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About Samko

I'm a government major at Wesleyan University (duh) and I like writing, reading, vidja games, and doing the sex.

Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together

If Wesleyan is about anything, it’s about hipsters (and those who ridicule them) and a ridiculous proportion of alumni who go on to make movies and TV shows. So if one were to combine the two, theoretically the result would be quintessentially Wes.

Thankfully, we no longer need to resort to theory and speculation, because numerous enterprising souls have taken the liberty of combining the two for us. Details after the jump.

Middlebury Public Safety

So you guys know Middlebury College, right? It’s that one that almost sounds like Middletown, which is the city we’re next to, so it’s kinda sorta related, right?

Look, we don’t need an excuse, all right? We’re Wesleying, it’s a webseries called “Public Safety” by junior Chris De La Cruz at said college, and most importantly, it’s funny. So watch it.

Here’s the pilot:

And here’s where you can see the rest of the episodes.

2010 in Movies

Right about now, movie related things in the news will only be about two things: upcoming releases this year, and the Oscar nominations (not that there’s anything wrong with that second one). But what about all the other movies that came out last year? The ones that weren’t given an Oscar nod, not even for soundtrack, or that were totally awesome but flopped at the box office, or even the ones that were just Sylvester Stallone flexing at you for 90 minutes and daring you to take him seriously.

After all, making a movie is an intense, expensive process, and even the crappiest films can have a shot that looks awesome in a trailer. Now, if you were to take all those said shots, as well as bits from the movies that were good, and the ones no one saw, and everything else, and combined them into some sort of awesome mega-trailer…

Well, that’s why God invented YouTube.

The site has, to use the SI unit, a metric buttload of videos devoted to the movies of the past year (and years before), and because we love you so, we’ve collected the finest below. For best results, watch in full screen. Yes, all of them.

For bonus points, count how many quotes you can spot in multiple videos. For ultrasuper bonus points, count the number of shots that are repeated.

2010: The Cinescape

WesReads/WesMath Tutoring: Get Involved Now!

Interested in working with kids as cute as these? Work with the WesReads/WesMath program this semester to tutor students grades 2-5 at MacDonough Elementary School in Middletown. You only need to commit to a minimum of one hour per week in order to help make a huge difference in these students’ educations. Plus they love spending time with Wes students! Email wes.reads.math(at)gmail(dot)com and/or come to an information session at the Office of Community Service this Thursday (1/27) at 6:30 pm if you’re interested.

Date: Jan. 27
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Place: Office of Community Service

Get Yourself Pretty at Ivan’s Cuts!

Let’s be honest: interesting though the experiment was, long hair is simply not for you. At least, it wasn’t once the small woodland critters started making it their home.

Thankfully, here at Wes there’s a vibrant community that wants nothing more than for you to look your best. We’re talking of course about Ivan’s Cuts!

Ivan’s Cuts proudly announces its grand opening this weekend! Our experienced barbers offer professional cuts for $10 a pop.

Come shed your winter grunge over jazz tunes, warm snacks and beverages.

Date: Jan. 22
Time: 1 P.M.- 4 P.M.
Place: 69A Fountain
Cost: $