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Your New NSOP 2010 Theme: Absurdism

The NSOP 2010 theme has, we hear, been altered. Instead of The Odyssey, our NSOP spies inform us that it’s…2001, uh, make that 2010: A Space Odyssey.

Apparently, much distress was caused by Bwog’s call of CC-centrism. Despite the fact that the NSOP t-shirts and NSOP schedule books seem to be dominated by the theme of birds (white, Classical-looking birds on the shirts, and black, Twitter-looking birds in the books) and not by apes, or the future, or science fiction, or aliens, or the dawn of mankind, or anything remotely related to the Kubrick 1968 film, this is your new theme. In short, this year’s NSOP theme is nothing.

NSOP committee friends– we were joking! It’s okay! Everything is going to be fine! The Odyssey is a famous book even if you’re an engineer. Or, as one erudite Bwogger (in SEAS) put it this morning, “I mean, who hasn’t read Homer, anyway?!”

Two other new NSOP treats: Consent is Sexy is no more. It’s now the more literal “Keep Sex Sexy.” Coordinators get “Keeping Sex Sexy” shirts– gimme! OLs can also be graded by their groups on the NSOP website; the two OLs with the best reviews get tickets to the Lion King.

Update: So we’ll get the scoop from NSOP now, but in the meantime, there is an actual 2010: Odyssey Two book.

A clip from Convocation, new-theme style:

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  • the NSOP committee... says:

    @the NSOP committee... is spineless and incompetent. clearly.

  • ... says:

    @... open the troy bay doors please, hal.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous umm what?

  • I hate that movie! says:

    @I hate that movie! As a Film major, the Space Odyssey is CRAP. You guys scared me soooo bad!!!!

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous The Space Odyssey is a Film major?

      1. grammar says:

        @grammar superb

      2. Maybe says:

        @Maybe s/he meant major film

        1. Haha: says:

          @Haha: Clever.

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous as a space odyssey, film majors are crap

  • Lolol says:

    @Lolol Lol you guys do realize it’s “2010: Your NSOP odyssey”, right? It says so on the t-shirts and in the schedule book…

  • Lolz: says:

    @Lolz: As if the NSOP theme was changed since you posted this. It’s been the same theme the whole time, you guys were just WRONG.

    1. Eliza says:

      @Eliza If you are an OL can you email me at and explain the rationale for making the NSOP theme related to 2001: A Space Odyssey? I would be very much in your debt. Thanks!

      1. In short, says:

        @In short, you must be really dense if you don’t understand the theme.

      2. NSOP Committee Member says:

        @NSOP Committee Member Please reach out to us at and if you’d like an official explanation.

        1. Eliza says:

          @Eliza Thanks, just wrote. And apologies for our snarky suggestion that NSOP changed its theme because of Bwog. We know that isn’t true, we’re just confused about what odyssey we’re talking about here.

          1. Lolz: says:

            @Lolz: I kinda doubt you’re sorry. Spreading blatant misinformation doesn’t really help anybody. But maybe it makes you feel better?

            1. Eliza says:

              @Eliza Spreading false information is not that fun (riding bikes and eating donuts is better). We made a joke about an NSOP theme, because we think the NSOP theme is funny. No one is harmed, perhaps some people found this video of screeching man-apes discovering a slab in the middle of the Lion King set entertaining. If you’re on the NSOP committee and have something to clarify, please do email me at Thanks!

              1. hahahaha says:

                @hahahaha it’s funny because you’re too dense (like someone above “In short,” said) to understand it.

                1. Eliza says:

                  @Eliza I’d love to stop talking about the NSOP theme after this but: you seem, by your multiple comments on the subject, to have a vested interest in this year’s NSOP theme, which I understand is a combination of odysseys but still seems kind of absurd and funny to me, (Homer+2001: A Space Odyssey+2010: Odyssey Two) and to my fellow Bwoggers, so, seriously, email me directly if you have something to add about the NSOP theme. Now, perhaps we can resume our lives.

                2. NSOP Committee Member says:

                  @NSOP Committee Member This person’s not on the committtee.

                  1. The True Scotsman says:

                    @The True Scotsman “This” “person”‘s “not” on the “committee”, eh? Well, I think we all know what this means… Communist!

            2. Anonymous says:

              @Anonymous WHY U MAD THO

  • 2010: Odyssey Two says:

    @2010: Odyssey Two but nobody cares about that book.

    1. ... says:

      @... you are awesome. and no one gets it : (

  • John says:

    @John Well, the back of the shirts do have a pterodactyl on them. That means 2001 a Space Odyssey to me much more than the Odyssey. And, while Bwog may pride itself on a large ego, your claim that you actually changed the theme is far-fetched. lol

  • You Guys says:

    @You Guys Are posting shit way too frequently. No one will read or comment on older posts because they’d be sooooo last minute or so.

    Just a suggestion.

  • Sweet says:

    @Sweet I didn’t know my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-greeat-great-great-grandmother came to commencement

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