Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

19 Mar 2002, 14:25 p.m.

I saw a sign on a door into MLK Student…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

I saw a sign on a door into MLK Student Union that announced overflow seating for Noam Chomsky's speech today. It read, "Chomsky overflow in Pauley Ballroom". I have never before seen the phrase "Chomsky overflow." As Alethia noted, it brings to mind images of waves and waves of Noam Chomsky washing over the hills.