The best of Super Bowl XLVIII’s commercials

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In case you don’t live within 400 miles of a TV, the Seattle Seahawks dismantled the Denver Broncos in the Puppy Super Bowl last night. Unfortunately for those looking to apply their newfound understanding of overtime, the game was over from the second half’s opening kickoff, which Seattle’s Percy Harvin returned for a touchdown. This left fans in the awkward situation of waiting for the Seahawks to score or for someone to call timeout so the commercials would return. Luckily, the haul this year was pretty great (would you expect anything else?). Here are BlogDH’s superlatives for Super Bowl XLVIII’s commercials.

Cutest: Budweiser’s tale of puppy-clydsedale forbidden love. The puppy was adorable. The clydesdale was a clydesdale. All they wanted to do was hang out a little bit. Really everyone wins.

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Sixth Man: Equestrian


Bears ride horses, who knew?

Last weekend, I went to the Brown Equestrian (BEQ) team’s home show. After three wrong turns and an excursion through Massachusetts (I don’t understand New England), we made it to Windswept Farm, BEQ’s barn in Warren, RI. My first thought upon seeing the horses was that these 1500 pound beasts are nothing like my understanding of horse-creatures from Robot Unicorn Attack. They all were twice as tall as me, had big pieces of metal in their mouths, and looked like they wanted to bite my head off. But then my friend on the team introduced me to a horse named Momma, who seemed really sweet and calm and almost transformed me into a horse person, until I learned she was narcoleptic and was actually just falling asleep. This doesn’t seem safe when she’s about to be carrying someone on her back at 20 mph… I took some selfies with the sleepy horse and then went to watch the show. Continue Reading

Professors and their Pets: Connie Crawford

There’s more to professors than their respective academic disciplines. Knowing about one’s pet is a way to know that person better, and we believe that this concept applies to professors here at Brown. Accordingly, we decided to reach out to various profs on campus to learn about their animal friends. Professors and their Pets is BlogDH’s newest series that features professors and…well, their pets. Woof. 

This segment of Professors and their Pets features Connie Crawford from Brown’s TAPS department. Meet Connie’s dog, Mabel Rose Donaghue, and her horse, Moxie.

Rose on Chair

Name: Mabel Rose Donaghue

Animal: Dog

Story behind the name: Mabel Donaghue was a beloved bartender who died just when I adopted Rose. I do not call her Mabel because I know two other cattle dogs named Mabel.

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Spotted on Thayer: ProHo

Howdy, partner.

Clippity-cloppity sounds on Thayer this morning brought to mind the days of Liquid patrons calling hansom cabs for the ride home and rides tied up outside Tedeschi. (Oh wait, it would have been called Store 24 back then.) But it turns out it was just a mounted Providence Police officer, pictured outside the bookstore.

So watch where you step this afternoon. The real question: when can we expect equine SafeRide?