WTF for Friday, May 29th 2008

May 29, 2008

  • Mixtape
    Sometimes when someone has a crush on you, they’ll send you a mixtape, to give you a clue.
    Pop it in the deck
  • Chapuline
    Do you know what a Chapuline is? You will now.
    DIG IN!

Weekly Quarterlife Links

May 27, 2008

  • A trailer to “Quarterlife Crisis,” a film about a directionless and confused 20-something who embarks on a journey to find meaning, love, and happiness through New York City’s wild and crazy singles scene.  (Limo Driver played by comedian Russell Peters)
    Quarterlife Crisis – THE MOVIE!

Top Ten Drawbacks of Moving Back In With Your Parents

May 13, 2008

10. Even though you don’t have to do your own laundry, you insist on doing your own sheets.

9. Your one night stands don’t believe you when you say that your roommates are simply “mature”.

8. Your bathroom privacy is frequently interrupted with, “Hurry up, I have to go so bad I can taste it!”

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Weekly Quarterlife Links

May 8, 2008

  • Write a letter to your future self, reminding you of what is important in life
  • Navigating the Quarterlife Crisis to Career and Personal Success: Five Strategies for Fulfilling Your Dreams
    Quarterlife Career Crisis

Back to School

May 8, 2008

Bruce Springsteen released the album “Born to Run” in 1975, making him twenty-six years old at the time. I can’t help but wonder if the title track was about a quarter life crisis-induced contemplation of grad school. Ok, The Boss probably didn’t think much about doing his masters while he was burning his back in the Badlands, his version of being born to run involving a rusted Chevrolet, a dirty, white t-shirt, and the girl next door. But we can all relate to having an overwhelming desire to run, to escape from a situation that we find unsettling, awkward, or unsatisfying. In my case, the great escape was to the safe haven of grad school, and I’m not the only one.

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Top Ten Benefits of Moving Back In With Your Parents

May 5, 2008

10. The time saved from cooking your meals and cleaning your room can now be parlayed into trying to beat Grand Theft Auto 4.

9. No matter how concerned you are about aging, it is never as bad as seeing your father standing in front of an open fridge wearing only his tighty-whities.

8. Your one-night stands now have someone to talk to during that awkward silence at breakfast (and your parents can spot them cab fare).

7. Ramen noodles are replaced by whole meals… [Read more]

Did MTV Kill the Video Star?

May 1, 2008

You can barely find them on MTV, VH1, and MTV2, and they’re starting to be phased out on Fuse. The music video has taken a back seat (well, more like it’s been gagged, blind folded, and crammed in a trunk) to reality shows, celeb-reality crossovers, wannabe celeb-reality crossovers, and Flavor Flav. So the music video is no longer in the mainstream, but does that mean it’s dead? Or can we find it, un-gag it and prevent it from going the way of Billy Batts in Goodfellas?

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