I warn you now, you might feel like you’re back in 4th-6th grade when you take this study break. You also might never get back to work. For many, particularly those who grew up without a console gaming system (GameCube, PS2, etc.) Miniclip.com was the ultimate center of online fun. There was what felt like an infinite amount of games for people of all interests. Entire playdates were dedicated to beating certain levels of Acno’s Energizer (more on that later). In order to exponentially increase the likelihood of you adding Miniclip to your SelfControl blacklist and take you on a walk down memory lane, we’ve put together the top 10 – in no particular order – all-time Miniclip games. Check them out after the jump, and feel free to comment with any you think we missed. [Read more →]
Last semester, while on leave, I posted the above video of myself studying for finals in an attempt to commiserate with my fellow Brown students. Since then, I started taking Adderall for my ADHD, and have become a focused, responsible, studier. LOL JK JK I’M EVEN WORSE.
Finals at Brown? Well, let’s just say they can suck my proverbial dick. If I were asked to do Finals at Brown: The Sequel (which I haven’t, but it’s probably only a matter of time), it would be slightly different:
1. There would be more rage. Honestly, I don’t understand why more students don’t freak out in the middle of the library. This finals season has included dining hall brawls and numerous angry glares at the people being loud and screechy in the 00 decibel area of the SciLi. This semester, I’m not crying; I’m getting even.
As the celebration of Hanukkah came to a close last night, Jacob, Seth Meyers’ podiatrist’s son and a recent Bar Mitzvah, came on Weekend Update to share the story of Hanukkah with SNL viewers. His telling of the bravery of the Maccabees and the evil King Antiochus is done in the way any 13-year-old Jewish boy communicates with a large audience when in the spotlight: he reads so slowly that it hurts and clearly annunciates, thanks the individuals involved in helping him reach this pivotal stage in his life, tells his brother that he still loves him (even though they fight), and makes awkward jokes about his parents. Oh, and like every 13-year-old boy in New York, he likes the Yankees (Ed.- I was a Mets fan).
If you’ve ever been to a Bar Mitzvah before, you’ll know that Vanessa Bayer is so spot-on that it literally hurts. If you haven’t, you’ll realize that you really haven’t missed anything by not having attended one. Mazel Tov!
It’s been 127 hours. I know you’ve all been hanging on the edge of your seats to hear about our neopets adventures! I’mma let you finish your studying (sorry I’m not sorry for bringing back an annoying trend), but first lemme tell you about some of our discoveries in the past couple of days. Treat. Yo. Self. to a quick study break!
1. Slasla 12 is fully clothed–We did some thrifting at the Money Tree and got her this new getup. But, sh*t it was 99 cents (1,000 Neopoints)!
2. Apparently it’s unacceptable to play Neopets in public–The amount of weird looks we have received for taking care of Slasla12 in the Rock, the Scili, the Blue Room, Starbucks, Blue State, ABP, Metcalf, the Ratty, lecture, section, and in review sessions is starting to get ridiculous. Ok, so maybe some of our writers may have been caught on Neopets at the gym, but it was ONE time! What up with that?
3. Neopets can best quality finals friends–If your study schedule looks anything like this, some time with a Neopet might not be too bad. Your self esteem is on the fritz and you’re going cray. Fear not! Neopets will always be there for you. They were for this guy’s mom.
A guy and a girl trick students at Brigham Young University into kissing them under the mistletoe. It seems a little risque for BYU, but I guess here at Brown we have naked students sprinting through the libraries, so it really shouldn’t surprise us…
You guys, it’s really happening! NBC made the incredibly wise choice of tapping our dream BFFs Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host the 70th Annual Golden Globes on January 13th. Their first official ad as hosts was released today, along with the list of nominees. I, for one, am outraged that Matthew McConaughey was snubbed for his
sultry, drool-worthy inspiring performance in Magic Mike. But hey, Daniel Day Lewis lived as Lincoln for two months, so I guess that’s cool, too.
You know what really grinds my gears? End of the year lists. What were the top movies of 2012? Favorite songs? Best selling books? In the end, a lot this stuff didn’t really affect our lives that much. Sure, that middle-aged woman reading Fifty Shades of Grey on the subway that one time got a blast out of it, but did it really impact your life? (I really hope your answer is no.)
The year 2012 was chock full of trends. These were not just any trends, however. These trends have made us waste days of our time. They have made us hate humanity for creating them. Some have made us laugh. Some have made us cry out in frustration. All of them are at least somewhat regrettable. I present to you 2012′s most annoying trends:
- Y.O.L.O. Yes, you indeed do only live once. Glad you acknowledge it. Now shut the fuck up.
- Kony 2012. Where to begin? How about around 25 years ago when this whole thing actually started? Hitting a like button and buying Kony 2012 bracelets, or whatever people did, is not going to help. Good intentions, wrong avenue. [Read more →]
We’re all up to our ears in work, and it’s no surprise that we’re all searching for outlets on the Internet to calm ourselves down. We really don’t know why these majestic calming manatees are so comforting, but they seem to do the trick. Take a deep breath, enjoy the cerulean tones, and let these motherly manatees calm your finals jitters.
A hundred years ago, the New York Times celebrated this once-in-a-lifetime occasion by encouraging people to write the date on the top of a sheet of paper, and treat themselves to the pleasure of knowing that this “triple-plated date of magic mischance” is pretty cool.
Finals are upon us, and it’s easy to forget the little things in life. Like the fact that this will probably be the only time in our lifetime that we’ll see 12/12/12 on our phones, our computers, our newspapers, etc. Some people are doing 12/12/12 big: people are getting married, the Pope started tweeting, and hundreds of anxious high schoolers will join the Class of 2017. BlogDH doesn’t encourage shotgun weddings, but we do like things that fill us with warm fuzzies. There are tons of ways to make 12/12/12 count: eat a dozen cupcakes, make a list of 12 things you’re looking forward to, write a letter to someone you care about (or write one to yourself.) Take this moment to do something for yourself and make 12/12/12 memorable.