There’s an app for that.

Ever have one of those moments, in the libes and ostensibly doing work, when you realize you’ve somehow gotten to, like, the 142nd photo in your roommate’s sister’s boyfriend’s Spring Break album on facebook? Does the mere existence of the internet and all its various distractions, seriously call into question your ability to get anything done, ever?

Behold, SelfControl: a free, easily downloadable application (for OS X) that will actually block certain sites from your browser for a predetermined period. You choose the sites and the time limit, and the miracle of technology does the rest. And just in time for finals! Best of all, there’s absolutely no cheating allowed — even uninstalling the application won’t let you back on YouTube until the timer runs out. So basically what this means is the internet may actually save you from the internet. Sweet.

The scoop on Snoop’s jersey

Okay folks, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for: the dirt on how and why Snoop Dogg showed up onstage in a Brown Hockey jersey at Saturday’s Spring Weekend show. Apparently, someone — either Athletics or Snoop’s people — decided it’d be cute if the Doggfather showed his Brown pride by wearing a jersey. He was originally going to have a jersey that had a number 1 and “Snoop Dogg” sewn on the back of it.  But because he’s 6’6″, he couldn’t fit into the jersey that they made for him. As our well-connected tipster tells it,

The jersey was a size 58 — in other words, 4XL. It was a goalie jersey — in other words, it’s designed to be worn with a ton of pads and such underneath! He was originally given a size 54 (3XL), but his people involved with getting the jersey said it was too small. Baggy is still very much in for Snoop I guess — it somehow still worked didn’t it?

Indeed it did. And moreover,

It’s worth noting that the men’s hockey is one of the few Brown jerseys without any red in it. You’d think as a guy that’s so heavily involved in youth football, he’d want to wear a football jersey. I wouldn’t be surprised if he asked for a jersey to wear, but specified that it not have any red in it — he is a crip after all, and I think he still doesn’t wear any red for that reason.


Public Service Announcement: We miss you already

With the end of both the semester and The Herald’s regular production schedule — and as your adoring editors attempt to get their lives back together and, um, pass their classes and graduate and stuff — we may be slowing down a bit over here at BlogDailyHerald, but never fear! We’ll still be updating regularly and doing our damnedest to give you all the news that’s fit to print put on the internet.

As we wind down and reflect on our first few months of bloggage, it’s time for a few much-needed — if entirely self-indulgent — shout-outs to all those who have made this thing possible:

First, none of this would be possible without our readers. When we started this thing, we had no idea whether it would catch on at all. Now, just a few months later, we’ve been lucky enough to find at least a handful of you who appreciate lowbrow humor, cereal fetishism, drug innuendo and Lady Gaga enough to keep coming back. Thanks for sticking with us, and as always, we encourage you to drop us a line at and let us know what’s working and what’s not, what you’d like to see more of, and what we can do to make this a space for everyone. (And if you want to write for us, holler!!) Continue Reading

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or ours, rather. Consider this a bonus timewaster for today: any website, reimagined as a masterpiece left over from the time when Friendster was the hippest place to be and nobody knew what the hell a meme was. For a true trip down memory lane, turn your volume up.

PS: This is the Herald site. Behold the GIFy goodness!

…and you thought you were a pushy intern-wannabe

We’ve all been so frustrated with a potential employer or internship’s lack of response that it’s basically taken every ounce of willpower we’ve got to keep from sending them a sassy follow-up e-mail. Well, some poor guy gave in, after just one day with no response, and it’s hilarious enough that Gawker’s experiencing a full-on snark attack. Take this as a word of caution before you hit “send.”

Overheard at the Ratty:

“We only have six 40s?”

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