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Pre-Bar Exam: Buff Up on Crime Edition
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State department corruption, airport money smuggling, and the old “spilled drink” motive; this week’s local headlines are (mostly) about true crime. We know you’re still nursing your three-day-weekend hangover, so we consumed the news and digested it, then popped out some topical one-liners, relevant bar games, and of course, your weekly pickup line. As Scruff McGruff the Crime Dog would say, “Drink responsibly, use protection, and woof, I’m a dog!” (I never paid much attention to those PSAs). More

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Pre-Bar Exam: Super Cat and Jay Z are Yesterday’s News
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Between that hero cat and the Knowles-Carter family elevator drama, it’s been hard to get much real news this week. But things have been happening here, in the city where you live. In fact, we’ve been following the news so closely this week that we can predict the future: Public transportation is about to get more expensive, and a homegrown mobster is going to be even more famous. So study hard now, and all the hotties at the bar this weekend will be asking, “Who is that charming psychic?” More

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Pre-Bar Exam: Doll Heads, Parking Tickets, Snapchats, and More Weekend Bar Talk
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Don’t be alarmed: those bare lower extremities you’re seeing are called “legs.” That’s right, spring is finally sort of almost here, and people are no longer dressed for the Siberian wilderness. This weekend, as you run from roof deck to beer garden twirling and skipping, remember your good old cheat sheet of conversation topics ranging from Tea Party hush money to Snapchat’s not-so-disappearing nudie pics. After all, you can only ride “nice weather we’re having” for so long. More

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Bar exam: Tough old women and Cambridge poop banks
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It’s getting to the point where slushy, greying snow and black ice have topped the list of things you hate, beating out world hunger, bigotry, columns about lazy millennials, and the gov’ment. You’re sick of falling on your hands, and so you’ve stopped going outside on weekends. Your closest companion is now a cube-shaped lamp that is supposed to cure your seasonal affective disorder. You’ve begun talking to him, and you’ve made him a tiny hat. Listen: It’s time to leave the house. Take a cue from all the tough-as-nails women in the news this week, dress up Lampy in his finest fedora, and brave the ice so you can have a conversation with some real people. We’ll get you started with some small talk. More