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- Posted on 06/16/2010 by Mary
Sittin' here, listening to Drake's first full-length album (out now!), remembering when he (or Jimmy, anyway) was a big ol' 8th grader on Degrassi, going out with Ashley, abusing Ritalin, fighting with Spinner over dance contests and mp3 players.
And all of that's gonna be on next week -- the Degrassi Every Episode Ever marathon starts Monday at 6pm et and rolls right on through for four weeks. Wash all your softest jammy pants, yr gonna need 'em.
- Posted on 06/15/2010 by Mary
Your T-shirt drawer is probably so crammed with crap T-shirts you never wear anymore. And there are all these new Degrassi shirts at Hot Topic, just waiting to be lovingly folded into your collection. It's unjust I say. UNJUST!
Unlame T-shirts, too, I swear! There's a Degrassi Panthers shirt, and even better there are RETRO Degrassi shirts, like this one. Yay life.
- Posted on 06/12/2010 by Mary
My top five favorite things about the new Aaron Fresh video:
1) The way he chomps on the girl's face all goofy at the very end.
2) The dancings.
3) The song.
4) Ok maybe this is weird, but I like that the video is about a dude working in fast food who has a crush on a girl. It's like the opposite of that T.I. video for "Whatever You Like" where the girl works at a fast food joint and big rich T.I. comes and rescues her buys her expensive stuff she doesn't need. I'd way rather hang out in a parking lot with my friends dancing, and then retire to a field of dandelions with someone who really liked me. Maybe that's just me though.
5) And, Aaron himself. The fact that he can sing and move and looks comfortable and at ease and seems really sweet and not gas-headed and like if you knew him in real life, you'd find yourself saying things like "couldn't happen to a nicer guy."
I don't know, maybe I'm reading too much into it. But Chairman Nick vouches for him, so prolly not.
What do you guys think of that song and video?
- Posted on 06/11/2010 by Chairman Nick
What up what up, all my TeenNick heads! I told you last week... I figured you out. You loooo-ooooo-oooove Degrassi. So I pulled up some spreadsheets, cross-tabulated the whatnot, and came to an executive decision.
This summer, you get all the Degrassi you can eat. New episodes at 9pm et, Monday through Thursday, and then a nice big wrap-up on Friday. Degrassi: The Boiling Point starts in July.
You're gonna have so much Degrassi going on in your head, you're gonna forget how to tie your shoes. It's gonna be major. It's gonna be huge. It's gonna make this summer the hypest summer of your whole young lives.
So that's what's up. How ya like ya Chairman now?
- Posted on 06/09/2010 by Lisa
"Helicopter," the Drake & Josh episode about skydiving makes me laugh out loud. If you haven't seen it yet, here's one joke I liked.
IN A HELICOPTER:
Drake (peering out the side): "Wow, those people look really tiny down there."
Helicopter pilot: "That's a preschool."
HAHA. Oh, Drake & Josh. You are the perfect thing to watch when I'm in a silly mood.
Also, I have a quick Yes/No question for anyone who's feeling comment-ish: If you won a free skydiving lesson, would you take it?
(I'm sayin' a big "Yes.")
- Posted on 06/08/2010 by Mary
Remember that time on Degrassi that Liberty -- organized, conscientious Liberty -- kind of sort of kissed Emma's boyfriend Damien? Just goes to show that all kinds of people can find themselves tempted to do such things. So just in case you ever find yourself in that position, here are three good reasons...
Why Not To Kiss Your Friend's Boyfriend (Even If He's Amazing and Even If You and the Friend Sometimes Have Weird Underlying Competitive Tendencies) (And Please, Feel Free to Switch These Gendered Pronouns with Ones of Your Choosing)
1) Your friend will find out. They almost always find out. And you know what, even if they don't find out, that means you're faced with the unholy choice of either lying to your friend until the end of time, or confessing to her and reaping the well-deserved spite, loss of trust, and probable gossip.
2) It's not worth it. As for the two reasons you might think it'd be worth it:
a) Maybe you and the guy will end up together! BUT -- if you get together before he's officially and unequivocally ended things with his gf/your friend, you will never be able to trust him. You'll have watched him in the act of cheating and lying, and you'll know he's not just capable of it, he's kind of good at it. Sketchy.
b) Maybe you don't want to end up together -- you just want to have a meaningless make-out. Really, though? You're really willing to risk (or interfere with) a real friendship over a meaningless make-out? That's kind of depressing, when you think about it.
3) You'll be proud of yourself. You'll hold the moral high ground. And you'll be able to answer future paramour's questions of "have you ever cheated?" with a firm and honest No.
Have any reasons to add? Drop 'em in the comments.
- Posted on 06/07/2010 by Lisa
Tonight's Movie-splosion movie is Drake & Josh: Really Big Shrimp. One of my favorite things about Drake & Josh is how Dan Schneider (the show's producer) uses the fact that Josh works at the Premiere movie theater to sneak little messages onto the show.
If you watch Drake & Josh closely during the scenes at the Premiere, pay attention to the movie names you see on posters and on theater signs, because they're usually funny. Near the beginning of Really Big Shrimp, there's a quick shot of the outside of the Premiere. Here's what you see:
The people who make the show could've just put random movie titles up there, but instead they used the marquee to include a few personal notes.
Thank You Molaro! - Steven Molaro was a writer on Drake & Josh. Now he works on The Big Bang Theory.
Four Great Seasons - What Drake & Josh had. : )
Lil' Lisa 22 - Dan Schneider's wife's name is Lisa Lillien, but I'm not sure what the 22 is.
February Fourth - I have no idea what this one means!
Robin & Joe - Robin Weiner and Joe Catania are two of the show's producers.
Now She's Carly - Aww, that one's easy! Before she became the star of iCarly, Miranda Cosgrove played Megan on Drake & Josh.
I love that! It makes me want to become a TV producer... the kind who pays attention to the details.
- Posted on 06/06/2010 by Lisa
Remember James, the cute blond guy (played by Austin Butler) who moves in with Chase and Logan in Season 4 of Zoey 101? You're invited to stare dreamily at this photo and pretend he's your new roommate.
I bet he'd totally let you borrow that flannel.
- Posted on 06/06/2010 by Mary
I know that end-of-the-year locker and desk clean-out time can tend to be more of a euphoric, GET THIS CRAP INTO A TRASH CAN AND OUT OF MY LIFE, STAT type situation. But!
Here's something awesome you could do.
If you take a clean cardboard box and go around asking people if they have any clean, un-used school supplies that they were going to just throw out, you could make a difference for someone who needs it (and keep people from throwing perfectly good trees and such into the trash -- or even the recycling bin).
HALO Award winner Darrius Snow told us that the TEAM Foundation Back2School project hopes to "provide school supplies to returning elementary, middle and high school students who can't afford to buy those things." They're reaching out to schools in Georgia and South Carolina, but they'd also "appreciate whatever donation the public can give to help these kids go back to school. The students [who receive your items] will be motivated if they discover the public is interested in their education."
You can mail clean, unused school supplies to:
906 Plainville Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30331.
Or, if you want to collect money instead, you can write checks out to "Essential 2 Life/TeamFoundation" and mail them to the same address.
"Thank you so much for the kind gesture," says Darrius. Thank YOU so much, Darrius.
- Posted on 06/05/2010 by Mary
I am just not a thonger. I only own one thong anymore, a pair of Manowar buttfloss that my old boss bought me (not like that. It was a joke).
I have thought about thongs, I have sampled thongs, I have friends who swear by thongs... but I do not thong.
Do you have any?
Do you actually wear the ones you have? If yes, why?
And if yes, do you constantly want to pick a wedge?
Please, share with me your deepest most innermost thoughts about thongs.