Although I am not planning on profiling Southcenter Mall for a while (at least not until the new expansion opens later in the Summer, and probably not before I get at least Redmond Town Center and Bellevue Square done,) I happened to be in the neighborhood yesterday and began taking some photos to use when I do get around to it. This is a poster that I came across in one of the hallways, ostensibly a PSA explaining how to go to college:
Apparently the admissions criteria at the major universities have changed a bit since I graduated from high school. I don’t seem to recall there being any prerequisites in shopping cart hooliganism or bike theft when I applied for college, nor do I remember being taught anything about the need to inflict cruelty to animals in rooms with hideous wallpaper (although I suppose they might let you wait until you attend your first frat party to take care of that one.) Given the fact that I graduated from the local community college roughly four years ago and since then tuition to attend the school has more than doubled, I suspect that the discovery of money growing on trees may be just about the only way most people are going to be able to afford it anymore, although I’m pretty sure they’ll still let you run up crippling amounts of student loan debts if you’d prefer that method.
It turns out that there’s supposed to be some sort of hidden meaning to each of these pictures, which reveals one of four steps you need to take in order to get into college. Not only are the “correct” answers to each of these virtually impossible to figure out just by looking at the pictures above, Even if you know what these are supposed to mean they still don’t make any sense. The “correct” answers to these are posted after the jump, but Feel free to add your own interpetations of these. Also be sure to check out this website which the poster points to, featuring a television ad for this campaign which is even more inexplicable than the poster above:
This is your math teacher on drugs. Any questions?