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4 Weekend planner 4 The Girl, the gay and the cynic 5 Music and Movies 6 iphone: Compare and Contrast 7 Greek row 8 Cover: Premieres are here 10 q&a: What Are you looking forward to? 11 Bar Ratings 12 Away Game Meals 13 Watch Party MusT-haves 14 Groovefest 15 Hit the spot?
We know that school is picking up and you have tests, quizzes, papers and more to worry about, but don’t forget to take some time for yourself. Everyone has a guilty pleasure show, so sit down with your guilty pleasure snack and take some time to relax. You can study in an hour. (If your favorite show is only 30 minutes, watch it twice. You deserve an hour of bliss.) If you aren’t the alonetime type, then start planning a watch party (pg. 13). There
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will be numerous shows airing and an away football game, so you could throw more than one if you’re feeling like an overachiever. Just make sure to provide some snacks (pg. 12). It’s time to hang out and let loose, you guys, even if it’s just tegan burkhard for a little while. Laugh until @chicadelamusica you cry, because you won’t be laughing at that econ test next Monday. Study hard, but play just a little harder this weekend.
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My significant other hates my taste in TV shows. How can I show them these shows are brilliant? There is really nothing you can do. Some people just find different things funny or entertaining. This is why Hulu was invented, so you can put in headphones and watch your silly shows all on your own. Also, there is nothing wrong with watching your TV shows by yourself. It’s college, and you don’t have to do everything with your significant other. Alone time is a glorious, wonderful, magical thing. If you are dead set on watching something together, pick a show that isn’t too much of anyhting. A middleof-the-road show, if you will. “Grey’s Anatomy” is too emotional. “Criminal Minds” is too scary. Think along the lines of “Modern Family.” It is only 30 minutes long, so if this experiment goes terribly wrong, it won’t take over your evening. Plus, Modern Family has girls, gays and cynics. What’s not to love?
My significant other hates my taste in TV shows. How can I show them these shows are brilliant? Unless you are watching “Ally McBeal” or “Duck Dynasty,” no one should be judging your taste in TV. I mean, one of the highest rated shows on television right now is about a zombie apocalypse. Zombies. Really? How original. If you want to get him or her into your favorite tube sensation, involve food. Maybe some cuddling. Basically, trick them into being on the couch at the same time your show comes on. Hold ‘em really tight, butter up that popcorn and turn up the volume. (It will hopefully drown out his or her protests.) Let’s hope you aren’t trying to make them watch “Downton Abbey.” Love Dame Maggie Smith, but that’ll certainly extinguish the flame during your hot TV date.
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what: Festival De La Cultura when: 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27 where: South Oval
It is Hispanic Heritage month, which means free tamales on the South Oval. Plus, you can learn about some of the different regions in Latin America. what: Comedy Fight Night when: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 where: Meacham Auditorium
There are some funny people at OU, and now you get to laugh at them… with them, definitely with them.
what: Football watch party when: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 where: Meacham Auditorium
The Sooners will be taking on Notre Dame, so cheer loud enough that you disrupt those kids studying in Beaird Lounge. what: Manhattan SHort Film Festival when: Sept. 27-29 where: OKC Museum of art
The shows run multiple times a day, so check out the OKCMOA website to find the best time for you to go.
what: Groovefest when: noon Sunday, Sept. 29 where: Andrew’s park
Get groovy with a plethora of bands and interesting people. Groovefest welcomes all types to enjoy local music and support human rights (pg. 14).
My anniversary is coming up, and I have no idea why it’s such a big deal. What am I supposed to do? There is always one person in the relationship who thinks anniversaries are a big deal. They plan and have expectations. If those expectations aren’t met, then you are going to have hell to pay. It is going to get ugly if you fail. Worse than when you ugly-cried after bombing that biology test. So here’s the plan. Take a minute to look back on the year. There has to be something that meant a lot to both of you. If not, you guys are sup-ah boring. Turn that plan into a gift. It shows that you put some thought into it and that will most likely matter. If not, order an edible arrangment. These are ugly as sin, but at least when you fail they can eat away their disappointment.
My anniversary is coming up, and I have no idea why it’s such a big deal. What am I supposed to do? Is this a real anniversary or are you two celebrating the first time you held hands? If you answered the former, get excited. The person you’ve been dating has decided that you’re not too psychotic for a relationship, and has declared you their significant other. Trust me, this is a huge milestone for some of you out there. So, put on a happy face and buy a bottle of champagne (the good stuff, tightwad) becasue tonight’s the night you are going to celebrate. Maybe you’ll have another anniversary to celebrate... If all else fails, Christie’s Toy Box on Lindsey Street can surely give you a few ideas on how to celebrate. Scroll down to your Madonna playlist and start the party.
My significant other hates my taste in TV shows. How can I show them these shows are brilliant? Your taste in television probably does suck. There isn’t a single show on the air that is worth watching. They just don’t make them like “M*A*S*H” anymore. Seriously, though, no one wants to sit on the couch with you while you blubber on about how McDreamy hates McSteamy and the red-headed doctor is to blame. It’s terrible television. Take your silly soap operas elsewhere. If your snotty tissues aren’t gross enough, your ugly cry is. No one should be around to experience that disaster, especially the person who wants to get lucky after they endure an hour of a sickening romance. My anniversary is coming up, and I have no idea why it’s such a big deal. What am I supposed to do? Oh, lord. Anniversaries are like cupcakes. The first few are tasty, but after that, they make you feel sick. Plan a tutoring session or a trip home for the weekend. Her expectations are too high, and you won’t meet them anyway. Duck out early before you have to deal with the waterworks. If you are willing to make an attempt, you should be ready to shell out some cash and maybe invest in a cup. The ladies don’t want something from WalMart. Walt Disney told them to expect a horse drawn carriage and a man who looks nothing like you. So good luck, sir. I wish you the best in your attempts. I’ll be at the bar to buy you a shot when it all blows up.
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In between all the TV you will be watching, don’t forget to make some time for the new movies and music that are headed your way.
“Don Jon” “Don Jon” is a story about two people with unrealistic expectations of what realtionships should be like. Jon, played by Joseph GordonLevitt, is an avid porn watcher, who develops a few impractical ideas about relationships. On the other hand, Scarlett Johansson plays Barbara, who loves romantic movies and one day expects to find a love that Hollywood would be jealous of. Despite what he has watched on his computer, Jon tries to re-adjust his views before he loses the girl he thinks could be the one. Written and directed by Gordon-Levitt, this movie is guaranteed to get a few laughs. Plus, it’s based in New Jersey, so the actors’ accents are hilarious. In theaters tomorrow
“Runner Runner” Looking for a actionpacked, suspensful movie? Well, “Runner Runner” is exactly what you have been waiting for. With acting by Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake and directed by Leonardo DiCaprio, this movie is full of heart throbs and twisting plot lines. Timberlake plays Richie, an ivy-league student, who pays for school with his gambling winnings. When he thinks he’s been cheated, Richie goes to Costa Rica to confront the man behind the operation. Richie quickly becomes a part of the group, blinded by wealth and power, but a few orders from the boss make him reconsider his postion. In theaters Oct. 4
Music Kings of Leon, “Mechanical Bull” It’s the band’s sixth album in 10 years. That’s right — the band has been around for 10 years, which makes me feel really old. There were rumors that the band was done forever when they canceled part of its last tour, but all those nay-sayers have been proven wrong. The band hasn’t distanced itself from the sound that hooked fans in the first place. Don’t expect something new, because it definitely didn’t reinvent the wheel with this one. Don’t get me wrong — the album is still worth listening to, especially if you were already a fan. Listen for the more soulful tunes like “Wait for Me.” Available Now
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what: The Lumineers when: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 where: OKC Downtown Airpark
Ho. Hey. Tickets are $35 for general admission, but they are going fast, so you better hurry up.
what: Band Concert when: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 where: Sharp Concert Hall
There will be two hours the wind symphony for you to enjoy.
what: SOCCER vs. OSU when: 7 p.m. Friday Oct. 4 where: john crain field
It’s bedlam on the soccer field. Believe us, no one looks good in that shade of orange.
what: ROWING when: 7 a.m. oct. 5-6 where: Exchange boathouse
The Big 12 champions are here. Go check out this fastpaced sport. what: The violin when: 4 p.m. Sunday, 0ct. 6 where: Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium
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On Sept. 10, Apple Inc. revealed its newest iPhones: the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c. While the iPhone 5s is the expected upgrade to the smartphone line, the iPhone 5c will replace the iPhone 5 on shelves as the $99 model.
This time around, Apple made their iPhones slick and bright. The hard-coated polycarbonate – or plastic, as us peasants call it — is reinforced with a layer of steel. The iPhone 5c will come in a vibrant green, blue, yellow, pink and white. As the classier, more expensive model, the iPhone 5s is built with the standard iPhone aluminum and will come in gold, silver and space gray.
With the iPhone 5s, Apple is debuting its 64-bit A7 chip and M7 motion coprocessor. According to Apple, the A7 provides for a twice-as-fast CPU and better graphics than the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5c will stick with iPhone 5’s A6 chip. However, both iPhones will have an increased battery life from the iPhone 5’s eight hours of 3G talk time and 225 hours of standby time. Each new iPhone will have 10 hours of 3G talk time and up to 250 hours of standby time.
Both the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c have the exact same display as their Special Features predecessor, the iPhone 5. Each has the four-inch Retina Display, 1136x640 pixels at 326 ppi. Though the screen itself hasn’t changed, it’s what’s under the Both phones will launch with iOS 7 pre-downloaded, and that’s where the specialties stop for the iPhone 5c. The iPhone 5s, however, includes 120 hood that makes the difference. fps slow motion video capture and a ﬁngerprint sensor for security. The ﬁngerprint sensor is located on the redesigned home button and can be used Camera to unlock the phone and make purchases from the App Store and iTunes. Perhaps one of the most improved components of the iPhone 5s is its camera. This smartphone boasts an eight megapixel, f2.2 aperture camera – Price no improvement on the megapixels, but the better lens allows the camera to The iPhone 5s is $199 for 16gb, $299 for 32gb and $399 for 64gb with a capture more light. It also features a burst mode and True Tone Flash, which two-year contract. For those on a budget—e.g., most college students—the will attempt to make the colors in a photo more accurate through the white iPhone 5c might be the better option. It is priced at $99 for 16gb and $199 and amber light of the iPhone’s dual LEDs. Photos can also be taken while for 32gb with a two-year contract. Getting either of these iPhones without a recording video. The iPhone 5c shares the same eight megapixel iPhone 5 contract will cost upward of $500 for the iPhone 5c and upward of $600 for camera, but, like the iPhone 5s, it will have 3x zoom and will be able to take the iPhone 5s. photos while recording video. The front-facing camera will be the 720p HD “FaceTime” camera for both iPhones.
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If you haven’t realized it yet, the airing of highly anticipated television shows has the ability to cause quite a bit of pandemonium inside a greek house. Everyone in the house is anticipating the start of every show they decided to start this summer on Netflix. Shows such as “Scandal,” “The Walking Dead,” “The Voice” and any big sports game tend to draw large crowds into the TV lounges of these houses, which creates war zones of people doing anything they can to find a comfortable place to sit.
e recommend steering clear of the televisions in-house if you prefer to watch your favorite program in private … or in peace. However, if you’d rather watch which judge the contestant will pick on this season’s “The Voice” packed in front of the screen with your out-spoken sisters (or brothers, we suppose), then you must learn how to properly stake out prime real estate in your chapter’s TV lounge or living room. We can only speak from our own experiences from living in a sorority house, but we’re sure this skill can become helpful anywhere there is a TV event, which involves many people cramming around a television (e.g., the Super Bowl). To avoid a stampede, it’s best to be early. It’s typical for someone to begin dubbing the lounge “Scandal” room at the beginning of the show that runs before the “Scandal” logo graces the screen. So, it might be best to bring your homework to the couch an hour, maybe two, in advance
to score yourself prime sitting space on the loveseat as opposed to trying to pretend to be comfortable while sitting on the floor. If you don’t have time to waste a few hours of your life watching mindless television simply to keep your spot on the couch, the best thing to do is text a friend and ask them to save you a spot. Make sure this friend knows how to be cut-throat, because they’ll need to fight off a few stragglers who will most definitely try to squeeze their way into your saved area. Don’t pick someone who can be easily distracted. This is war. Keep in mind, times like these usually end up in a test to see how many bodies can fit on one couch. It is not uncommon to see people packed like sardines onto the four or five cushions ... and don’t forget the armrests! Maybe you should just invest in a floor pillow. Quite possibly the most important thing is to know which room is watching which show! There is nothing more frustrating than expecting to watch some zombies kill people in “The Walking Dead” and “Pretty Little Liars” gets turned on instead. So pay attention, plan ahead and bring food. Let’s be honest: popcorn and/or ice cream make watching any TV show so much more enjoyable.
To avoid a stampede, it’s best to be early.
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“Revenge” will be getting a new showrunner/ head writer this season after a critically panned second season. I wish it had a more descriptive name, because I’m getting it confused with the other dire one-word shows that ABC has aired like “Scandal” and “Betrayal.” It’s mostly just fun to yell these TV titles while shaking your fists at the heavens.
Parks and Recreation 7:00 Tonight on NBC Season six
One of the defining features of this show that has helped make it a huge comic success is that all of the characters are overly genuine and take themselves way too seriously. The central focus of the show, Amy Poehler’s Leslie Knope, takes her mid-level government job so seriously that it almost hurts, but her heart is also extremely admirable. “Parks and Rec” is full of this mixture of comedy and heart-warming goodness, and each character represents a different outlet for those emotions. Audiences can expect season six to perpetuate this effect as we delve into the lives of our favorite characters. So catch up with Leslie, Ben, Tom, April, Andy and the ever-masculine Ron Swanson tonight on NBC. Audiences can also expect the show to explore Ann and Chris’ relationship before Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe exit the series mid-season.
Once Upon a Time 7:00 sunday on ABC Season three
This season, comedian and actress Rebel Wilson, of “Pitch Perfect” and “Bridesmaids,” hits the small screen with her very own comedy. The show focuses on awkward Kimmie, played by Wilson, as she and her nerdy friends decide to have crazy Friday nights instead of being awkward and staying inside and doing awkward activities by their awkward selves. Based on the trailer, the show will be infused with Wilson’s comedic style, which consists of her doing and saying things that just aren’t appropriate for whatever situation she may encounter. I don’t expect this show to drift too far from the tone she set in the previously mentioned films. If you like Wilson, give “Super Fun Night” a go and hope that it is appealing as its title.
The show’s third season is to focus on the main characters traveling to Neverland from Storybrooke to rescue Henry Mills. The series will feature crossover episodes connecting with the spin-off “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.” New characters appearing this season include Ariel, Tinker Bell and Peter Pan. Just assume any and all characters from classic Disney films will eventually find their way into this show.
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Breaking Bad 8:00 sunday on AMC Series finale
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Get your Hulu queues ready, set your DVRs and make a detailed schedule, because your favorite shows are coming back on the air. It has been a long time since we’ve been able to jump into someone else’s storyline. Believe us, you won’t want to miss a minute of these premieres. Get that couch cushion ready!
The Michael J. Fox Show 8:00 Tonight on NBC Season one
Relatively true to life, this show revolves around Mike Henry, a news anchor diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, giving up his career to focus on his health and his family. Five years later, Mike decides to get back to work and struggles between family and career. A little on the nose, but I think autobiographical sitcoms are a genre unexplored up until this point.
Modern Family 8:00 wednesday on aBC Season five
“Modern Family” kicked off its fifth season yesterday with another hilarious and character-driven episode, but this time, it was an hour long! This comedic sitcom hit the small screen back in 2009 and has received incredibly positive reviews, likely because of its clever writing and mockumentary-styled format, which has become a standard in recent years because of comedies like “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation.” “Modern Family” is also similar to the previously mentioned shows because of its ensemble cast. Creators of the show say that this season will feature a story arc that focuses on the legalization of gay marriage in California. Be sure to delve into this comedy that incorporates relevant issues and concerns for the “unconventional” family on ABC. If you missed it last night, get to the nearest computer, because it is definitely worth putting off your homework for.
We understand all the excitement you have for your favorite shows, but then you realize that the final episode of “Breaking Bad” airs this week at 8 p.m. on AMC, and you have to spend all weekend getting ready to emotionally come to terms with the finale. Stock up on tissues, alcohol and preferably an adorable, small animal to pet while whispering “it’ll all be OK.” Take comfort in the fact that everyone else watching the finale will understand your pain. This series will be remembered like “The Sopranos” as the TV show that changed everything.
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Nothing beats watching the Sooners win on Owen Field. However, we also understand that you can’t miss out watching the game just because it is in another state. Even if there’s nothing happening at the stadium, you have to cheer for the Sooners somewhere. Here are some of the best places for you to visit to watch the game. Patrick Mcsweeney | words Evin Morrison i photo
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Throughout the country, people flock to Buffalo Wild Wings to get their fix of sport and wings. For OU students, our wish has finally come true: We no longer have to travel to Moore for this experience. The newly established BWW on Classen, by Highway 9, is the perfect place to catch OU playing. Nothing speaks football quite like wings and beer, and this is what made BWW famous. With lots of TVs, you can remain updated on all the games going on, and it is big enough to bring a large group.
O’Connell’s lies in the heart of Campus Corner, so this is a place that is able to borrow some of the tailgating atmosphere to keep things spirited. The beer is cheap, and you will likely be able to find a seat that has a great view of a TV. The way O’Connell’s is set up also allows for a fair amount of privacy, as certain areas are sectioned off. This is great if you want to watch the game and still carry on a good conversation. Meet your friends here, grab a booth, order an appetizer and get ready for an afternoon of football.
The only thing that might give hot wings a run for their money for best football watching food is pizza. Especially a pie from New York Pizza on Campus Corner. They know how to make a great slice. There are many TVs throughout the place, so you will be able to watch multiple games at once while you eat pizza, drink beer and watch all of the big games. Is there a more enjoyable sounding situation than that? Plus, the great location allows you to go buy a new T-shirt when you get pizza sauce on the one you’re wearing.
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Bj’s Restaurant & Brewhouse 330 Ed Noble Pkwy. (405) 360-4400 This one is a little far from campus, but if you are brave enough to venture into gameday traffic, then it is definitely worth it. BJ’s has some of the nicest food in town and the “pizookie” is maybe the best dessert on the planet. However, what makes BJ’s the ultimate game-viewing site is its giant screen. This screen allows you to imagine that you are at the game and watching on the jumbotron. Once you are in the zone, search through what seems to be hundreds of items on the menu and find the perfect meal for your viewing experience.
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Penny Hill Deli & Subs 1424 w. Lindsey (405) 217-8339 I wanted to include a location that you may not originally think of when you are looking for a place to watch a game. Penny Hill, located right next McAlister’s, has sandwiches that rival any other deli and sub restaurant in town. It also has a set up that is ideal for watching sports. Each booth gets its own TV with sound control so you are able to explore, or just watch one of the bigger screens with everyone else in the restaurant. It isn’t an ideal place for a large group, but if there are just four or five of you, check it out.
Gameday Grub kate McPherson | words I’m pretty sure it’s the first commandment of away games: Thou shalt not park thyself in front of the TV without a ton of food. Whether you’re hosting a watch party or your girlfriend finally guilted you into bringing something a little more advanced than Natty Light, figure out what kind of tailgater you are to find the perfect recipe. Crab Dip
If you would never consider attending a movie theater other than the Warren, you’re a fancy football fan. Try this magical crab dip (no really, it’s called “Magical Crab Dip” in my recipe box). 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 lb. crabmeat (canned is fine) 4 tablespoons mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
Two 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, softened One 8 ounce container of sour cream 1 teaspoon garlic powder
If you camped out at the Sprouts grand opening last year, you’re a granola football fan. Check out this vegan black bean hummus (recipe from Chef-In-Training).
Mix all ingredients but the shredded cheese together. Place in baking dish and top with the shredded cheese. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt
Buffalo Chicken dip If you are the first person in the student section every week—even when we’re playing Tulsa—you’re a classic football fan. Get ready for the game with this old-school buffalo chicken dip (recipe from Allrecipes). 2 cans chunked chicken, drained Two 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, softened 1 cup Ranch dressing 3/4 cup pepper sauce (such as Frank’s Red Hot Sauce) 1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon chili powder 1 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic Combine all ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth. Spread into a flat dish and let rest 10 minutes before garnishing with olive oil and serving.
Armadillo Eggs 1 bunch celery 1 box crackers Heat chicken and hot sauce in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in cream cheese and ranch dressing. Cook, stirring until well blended and warm. Mix in half of the shredded cheese, and transfer the mixture to a slow cooker (or a baking dish in an oven). Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top, cover, and cook on low (or at a low temperature) until hot and bubbly. Serve with celery and crackers.
If you like the State Fair for its chickenfried bacon, you’re a carnivorous football fan. You need these armadillo eggs in your life, stat (recipe from The Homesick Texan). 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon chopped cilantro 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin Salt (to taste) 6 medium-sized jalapenos 2 pounds spicy uncooked sausage, removed from its casing
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a baking sheet. Mix together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic, cilantro and cumin. Add salt as desired. Remove the stems from the jalapenos and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and then cut in half horizontally. Place about a teaspoon of the cheese filling in each jalapeno quarter. Take about 1/3 cup of the sausage and pat it into a circle, placing the stuffed jalapeno in the middle. Form into an egg shape. Place eggs on the sheet about an inch apart, and bake for 15 minutes or until the sausage is cooked.
Tegan Burkhard | words So you think you can just invite people over for a watch party and everything will be OK? Well, hate to evin Morrison i photos break it to you, but there are a few must-haves that you need to prepare for. For instance, what if someone gets hungry or thirsty? You don’t want them raiding the kitchen and eating your dinner. Much less, where is everyone going to sit? Those couches that come in the furnished apartments really aren’t that big. No fear, we are here with a handy checklist to help you prepare for a watch party that your friends won’t forget. Queso Dip: The southern tradition
Please your peers with a classic watch party favorite, queso. The best part is that minimal effort is required with this recipe: 1 16 oz package of Velveeta cheese 1 10 oz can seasoned diced tomatoes 1 lb. ground turkey (skip if you’re too lazy to brown the meat) Brown the turkey in a saucepan. Drain the grease and toss into a crockpot along with the can of tomatoes and Velveeta. Stir and heat on low for 15 minutes. Keep it set on low throughout the party. Serve in bowls or let your friends dive right into the crockpot. Don’t have a crockpot? Heat in a saucepan for five minutes instead. For ultimate laziness, microwave in a large bowl for five minutes.
Bring the booze for double the fun at either type of watch party. Pregame with team- or show-themed cocktails, and have a little fun dreaming up drinking games. Every time your team scores, take a drink. When the leading lady or man seduces yet another character, time for another shot.
Sooneropoly and Trival pursuit Show up your friends and prove that you’re the biggest fan in a competitive round of team/show-centric board games. It’s a great time-killer before the game/ show officially starts and during commercial breaks.
Get into the spirit by dressing festively. For the game, you’d best wear your team’s colors, whether in the form of body paint, clothing or accessories. For a show, channel your favorite character by stealing their style.
Don’t skimp on the snacks Stock up on food, food and more food. You can never have too much food at a watch party. Clear the shelves at Walmart and fill your cart with soft drinks of every variety to appease the diet, Dr Pepper and Sprite fanatics. If you toss in bags of chips, don’t forget to throw in a few jars or tubs of dip. If you plan to invite health-conscious friends to the party, play it cool and grab a tub of hummus and some pita chips, or even a fruit and veggie platter if you’re really trying to impress. Don’t forget the cookies to balance out all that salt. Have leftovers? Let your friends take them home as parting gifts.
Accentuate the floor You can’t really enjoy a watch party without comfortable seating. Decorate the couch with comfortable pillows, and invest in extra collapsible chairs, beanbags or floor pillows so your guests can cheer on their team or favorite characters in comfort.
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Groovefest Hillary McLain | words
Norman’s historic music scene is not without its own reggae roots. In the ‘80s, the style of music was thriving around Campus Corner with several bands playing reggae, Groovefest organizer Aimee Rook said. One such group is headlining the festival, Jahruba and the Broke Brothers, who have been playing locally since that time. All of the artists who will be performing at Groovefest are local musicians coming together to support the cause of human rights and community. There will also be several local artists and vendors with jewelry and tye dye goods. The festival, in partnership with the student chapter of Amnesty International, will also have a speaker from the national chapter among other speakers for the 51st annual event. Community members can bring chairs and blankets out for a night of grooves, tunes and art, while raising awareness for international human rights.
Mays has a beautiful voices and plays the piano wonderfully. Quite lovely and emotional stuff. Mentally prepare yourself to feel feelings before watching.
This group is a trio of female performers in Norman, Rook said. For an intimate and heartfelt show, come check these ladies out.
Paseo Street Walkers
Jahruba and The Broke Brothers
Grovvy jam band. Nice to just chill out and lie on the grass with friends while listening. And they do a few Beatles covers, so check them out for something sweetly familiar.
Pidgin Pidgin is a nine-member strong band from right here in Norman. Describing themselves as afrobeat, fuzz funk and psychedelia, it’ll definitely be an interesting experience.
Michael Todd and the Wild Frontier Band This rock group from Oklahoma City is definitely not one to miss. Good, classic American rock from right here on the prarie.
Reggae group. There’s nothing like live reggae, especially from musicians that have been playing for decades. There’s also a hint of old rock ‘n’ roll in there as well. And you may get to hear a Bob Marley cover or two.
Osage is a nice, upbeat group that’s been together since 2011. From Columbus, Ohio, they’ll definitely bring a light and airy touch of groove to the night.
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photo: Unicycle rider at Groovefest 2012 by Heather Brown for the Oklahoma Daily
Jane Mays Band
pop culture that little gold statue
did it hit the
spot? Each week, we take a look back at the pop culture moments that made us gasp, cry and scream. Here’s how this works: The closer something is to the little green dot on the page, the more we liked it. The farther away, the more it sucked.
Bengals condemn ‘roar’ Fan disapproval of playing Katy Perry’s “Roar” at games stems from the track not being intimidating enough. But we’re not so sure a cartoon tiger is that intimidating of a mascot, either, Bengals fans.
It’s raining food, hallelujah “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” is released Friday. I, for one, can’t wait for all the hilariously cute veggie puns and totes adorbs animation. Plus, it’s loosely based on one of the best children’s books ever.
Words | hillary mclain
Gay in russia?
One great outcome of the Emmys is the outrageous pair of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Their crawling-up-the-stairs bit brought some much-needed humor to the show. Now if only cajoling of Neil Patrick Harris to twerk like Miley had worked.
Elton John announced he will continue to perform in Russia, despite controversies in the country concerning recent anti-gay laws. He wants to support his Russian fans, the artist told The Guardian. This comes at the same time as his 31st studio album is coming out, The Diving Board.
Calling all Anglophiles “Downton Abbey” premiered its fourth season across the pond in Britain this week. Now the agonizing wait begins of us Americans trying to avoid spoilers, contain excitement and resist the nasty little urge to download it before the stateside premiere.
The Emmys. Meh. Something about a nip-slip and something about a worst-dressed list and something else about an archaic awards show where out-of-touch rich people give awards to other rich people that are ridiculously betterlooking than me.
glee needs to let it be The cast of “Glee” has recreated several iconic album covers from the biggest rock band in history, The Beatles, to promote a two-part upcoming tribute episode. But like everything in Glee’s wake, it’s already corny and sanitized for TV audiences.
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