For those bringing home a significant other for the holidays, you may be dreading the experience on many levels. For example, being back in your childhood bedroom. Twin bed, high school posters on the wall, unfortunate photos. The experience can be beyond awkward.
Amy Poehler is hands-down one of the funniest comedians of our generation. Both her writing and comedic execution are incredible. It’s no wonder that “Parks and Recreation” has enjoyed such a vital run- currently in its sixth season on NBC. The premise is hilariously accurate; the writing- sublime.
On the top of our list of FAVORITE episodes is “Practice Date”, episode four, season two. This particular episode is without a doubt one of the funniest, most SFAR perfect shows of the series.
“What if I get drunk and talk about Darfur too much? Or not enough?”
“What if he shows up with another woman?” ”What if my sleeve catches on fire, and spreads rapidly?”
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The delightful Ellie Goulding is back when a fantastic new single. This tune has been lighting up my playlist day and night…
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I was riding my bike on my university’s campus the other evening when I heard two women loudly arguing. I looked around to see where the noise was coming from and realized it was a pair of ladies sitting next to one another on a bench- so close they were obviously friends- but were shouting VERY loudly at each other.
As I rode closer, I heard the following conversation…
It’s rare these days to buy an actual CD. The feeling of removing the plastic wrapping, the sticker at the top, then sliding the disc into the CD player- it’s become almost foreign. Everything is digital and downloadable. Having acquired a selection of recent albums in the past week, we’ve been rediscovering what’s great about finding the perfect CD. Tegan and Sara’s “Heartthrob” is definitely at the top of the list. From beginning to end the album has a great sound. Some favorite songs include “Closer” (obviously), “Couldn’t Be Your Friend”, and “Shock To Your System”. “Closer” has been on our personal playlists for months, but the complete album was a wonderful and pleasant discovery. So many SFAR themes.
This is the perfect album to turn on full blast while you’re driving home from work, hanging out at your apartment or getting ready to go out with your girlfriends. With the volume maxed out these jams are at their best, though that should go without saying. We hope you love it too. Turn it up and dance it out!
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I met this guy at a back-to-school event. He’s a grad student in my department, I’m an undergrad. I’d never seen him around, as there’s not a ton of crossover between the graduate students & undergrads in our programs. But we got along well, and he got my number at the end of the night.
A few days later, he calls? texts? I can’t remember, asking me out for a drink at the on-campus bar. I was game, so I said sure, and we met up there. He was a bit awkward, but we started chatting. At some point early in the evening, he mentioned that I “”look like I’m 14 (this should have been a tip-off… ) A. Thanks? B. I gather that to mean he finds 14 year-old girls attractive. Creepy. But of course, this is in hindsight… Continue reading
Song of the Day: Foundations, by Kate Nash.
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Several social media apps enable millenials to meet new people with a few pushes of a button on their smart phones. Tinder, as one popular example, is an app that connects interested singles with the friends of their friends using individuals’ Facebook data. So, if you’re connected on Tinder, you can see who in your general radius of “acquaintances” is somewhere nearby and arrange to meet up.
Lulu is another popular app which encourages users to rate guys they’ve dated in the past using a series of multiple choice questions. They are both imperfect apps, and particularly with Tinder, the question of safety and real dating legitimacy can be strongly questioned. Will meeting up with a random guy (who knows someone you know) at a bar because he’s in your vicinity lead to romance? Maybe. And maybe NOT. Funny or Die give their take on it in this hilarious new video. Check it out: