Friday, February 4, 2011


I'm speaking figuratively, of course.

Zero Like Me #151:
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Easter Eggs: "Yale" all over the place. LGFUAD, awful computer-y puns, a moogle, [Y?] Question Yale, Zero Ethos, the old 408, RADWIMPS, Mrs. Lang, Interpol. Today's setting is the digital nothingness of 1s and 0s.

Fun Facts: Today's comic inspired by true events. If you're smart enough to be applying to Yale, do NOT go on about your nitty gritty psychological problems during your Yale interview unless you want to end up at Cornell or something. Be a man and bottle it up, girl, at least till you're on Old Campus, at which point you can literally go nuts.

Baa: I have mixed feelings about how Yale deals with mentally-ailing people. I was helping a girl apply to Yale a while ago and she (frankly) blew it by talking to her interviewer about her severely unusual circumstances being a challenge she has overcome. She didn't get in. But had she been at Yale and then come out with her situation even just an hour into Move-in Day to, say, her FroCo, dean, or master, they would have baked her cookies and sang "Kumbaya" and told her it's okay, that she's meant to be at Yale, and the whole spiel. No problem.

Yale is extremely tolerant about their flock's mental prombles, just so long as you're already in. But as I suspect was the case with my would-be Yalie, they don't want to knowingly let a crazy in. Yet they are almost too comfortable with the fact that there are a lot of off-kilter people at Yale--apparently "48% of an undergraduate class consults Mental Health & Counseling at Yale." But as the Yale Herald once reported, if you go on leave for depression or something and have to get back in, you may very well just be screwed.

Anyway, I had a lot of fun trying to mimic Gmail. I found replicating the Internet windows to be a lot like drawing buildings, complete with the same odd satisfaction that comes from meticulous duplication.

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