Written by Jonathan Lee-Rey on January 5th, 2015
James Franco and Seth Rogen in The Interview (Yahoo! Images)
Before I begin, let the record state that I’ve enjoyed the Rogen-Franco pairing since its inception on Freaks and Geeks and my thoughts on this movie do not change the fact that I think they’re funny people who know how to make comedy.
Also, this review has spoilers. But it’s a comedy film. You’re only lying to yourself if you say you’re watching it “for the plot.” Click to continue »
Written by Major Qwik on January 2nd, 2015
Illustration by Adam Fisher-Cox. Adorable.
Visual designer (and ComFest co-producer) Adam Fisher-Cox ’15 has published a picture book he wrote and designed entitled “I’m a Joke” to his website. It’s a picture book about, you guessed it, jokes. A fucking picture book.
Describing the project, Fisher-Cox writes the following: “Completed as an exercise in digital illustration, ‘I’m a Joke’ takes you on a tour of the world where anthropomorphic jokes live their daily lives, introducing a cast of jokes with an illustration and personal statement from both.” That about sums it up, and it’s just as good–if not better–than it sounds.
I know zero shit about graphic design and digital illustration (are those even the same? I rest my case), but I think this thing is super cool and different from the usual shit you see pedaled on your Facebook feed. Those of you who have listened to countless mixtapes from that one dude from your high school who swears he’ll quit his job at the local pizza place once his rap career takes off definitely know what I’m talking about. It’s filled with subtle, well-written humor, and the illustrations are top-notch (not to mention oh-so-dang cute!).
The book can be viewed here. Feel free to poke around Fisher-Cox’s website and see some of the other work he’s done. Some pretty cool shit on there.
Written by Executive Editor on December 31st, 2014
Fuck parties, I know what I’m watching tonight.
And so we come to the end of yet another year, guys. Congratulations! You survived! Perhaps unscathed, perhaps not. But you survived. And not everyone can say the same. Is that tasteless? I don’t know. Death comes to us all in one way or another, so you should be used to it by now. Happy Holidays.
Maybe right now you’re wishing more than anything that you were back at Skidmore, preparing to ring in 2015 with a night off shitty-ness at the only place that’s ever felt like home. Maybe it feels strange getting drunk with a group of people who feel like strangers at this point in spite of how close you were to them only five years ago. But take comfort in knowing that you’re where you are today for a reason. Besides, if you were back st Skid right now, you’d know you’d just be one of many humanoids cramped in the Stable staircase, probably making out with your ex the second the clock struck twelve. And regardless of how much regret will instill itself into your 2015 existence, you don’t want to start things off that way. Trust your favorite step-uncle.
Anyway, we here at Skidmore Unofficial wanted to give you a taste of what to expect from us in 2015. Not so much goals for the site–ha, you think we have a plan here?–but more personal goals for ourselves, standards that we’ll hold ourselves to as we look toward a future of limitless possibility. It’s nearly 2015, after all. And if you’re anything like me, you were casually dropping homophobic slurs and listening to Three Days Grace only 8 years ago (not sure which one is worse, tbh), so progress is possible, friends.
So, without further ado, we present our New Year’s resolutions for 2015. Click to continue »
Written by Executive Editor on December 21st, 2014
About how much I made in my year working in dhall.
The entire Skidmore student body received an email from SGA President Addison Bennett ’16 on Friday, December 19th containing an announcement from President Glotzbach that the bottom pay scale for student workers will increase in the new year to reflect the New York State minimum wage:
At its meeting today, December 19, the Institutional Policy and Planning Committee (IPPC) unanimously supported increasing student workers’ pay to current New York State (NYS) minimum wage standards effective for work performed after January 1, 2015. Although the College is exempt from NYS minimum wage guidelines with respect to student workers, we are pleased to inform the community of this change. We thank the Student Government Association (SGA), members of the community, the IPPC, and President’s Cabinet for their support.
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Written by Major Qwik on December 14th, 2014
Nothing you eat at Wafflefest will look like this.
Do you want to enjoy a meal without having to
lie your way swipe in to dhall? Then swing by your only favorite dining hall between 8:00 and 11:00 tonight for Wafflefest, co-sponsored by yo’ waffle daddies on SGA’s Committee on Student Life and Dining Services!
If you’re (still) new here, Wafflefest is a beloved tradition here at Skidmore. You know, like Fun Day. Or complaining about not getting into Wesleyan (did I make that joke already??), but with more waffles. Lots more waffles. And dessert pizza. And doughnuts. And salad–if you, like me, are trying to keep an eye your carb intake.
It’s totally free to all students. But the line is always hella long, so you should definitely show up before 8:00 or have one of your pals keep you posted on what the line looks like. And it will be insanely packed, so have one of said pals grab you a seat. And it’ll be noisy. Real noisy. Utter chaos. Los Elk will probably be playing.
To be honest, it’s a super stressful experience (ever seen Full Metal Jacket?) but you really can’t say no to free food, and it’s kind of a rite of passage. Plus this is like the last “thing” going on this semester, so ring in the end of the semester (or beginning of finals, if you’re a masochist) with some comfort food. You’re gonna need it.
(Editor’s Note: No he’s not.)