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Universal Declaration of Human Rights. by Juxtapolemic

October 5th, 2009 2:12 PM / Location: 45.531421,-122.6582

INSTRUCTIONS: Post a copy of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights in your workplace lunch room. Document how long it takes for HR (or somebody else) to take it down.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Please get a photo of the document in place.

If you happen to be present when the document is removed, please get a photo of the person for evidence during their trial.

4 October 2009. 9:19 p.m.: In a good-spirited gesture in support of Human Rights, I'm printing this document. I'm not sure if the paper on which I am printing this was made in such a way that infringes upon the rights in said document, but if it was, someone should do something about that, as well.

Given the atmosphere at my workspace, I don't think it will ever be taken down, but I'll document the process anyhow. Mainly I aim to take pictures of people reading it half-interestedly for purposes of extortion and blackmailing when opportunity arises.

5 October 2009. 11;37 a.m.: I've managed to get a few pictures of coworkers in their inspection of the document. Most importantly among them is the shot I got of my manager, Dan, in the midst of mock-disapproval.

1:18 p.m.: The Declaration is pretty much being ignored. The next plan is to try and generate discussion about it among those in the break room.

1:31 p.m.: Most people are much more interested in their lunch than in Universal Human Rights.

1:58 p.m.: I am sitting near the Declaration (phone duty!) and people now seem to be avoiding both the Declaration & me. I applaud the measures I've taken for Universal Human Rights, I believe I've made some impact today.

2:09 p.m.: More updates to follow. If there is anything relevant to add, that is.

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The Declaration is nearby the Toaster

The Declaration is nearby the Toaster

Ready for its thumb tack display of glory

Taking its rightful place, among the comic strips

Taking its rightful place, among the comic strips

I can haz Rightz

A Coworker Empowers Himself

A Coworker Empowers Himself

The Manager Discovers the Declaration!

The Manager Discovers the Declaration!


The Manager takes Umbrage

The Manager takes Umbrage

He's pointing out that despite what Article 22 may say, those deductions aren't going to Social Security.

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posted by Camel O'Rama on October 6th, 2009 7:17 AM

Well played -

I really want to do this but i don't work anywhere :-(

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posted by Anna Louise on October 12th, 2009 11:45 PM

Then world is your lunch room! (I'm not sure who HR is in this metaphore, but who cares :-) )

For extra win you could also post it in someone else's work lunch room :-)

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posted by Anna Louise on October 12th, 2009 11:46 PM

I love the expression on your boss' face!!!

And how cool that your coworker is already empowering himself! :-)