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Weekly Time Wasters: Cybersex and other strange things

Well guys, we’re in the home stretch. One more week to go and then the dreaded finals. I hope you’ve had as much fun watching the Time Wasters every week as I’ve had making them. This will be the last installment of the Wasters of the year and unless one of my fantastic writers picks it up in the fall, the last one ever. I’m leaving my section in the very capable hands of my second in command, Brandon Leatherland, who will also be taking the reigns of Radcentric. I wish you all best and luck on your exams–make sure you come back in the fall for more exciting articles, reviews and exclusive content that will rock your socks off. Cheers. Continue reading Weekly Time Wasters: Cybersex and other strange things

Weekly Time Wasters: Austin’s Grill and chainsaws

Welcome back to another kick a$$ edition of the Time Wasters. This week we have sad truths and one of the best fight scenes I’ve ever witnessed. Unfortunately, this will publish after the great festival that is Quadfest, so my original idea of a special drinking edition is sadly not going to happen. In lieu of this I found ninjas, which are almost as cool. Continue reading Weekly Time Wasters: Austin’s Grill and chainsaws

Weekly Time Wasters: Werewolves and jihad

How many ninjas could you take on at once? Have you ever marveled at the destructive glory of a nail gun? Do you know how Dr. Evil got his start? There questions answered and a special musical guest to boot on this week’s Time Wasters. You know, with the weather now I should be telling you to read no further and go play outside. I won’t do this because, well, I want you see these clips but after you’re done reading this go enjoy spring.

What is the difference between a good prank and theater? Less than you would think as it turns out. What if Seth Rogan turned into a werewolf in your taxi?

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Weekly Time Wasters: Time travel and manliness

 

Running out of things to help you procrastinate? Here are some more time wasters to get you through the week:

Wal-Mart is the watering hole of the college apartment dweller. This is due to the fact that they have anything you could possibly need. The downside (and sometimes it turns out upside) of this is that I never know which Wal-Mart, or Great Value brand foods, are good and which are going to make we wish I could get my money back. Well, Good Mythical Morning has a solution to this problem.

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Weekly Time Wasters: The power of the combover

This week there is no theme or agenda. This is mostly because I’ve been sick and thusly unmotivated to come up with one. That being said, I have still found some pretty good clips for you this week at the expense of my health. I’ll take that standing ovation now. Continue reading Weekly Time Wasters: The power of the combover

RU does the “Harlem Shake”

Internet fads hit every month or two, but rarely are they as popular in the real world as in the meme-o-sphere. The “Harlem Shake” has divided the Internet into two parts: those who made a video and those who hate the whole thing with a passion. Continue reading RU does the “Harlem Shake”

Weekly Time Wasters: Baboon torture and penny revenge

Hey guys, how’s life? I considered doing a Harlem Shake special this week, but I started watching videos of it and as much as I love the Shake, after about 10 crappy ones the music began to make me want to kill myself. It was a great fad with a terrible, emotion shattering 30 seconds of music. So I decided to scrap the idea and go with a regular show this week. If you would like to see some Harlem Shaking, check out the article on Radford University’s own attempt. It’s pretty fantastic. Continue reading Weekly Time Wasters: Baboon torture and penny revenge

Weekly Time Wasters: Djesus and Batman

Welcome back to another wasteful edition of the Weekly Time Wasters. I hope you all had a good Valentine’s Day; I know I did. Now we just have to wait out the cold until spring break. Seeing as that’s kind of a long wait, check out this week’s batch of videos to kill some time. Continue reading Weekly Time Wasters: Djesus and Batman

Weekly Time Wasters: Crisps and the Obama phone

Welcome to another installment of the column that I know all of you wait around with bated breath all week for, the Weekly Time Wasters! I have nothing to say here but my editor insisted I have an introduction. I don’t mind as I now have a chance to talk to all you lovely people. So how was your day? Good? Mine too. Now that that’s over, let’s get into the good stuff and waste some time. If you like what you see leave a comment and let me know. If you stumble across something elsewhere that’s so funny that you have no choice but to share it with the world, put it in the comments. There’s a good chance it could make it into next weeks Time Waster. And now, an enjoyable 15 minutes that you will never get back. Continue reading Weekly Time Wasters: Crisps and the Obama phone

STOMP crashes into RU

On Feb. 21 from 8 to 10 p.m., Radford University will be electrified by the British percussion theatrical show STOMP.

This landmark rhythmic creation was conceived and brought to life by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, both of whom have long and varied careers in the UK performing arts scene. The fruit of their labor, STOMP, has been nominated for several of the entertainment industry’s biggest awards including a Grammy, four Emmys, two Olivier awards and has won both an Obie and a Drama Desk award.

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Get your tickets soon! Photo from Creative Commons.

One of the major attributes that really makes this theatrical show stand out from the rest is that it’s a completely organic percussion-based show. The performers create magnificent sounds with everyday street objects, including trashcans, trashcan lids and brooms. The show is comprised of eight performers who are able to transfer their performances into the hearts and minds of international audiences. Continue reading STOMP crashes into RU