SFW, humorous quotes and memes about walls.
February 16, 2017 9:24 AM   Subscribe

The neighboring lab has put up a barrier between my lab bench and theirs. My coworkers and I have started decorating this barrier with wall-related text and images. ("Build bridges not walls" went up immediately.) Give me some more ideas to keep us going and hopefully bring a smile or a knowing nod to passersby, including the large number of Muslim and Hispanic staff who help keep our building operating. Searching "wall memes" right now was kind of depressing.
posted by deludingmyself to Grab Bag (34 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
"Mr. [Lab Neighbor] tear down this wall!!!"
posted by Captain_Science at 9:28 AM on February 16, 2017 [4 favorites]


I'm not paying for this ******* wall!
posted by The Deej at 9:36 AM on February 16, 2017 [1 favorite]


A quote from (or the entire text of) Robert Frost's Mending Wall.
posted by Metroid Baby at 9:39 AM on February 16, 2017 [1 favorite]


We don't need no education
we don't need no thought control
posted by zamboni at 9:41 AM on February 16, 2017 [8 favorites]


For the love of God, Montresor!
posted by zamboni at 9:41 AM on February 16, 2017 [8 favorites]


OH, YEAH!
posted by zamboni at 9:47 AM on February 16, 2017 [9 favorites]


Kilroy was here
posted by zamboni at 9:48 AM on February 16, 2017 [1 favorite]


A nice sign, reading

[Platform 9¾]
posted by zamboni at 9:55 AM on February 16, 2017 [4 favorites]


Don't go chasing faterwalls, Please stick to the spoonerisms that you're used to
posted by Rob Rockets at 9:58 AM on February 16, 2017 [2 favorites]


Paul Blackburn's Matchbook Poem.
posted by JohnFromGR at 10:03 AM on February 16, 2017


Romans Go Home! (Romani ite domum!)
posted by Sunburnt at 10:17 AM on February 16, 2017 [2 favorites]


(Got-damn, Mefites, you are all on fire in here today: almost every single thing I wanted to post has already been suggested. Well done! *applause*)

I can only suggest two things: a classical painting of Pyramus and Thisbe, and also the poem "Wall Marks" by Shel Silverstein:
Those scratchy marks there on the wall,
They show how short I used to be.
They rise until they get this tall,
And Mama keeps reminding me
The way my dad would take his pen
And as I stood there, stiff and straight,
He'd put a ruler on my head
And mark the spot and write the date.
She says that it's my history,
But I don't understand it at all
Just why she cries each time she sees
Those scratchy marks there on the wall.
posted by wenestvedt at 10:27 AM on February 16, 2017 [1 favorite]


Do you have the Photoshop skills to clone that cement tower on the cover of The Who's "Who's Next" to make it into a wall?
posted by wenestvedt at 10:28 AM on February 16, 2017 [1 favorite]


Update: this photo has now been added. Simon & Garfunkel lyrics were also added by a mysterious contributor overnight.
posted by deludingmyself at 10:30 AM on February 16, 2017 [1 favorite]


Maybe a picture of Tim Allen's neighbor from Home Improvement (TV show). The guy who we only saw the top of his head over the fence.
posted by hydra77 at 11:36 AM on February 16, 2017 [5 favorites]


Maybe a photo from Ana Teresa Fernández's project Borrando La Frontera?
posted by cnidaria at 11:47 AM on February 16, 2017


I'd also add pictures of the Great Wall of China and the Western Wall in Jerusalem. And maybe this wall to complete the trio.
posted by Mchelly at 11:52 AM on February 16, 2017


Just Another Brick in the Wall
posted by BoscosMom at 11:55 AM on February 16, 2017


For a Good Time Call Wallbuilder
000-000-0000 ex 000
posted by BoscosMom at 12:05 PM on February 16, 2017


The first famous quote that leapt to mind was "something there is that doesn't love a wall" from Robert Frost's Mending Wall
posted by Henrietta Stackpole at 12:19 PM on February 16, 2017


Put a little drawing of a tunnel opening, al la Road Runner.
posted by bondcliff at 1:03 PM on February 16, 2017 [4 favorites]


Hand- and foot-holds for climbing.
posted by Serene Empress Dork at 1:22 PM on February 16, 2017 [1 favorite]


The image for the CD single Wonderwall.
posted by Serene Empress Dork at 1:28 PM on February 16, 2017


Grafitti: Mediocre Wall of (Name of person or department responsible for construction of wall)
posted by Serene Empress Dork at 1:31 PM on February 16, 2017


The cover of the "Break Down the Walls" record by Youth of Today?
posted by kevinbelt at 1:39 PM on February 16, 2017




I'm not seeing any "A Song of Ice And Fire" references, but I haven't read the books, so maybe i'm missing any. In any case, the ASOIAF universe, popularly known as Game of Thrones, has a wall that looms very large both in the imagination and in the reality of Westeros. Gotta be something that can be done here, especially if you can strongly imply that your peers on the other side of the partition are the wildlings, and you, the civilized.
posted by Sunburnt at 2:26 PM on February 16, 2017 [2 favorites]


I have some snapshots of the final months of the Berlin Wall (like August 1988) that I could share. They are all grainy and authentic, and the graffiti is awesome.
posted by wenestvedt at 4:24 PM on February 16, 2017


Anyone ever seen It Happened One Night? Bring a blanket and a trumpet.
posted by jenfullmoon at 5:37 PM on February 16, 2017


Another graphic, rather than words—perhaps an opening/window with a view of the other side.
posted by she's not there at 5:48 PM on February 16, 2017


Clearly, this calls for a Kool-aid Man cameo
posted by Saminal at 8:07 PM on February 16, 2017 [1 favorite]


What did the fish say when he ran into a wall?

"Dam"
posted by ecorrocio at 9:50 PM on February 16, 2017


Any of Banksy's graffiti on the Israeli-Palestinian wall
posted by Penguin48 at 5:07 AM on February 17, 2017


The Kool-Aid Man is now bustin' through the wall.
posted by deludingmyself at 9:51 AM on February 18, 2017


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