Posts by Jason Hu
The $10 holiday shopping challenge is back, and this time with some good ole’ fashioned Blog v. Blog competition. Looking for the most bang for your Valentine buck? Well we are here to help. Who said wooing your sweetheart had to break the bank? It’s the thought (and $10) that counts, right?
While I took my $10 budget to CVS, Jason headed to East Side Mini Mart to see which convenience store would prove to be the most fruitful in our pursuit of a seemingly-expensive wow-worthy Valentine.
East Side Mini Mart:
- Lays BBQ Flavor Chips – $2.00 (on sale)
- Easy Mac – $2.69 (giggle)
- Ben+Jerry’s – $5.60 (big money!)
Bottom Line: If you’re looking for the route of the classic romantic, CVS is your destination. C’mon, you can’t really go wrong with Hallmark and chocolate. Though many say that the way to a college student’s heart is through convenience foods, I don’t know if Easy Mac is going to get you “lucky” this Valentine’s Day.
Judging from the veritable army of snowmen outside, snow-engineering is the school’s biggest new independent concentration. But because we love facilities for saving the world and keeping the end of days from happening, here’s a handy approval matrix between snow-bound shenanigans and accidentally causing a five-car pileup from a stray snowball.
Shopping period: the best of times, the worst of times. We understand that finalizing your schedule is not an easy task. If you’re agonizing over the decision to drop a class, look no further. Consider us your own personal MeikleBlog. You’re welcome.
Ready to have your childhood
The lost episode of Dexter’s Lab just popped up on YouTube yesterday, and it’s everything you could want. DeeDee (or should I say, “DEEDEE!”) up to her antics, Dexter’s silly accent, and shenanigans on shenanigans.
If you’re feeling old because “Ignition” just turned 10, watch this for your daily fix of nostalgia. All I need now is a Pokemon booster pack and a packet of Gushers.
It’s not the end of the world. Let’s just clarify this here: it’s wrong to wave around an appropriated, mistranslated, and mishmash interpretation of a very real culture (see here and here for more details), just to live out your Mad Max fantasies. And it’s downright pseudo-pseudo-pseudo-science to claim rogue planets, meteors, conspiracies, or lizard-changing neutrino zombie people. Or something. (See here for a class in science and common sense).
That being said, if we were imagine hypothetically that today were the end of the world—completely unrelated to any misunderstandings/cultural exploitation of the Mayan calendar—what would happen? [Read more →]
Have you listened through all your study playlists already? Twice? Clearly, the only thing left is to mash it all up and regurgitate it in a techno-pop hodgepodge (I mean, pop music has been doing it for years).
If you’re too impatient to wait for nostalgia to kick in, or in case you’ve already forgotten “Call Me Maybe,” T-Swift, One Direction, or “Gangnam Style” (literally parodied by everyone), you can jam out to this year’s annual pop music menagerie mashup by DJ Earworm.
Yes, it’s catchy as hell, and yes, I’ll be blasting this for End-of-the-World Parties. Try and judge.
Need mixers for the weekend? Wanna use the world’s most preposterously large vending machine?
There’s a vending machine in the Ratty as part of the Coke Happiness Project, where you can get a free bottle of C&C. It’s simple: go up to the machine, hit a button, and a black gloved hand will pop out and hand you your beverage. Very Guillermo Del Toro.
UPDATE: The machine dispenses more than just coke. Reports are coming in of bottle openers, iPods, and mini-fridges. Could we get one of these permanently?
Guys. This changes everything.
Yes, now you can find free laundry machines from the comfort of your computer: LaundryView is the answer to our stained and sweaty prayers.
Long gone are the days of hauling loads of dirty clothing to the laundry room, only to find no free machines. No more reusing emergency socks for the fifth day. No more resorting to taking other people’s underwear out from the washing machines (and awkwardly discovering you have the same pair).
It gets better. All the different dorms are compiled in the landing page menu, and once in your building, you can mouse each machine (conveniently color-coded) to find out how much time it has left. Yeah, that’s right. You can pick your jaw off the floor now.
You still actually have to do your laundry though …