Tuesday February 27, 2007


Today I was walking through the student union building at Unnamed University, and as I passed the mini-branch of the University bookstore I glanced into the display case out front.  It contained, among other things, this:

Oh, brilliant.  Nice work, University bookstore—what a great way to help students focus on academic excellence.  After this, can University-branded crack pipes be far behind?

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The bookstore is a business. Back in '89 when I was in my undergrad days my university bookstore was selling computer games as well as AD&D materials.

Posted by: EFL Geek at Feb 27, 2007 4:02:15 PM

Who needs crack when you have WoW? Now if you'll excuse me, my Blood Elf priest is late for a guild raid.

Posted by: Viola at Mar 1, 2007 8:00:53 PM

Crack pipes? No. But bongs should be.

Posted by: bulbul at Mar 8, 2007 2:50:08 PM

Normal computer games & D&D got nothing on WoW :D It's the #1 threat to your graduation, and it shouldn't be sold by any means in an university bookstore.. Seriously.

Posted by: apemon at Mar 16, 2007 1:46:04 AM

The #1 threat to someone's graduation is procrastination, laziness and a general lack of intelligence. World of Warcraft is an excuse for those who lack the motivation to truly succeed in a higher academic setting as to why they didn't do their homework. Chances are, even if they didn't play WoW they'd be out partying or putting off their studies through another means of distraction.

That said, anyone possessing an addictive personality can fall prey to the charms of MMO gaming and it should not be taken lightly. However, someone who can distinguish between priorities and fun should not be discouraged from trying such a successful game.

Posted by: Datix at Mar 16, 2007 6:38:49 AM