If you actually read last week’s email from UCS President Anthony White ’13, you might know that beginning this summer, SafeRIDE will be replaced by a new shuttle system. We all have fond memories of SafeRIDE, befriending people we never saw again or hopping in the van for two blocks just because it was way too cold. Now we have a prime opportunity to leave our mark and create new memories with a new fleet of shuttles: by giving them a name.
The UCS poll to rename SafeRIDE closes this Thursday at noon, so if you’re bursting with ideas, now is the time to submit them. That said, we here at BlogDH are endorsing the name Bear Force One (with the exception of one writer who favors a name too ridiculous to print). The more people who send it in, the more presidential our late night drunken rides home from Wriston the Rock can be.
It’s unavoidable: even if we don’t always feel comfortable speaking our minds, there is some diversity of opinion at Brown. Everyone has different tastes and feelings, and it can be tough to voice our true thoughts if we know they go against the grain.
Unpopular opinions usually come to light in terms of the Big Questions, things like politics and religion. But what you might not realize is that some of your fellow students have thoughts about life in Brunonia that would shock you to the core. Or maybe you do realize, because you have feelings about Brown that don’t quite go along with the majority yourself.
Dialogue is important, so I solicited unpopular opinions from other Blog writers and constructed a highly scientific BlaspheMeter to determine exactly how ashamed you should be of your seemingly unacceptable Brown opinions.
If you’re anything like us, you might have started watching this season of Saturday Night Live terrified of what would become of digital shorts in Andy Samberg’s absence. Thankfully, just a couple of weeks ago the SNL cast delivered what is (very much subjectively) the funniest sketch they’ve done this year—”The Legend of Mokiki and the Sloppy Swish.”
As Kenan Thompson says, “it’s a really stupid dance created by a crazy person.” The Sloppy Swish is a weird and yet addictive dance that we may or may not have started doing at parties. But it’s doubtful the dance would be as amazingly hilarious were it not for Taran Killam— therefore, he joins the list of Shit We Love. Here are some more reasons Taran Killam is completely awesome:
Sure, Bottles (the wine/liquor store next to Eastside Marketplace) is close enough to walk – on a nice day, which we’ve probably seen the last of until March (at least). And trying to carry six bottles of wine for your roommate’s 21st birthday party is just a bad idea for everyone involved. Bottles has the solution, though: they have a delivery service that’s completely free if you’re in the Providence area. All you have to do is call and place your order by noon for same-day delivery. They even do engraving! Keepin’ it classy has never been so easy!
Two things that pretty much every college student knows: dating can be really hard, and normal rules of social decorum do not apply on the Internet. These two facts intersect in the world of dating sites, and this is where “Tara” comes in.
Tara isn’t real, but she has an OK Cupid profile. She’s obsessed with Ice Age 4 — there have been 4 Ice Age movies?? — and has spelling and grammar skills that would make many Brown students cringe in actual physical pain. She overshares things that even people who usually don’t care about TMI wouldn’t want to know. Rob Fee, a blogger at mandatory.com, created Tara to see how men on a dating site would react to her, and the results are hilarious. If Tara were real, she’d probably compare how persistent these men were (assuming she knows the word persistent) to Scrat’s pursuit of his damn acorn.
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