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Judge Tumbly-r: What is Scav Hunt?

scavjudges:

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Scav Hunt is…celebrating nerds for their nerdery.

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Scav Hunt is…celebrating athletes for their athleticism.

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Scav Hunt is…celebrating musicians for their musicality.

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Scav Hunt is…celebrating artists for their artistry.

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Scav Hunt is going all-out for four days straight…

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uchicagoadmissions:

Indiana Jones Mystery Package

We don’t really even know how to start this post. Yesterday we received a package addressed to “Henry Walton Jones, Jr.”. We sort-of shrugged it off and put it in our bin of mail for student workers to sort and deliver to the right faculty member— we get the wrong mail a lot.

Little did we know what we were looking at. When our student mail worker snapped out of his finals-tired haze and realized who Dr. Jones was, we were sort of in luck: this package wasn’t meant for a random professor in the Stat department. It is addressed to “Indiana” Jones.

What we know: The package contained an incredibly detailed replica of “University of Chicago Professor” Abner Ravenwood’s journal from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. It looks only sort of like this one, but almost exactly like this one, so much so that we thought it might have been the one that was for sale on Ebay had we not seen some telling inconsistencies in cover color and “Ex Libris” page (and distinct lack of sword). The book itself is a bit dusty, and the cover is teal fabric with a red velvet spine, with weathered inserts and many postcards/pictures of Marion Ravenwood (and some cool old replica money) included. It’s clear that it is mostly, but not completely handmade, as although the included paper is weathered all of the “handwriting” and calligraphy lacks the telltale pressure marks of actual handwriting. 

What we don’t know: Why this came to us. The package does not actually have real stamps on it— the outside of the package was crinkly and dirty as if it came through the mail, but the stamps themselves are pasted on and look like they have been photocopied. There is no US postage on the package, but we did receive it in a bin of mail, and it is addressed to the physical address of our building, Rosenwald Hall, which has a distinctly different address from any other buildings where it might be appropriate to send it (Haskell Hall or the Oriental Institute Museum). However, although now home to the Econ department and College Admissions, Rosenwald Hall used to be the home to our departments of geology and geography

If you’re an applicant and sent this to us: Why? How? Did you make it? Why so awesome? If you’re a member of the University community and this belongs to you or you’ve gotten one like it before, PLEASE tell us how you acquired it, and whether or not yours came with a description— or if we’re making a big deal out of the fact that you accidentally slipped a gift for a friend in to the inter-university mail system. If you are an Indiana Jones enthusiast and have any idea who may have sent this to us or who made it, let us know that, too. 

We know this sounds like a joke/hoax… it’s not (at least, from our end).  Any hints, ideas, thoughts, or explanations are appreciated. We’ve been completely baffled as to why this was sent to us, in mostly a good way, but it’s clear this is a neat thing that either belongs somewhere else— or belongs in the halls of UChicago admissions history.

Internet: help us out. If you’re on Reddit (we’re not) or any other nerdly social media sites where we might get information about this, feel free to post far and wide and e-mail any answers, clues, ideas, thoughts, or musings to indianajonesjournal@uchicago.edu  (yes, we did set up an email account just to deal with this thing). 

hail-tom-hiddleston:

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artsyandawkward:


The most dramatic fall of all time

harry “diva” potter 

this is basically all seven books like harry always dramatically dies while ron takes the painful stuff

 #hello we are harry potter and ronald weasley #and this is jackass

okay so i’m crying

hail-tom-hiddleston:

sofeeuhsofia:

leroyss:

artsyandawkward:

The most dramatic fall of all time

harry “diva” potter 

this is basically all seven books like harry always dramatically dies while ron takes the painful stuff

 #hello we are harry potter and ronald weasley #and this is jackass

okay so i’m crying

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laviedeclaire:

Everyone’s favorite Kardashian

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deaddollsdontcry:

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bringromanticismback:

phantom-quantum:

princessxavier:

ameri-ko:

the-awesome-gilbert96:

iggybrowssosexy:

MEXICO

PLEASE WORLD

Mummy.

Dude Swiss and American are fucking killing me

DRACULA RESIDENT EVIL GODFATHERS

SARKOLAND

WE HAVE BEST FRIENDS YOU JELLY?

LOL

Like us, but… xD

THIRD WOOOOOOORLD! X°°°°D I agree

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forgiveorforget:

yourblogiswank:

its like
one smile was not enough for the sky
it was really fucking happy
it had to have two

forgiveorforget:

yourblogiswank:

its like

one smile was not enough for the sky

it was really fucking happy

it had to have two

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jackiedaiquiri:

sthumma

jackiedaiquiri:

sthumma

“The less I needed, the better I felt.”

—   Charles Bukowski  (via thenocturnals)

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