The Cleveland Browns, it seems, are even a laughingstock when they win.
Days after trading running back Trent Richardson to the chagrin of their downtrodden-yet-loyal fan base, the Browns pulled off a shocking upset win over the Minnesota Vikings and NFL superstar Adrian Peterson on Sunday. The Browns win featured a game-clinching touchdown with under a minute left and multiple trick plays. But alas, it was Peterson who stole the show after the game — and on Twitter, no less.
The Browns have long been an object of NFL ridicule, and even Peterson’s young daughter had a hard time digesting the loss:
So my daughter is laying here under me and just out the blue she says… I can’t believe you lost to the Browns Daddy! Smh
— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) September 23, 2013
The comedic anecdote became a viral hit with fans online, racking up more than 42,000 retweets in less than 24 hours. No word yet on when Peterson’s daughter will join ESPN’s NFL Live studio show for more trenchant analysis.
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Many are curious as to why Hong Kong was Edward Snowden’s refuge of choice after blowing the whistle on the NSA’s surveillance operation.
And some wonder if he is really there.
Because actors hop on the Shonda train to greatness. Look at Joe Morton.
Recently we got the first mystery casting for the upcoming fourth season of Scandal. Ellen Degeneres tweeted on Tuesday that Portia de Rossi will be on Scandal this fall. Last year we got Paul Adelstein, Jon Tenney, Lisa Kudrow, Jack Coleman & Sally Pressman. Also let’s not forget Khandi Alexander. All of them shredding their scenes and killing their lines. When de Rossi got cast I thought about how much I miss the case-of-the-week aspect of Scandal. Like Lisa Edelstein one brilliant episode. All of this lead me to come up with a list of people who would make great clients for Olivia Pope & Associates. Plus I’m hoping de Rossi is a client in Season 4.
2. Sophie Okonedo
I will always remember her for her role on Hotel Rwanda and I have missed her on screen. We almost had her back on a CBS pilot, but it did not get a series order for the fall.
4. Matthew Perry
Capable of both funny and serious in the best way. How interesting could the client he plays be?
6. Alison Pill
Between playing Maggie Jordan and her crazy Snowpiercer character I have seen Alison Pill just draw attention when on screen. That ability would serve her well as a client bringing a case to Olivia Pope.
8. Hugh Laurie
When the description of the lead in How to Get Away with Murder came out I thought Hugh Laurie could make an awesome come back. Viola Davis is an excellent choice, but a guest turn on Scandal could be a great place for Laurie to return after House.
10. Jennifer Carpenter
With her pilot at ABC not making it passed the pilot, Carpenter could go to another ABC program. Plus imagine a woman’s career put in jeopardy because of a video showing her cursing. Pure irony. Just sayin’.
12. Taylor Kitsch
After some tough movie failures Kitsch is making his way back with his recent role in HBO’s The Normal Heart. There has been some buzz about a possible role in True Detective, but Scandal could a good next move.
14. Naya Rivera
If she wants an continue acting she needs more than Glee. With her guest star status on the final season the Fox program she would have time for the Shondaland show.
16. Steve Zahn
Steve Zahn is an actor who does eccentric characters very well. Scandal is a high energy drama with serious stakes, so introducing a character slightly off their rocker could be very interesting.
18. Sarah Michelle Gellar
The woman who was Buffy Summers and on Cruel Intentions would make one hell of a client.
20. Lance Gross
After living in Tyler Perry land for a while Gross had a role on NBC’s Crisis. Now I enjoy Tyler Perry projects as much as the next person, but Gross needs a role outside of them to branch out.
22. Sarah Shahi
I think she is kicking ass on Person of Interest, but I really miss Kate Reed. Shahi could throw on the suit and sass for one episode over on Scandal.
24. Manolo Cardona
Scandal being set in DC let’s the show play on an international level. I think the show has not used that avenue to its full advantage. Cardona is an excellent actor who could bring in a compelling and unique story line.
26. James Spader
Well because James Spader. Obviously.
28. Bianca Lawson
She’s good, but it is time she played a real adult.
30. Mark Strong
Two Reasons. 1. Low Winter Sun was not the success Strong deserved. 2. He is awesome.
32. Jurnee Smollett-Bell
A role on Scandal may be the boost this incredible actress needs.
34. Benjamin Bratt
A Shondaland alum who just had a great role on the newest season of 24.
36. Michelle Fairley
Because Games of Thrones. Also she showed everyone how powerful business woman should be done when she was on Suits.
38. Jeffrey Wright
The man can act. Plain and simple.
Actually, I wish this sort of over-regulation were restricted to one park in Ohio. Unfortunately, I imagine most of us wouldn’t be overly surprised to see this sign in our own town.
So, here’s to freedom…to break the rules! Spike your lemonade, tell the cops they can’t search your backpack, and maybe even — dare I suggest it?! — bounce a basketball…
What do you think of when you think of a South Asian woman? Rape in India? Miss America? The Mindy Project? There is much out there that you may know about, but here are 6 things you may not.
1. 1. We are successful in contemporary media, even though we don’t fit the mainstream bill!
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Mindy Kaling, (top) Indian American head writer, producer, star, and creator of The Mindy Project, and M.I.A. (bottom), British Sri Lankan rapper and activist are among the many successful South Asian women in contemporary media.
What’s not to love? These women step it up and shift social and cultural norms to fit them, instead of trying hard to fit in.
You heard it right! We are awesome sauce!
3. 2. Six yards of fabric and no directions? We got this!
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Many of us grow up with little or no guidance on important life issues like our bodies, sex, relationships, how to take care of our bodies, or even how to put on a sari.
So how do we fill the gap? By striking our own path, and supporting our community as we go? Yes!!
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We found and run non-profit agencies that support women. Mallika Dutt is the co-founder of Sakhi for South Asian Women and founder of Breakthrough
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We are CEO’s of global companies.Indra Nooyi is the CEO of PepsiCo
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We write our own stories. Long story short, when there are no step-by-step instructions we make them ourselves!
Sari, not sorry! We’re fabulous!
7. 3. We don’t let the critics bring us down.
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Nina Davuluri (top), the first Indian-American Miss America, and Priyanka Chopra, former Miss World and now the first ever Indian Guess model, have both been targets of racist attacks for being who they are and daring to shine.
After being called “Arab terrorists” and being told they don’t belong in America, both women brushed aside these remarks with poise and strength, choosing instead to focus on continuing to achieve and move forward in their lives.
But that doesn’t mean responding to racism is easy! So, what do we do?
We elevate our voices and build a more just and inclusive society in the United States! Check out South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) the leading organization for advocacy for South Asians.
9. 4. We are all kinds of women.
Fayaaz, also known as Bijli (above), is a trans person who lives her/his life as her/his full self, in a world that does not accept the complexity of her/his identity.
You might know the term transgender, but do you know the term “cisgender”? It refers to an individual whose experience of their own gender matches the sex they were assigned at birth. Cisgender is most commonly understood as heterosexual. But that’s right, there IS a more appropriate word for that.
Watch Bijli’s entire story here!
10. 5. We have countless strong role models.
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You’ve heard of Malala! The young Pakistani school girl and education activist who is the youngest person ever to be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. We step up and speak up!
But there are many more you haven’t heard of. Some famous like Vidya Balan, a Bollywood actress and self-defined “humanist,” using her clout to bring attention to women’s empowerment issues, and others not so famous who make the world a better place by being their most amazing self. See who they are at #InspiringSakhi!
12. 6. We have the confidence to dance like nobody’s watching.
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NO, not all South Asian women dance or love to.
BUT, dance, film, music and visual arts are among the many non-traditional career paths South Asian women and girls choose and succeed in.
Did you know that there is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement, visibility, and development of emerging and established South Asian women artists and creative professionals?
The South Asian Women’s Creative Collective! If you’re an artist, aspiring or established, you need to check this out.
14. 7. Wait…didn’t you say six?
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Yes. This is not really 7. We added a point just in case you were wondering who WE are!
Sakhi for South Asian Women is an organization devoted to doing work on gender based violence in NYC. As a part of our mission, we support South Asian women and girls, and work to change attitudes and behaviors towards women and girls…if you couldn’t already tell!
1. “Deixa eu te explicar o que está acontecendo neste jogo.”
Como você deve responder: A não ser que eu diga o contrário, você pode supor que eu estou acompanhando, obrigada.
2. “Você assiste o Super Bowl só pelos comerciais, certo?”
Como você deve responder: Sério, quase todo mundo assiste o Super Bowl em parte pelos comerciais. Relaxa.
3. “Você vai trazer comida quando você vier assistir o jogo, certo?”
Como você deve responder: Porque se você não consegue manter a mulher na cozinha, a mulher deve provavelmente trazer a cozinha com ela, estou certa?
4. “Aposto que você queria que Real Housewives/Revenge/Pretty Little Liars estivesse passando em vez disso, né?”
Como você deve responder: Mesmo se eu gostar desses programas, eles podem ser gravados e assistidos mais tarde. Esportes ao vivo não.
5. “Então, quem fez você se interessar por esse esporte, seu pai ou seu namorado?”
Como você deve responder: QUEM SE IMPORTA?
6. “Você está só fingindo que sabe do que está falando?”
Como você deve responder: Sim, você me pegou, eu estou fingindo totalmente, por favor me prenda por fraude de conhecimento de esportes.
7. “Quem você acha que é o jogador mais gostoso do time?”
Como você deve responder: Desculpe te desapontar, mas, neste momento, estamos mais interessados em ganhar do que em bundas. Pergunte mais tarde, ok?
8. “Você pode correr até a loja para pegar mais cerveja? Você não estava prestando muita atenção no jogo mesmo, né?”
Como você deve responder : Eu não estou aqui para servir bebidas.
9. “Ah, você gosta desse time? Diga o nome de cinco jogadores.”
Como você deve responder: O que você está esperando que aconteça aqui? Que eu vou bombar a sua provinha e ser banida de gostar deste time? Quando você sai para comer, você faz o seu garçom nomear cinco pratos antes dele anotar o seu pedido?
10. “Por que você não comprou uma daquelas camisas rosa?”
Como você deve responder: Porque aquelas não são as cores do meu time, óbvio.
11. “Você não deveria assistir o WNBA ao invés disso?”
Como você deve responder: Honestamente, todo mundo deveria assistir o WNBA.
12. “Seja honesta: Você só está fazendo isso para os caras gostarem de você?”
Como você deve responder: Até parece, os caras gostam de mim de qualquer jeito.
13. “Porque você está comemorando? Aquela jogada nem foi não emocionante.”
Como você deve responder: Com um grande, fedorento rolar dos olhos.
14. “Nossa, que opinião interessante. De que blog de esportes você tirou ela?”
Como você deve responder: É, porque tudo que eu sei, penso e sinto vem direto da internet.
15. “Você só gosta desse esporte porque você jogou isso na escola, certo?”
Como você deve responder: O que é que o ensino médio tem a ver com isso?
16. “Você realmente quer jogar na nossa liga da fantasia? Você pode achar muito difícil.”
Como você deve responder: Eu vou lembrar dessa conversa quando todos os seus running backs sofrerem de lesões antigas na segunda semana, seu babaca.
17. “Por que você quer vir assistir o jogo com a gente? Esse é um momento dos caras.”
Como você deve responder: Porque eu gosto de gritar para a tela e de comemorar e de beber cerveja, e estas são todas atividades que são um saco fazer sozinha.
18. “Você só está vendo isso para parecer legal no Facebook/Twitter/Instagram.”
Como você deve responder: Parando de segui-los em tudo.
19. “Você não parece o tipo de garota que gostaria de esportes.”
Como você deve responder: Não podemos todos gostar de esportes, assim como todos nós gostamos de comida e amamos sair do trabalho para fazer algo mais divertido?
20. “Ah, isso é só uma fase, vai passar.”
Como você deve responder: NÃOOOOO!
1. 1. What is a Dress?
A dress is all one piece. When you have a dress on, you have JUST ONE PIECE OF CLOTHING to put on your body.
Guy Terms: You have just one piece to take off when you go to do what it is you go to do… you know…
Examples of Dresses:
3. 2. What is a Skirt?
A skirt is just a bottom. If a girl was just wearing a skirt, and nothing else, she would be naked up top. Skirts are paired with tops. Here are some examples of skirts…
Guy terms: You will have two pieces of clothing to take off when a girl is wearing an outfit with a skirt.
Examples of skirts…
5. 3. What is a Blouse?
You guys always call all forms of tops, blouses. Why is that? I can almost guarantee that she is not wearing a blouse. Blouses went out in the 80s. Just call it a top. That simple, no matter what kind of shirt she is wearing, a top is sufficient. If you just have to know what an actual blouse looks like, well, here are some examples of blouses:
7. 4. What is A Compliment
Good lord guys. If she spends more time than usual getting ready, find SOMETHING to compliment. Otherwise I guarantee she will want to go right back up, change clothes and get ready all over again. Guess who has to keep waiting when that happens. That is right, you!
Examples of compliments
Just some advice, if she has to ask you, “How does this look?”
1. You already screwed up by not saying anything when she walked down the stairs
2. You can redeem yourself by using one of the phrases above
3. If you don’t want to get lucky for the next several days, never ever ever reply to that question with, “Fine.”
Please direct all questions to the comments box below. I’m here to help, boys.
BuzzFeed mapped out where most of Fiesta Frog’s “Top 100 Schools To Party At” stand on Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” list. Looks like the people who party the most (near the top of the graph) know how to crack a book once in a while too. The lower half of the party list does seem to have a few slackers, though.
And the winners, for most combined partying prowess and academic rigor:
1. University of Virginia (#22 party & #36 academic).
2. University of North Carolina (#25 party & #47 academic).
3. Colgate University (#31 party & #48 academic).
The Princeton Review published lists for schools that study most, study least, drink least, and more. We compared this with the Forbes and Fiesta Frog lists:
Only Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, was able to “study most” and make Forbes’ top 100 while still placing on Fiesta Frog’s party list.
Apparently, those Florida Gators lazed their way into Forbes’ rankings while partying hard and avoiding any books: University of Florida students made the Princeton Review’s lists for drinking the most beer and studying the least, while still making Forbes’s top 100.
Not partying does not necessarily mean you study. Only the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering drank the least and studied the most.