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Palin-Biden Debate Drinking Game by raoshilpa
October 1, 2008, 5:59 pm
Filed under: TV

Last week’s Presidential debate was a huge success on Carleton campus. Almost every student with a television was tuned in, beer firmly in hand. Memorable moments (including Obama’s use of the word “orgy”) have been quoted around campus more passionately than Dave Chappelle’s Little Jon skits were quoted in high school.

But the fun has only just begun. Tomorrow (Thursday 8PM) marks the first Vice Presidential debate and it has the potential to be one of the greatest nights in political entertainment history. With Biden’s brashness and Palin’s cluelessness, what could be better than watching the debate?

…Watching the debate with a drinking game. Duh.

Drink if:

  • Palin has no idea what she’s talking about but gets increasingly more vague as she bullshits on.
  • Biden made his point a long time ago, but he’s still talking.
  • Palin says: “I’m not going to pretend I know the answer to this question, but…”
  • Biden says “the truth is…” or “folks”
  • Palin pulls out the “sexism” card
  • Palin refers to any member of her absurdly named family
  • Biden has a “clever” single word response.
  • Palin says “In Alaska…”
  • Anyone makes a joke involving hockey moms, lipstick, or any cloven-hoofed animal.

Feel free to add your own rules if you don’t have classes on Friday. For the rest of you, I’m pretty sure your professor will understand if you miss your 4A because you’re hung over from the debates.

-Shilpa Rao


Why Didn’t I Think To Make That A Blog #1 by carlmagazine
October 1, 2008, 5:51 pm
Filed under: Internet

Aren’t you amazed when one of your really smart friends, or really smart people on tv or in magazines throws out some idea or tidbit so obviously cool and interesting that you think “Why can’t I think of this. It’s so obvious.” I’ve noticed that lots of cool blogs usually have that same Ah Ha! moment. To showcase these conceptual jewels, here’s the first installment of Why Didn’t I Think To Make That  Blog. Of course, if you find one of these great blogs, you’ll shoot them our way won’t you?


This blog comes straight from the mind of one of Carleton’s own, Hannah Waters. The premise is simple, whip your head back and forth while photographing it. Post it on the blog.

It’s that simple, but the results can range from the hilarious to the downright creepy. I never knew that the human face was that jelly-like and mold-able. While I realize that she’s in college, I do wish she could get more old people’s faces. Theirs seem to move around more easily and the folds and creases are like graph paper marking and measuring the distorting power of shaking yo face.

-Alex Sciuto