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May 11, 2006 12:03 AM

Broken: Inspirational poster

TigerJonathan Langer sends this picture seen on the wall at his high school.

He writes: "Inspirational posters are commonly placed on school walls. However, this one seems oddly out of place. The message may be true, but it's definitely not inspirational."


how is it exactly that there appears to be no damage or graffiti anywhere on it? something that noticeable and laughable wouldn't last long in most high schools.

Posted by: gmangw at May 11, 2006 12:14 AM

dude why is the wall pink? hihg schools usall dont have pink walls. another thing, it looks like one of those custom posters.

Posted by: the dude at May 11, 2006 12:32 AM

I dunno, that's a pretty accurate representation of how high school works.

Posted by: abcdario at May 11, 2006 01:03 AM

I didn't know Dr. Kevorkian did Inspirational posters

Posted by: Darth Ninja at May 11, 2006 01:56 AM

I think “The Dude” needs some caffeine

Posted by: I’m addicted to coffee at May 11, 2006 02:04 AM

Again, truth in advertising. Teach the kiddies young- life ALWAYS kicks you when you're down.

Posted by: =David at May 11, 2006 02:04 AM

Is it broken though? Message is fairly accurate, if a little depressing

If you liked that poster, check out the demontivational posters at:

Posted by: higgser at May 11, 2006 06:13 AM

Higgser said exactly what I was thinking.

Now, as for the poster.... I'd bet that a student put that up while the administrators weren't paying attention.

Posted by: Glenn Lasher at May 11, 2006 06:49 AM

It is definately broken...the message is supposed to be inspirational and uplifiting but instead causes you to become depressed. Therefore the poster does not work as it should and is BROKEN

Posted by: Joe at May 11, 2006 07:24 AM

Not Broken. That could be there intent, to make you depressed. See this website They make a business out of demotivational posters.

Posted by: Deflauder Mause at May 11, 2006 07:58 AM

Broken because it's supposed to be inspirational but comes out more threatening/menacing than scary. I don't know that I'd want a lion telling me to wait till tomorrow if I thought today was bad...!

Posted by: Mae at May 11, 2006 08:44 AM

How the heck is this an example of "a project to make businesses more aware of their customer experience, and how to fix it"??? This and the cop car... man... looks this should become a site updated weekly with real broken stuff -- design flaws and so forth -- without the "fluff" like we've seen recently.

Posted by: Anna Nonymous at May 11, 2006 09:41 AM

This is only broken if you think that the person who hung the poster intended to inspire.

On a larger note, those insipid inspirational posters are broken. They depress me. Their messages are anodyne and cliche.

Posted by: Sean at May 11, 2006 10:00 AM

Just for Fun, guys. If you're like me and think inspirational posters like this are retarded, check out My favorite is, "INDIFFERENCE -- It takes 47 muscles to frown and only 17 to smile, but it doesn't take any just to sit there with a dumb look on your face."

Posted by: Ron Mexico at May 11, 2006 10:36 AM

"dude why is the wall pink? hihg schools usall dont have pink walls. another thing, it looks like one of those custom posters."

I don't think the wall's pink, looks more white to me. with a little pink tinge due to the camera that was used(most likely a cell Phone Camera)

Posted by: infinity306 at May 11, 2006 10:37 AM

a school counts as a buisness, and its customer experience is quite possibly more important than that of any company.

Posted by: gmangw at May 11, 2006 11:00 AM

Probably just put up by a teacher as a joke...I know a few of my teachers who have similar posters in their rooms.

Posted by: mz at May 11, 2006 03:37 PM

"This is only broken if you think that the person who hung the poster intended to inspire."

True, very true.

Posted by: Fuzzy at May 11, 2006 04:56 PM

tiger.jpg? Someone hasn't been paying attention at school!

Posted by: Ben at May 11, 2006 05:50 PM

i guess the author's idea was to say that, if you wait and don't kill yourself, you should live to see a better day tomorrow.

of course the depressing conotation is stronger.

Posted by: träsel at May 11, 2006 08:35 PM

Yeah that's more of a cougar/Mountain Lion/Panther then a tiger...

These are tigers

didn't notice the Image name before but now it seems the poster's submitter is a little broken LOL

Posted by: infinity306 at May 11, 2006 08:42 PM

As a future teacher, I plan to keep my room uplifting and casual. To keep the casual atmosphere, some teachers will put posters like this up to get a snicker out of some kids. While it might not be uplifting (which might not be its intent, as already pointed out) it is humorous and for some teachers, it is a way to connect with students.

Posted by: AndyTheTeacher at May 11, 2006 11:38 PM

It,s a picture of a female lion on the poster.

Posted by: Darth Ninja at May 12, 2006 02:52 AM

Oops my post was broken:

It's a picture of a female lion on the poster.

Posted by: Darth Ninja at May 12, 2006 02:54 AM

Assuming the intention was, in fact, to be inspirational, then this would be like "If you think our waitresses are rude, you should see our manager."

Posted by: Fuzzy at May 12, 2006 08:11 AM

It's a Lioness, and she's growling... You see what happens when Nala get's mad? Trust me on this one, DO NOT @%#$ WITH NALA! (or she could be giving a seductive grin, I'm really not sure. I'll have to ask Simba, if he isn't haveing daddy issues again that is...)

Posted by: Guardian Panthera at May 13, 2006 01:58 AM

I guess the lion won't sleep tonight

Posted by: Why r u reading this at May 16, 2006 05:22 PM

Two things:

1. The poster is NEGATIVE. Maybe it somehow got attracted to positive posters, like magnets? LOL

2. That's one angry-looking lioness! The lions have big fluffy collars XD :P.

Posted by: Another guy named Alex B. at May 22, 2006 11:17 AM

This smacks of photoshop. I don't think a poster like this could be up long enough for someone to take a picture.

Posted by: Wazoo_22 at July 7, 2006 08:22 PM

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