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Harvard’s Band Swears They Didn’t Spell Out Penis During Halftime Show

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We’ve reached a point in American society where a group of nerds can’t pull off a joke or two. Remember the days of falling for Yeah, I definitely do. I fell for it many times. Too many times to count. My childhood was really just a perpetual state of gullibility. I’m not a smart man, though. Harvard is loaded with nerds, the kind of people who would think this shit is original, while everyone else laughs at the sole fact that the nerds pulled a funny.

What do you see here?

It’s a bit obscure. Some say it’s “penis.” Others say it’s “Pen ’15.” Harvard’s band leaders swear they wouldn’t attempt to pull off a halftime performance so juvenile, so unintelligent, so Yale.

From Boston Globe:

But Paul Meosky, manager of the Harvard Band, said in an e-mailed statement that people were sorely mistaken.

“We meant to spell ‘Pen ‘15’ with both a space and an apostrophe before the number,” Meosky clarified Monday.

He’s referring to Harvard’s opposition last Saturday. The Crimson were playing the University of Penn in a football game they eventually lost. I don’t believe him, though. I think he’s full of shit and scared to own his masterpiece.

Let’s break down the video and see if any of this holds true.

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It’s clear they blatantly botched the traditional abbreviation of Penn. Two Ns, boys. Two of them.

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Zooming in proves there is no space, and there is definitely not an apostrophe in sight. Did they even try to make this inconspicuous?

They clearly spelled out “penis” and utterly failed to do so under any sort of respectable guise. It’s confirmed. Nerds.

Seems like this is a job for the Frat Cops to figure out…

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Bogey Wells

Bogey Wells is a Senior Freelance Writer for TFM News and a former summer pledge intern at TFMHQ. His Spotify playlists are pure garbage. Email:

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