Category Archives: WTF Wednesday

How to survive your 10-year high school reunion

imageBY ALEX RUSSELL

I just got invited to my ten year high school reunion. I’ve thought about preparing for this for almost two full days, so I’m clearly ready to tell you everything you need to know to prepare for your next one. Let’s go back to school.

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Because It’s There: Watching 10-Hour Videos on YouTube

Photo Credit: Lollapalooza/Daft Punk

Photo Credit: Lollapalooza/Daft Punk

BY ALEX RUSSELL

George Mallory supposedly said the most famous quote about Mount Everest of all time. When the famed mountaineer was asked why he wanted to climb the highest peak in existence he supposedly just said “because it’s there.”

We do what we do because it is there to be done. It does not matter why. Why doesn’t enter into it. Someone made a nearly 4,000 pound pumpkin pie because no one had ever made that big of a damn pie before, people. Why isn’t that enough for you?

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Do we act like ourselves on Twitter?

TwitterBY JACK MARSHALL

What role does social media play in your life? In the past 5 years, exponential increases in social media have been prominent — but is it YOUR life you’re portraying behind that iPhone? Social media is any shy individual’s safe haven; they put on a persona which they could never execute otherwise due to the limitations of face-to-face interaction.

What does that say about society as a whole? Are we linearly growing more awkward on the scene and more vibrant on the screen?

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Poor Scholars WWE Retro Vid of the Week

cmpunkBY RAJ NATION

If you’re familiar at all with Poor Scholars then you’re aware that we have some wrestling fans on the staff. In this week’s edition of the the Poor Scholars WWE Retro Vid of the Week, Poor Scholars’ Raj Nation breaks down the legendary worked shoot from CM Punk.

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Urban Dictionary Words of the Week

urbandictionaryBY TROY PHILLIPS

You’d better believe it’s back. Here I present to you the first haul from the pristine (and allergy inducing) month of May.

In related news, WordPress has released a new feature that links my words as I write them to similar content from blogs across the world. I would predict that the ‘Related Content’ bar is probably going become join the ranks of useful features that I fail to employ, but for now it stands as a shiny new toy and loyal supporter, to boot. How does this relate to the column? What am I talking about?

I’ve given the system this entire intro’s worth of content to produce viable suggestions for “Urban Dictionary Words of the Week”, and to my mild surprise there are none. That is, none that truly embody the fun-loving spirit that is my weekly rundown of captivating words. So if you’re looking for an improved compilation, feel free to browse the web to your heart’s content. Just do yourself a favor and bookmark this page so that you can make a swift return. Cue maniacal laugh and this week’s words.

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In Case You Missed It: Jon Daly

jondalyBY ALEX RUSSELL

Anyone can read a Wikipedia page. Every Wednesday in “In Case You Missed It” I hope to put in context something in the world of comedy for non comedy-nerds. This week we look at Jon Daly, one of the minds behind Kroll Show and a brilliant comic in his own right. He loves that you think he’s John Daly. Really.

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This Squirrel Man is an American hero

squirrelBY SCOTT PHILLIPS

Part of the joys of attending a live sporting event are the goofy promos done to entertain fans between breaks in the game. These promos can go three separate ways:

  1. Be completely boring and lose the interest of the fans immediately.
  2. Be a normal run-of-the-mill competition or promo that keeps some interest but is nothing worth talking about.
  3. Include the San Diego Padres “Fastest Squirrel in the World.”

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New delivery options: Pizza Hut and Burger King think you could stand to be fatter

pizzahutBY ALEX RUSSELL

I have never done anything that made me think “It’s really hard to get a pizza right now.”

If you have (you haven’t) then Microsoft has a solution for you. Now you can order pizza on Xbox 360. Or I should say “pizza” because it’s Pizza Hut, but still. Finally, the arduous task of clicking six times becomes as easy as hitting six buttons.

They announced this service last week. You can get 15% off your first purchase if you order this week. It isn’t the stupidest thing they’ve ever done as a company, but it’s up there. My favorite part of their announcement is that you can connect your Xbox Live account with your “PizzaHut.com” account.

I hope you do not have a PizzaHut.com account. No one anywhere should have a PizzaHut.com account.

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In Case You Missed It: Kyle Kinane

kylekinaneBY ALEX RUSSELL

Anyone can read a Wikipedia page. Every Wednesday in “In Case You Missed It” I hope to put in context something in the world of comedy for non comedy-nerds. This week we look at Kyle Kinane, the voice of Comedy Central and an entire generation of people who ate too many meals at 7-11 in their teenage years.

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Poor Scholars WWE Retro Vid of the Week

stylesBY RAJ NATION

If you’re familiar at all with Poor Scholars then you’re aware that we have some wrestling fans on the staff. In this week’s edition of the the Poor Scholars WWE Retro Vid of the Week, Poor Scholars’ Raj Nation breaks down a classic worked character shoot between involving Joey Styles from 2006.

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