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Postponed Drops Penultimate Episode, Seeks (Paid!) Extras

“It’s rare that you don’t remind me of a dumpster. And I know dumpsters.”

Ladies and Gentleman, the second to last episode of the Postponed web series is out. And this episode has it all. Featuring Chris Correa ’10, and Robby Hardesty ’12 as well as a handful of other Wespeople, Postponed continues with all the trials and tribulations that comes with living in a van with your homeless best friend.

We follow our protagonists Chris and Robby as they battle their evil foe, Damien the Admissions Officer, who in Episode Five, blackmails the duo into paying him money they don’t have. This puts a stress on the boys’ relationship, and what follows is a beautiful combination of Humans vs. Zombies, Shakespeare, man hugs, and ultimately, a confession.  (But first we get to see how to pull off a “butt pirate” costume.)

The best part of Episode Six? Its cliffhanger ending. Obviously, something big is going to happen in Episode Seven. If you want to prepare yourself for the epic season finale, catch up on the other episodes here, here, here, and here.

In related news, the Postponed team is seeking extras for its final episode, which is being filmed on Saturday, and they’re willing to offer pay(!!!). Details past the jump.

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From Eli Meixler ’13:

The Wesleyan Ampersand, the humor component of the Wesleyan Argus, is recruiting new writers, digital designers, filmmakers, Photoshop experts, knock-knock joke correspondents, and generally good-humored individuals. Want to size up members of the New England Small College Athletic Conference? Enjoy deconstructing the creative lineage of Post-Linus critical theory? Care to write the dirtiest jokes this side of 1996 while eating cheese with Matt Timons ’15? Still can’t tell the difference between Michael Roth and Michael Sloth?  Want to expose Michael Roth’s nipples and liven up your sex life? Is your name Rebecca? Want to make funny videos like this one?

The Ampersand is dying to meet you and your mother. Come to our recruitment meeting tomorrow, January 29, at 3:00 PM in the basement of Allbritton (right next to Espwesso). Email new editors Amy Block ’13 (ablock@wes) or Keelin Ryan ’14 (kryan@wes) if you can’t make it! Freshmen especially welcome.

And never forget the Four Humors: black bile (melankholia), yellow bile (cholera), phlegm (phlegma), and blood (sanguis).

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Like what you see above? Want to size up members of the New England Small College Athletic Conference? Enjoy deconstructing the creative lineage of Post-Linus critical theory? Want to expose Michael Roth’s nipples and liven up your sex life? Dying to trip with Tryptophantasm? Just thirsty for breast milk? Still trying to find out where the Destiny’s Child concert is?

Join the Wesleyan Ampersand, the humor component of the Wesleyan Argus. Find us tomorrow, September 8, at 4:30 outside Allbritton (or on the fourth floor if the weather blows). Snacks will be provided, both sweet and savoury.

Improv For Insomniacs-Desperate Measure’s 24-Hour Show

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When was the last time you did anything for 24 hours straight? Huh?
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This weekend, Desperate Measures, the only short-form improv comedy group on campus, is putting on their annual 24 HOUR SHOW.
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Starting promptly at 9 PM this Friday (4/22), and going right through to 9 PM Saturday (4/23), DM will be performing hours upon hours of stitch-inducing, gut-busting comedy in the Nic Lounge. Featuring guest appearances from other comedy groups on campus, including Lunch Box at Midnight on Friday, and New Teen Force at 1 AM on Saturday morning. It’s a perfect way to enjoy your Friday night!
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Mark “Goochenstein” Popinchalk ’13 says “All levels of sobriety welcome, feel free to camp out in the lounge with us. Anyone who stays for longer than 18 hours (75% of the show) gets a top-secret, highly coveted prize!”
    Date: Fri., April 22nd- Sat., April 23rd
    Time: 9:00 PM, 4/22- 9:00 PM 4/23
    Place: Fucking Nics Lounge
    Cost: Innocence and a good night’s  sleep
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SHENANIGANS! Submissions

Will Miller ’12, headband-wearing smack-talkin’ former Beastie Boy extraordinaire (who also happens to live down my hall), writes in to formally declare war on the Ampersand.

Dear Leader Zach, would you like me to kill him for you?

Hey people,

Do you make funny 2-Dimensional things?
We want them.

SHENANIGANS!, Wesleyan’s first and only humor magazine is now accepting submissions.
Send us all your funny articles, poetry, rants, comics, pictures, haikus, videos of you doing unspeakable things with farm animals, etc. to ShenanigansMagazine(at)gmail(dot)com.
The deadline is March 24th, but the sooner you can get your stuff in, the better.

Also, if you are interested in editing, have ideas for a potential piece, want to get involved, or want cake, come by at 5 PM in HiRise Lounge this Thursday (February 24) for our first meeting!

Date:   Feb. 24
Time:   5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Place:  HiRise Lounge

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Exciting news on the Amperfront: after decades of offending the student body in print only, members of the Ampersand staff will now be producing an Ampersand Humor Video Component (AHVC—pronounced “AHVC“) as well, which is both humorous and a video. Amperchief Piers Gelly ’13 explains the new project with characteristic clarity and righteousness:

Let the internet tremble at these first rumbles of what is to be the Ampersand‘s tidal and tectonic change of everything: the Ampersand Humor Video Component. Never forget the four humors: black bile (melankholia), yellow bile (cholera), phlegm (phlegma), and blood (sanguis).

Directed by Daniel Nass ’13 and Danny Witkin ’13 and starring Sam Korda ’13, with supporting roles by Solomon Billinkoff ’14, Eliza Forman ’13, and Stephan Stansfield ’13, this week’s video, entitled Tryptophantasm, offers a safe, doctor-approved way to liven up your Thanksgiving festivities. It’s based on an Ampersand piece by Solomon Billinkoff ’14, and may or may not feature a shot of said author frantically rubbing green Tryptophantasm substance over his torso. You’ll have to click here or here (or, you know, just watch the video embedded above) to find out. While you’re at it, check out the Amper-Blog, now featuring an article banned from the print edition (no, really).

Let the internet tremble.

Robot Girlfriend Music Video

From Rob Rusli ’10:

Recent Wes film grad Pete Binswanger ’10 directed a music video for the song “Robot Girlfriend” by grads Rob Rusli ’10, Saeid Vahidi ’09, David Moench ’09 (O-Zi, D1G1TA1 D00D, and Underfur).

A collage of YouTube clips, digital media and stop animation, the music video for “Robot Girlfriend” takes a snippet of O-Zi and D1G1 D00D’s hip hop concept album Positively Positronic and creates a loose narrative of man creating robot . . . for better or for worse.

For more music, listen here or follow on Facebook for free biweekly song releases here.

Robot Girlfriend from Peter Binswanger on Vimeo.

When hampsters collide!

Because I’m at work, have nothing better to do, and am intent on polluting your brain. I’ll mention that the title is a play on a Powerman 5000 song because, well, who knows who Powerman 5000 is anymore, besides me?

No, really, who knows Powerman 5000?