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Fictional Characters Who Would Make the Worst Prom Dates, Ranked

By ElodieApril 20, 2018
There are many ways prom can go wrong (your corsage catches fire, the apocalypse happens, the music is just “You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt over and over), but the worst is when your date is revealed in the fullness of time to be Bad. A bad prom date ditches you to h More  →
Fictional Characters Who Would Make the Worst Prom Dates, Ranked

5 Iconic Fictional Romances (That Probably Won't Last)

By ElodieApril 20, 2018
Sometimes a romance is doomed to fail and everyone knows it. I have a friend who is seeing a guy who says “cold slaw” instead of “coleslaw,” so you just know that relationship is going nowhere. A break-up can happen anywhere, at any time—even after the happy endin More  →
5 Iconic Fictional Romances (That Probably Won't Last)

Pick 5 Novels and We'll Tell You Your Hogwarts House

By ElodieApril 19, 2018
The Sorting Ceremony always struck me as suspect. How do we know the Sorting Hat can see into our souls? Because some long-dead wizards with funny names said so? How do we know the Hat’s not just tossing people into houses willy nilly? “Yeah, this ... More  →
Pick 5 Novels and We'll Tell You Your Hogwarts House

What Shakespeare Characters Would Be Watching on Netflix

By ElodieApril 18, 2018
I don’t know who invented Netflix, but we could give them every honor, award, and accolade it’s possible to bestow upon a living human person, and it still wouldn’t be enough. Without Netflix, what would any of us DO with our time? Go outside? Be serious. Speaking of More  →
What Shakespeare Characters Would Be Watching on Netflix

Snapchats from Paradise Lost

By ElodieApril 18, 2018
I think we can all agree that John Milton needed to do less. The man wrote an entire epic poem in blank verse, and he did it while blind. Who does that? What was he trying to prove? (For comparisons’ sake, one time I stubbed my toe and then I didn’t leave the house for More  →
Snapchats from Paradise Lost

QUIZ: Is This a Beyoncé Lyric or a Quote from The Great Gatsby?

By ElodieApril 17, 2018
Picture a self-made billionaire from humble origins who plucked themselves from obscurity to become an illustrious, borderline mythical figure in our cultural zeitgeist. Am I talking about Beyoncé Knowles, or Jay Gatsby? Okay, I'm not saying Beyoncé is a twenty-first century Gatsby (Gatsby WISHES), but I am saying I ... More  →
QUIZ: Is This a Beyoncé Lyric or a Quote from <i>The Great Gatsby</i>?

QUIZ: How Dateable Would You Be in the 16th Century?

By ElodieApril 16, 2018
Instead of boring you all with examples of how dateable I’m NOT, let’s focus on what’s important here: would hot people in 1579 like me and want to date me, or would they find me wanting just like everyone currently alive in the 21st century? ... More  →
QUIZ: How Dateable Would You Be in the 16th Century?

The Harry Potter Books, Summed Up in Pie Charts

By ElodieApril 16, 2018
Odds are you will never be asked to describe the Harry Potter books. This is mostly because everyone already knows what they are, and anyone who DOESN’T is very likely a space alien, which presents its own set of problems. (Are they friendly? Do they mean us harm? What’s More  →
The Harry Potter Books, Summed Up in Pie Charts

30 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do by the Time They Turn 18

By ElodieApril 13, 2018
When you turn 18, that usually means you’re about to graduate. You’re about to be released into the world, unshackled at last. But you don’t make it to the end of the labyrinthine chaos bog also known as high school without learning a thing or ... More  →
30 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do by the Time They Turn 18

7 Dirty Jokes You Didn’t Catch in Shakespeare’s Most Popular Plays

By ElodieApril 12, 2018
Nowadays Shakespeare is considered the height of high-brow literature. But what you may not have known is that the guy was, at any given moment, trying to see how many dirty jokes he could pack into a single five-act play. (The answer was usually “a lot,” sometimes borde More  →
7 Dirty Jokes You Didn't Catch in Shakespeare's Most Popular Plays
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Elodie

In real life, she goes by the name Courtney Gorter. This is a closely guarded secret, and you're the only one who knows about it, so be cool. You can follow her on Twitter or check out her website if you want, but it's just going to be a lot of complaining.

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