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The Pros and Cons of Summer School

By Sean McCarthyMay 7, 2014
Do you look upon summer as a time to get ahead, or a time to do as many wet-butted things as you can in three months? Here's our roundup of summer school pros and cons... Pro: You’ll learn which of your teachers owe people money. Con: Teachers ... More  →
The Pros and Cons of Summer School

Ways to Be a Subtle Prom Rebel

By Sean McCarthyApril 9, 2014
There is prom, and there is the anti-prom, but what is there for your garden variety nonconformist? SUBTLE PROM REBELLION, THAT'S WHAT! Try these covert measures of protest against the Man (the prom man, whatever): Take pictures of everyone and store them in a folder called ... More  →
Ways to Be a Subtle Prom Rebel

Valentine's Day Pickup Lines

By Sean McCarthyFebruary 13, 2014
SPARKLERS: IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO FIND A HAND TO HOLD ON FRIDAY! Ease your way into someone's romantic inner life with one of these smooth pickups: ... More  →
Valentine's Day Pickup Lines

15 Signs Your Grandparents Were Spies

By Sean McCarthyJanuary 28, 2014
In case you missed it, a nice couple from Philadelphia with kids and grandkids came forward as part of the team behind the 1971 break-in at an FBI field office. They stole documents that showed that the government was spying on its citizens (sound familiar?!) ... More  →
15 Signs Your Grandparents Were Spies

Things to Yell Back at the Paparazzi

By Sean McCarthyDecember 10, 2013
In case you missed Jennifer Lawrence's red carpet wig-out on the annoying paps harassing her, celebrity photographers can be intrusive! Here are the top things to yell back at them when they're roasting your rooster. “You better use the right Instagram filter!” “You guys have a really ... More  →
Things to Yell Back at the Paparazzi

Best Things to Yell Out When Your Plane Takes Off

By Sean McCarthyNovember 5, 2013
You're strapped in, and you've got 14 golden hours of fly time ahead of you with 300 of your closest friends, or a bunch of business men from Milwaukee. Whatever. How do you become mayor of this square? Yell something endearing at take-off! Try: “So once ... More  →
Best Things to Yell Out When Your Plane Takes Off

The Biggest Dance Crazes in History

By Sean McCarthyOctober 18, 2013
Twerking (2013): This is the most recent dance to break into the mainstream (aka be performed by a white person). Participants shake their hips in an up-and-down motion and then receive lectures about how they should be focusing on Syria or something instead. ... More  →
The Biggest Dance Crazes in History

13, I Mean 12, No Wait 14 Signs You're Disorganized

By Sean McCarthySeptember 24, 2013
1. You opened this article 6 days ago and it has sat buried in 3 browsers with 40 tabs each waiting for you to read it. 2. You turn in homework assignments that look like they've been shoved in a drawer for the last 40 years. 3. ... More  →
13, I Mean 12, No Wait 14 Signs You're Disorganized

Best and Worst Excuses to Get Out of Gym

By Sean McCarthySeptember 4, 2013
Worst: “My World of Warcraft guild has a raid.” “I can’t hear the word 'pull up' without getting terrible flashbacks to that scene in Star Wars in which Porkins is shot down.” “If I get any healthier I might achieve immortality and I’m not prepared to deal with ... More  →
Best and Worst Excuses to Get Out of Gym

19 Promises You're Never Going to Keep

By Sean McCarthyAugust 27, 2013
1. “Just one more episode then I’m going to really buckle down and study.” 2. “What are you worried about? I’ll totally be ready when you come to pick me up at 6 AM this Saturday.” 3. “Yeah if we’re both single at 40 I’d marry you ... More  →
19 Promises You're Never Going to Keep