The Monday Catchup

(The Putin campaign's "Have Dinner with Vladimir Putin!" events are more somber than their American counterparts. Guests are asked not to smile and only bread is served. via

(The Putin campaign’s “Have Dinner with Vladimir Putin!” events are more somber than their American counterparts. Guests are asked not to smile and only bread is served. via

Good morning! Here’s the news you may have missed:

The Lead Story: 

It’s a slow news week. Congress is — inching would be too fast of a word — towards compromise in the debt talks. So instead of zooming in on political gridlock again, check out CNN’s Year in Pictures. When you’re finished with the gallery, you’ll feel like you’ve just landed after an international trip.

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Guest Playlist: ConfidenceCoyote Soundtrack the Apocalypse 4 U


Eyewitness sketch of ConfidenceCoyote’s first known show at Kenyon, 4/20/2011 (with former members Taylor Swift and Aubrey “Drake” Graham).

As we are all well aware by now, the world will be coming to an end in a couple of months.  That’s like, eight weekends from now.  So have you thought yet about what you ought to do on this, your SEVENTH-TO-LAST WEEKEND ON EARTH!?!?!

Well fortunately, we have an answer for you.  Firstly, a strikingly handsome ensemble of vocally talented gentlemen will be taking the stage of Rosse Hall tonight at 7:00 p.m.  So if come Dec. 21 you’d like to perish in a burning cataclysm with faint traces of a capella pop arrangements lingering in your recent memory, perhaps this would be a good first step.

But more importantly, in honor of what will be their final concert, the Kokosingers have decided to throw an a capella and apocalypse-themed bash (or “a cap-ocalypse”) in Weaver Cottage around 10:30 tonight. And, in a characteristically sage decision, they have elected none other than Kenyon trip-pop duo ConfidenceCoyote to DJ the after-party. So if you’d prefer to perish in a burning cataclysm with faint memories of a very sweaty, very dancey, very trippy party lingering in your recent memory, drop by anytime after 10:30 p.m.

Hit the jump for a weekend-friendly preview of some jams you might hear blaring over the Weaver P.A. later on this evening.
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Bored This Weekend? Visit a Luxury Missile Site!


As we all know, the world could end any day now, what with terrorism, climate change, asteroids, that socialist in the White House and the mere fact that there’s a show called Mob Wives. When the end does come, you don’t want to wait out the radiation clouds in some sort of icky public bunker, right? No! You need your own luxury bunker hidden inside a refurbished missile defense site, conveniently located just a few hours away in Southwest Ohio! It features all the comforts of an above-ground home, like a jacuzzi and even a “Care Bears mural,” plus perks like missile tubes that can be opened to let in the sunlight (but only if the atmosphere isn’t on fire).