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i got my iron ring!

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by vinder, Mar 7, 2002.

  1. vinder

    vinder TRIBE Member

    today i got my iron ring. it's an engineering thing for all the engineers out there.

    basically it's a reminder to be professional and moral in my work.

    one step closer to graduation!


    just thought i'd share.
  2. shylock_one

    shylock_one TRIBE Member


    I get mine tomorrow in the "secret ceremony"!
    Boy, do I ever hope I pass all my courses this year.
  3. vinder

    vinder TRIBE Member

    nice! it's a pretty gay ceremony, but enjoy!

    what school are you at?
  4. Bumbaclat

    Bumbaclat TRIBE Member

    congrats Vinder and shylock_one!

  5. shylock_one

    shylock_one TRIBE Member

    University of British Columbia
  6. vinder

    vinder TRIBE Member

    go team u of t!
  7. Stan

    Stan TRIBE Member

    Cool, now you'll finally have something to put in that ass-piercing!
  8. MBoy

    MBoy TRIBE Member


    ERTW... mmnheii
  9. MBoy

    MBoy TRIBE Member

    BTW.... congratulations! :D
  10. labRat

    labRat TRIBE Member

    the 'secret' engineering celebration was quite entertaining to say the least - i was ready to pull out my water buffalo fuzzy hat.

    the best part about getting the ring is clinking it repeatedly on the side of your beer bottles/drinking cups when you are out. you have to continue doing so until you annoy the fuk out of the people who you are there with.

    enjoy, and congrats!

  11. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    Congrats Vinder! :)

  12. Moez

    Moez TRIBE Member

    CONGRATS Vinder!!!
  13. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member

    congratulations dude! :D

  14. Cheeka

    Cheeka TRIBE Member

    YAY for Vinder!
    congrat's baby :).

    not much longer now
  15. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I'm surprized you're sober enough to post this!!!

  16. labRat

    labRat TRIBE Member

    'professional', 'moral', 'work'? what are these fantastically alien words you're using? during the almost 2 years out of school i have yet to come across such a description of what i do.

  17. Klubmasta Will

    Klubmasta Will TRIBE Member

    congrats guys.

    did you know that, even though the iron ring tradition is canadian, the idea came from rudyard kipling?

    it is supposed to symbolize your pride in your profession but it is also supposed to symbolize humility, as the rings were originally all constructed from a steel bridge that collapsed in quebec (commonly thought of as the greatest engineering disaster in canadian history).

    i remember my dad telling me that when i was a kid.
  18. Jazz

    Jazz TRIBE Member

    congrats vinder... just remember not to get your iron ring mixed up with your cock ring... :D
  19. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    cheers vinder. you have done the brown people proud by adding yet another engineer to our armies :)
  20. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    ummm, will, them being engineers with rings they probably know the history of it....ya think? :p

    congrats guys.

    <--- suffering from ring envy
  21. Klubmasta Will

    Klubmasta Will TRIBE Member

    you'd think. i have lots of friends that are engineers that just thought it was a neat ring. some knew about the bridge thing but none of them knew the idea originated with rudyard kipling. (they were all western grads though so maybe that had something to do with it.)
  22. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    yes, that would explain it.
  23. labRat

    labRat TRIBE Member

    i think you just stumbled upon something...

    we had to endure 12 excrutiating hours of watching engineering disasters, and we were not allowed to blink once. it was horrible. the pain was enough to make me vomit.

    this is me at about hour 9, i will never forget that day.

  24. Chris

    Chris Well-Known TRIBEr

    Wow! they must pass those little rings out to anyone, all joking aside, good job Vinder!!!! Congrats
  25. coleridge

    coleridge TRIBE Member

    From a fellow iron ring bearer, Congratulations!

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