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Senior Stares Wistfully Out From Lakefill, Hoping To See A Soft Green Light

9 May

EVANSTON– Senior Aidan McCarthy was spotted Thursday staring out into Lake Michigan, hoping against hope that a soft green light would appear to reignite his long-dormant self-confidence and offer a sense of hope for the future.

"McCarthy believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us."

“McCarthy believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us.”

Friends report that McCarthy, now just a few weeks from graduation, has been wandering to the Lakefill every night, all in a desperate attempt to turn his life around. Continue reading

The Great Gatsby Movie Drinking Game

8 May

The first time I read The Great Gatsby I was all, “holy living shit that was good, but it’s kinda missing something?” Seven years later, it turns out that something is Lana del Rey. But this Friday all of my Baz Luhrmann-fueled dreams come true with the premiere of the 2014 Oscar winner for Best Picture Best Costumes, The Great Gatsby.

And while we appreciate the power of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s great American novel, we would be failing Jay Gatz thoroughly if we were anything less than West Egg Wasted by the time we leave the theater. So grab a bottle of your finest bootleg vodka, bring this list with you, and enjoy the show.

"I don't care. I love it." - Gatsby

“I don’t care. I love it.” – Gatsby

Drink every time:

  • Daisy is the definish of an anti-feminist

  • You think, “Wow Baz I know this movie is about gratuitous excess, but honestly you really just overdid it here.”

  • Leo DiCaprio should have won for The Aviator

  • You get that deep feeling of simultaneous power and helplessness that only F. Scott can inspire. Take two more drinks if the first drink helped you ignore those annoying “feelings.”

  • Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days” is applicable

  • Miley Cyrus’s “Party In The USA” is applicable Continue reading