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Postponed, Episode Five: Delayed Gratification

“Detroit Rock City! Detroit Rap City! I saw Eminem, right? I saw him in concert once.”

 For those of you who have followed the web series Postponed—and YouTube suggests there are many of you—feast your eyes on its newest (and fifth) episode. Brainchild of Chris Correa ’10, Brian Velsor ’11, and Robby Hardesty ’12, and featuring cameos of Wesleyan students and buildings alike, Postponed continues as postgrads Chris and Robby “come to grips with fame and all its trappings.”

More accurately, the episode follows the two protagonists as they chase girls, do sexy calisthenics in their car/house, and deal with a slightly shorter Gordon “Cheese” Pritchard: Chris renders his crush speechless and Robby’s hair makes him look like a drunk Nick Nolte.

Is being forced to remain on campus property the postgrad’s worst nightmare? Why was Will Smith’s mom replaced on The Fresh Prince? Watch episode five and get post-pwn’d. Here’s the link. As always, you can see previous episodes herehere, here, and here.

Postponed, Episode Four: Out Of The Vans and Into The Dumpsters

“Dude, dumpster diving is very serious business in some cultures in some places.”

Aaand we’re back. As promised, lovable bums Chris Correa ’10 and Robby Hardesty ’12 write in with the latest episode of their web series baby, Postponed, this one with a little less sex and drugs and a little more garbage. Beneath all the financial frustration and unemployment despair, there’s also a musical number (whoah!) and a reasonably accurate depiction of a WestCo Open Mic. Look out for a few brief WesKid cameos, including the lovably fraternal sororal Rosy and Roxy ’14.

Failing gainful employment yet again (apparently comparing yourself to Charlie from Charlie’s Angels and a “lighter-skinned Morgan Freeman” doesn’t win you points in job interviews), our heroes turn to dumpster diving to make ends meet (which isn’t really so farfetched among Wesleyan alumni). Eventually they end up entertaining WestCo—sorry, Middletown College crowd in the hopes of winning $100 worth of food money. Who’s excited to graduate?

As always, Postponed consists of Chris Correa ’10, Brian Velsor ’11, and Ian Park ’11 directing; Gabe Elder ’11, Velsor, and Park editing; Correa and Velsor writing; and Robby Hardesty ’12 and Correa acting. You can see past episodes herehere, and here, and a short interview with the creators here

Episode Three: Postponed Gets Crunk

On unemployment, partying, and “crazy monkey sex in the elevator of a freshman dorm.” Almost.

Put down that cover letter: Postponed, the weirdly prolific new alumni (mostly) web series about unemployed life on Wesle—sorry, Middleton’s campus, is back. Those first two episodes arrived brimming with ominously realistic jobless frustration and unbridled despair (actual line: “we’re too inexperienced for any job we give a shit about it; this place owes us something more than just monthly student loans”), so it’ s about time the whole crew lightened up. This time around, lovable vagrants Chris Correa ’10 and Robby Hardesty ’12  go out and party the Wesleyan Middleton way: by downing Dubra from solo cups, broing out with wooden Buddha statues, and fantasizing about getting it on during Biology of Sex lectures. (You’ll have plenty of time to live in a van down by the river while you’re living in a van down by the river, amiright?)

As usual, Postponed—via Future House Pictures—is filled to the brim with recent alums and a few current students, including but not limited to Chris Correa ’10, Brian Velsor ’11, and Ian Park ’11 directing; Gabe Elder ’11, Velsor, and Park editing; Correa and Velsor writing; and  Robby Hardesty ’12 and Correa starring. The crew put out a call for on-campus extras last month, so you might recognize some other faces in the mix, too, if you’re not too distracted by the sex, drugs, and vodka.) (Someone probably told Postponed they aren’t sexy enough, because this episode starts with morning sex in a van and ends with a threat to “stick my sexy love tongue up your sexy, sexy grill, baby.”) (“More like PostBoned,” reviewed some rando on the ACB.)

You can watch the episode here, see past episodes here and here, find a brief interview with the creators here, and click past the jump for a few embeds for the hell of it. The next webisode is coming next week (oh!), so watch fast and die young.

Deloitte Consulting Information Session and Meet n’ Greet

To help ease the friction of unemployment and the possibility/probability of ending up with a life not unlike that of characters in a Kevin Smith movie, Eric Mendell ’11 sends in an e-mail:

Deloitte Consulting Information Session and Meet n’ Greet

From 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm learn about the array of post-graduate opportunities that Deloitte Consulting’s Business Analyst program has to offer from a group of Wesleyan Alumni (Rob Cho’ 91, Jed Rosenbaum ’02, Kara Hayward ’10, Jayvan Mitchell ’11, and Eric Mandell ’11).

From 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm meet with David Rosenblum ’75 P’09, Deloitte Consulting’s National Managing Director of Consulting Corporate Developement and Wesleyan Board of Trustees member.

Refreshments will be provided.

Date:   Sept. 25 – Sept. 25
Time:   4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Place: Usdan 108

(Do click on the picture for a flyer of the events.)

Why are you here again?

COLLEGE!!!If it’s to be “less likely to smoke, be obese or have low-birth-weight babies,” college is the place for you! Sorta.

In a report issued by the College Board, they find that:

those with a bachelor’s degree[…]are more likely to volunteer, vote, exercise and have health insurance and pensions. They are also less likely to smoke, be obese or have low-birth-weight babies. It did not assert that a college education, by itself, was responsible for all those differences.

“Correlation is not the same as causation,” warns–wouldn’t you know it–an Economics professor at American University.  While a lot of these similarities come from the demographics of college students, college experiences can help you adopt healthier behavior.

The report mentions things we already know and hope to be true, like the fact that college grads generally have higher salaries than those who only graduated from high school (by $21,900).  Also, unemployments rates are about half for those with college degrees.

For people like me who have a paper to start that’s due tomorrow though, there is another way:

And all is not lost if you don’t go to college. There are other routes to improving your earnings, for example, credentials that demonstrate mastery of an occupational skill like plumbing.

[New York Times]