Down the Docks

January 22, 2006

The Students of Today

Filed under: Uncategorized — ealing @ 12:27 am

I spent last night in the Huntley Street Bar of the UCL Medics' Union. Two different things struck me about the students who frequented that building.

The first thing that made an impression was a lockable noticeboard full of pictures of near-naked men. I quickly surmised that this was the noticeboard of the Medics' Rugby team. I didn't stop to check, but in my experience they are some of the most incredibly vulgar people you will ever meet, at least when they're in a group. There was a label in the centre of the noticeboard, which said something about a "Get Naked Weekend". Rugby medics are the only group I know who put something like this on an even semi-official footing, and then put up pictures of it. So no change there.

The second thing I noticed was the poor quality of the graffiti in the gents. It was mostly political 'commentary' and basic abuse, and the only attempt to make a more sophisticated joke fell when it tried to invoke "Heisinger's Principle". Nottingham University's Physics department had excellent toilet graffiti. I remember such gems as:

Q. How many Arts students can you fit in a toilet?
A. All the good ones.


Einstein says, "Eat my shorts."

Given the apparent over-representation of medical doctors in professional comedy, I would have thought that their toilet graffiti could at least have bettered that of physicists.



  1. And all I ever see are the “for a good time, call…” I have to start frequenting classier establishments.

    Comment by Photo Steve — January 22, 2006 @ 12:44 am

  2. Don’t forget that ‘perturbation is a dirty word’.

    Comment by Jonathan Beeston — January 22, 2006 @ 12:19 pm

  3. If you had actually taken time to look at the poster you would have noticed that it was in fact referring to a charity event supporting the anthony noland bone marrow charity. Not only the rugby boys were involved, but whole range of sports, amateur dramatics, staff of the bar itself etc. you also probably sat in one of the bad toilets for grafitti. The others are very good – although many referr to medical jokes, which you probably wouldn’t understand being a narrow minded dick. Dont come to our union again.

    Comment by Dan — April 4, 2006 @ 3:33 pm

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