As my eighth grade heroine Hannah Montana once said, “Everybody makes mistakes. Everybody has those days.” We at The Thrill understand this. As our commenters love to point out, we have a lot of those days. Here are some particular days where we at The Thrill have groaned and hung our heads in shame. Read on and revel in our grief, dear readers.
1. That Time We Got Shut Down. Though it turned out to be a misunderstanding, on April 21, 2014, we received word from WordPress that the blog had been shut down. We were convinced that our completely normal and legitimate 4/20 content had been the demise of the blog, which would be a pretty smokin’ way to go (pun totally intended). But, beating the U.S. government, our shutdown lasted less than a day and we were soon back and as mediocre as ever.
2. That Time We Wrote About An Old Napkin. Somehow most of the content that was supposed to be written on March 18 didn’t come through. In a brave attempt to get something up on the blog, editor Nathaniel Shahan ’17 reached into his pocket and found a napkin. And thus, “The Aged Peirce Napkin” was published and is a crowing achievement in strange, uninteresting content on a college blog.
3. That Time That Thrill Hate Transcended The Comments Section.We all love Kenyon Confessions, but this anonymous forum has really let people’s hatred for The Thrill shine. And rather than being adults and ignoring the negative comments or trying to get constructive feedback from them, we respond smugly, thus perpetuating the never-ending circle of anonymous criticism.
4. That Time We Couldn’t Get Anyone To Sign Our Petition. As all those change.org petitions tell me, there’s a lot of dogs that have diabetes in Antarctic sweatshops, but would it have taken you so much effort to sign our petition to get a “Read” poster in the library? Apparently it did, because we were only able to gather 31 supporters.