMG gender controversy???

4/20/2010 4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James,

It’s great that you could flush out that bum’s identity without needing a stool pigeon. His political movement is crap and his whole tissue of lies is just a cheeky smear job. I’ve read the Convention Against Torture from front to back—and back to front as well—and I’d like to make two suggestions: evacuate the restrooms until we can eliminate his handiwork.

4/20/2010 5:08 PM  
Blogger Armen said...

Win!

4/20/2010 5:10 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

OhlordI'mdying!

4/20/2010 5:12 PM  
Blogger James said...

Hahaha, you did that much better than I did 5:08.

4/20/2010 5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did I hear "undergraduate law students" at 2:18?

4/20/2010 5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's really disappointing that someone created all this extra work for our hardworking custodial staff. Great job making your point, people. Too bad the only people who care are the ones that have to clean it up, on top of all the other things they need to do.

Really annoyed by this.

4/20/2010 6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This prank really loses its effectiveness when the first time people hear about it is directly from the person who pulled it.

I think it would have been much more interesting and fun if we had first heard about it from women who had seen the toilet paper rolls.

Also why is there no couch in the women's bathroom? Popular media has led me to believe all women's restrooms have couches.

And I want to reiterate what someone pointed out earlier: it is unfair that the women have manual paper towel dispensers. The automatic ones in the men's room rarely work. I'm glad that someone disassembled the one.

4/20/2010 6:49 PM  
Blogger Carbolic said...

I didn't actually bother watching the video all the way through to the end. So I didn't see that pointless stacking up of toilet paper outside the dean's office. What was the point of that? They only seemed to have made a mess (and a minor fire hazard).

I still don't know why they took all the old TP when they were too inept to actually put the new paper into the dispensers.

Let me guess. Some custodian had to go around and replenish all the toilet paper rolls in every bathroom.

Super job, team!

4/20/2010 8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was fucking retarded. That fatty can go screw himself.

I am sick of these fucking morons who don't have a clue as to what Yoo was or was not writing about. (yoo is a sick fuck, but not for the reasons these assholes think). God, I hate being a liberal.

4/20/2010 9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there is one person I trust to interpret the finer points of international treaties, it is a moron like this. Get a life, stay out of our law school, and stop creating extra work for our already-stretched-thin janitorial staff you jerk. PS) your bed-head hipster look is ridiculous.

4/20/2010 9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ninnies and bullshit.

4/20/2010 9:35 PM  
Blogger DM said...

Pure artistic genius. This guy is a modern-day picasso. He is also very skinny and does not have a beard.

4/20/2010 11:12 PM  
Anonymous David said...

I'm personally looking forward to all the a**holes who are going to try to screw up our graduation.

4/21/2010 7:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fate of the country is doomed if all of you young sad sacks don't grow some balls and start breathing fire. You sound like a bunch of school kids that have had their lollipops taken away. What is wrong with this generation? Where is the anger, the dismay? If you can't see Yoo's position as a blatant travesty of justice well...corporate jets for everyone!

4/21/2010 9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and really..."he's fat." That's your criticism. That's the best you can pull out to needle the opposition. Good gawwwwd, sharpen the blades people. Sad sad.

4/21/2010 10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm perfectly happy with getting a corporate jet.

4/21/2010 10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Gun Club really kicked this "artist's" ass with their prank.

4/21/2010 11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

National Lampoon high school annual parody. Letter from the principal, a.k.a. the Mad Crapper.

4/21/2010 11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:26-

This guy is no hero--he is just using this as an opportunity to gain exposure for his "art."

You are right, however, that it would be awesome to have a private jet. I would probably sell some fraction of my soul for a private jet.

4/21/2010 2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you all for reinforcing my point. Astonishing to witness your meager intensity and bland vitirol. Party on ye of the gilded slipper$$!

4/21/2010 3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, the fate of our country is doomed if we start thinking changing toilet paper will make any difference. And nice hippie jargon! You are a walking cliche. fat cat$, private jet$. I see what you are doing, you are replacing the letter "s" with "$" the sign for money. Ha! That is awesome! And you know the world vitriol! WHOA! Nice work man! Where is our anger and dismay? hahaha. You can have that, we'll take the jets. And we'll pass out lolipops to everyone! HOORAYYY!!!!

4/21/2010 8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you totally set on us have gilded slipper$ or is it cool to get other stuff gilded?

4/21/2010 8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess that’s the tragedy of law school, that it renders you incapable of appreciating the pure artistic brilliance of criticizing John Y*o’s torture memos by encouraging the entire fucking student body to wipe their asses on the Convention Against Torture.

But why not put your money where your mouth is and deliver some gilded toilet paper for the rarified a$$e$ of the corporate cla$$e$?

4/21/2010 10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does that include nonprofit corporations, too? And ones that make renewable energy technology?

4/21/2010 10:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What'$ with all the dollar $ign$ in here?

Did Ke$ha $top by?

4/22/2010 12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, yeah, that po$t was blah blah blah.

"artistic brilliance"? how about seventh grade bathroom humor?

4/22/2010 7:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whoever you are, 7:34, i love you

4/22/2010 8:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ke$ha did stop by and $he wants her dollar sign idea back.

4/22/2010 8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Interrogators pumped detainees full of so much water that the CIA turned to a special saline solution to minimize the risk of death, the documents show. The agency used a gurney "specially designed" to tilt backwards at a perfect angle to maximize the water entering the prisoner's nose and mouth, intensifying the sense of choking – and to be lifted upright quickly in the event that a prisoner stopped breathing.

Interrogators were instructed to start pouring water right after a detainee exhaled, to ensure he inhaled water, not air, in his next breath. They could use their hands to "dam the runoff" and prevent water from spilling out of a detainee's mouth. They were allowed six separate 40-second "applications" of liquid in each two-hour session – and could dump water over a detainee's nose and mouth for a total of 12 minutes a day. Finally, to keep detainees alive even if they inhaled their own vomit during a session – a not-uncommon side effect of waterboarding – the prisoners were kept on a liquid diet. The agency recommended Ensure Plus."

4/22/2010 9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the reality children.

4/22/2010 10:24 AM  
Blogger Carbolic said...

What has always annoyed me about the 9:44 quote is that it portrays meticulous attempts to mitigate the possibility of an injury as proof that the tactics necessarily would have caused substantial injuries of that type absent the precaution.

Look how that reasoning plays out in another context. Airplanes have life preservers to reduce the risk of drowning. Therefore, the existence of life preservers demonstrates that flying poses a serious risk of death by drowning.

Also, the techniques described in that Salon article aren't the ones that are authorized in JY/JB's 8/1/02 memo.

4/22/2010 11:55 AM  
Anonymous Ludd said...

Carbolic....are you kidding me? seriously. What is wrong with you? the possibility of an injury..THE POSSIBILITY OF AN INJURY. for fucks sake...you are restrained on a board with water poured over your face to simulating the act of drowning...and it is repeated over and over and over again. You want to give it a go? The khmer rouge seemed to find it useful. But then again, of course, we dont do it the way the khmer rouge did it but in a much more disciplined approach. Got any more zingers?

4/22/2010 3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good ol' fashioned radicalist argument strategy. Step 1: use the word "fuck" a lot; the more you use it, the more edgy and passionate you will seem. Step 2: rant. Step 3: repeat Steps 1 and 2 ad nauseaum. Step 4: reduce complicated issues involving numerous interests and parties to trite "well I wouldn't want it done to me" personalized test. Step 5: continue to ignore counter arguments, and insult opponent. Step 6: Sprinkle in some poetic language, and hot damn, you've showed them, showed them all!

4/22/2010 6:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for assuming I am a radical just because I display some anger. Am I angry? Yes I am. It is an emotional response to an egregious barbaric practice that those on this board seem content to intellectually justify and joke about. Spin it any way that makes you feel better about this particular application of justice. It's not your fault. You are all children, learning your way in the world. You shall see...am I picking a superficial dismissal of your arguments based on an assumption of your young age and naive approach to life. you betcha.

4/23/2010 10:32 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

I actually find 6:14's formula pretty effective. Good work, 6:14. You have a mind for radicalism. We may have a place for you.

4/30/2010 2:16 PM  

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