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Chris Peterson SM '13

Dec 14, 2011

Invasion MIT!

Posted in: Miscellaneous, Life & Culture

As I walked up the steps to 77 Mass Ave this morning I was ready to plow through another day of committee.

What I got was war. 


And finally, outside the President's office, a portrait:


With a note: 

"President Hockfield,

We have waged infinite battles against our ruthless enemy known as term. But rest assured, victory is at hand. We will fight to brighten up MIT.

Please accept this portrait made from the sacrifices of my soldiers to brighten your day. May you win your battles just as we prepare to defeat our finals once again in this infinite war.

General Jack Florey

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Hahaha, this hack is full of win.

Posted by: TWL on December 14, 2011

Hahaha, I love MIT hackers. I'm really impressed with the portrait, that must have taken some work.
This makes me even more anxious for Saturday...

Posted by: Jordi Turner on December 14, 2011

Those are some interesting battle formations.

Posted by: Matthew Davis on December 14, 2011

Great hack, and the portrait is just AMAZING.

Posted by: José ('17?) on December 14, 2011

What a great hack! MIT ROCKS!! The portrait of President Hockfield is quite impressive! Wishing everyone the best during finals!

Posted by: Tammy on December 14, 2011

This sums up why I love MIT.

Posted by: Edward Schembor on December 14, 2011

Who else saw the XKCD reference?

Posted by: V on December 14, 2011

^ "My normal approach is useless here."

Posted by: Newton on December 14, 2011

'Even the identity matrix doesn't work normally'

On a side note, that portrait is incredible!

Posted by: Abhishek on December 14, 2011


Let's hope, eh? Also, the portrait is frankly amazing. Did this all show up overnight? O_O Where'd they get all of those toy soldiers? Why are some of them upside-dooooooooown???

Posted by: Ken L. on December 14, 2011

I thought the square root of love was MIT?

Posted by: ErikS on December 14, 2011

^ No, MIT is the square of awesome (Not even square root, because then it would be less than awesome. This way it's more than awesome)

Maybe even the cube of awesome.

Posted by: Newton on December 14, 2011

Nice one

Posted by: Jesse on December 15, 2011


Posted by: Mag on December 15, 2011

Jack has outdone himself this time!! smile you made me late for class admiring your brilliant creativity!!
Let's march through finals everyone!!
Happy Holidays smile

Posted by: Mari on December 15, 2011

aint no mountain high enough... aint no valley low enough.. MIT soldiers, go get them!!!!!!! :D

Posted by: Abhilasha Kamboj on December 15, 2011

The "Occupy" movement, MIT-style.

Posted by: Bruce Mendelsohn on December 15, 2011

Those are a ton of soliders to place. Keep up the battle!

Yet another reason why MIT is awesome.

Posted by: <i b=t>I</i>ain on December 15, 2011

Seriously, those toy soldiers were *everywhere*. Pretty impressive.

Posted by: John '12 on December 15, 2011

This is so cool! The portrait is amazing! I hope my daughter sees it.

Posted by: Mona Mehta (Parent) on December 16, 2011

And to think I thought this was one of the art class projects! MIT Hackers rock our world.

Posted by: Nikita C on December 19, 2011

The brand new hack this year!!

Posted by: Liming on December 19, 2011

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