Posted by: Jeremiah Graves | December 7, 2011


Two tourists walked into the library. As is the case with lots and lots of people who come in here, they’re operating under the misguided assumption that people are allowed to freely climb about on top of the Great Dome.

When informed otherwise, they—like most people—didn’t really seem to grasp why the university wouldn’t be down with letting folks meander about on top of a structure 150-feet in the air.

Tourist 1: “Hi, we want to get on top of the dome to see the view.”
Cap’n Charisma: “I’m sorry, you can’t get on top of the dome.”

Tourist 2: “Is it for MIT people only?”
Tourist 1: “We just want to look around, we won’t mess with anything.”
Cap’n Charisma: “No, you legitimately cannot get on top of the dome.”

Tourist 2: “Really?”
Cap’n Charisma: “Really.”

Tourist 1: “I guess that makes sense…”
Tourist 2: “…yeah, because of the rain.”



  1. Think entrepreneurial – blast through the wall on the river side and sell tickets.


    • I like where your head is at…I’m sure I don’t have to swing this by Steering Committee or anything, right?!


      • It could fund . . . baseball bats or morale events?


      • and time with a sledge hammer is very therapeutic.


  2. I don’t think I understand why people think this is a common occurance.


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