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American soldiers started noticing that their allies and foes from across the pond weren’t sweating like them because of their light cotton undershirts. The wool uniforms of the Americans quickly lost favor and by the time the second World War … Continue reading

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What Is the Opposite of Crying In Quietly…

Laughing out loud. LOL. When you read a friend’s embarrassing text, watch gangnam style on your friends wall for the first time, or reply to a sarcastic joke the term LOL has transcended into our every day vocabulary to simplify … Continue reading

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It’s the end of the world as we know it (again)

You know, as a species, humans are pretty weird. We’re narcissists. We don’t really like people who are different than us (probably because of the narcissism thing). We’re, like, really bad at not wrecking the planet (I mean, we have Mars, … Continue reading

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FAIL

Imagine walking to class after a rainy day on campus. You attempt to leap over a large puddle on the sidewalk, but rather than land safely on the other side, your jump is a bit short, and you land in … Continue reading

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Hey baby, what’s your sign?

Astrology in the form of horoscopes is a very carefully crafted meme. It may have actually meant something long, long ago and had tangible results. Lately, astrology in the form of horoscopes is, for lack of a better phrase, a piece … Continue reading

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Ring Around the Rosie…

Susan Blackmore and Richard Dawkins are two of the few authors that have written about the idea of “memes” in comparison to genes. As mentioned by Dawkins in the foreword of Blackmore’s The Meme Machine, the Oxford English Dictionary now acknowledges a meme … Continue reading

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“That’s What She Said”

I’m not sure where I first heard the phrase “that’s what she said,” but I know I was definitely amused. I thought it was clever and had a feeling it would last for awhile. Seven years and a lot of … Continue reading

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A Trend that Transcends Hipsters… Unfortunately

Glasses: a traditionally iconic symbol that portrays the wearer as someone more intelligent than the average human and somewhat less attractive (no offense to all of the glasses-wearers of the world). With this perception attached to wearing glasses, it is … Continue reading

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Beatlemania

Like other children of baby boomers, I grew up listening to The Beatles. I now listen to The Beatles regularly (okay…obsessively) and consider them one of my favorite bands. Admittedly, there was a brief period in my life when I … Continue reading

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Memes are Green. Are you?

I remember going back to Nicaragua for my first Christmas break since I started studying at Trinity. There was something different about my family, my friends and almost all people I knew in general;  I felt I was missing something … Continue reading

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