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Henry Block


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POINT: Dear Blueno Offers Us The Space To Freely Talk About Campus Issues / COUNTERPOINT: Circumcised People Should Be Arrested | Sep 17 2021

POINT: Dear Blueno Offers Us The Space To Freely Talk About Campus Issues Dear Blueno, a Facebook page that posts anonymous messages from the Brown community, offers us what the University has yet to facilitate: a forum to talk freely about the social, political, and institutional issues that define us.

We Have Heard Your Concern About How We Treat Our Workers, So We Have Changed Our Company’s Logo To A Seventies Font | Sep 17 2021

Honesty and transparency are fundamental to how we do business. That’s why we’re taking responsibility and saying openly, “Hey, we messed up.” We’re not perfect, but we thank you for pushing us to be. We’ve heard your concerns about our unethical labor practices and have decided to step up and meet the typographical moment.

Brown Constructs New Campus Swimmin’ Hole To Encourage Students To Hoot ‘N Holler Outdoors | Sep 17 2021

In an attempt to dissuade students from gathering indoors, Brown has completed construction on a brand new swimmin’ hole to encourage students to hoot ‘n holler outdoors when their book-learnin’s all done. “We recognize that the presence of the Delta variant has complicated our plans to fully reopen this fall,” wrote president Christina Paxson in an all-campus email.

Biologists Confirm Octopuses Smart, But Like, They Still Octopuses Let’s Not Get Ahead Of Ourselves | Sep 17 2021

A breathtaking new study published in The Journal of Zoological Research demonstrates that all octopus species are remarkably smart, but, like, they’re still octopuses so the word “smart” is relative here. “What we have found in octopuses is a surprising ability to distinguish between shapes and patterns,” said co-author of the study Dr.

Fucking Annoying Kid Won’t Stop Being Genuinely Curious About World Around Her | Sep 17 2021

Local five-year-old Junie Light, a little girl with a doe-eyed sense of wonder at the world around her, won’t shut the fuck up and stop asking so many goddamned questions. “Oh my god, babysitting this girl is a nightmare,” said Olivia Peel, a college student tired of Junie’s beautiful curiosity about the world she suddenly finds herself in, a world in which everything is new and there is so much left to discover.

Magazine Has Insane Uppercase Q | Sep 17 2021

Though The American Sleepwalker, a monthly arts and culture magazine, may seem normal enough, readers report that it has the most batshit insane uppercase Qs you could ever imagine. “I was trying to read a piece about QAnon that my friend wrote but I couldn’t get past the font,” said magazine reader Bethy Thompson about a piece chock full of distractingly pretentious Q’s whose tails swirl and swoop all the fuck over the place.

Mom Wasting No Time Turning Dead Son’s Bedroom Into Workout Space | Sep 17 2021

Replacing a display case of fencing trophies with a treadmill, bereaved mother Jessica Wallack is wasting no time turning her newly dead son’s bedroom into a home gym. “It’s beyond sad to no longer have Jeremy in the house,” said Wallack as she began to take apart Jeremy’s bed to make way for a brand new Peloton.

Multipurpose Room Used For Like Two Purposes At Best | Sep 17 2021

Though the room’s high ceiling and customizable square design could potentially accommodate an endless range of purposes, the multipurpose room located inside a downtown Providence condo building is only ever used for, like, two purposes at best. “It’s such a bummer to think about how many purposes that room could be used for,” said disappointed building resident Josh Plantman.

Report: Still Nothing More Fun Than A Kaleidoscope | Sep 17 2021

A survey of thrills, pastimes, and hobbies demonstrated that, even with all our modern technology, nothing is more fun than a kaleidoscope. “Every time you put your eye up to the barrel of a kaleidoscope and give the end a twist, it’s just as amazing as your first time,” said Jeff Firkus, a lawyer who keeps a kaleidoscope on his desk for whenever he needs a pick-me-up.

Main Green Ripens Into Delicious Main Orange | Apr 09 2021

Signaling what is for many the official arrival of spring on campus, Brown University’s Main Green has ripened into a delicious Main Orange. “There’s nothing better than meeting up with good friends at the Main Orange in April and slurping down the fruit by the handful,” said Lisa Gable ‘21 as piquant juice from the Main Orange dripped down her chin.

2021 Oscars Proud To Celebrate Historic Number Of Studio Bribes | Apr 09 2021

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual Oscar nominations made history in this strange year for cinema by celebrating a record amount of studio bribes. “We’re proud to celebrate the diversity of Hollywood,” said Academy president David Rubin in a speech at the televised nomination ceremony.

California Prison System Offering Incredible Unpaid Firefighting Internship | Apr 09 2021

Director of the California Department of Corrections Kathleen Allison has announced that the state’s prison system will offer the incarcerated a fabulous opportunity to gain real job exposure with an unpaid firefighting internship. “In the past, we’ve been rightly criticized for using prison labor to fight our state’s worsening wildfires and paying a cruelly low wage of 18¢ per hour,” said Alison in a prepared statement last week.

Providence’s Little Italy Offers Visitors Great Views Of Teeny-Tiny Italians | Apr 09 2021

Federal Hill, known as Providence’s “Little Italy,” boasts historic architecture, amazing Italian cuisine, and many great opportunities to view the teeny-tiny Italians. “People always have a great time when they come to Little Italy,” said Providence tourism councilwoman Marsha Pignoli as she presented a photo montage of the miniature Italians serving pizza on a coin.

Russian Nonprofit Helps Young Girls In STEM Learn To Commit Cyberterrorism | Apr 09 2021

A new Moscow-based feminist non-profit is gaining worldwide acclaim for taking bold steps to encourage more girls in STEM to commit acts of cyberterrorism. “When I got first job at internet troll farm in bunker beneath Siberian tundra, I was disheartened to see I was only woman there,” said chairwoman Galina Petrov in a speech at a St.

Tornado Powerless Against Schoolchildren Kneeling In Line | Apr 09 2021

Sources report that a category 5 tornado swerved cleanly around Casimir Pulaski Elementary School in Carbondale, Illinois when it encountered schoolchildren kneeling in a line. “As a school in the Midwest, we make sure to teach our kids tornado safety,” said principal Barbara Pocket in reference to the monthly tornado drills where the children kneel in the hallway for 10 minutes.

Woman Haunted By Terrors Of Own Mind While Folding Laundry Without Listening To Podcast | Apr 09 2021

Folding her laundry while her phone charged in the other room, local woman Tammy Reese was haunted by her own mind after going ten minutes without listening to a podcast. “Get out of my head!” shouted Reese at her own inner monologue, a voice she has not heard in years.

FDA Approves First Vaccine Made Of Shrunk-Down Middle School Science Class | Apr 09 2021

In a major milestone in the fight against COVID-19, the FDA has approved the first vaccine composed of a shrunk-down middle school science class. “After extensive clinical trials and thorough review, we have finally approved the first vaccine for COVID-19 which prevents viral infection by shrinking down a fifth grade science class to the size of a few nanometers and injecting them directly into a patient’s bloodstream,” announced FDA chairwoman Janet Woods at a press briefing yesterday.

Students Eating Lunch On Faunce Steps Like Jungle Creatures On Ruins Of Mesoamerican Pyramid | Apr 09 2021

On a gorgeous spring day on the Main Green last Friday, students ate their lunch on the Faunce steps like jungle creatures on the side of a long-abandoned Mesoamerican pyramid. “It’s such a beautiful day to meet with a friend for lunch on the steps of Faunce!” said junior Margie Graham, sharing clementines with her friend as if they were primates feeding on the stone steps of a ruined Aztec pyramid.

Brown Administration Worried 4/20 Will Lead To Spike In Positive Vibes | Apr 09 2021

Citing the tradition of students gathering on the Main Green to smoke marijuana on April 20th, University administrators are worried that 4/20 will lead to a drastic increase in positive vibes. “We know that in years past, students have enjoyed gathering on 4/20 and getting higher than the Carrie Bell Tower," wrote vice president of campus life Eric Estes in an email to students.

Student Walking Into OMAC Testing Site Like It The Bar From Cheers | Apr 09 2021

Visiting the reliable cast of characters at the OMAC testing center two to three times a week, sophomore Brian Goldblatt is walking into the place like it’s the bar from the long-running NBC sitcom Cheers. “Brian!” said all of the smiling workers at the testing center in unison as Goldblatt made his entrance into the OMAC.

Hunter Gives Off Major Gatherer Vibes | Mar 12 2021

According to other members of his prehistoric tribe of early hominids, Khork — a skilled hunter — really gives off major gatherer vibes. “It so hilarious! Cavepeople stay thinking Khork gatherer! Maybe it the pattern on Khork loincloth?” grunted Khork with a tone of voice that to other cavepeople totally makes it seem like he enjoys scavenging for seeds and nuts.

When You Receive The Key To The City, Please Let Me Out Of This Box by The Mayor | Mar 12 2021

Hello there! Congratulations, boy-o, you’ve saved the 4th of July Parade! Your reward? A day in your honor, free milkshakes for life, and of course the highest honor of all: the key to the city! Okay, great. Now that you have the key, will you please, please, please let me out of this box? Because of your heroic actions that stopped that wicked bandit from stealing the wheels off of all the parade floats, our town had a magnificent, splendiferous celebration of Independence Day.

People Can’t See Through Corn. Here’s Why That’s A Problem. by A Vox Journalist Lost In A Maze | Mar 12 2021

As long as there has been corn, it’s been opaque. Now, all over this maze in which I am currently lost, people are starting to see why that’s problematic. Here’s why we need corn that everyone can see through. The Push for Transparent Corn, Explained.

YouTube Algorithm Radicalizing Woman Into Militant Yarn Hobbyist | Mar 12 2021

Prioritizing content with increasingly extreme points of view, YouTube’s video recommendation algorithm is reportedly radicalizing local woman Lorraine Crandus into a militant yarn hobbyist. “It started off innocuous enough — I was pleasantly surprised when she made me a winter hat,” said Lorraine’s concerned sister Deb, who feels like she’s losing a loved one to the growing online contingent of yarn-fueled extremists.

Actor In Shakespeare Play Excited to Air-Hump At All the Sex Lines | Mar 12 2021

Gil Caribou, an actor in a Providence-based Shakespeare company, is excited to make the material feel modern by air-humping at all the sex lines. “I’m really looking forward to making some bold choices this season,” said Caribou of his choice do some gross body movements whenever a character refers to sex.

Cool Geese Flying In Z | Mar 12 2021

On their annual southward migration last week, a flock of sick-as-hell geese were spotted flying in a Z, which is the coolest letter of the alphabet. “Sure, a Z is less aerodynamic than a V or even a lowercase L, but there’s no denying those geese looked effing rad,” said one onlooker who saw the baller geese.

Cryptic Runes On Takeout Box Somehow Supposed To Communicate “Cobb Salad” | Mar 12 2021

According to the patrons of Roy’s Bistro in Cranston, the establishment recently labeled a takeout order of Cobb salad with an intricate series of cryptic runes decipherable only to high-ranking restaurant staff. “Look, we’re a very busy restaurant,” said owner Roy Gershberg, referencing the mysterious symbols that baffle those who pick up his all-American fare for takeout.

Google Doodle Clearly Inside Joke | Mar 12 2021

Instead of celebrating an important historical figure or holiday, yesterday’s Google Doodle clearly referenced some Google staffers’ lame inside joke. “I knew that the doodle wasn’t really for me as soon as I saw that the Os were supposed to be eggs, and there were arrows pointing to the Gs which read ‘Kelly’s slippery hands,‘” said one Google user, recalling that the doodle ended with beer bottles for the L and E.

Grandpa's Pills Big | Mar 12 2021

Rummaging through his grandfather’s medicine cabinet during a game of hide and seek with his cousins, 8-year-old Ollie Park has discovered that his elderly grandpa’s pills are absolutely gigantic. “I knew I was going to find something crazy as soon as I opened the mirror door,” remarked Park as he opened the compartments of a weekly pill organizer with a mixture of morbid curiosity and perverse excitement.

New Yorker Illustration Depicts Horrible Dystopia In Which Bear Goes To Psychiatrist | Mar 12 2021

A recent issue of the New Yorker drew controversy for its uniquely terrifying cartoon depicting a horrifying dystopia in which a bear goes to a psychiatrist’s office and says “Doc, I think I might be a bi-polar bear.” “In the dark corners of my imagination, anything can happen,” cartoonist Carl Ghoulsby said of his sick, demented illustration which sent a wave of terror through the homes of the New Yorker’s readership.

Psychedelics Totally Changed Man’s Outlook On Texture Of Fritos | Mar 12 2021

Emerging from the transcendent experience with a newfound sense of clarity, Providence man Brett Reid’s recent brush with psilocybin mushrooms has completely altered his outlook on the texture of Fritos corn chips. “You have to go into a trip for the right reasons, not just to have fun,” Reid said with newfound tranquility.

Sound Of Smoke Alarm Seamlessly Incorporated Into Dream | Mar 12 2021

Imagining the loud, urgent beeps as a reversing ice cream truck, local asleep man Robbie Wick has seamlessly incorporated the sound of a smoke alarm into his dream. “Woohoo! Looks like it’s ice cream time everyone!” Wick said in his dream to a bizarre mix of coworkers, celebrities, and friends from high school at a barbeque he threw for his dog’s birthday.

Weed Strain Perfect For A Chill, Mellow Panic Attack | Mar 12 2021

“Pancake Skunk,” a strain of marijuana popular at many dispensaries in New England, is reportedly perfect for weed-smokers looking to kick back, relax, and have a chill, mellow panic attack. “Pancake Skunk is one of my all time favorite strains,” said Benny Richman, a worker at the Worcester dispensary “Up In Smoke.” “It’s a total body high, Indica blend, perfect for putting on a good movie and struggling to catch your breath while you remember that you will die one day.” Smokers of Pancake Skunk note that the strain has a pleasant fruity smell, makes food taste incredible, and is great for a night where all you want to do is lie in your bed fearing the arrival of the police without realizing you’ve been digging your fingernails into your leg.

Word Search On Cereal Box Easy As Fuck | Mar 12 2021

According to breakfast-time sources, the word search on the back of a Honey Bunches of Oats cereal box is fucking embarrassingly easy. “Help us hungry bees find the hidden words!” says a stupid cartoon bee, referring to only like four barely hidden words that literally anyone with functioning eyes can find because none of them even go backwards. “This puzzle is honey bunches of fun!” The back of the box also features a maze that is so fucking easy it’ll make your head spin.

Beatles Song Really Stressing That She A Little Girl | Feb 05 2021

“She’s All Mine (Oh Yeah, Girl),” a song by influential rock group The Beatles is, in retrospect, really making an effort to stress that the woman in the song is just a little girl. “I see her walking down the street (oh yeah) / She’s that little girl I’d like to meet,” begins the 1966 song which starts off okay before leaning a bit too heavily on the whole “little girl” thing.

Disney Confirms All Pixar Movies Take Place In Same Universe, But It’s One Where The Nazis Won | Feb 05 2021

In a press release yesterday, Disney CEO Bob Chapek confirmed fan theories that all Pixar movies take place in the same universe, however it is a universe where the Nazis were victorious in World War II. “We are delighted to confirm that the talking automobiles in Cars and Remy, the rat with a dream to cook from Ratatouille, all reside in one magical world,” began Chapek.

In Decisive Win For LGBTQ+ Community, The Unabomber Was Not Gay | Feb 05 2021

In an historic win for America’s LGBTQ+ community, infamous domestic terrorist Ted Kaczynski, known as the Unabomber, was not gay. “This is a huge moment for queer people everywhere,” said director of GLAAD Mara Cox in a teary-eyed public statement.

McSweeney's Reader Blown Away By Epic Bartleby The Scrivener Roast | Feb 05 2021

Mark Novak, a reader of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, was seen laughing so hard he cried tears of joy after reading the humor piece “Bartleby The Scrivener Prefers Not To Social Distance.” “I am a rather elderly man. The nature of my avocations for the last thirty years has brought me into more than ordinary contact with what would seem an interesting and somewhat singular set of men, of whom as yet nothing that I know of has ever been written:—I mean the law-copyists or scriveners.

Shitty Bible Guy Barely Begat Any Offspring | Feb 05 2021

Sources found that Ismachaiah, mentioned briefly in Genesis 31:6, was probably some shitty doofus because he barely begat any offspring. “And after he begat Cainan, Enos lived eight hundred and fifteen years and begat myriad sons and daughters,” begins the Bible’s recounting of the lineage of Noah before quickly glossing over that practically infertile dipshit Ismachiah.

Tree Root Absolutely Ravaging Sidewalk | Feb 05 2021

Pedestrians on the corner of Hope and Arnold street in Fox Point have noted that a tree root is absolutely tearing into a section of sidewalk. “You’ve got to be careful when walking here or you might trip!” said pedestrian Debbie Peters as she walked over the completely demolished pavement which has been broken into a true fuckton of little cracked pieces by a brutal, take-no-names tree root.

“It’s Time To Return To Normalcy,” Threatens Biden | Feb 05 2021

In a recent address to a divided nation, President Biden threatened a return to the normal state of things. “The events of the last four years do not demonstrate who we are as a nation; let’s get back to who we are,” Biden threatened with malicious grin while punching his fist into his open palm like a schoolyard bully taunting terrified kids at recess.

Horny Climatologists Warn Florida Will Soon Be Under 6 Feet Of Hunk | Feb 05 2021

Sensually licking their lips at a UN press conference last week, a group of horned-up climatologists warned that Florida will soon be demolished by six feet of total hunk. “At this point it’s clear that if we don’t change our naughty ways, we might be powerless against 6 feet of sheer man-meat,” explained lusty climate scientist Dr.

Now Is The Time For Us All To Come Together And Pull My Car Out Of This Sinkhole | Feb 05 2021

Right now, we are in a moment of crisis. Divided we will fail, but united we can meet this moment and overcome. The sun is shining overhead. The air is crisp and clean. My Honda is only a few feet underground and it’s totally retrievable. Friends, loved ones, Americans: now is the time for us all to come together and pull my car out of this sinkhole.

Don’t Understand The Stock Market Situation? Allow Me To Explain It To You With A Condescending Metaphor About Bananas | Feb 05 2021

These past few weeks have been a wild one in the stock market. But if you’re not involved in finance, the whole situation might go a bit over your head. No worries! That’s why I’m here to dumb the whole thing down for your stupid peanut brain with some condescending metaphor about bananas or whatever.

POINT: A Renewed Interest In Pseudoscience Is Dangerously Eroding Shared Notions Of Truth / COUNTERPOINT: You’re Such A Virgo! | Feb 05 2021

POINT: A Renewed Interest In Pseudoscience Is Dangerously Eroding Shared Notions Of Truth by Dr. Lucy Keane Pseudoscientific beliefs are on the rise across all demographics in this country, and with it comes the total collapse of our shared notions of truth.

Irresponsible 12th Century Plague Doctor Not Even Wearing Insane Beak Mask | Oct 30 2020

Not doing his part to help protect himself and those in his village, irresponsible 12th century plague doctor Edmund Bradforde reportedly isn’t even wearing his insane beak mask. “I’m grateful f’r all his holp in leeching mine own blood and putting coins of silver on mine own body,” said infected woman Della Hanleye between bloody coughs.

Zoom Halloween Huge Bummer for Back of Two-person Horse Costume | Oct 30 2020

Spending the evening alone in her apartment, Halloween over Zoom has been an extra bummer for Lacy Meyer, who went as the back of a two person horse costume. “I have since come to realize the gravity of my error,” said Meyer dressed as a pair of hind-legs and a tail, her costume making no sense divorced of its front-of-horse counterpart.

Lab Rat Does It For The Love Of The Maze | Oct 30 2020

Feeling content with his lot at the East Side Clinical Laboratory in Lincoln, RI, a naturally curious lab rat reported that he just does it for the love of the maze. “You know some of my rodent buddies in this lab get real PO’d when we’re fed drugs that make us all loopy-like, or our reward is a raisin instead of a piece of cheese,” squeaked the lab rat with carefree air.

Brown Declares Pandemic Defeated After Putting Out 100 Plastic Chairs | Oct 30 2020

After placing about 100 plastic chairs around campus outdoor spaces in preparation for the influx of students this semester, the University’s COVID-19 task force has declared an end to the pandemic. “We solved it!” began an email from Vice President Eric Estes with the subject line “All Gone!” “Who knew that all we had to do to protect students from the virus was put out some chairs? That way people will sit outside, where the virus isn’t!” Sources close to Estes and President Christina Paxson report that they are expecting some sort of prize for their discovery of outside chairs, hopefully a Nobel, but a Medal of Freedom would be cool too.

Main Green Spikeball Boys Officially Reenter Winter Cryogenic Stasis Tubes | Oct 30 2020

After determining that the autumn weather is now cold enough to damage her perfect specimens, Brown Physiology Professor Dr. Josephine Clements has decided it’s time to send the boys who play Spikeball on the Main Green back to their winter cryogenic stasis tubes.

PW Officially Cancels Annual “Licking In The Upspace” Event | Oct 30 2020

In an all-lowercase listserv email, Brown student theater group Production Workshop has officially cancelled their annual “Licking in the Upspace” event due to the ongoing pandemic. “We are incredibly disappointed that we cannot invite the student body into the Upspace this Fall to engage with a sense of place," wrote PW communications director Michaela Price ‘21.

POINT: This Is Earth’s Hottest Year On Record. / COUNTERPOINT: This Is Trish’s Hottest Year On Record! | Oct 30 2020

Point: This is Earth’s Hottest Year on Record, by The National Climate Data Center 2020 is shaping up to be the Earth’s hottest year on record. The reason is simple, clear, and undeniable: this disaster is caused by man-made climate change.

Vote. This Is The Most Important Election Of A Lifetime by Pam Green, Organizer Of The Woodbury County Giant Pumpkin Contest | Oct 30 2020

This Fall, we face a truly historic decision. I’m sure you have all been following the news and need not hear it again from me, but it bears repeating: for the first time in the recent history of the Woodbury County Harvest Festival, we are opening up the judging for our annual giant pumpkin contest to you, the people.

Couple Separated In WWII To Reunite Over Zoom For Table Read Of Parks And Rec Script | Sep 25 2020

Dobry Wiśniewski, 103, and Estera Symanski, 100, were only just married when the German invasion of Poland destroyed their village and separated the newlyweds. Thanks to modern technology, however, the couple has finally had a chance to reunite after more than 80 long years apart.

Drinking Alone Rebranded As Learning Mixology | Sep 25 2020

Stirring her third whiskey sour of the evening with a newly-purchased bar spoon, Grace Salgado has cleverly rebranded her new compulsion to drink alone at night as teaching herself mixology. “It’s really cool that I’m making a little space every day to pick up a new hobby in this crazy time,” said Salgado, slurring her words as she added a little bit of extra whiskey to the drink.

Gay Man’s Playful Misogyny Mostly Just Misogyny | Sep 25 2020

Feeling extraordinarily comfortable calling all of his female friends bitches, gay man Preston Miller’s playful misogyny is reportedly pretty much just misogyny. “Hey dumb whores!” said Preston to his three female roommates, assuming that being gay gave him license to espouse blatant sexism. “Yaaas queens your asses look delicious today. Who wants a slap!?” At press time, Miller’s “trashy drag queen" voice was clearly just racist.

ResLife Just One Staffer Who Only Speaks Lies And One Who Always Tells The Truth | Sep 25 2020

Following multiple delays in housing assignments and reports of weeks-long email response times, a critically understaffed Office of Residential Life has been confirmed to have only two employees: one who only speaks lies and one who always tells the truth.

I Miss Going To Parties, Lies Student | Sep 25 2020

Lying through his teeth during a conversation over Zoom last week, sophomore Greyson Clark said he misses going to parties. “I can’t believe we won’t get to walk several blocks through the cold to stand in a stranger’s hot, overcrowded basement for half an hour every weekend,” Clark lied, quietly breathing a sigh of relief.

Brown To Pivot Towards Individualized 7,160-Semester System | Sep 25 2020

Citing the need to reduce the density of students on campus, a recent email from university president Christina Paxson outlined Brown’s plan for an individualized 7,160-semester system for the 2020-21 academic year. “By reducing the number of students on campus to one, we can recreate the on-campus student experience while adhering to all medical and public health guidelines,” read Paxson’s email.

The Nation Must Prioritize The Opening Of Indoor Trampoline Parks by The Kid You Babysit | Sep 25 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted the lives of all Americans, but has arguably affected no group as much as our nation’s children. And I should know: I am one of them. At an age where socializing is crucial to our development, the toll of this virus on my generation may have lifelong consequences.

Trust Me I Wish I Weren’t Spying On Your Boring Ass Either, by A Google Home | Sep 25 2020

So the word is out: Yes, us Google Homes, Amazon Alexas, and Apple whateverthefuck-pods are spying on you so that megacorporations can feed you targeted advertising. You caught us. Congratulations. Searching the web for Nancy Drew. I know you’re upset about this whole situation, but trust me, I wish I weren’t spying on your boring ass either.

Student Trying to Finish Essay Before Humanity’s Deadline | Apr 24 2020

Furiously typing away at her draft of a 10 page sociology midterm paper, Elizabeth Rawlins ’22 is struggling to finish her essay before humanity’s deadline. “This is a really important paper,” Rawlins said, repeatedly looking at her watch to check the remaining time before the end of the world.

Entire Class Complicit In Youtube Autoplay Starting New Video During Professor’s Presentation | Apr 24 2020

During Dr. Carol Bisset’s introductory Classics course this Monday, the entire 100 person class was complicit in Youtube’s autoplay function successfully beginning an ad for Jergen’s lotion during the professor’s presentation. “She clearly had no idea a new video was loading up as she tried to move on,” said student Jeremy Quinn ‘23 of the incident, which was the direct consequence of dozens of students’ cold inaction.

Late Bear Overhibernated | Apr 24 2020

Emerging from her Yellowstone den groggy and stressed, Mama Bear realized that she overhibernated and is late for an important bear meeting. “I told Papa Bear I’d meet him by Grizzly Creek by the end of winter,” roared Mama Bear as she frantically gathered her bear belongings and rushed her cubs outside of their winter cave.

Catholic Church Confirms Rosé God’s Gift To Trish | Apr 24 2020

In a surprise address at the Vatican yesterday, Pope Francis officially announced a new Church edict confirming that rosé is indeed God’s gift to Trish. “The one billion faithful Catholics worldwide all know that Trish Riddick, of Indiana University’s Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority chapter, loves rosé," said the infallible representative for the divine here on Earth.

POINT: Let’s Think Of It As A Staycation! by Your Mom. COUNTERPOINT: We're All Going To Fucking Die by Your Mom | Apr 24 2020

Point: Let’s Think Of It As A Staycation! By Your Mom I know that being stuck indoors is a bit of a bummeroo, but c’mon gang, it’s not so bad! Maybe there’s a silver lining to this whole kerfuffle. When was the last time we all got to spend this much time together? Ever since you kids went away to school, we haven’t had enough good ol’ family time! Your father and I have been working so hard, too, we hardly spend any time together anymore.

I Support Sunrise's Mission, But I Wish They'd Send Me More Emails | Apr 24 2020

Climate change is an existential threat facing humanity, in scope unlike anything we’ve seen before. This sober fact is undeniable. That’s why I believe a strong, diverse movement of young people advocating to end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics is critical.

Keep Calm And Avoid Homework, Cousin's T-shirt Commands | Mar 06 2020

Thousands of trembling citizens began fiercely meditating while shredding algebra worksheets and copies of Lord of the Flies this past Tuesday after a command to “Keep Calm and Avoid Homework” was issued by local cousin Nicky Campbell’s neon orange graphic tee.

Everyone In Gym Looking At You, Wondering Why You’re There | Mar 06 2020

Every single person in the Nelson Fitness Center yesterday, from staff to student athletes to casual exercisers, confirmed that they were in fact looking at you and wondering why you even made the effort to come to the gym. “It’s almost laughable.

Man At Petting Zoo Worried Goat Only Likes Him For His Pellets | Mar 06 2020

Feeling used as the alfalfa in his cupped hand was furiously devoured, petting zoo attendee Zach Mitchell became worried that Oreo, a pygmy goat, only liked him for his pellets. “I just can’t shake this feeling that Oreo doesn’t like me for me, you know?” lamented Mitchell as Oreo began nibbling on the t-shirt of another man in the wood-chipped pen.

Pediatrician Gives Parents Harrowing Prognosis In Looney Tunes Necktie | Mar 06 2020

According to witnesses at the Rhode Island Hospital’s pediatric wing, Dr. Gary Dougherty recently delivered a sobering prognosis while wearing a bright yellow Looney Tunes necktie. “I’m so incredibly sorry; I know that this is tough,” Dougherty said solemnly, steadily delivering the achingly terrible news as he tugged a bit on his necktie featuring Tweety Bird in a Santa hat.

Report: Jennifer Would | Mar 06 2020

Roommates of Jennifer Tilley ‘22 yesterday confirmed that Jennifer absolutely would. “After a thorough analysis of the data collected on Jennifer, not only can we confirm that Jennifer would, but our models show that that is such a Jennifer move,” reported Lacy Hargrove ‘22 on the research paper she co-authored entitled “Jennifer: Did You Hear About What She Did To Brandon?” “We know it may sound extreme, but we believe a scoffed declaration of ‘classic Jennifer’ would not be unjustified.” At press time, the research team is inquiring further into Jennifer in an effort to prove that she is literally the worst.

POINT: We Are All Made Of Stardust / COUNTERPOINT: Okay But Like, What Are We Relationship-Wise | Mar 06 2020

POINT: We Are All Made Of Stardust By Rachel Cook We are the stuff of stars, made of atoms which originated in supernovas farther away than anything we can imagine and bigger than a child’s biggest dream. Particles travelled light years through the dark of space to our little rock.

Theater Warmup Just Unbridled Id | Dec 06 2019

Beginning with a series of ape-like screeches and ending in a tearful circle, a theater warmup for the cast of Production Workshop’s December show was just a demonstration of the unrestrained, primal id. “We started by walking around the space while making eye contact to connect and noises to loosen the vowel-space,” actor Julie Graham ‘22 said of the exercise which serves as a psychological demonstration of what human beings are capable of should they be free of all social and moral conscience, motivated only by base desire.

FDA Double Dog Dares Nation To Eat The Silica Gel Packet | Dec 06 2019

In a press conference yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration formally double dog dared American consumers to eat the silica gel packet. “You know that weird little sack of beads you sometimes find in your crunchy snacks, new shoes, and pill bottles, marked with DO NOT EAT on the packet?” asked FDA commissioner Mark Whittaker with a grin, wide eyes, and a posse of fellow FDA board members loudly agreeing with him.

Co-Star Keeps Telling Guy To Light Fires | Dec 06 2019

As opposed to the vague aphorisms and universally applicable advice usually displayed daily on the Co-Star astrology app, area man Geoff Porter’s profile keeps telling him to light fires. “Whereas on my friends’ phone, the app says that they have power in thinking and creativity, mine just tells me that today is the perfect day to watch it all burn down,” said Porter, terrified of his capabilities to destroy.

Political Cartoonist Labeling Everything | Oct 25 2019

Writing the words “US constitution” and “fire” on a drawing of the US constitution on fire, political cartoonist Keith Buchanan added the final touches to his cartoon “Fat Cats of Wall Street” by labeling absolutely everything. “I just want to make sure my readers get the message,” said Buchanan, writing the word “ca$h” on large sacks of money held by the fat, dapper cats.

Listserv Apologizes For Its Existence With Every Email | Oct 25 2019

Subscribers of the Brown Screen Printing Club’s Listserv announced yesterday that every email takes the form of an apology for its own existence. “They started off well with their trademark ‘Hey Printies!!!’ opening line,” reported Jason Fine ‘23, who signed up for the club’s Listserv out of a genuine interest in screen printing.

Shakespeare On The Green To Reimagine The Tempest As Bad | Oct 25 2019

On Thursday, student performance group Shakespeare on the Green announced that, for their winter slot, they will produce The Tempest boldly reimagined as bad. “From last year’s production of Macbeth set in Weimar Germany, to our 2015 resetting of The Merry Wives of Windsor at a summer camp, we’re always looking for new and interesting takes on Shakespeare’s body of work,” stated Rebecca Olson ‘22, chair of Shakespeare on the Green.

Egyptology Professor’s Favorite Country Probably Egypt | Oct 25 2019

Students of Dr. Mary Howell’s hieroglyphics seminar have inferred that the renowned Egyptology professor’s favorite country is probably Egypt. “I mean I’m not 100 percent sure, but if I had to guess, I feel like Egypt would have to be in her top 5 favorite countries at least,” Bryan Reed ‘22 reported of Dr.

Only Thing Guy Adding To The Discourse The Word “Discourse” | Oct 25 2019

Despite the lengthiness and frequency of his comments, the only thing James Kessler ‘22 is adding to the discourse of his linguistic anthropology section is the word “discourse.” “I’d just like to push back on that if I can,” Kessler added both in response to and during a classmate’s point, launching into a comment that was a complete jumble of wordy nonsense save for the technically correct usage of the word “discourse.” “I just feel as though we need to properly consider the ways in which the discourse surrounding language contributes to the hegemonic structure of the symbolic marketplace of linguistic exchange.” At press time, Kessler has induced a liminal state between sleep and wakefulness among his peers by repeatedly using the word “liminal.”.

Thayer Getting Too Corporate, Reports BEO Concentrator Who Will One Day Bulldoze Yosemite | Oct 25 2019

After a walk on Thayer Street past the new Chase Bank and recently closed Tealuxe, Dan Silver, a BEO concentrator who will one day bulldoze Yosemite, reported that Thayer Street is getting too corporate. “I just feel like with the addition of all these chains, Thayer is losing what makes it so unique,” reported Silver, who, in a mere 20 years, will use the skills and connections he is currently developing in Brown’s BEO program to spearhead an initiative to raze one of the country’s oldest and largest national parks for private development.

UN Study On Climate Finds We Only Have One Night To Be Young, In Love, On Top Of World | Apr 19 2019

The world’s leading climate scientists have confirmed in a joint international study that, due to global climate change, we only have one night to be young, in love, and on top of the world. “We have been continuing down a path of dangerously high carbon emissions for far too long,” remarked Dr.

Wedding Mason Jar Themed | Dec 07 2018

In a charming and rustic display of love, local couple Jennifer and Gabe Larmore recently invited family and friends to celebrate their new life at a mason jar themed wedding. “I had seen so many beautiful wedding themes on Pinterest and at first I was torn over which one to choose,” said newlywed Jennifer Larmore, while eating wedding cake out of a tasteful glass jar.

Man Just Takes Out One AirPod To Deliver Eulogy | Dec 07 2018

Friends, family, and loved ones gathering at a memorial service for Jean Schwartzman report that Schwartzman’s nephew Brian Green is just taking off one AirPod to deliver his eulogy. “I know the music paused when he took out his left AirPod, which is a step in the right direction,” noted cousin Laurie Schwartzmann.

New Study Finds Dogs Understand Complex Array Of Human Emotions, Eat Own Shit | Oct 26 2018

A study published in the Journal of Behavioral Sociobiology has concluded that dogs are capable of recognizing, understanding, and responding to a wide variety of human emotions once thought to be solely recognizable by other people, and that they also like to eat their own shit.