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Procrastination Destination Du Jour: Horse_eComics

A post about a Tumblr about comics about a Twitter feed described as “cryptic missives that read like Zen koans which have been dropped on a computer keyboard from a great height.”

It’s the last week of the semester, Reading Week Two Days are upon us, and you know what that means: a fucking crateload of puppies are being shipped to Zelnick tomorrow it’s time for Wesleying’s biannual Procrastination Destination extravaganza. In brief,  here’s the idea: from here on out, we’ll be posting a procrastinatory, addictive, and generally toxic link each day for the entirety of finals period. You’ll find yourself clicking these links and spamming your friends’ Facebook walls instead of starting the research paper that’s due tomorrow. You’re welcome. For previous Procrastination Destination content (which we won’t repeat), click here. To suggest a procrastinatory link, email us at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org.

Kicking off the series, today’s link is  a Tumblr featuring comics about a Twitter feed described as “cryptic missives that read like Zen koans which have been dropped on a computer keyboard from a great height.” If you’re unfamiliar with bizarrely viral spam Twitter account @Horse_ebooks at this point in the game, just give up skim the Wiki entry, followed by the five most recent tweets:

Procrastination Destination Du Jour: Presidential Pickup Lines

The best presidential-themed blog on the interwebs. Bar none.

If you’re still swamped in finals work, take a deep breath. Step away from that bibliography. Then check out Presidential Pickup Lines.

If you thought you were the only one who giggled in 11th grade APUSH when the textbook mentioned Teddy Roosevelt’s Big Stick Policy, rest assured: you weren’t. And this mostly self-explanatory Tumblr was made for you. Look no further for historically enlightening innuendos involving Reagan’s “trickle down” economics, Nixon’s unfortunate nickname (though it’s Ford’s pickup line), and—in two simple strokes of brilliance—Buchanan’s lifelong relationship status and Harding’s, well, name. There’s a wide range of representation across the ideological and popularity spectrum as well (on first glance I didn’t see any entries involving Tyler or Polk, but I scrolled pretty quickly).

The blog went fairly viral sometime circa October 2011, at which point its anonymous founder posted this note:

One Hour Warning: Peace Out, Weshop

Weshop! Closing! One hour! Hustle!

Weshop, everyone’s favorite on-campus mini Nilla Wafer dealer and good-natured “specialer orderer,” is shutting the fuck down for the semester at midnight tonight. That gives you one hour to hustle over and scavenge the last vestiges of the candy bins, so put down your Judith Butler and don’t delay. Nothing makes me miss living in Clark like 11:55 Weshop sprints.

The only remaining ice cream available is something called Dairy Free “Peanut Butter Zig Zag,” so make of that what you will. Here is the basic state of the union in Weshop. I challenge you to bleed this place dry by closing time tonight.

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Free Yoga Sessions @ Fayerweather

Raghu Appasani ’12 with a (non-MINDS related post?!):

Stressed out from finals? Come over to Fayerweather 108 for a 30-minute Yoga session and get your mind off of things. Sessions will be led on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 4 pm.

Monday: Shira Engel ’14
Tuesday: Maggie Cohen ’12
Wednesday: Charles Horne ’12

Date: May 14, 15, and 17
Time: 4 pm
Place: Fayerweather 108

Speed Friending @ ADP

Despite what the title says, this event—submitted by Arin Dineen ’13—assuredly has nothing to do with today’s Procrastination Destination:

Tired of studying for finals? Come make new friends at Alpha Delt! Bring your best anecdotes and your new-friend smell. Snacks will be provided.

Date: Tuesday, December 13
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: Alpha Delta Phi

Procrastination Destination Du Jour: Anagram Record Reviews

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 ourselveson the dailywith 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: