Study break of the day: Bon Iver Erotic Stories

Hey, girl.

Full disclosure: I’m not a fan of Bonny Bear. I gave their music a try after they won a Grammy and promptly fell asleep. I am, however, a fan of poking fun at hamster sensibilities, and this site does just that. It’s like Ryan Gosling for the steps-of-the-Rock crowd — so sit back, take a long sip of tea from your Mason jar and enjoy.

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Time-waster of the day: February 17, 2012

The Grammys were on Sunday night, and, as usual, there were awards handed out to the cream of music’s crop an interesting selection of musicians. The highly-prized “Best New Artist” and “Best Alternative Music Album” awards went to Bon Iver, led by that hairy-faced son of Wisconsin, Justin Vernon, whose track “Holocene” just might be the ultimate dead-of-winter song. So although Vernon & Co. were deserving winners (and very humble/jerks about it), some people (read: a soul-crushingly large number of people) were very confused as to who the hell this band is and why they beat out Nicki Minaj and Skrillex — seriously, didn’t this happen last year with Arcade Fury or Furor or whatever? WHAT IS THIS TRAVESTY? So, naturally, there’s a tumblr dedicated to this outrage. Enjoy.


(Another) Study break of the day: December 14, 2011

Remember that time you saw that hamster working out in Toms and a vintage The Clash t-shirt at the OMAC? Maybe it’s a little more mainstream now, but Bon Iver frontman/hamster god Justin Vernon might be giving these kids a reason to spend a little less time discussing the newest Tumblr and a little more time werkin’ it.

Vernon teamed up with his personal trainer and biffle Jeff Rogers to create a straight-to-DVD workout video that follows Bon Iver as they run up and down stairs, lift weights, and do sit-ups, all while still looking appropriately apathetic. Don’t be fooled — an indie folk star doesn’t do squats to J-Lo. The trailer is set to the soothing melodies of We Are The Willows. Maybe this will motivate you to take a study break at the Bear’s Lair?