Published: Sunday, September 29, 2013
Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013 20:09
Satisfied Superfans - We’re just going to say it—the football team didn’t get demolished! Sure, we didn’t win, but I don’t think any of us really expected us to, except for maybe a few freshman parents who don’t follow college football at all but remember once hearing talk of BC in relation to winning football games, and mistakenly thought that was still the case. The fact that we were ever beating FSU at all is enough of a win for us, and so we bestow upon this loss a Thumbs Up nevertheless.
Caught On Film - We love those people who have the presence of mind to take out their phones and take pictures at parties. It depends slightly on who that person is, but so long as they are not completely evil and use aforementioned pictures as blackmail, such photography usually results in nearly unmatched hilarity the next day. Even if you’re the subject of the photo and the hilarity is unfortunately lost on you, the joy it provides everyone else should be worth the sacrifice. Whenever we have the pleasure of flipping through our or one of our friends’ phones the morning after a rambunctious evening and laughing until we cry, we vow to ourselves that we will take pictures at the next party. Somehow, though, we usually seem to forget.
Partying With Parents - While we’re on the subject of football and shenanigans, let’s reflect briefly upon the fact that most parents love a good tailgate as much as their college-age offspring. Of course we always think to ourselves amid the revelry on Shea, “How could anyone not have fun here?” but then again, we always considered “parent fun” something quite distinct from regular old “fun.” And so, on Saturday as you clinked beer cans with your joyous mother and watched the drunchies overcome your father, inspiring him to respond, “Why not?” to the prospect of a third burger, you undoubtedly experienced that quintessential coming of age moment when you realize that parents are not, in fact, another species and enough PBR will make anyone act like they’re in college. And that is a beautiful thing.
It Was Sunny this Weekend! - Since we’re on a Thumbs Up roll, why not comment on the weather, like we usually do? You, like us, probably could come up with no good answer to that question. So here we go: God smiled upon this grand celebration of familial love this weekend in the form of pleasant sunshine. And everything is better in sunshine, especially parents.
Cheery Comedy - We’re not sure if our self-referential Thumbs Up/Thumbs Downs are annoying or not, but we just have to express gratitude about the fact that we are in such a good mood, we came up with so many Thumbs Ups. If your job is to be funny, like ours is (we’re basically professional comedians), it’s a lot easier to be funny about negative things than about the positives in life. Why is that? We’re not sure, exactly, but take a look at your favorite comedians: Louis C.K., us, maybe Dave Chappelle. A lot of their material is essentially complaining! Not that that’s a bad thing—it still manages to put us in a good mood—but its an interesting trend nevertheless. Perhaps today’s column is the dawn of a new age of comedy, all about smiles and good feelings and general happiness.
Nothing To Speak Of.