| Tuesday, September 27, 2011
That Cabbage Patch doll? Definitely a keeper. That old McDonald’s bag? It has memories. If you’re familiar with rationale like this, you probably are a Hoarders fan. The show, featuring people who compulsively collect and keep things, is a great guilty pleasure. It has the train-wreck effect — you just can’t stop watching. These houses will make your dorm room look as if it could appear on the cover of “Martha Stewart Living.” Now it’s easier than ever to get caught up in the mess, as the show’s third season was recently released on Netflix.
Music Choice Channels
For those readers who have digital cable, these channels are a must to check out. Found in the 900’s, there are a huge number of channels, so one should definitely catch your eye and your musical taste. From pop to metal to country, you won’t be disappointed. And not only does each channel play constant music, but zero commercials will really make you loathe ever turning on a radio. It also provides fun facts about the artist or song playing. How else will you learn that Drake writes most of his music on his Blackberry? Check it out and become hooked.
Apple orchards are so over. This fall it’s all about the pumpkin patch. Throw on a sweater and some boots and prepare for a day full of frolicking in the crisp autumn air. Bonus points if your adventure involves a hayride. In addition to being just a tad more creative than apple picking, this excursion pretty much guarantees that you’ll come back with some awesome dorm room décor.
Often derided for its similarities to grape flavored medicine or overlooked because of its status as a stereotype drink, it is about time for grape soda to make a comeback. Because, and this is the most important thing, it is delicious. Usually containing very high levels of sodium benzoate and only trace amounts of actual grape, grade soda isn’t exactly the ideal beverage for the health-conscious and can have a slightly metallic taste. But it is worth it for a soft drink experience that is both unique and refreshing. Grape soda is available in vending machines throughout campus, and remember: Welch’s is the best.
This new show has launched a thousand different reactions but pretty much every one of them hinges on whether or not the viewer likes Zooey Deschanel’s quirky comedic sensibility. The adorable blue-eyed star plays Jess, a semi-dorky teacher who moves into an apartment with three other single men after a sympathy-inducing breakup with her cheating boyfriend. The men help her rebound and she helps them get in touch with their feminine side. The second episode in the series airs tonight at 9 p.m. on FOX.