Limp with Anticipation! Penn (or impeccable poseur) Announces Spring Fling

Limp with Anticipation! Penn (or impeccable poseur) Announces Spring FlingBreaking! Penn’s Social Planning and Events Committee sent us an email announcing their Spring Fling band today and it’s… Limp Bizkit! This must be the apotheosis of Ivy League spring concerts, so intensely “irony-hungry” that I was totally speechless until our Thursday Ragtime guy and resident Pennian, James Yu, pointed out that SPEC’s email address was in Gmail, so maybe it’s a prank? If so, it is an idea so perfect in concept, so elegant in detail and design (press embargo! exclamation points!) that we’ll have to bow down to whoever came up with it. We had James write a Bizkit bio:

Last seen toying with the angst-ridden hearts of suburban high schoolers eight or so years ago, Limp Bizkit is headlining Penn’s Spring Fling this April. Fred Durst, Limp’s limp 37-year old frontman, has been best known in recent years for sexing batshit crazy Britney Spears before she was crazy and for allegedly leaking a sex tape online in 2005 to gain publicity.

See SPEC’s embargoed email and multi-exclamation-pointed flyer after the jump.

IvyGate,

Hello, this is the Social Planning and Events Committee from the University of Pennsylvania.  At 9AM tomorrow we will be sending out a campus wide email that will be announcing the headliner of Spring Fling 2008.  We are notifying all proper media institutions in advance to make sure we get the news out as quickly as possible.  If you could please post the poster we are attaching in PDF format to the IvyGate Blog it would be greatly appreciated.  Please do not post this before 9AM tomorrow as this has been kept within the SPEC Committee and various other media sources until now.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Sincerely,

SPEC Events

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The University of Pennsylvania
Spring Fling 2008
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  • P09.5

    Actually, I would argue that as a blog, IvyGate is NOT held by the tenets of basic journalistic ethics. For better or for worse, that release allows blogs to report on things that would otherwise be completely inappropriate in an ordinary news medium. By virtue of the fact that other media sources ARE in fact generally-accepted sources of news, the onus of fact-checking falls on them. As a blog that shows a picture of a spilled beer cup and advertises itself as “News, GOSSIP, sex, sports, and more…” (caps mine), I look to IG for amusing things like this and can’t stand when people slam them for “being lame” or “NOT TRUE!!!1! OMGZzzz.”

    Just my point of view though… maybe that was a little better stated than my last post.

  • P09.5

    Actually, I would argue that as a blog, IvyGate is NOT held by the tenets of basic journalistic ethics. For better or for worse, that release allows blogs to report on things that would otherwise be completely inappropriate in an ordinary news medium. By virtue of the fact that other media sources ARE in fact generally-accepted sources of news, the onus of fact-checking falls on them. As a blog that shows a picture of a spilled beer cup and advertises itself as “News, GOSSIP, sex, sports, and more…” (caps mine), I look to IG for amusing things like this and can’t stand when people slam them for “being lame” or “NOT TRUE!!!1! OMGZzzz.”

    Just my point of view though… maybe that was a little better stated than my last post.

  • Penn10

    well maybe it isn’t so fake…

    Sports Illustrated has picked it up…they are slightly more credible than ivy gate i must say….

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/sioncampus/02/26/campus.clicks0226/index.html

  • Penn10

    well maybe it isn’t so fake…

    Sports Illustrated has picked it up…they are slightly more credible than ivy gate i must say….

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/sioncampus/02/26/campus.clicks0226/index.html

  • @Penn10

    Too bad the SI article links back to IvyGate as their source.

  • @Penn10

    Too bad the SI article links back to IvyGate as their source.

  • @ P09.5

    What the hell, Ivygate???

    My previous comment was DELETED? Why? Because I was little critical of Ivygate?

    P09.5 can confirm that my post did as some point exist — his second post was a response to mine! This is unbelievable.

  • @ P09.5

    What the hell, Ivygate???

    My previous comment was DELETED? Why? Because I was little critical of Ivygate?

    P09.5 can confirm that my post did as some point exist — his second post was a response to mine! This is unbelievable.

  • hal parker

    We don’t delete critical comments (on purpose). If you haven’t noticed, though, our comment boards get deluged by computer-generated spam. Another editor or I may have accidentally deleted yours while cleaning the boards of spam or duplicate posts. Just repost your original comment.

  • hal parker

    We don’t delete critical comments (on purpose). If you haven’t noticed, though, our comment boards get deluged by computer-generated spam. Another editor or I may have accidentally deleted yours while cleaning the boards of spam or duplicate posts. Just repost your original comment.

  • y07

    you guys should seriously put a spam filtering system in place like the one that YDN has on their new website (recaptcha or whatever it is called).

    also, what is the deal with that ultra slow comment posting? can someone deal with it already? then there would be far less double posting going on.

  • y07

    you guys should seriously put a spam filtering system in place like the one that YDN has on their new website (recaptcha or whatever it is called).

    also, what is the deal with that ultra slow comment posting? can someone deal with it already? then there would be far less double posting going on.

  • pennguy

    haha there were flyers all over campus this morning too

  • pennguy

    haha there were flyers all over campus this morning too

  • pennthralled

    holy shit this is crazy/awesome. this is going to be the best spring fling ever!

  • pennthralled

    holy shit this is crazy/awesome. this is going to be the best spring fling ever!

  • Penn 07

    Haha. Thank god I graduated already. It’s like SPEC’s music tastes continue to never move past early high school.

  • Penn 07

    Haha. Thank god I graduated already. It’s like SPEC’s music tastes continue to never move past early high school.

  • Impressed

    Wow, you guys even found the time to make a completely false flyer, post SPEC logos and everything. Cheers for the effort.

  • Impressed

    Wow, you guys even found the time to make a completely false flyer, post SPEC logos and everything. Cheers for the effort.

  • CHECK SPEC AGAIN

    Its actually Ludacris, Gym Class Heroes and a third mystery performer

  • CHECK SPEC AGAIN

    Its actually Ludacris, Gym Class Heroes and a third mystery performer

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