Brian Griffin isn’t actually dead after all

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Many Family Guy viewers were devastated the show’s writers decided to kill off Brian Griffin, the Griffin family’s dog, on November 24th. Viewers were outraged, and created online petitions demanding Brian’s return. We even wrote him a very heartfelt obituary, since he was once a Brown student, after all.

In yesterday’s episode, however, Stewie was able to travel back in time and save Brian just before he was struck by the car that killed him in the previous episode. Some people on the internet are attributing the Brian’s revival to demands and petitions from Family Guy‘s pissed-off audience. But Family Guy episodes take months to make, which means that the writers always had the intention of bringing Brian back. Continue Reading


12 Days of Flogmas, Day Nine: Fries and sauce at Jo’s

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In what has to be the most repressive policy decision on US soil since Abraham Lincoln began censoring the Northern press during the Civil War, Brown Dining Services has decided that you can no longer put the Spicy With sauces on your fries at Jo’s. Now, let’s be clear: obviously you’re still putting sauce on your fries. But now you have to sneak it on, or maybe order a spicy with as cover, rather than just pour that shit on. It’s very frustrating.

Whatever the impetus was for this decision, I have a hard time believing the extra pouring of sauce onto fries was costing an exorbitant amount. I’m no sauce expert, but I’m betting that the price of mixing cheap barbecue sauce and sriracha together is more or less built into the $1.80 for a handful of fried potatoes. And even supposing the rationale is purely financial, and that BDS really felt it was losing big bucks from all this sauce-pouring madness, I would happily pay 20 cents more for sauce. Raise the price, don’t diminish the quality of the experience.  Continue Reading


Keep Calm and Bergeron: A parting interview with the Dean of the College

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If you know anything about BlogDH, you probably know that we’re obsessed with the Dean of the College, Katherine Bergeron. In semesters past, we’ve: created and played BergeMash (verisons 1.0 and 2.0), our proprietary game that we lovingly named after Dean B; deconstructed her Facebook page; photoshopped her into some of the most bizarre situations; and created those “Keep Calm and Bergeron” stickers you’ve been seeing on laptops and water bottles all over campus.

And yet with all of this obsessing over KBerge, you would think that we had met her before. The truth is that we hadn’t. As KBerge’s biggest fans, while we know that her new appointment as president of Connecticut College is incredibly well-deserved, we were saddened to hear the news that she was leaving College Hill in January. So we decided to reach out to see if she’d be interested in sitting down with us to do a parting interview, as we typically do with graduating seniors for our Last Call column. We were absolutely thrilled when she invited us to her office to chat, and we’re even more excited to present this Last Call of epic proportions. Read our full interview with the Brunonian legend after the jump.  Continue Reading


Little Victories at Brown: Finals edition

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With finals in full swing, we thought a third and final round of Little Victories was a very necessary way to finish out the semester. Blog has been a little pessimistic with our 12 Days of Flogmas. We’re here give you a pick-me-up and remind you that the only reason you think you hate this place right now is because it’s finals—it’s definitely not because you actually hate it (you love it here, I promise). We present to you a holiday/finals themed round of Little Victories. You got dis!

1. When you get the free pizza at the Rock and the SciLi. Such a solid study break kept our somber students as happy as clams. If there’s one thing college students love, it’s free shit. Everyone knows that the best kind of free shit is free food. And how great are those mini-brownies they put out? It’s Domino’s pizza, too, a very high quality and expensive brand ( 😉 ). This is a prime example of Brown showing that it cares about us.

2. When you witness the Naked Donut Run by pure chance. The Naked Donut Run happens unannounced twice a year. That means that you have eight opportunities to witness it during your tenure at Brown (if you go abroad, only seven). The NDR is basically as anticipated as Beyoncé’s surprise album. Generally, you have no idea when it’s going to happen, but you know it has to happen. When a completely nude guy saunters up to you, toting his paper plate o’ donuts out of the blue, your jaw drops—you’re smiling, you’re laughing, and you’re always thinking, “wow, I love Brown” all at once. Continue Reading


12 Days of Flogmas, Day Eight: Cell phone reception on campus

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Older generations always say that our generation is obsessed with technology. They recommend that we lose the tiny screens and opt for sunshine, outdoors, life experience, etc. While that idea is quaint and all, everyone here on teeny-bopper island doesn’t really give a damn. Our electronics, especially our cell phones are pretty much the most important things in our lives (sorry, friends and family.)

And though we can all agree on the importance of cell phones, it appears that cell service providers are determined to strip College Hill of all signals. You know the deal: not only do we have unfathomably undependable WiFi, but we also apparently aren’t capable of sending out texts without seeing that annoying little exclamation point that kills a little piece of my soul whenever I see it.

I’m not being overdramatic. There is an infinite number of situations that are absolutely devastating because of the state of non-existent reception that we Brunonians live in. Don’t believe me? Here are just a few, super realistic scenarios that prove that having bad cell reception is actually the worst thing that could ever happen:  Continue Reading


12 Days of Flogmas, Day Seven: Faunce computers

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When it comes to school computers, there’s really no wrong way to use them. Wanna watch Netflix in the SciLi clusters? Power to you—may I suggest Scandal? Want to use your entire printing budget to print out your textbook? Screw the bookstore, amirite? Hell, if you’re going to even use the SunLab to check your Neopets account, we’ll be the first to join you.

But there’s a special place in non-denominational hell for people who use the Faunce computers for work rather than printing.

Now, I’m sure you have some very valid reason to be on the Faunce computers right now. From peaking over your shoulder, I’m sure it’s incredibly pressing that you review for your neuro final now, or Facebook-stalk the entirety of that photo album. And as someone who suffers from serious cases of both procrastination and FOMO, I’m really not in a position to tell you how to spend your online alone-time.  Continue Reading