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How to Not be That Guy

So I got the iphone and the biggest challenge is making the phone less conceited. Here are my 3 sure fire ways of seeming less like a douche bag.

 

1. Make it so it doesn’t automatically capitalize. 

I like good grammar in my texts (not well grammar). And that’s not pretentious at all, but when you end up with perfect capitalization as well, it’s a little excessive. For example saying: “yeah, i just got out of my meeting. meet there in five?” doesn’t seem pompous, but when you capitalize properly it does. ” Yeah, I just got out of my meeting. Meet there in five?”

It’s just too proper, and your friends will start thinking you are too proper to meet them in five. Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Auto-Capitalization (OFF).

 

2. Make your signature not “Sent from the iPhone.” 

It’s embarrassing enough to be seen with a country killer, so telling people over the internet is just tacky. Instead of having it say, “Sent from the iPhone” you can say, ” sent from my arthritic hands to yours” or ,”sent from (none of your business).”

Okay, but how do I fix it? Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Signature > type in something funny.

 

3. Shoot it with a handgun.

Just be like the artist Michael Tombert and shoot through your iphone. Another possible option is getting this case.

 

Anyway. Hope that helps you navigate the world of having an iphone and not being an asshole about it.

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Paris and Things that are Incorrect

So my friend Katie, who is living in Paris for the year, posted this video on a friends wall, and I absolutely love it. It takes place in the bookstore Shakespeare and Company.

(Watch the full video by clicking on that link below)
Spike Jonze: Mourir Auprès de Toi

When I saw this, I thought about That Summer in Paris by Morley Callaghan, a memoir about Morley’s friendships with Hemingway and Fitzgerald in the summer of 1929.. in Paris. I was thinking that Shakespeare and Company was the bookstore that is refers to multiple times. So instead of looking in the book that was right next to me, I googled it.

And I found a blog which cited a bunch of sources on the topic of Paris in the 1920’s. The Phd that has the blog even does presentations on the topic.

So I was pretty sad when I read her annotation of That Summer in Paris, “Morley Callaghan. That Summer in Paris. New York:  Coward-McCann, 1963. Callaghan was the timekeeper for the famous Hemingway-Fitzgerald boxing match, and he’s dined out on that story for years. A lovely memoir of a memorable summer.”

I underlined all the things that are wrong in that paragraph. Callaghan and Hemingway were the ones boxing together and they did so quiet often. Fitzgerald only accompanied them once as a timekeeper (and not a really good one.) I do have to agree that it is a lovely memoir on a memorable summer.

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Getting Holiday-ey

So it is getting closer to Christmas and I am officially getting in the spirit. So here are the holiday-ish things I’ve been doing.

I made a wreath at a program in the dining hall:

And then I made gingerbread houses at another program:

(the other one was less pretty, so I didn’t do any pictures focusing on it.)

 

Also, I got this puzzle of a nice winter scene, it may not be snowing yet, but at least it is in puzzles:

Oh and of course, no holiday would be complete without a disgusting amount of dreadful christmas movies. So I have already watched Snowglobe and Christmas Cupid. They sure were something:

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Well, that’s done

Today, I finished my Copywriting for Electronic Media class. We created a social marketing campaign geared towards young adults entering the job market who need to keep their facebook’s clean. Here is the one minute television ad we created:

ps. making that split screen took a lot of basic math (here I was thinking I would never need addition or subtraction.)

Check out the entire Think Before You Post blog which has our radio spot, campaign strategy, 30 second ad, and a bunch of other fun posts.

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Ugly Babies and Illiterate People

Well here are some tumblrs that everyone should take a peek at…

Ugly Renaissance Babies:

The title kind of explains it all, but so does this picture.

 

Then there is Texts with Bennett:

This is a guy texting with his cousin, Bennett. It is very educational.

 

And lastly here is a tumblr that is for my job in the residence halls.

And now really the end, but remember when I had a tumblr… I barely can remember, but here it is.

 

 

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I am a Tragic Whale

So, Kerry over at the Tragic Whale put up a Tragic Whale Story that I suggested. When I suggested it to her it was just a super boring concept and she turned it into the coolest and funniest story ever. She even put my favorite books on the cover! Here is the first two pages.

Kendra’s Library… A Tragic Whale Story

Like any intelligent whale, Kendra was always looking for ways to expand her knowledge and better herself.  And what better way than to petition for a library in her town?!

To read the rest (do it cause my favorite joke is with the third picture) go here.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Be thankful for things!

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WiseGuy for Wise Guys (and girls)

So I found this video while looking for some things for a school advertising project. It’s about facebook and job interviews (both the project for school and this video.)

That’s by Wiseguy Pictures, which also made a 30 minute film which I thought was both funny and beautifully filmed. It’s called The Old Man and the Seymour. Take a look at their site, Wiseguy Pictures.

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Fun activity time!

1. Okay so go to wikipedia, then look up Operation Uranus (or just click that link there.)

2. Now search the page (control f, for you computer illiterate) for “penetrat”.

Here is what you would find if you actually did this activity on your own:

and also:

and a little bit of this:

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omg… I think I’m famous

So I was looking at The Tragic Whale, my favorite ex RA’s blog, and she made some changes (which look really awesome). But when I looked at her sidebar I realized that not only was there a picture of her making food seriously but there was also a link to MY blog… see look:

(Also this is cool cause there is a picture of a blog on her blog on my blog. I sense paradox.)

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