This Thanksgiving, take some time out of your gluttony to remember the expatriates who can’t sit down to their tables stateside. To abroad students, today is a whirl of homesickness, isolation, and hunger pangs. So consider this post an expression of our gratitude to those who are living the American dream, from Delhi to Denmark. Thanks, folks, for responding to the call we put out earlier this semester; we hope to increase your readership one thousandfold.
Check out these fine Wesleyan abrogs below!
Students, professors, parents, campus possums, take cover: another finals week is upon. As tradition pretty much dictates at this point, Wesleying is committed to helping you procrastinate on the daily by procrastinating ourselves—on the daily—with a new Procrastination Destination each day from here on out. So it goes. As always, you can send us your own suggested links at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org; we’ll post what we can.
Anagram Record Reviews, or “Warm Voices Rearranged,” is my first pick, which I think I picked up on Facebook from famed underground record reviewer and occasional YouTube celebrity Mark Prindle. (Mark’s own record review site is, of course, a veritable procrastination warehouse unto itself, but I’m not even gonna go there.) ARR follows through on its promise pretty well: each day of the work, it chooses a new album (the archives run from Alanis Morissette to A Silver Mt. Zion, Laurie Anderson to Liars) and reviews it in the form of an anagram using the record’s title. The Rolling Stones’ Dirty Work becomes “Wrinkly old sots rotting here.” Liars’ They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top becomes “Now, let’s hasten to hurl the atonal music in an unmarked crypt.” I think my favorite anagram record review is either Sun Ra’s Fate in a Pleasant Mood (“He has taped sacred incantations from Saturn. Alien keys, Ma!”) or Steely Dan’s Everything Must Go: “Yet these drug-loving men stay.” You can browse by artist or decade on the sidebar, check out the book (I swear, no one’s paying me), or read the FAQs. The disclaimer to readers is especially worth quoting here:
“Study Abroad allows people to leave their current educational institution and spend a semester or a year in Europe or Australia. Though study abroad are offered to other places, these two are the overwhelming favorites.”
Sup, midterm warriorz? Approximately eleven days ago I posted a wildly successful roundup of blogs belonging to Wesleyan students overseas, whose ramblings you can access on WesStudent from good old Middletown: Notes from the Study Abroadosphere. This roundup represented blogs coming at you live from France, France, France, Ireland, and Australia. Apparently there are other countries you can go to. In fact, Wesleyan students are occupying cities all over the globe, it turns out, and not just because they’re protesting the phallocentric corporate plutocracy.
Click past the jump/continental divide for more blog submissions.