For the last procrastination destination of the year, we bring you two rather similar and, again, rather self-explanatory websites: Siblings or Dating and Steak House or Gay Bar.
Siblings or Dating features pictures of people, generally who look alike, and asks you to vote on whether you think they are siblings or a couple. Frustratingly, it does not actually tell you what the answer is, but does tell you how many other people selected the ones that you chose.
Steak House or Gay Bar (see image above) is equally self-explanatory: the website gives you a name and you have to use your deductive reasoning to determine whether it is a steak house or a gay bar. It will tell you where the (steak house | gay bar) happens to be, and also what percentage of people also got the answer right or wrong. The website keeps a running tally so that you know what percentage of your guesses have been correct. It… is surprisingly difficult. I will tell you, however, that Loading Zone is indeed a gay bar.
From Kate Weiner ’15‘s book.
From Piers Gelly ’13:
Come to Espwesso at 7:00 p.m. tonight for the Stethoscope Press final reading and launch party! Our books are finally here and at this reading they’ll be free for the taking. Past experience has shown that the books go like hotcakes, so arrive on time in order to get your copies of:
- Relative Strangers, a book of poems by Josh Krugman ’14
- Oroitz, a philosophical mystery novella by Nate Dolton-Thornton ’15
- Informant, a collection of essays in China by Amy Zhang ’15
- Civics, a collection of Cold War-era short stories by Rachel Pincus ’13
- Home, a collection of short stories about homes and homelessness by Kate Weiner ’15
Refreshments will be served!
Date: Today, Wednesday, May 15
Time: 7:00 PM
We took him to a special meal at Chef Mickey’s restaurant so he could meet all of his favorite Disney Characters.
Today, we bring you a silly tumblr called “Reasons My Son Is Crying.” It’s exactly what it sounds like: a parent posts pictures of hir son crying with description as to why the kid is so upset. Many of them are quite entertaining, and will likely lead the kid to look back on this blog many years from now and curse his parents for their literally portraying him as a whiny baby on the internet.
For previous Procrastination Destinations, click here.
The famous Manolis Kaparakis sends me information about a crazy new course going up this fall under the designation of COMP 360, COMP260/QAC260 and called “Special Topics in Computer Science (“Big Data” Analysis),” taught by Professor Norman Danner.
Next semester (Fall 2013), Computer Science will be offering a special course on data analysis (COMP 260), in which students from non-computing disciplines will team up with Computer Science students (COMP360) to work on a research problem that requires significant data analysis.
So the second (apparently now annual) WesRave went down, ending around 1:00 a.m. Here’s a brief recap and some photos.
We weren’t allowed to go on any major roads or the athletic fields, so we kind of made a loop around campus. It went as such:
Evan Okun ’13 sends us the above image for his senior recital this Friday. He didn’t even send a blurb. I’m not sure if he expects me to write something, or just wanted me to post the image. I guess I could probably mention that he did a music video recently. And that his rap name E. Oks isn’t really hiding his identity very well. Also, there’s a Facebook event for his recital, and I’m probably just going to end this post with some event details before it gets more obnoxious and rambly than it already is.
Date: Friday, May 3
Time: 9:15 PM
Place: Russell House
Come check out a senior sound installation by David Preddy ’13. Also, check out the above introductional film by David.
- Date: Thursday, May 2; Friday, May 3
- Time: 8:00 – 10:30 PM, both nights
- Place: Davidson Art Center
- Facebook? Yep!
By the Numbers is a seminar series sponsored by the Quantitative Analysis Center showcasing student research in the social sciences. This is a forum for students to present ongoing research and receive feedback from students and faculty. If you have done research, are currently doing research, or are just interested in learning more about contemporary topics in the social sciences, we hope to see you there!
Presentations will be by Eric Stephen ’13 and Catherine Doren ’13. Pizza will be provided. More details after the jump:
Well, everyone else abandoned me, so I’m liveblogging this thing alone. Nicole Brenner ’15 is moderating, Chloe Murtagh ’15 and Andrew Trexler ’14 are debating.
I’ll write more shit here once I get a moment. No one from Wesleying is helping me out today so I’m doing this as Chloe is doing her opening statement.
As we mentioned yesterday, voting in the election is now open at this link, from now until Friday at 11:59 p.m. Our group interview with the presidential and vice-presidential candidates will be posted before then.
Renee Dunn ’14 of WesBAM has a suggestion for how to productively spend at least one day on Foss Hill this week:
Ring in hill season with a fun-filled FREE yoga class on Foss Hill in collaboration with Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO)! Inspired by the Kibera School for Girls and their playful yoga practice, we will be channeling their upbeat, joyful, and sassy energy. Celebrate the weekend, springtime, WesFest, and international yoga practice with us. All levels are welcome! Donations to SHOFCO will be graciously accepted.
And, in case you needed another reason to spend your afternoon on Foss, SHOFCO will be debuting the NEW YOGA BAGS, designed and handmade by the women of the SHOFCO Women’s Empowerment Project (SWEP) – which will be sold in WesBAM classes through there after. Other beautiful merchandise will be available for purchase as well!
To learn more about SHOFCO and SWEP, visit their website.
Rain Location: Fayerweather Theater Room (106)
Date: Friday, April 19
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: Foss Hill! (Rain location: Fayerweather Theater Room 106)
WesBAM Website? Yep!