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The Office T-shirt Contest by Alex Sciuto
January 18, 2009, 11:44 pm
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Lindsey Shaugnessy e-mailed me that The Office tv show is having a t-shirt design contest. Well, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try my hand at designing a t-shirt that could possibly be sold by! Of course, giving the winner royalties or something like that would be just too much, but the social critic in me is immediately silenced by that humorous Jim (Like that? That’s called subtle sarcasm…).

I would include a link to the web page where you can vote for my t-shirt, but I don’t think there’s any voting mechanism. The contest seems as well-thought and serious as the many contests the Carl claims to have.

But here’s my entry:


-Alex Sciuto

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

Review: The Office 05.01 (Spoiler Alert) by Alex Sciuto
September 30, 2008, 4:09 am
Filed under: TV

This past Thursday, NBC premiered the first episode of season five of The American Office (I know, I know. By now saying The Office automatically signifies the North American version, but remember back a few years ago? When saying The Office meant Ricky Gervais?). I don’t think there are too many people out there who aren’t biased in favor of the show and I’m certainly not one of them, but I really enjoyed the show. I constantly wonder how they’ll keep the plots interesting, but by now I trust the writing quality enough that I tuck the fear that the show has jumped the shark in the back of my head.

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