Tag Archives: Revolution

Viva La Blue Chairs

31 Aug

The blue chairs have returned. Last night, I received a message that something had happened, but I wasn’t sure until I walked into work this morning. Lo and behold, the chairs were in their rightful place. Revolutionaries had struck and undone the work of a so-called interior decorator.

Like many who have fought the establishment, the revolutionaries left their mark. Zorro had the Z. The anarchist in V for Vendettahad the V. The Blue Chair Gang left the upside down 4. Due to potential copyright infringement and further displays of the symbol, I will not reproduce the upside down 4. Just know that it is blue and looks like a stick figure chair.

This representation is as close to the symbol as I am willing to get.

Now that the revolution has begun, I am wondering what will happen next. Will there be a movement for more vending machines? Will there be demands for motion sensor lights that don’t go out during tests? Will people strap themselves to the frisbee golf baskets to protest the need for more holes?

Only time will tell, but one thing is certain. The blue chairs are back.

The Blue Chair Revolution

29 Aug

Several months ago, I wrote a post about the blue chairs outside of my office, and their popularity as a hangout spot. Last week, I returned to work to find the blue chairs missing, and I thought, “Uh oh, this is not good.” I discussed the issue with one of my history faculty cohorts, and he expressed the fear that I was imagining – the history students are going to revolt.


The blue chairs were the foundation of the history department. This is where students studied. This is where students slept. This is where students formulated plans to get through their classes.

We knew that the students would be upset by the redecoration of their area, and it did not take long for them to voice their opposition. On the first day of school, I was bombarded with:

“Where are the chairs?”

“What happened to the chairs?”

“I hate these new chairs. You can’t sleep in them.”

“What’s up with this table? Do they expect us to put books on it?”

I am not certain, but I believe planning has begun to get the chairs back. They have been discovered in their new location, and I expect to see them in their rightful place any morning. No person pretending to be an interior decorator can mess with students of history.