Eugene Weekly calls it as they see it: The Phildo

Per the UO Constitution, the official naming ceremony requires pro-forma approval by Pres Schill and his Faculty Advisory Committee. But the Eugene Weekly has spoken:

We loved all the responses we got for naming the Hayward Field tower — and Phil’s Phallus Palace was a strong runner up. The “weiner” is: The Phildo. Come get your Eugene Weekly T-shirt. And University of Oregon: Please take note, and also the UO and Nike should rethink possible future designs that bear distinct responses to parts of the anatomy that don’t involve footwear.

Rumor has it that 3-D printed USB powered versions will be for sale soon in an array of sizes at ThePhildo.com, for far less than the ~$2.37M the academic side had to pay to wire up this egofice.

The naming call was easy. As UO’s Hayward website notes “Its perforated metal skin and steel form flare upward and outward to resemble a …”

Well, you get the idea. And what will be under the foreskin of this “heroic wood” egofice? A living room:

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5 Responses to Eugene Weekly calls it as they see it: The Phildo

  1. zach says:

    With so many things to investigate at UO and create discussion about the EW creates this kindergarten level buzz about this ? The editor works at UO. I just cannot believe it. They could look at forcing students to buy sports tickets that go unused, seismic deficiencies of campus buildings, 65 million to fix Huestis Hall (what a dump I used to work there) campus deferred maintenance backlog (how much has accumulated), old dorms lacking fire sprinklers , details of the mostly unknown one billion dollar knight campus, east campus home demolitions and legal battles with tenants, housing discrimination in east campus (leaving homes empty while claiming they are full) oh and then there are plans for a indoor track in Glenwood and plastic sports fields along the entire UO riverfront…lastly if Japan cancels Olympics what will UO use the new Hayward stadium for this summer(instead of the Olympic trials)….I vote for a free Motley Crue concert let the UO Foundation pay for it.

  2. zach says:

    With so many things to investigate at UO and create discussion about the EW creates this kindergarten level buzz about this ? The editor works at UO. I just cannot believe it. They could look at forcing students to buy sports tickets that go unused, seismic deficiencies of campus buildings, 65 million to fix Huestis Hall (what a dump I used to work there) campus deferred maintenance backlog (how much has accumulated), old dorms lacking fire sprinklers , details of the mostly unknown one billion dollar knight campus, east campus home demolitions and legal battles with tenants, housing discrimination in east campus (leaving homes empty while claiming they are full) oh and then there are plans for a indoor track in Glenwood and plastic sports fields along the entire UO riverfront…lastly if Japan cancels Olympics what will UO use the new Hayward stadium for this summer(instead of the Olympic trials)….I vote for a free Motley Crue concert let the UO Foundation pay for it.

  3. cheyney ryan says:

    I don’t see how it’s either/or–talk about those other problems OR talk about The Phildo. Personally, I see The Phildo as an emblem, a monument, a concretization of much that is wrong at the U of O. Specifically, the transformation of the university from a place that used to have a social conscience, and a robust student political culture, to one that is besotted with pleasure domes. The Phildo is our own Trump Tower.

    Also EW has never shied away from addressing issues at the U of O. On the contrary, long before the basketball/rape scandal a few years ago and the rush of concern about sexual assault at the U of O, EW and its current editor were running articles about the utter indifference of the U of O to these problems. This is only example of how it has been ahead of the curve.

  4. itsoktobemediocre says:

    waitwaitwaitwaitwat… Academics had to pitch in $2.37M?!?!?!?!?! What how wait what does this how does this huh????

  5. zach says:

    Okay bud, to start off I took your class in late 80s but anyway, the bloody weekly has not much space between pot ads and beer centerfolds to entertain issues of any gravity so I would prefer the columns about sex toys etc instead actually tackle issues on campus that are important to survive UO and possibly contribute towards Duck literacy in some oblique fashion but maybe I am insane and the EW is brilliant. And yes, the EW has been shy about addressing any UO issue of significance for about a decade …would you like the complete list of AVOIDED and important isssues ? The EW has covered issues like kitty litter these days. Iceberg sized issues are not even noticed by doper diaper reporters.

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