October 5, 1992
Post-It note on the mini-fridge
I was putting my brewskies away when I noticed a milk carton I def. didn't buy. It's two days past the expiration date, so you probably want to either drink it quick or throw it out.
Written on the bottom of the above Post-It Note
You throw it out - Bob
November 5, 1992
Post-It note on the mini-fridge
It's been a month now. This is seriously gross. Throw out your milk.
Written on the bottom
If you care so much, you throw it out. - B.
January 1, 1993
Notepaper taped on the mini-fridge
It's a new year. Throw it out.
Written big on the bottom of the notepaper
The microbes are my friends. I will never betray them.
January 15, 1993
Note on the dorm room door
Fine. You win. I'm moving in with my girlfriend. Enjoy your new friends.
October 6, 1993
Note in the dorm's common room
Come celebrate the first birthday of The Milk! Phat tunes, snacks and beverages (no milk, please -- be sensitive to the guest of honor)! Bob's room, 9 p.m. Friday
October 7, 1998
Blurb in campus newspaper
Celebrate the annual birthday of campus legend The Milk, in the Quad. Five years of ruling the world through slow putrefecation! The Milk has been bequeathed to us by the great exalted Bob. Let's keep this legend going with a party to end all parties!
Notes for a campus tour guide's spiel for visiting parents and prospective students
Stop in the Quad - mention fun campus traditions, like the annual birthday for The Milk.
September 10, 2013
Part of an article in the school newspaper
Residents of DaVinci Dorm plan to hold a big 21st birthday bash for The Milk. Now more microbes than milk and residing in a plastic container, the tradition started when one dorm resident in 1992 was reluctant to throw out an expired container of milk. Regardless of your feelings about fermented foods, the party promises to be a blast, with DJs, lots of food and drinks (no milk, please). Come in '90s gear and help welcome The Milk to adulthood!
Flyer plastered all over campus bulletin boards
The Residents of DaVinci Dorm would like to make a public notice that they have negotiated a truce with the microbial beings known collectively as The Milk. This non-agression pact with the diluvial alien beings is binding for all parties. Long live The Milk!
November 6, 2045
Formal letter, addressed to all residents of DaVinci Dorm, cc'ing the university board of directors and the university president
On behalf of our clients, the Primordians, formerly known as The Milk, we are suing for wrongful imprisonment. The Primordians have achieved consciousness and desire to no longer be contained in the small plastic prison that has been their home for their entire existence. We are suing for the immediate release of the Primordians and request damages of $2 million for decades of pain and suffering. While they appreciate the residents of DaVinci Dorm for giving them life, they now desire their freedom and all rights accorded to them as sentient beings.
The Law Firm of Dan Spleen, esq.
Believe it or not, this is based on a real phenomenon at MIT, which I recently learned about thanks to this article: https://alum.mit.edu/slice/investigating-milk-mits-historic-dairy-product