Category Archives: college

this room is protected by the constitution

this isn’t just a note — it’s a work of art. and it’s about 100 shades of amazing.

i’ll let rich explain:

i had a party at my house once in college, and one of our roommates who was going to be gone was really scared that someone was going to sleep in his bed. so, instead of, you know, telling us not to use his room, he decided to post this hilarious note that only an aspiring personal injury lawyer could produce.

which one of these is not like the other?

along with the mad bomber series, i’d say this note is one for the hall of fame. there are so many amazing elements here i can’t even pick a favorite.



studying up on bedside manner might not be a bad idea

CC found this note in one of the study carrels at her large midwestern med school:


this was her response:


(she continues on a second page.)

arrivederci, asshole

sara is one of seven students sharing an apartment in venice. after three months of living together, she says, it became clear that one of the flatmates had to go: he had nasty habits like, um, pleasuring himself in his in other people’s bedrooms while they were out. “we gently told him we thought it was better for everybody if he looked for another house,” sara says, but he didn’t take the hint. so they decided to leave him this note:


roughly translated from the italian, it reads: “it’s time you leave.”

(he did.)

there you go, bringing Him into it again



(from sarah’s AMAZING photo set, “notes on theft”, and from james in beaumont, texas.)

the post-it wars

after receiving numerous “helpful tips” from her roommate at the university of minnesota…


sponge.jpg dishes.jpg

lydia decided to add a few post-its of her own.


(the large signs on the oven and the microwave were already there.)

when ph.d.s get frustrated

says dave in new york city: “i love that this note contains a fairly detailed explanation of lord kelvin’s formulation of the second law of thermodynamics. and a helpful diagram!”