Oct

7

The Fleeting Sublime

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At approximately 7:05 PM, just five minutes after the scheduled start of Barnard’s annual free sub giveaway, the sandwich was completely gone.

What lay in its wake were scattered martini glasses filled with beaded necklaces and troupes of inordinately disappointed sub-seekers. “I just got here and all the sandwich is gone!” bemoaned one, to no one in particular. 

But oh, what a sandwich it must have been. The theme for this year’s event was “Sub and the City.” (Tagline, because of course, “It’s Bigger Then [sic] Big.”)

To be fair, it was quite large! So large, in fact, that Barnard provided a map of all the sandwich’s 709 ft. Favorites like ham and cheese and cheese and tomoato were feet 0 – 125, while Kosher tuna and Halal turkey were resigned to feet 500 – 709.


According to a friend of Bwog who had managed to procure a coveted egg salad segment, the theme music for Sex and the City had been playing on repeat since she had arrived. The song also played for the entire time Bwog was present.

— JNW, Photos by Emily Cheesman

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21 Comments

  1. ...  

    "It's bigger then big" really Barnard?

  2. confused  

    wasnt this supposed to equal the circumference of the earth? since when does 709 ft = 26,000 miles?

  3. no no  

    the line of hungry barn yard girls was supposed to equal the circumference of the earth

  4. please  

    don't feed those barnyard cows any more food...

  5. Great  

    Religious minorities get back of the line.

  6. oh please,  

    your hostilities come from the fact that columbia would never do something like big sub for its students. you should feel glad we let you share.

  7. word nazi  

    wow..."then"? seriously?

  8. confused  

    wait so what's the sub giveway in celebration of? or is it just bread and circus whatnot? not that free food is a bad thing...

  9. nope,  

    just a random barnard tradition.

  10. hehe

    So did the extra long sub reach all the way into the Vagilos?

  11. hahaha  

    If they'd spelled it correctly: "bigger than big"--barnard girls would know

  12. GET A LIFE.  

    I'M SO TIRED OF ALL OF YOU AND YOUR INCESSANT RIDICULING OF BARNARD TRADITION. GET OVER YOURSELVES. WHY DO YOU INSIST IN TAKING SOMETHING THAT IS SIMPLE AND FUN AND MAKING IT INTO SOME GOD AWFUL, LIST OF SEXUAL INNUENDOS AND SNIDE REMARKS? GUESS WHAT? IT'S LAME. MORE PEOPLE CAME OUT TO EAT THE SANDWICH THEN READ THIS STUPID WEBSITE, AND FOR THE TIME IT TAKES YOU TO COME UP WITH YOUR LITTLE "CUTE" REMARKS, YOU COULD HAVE BEEN ENJOYING SOME FREE FOOD, NICE PEOPLE, AND FUN TIMES AS WELL. JUST CUT THE SHIT, IT'S ENOUGH ALREADY. NOBODY CARES ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY.

  13. BarnardAlum

    I only got a piece of the sub once and it was rather bland. You know, I used to get really pissed off at all the Barnard hate on here, but it's toned down lately, and now I kind of miss it. It reminded me of the good old days at school when my guy friends used to ask me about my home ec requirement. After all, how can an age old tradition of Columbia students being snobby, cynical, and not always that fun to hang out with, come to an end?

    PS. I posted this with the intention of enraging a few, come on just let it all out!

  14. Uh-oh  

    Looks like someone missed the "Caps Lock" lecture in Stenography BC1101.

  15. Anon.

    Because Columbia posters never have typos....

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