This was a funny (-sad) picture right outside the new Science and Engineering Building at the prestigious George Washington University today.
It looks much like a noose and is lit up by the glass and modern finishes of this new building.
So a colleague says jokingly to me "Is that because of [the stress of] finals week?"
Now execution and suicide are definitely not a laughing matter...
But what a juxtaposition of this gorgeous new building going up and the old time hangman's noose (almost) hanging down. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)