The ‘End of Year List’ List

Love them or hate them, end-of-the-year roundups are now just an essential part of December. Everything that we can rank the best of, will be ranked and then vehemently disagreed with in the comment sections.

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“It tastes just like the real thing!” and other lies found on Pinterest

As I was scrolling through my Pinterest feed this morning, I came across a recipe for pancakes that uses only three ingredients: bananas, eggs, and cinnamon. And if you’re feeling daring, you can add a splash of vanilla extract. All of the pictures attached were fluffy, light, normal-looking pancakes like you’d get at our local diner.  Read More “It tastes just like the real thing!” and other lies found on Pinterest

Celebrity Rumor Mongering – Part 2

Did you enjoy spreading some internet rumors? Are you ready for some more falsehoods and untruths (with a few sort of real things sprinkled in for the internet sleuths)?

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Memories of a Teen Idol

Most teenagers have their number one teen idol crush who they will defend in loud arguments with friends. Often for teenage girls, this means posters in lockers and in notebooks and repeat watching of movies or listening to albums featuring their object of affections. In the early 2000s, that also meant the creation of Geocities pages, long-winded message board posts, and taking hours to download photos from the internet of obscure magazine scans from around the world. Do teenage girls today even know the hours-long process of creating the perfect collage prior to pre-made Instagram-based apps? Read More Memories of a Teen Idol

Magazine Time Warp: The Ads of 2004

I’ve been digging through and clearing out the stuff I’ve left at my parents house, helping them convert my childhood bedroom into a guest room. I’ve been going through and documenting the things I don’t particularly wish to keep, but wanted to share before they got tossed. Thankfully, between the old notes from middle school, sticker collection, a journal detailing my Hamlet reading from the 11th grade, and mismatched Barbie shoes, a few magazines from the early to mid-2000s survived.

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Surfing the Tubes: The Best Videos I Saw This Week

Sometimes, all you need is to remember how hilarious old videos are. Sometimes, all you need is a cool performance by some rad rocker chicks. Sometimes, you just need to sit down and turn your brain off and let YouTube tell you what to do.  Read More Surfing the Tubes: The Best Videos I Saw This Week