I Went to that Pitch Perfect a Cappella Competition & It Was Spooky


After spending a long time in the Kenyon Bubble, venturing outside can be a surreal and stressful situation. All of a sudden, the Kenyon social mores disappear and you need to actually look up when crossing the street. It gets even weirder when you do so with other Kenyon students, creating a liminal space between the familiarity of Kenyon and the alien space of the outside. And that’s exacerbated even more when the space you are going is already one of the weirdest places on the planet. And, Reader, I went to such a place.

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10 O’ Clock List: Number of Times I Farted at A Cappella Rehearsal the Other Day

10 O’ Clock List: Number of Times I Farted at A Cappella Rehearsal the Other Day

It’s a Sunday and I downed some whipped cream. Straight from the nozzle like an animal. Like somebody who knows exactly what sin is. This is good and clean and fun but I’m lactose-intolerant and that sweet sweet heavy cream gives me some sleepy, sloppy farts—some creepy, crappy farts. It’s like Dr. Seuss said: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes,” and, well, I got gas in my caboose Mr. Seuss and she’s ripping loose like stinky one-liners during amateur hour at the comedy club. You heard that thunder on Sunday? Nope. That was my rear end belting and swan-songing like the prima donna’s understudy.

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10 o’clock list: Kenyon-Specific Reasons You Didn’t Do Your Work

Yes, Kenyon LEGO person, why didn’t you do your homework?

I get it. Sometimes you decide to binge watch the entire fifth season of Mad Men on Netflix, and you can’t finish all 200 pages of the book on mid-19th Century Macedonian political parties you were supposed to read for class. In case this happens, you should have an excuse available just in case hiding in the corner and hoping the professor doesn’t call on you fails. Kenyon-specific excuses are scientifically proven to be 50% more likely to be accepted by professors as a legitimate reason why you didn’t do the work. Below are a few of these reasons.  Continue reading

Do it tonight: Kokosingers Spring Concert

(from the Kokes Fall 2012 Concert)

Just so you know, there is a Kokosingers concert tonight.  Which is pretty cool. Those suits! Those voices! Simply magical. I mean we should all probably go to see a group that was featured in Liberal Arts (the one with Josh Radnor I think).

Get there early because seats usually fill up quick. Show starts at 7:oo, so yeah. In their words: “You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll have a valid excuse to put off studying even longer.”

What: Kokosingers Spring Concert

Where: Rosse Hall

When: 7:00pm

Do it tonight: Francophone Film Festival

For the next few nights only the Kenyon Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the Kenyon Film Society, and the French American Cultural Exchange program will be hosting five contemporary French films.  Knowing nothing about French film, I will most likely pop in for at least 1 if not all of them.  French Club will not be in attendance.

Each of the films will be followed up with discussions.  While the first film was shown last night at the KAC, each of the remaining films with be shown in the Community Foundation Theater in the Gund Gallery.

  • Where: Gund Gallery Community Foundation Theater.
  • When: Tonight at 7:00 (A Cat In Paris) and 9:30 (Of Gods and Men). Saturday at 7:05 p.m. (Romantic Anonymous) and 9:30 p.m. (A Prophet).

See you there maybe? I’ll be the one with [insert French stereotype].