Posts Tagged ‘one eleven’

Spectrum | Apr. 17 1:11 am EST
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Matzo pizza and The Heights

It’s late. You’re up. Beer is not kosher for Passover but hopefully these links will satisfy any Wednesday withdrawals for anyone suffering from mid-April maudlin.

Flashed spotlight: Adam Wilson, CC ’14

Spectrum: What is the most superb way to take your coffee?

AW: I actually can’t drink caffeine any more, but the best way is to get it for free by flirting with baristas.

Spectrum: What is your ideal Halloween costume?

AW: Dorian Gray, obviously.

Spectrum: What TV show, music video, literary work, or radio commercial would you like to live in?

AW: Right now I’d have to go with the West Wing. I’m pretty sure that’s every liberal Poli Sci major’s dream world.

Spectrum: Hobbes vs Rousseau?

AW: Hobbes, no question. I really can’t get past the whole constantly abandoning his children thing that Rousseau did.

Spectrum: What marketable skill, if any, have you learned here?

AW: Is political intrigue a marketable skill? Our campus’s bureaucracy is the perfect training ground for that.

Heard around the Ivy: Apparently there is a Heights Bar and Grill in Ithaca. According to this review inn the Cornell Sun, though, it does not seem to have any $5 margs, and that is unfortunate indeed.

Adventures in long-form journalism: This Buzzfeed article from a few weeks ago looks at online attacks against doctors and their records.

Actually useful: Need to actually get something written? Have a kitten!

How to food: Matzo pizza, by Martha Stewart.

Quizzes and games: Match your Briggs-Myers personality type to different Disney characters

The end: There’s a video series on the intertubes that imagine alternate endings for different movies—how they should have ended, as it were. Here is the video for “Frozen.”


Spectrum | Apr. 15 1:11 am EST

The midnight saga: Eclipse

It’s late. You’re up—which obviously means you’re procrastinating, which obviously means you’re in search of entertainment, which obviously means that you’re browsing Spectrum. That’s foolproof logic right there.

Flashed Spotlight: Claire Kao, SEAS ’14

Spectrum: Most ridiculous/random thing you’ve seen on campus?
CK: Well besides MYSELF…I once was walking up Low steps in my usual late-to-class rush. Everything seemed normal: tourists taking selfies, Asian children crawling all over Alma, other college kids looking disgruntled. I was thinking to myself, “aw those children crawling on Alma are so cute” but I was a little resentful of the Tiger Mother who brought toddlers to tour Columbia. I looked closer, and then looked again, and realized the Tiger Mother in question was my mom and the Asian children were my little cousins.

Spectrum: What would your wrestler name be?
CK: MamaClaire

Spectrum: Do, date, dump: Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Marie Curie?
CK: Well definitely date Marie Curie because she could be the strong female lead in the biopic about my life. Do Isaac Newton because he knows a thing or 3 about mechanics. And I guess that leaves dumping Einstein :(

Spectrum: Ideal Halloween costume?
CK: A butterfly or a boombox or a boob or Bruce Li or Mahima Chablani

Spectrum: Go-to throwback song?
CK: Hey Ya or Ignition Remix I don’t know…I don’t think saying the Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky is appropriate although it does bring back a buttload of memories.


Spectrum | Apr. 14 1:11 am EST
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Bacchanal happened and Drake could have been there

It’s late. You’re up. There is a very good possibility you had a really fun weekend. Congratulations!

Pics or it didn’t happen: Spec staff photographers captured Bacchanal and Holi in gorgeous snaps.

Flashed spotlight: Max Druz, CC ’14

Spectrum: Alternate name for Bacchanal?
MD: Washed up Rapper meets state school Ivy meets pretty people come out of Butler day

Spectrum: Craziest thing that ever happened to you on a subway?
MD: After a drunken night in Soho I woke up on the A train by Coney Island. In a very Lena Dunham manner I had realized my bummer phone and wallet were gone and proceeded to watch the sunrise somewhere deep in Bay Ridge or something. I also once said hi to Rod Stewart on the subway… Or maybe it was a Rod Stewart wannabe 80s throwback.

Spectrum: What was your jam in 2003?
MD: Anything Ashanti Ja Rule. Those productions were way too groovy. Ear candy on the LA public school bus.

Spectrum: What food could you not be paid enough to eat?
MD: I always made sure my mum didn’t put onions in my bolognese.

Reality check: America has changed a lot since the era of the last season of “Mad Men!” Check out the stats in handy-dandy graphs.

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Spectrum | Apr. 7 1:11 am EST
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How to find a show that won’t let you down

It’s late. You’re up. Do you know where your prefrosh is?

Flashed spotlight: Hannah Brudney, CC ’14

Spectrum: Biggest surprise you discovered upon getting to Columbia?
HB: People do weird things in the showers of John Jay.

Spectrum: Favorite style of slippers?
HB: Fuzzy fuzzy. Preferably animal-shaped or with animals.

Spectrum: As an English major, do, date, or dump—T.S. Eliot, Dr. Seuss, or Joseph Conrad?
HB: You gotta date Dr. Seuss … but T.S. Eliot won’t shut up about the war, and no one wants that in bed … so I’ll have to dump him. Not a great romp in the hay. ‘The Waste Land’ is not exactly what I want for a Friday night. So I’ll dump him. and I don’t know what Conrad looks like, but if he knows ‘Heart of Darkness’ maybe he can see into mine. So I’d do him.

Spectrum: Most expensive item bought at Morton Williams?
HB: Dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets. But you know, Pop’ems are actually really expensive too. That shit is like $5.49, but it tastes so good.

“Psych” stat: These statistical graphs show IMDb‘s ratings for TV shows per season, so you can decide whether a show is worth it before embarking on Netflix!
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Spectrum | Apr. 1 1:11 am EST
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Google Naps is a real thing

It’s late. You’re up. This stuff is more entertaining than whatever’s in your other tabs.

Flashed spotlight: Brittany Searles, BC ’17

The Flashed Spotlight is Spectrum’s effort to make friends. The way it works: We ask today’s Flashed Spotlight interviewee to tag another person, and so the chain grows. You could be next, so start to recall why you’re interesting.

Spectrum: Favorite form of potato?
B Searles: Mashed but when the skins are still part of the equation.
Spectrum: Longest time gone without calling parents?
B Searles: A few weeks? I’m really bad about talking on the phone.
Spectrum: Consequences?
B Searles: Angry text messages.
Spectrum: What is your wrestler name?
B Searles: The Woman. Like Irene Adler because Sherlock.

A little bird tweeted: A nice reminder that sometimes we’re not bad at sports and that there was a time when Butler didn’t exist:

Class canceled tomorrow due to snowstorm: Jokes, that wouldn’t even happen if there was snow. Happy April Fools’!

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Spectrum | Mar. 25 1:11 am EST
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Of Kardashian and cars

It’s late. You’re up. Unlike last week, you’re probably not up late having fun. Let’s change that, shall we?

Reality check: Tony Sanchez of the Pittsburgh Pirates has chosen “Let it Go” (of Frozen fame) as one of his entrance songs. Couldn’t come up with a baseball-themed pun, heaven knows we tried.

#internetsmosttalkedaboutcover: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were on the cover of Vogue in their wedding garb, and tons of Vogue subscribers threw a collective hissy fit. Bonus: spoof cover by Seth Rogen and James Franco, because “Freaks and Geeks” will never be canceled in our hearts.

A little bird tweeted: What is the context of this, Ellen? Do you mean to mock us??

Need a hug? Get and give webcam-recorded comfort hugs on the self-proclaimed Nicest Place on the Internet!

The end: Check out this cover—first for the creative instrumentals, then for the fantastically awkward dance moves:


Spectrum | Mar. 13 1:11 am EST
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1:11: Almost spring break edition

It’s late. You’re up. If you’re not already out at senior night you’re probably still haven’t given up on studying for midterms. Here are some items to peruse if you want to pause:

Your daily time-waste: This is a pretty simple game of boxes on boxes on boxes and addition.

But wait, there’s more: This website, Duolingo, helps you learn different languages similar to Rosetta Stone. But free!

Cookies: Cookies. Open until 3 a.m.

The end: This is a video about how tape works.

And another:


Spectrum | Mar. 11 1:11 am EST
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Accents are the be’s knees

It’s late. You’re up. Tomorrow is supposed to be 59 degrees, so here’s some stuff to share with friends at your picnics, or with yourself as you study cooped up indoors!

Reality check: Thunderbolt, the Coney Island roller coaster famous from the movie “Annie Hall,” is reopening this summer as a 65 mph, 125-foot-tall,  2,000 foot-long thrill ride.

Oh, the irenee: Fox News misspelled “spelling bee.”

B’s the boss: Public figures like Condoleezza Rice, Beyoncé, and Jennifer Garner are joining “Lean In” author Sheryl Sandberg in the campaign to stop people from calling girls “bossy.”

Along the Ivy: O’Reilly Factor correspondent Jesse Watters came to Columbia today to poll our thoughts on the crisis in Ukraine. That’s one brave reporter.

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Spectrum | Mar. 4 1:11 am EST
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Glass house, lox

It’s late. You’re up. If you still haven’t been able to thaw from today’s chill, we hope this stuff will warm your heart:

Heard along the Ivy: Yalies simply will not put up with the miniature bagels their dining halls have offered lately. Fight the power, Yale! Also, “Silliman Dining Hall.”

Random of randoms: In an attempt to find a bagel pun for the story above, we found this site of bagel jokes. They’re so terrible, but like, in a fantastic way.

A little bird tweeted:  The line for the Suits on Campus screening tonight was just a little bit long.

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Spectrum | Feb. 25 1:11 am EST
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Late night, calm manatee

It’s late. You’re up. Sleep is so soon you can taste it. And you can get a taste of some really interesting things right here!

Reality check: Traumatized by public restrooms? POSH Stow and Go, a luxury, members-only bathroom experience, is coming to Midtown in June! Membership per month? $15. “Friendly and attentive staff”? Priceless.

Random of randoms: This website is called Calming Manatee. It reminds us that just because these creatures are endangered, it doesn’t mean our inner peace has to be.



Let’s be honest: Ladies and gentlemen, this is what all the Theta arguing would look like in person.
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