Sunday, March 08, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I come to bury this Web site…
Yes, that's right. As you may have guessed by the dearth of new posts over the past ten or so months, OAW is dead. Although Western students are, as far as we know, still running around with their brains apparently totally disconnected from their mouths, the sad fact of the matter is that the last of OAW's founding members graduated in the spring of 2008, and we are no longer around to bear witness to the stupid. (Also, we just have crazily busy jobs and no Hotmail access at work.) We have been meaning to say goodbye for quite some time now, so we apologize for our procrastination. With any luck, at least those of you who are students will understand.
To bid you "farewell", we bring you a few things that you may have wanted to know about Team OAW through the years:
- Its founding members are both female, and both from the same faculty.
- Although one of us did go to UWO for her undergrad degree, we were not "undergrads" when we were running the site.
- One of us does, in fact, hold an Ivey degree. Also represented on staff were MIT, Music, and Engineering.
- Yes, we did periodically post our own conversations. These can probably be recognized as the particularly snarky ones taking place between two or three females.
- We never, ever made up a single conversation that we put up here. If they were invented by people who submitted material to us, there's not much we can do about that. However, any of you who have ever walked around the UWO campus can probably vouch for the fact that we had more than enough material to work with.
Thanks are likewise owed to our best friend, "Deadpan". She was a participant in many of our conversations posted here, and, more importantly, in the conversation that led us to set the site up in the first place.
To our readers: thank you for the three-ish years of laughter, eye-rolling, and comment chains that rapidly escalated to the irrelevant and overly political. We hope we've left you with enough archival material to allow you to go back and reminisce.
To our contributors: we sincerely appreciated every submission we got for the site. No, we didn't post them all. Some of them we didn't get; some of them we didn't think were funny (sorry!); and some of them we just plain couldn't come up with a title for. However, your eavesdropping and emailing abilities were what made this site what it was.
So long, kids. We miss you already, but hey – we'll always have London.
Monday, October 27, 2008
"...If I can get the day off from my job at blockbuster."
Girl #2: I know! If I graduate, I am totally coming back for homecoming.
- Overheard by Adam at homecoming football game.
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
I don't know, but I'll bet it's physical
Prof: What does it mean to eff something?
- Overheard in Talbot College
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
If natural selection has anything to say about it: No.
Blonde #2: Yeah I know! Do you still think we'll be around in 92 years?
- Weldon Library, Overheard by Nathan
Friday, July 11, 2008
"That's why vegans are always rummaging through the garbage at McDonalds."
Fanshawe Girl 2: Yeah, but I would buy second hand fur. It's not like you can rewind it. The animal is already dead.
- White Oaks Mall, Overheard by Anonymous
Friday, May 02, 2008
"Ah, I see you've played cuppy-napkinny before."
Tim Horton's Staff: Here you go.
Girl: Those are napkins.
Tim Horton's Staff: Whoops.
-- UCC Tim Horton's line, overheard by Jordan
Overheard on the Road: McGill
Girl #2: Yeah, totally.
Girl #1: Oh, I had my [history] exam the other day... I didn't take any notes or read any of the assignments... I didn't study, either. But I'm not worried - I got assigned seat A-1 for the exam.
Girl #2: That's totally a good sign. You'll get an "A" for sure.
-- overheard by Mike
Which is full of squares.
Plaid Shorts Guy: Yeah, don't talk to me about circles. I don't know about them - I'm in Science.
-- overheard by Rachel
And then the space-time continuum ripped, sucking the entire store into an alternate dimension.
Queen's Student: Hey, these underwear were $8.96, but it's coming up $10.13 as the total. Oh, it must be some sort of discount.
UWO Student: Um, that would be the tax.
-- North London Wal-Mart, overheard by Anonymous
Thursday, April 24, 2008
"I wish there was, like, a book that put all of the words in the world in some kind of logical order..."
Girl #1: Oh my God, I read that chapter over, like, four times and I still didn’t understand it.
Girl #2: Like, I know. There were SO many big words!
-- Lakehead, overheard by Aaron
Overheard on the Road: Rogers Centre, Jays versus Tigers
A couple of Jays fans have just realized that Tigers pitcher Nate Robertson pitches with his left hand.
Jays Fan #1: Hey, I wonder if I'm related to the pitcher.
Jays Fan #2: Why? Are you left-handed too?
Jays Fan #1: No, my last name is Robertson.
-- overheard by Thea
"This accounts for the unusually high number of choking deaths during that period."
Prof: Nitrous Oxide, also called laughing gas. This used to be popular in the 1920s and 1930s. They'd get a bottle of the stuff, inhale it, and... well, laugh. They also used to eat goldfish.
-- North Campus Building, overheard by Jonathan
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Overheard on the Road: Somewhere between Toronto and London
-- VIA train, overheard by Beth
Well, it is called the service desk. She probably thought they'd do her laundry for her, too.
Girl: Do you, like, have hair elastics here?
Librarian: No, but we have regular elastics. Is that okay?
Girl: Um, well yeah, I guess.
Librarian: (to other librarian) Did she really think we had hair elastics for students at the service desk?
-- Taylor Service Desk, overheard by RGB
"Which is why I was shocked to learn this week that there are actually, like, thousands of different women at UWO."
-- The Spoke, overheard by Mel
Maybe if he became a cucumber...
Girl: Well, would your penis still work?
Guy: I would think not.
Girl: Well then no, sorry...
-- Taylor Library, Main Floor, overheard by Graeme
Actually, the shot is more disgusting.
Girl #1: I love blow jobs at the bar.
Girl #2: Ummmm... you've given head at a bar?
Girl #3: Oh, I have, who hasn't!
Girl #1: Okay, I was talking about the blow job shot, but glad to know that you do that.
-- Weldon library, overheard by anonymous
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Overheard on the Road: University of Guelph
Girl #2: Yeah, it's pretty interesting. And useful. We won trivia night at the Brass Taps last night - they asked how many people you have to kill to officially be labeled a serial killer.
Girl #3: How many do you have to kill?
Girl #2: Three.
Girl #3: Really?! I always thought it would be more like... SEVENTEEN or something!!!
Girl #1: Do you really think that after the first sixteen you're not a serial killer yet?
-- University of Guelph, overheard by Jess
And nobody likes a slutty librarian.
-- GRC - North Campus Building, overheard by Shawn
Sausage: Preferred by Nine out of Ten Drunk Frat Boys
Girl #2: Haha, you tried to take home a guy that would rather put a sausage in his mouth than put his in yours!
-- UCC, overheard by Anonymous
Thursday, March 27, 2008
One way or another, this all comes down to density.
Slightly Drunk Girl: (drops an ice cube into an aquarium) Oh my God, you guys! It floats!
-- overheard by J.C.
"It's not a Führer!"
-- Overheard on #2 Dundas
Damn, and that philosophy degree would have taken her so far...
Girl #2: It was good, went to Jacks and Ceeps. And what? Ummmm, no, I definitely haven’t even thought about that essay? I mean, I don’t know. I’m not really into school right now... Like, I’m concentrating on more important things like guys and partying and stuff...
-- overheard by Bethany
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Somewhere, many moons ago, Tara Reid must have uttered this same phrase...
Girl: Whatever, he'll get over it. I mean, I told him all along I wasn't looking for, like, true love or whatever. And obviously when I said he needed a nose job, I meant a good one! Now he looks all pig-faced. (Suddenly looks surprisingly thoughtful) You know... I think it may have actually looked better before!
-- UCC Tim Horton's line-up, overheard by Catie
"Oh my God... I think that was Aunt Jessica!"
Girl #2: Wait... do you eat bunnies on Easter?
Girl #1: Ewwwwww! We're not fucking cannibals!
-- On the bus, overheard by Caphan
Monday, March 10, 2008
Wow, think of the money she could have saved us in 1999 with this logic!
-- 13 Wellington, overheard by Michelle
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
"...and then sat on the couch all day watching soaps and eating Fiddle Faddle."
Girl #1: (in disbelief) She's so fat!
Girl #2: Well, they didn't go to the gym back then. They just had children.
-- Mythology 137, overheard by Andromeda
Overheard on the Road: Trent University
Spiky-Haired, Orange-Tanned First-Year: (complaining about cafeteria food) Who calls soup "minestrone"? What the hell is that? It sounds French.
-- Bus Stop, overheard by Paul