This year’s pranking of the Lloyd Christmas tree saw a large present placed below it.
Inside the present on the lower roof was the Lloyd gong.
A fake gong (read: a cardboard circle) was wrapped and placed on the stolen frame in front of the tree.
When Lloyd refused to recover their gong from the roof and begged Blacker to do it for them, the gong was taken down, and instead placed above the Blacker fireplace.
To celebrate Halloween, we always carve pumpkins in the courtyard.
Not satisfied with just “normal” pumpkin carving, we also raid the tool room for power tools to simplify (or occasionally, complicate) the pumpkin carving.
It’s a nice way to relax before the looming midterms, and pretty fun.
The Lloyd Christmas tree went up as usual, and it got pranked – as usual.
The frosh class built a replica of the Lloyd gong, and set up a string of net lights down Millikan. It was rigged such that when the gong was hit, the lights would light up to reflect how hard you hit the gong.
The tallest light was set not to go off unless you pressed a hidden button, allowing the frosh (and others in the loop) to impress people with their strength.
In December, Blacker Hovse gets a Christmas tree for the lounge. It’s hung upside down and decorated with a wide variety of items (usually found lying around in the lounge).
|Yes, the ladder is hanging from the tree in this picture. No, Andrew is not hanging from the tree in this picture.
|Last year’s tree, decorated with a Tesla Coil, broom, broken CDs, and more.
What you missed at PFW was, of course, Blacker Deconstruction.
At Deconstruction, all gather in the courtyard,
Feast on Liquid Nitrogen ice cream,
And destroy pianos.
There are two pianos, one for the Moles, and one for the Prefrosh. Deconstruction is a contest between the two groups to see who can destroy their piano first. The catch is that while Prefrosh are allowed the use of sledge hammers and crowbars, the Moles can only use whatever they find in the courtyard – rocks, parts of the piano, pieces of wood lying around, ropes…
…and the tree.
Spoiler alert: While the Prefrosh give it their best go,
the Moles always finish first.