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(LBC 97.3)   Behold, the class of '26   (tampabays10.com) divider line 118
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2006-08-31 02:30:21 PM
Dear pepsi:
X=10
M=1000

You're welcome.
 
2006-08-31 02:33:52 PM
Roman numerals meant to denote the year "2006" on the University of Florida shirts actually translate into "26."

Same as their IQ.

/Vol
 
2006-08-31 02:39:41 PM
publicity stunt. Suck it.
 
2006-08-31 02:40:24 PM
riehlworld.net

Go (in peace) Gators!
 
2006-08-31 02:41:42 PM
According to UF's athletic association, neither Pepsi nor the school discovered the error before distribution. But those handing out the free shirts and the students who got them noticed.


Me fail English? That's unpossible!
 
2006-08-31 02:45:21 PM
mediaho: Go (in peace) Gators!

That's totally awesome, Football Jesus is the star kicker for the Jerusalem Jesus Fish.
 
2006-08-31 02:46:14 PM
Hopefully they will donate the shirts to a good cause like the Salvation Army or something rather than just destroy them.
 
2006-08-31 02:53:43 PM
ebay
 
2006-08-31 03:02:38 PM
I'd buy one.

WDE!
 
2006-08-31 03:20:55 PM
This from a school that proclaims itself "The Harvard of the South".
 
2006-08-31 03:22:46 PM
But this is the University of Florida...some of the current students will end up in the class of '26
 
2006-08-31 03:44:38 PM
I graduated UF in 1990. We'd send those '26'ers to the Purple Porpoise to pick up some oysters and cocktails, but those idiots let it go out of business.
 
2006-08-31 03:49:38 PM
Confabulat

Purple Porpoise is gone? That was one of the few places I actually enjoyed myself in cowtown.

/R.I.P. Skeeters and the Asher
 
2006-08-31 03:56:44 PM
R.I.P. Skeeters

Forget the Porpoise, Skeeters WAS Gainesville to me back in the late 80s.

I know you're a Tally boy, but where else could you find biscuits like that anywhere?
 
2006-08-31 04:04:53 PM
This isn't a first for the University Athletic Association. In 2003, it published media guides that featured a crocodile on the front cover instead of an alligator - the school's mascot.

Wow. Could you actually notice a difference?
 
2006-08-31 04:13:39 PM
A blast from the past

/Skeeters had biscuits the size of your head.
 
2006-08-31 05:52:52 PM
Why was VI afraid of VII? Because, VII VIII IX...

/oh yeah, Roman Numerals back in the limelight
 
2006-08-31 05:53:41 PM
A co-worker of mine tired this trick on me years ago. He asked if I knew my Roman numerals. Told him I did, fairly well. Then he drew the following on a piece of paper:

IX

He tells me to change that to 6 using only one line.

I stared at it for a few minutes. Couldn't figure it out. Then it hit me:

SIX
 
2006-08-31 05:54:30 PM
I'm sure we'll see people wearing them on the newest Christian Children's Fund commercial.

It reminds of The Simpsons with Rod and Todd..."I'm a surfer!"
 
2006-08-31 05:54:33 PM
useless without pictures
 
2006-08-31 05:55:10 PM
... actual photograph of class of '26

www.corante.com

/if they make it that far :P
 
2006-08-31 05:56:19 PM
Well, I suppose it's a good sign for the school that at least the students recognized the error.
 
2006-08-31 05:56:39 PM
Actually, what they printed wouldn't represent the class of '26. It would represent the class of 26. Perhaps it was a real throwback kind of season. At least then the roman numerals would have been appropriate.
 
2006-08-31 05:59:06 PM
Dammit, Safeinsane -- why did you give out the answer? That would have been a great thread!
 
2006-08-31 05:59:34 PM
You can't be TOO hard on the Gators...I mean, who's got THAT many fingers and toes anyway?
 
2006-08-31 05:59:47 PM
Well, I suppose it's a good sign for the school that at least the students recognized the error.

UF is the most accomplished academically, right?

I doubt they would even know what a "number" is at FSU, Miami, Alabama, Mississippi, etc. let alone a "roman number."
 
2006-08-31 06:00:18 PM
Why not hold onto them until '26?
 
2006-08-31 06:03:23 PM
... actual photograph of class of '26

So most UF graduates are under 20?
 
2006-08-31 06:03:46 PM
Mookster: Dammit, Safeinsane -- why did you give out the answer? That would have been a great thread!

Sorry. I guess I was proud of my accomplishment :P
 
2006-08-31 06:03:50 PM
I'm not sure what they are gonna do with all those shirts, but I think whoever is #26 on the football team might want to be careful. They may come up with a use for those shirts yet.



/memorial t-shirts for #26?
 
2006-08-31 06:05:19 PM
link is farked, title is worthless...what are we talking about
 
2006-08-31 06:05:48 PM
XXVI vs. MMVI

Pepsi, go sit in the corner.
 
2006-08-31 06:06:44 PM
www.chrisbrimelow.com

/ took it personally
// he'll have the roasted gator with the mango salsa
 
2006-08-31 06:06:56 PM
Another victim of the Y2K bug.
 
2006-08-31 06:07:24 PM
Deserves a follow-up on the fate of the shirts. If the majority are destroyed and only a handful make it through the ranks of itinerant hobos over the next two decades, I am sure this erroneously printed T-shirt would be an interesting novelty when it becomes relevant.
/MMXXVI ... you just know the music in that year is going to suck
 
2006-08-31 06:07:37 PM
marketing people are the drunks of the business world.
 
2006-08-31 06:11:39 PM
Maybe they got too inspired with the superbowl numerals?

/DRTFA
 
2006-08-31 06:12:55 PM
Behold the "news" writer who doesn't understand the story well enough to include the roman numerals in question.
 
2006-08-31 06:13:29 PM
imgsrv.gainesvillesun.com
 
2006-08-31 06:13:30 PM
Go crocs!
 
2006-08-31 06:14:35 PM
Roman numerals meant to denote the year "2006" on the University of Florida shirts actually translate into "26."

Why recall the shirt? It's not like anyone in Florida would have noticed, ya know?

/I keed...
 
2006-08-31 06:15:24 PM
Just another reason to drink Coke!
/finished one while I read the article
//I'd like to teach the world to sing...
 
2006-08-31 06:16:14 PM
marketingSales people are the drunks of the business world.

Fixed that for you.

/Bill Brasky drives an ice cream truck covered in human skulls!
 
2006-08-31 06:16:29 PM
Every now and then I'll ask my students about Roman numerals. 'X', 'V' and 'I' seem OK. Move beyond that and they're clueless.
 
2006-08-31 06:16:40 PM
You say that we never call when we lose, but I'm a gator fan, and I'm calling right now.

Was that a goat?
 
2006-08-31 06:17:02 PM
dbaggins

marketing people Farkers are the drunks of the business world.

Fixed, although technically, a venn diagram might be appropriate here. After all, some Farkers are in the business world, and drunk, while some marketing people are Farkers. Some sober Farkers are marketing people, although statistically insignificant.
 
2006-08-31 06:17:43 PM
Thanks, ALFER69! I love the look on that one guy's face!
 
2006-08-31 06:19:58 PM
This is what Pepsi gets for letting Slow Larry down in the mailroom take over the promotions department for a day...
 
2006-08-31 06:21:19 PM
I like how Roman numerals "translate". I mean, I know its correct to say, but it seems so... distant and foreign for something taught to every grade school student. How about Roman numerals "represent"?
 
2006-08-31 06:22:16 PM
flashfry
I mean, I know its correct to say, but it seems so... distant and foreign for something taught to every grade school student

Well, they ARE roman...
 
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