Let’s face it, this nation’s call to enfranchisement has caused Gambier to become what many are calling “The Hollywood of the Midwest”. From Lance Bass to the woman who looks like my mother (but happens to play a Russian mob-wife on TV), Kenyon has become a hotspot for all that vaguely glitters and all that’s somewhat gold in this election season. But, due to my chronic feelings of inadequacy, I need more! So, here’s a list of other strange and random celebrities who could waltz into Wiggin at any point in the upcoming weeks and ruin my chances at snatching a decent study table.
Ellen Blanchard, Queen of the North Campus Apartments, is guest authoring this 10 o’clock List.
Though my family is from the Midwest, I consider them more socially conscious, aware and engaged than their geographical origin might suggest. I know we Midwesterners tend to be labeled “country bumpkins,” sought out for political schoolin’ by urban liberalites, but my parents are active in local government and community organization boards and my sister is an activist for food justice campaigns. If you’re not convinced yet, they’re all avid readers of The New York Times in addition to being diligent watchers of The Daily Show.
While my family members are as equally politically engaged as their costal counterparts, I’m afraid their engagement with pop culture might not be as equitable. Granted, while my dad does get Gwen Stefani hits stuck in his head, my mom can identify a Fleet Foxes song and my grandma knows enough to swoon over George Clooney, occasionally I doubt their exposure to the cultural world-at-large.
Over break, the people I’m related to uttered some fantastically hilarious pop-culture statements. The highlights in list form after the jump.