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The Brown Noser

Ben Hayslett

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After Lively Half-Hour of Discussion, Seminar Settles In For Two Hours Of Complete Silence | Dec 01 2017

Sources report that after a lively and spirited discussion of the week’s readings for “Bolivia: 1945-1970”, the seminar settled in for two hours of complete silence. While the seminar began as a fruitful exchange of ideas, all desire to speak or engage with classmates dried up after about a half an hour.

Student Knows Proposal For Nude Production Of Grease Will Have PW Eating Out Of Palm Of Their Hand | Dec 01 2017

Writing his proposal to direct a show at Production Workshop this winter, junior Darren Mills knew his idea for a nude production of “Grease” would have the PW board eating out of the palm of his hand. “They love to push the envelope and I’m hand delivering them the envelope to push,’” reported Mills who engineered his proposal specifically to get passed by the student theater board.

Shakespeare On The Green’s Definition Of “Shakespeare-Related” Pretty Fucking Generous | Dec 01 2017

After Shakespeare on the Green announced they were putting on a production of “A Few Good Men” this Spring, it became immediately clear that the theater company’s definition of “Shakespeare-related” is pretty fucking generous. “‘A Few Good Men’ is a tragic show that in the Shakespearean tradition depicts how men can be corrupted by power and lose themselves,” said board member Marty Powell, not realizing what a huge stretch that is.

Jared Leto To Chill The Fuck Out In Preparation For Latest Role | Dec 01 2017

Sources report that in preparation for his latest role as a vacationing father, Jared Leto will chill the fuck out. Gearing up for the Fox Searchlight film, Leto is set to completely transform into the role by toning his shit the fuck down. The “Dallas Buyers Club” actor hopes to deliver a memorable performance as the father having a good, simple time with his wife and kids by taking it easy for once in his goddamned life.

Kid Has No Fucking Idea This Experience Formative | Dec 01 2017

As he sits watching fish at the Boston Aquarium, 10-year-old Darren Meeks has no idea this experience is formative. While he is enjoying his time at the aquarium, Meeks is absolutely clueless that the day he has been spending with a class field trip will shape a large part of his adult personality.

Area Man a Tea Guy Now | Dec 01 2017

Showing off the four new types of tea he’s bought in the last week, area man Chuck Rivers reports he’s a tea guy now. “I used to be a coffee guy but I started to feel like it would make me too stressed,” said Rivers, filling a kettle with water and putting it on the stove.

Soylent Most Efficient Way To Enjoy Meal That Tastes Like Shit | Dec 01 2017

At a press conference last tuesday, Soylent CEO Rob Rhinehart announced Soylent’s commitment to making their product the most efficient way to enjoy a meal that tastes like shit. The meal replacement in a bottle can be taken anywhere and endured on-the-go.

University Proudly Announces Plans To Do The Bare Minimum | Mar 11 2016

Brown University recently announced its plans to combat the school’s systemic issues by doing the bare minimum. “Brown has always committed itself to the ideals of equality and justice, and today we honor that commitment by doing as little as we can get away with,” said President Christina Paxson in an address from the steps of Faunce House.

Only The President Really Lives The American Dream, By President Barack Obama | Mar 11 2016

The most powerful promise our nation has to offer is the American Dream. For generations, people have been inspired by the idea that all can make something of themselves here in America. But what those people don’t understand is that only the president really lives the American Dream. I, Barack Obama, am living the American dream right now, and I am the only one.

Don't Ever Meet Your Heroes, Because They Will Punch You In The Face | Dec 04 2015

This summer one of my personal heroes, Jennifer Lawrence, was filming her new movie just down the street from my house. Every once in a while during breaks from filming she would sign autographs for the crowd of fans outside her trailer. I was nervous to actually meet someone in person that I had idolized from afar for so long, but eventually I decided it was too good an opportunity to pass up.

Tearstained Love Letter Really Hard To Read | Dec 04 2015

Area teen Gracie Werthers revealed she is having a lot trouble reading the love letter written to her by her longterm boyfriend Nathan Stitson because it is covered in tear stains. “It is totally gross. The paper is all wrinkly and I can barely read it from his crying all over it.

Mom Likes This Commercial | Dec 04 2015

Saying that the 30-second spot for Skittles was pretty neat, local mom Jan Hemsley mentioned to her children that she liked this commercial. “This commercial is kind of nice,” said Hemsley, pointing out her approval to her son. “I thought the part at the end was pretty funny.” In the advertisement, a man in an office touches another man on the shoulder and he collapses into a pile of Skittles.

Self-Written Vows Demonstrate Couple's Commitment To The Five Paragraph Essay | Oct 30 2015

Guests at the wedding of Justin and Mary Grant reported that the self-written vows of the newly married couple showed their clear commitment to the five-paragraph essay. “It was all there,” said friend of the bride Dora Flanders. “A strong thesis, evidence to support it, and a conclusion that synthesized everything the author had been talking about.” Both Mr.

I Love Baseball A Lot, But Not Enough to Marry It By Derek Jeter | Oct 30 2015

I consider myself one of the luckiest guys in the world. Every day, I am so grateful I get paid to do what I love for a living: play baseball. It has become a huge part of my life. I love baseball. But I would not marry baseball. There is something truly special about baseball.

Self-Written Vows Demonstrate Couple's Commitment To The Five Paragraph Essay | Oct 30 2015

Guests at the wedding of Justin and Mary Grant reported that the self-written vows of the newly married couple showed their clear commitment to the five-paragraph essay. “It was all there,” said friend of the bride Dora Flanders. “A strong thesis, evidence to support it, and a conclusion that synthesized everything the author had been talking about.” Both Mr.

Man Raised Without TV No Less Terrible | Oct 06 2015

Commenting on his loose moral code and self-satisfied behavior, friends of local financial analyst Brett Radner, 24, a man who grew up without watching television, report that he is no less terrible than those who watched broadcast programming as a kid.

The New Batman Will Never Be As Good As The Old Batman Because The Old Batman Was My Dad | Oct 06 2015

Five men have portrayed the iconic superhero Batman over the franchise’s storied eight-film run, but none have more poignantly captured the spirit of the Caped Crusader than Michael Keaton. I realize that declaring Michael Keaton’s performance to be the best Batman is a somewhat controversial statement, but Michael Keaton is my dad and he is the best.

God Can't Fill Job-Sized Hole In Unemployed Man's Heart | Apr 24 2015

Sources report that despite having a close relationship with God, religion can’t fill the job-sized hole in area man Mark Adler’s heart. “I’ve turned to God in times of trouble, but worship alone can’t suffice to make me happy anymore,” Adler said, adding that he has not felt the same comfort he used to feel from going to church after he lost his job.

Sixth Grade Class Election Gives Middle Schoolers Early Taste of Shadow Dictatorship | Apr 24 2015

Noting that the powerlessness of whomever they elect maps perfectly onto real world politics, teachers and students at Pickerville Middle School told reporters that their sixth grade class election gave the middle schoolers an early taste of a real shadow dictatorship.

Penguin Classics Edition Of “Moby-Dick” Has 500 Introductions | Mar 06 2015

British publishing house Penguin Group has confirmed that the new Penguin Classics edition of “Moby-Dick” will have 500 introductions. In addition to introductions written by literary scholars, the new edition features forewords by a host of specialists including marine biologists, soup spoon collectors, and amateur patent lawyers who all lend their own unique take and expertise to the American classic.

“Just Like Flapjacks In Cabo” Voted Nation’s Most Inside Joke | Mar 06 2015

Narrowly beating out “widdle jackwabbit,” and “hot sauce fart death,” industry officials have announced that “Just Like Flapjacks in Cabo” was voted Nation’s Most Inside Joke. The selection was based on the obscure, unrelatable nature of the reference, as well as how frequently it is brought up in conversation to the exclusion of others.