Ever since the dawn of time,freshmen have been getting freaky with iMovie to say inconclusive things and win your vote. It’s a delightful non-surprise every fall. It tastes like a Pumpkin Spice Latte and smells like crunchy leaves.
This is where Darren Tomasso comes in. From the minute he “writes his name” on the chalkboard, it’s his movie and he does what he wants (and he twerks where he wants, and he cruelly photoshops all over the damn place.) Extra props to the warbly ‘Miley,’ putting crooning soul into definite words like “tyrran-IZERS.” Sure the ideas are vague and at a certain point he just stops rhyming, but what difference does it make– he wants a homecoming bonfire? WE’RE IN!
Tabard and SDT and some other girls made a Vagina Monologues video in preparation for their big shows this Friday and Saturday. The vid’s got vaginas in Van Pelt, vaginas in Pottruck, vaginas in an a cappella rehearsal (think “gyn-gyn-gyn” instead of “djinn-djinn-djinn”) and even Ken Kweder asking around for a vagina (!). LOL! It’s funny because ‘vagina’ is not a word you usually say in public, but– and get this– they’re saying it in public!
But honestly, we’re being a bit harsh. Props to VagMons for the best Penn promotional vid we’ve seen… well, ever.
Earlier this afternoon, (we’re not sure but we think it was a) student paraded outside Upper Quad Gate to interview passersby, a nearby cameraman getting it all on video. The cupid– think this but with Adidas and a happy trail– asked women what they looked for in a man, to which the above woman reportedly responded, “Love of Jesus.”
What do you look for in a significant other? Tell us in the comments.
Update: Looks like Cupid is none other than Zach Fox, of “Adrenaline” fame.
College junior and spoken-word-ist Miles Hodges just dropped the video for his poem “Harlem,” a tribute to the New York City neighborhood and the black community that calls it home.
For more videos and poetry, check out The Striver’s Row, an agency named for the famous block of Harlem houses, currently representing Hodges as well as Alysia Harris C’10 and fan favorite Josh Bennett C’10.
You know how whenever you’re walking by Meyerson you’re always like, “I wonder what would happen if this ugly building were taken over by a genetically modified organism and became a senior living community?” Well, William Heyer and John Scherer, both design students in Arch701 this past semester, finally provide an answer to this age-old question with “memBrain,” which can only be described as The Sims 2 on an acid trip. Looks pretty cozy! Too bad we have to wait until 2060 to claim our sleeping pod.
It was really rude of Obama to steal the spotlight from the Rosengarten flash mob dance last night at 11:00 p.m. Luckily, the crowd was good-natured enough to make it a finals-cum-patriotism celebration.
Sure, the Oscars last night were a showcase of talent, creativity, and the top artistic genius across the film industry. But all of that pales in comparison to the main event of award season: our Penn edition. Join us as we highlight the films around campus we’ve had to suffer through all year. They made us laugh. They made us cry. They made us question reality. Without further ado, we present the winners in the following categories:
Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Music Video, Worst Video, Oldie But A Goodie and Best Overall Video.
Excelano is known around Penn for dropping mad beats and above is their ad for their Fall show. They’re calling it In//Verse (lol poetry joke) and though the video’s cinematography focuses mainly on chairs and other inanimate objects, the poetry is slammin’. The tone is uncomfortably somber but we know the live performance we’ll be sweet. Show info after the jump.
We tune in occassionally to the Penn TV network (Channel 13, baby!) to see what our telecasting pals are up to. Check out their cheeky Valentine’s shout out special. It’s decidedly a bit tamer than Street‘s version of shout outs, but we appreciate the foreign exchange student, the guy who asks A-Gut on a date, and “all the single ladies from 1812,” whoever you may be.
Did you notice that weird building outside Houston last week? We saw there were people doing makeup but we JUST got a makeover so we walked right by. Clearly that was a mistake.
Turns out it was set up by Yoostar – the people who make this thing – as part of a campus tour they’re doing to help Jamie Kennedy find an extra for an upcoming movie. The audition tapes were created using the fancy Yoostar technology to insert students into famous movies. That’s just how show business works, guys. One day you’re pretending to be the secretary from Ferris Bueller after finishing your Blaze burger and the next day you’re not allowed to make eye contact with Mr. Kennedy while he makes America laugh.
Now, the important part is not that a Penn student might win the contest, but that Yoostar has posted all the videos here. They’re incredible. Seriously. We recommend you watch them all thousands of times, until every stilted nuance is burned into your brain forever, because gifts as wonderful as this don’t come around too often.