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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 12:55 pm 
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Survived a lightning strike, but is in bad shape.

https://twitter.com/Tulane/status/1128360117181796352?s=20


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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 5:56 pm 
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well that's gonna go over poorly with my kids.


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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 6:09 pm 
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well that's gonna go over poorly with my kids every Tulanian.
FTFY

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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 1:01 pm 
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School supposedly going to name a new tree. Bead trees aren't named, they are born.


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 1:24 pm 
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Per a reply to a Facebook post from a local (who lurks here in fact), the tree is already gone. It was apparently in really bad shape.


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 11:13 am 
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I wonder if the beads contributed to the tree being in bad shape.


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 12:03 pm 
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Private Joker wrote:
I wonder if the beads contributed to the tree being in bad shape.

Seems unlikely; it got struck by lighting and then infested with termites.


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My understanding is that the beads had done major damage to the tree before the lightning and termites. I don’t really know. I do know I was at a table with all Tulane people last night And all are hoping the bead tree does not come back

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My understanding is that the beads had done major damage to the tree before the lightning and termites. I don’t really know. I do know I was at a table with all Tulane people last night And all are hoping the bead tree does not come back

By "Tulane people", presumably you mean uptight professor types? Any of those who dislike the bead tree actually support athletics? Just curious.


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 7:07 pm 
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This old guy thought the bead tree was pretty damn cool. I just wish we had thought of it in the 70s.

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 8:33 pm 
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TUPF wrote:
This old guy thought the bead tree was pretty damn cool. I just wish we had thought of it in the 70s.

Don't thing you were thinking too much about beads in the 70's... 8) … were you?


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 8:15 am 
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Actually, we did think about the beads in the 70's; we just used them to cover the basketball court after the first basket on the weekend before Mardi Gras. watching the grins on the team members was hilarious, and worth the technical.

Too bad there were people who probably needed massive doses of miralax that developed bigger threats. Can buy off players to come to your program, but don't let the fans throw beads onto the court one time each season....

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 11:08 am 
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Not professor types. It was housing/dorm people (one of whom is a relatively recent alum). They were convinced it was what started killing the tree I’m not saying they are correct.

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 11:14 am 
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Campus Connection is on it!

https://twitter.com/TulaneShop/status/1 ... 0246350851

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 11:31 am 
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When did this become a thing?

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 11:41 am 
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When did this become a thing?

The tree used to get a decent amount of beads in my day (early 90s) just because it was near the most commonly walked path from St. Charles to campus, but it wasn't really known as "a thing" and I don't think it got nearly the volume it got recently. I think it really became known widely due to social media and Tulane realizing it was a unique thing that they could photograph to use in their promotions and publications.


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 12:44 pm 
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Social Media killed the tree - :shock:


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sr wrote:
Social Media killed the tree - :shock:

While typed in snark, that may be not entirely untrue. There seems to be a story every few months about some famous site somewhere being destroyed by tourists who are coming just to take a selfie and causing undue stress on it (whatever it is). Sounds stupid but it's probably worse than it was before the "look where I visited" age.


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PeteRasche wrote:
sr wrote:
Social Media killed the tree - :shock:

While typed in snark, that may be not entirely untrue. There seems to be a story every few months about some famous site somewhere being destroyed by tourists who are coming just to take a selfie and causing undue stress on it (whatever it is). Sounds stupid but it's probably worse than it was before the "look where I visited" age.


This phrase joins so many in a similar vein:

Twas beauty, killed the beast
Video killed the radio star
Curiosity killed the cat
Sparrow killed cöck robin

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From R. Campanella - Requiem to the Bead Tree

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