Monday, March 22, 2010

All is quiet on the Cooper front

Things have been quiet at the Cooper Union. Too quiet, if you ask us or me. The Serial Vomiter has apparently gone into hiding, attempting to lull us into a false sense of complacency that can only be described as false.

Still, CU officials aren't taking things sitting the proverbial down. Saturday, a crew began work on a protective moat to protect the school...

However, it turned out not to be a moat, but simply some road repairs.

Meanwhile, we wait.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ruminating about the Day After

Like a blogger who chronicles the Cooper Union Vomiter the morning after St. Patrick's Day, we were embarrassingly excited to see what might be in store for us this morning near or on the Cooper Union. While making our way to our post, we, to our horror, horrifyingly saw that the city's Vomit Sweepers had just made their way up Seventh Street, passing your St. Patrick's Day HQ with surprising efficiency.

Noooooooooo! we thought about yelling to no one in particular, though we aren't really ones who would actually ever yell Noooooooooo!

But in all seriousness, we seriously didn't spot any vomit near or on the Cooper Union this morning.


1) It's St. Patrick's Day. Day of amateurs. And people who like to act like one. Do you really think the Serial Vomiter would bother on such a day. It's like Brett Favre showing up for training camp. No. The Serial Vomiter is really sick, and lives to ruin moments that you wouldn't even begin to think about, like tomorrow.

2) On St. Patrick's Day, research has shown that most people tend to throw up on themselves, not wonders of architecture like the Cooper Union.

Meanwhile, stocking up for another day. Now is the time to go drink there.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

An under the eave heave

Well, technically not an eave...but it rhymes! This past weekend, someone (or something!) decided to let loose in the area adjacent to the skateboard park at Cooper Union...

We did not feel like moving any closer for an inspection.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Another stakeout, another 48 hours, another long weekend at the Coop

We're ready after reading EV Grieve's barfbuster post from earlier today...

In case you missed it:

A friendly tipster passed along the following from a Cooper Union student, who — wisely at first — thought the e-mail below was a hoax given all the upheaval there of late. But it is not.

Date: March 3, 2010 2:37:35 PM EST
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: A nasty stomach virus at Cooper

Cooper has been hit by a 48 hour stomach virus, characterized by projectile vomiting and high temperatures.
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. This is the single most effective preventive step you can take.
Go back to using the Purell dispensers.
Try not to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Avoid large gatherings.
If you get the virus, stay home! Drink lots of fluids.

Alan Wolf
Campus-wide Safety Coordinator

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cooper Union's new Barf Barriers help thwart the Serial Vomiter

Cooper Union officials recently probably didn't appoint a Blue Ribbon Yak Force to explore solutions to the ongoing occurrences of the Serial Vomiter targeting the school's new academic building.

The solution: Barf Barriers will now surround the school. They are similar to the ones employed by Daytona Beach city officials to help combat spring breaks in the early 1980s.

And they worked this last weekend: There were no reportings of vomit near or on Cooper Union.