The Scene Tag

Posted On February 6, 2014By Patrick SmithIn Buzzworthy, The Scene

Too Much of a Good Thing

Philip Seymour Hoffman overdosed on something that he loved, or at least couldn’t live without.  This is a list of things that I think I love enough (or at least, if introduced to, couldn’t go without) to overdose on.   Root Beer You don’t need an ID to purchase it and it goes great with every meal… Root Beer truly is the swing-man of the beverage world.  What kid hasn’t pretended to get drunk off of IBC?  Now imagine drowning yourself in a pool of it.  Commence the salivating.  Read More
With the late and great Philip Seymour Hoffman passing away, all of a sudden EVERYONE is a fan of his work.  My Facebook feed is flooded with people posting up long sonnets about how he truly was one of the greatest actors of his generation. The whole situation is very reminiscent of when that drug addict Amy Winehouse – who was simply living on borrowed time – passed away.  Or Whitney Houston, who I thought was dead a few years before her “untimely” passing away in 2012. It saddens me that weRead More

Posted On February 4, 2014By Shannon FolsomIn Buzzworthy, The Scene

Pocket Pool and Pecker Ponchos: PSAs That Nailed It

I would like to thank Brigham Young University-Idaho for the production of the following video. This inspirational anti-wanking PSA gives us all something to think about. The video begins with clips of a young man who is apparently “addicted to pornography” (and watches it in the most unnaturally relaxed manner). His roommates know, but really don’t seem to give a shit or find the need to step in, leaving him “spiritually wounded on the battlefield of a great war.” The video continues with a series of combat scenes, in whichRead More
Breakdown of my time spent while the Super Bowl is on during any given year: 50% eating snacks, 40% seriously asking everyone who’ll listen why they don’t just have Beyonce perform for halftime every year, 9% watching the commercials, and 1% pretending to actually watch the game. For those of you who spend your time otherwise (I don’t understand why you would), here’s a recap of the best commercials worth looking up on YouTube.   Arnold Schwarzenegger Plays Ping-Pong for Bud Light Seriously, watch this. Bud Light took a randomRead More
Ahh…the Super Bowl. If you’re anything like me, it’s a time for merriment, poor eating habits, a chance to see David Beckham running half-naked, and, best of all, a kickass halftime performance. Bruno Mars was the league’s pick for 2014 and yet, regardless of the artist’s proven talent and popularity, many critics questioned whether the fresh young performer was ready to live up to the likes of last year’s show brought to us by the amazing Queen Beyonce. After delivering a killer performance complete with drum solos, heartfelt messages fromRead More
Happy Friday! Here’s more of the WTF news that makes us appreciate the wacky world in which we live… GERMAN COWS WITH EXPLODING FLATULENCE When I heard about this one earlier in the week I laughed like an immature 3rd grader. In the German town of Rasdorf, some dairy cows–who must have had something awful for dinner–needed to pass some gas. 90 cows let it rip, building up the levels of methane gas in the shed. According to a Reuters news agency, “a static electric charge caused the gas toRead More

Posted On January 27, 2014By Ascher RobbinsIn Internet, The Scene

The Dark Side of Social Media

Social media is critical in today’s world. Many of us depend on it as a primary form of communication. We use it to keep in touch with old friends whose birthdays we might otherwise forget. We use it to learn more about our friends. We use it to share important events in our lives with all of our friends. Without a doubt, social media has lots of GREAT uses. However, like anything in this world, there are cons for every pro. Here are some of the WORST ways people useRead More
DRIVER DIDN’T SEE CYCLIST IN WINDSHIELD Okay, this one just blows my mind. Poor Steven Gove was out on his paper route biking with all the reflective and flashing gear to keep him safe. However, that did not stop a driver from smashing into him, causing him to become lodged in the windshield. The driver did not say anything to Gove, and continued on his drive home. He proceeded to run a stop sign, hit another vehicle and then park his car. The driver finally noticed Gove and asked “WhoRead More
Well hello Writtalin readers! Before I begin my first post I’d like to tell you a little about what you can expect from me on this site. There’s nothing that I enjoy more than reveling in the whatiswrongwithpeople news. It’s a big, big world out there and some people are very….unique. So, I’ve decided to take on the task of bringing you the outrageous, strange, good-for-you news that you might miss. Of course I’ll give my opinions, which hopefully you’ll find entertaining. If not, at least the story should makeRead More

Posted On January 14, 2014By Shannon FolsomIn Buzzworthy, The Scene

Weighing in on the Plus-Size Debate

Caution: This article has the potential to piss a few people off.   Many of you may have seen this article pop up on your Facebook newsfeed recently. Evidently a number of people are up in arms over the following update, which was recently posted on Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Facebook page:   In light of all of the controversy, I’d like to take a minute to defend Cosmopolitan Magazine and tell you to calm TF down.   To start, “plus-size” is an industry term. Models are grouped into two categories, “straight-size”Read More
Apps come in all shapes and sizes, and most human beings stick with the usual collection: social media sites, games, music, and a small collection of actually useful tools which normally involve pretending to be an adult (“Stocks,” anyone?). There’s also that handful of apps that your friends have convinced you to download, claiming that they’ll change your life, but have since been exiled to that second page of apps that you always forget about. Cue Writtalin. These are the five apps that you may not have even known youRead More

Posted On January 4, 2014By Shannon FolsomIn Buzzworthy, The Scene

In Case You Missed It: WTF Stories of the Week

Happy Weekend! It’s been an interesting start to 2014 so far.   Wal-Mart has announced a recall on killer card table sets: According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Walmart is offering a refund for all Mainstays five-piece card table sets sold between May and November of 2013 because the damned things just won’t stop amputating fingers. The chairs, which are manufactured in China, collapse easily, causing finger sprains, breaks and amputations. This gives a whoooole new meaning to “Chinese finger trap”. (Yup, I just said that)       Wal-MartRead More