House of Cards: Take 3

House of Cards

Due to our proximity to the White House and abundance of “politically inclined” students, it is no wonder that House of Cards is one of the most popular shows on everyone’s Netflix.

If you are an avid reader of 4E, which obviously you all should be, you would know that we are obsessed with Frank Underwood and everything he does. That is why when the newest season’s trailer come out yesterday during the Golden Globes, we could hardly control our #emotions.

First things first, the drama. It is completely and totally unreal. Power stance anyone?

 

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The romance. They are undeniably the most powerful couple in America.

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The mentorship possibilities. Claire is a force to be reckoned with. Werk that pantsuit.

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The iconic-ness. *Makes the picture the background on her computer*

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Check out the trailer now, before you are too behind to be considered a real person. It WILL be the best 45 seconds of your week.

OH, and make sure you don’t miss out on Feb. 27 when this glory finally becomes available on our favorite binge-watching site. Because after all, What Would Frank Underwood Do?

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4E’s Georgetown Classes Wish List

Class Wishlist

In honor of pre-registration opening up this week, here are a few classes that would be awesome to add to the Hilltop. Take note, John Q. Pierce!

Sociology: The Development of and Societal Influence of the Basic Betch 

Description: Have you ever wondered about the development of this basic species? This course will teach you all you need to know about their pseudo-fascinating lifestyle and increasing influence on society. The course will include a mandatory field trip to Starbucks, the Ugg boot challenge (in which students will be given a pair of said shoes to wear for a week straight) and a final project on the art of dressing for Coachella.

Recommended course materials: Seasons one through five of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” “1989” by Taylor Swift, a one-month membership to Soul Cycle and white wine (because after this class, you’ll probably need it)

History: The Historical Outlook of Game of Thrones

Description: Are you an avid Game of Thrones enthusiast or, if you’re not, have you always wondered what all the hype is about? Through this course, you will not only have seen every episode of this fantastic series, but you will also learn the historical background of each kingdom. There will be no more confusion about the origin of the White Walker or the background of the Targaryens and their long rule of the seven kingdoms. By the end of this course, you will know the creed of the Night’s Watch by heart and every lineage of each family. Lastly, this course will teach you how actual historical events are integrated into the plotline of this world.

Recommended course materials: HBO subscription, sweats and snacks

Government: Inside the Mind of Frank Underwood

Description: Frank Underwood is one badass that no one wants to mess with. How is he so successful, classy and relentless all at the same time? This course will explore the motives and mind behind this political social climber. By the end of this course, you will be able to manipulate anyone into giving you what you want and screw over close people in your life without mercy. At the end of this course, there will be a mandatory field trip to Freddy’s BBQ joint.

Recommended course materials: a stone-cold fox of a spouse and a lack of morals

Chemistry: Mixology 101: The Art of the Cocktail

Description: Are you a senior freaking out about finding a higher paying job, but you realized you picked a major that provides no future career? Then this is a course for you. This course will teach you all the skill sets for becoming the best bartender — I mean, mixologist–out there. You will know how to make any and every drink known to man. Seniors only.

Recommended course materials: none, because let’s face it, you should probably start saving your money now

Marketing: How Chipotle Became So Popular: An Overview of a Successful Business Model

Description: Haven’t you ever wished that you could have been the genius to think of Chipotle? It’s fast, it’s amazing, it’s always filling and it’s really one of the very few satisfying meals one can get for under $10 in D.C. For all you entrepreneurs out there trying to come up with the next best thing, this is the course for you. This course will include several trips to Chipotle (all expenses paid) and an end-of-the-course phone interview with the chain’s founder himself, Steve Ells. You’ll learn everything to know about creating a financially sound business venture.

Recommended course materials: an empty stomach, burrito cravings and toilet paper — lots of toilet paper

 

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Make Tinder Fun

twinder graphicHas Tinder become boring for you? It certainly has for us at the Fourth Edition. In our fast-paced blogging world we get tired of apps really quickly. Luckily, one brave soul named Samer Kalaf from theconcourse.deadspin.com recently pioneered a new approach to the dating app. In a risky and possibly reputation-demolishing move, the groundbreaking journalist decided to communicate with his dating prospects solely through Jaden Smith’s tweets (@officialjaden). Kalaf was looking for the perfect woman, a woman who would appreciate the complexity and intellectual depth of Jaden Smith’s sage tweets.

Tweets like this:

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The results are glorious. 

The Fourth Edition, as usual, would like to suggest that you try this at home. Here are some of the characters, celebrities and movies you should attempt to impersonate via Tinder and some quotes that are particularly apropos:

Spongebob

  • “I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready ready ready.”
  • “I wumbo, she wumbo, he-she-me wumbo. Wumboing, wumbology, the study of wumbo!”
  • “I’m ugly and I’m proud!”
  • “I don’t need it, I don’t need it!”
  • “I’m no weenie!”
  • “Be true to yourself, don’t miss your chance and you won’t end up like a fool who ripped his pants!”

Frank Underwood

  • “Finish your thought.”
  • “I love that woman. I love her more than sharks love blood.”
  • “As we used to say in Gaffney, never slap a man while he’s chewing tobacco.”
  • “I’ve always loathed the necessity of sleep. Like death, it puts even the most powerful men on their backs.”
  • “Proximity to power deludes some into thinking they wield it.”

Amanda Bynes

  • “My lawyer is getting my case dropped! There was no proof of sexual harassment or drugs. Instead of me asking for the cop to be arrested for sexual harassment, I want my case dropped as well.”
  • “I only smoke tobacco I don’t drink or do drugs. I’ve never had a bong in my life!”
  • “I need Nicki Minaj’s wig person stat!”

Bridesmaids

  • “Carroll! Get your s— together, Carroll!”
  • “Oh you live in Milwaukee? I’m sorry.”
  • “It’s called civil rights. This is the ’90s.”
  • “You are more beautiful than Cinderella! You smell like pine needles, and have a face like sunshine!”

Any quality quotes we’ve missed? Share your most inspired ideas with us in the comments section below!

5 Reasons Georgetown Students Are Frank Underwood

Frank Underwood 1It’s been two weeks since the second season premiere of “House of Cards” and Hoyas all around campus are finally starting to leave their dorm rooms (read: dark caves) and rejoin society. Since the premiere, it’s been hard to walk around campus without hearing, “Ugh, you’re only on episode 4? I skipped class and now I’m on episode 10.” While conversations of binge-watching and plot twists have filled Leo’s and Lau, there has been one topic that hasn’t been given much attention. After watching Season 2, it has become clear to me that Georgetown students are really Frank Underwood. Here’s how I can tell:

1. You and many of your friends have worked on Capitol Hill. From serving your local Congressman to interning for one of D.C.’s many NGOs, you know the Hill like the back of your hand. If it weren’t for the work you do, would the government be able to function? I don’t think so.

2. You do what it takes to get the job done. For Frank Underwood, that means doing a few questionable acts (cue horrible flashbacks to Season 2, Episode 1), but for you it means watching the sunrise in Regents after you just finished studying for one of your many midterms.

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3. The D.C. food scene is a subject that you know WAY too well. A huge part of Season 2 focuses on the number one love in Frank’s life: power Freddy’s. There’s nothing Frank Underwood likes more than having lunch at his favorite underground rib joint. And there’s nothing you like more than finding the new cool place for brunch or that hole-in-the-wall restaurant that no one else knows about.

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4. You know how to get to the top of your on-campus commitments. It’s well known that Georgetown students are quite involved and pride themselves on their extracurriculars. Whether on a club sports team or in one of Georgetown’s many student activities, you do what you can to ensure future leadership positions. Just as Frank Underwood is gunning to become the president, you’re working hard to add that coveted leadership position to your resume.

5. Throughout the first two seasons, Frank Underwood often refers to Dupont when talking about where characters live or where he goes to get a drink. That’s basically Georgetown, am I right? Plus, you get your haircut in Dupont or you head there on the weekends to live it up with the yo-pros (‘young professionals’ for the abbreviationally challenged). You might have even run into Frank Underwood and not even known it!

Let’s just call it like it is: You are Frank Underwood. From your stunning work ethic to your knowledge of all things D.C., you may as well be on “House of Cards.” And if you can’t be on the show, you might as well just binge watch it like the rest of us. Seriously, if you haven’t started yet, get on it.

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What to Do Feb. 14, As Told by Frank Underwood

house_of_cards2So, what’s happening Feb. 14? If you answered Valentine’s Day, you would be WRONG. The correct answer is: the season two premiere of “House of Cards!” If you’ve been planning that romantic date with someone special, think again. The only thing you should be doing next Friday is taking all those Valentine’s Day treats, snuggling in your bed and getting ready for an epic TV marathon. Still not convinced? Perhaps our friend Frank Underwood can be more persuasive. (And believe me, Frank Underwood can definitely be persuasive.)

If you don’t watch the new season, everyone else will know what happened and you’ll be “in the dark.”

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Frank Underwood might also take your failure to watch as a personal betrayal, and that would not be good.

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Valentine’s Day is too predictable anyway; make a bold choice instead.

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Don’t think you can watch a full season in one day? You’ve just got to power through.

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Watching 10-plus hours of Netflix in a row is hard; you’ve just got to be a rock. Besides, do you know how many calories the brain burns? Frank Underwood does. Who needs the gym when you have the ability to focus all your brainpower into complicated plot twists, murderous congressmen and ruthless journalists?

That’s right, I’m telling you to blow off your significant other for a night of drama and intrigue, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and your comfiest pajamas.

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Okay, so maybe don’t lie to your significant other. But, even if you do, it will all be worth it. Cancel those reservations, put on your slippers, grab your laptop and get ready for Frank’s scandalous bid for the White House.

It’s Back…

House of CardsAttention Netflix junkies, Kevin Spacey addicts, political fiends, Georgetown students and all combinations of the aforementioned categories: House of Cards is back … on Feb. 14.

The Netflix political drama will make its anticipated return on none other than Valentine’s Day. (Nothing says “I love you” more than sleazy wheeling and dealing from our favorite majority whip, am I right?)

Though the series is months away, you can still watch this delicious promo video of Robin Wright in the meantime:

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