- The best articles from across the TCC Network.
- Funny, captivating content from the rest of the internet.
- Study music for the week ahead.
- A selection of interesting, captivating articles. If you’re looking to become a more engaged, interesting person, this would be a good place to start.
The Best From Our Network:
Booze You Can’t Afford: The Worlds Most Expensive Alcohol: If you thought that an 8 dollar mixed drink was expensive, brace yourself for these outlandishly priced liquors. Ranging from the modest 1926 Macallan to the regal Henri IV Cognac Grande Champagne.
Dress Well, Test Well: Lauren discusses whether dressing well on test day leads to better results. She also drops readers some tips on achieving maximum comfort (for the ladies) in your test-day attire.
Skyo: A Textbook Rental Service That Will ACTUALLY Save Students Money: Still on the fence about purchasing textbooks this semester? Look no further. Skyo allows you to rent books for a certain amount of time…like right before finals.
Brown Butter Banana Break Cookies: Looking for something awesome to bake? These will do just fine, especially for some football on Sunday.
Fear and Loathing In America: Hunter S. Thompson writes about 9/11 the day after.
The towers are gone now, reduced to bloody rubble, along with all hopes for Peace in Our Time, in the United States or any other country. Make no mistake about it: We are At War now — with somebody — and we will stay At War with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives.
Stanford Magazine – The Menace Within: What happened in the basement of the psych building 40 years ago shocked the world. How do the guards, prisoners and researchers in the Stanford Prison Experiment feel about it now? This is an absolutely riveting piece. This quote should nudge you to click the link:
When the Abu Ghraib scandal broke, my first reaction was, this is so familiar to me. I knew exactly what was going on. I could picture myself in the middle of that and watching it spin out of control. When you have little or no supervision as to what you’re doing, and no one steps in and says, “Hey, you can’t do this”—things just keep escalating. You think, how can we top what we did yesterday? How do we do something even more outrageous? I felt a deep sense of familiarity with that whole situation.
And what the Net seems to be doing is chipping away my capacity for concentration and contemplation. My mind now expects to take in information the way the Net distributes it: in a swiftly moving stream of particles. Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski.
Mike Rowe – Learning From Dirty Jobs: This one is a MUST-WATCH for college students. Find your passion – that’s something that’s engrained into every person. “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” While Mike isn’t saying that’s wrong, he is here to question that assumption and throw his hat in the ring for good ol’ fashioned work.
Some Funny Shit From Around The Internet:
In a Mass Knife Fight to the Death Between Every American President, Who Would Win and Why?: This is why you gotta love election year. Otherwise, we never would have been blessed with this incredible piece of journalism
Words can’t sum this one up. Click the damn link.
Somebody mashed up R. Kelly’s Ignition Remix with a video of somebody telling deaf people not to masturbate. God bless the internet.
The Origin Of All Memes:
That Good Music:
Album: Kanye’s new G.O.O.D. music album leaked the other day. You can stream the whole thing over at fistintheair.com. Just as we expected it’s dope.
Study Track: John Frusciante – Before The Beginning
Party Track: Drop It Like Its Hot (Hedegaard Remix)