Highdeas from our staff meeting on 4/20

stonerbearAs a daily publication, BlogDailyHerald is a well-oiled machine that can only function successfully as long as its several staff members are all on the same page. To this end, BlogDH holds weekly staff meetings on 5 p.m. on Sunday evenings so that writers can flesh out their ideas, make connections with other writers with whom they hope to collaborate, and get feedback from the editorial staff.

Yet in the spirit of one particular spring holiday, we must ask: why was this week’s BlogDH meeting different from all other BlogDH meetings? Our answer: Our meeting took place at 5 p.m. on 4/20. Yep, that’s a mere 40 minutes after Brown’s student body took to the Main Green at 4:20 p.m. and enjoyed its… main green. Some of our staff members partook in the festivities as well. It’s also important to note that these staff meetings take place in Faunce House—a prime, central location on campus (read: right on the Main Green). What resulted was a staff meeting of epic proportions: snacks in hand and smirks on their faces, our writers didn’t simply pitch post ideas for the coming week; rather, they pitched and contributed epic highdeas. Here are some of the highlights from our meeting: Continue Reading


Highdeas we got from watching 300: Rise of an Empire

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If you haven’t seen 300: Rise of an Empire, don’t. If you haven’t seen 300: Rise of an Empire in 3D after eating brownies, do. We did it. It was awesome. Here are some “highdeas” we had during this obscene spectacle. They are all direct quotes from ideas we wrote on my phone. Enjoy.

1. You can use your Brown ID for discounted movie tickets at Providence Place Mall.

2. What if we put a store in the mall right below the movie theater that sold considerably cheaper candy than the movie theater does? #freeenterprise

3. They use very strong verbs in most action movies.

4. They also furrow their brows a lot.

5. Even though there is a female lead, this movie is très misogynistic.

6. This takes place in like 300 BCE, why do they have British accents? What century does this take place in?

7. What did they do before glasses were invented? Was everyone just kind of blind or did they have really good vision because they weren’t staring at computer screens all the time?

8. Is this movie an allegory to the War on Terror???????????????????????? (Spoiler alert: the answer is definitely no.)

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