Just Crazy Enough

A funny gag, that’s all it was supposed to be.

I was just going to mail a manila envelope to their headquarters.

Instead of a post-it I wrote a snarky letter to go with it, as if I was proposing. Haha, how funny. Maybe I’ll tweet at them instead. You know, as a joke.

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Woman (with a platform) scorned

On election night I sat on my couch, naively wearing my “The Future is Female” t-shirt, and watched the results pour in. My blind optimism turned to apprehension, turned to despair, and I knew the world we lived in had permanently changed. What I didn’t expect is how much that world would change me.

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Why Did We Stop Making Fart Jokes?

There is a notion in the comedy community that if you aren’t commenting on current events or condemning Congress in every bit, you aren’t edgy, are soft on the issues, don’t have a point of view, or are flat out unfunny.

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Satire Got You Down?

The thing about satire is, unsurprisingly, most of it feels pretty dismal right about now. The quips about chucking paper towels at hurricane victims or twitter wars putting us on the brink of real one are witty, scathing, and pointed. But they tend to be of the “Ha ha. No, but really, what the hell.” variety.

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Passive Pity Parties

The other day I went into work for the first time since finals ended; My boss was asking how they went (now that I am finally done, wooo!). I responded that it was a relief to be done, but being a senior is vaguely terrifying and I’m not ready to graduate, much like I usually do when someone asks.

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The Glorification of Busy

Every time I would tell someone about how much I had on my plate, they would insist I was insane and couldn’t possibly do all those things. And every time I would defiantly proclaim that I could and that who needs sleep anyhow? And, apart from a few rough weeks here and there I’ve been right. Until now.

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A New Year's Resolution

In years past, as many often do, I made a long list of highly aspirational things I swore I was going to do come January first. (Some of the best included be a vegetarian, do yoga everyday, and sleep for 8 hours.) And like most, I gave up on the entire list by mid-march at best.

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I’m Allison. I’m a college student at Loyola University Chicago. I picked a major that lets me watch Netflix for homework, I’ve eaten a pint of ice cream instead of dinner on more than one occasion, and my most favorite thing in the world is making people laugh.

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