The Lighter Side

Daddy short legs, horsin’ around, demented deer, mask makeout Thailand’s Department of Health now recommends couples wear face masks when kissing or having sex (Aug. 9).  The makers of Truly hard seltzer have teamed up with PepsiCo to create an alcoholic beverage known as “Hard Mountain Dew.” The product is set to be released in 2022 (Aug. 10). Scientists are genetically altering spider DNA to create a new arachnid, colloquially called the “daddy short legs” (Aug. 11). The mayor of Nagoya, Japan apologized to an Olympic softball medalist after biting the player’s medal. Though the mayor offered to pay for … Continue reading The Lighter Side

Back Page: July 2021

Nearly 10 tips to beat summertime FOMO By Sebastian Aguilar, Audio Editor Scrolling through Instagram right now is rough, especially for those of us who don’t have disposable income to blow on spontaneous trips to Colorado with their best friends. Since you probably live in a sleepy suburb somewhere, here are some Instagram-able activities you can do to strike jealousy into those lake house-havers and Miami Beach-going jabronies.  Hang out at Walmart at two in the morning and race your friends on those motorized carts. Play the Wii in your friend’s basement — the one they still have from 2007. … Continue reading Back Page: July 2021

The Lighter Side: Summer Edition

Crunchwrap catastrophe, blame it on the intern, godless gator The annual Philly Naked Bike Ride, which is exactly what it sounds like, didn’t require participants to wear a shirt, shoes or any clothing at all. It did, however, ask all nude cyclists to wear a mask (June 9). The National Park Service released a statement urging hikers who encounter bears not to shove their friends into the ursines’ paths. “Do not run up and push the bear and do not push a slower friend down…even if you feel the friendship has run its course,” the statement said (June 15).  Researchers … Continue reading The Lighter Side: Summer Edition