He Wore A Hat

And he said things that made people uncomfortable. I have not listened to the above recordings in, probably, ever. It is possibly full of NSFW words. Kirk Wilson was a guy I knew in days when it seemed like outrageous was a good way to go about things. In those days, a friend and I... Continue Reading →

Real humorists say “propaganda”

But they were really just ads. Horribly designed and written ads (done by a niave 22-year-old) I might add. But as the saying goes (and if its not a saying, then I just coined it): "Advertising is 80% being seen." The problem was we needed more writers and we needed to get noticed. Well, mostly... Continue Reading →

By Hook or By Crook or By Law of Bylaws

So there were these rules, right? I mean they had to be there or the Harpoon would never get any money. So we had to write some. It was actually pretty fun. And they were popular, too. At least in certain circles. For instance, in the Student Life Office, the leagal counsel seemed to really... Continue Reading →

Constituting the Harpoon

So, when a bunch of students at the U want to get together and do something, I mean really do something.  Together.  In a bunch, like.  And not be arrested for being a mob or something, I mean.  When they want to do that, become a bunch, not become a mob, they become a Registered... Continue Reading →

Office space for the Harpoon

Late in the first year of the Harpoon, some time in the second half, anyway, and certainly after the War Issue was published, the Harpoon got itself some designated office space from Student Life.  At that time in the history of things, these offices were located on the main floor of the Kirkhoff Center, with... Continue Reading →

Something about the original logo

Down there, way, way, way down there at the bottom of the page, the entire contents of the very first post, is the original logo. Here are some lies and a little bit of truth about it.  It's a pun.  One of the very few puns published in the Harpoon which the co-founders understood.  The... Continue Reading →

Funding Revocation

The kerfuffle rolled along with only constant prodding by the Harpoon staff, associates, and acquaintances--and such prodding as was done by agents of the Other Side.  Unexpected allies emerged; of whom not the least was one of the 'no' voters, a person initially strongly opposed to the Harpoon, but who had the integrity to visit with... Continue Reading →

Volume 1 Number 6

This was possibly the most successful number of the first year of publication.  Fueled by spite, cold sodas, and an angry mob, the organization set out to Show Them.  Topics were farmed out at a bull session held in the back room of a bar in the back of a bowling alley. Pieces were written... Continue Reading →

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