Kreative Kegs: How to Use Your Empty Kegs

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Now that the one-keg limit for on-campus parties has been abolished, you’re going to need something to do with those empty kegs (if you don’t feel like just getting the deposit back). Thankfully, we here at 4E are here to help you figure that out.

1. Turn it into a BBQ smoker

2. Or perhaps a grill!

I’ve seen one of these babies in action at a Patriots tailgate, they work super well and are fairly light. Plus the people using it were getting a lot of compliments.

3. Traverse the Pacific

This man, Kenichi Horie, made a catamaran of exclusively of recycled materials which included 528 stainless steel beer kegs.

4. Make a mailbox

I’m sure your West Georgetown neighbors would just love this little addition to the neighborhood.

5. Get a bar stool kit and turn your keg into some creative seating!

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6. For the overly ambitious and tech-savvy Hoyas, this person turned their keg into a computer tower!

7. Or you can go simple and cut open the top and turn it into a trash can

Well, we’re all tapped out of ideas, let us know if you have any more!

Be responsible, Hoyas!

Grout Jokes are Great Jokes

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There reaches a point every all-nighter when suddenly the grout jokes scrawled in your Lau cell become especially funny and you are left to question your mental stability. Normally this occurs somewhere north of the fifth espresso shot and near that bewitching hour when all your “friends” stop returning your snapchats, but the condition has been documented at all hours of finals week.

We can’t much help you with the building pile of unread books leading towards this state of health, but at least we can assure you that you’re not alone. After the great grout jokes we saw in our post “Stalling in the Stall”, we decided it was time to feature some more. Without further ado, for your procrastinating pleasure, the best grout jokes from Lau prison cell 462:

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Happy Holidays from The Fourth Edition!

Well, it’s the day after the biggest day of December, folks: December 26th. Santa has hopped down (and back up) the world’s chimneys, families are done gathering for fun and festivities, and all is well with the world… until next year.

Here at The Fourth Edition, as we relax and enjoy our winter break, we just wanted to take one moment and thank good-ol’ Santa Claus for the greatest Christmas gift he could ever bring us: You.

Thank you, readers, for continually supporting The Fourth Edition through all of our snarky, sassy, quirky, and crazy moments. We also thank you for continually supporting all of the publications within our Hoya Family. Without you, we could never experience all of the joy and happiness that occur every day while writing for the Georgetown community.

So, go ahead. Eat eight leftover pieces of the Christmas ham. Lick a frozen metal pole. Wear your spunky flannel onesie even though it’s a day late. Celebrate. And just know that we’re thinking of you this holiday season and we’re looking forward to celebrating with you for years to come.

Wishing you Happy Hoya Holidays and an exciting New Year,

The Fourth Edition Writers

A Closer Look at Hoya Court’s Artwork

Have you ever noticed this piece of art in Hoya Court?

Maybe its the fluorescent lights, or the glow of the Pizza Hut sign, or the leftover crumbs on all of the tables that have distracted me for the past year and two months, but I’d never noticed the art in here before tonight. As I got up for a 2 a.m. walk around, a break from drawing in the margins of my textbook, I noticed this piece of art.

I’m all for artists having freedom of expression and doing their thing. Art is cool. I just think it was an interesting choice that in the food court, they chose to put a piece that features cows on a conveyor belt. Look closely. Do you see them?

It is a legitimate conveyor belt, and the end result seems to be some sort of Mexican cuisine. What? Are you trying to show me how my chicken quesadillas start and end? That’s sad. I’d rather live in blissful ignorance of that. Is that so wrong? What is this social commentary on meat production in America doing in Hoya Court?! Does no one see this as a direct jab at KFC? Subway? Taco Bell?

Just thought I’d give my two cents.

Friday Fixat10ns: Going Back Home

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Thanksgiving Break is right around the corner, and some people are headed home this weekend. While Georgetown may seem like every Hoya’s home, it’s always nice to kick it back in your hometown with family and friends. This playlist has the songs you may have listened to back in your tween and teenage years, along with some more contemporary songs. It’s got the some of them throwback jams, so why wouldn’t you listen? Make the most out of your break — bump these tunes.

Coming Home – Diddy ft. Skylar Grey I think everyone knew this song was going to be on this playlist, and it fit too well for me to leave it out. Look at the title of the song, isn’t it obvious?

New York State of Mind – Nas Everyone has a different opinion about the real anthem of their hometown. It’s pretty hard to deny that Nas defined the New York rap experience. It was hard picking between this and Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind” but Nas did it earlier, so it has more of the nostalgic feel to it.

California Love – Tupac ft. Dr Dre and Roger Troutman  Even though I rep New York City, I didn’t forget about the West Side Hoyas. It might be because I’m ignorant, but I think this song matches the criteria of “hometown anthem” the best for those of you flying out West for the break. If you’re not into Tupac (what? You don’t like Tupac?) you can substitute this out for the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s “Dani California” but I would advise against it.

Grew Up Fast – J. Cole Regardless of where you call home, I think all will agree that there’s some aspect of our childhood or hometown that we miss. Let J. Cole rep for your crew: “Can’t fit nothing in her pockets, she got too much ass/Like, god damn, well if you must ask,/We from the school of hard knocks, but your crew cut class.”

All The Small Things – Blink 182 Some may say that this song is soft compared to the previous ones, but punk rock was big when we were young. Even if you didn’t like this genre of music, this tune is catchy, and you probably know the lyrics from hearing it so often when you were younger. This is a real throwback, so enjoy.

Fat Lip – Sum 41 You can tell that this is in the same genre and era as the previous song because the band names of the time were done like Mad Libs: (Random Word) (Random Number). But if you weren’t jamming and feeling like a rebel to “Fat Lip” when you were younger, you were missing out.

Hey Ya! – Outkast As long as we’re keeping it throwback and nostalgic, we can up the intensity level a little. I haven’t met a single person who a) doesn’t like this song and b) didn’t jam out to it as a kid.

Kids – Chiddy Bang  The MGMT original is a great song in its own right, but the lyrics to this tune describes us well when we were younger: “Hey yo I once was a kid all I had was a dream/mo money mo problems, when I get it Imma pile it up/Now I’m dope, wonderbread we can toast/So fresh how we glow, everybody get their style from us” — we’ll love it when we see our old friends and family again, but we doing big things here in D.C.

Beautiful Girl – Sean Kingston Going back home means going back to your high school romance. Nothing’s quite like teenage puppy love so reminisce about the good times and bad with Sean Kingstong.

Jump Around – House of Pain You’re at the end of the playlist – are you home yet? If you are, get hype with this song. If you’re not, hit replay. You know you want to.

 

 

Best Bets: And the Turkey Looms

The lyrics to the song “Home” by Edward Shape and the Magnetic Zeros have a particularly nice ring to them these days. Finally, only one weekend separates us from that long sought after day of inhaling mashed potatoes and stuffing. We have only to endure a few more essays before packing up our bags with a dream and a cardigan and heading back home. This weekend, there are various events we should keep our eyes out for that will make time fly faster and begin prepping us for the holiday seasons.

Thursday: Honor our Veterans

>Thursday, November 15 | 3:30-4:30. Copley Lawn. Come honor our veterans, some of whom may be our friends here at Georgetown. For those of you who are new to the area, come witness a patriotic and emotional event for many who have dedicated their lives to the betterment of your future

Friday: A Civil War Christmas, Dance Company Performance

>Friday, November 16 | 6pm-8pm Gonda. Theater Come watch The Nomadic Theater’s musical inspiration, A Civil War Christmas. Get into the season a little early with a story that begins on the Eve of Christmas in 1864, in the midst of a country teeming with war.

>Friday, November 16 | 8pm Walsh Building; Black Box Theater. Georgetown University Dance Company. Come wiggle along in those dancing shoes that have been pent up in your closet.

Saturday: A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration, 8pm.

Sunday: Graduate School Turkey Bowl; Civil War Christmas at 2 pm.

>Sunday, November 18 | 4:30pm-8pm Kehoe Field. Come get down and dirty and watch the first year grad students take on the second year grad students at Kehoe field. The game is followed by a traditional Thanksgiving meal and all proceeds go towards Habitat for Humanity. Tickets are $10.

Autumn on the Hilltop

Congrats Hoyas — you’re on one of the best campuses to be on this autumn. According to thebestcolleges.org, Georgetown is sixth in the nation for best autumn campuses. As it says on the website, we should consider ourselves lucky with our “…picturesque New England trees and cool, crisp air.”

Although it may not feel like it with Hurricane Sandy knocking down some our gorgeous New England trees, the neighborhood is looking a lot better with the decorations out in force. We’ve got a distinct flavor in the neighborhood; walks around campus and the surrounding area are better than usual.

Georgetown is also highly ranked because of our Halloween traditions. As most students know, The Exorcist is a horror movie near and dear to the Hoya heart. The annual screening of the film in Gaston Hall is followed by the “Healy Howl.” Students go to the cemetery by Healy Hall and let out their best howl. (This is post is from a while ago, but this tradition also places Georgetown on the list of “10 Strange College Traditions“)

If you don’t feel too appreciative of how nice the area is looking, don’t worry. There’s plenty of time and the colors on the trees are just showing up now. The days where you can sit down on a nice green lawn and nap are numbered; enjoy your campus Hoyas.

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Music to Get You Through Sandy

Happy Hurricane Party from thehoya on 8tracks Radio.

Depending on whether you live in a leaky dorm or a cozy apartment, your hurricane is either awful or awesome. You’re either using trash cans to keep water out from your room or watching Jim Cantore get inundated by the storm surge in NYC. Regardless, you could definitely use these Hurricane Sandy-related songs to get you through the night

Hurricane — MS MR This beautiful song will lull you into a peaceful sleep and you’ll definitely be no longer worried about the wind and rain outside.

Hurricane Drunk — Florence + The Machine Maybe this will be some of you tonight. Stay safe!!!

Butterflies and Hurricanes — Muse One of the biggest reasons why I’m currently enjoying the hurricane is that it made me rediscover this song.

Rainy Monday — Shiny Toy Guns What a rainy Monday this has been. I don’t think it’s stopped raining all day.

Sand Castles Black x Blue — Theophilus London Get it? Sand for Sandy? OK, maybe not, but this song is really a great song.

Cyclone — Baby Bash Sandy’s moving her body like a cyclone. (I got this joke from Hurricane Sandy’s twitter account.)

Hurricane — The Hush Sound Another awesomely chill song about hurricanes. Which is weird, because hurricanes aren’t really that chill.

Sandy — John Travolta from Grease Haha. I’m funny.

Sunday Night Wrapup: Winners All Around

This weekend was filled with many victorious individuals. Triumphs ranged from basketball games to lucky lottery tickets. 4E has the details on these events for you:

  • It’s been an eventful weekend in New Orleans for men’s basketball fans. The NCAA tournament comes to and end tomorrow night when Kansas will take on Kentucky in the final. Saturday’s Final Four games were close and exciting up until the final buzzer. Kentucky managed to edge out Big East team Louisville with a score of 69-61, and Ohio State kept the game uncomfortably close up until the end, but ended up losing to Kansas 64-62. While we all wish Georgetown could be playing tomorrow night, tomorrow’s final matchup is sure to be entertaining.
  • There was a world record-breaking $640 million Mega Millions jackpot this past week, and three winning tickets were sold! A lucky customer bought a ticket Friday evening from a 7-Eleven store located in Baltimore that turned out to be one of those three tickets. He with two other winners will split this enormous sum of money. The Baltimore store will receive a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket, and is now thought by many to be a lucky store.  Fortunately, for all you Hoyas, Baltimore is close, so make the trip and buy some lottery tickets.
  • The beloved Georgetown psychology professor, Steven Sabat, was awarded and recognized at the 6th Annual Georgetown College Honors this past Friday evening. Each year, current students nominate professors that they feel are influential, memorable, and among the best at Georgetown. This year Professor Sabat received the most votes, so was surrounded by faculty and students at this reception where he spoke briefly of his positive experience at Georgetown.
  • Better find a friend with an HBO subscription – the much-hyped second season of Game of Thrones premieres tonight at 9 p.m. Who cares about homework? Winter (and war) is coming in Westeros tonight.
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Friday Fixat10ns: The Wiz

Young, Wild and Free (or $25 at the door) from thehoya on 8tracks.

Are you excited for tonight’s Spring Concert? This week’s Fixat10ns was designed to get you ready for the show, so brush up on your Wiz Khalifa (and hope that he doesn’t forget the words to his own songs like Lupe did).

Black & Yellow – Wiz Khalifa Wiz Khalifa’s love song to his hometown of Pittsburg, PA, which is now stuck in your head.

Mean Planes & Taylor Gangs – Wiz Khalifa & Taylor Swift This remains one of my favorite mashups.

The Thrill – Wiz Khalifa Great for cruising around with the windows down.

United States of Pop 2011 (World Go Boom) – DJ Earworm DJ Earworm is probably best known for his annual mashup of the Billboard top 25, this was his most recent release (it’s a little Katy Perry heavy, but that’s not his fault)

No More Gas – DJ Earworm But in case you wondered what some of his other stuff sounded like, here’s one of his mashups from a few years ago.

Roll Up – Wiz Khalifa I like this song, but mostly I’m just impressed that he has a song with this title that isn’t about weed.

Young, Wild and Free – Snoop Dog and Wiz Khalifa 

Can You Feel It – Sublime with Rome feat. Wiz Khalifa The new version of Sublime, with Rome Ramirez in place of Bradley Nowell (R.I.P.) collaborated with Wiz on this song last year.

Tearin’ Up My Heart – N Sync This one might seem like a bit of a non-sequitur, but as Georgetown Cabaret will be the opening act, it seemed fitting.