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Strap yourselves in, folks. The good people of the American right have found another martyr, and this one doesn't involve stepping over cow patties on the way to Golgotha. Let us meet Jason Veley, who managed to get his tremendous butthurt on Megyn K...

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Drake has another problem on his hands. Or rather, he had another problem on his pants.

When he's not hopping on the bandwagon for other sports teams, the rapper roots for his hometown Toronto Raptors, as he did Tuesday while seated court side to catch the team's playoff tilt against the Brooklyn Nets. With such great seats, and with such an exciting game, you'd expect Drake would have been rapt from start to finish.

Not so. He was also fixated on keeping his pants lint-free:

And here's another look, courtesy of Sports Illustrated's Ben Golliver:

Note the vigorous no-look brushes, the smooth...



Applying for a job can be intimidating and scary, especially when it comes to putting together your resume. Whether you're a senior searching for a post-college position or an underclassman trying to gain some experience, it's tough to know what employers are looking for. But if you do it right, your resume can be the most surefire way to impress a prospective employer and present yourself in a professional manner. Use these tips to put together a great resume so that you can land your dream job (or, at least, a job).1. Relevant job and internship experience The most important thing you can show a potential employer is that you know what you're doing. If you've had internships or part-time jobs relevant to the position you're applying for, make that apparent. Sylvan Solloway, director of career services for the Journalism Institute at New York University, says highlighting your experience is the most important part. "I always recommend a resume [that] emphasizes what you've done and what you've accomplished," she says. Marianne Russo, a senior at Michigan State University, says that through interviewers and resume workshops, she's learned to put work experience front and center. "Clearly state your job title [and] company and simply break down the projects/tasks you worked on during your time there," she says. Solloway recommends listing your previous jobs and internships under an "experience" heading in reverse chronological order.2. Relevant coursework As a recent college grad, your courses really have been your job for the past four years. But a recruiter probably won't care that you got an A in pottery if you're applying to be an accountant, so irrelevant coursework should stay off your resume. Solloway recommends including schoolwork only if it's related to the specific job you're applying for. "Use your coursework to fill in the gaps where you lack experience," she says. For example, if you're applying for a business reporter job but you've never worked in business reporting, include a class you took last semester on business. Tiffany Keeton, a recruiter for HomeAway, recommends a quick blurb about the coursework, not listing your full curriculum. "The coursework should be summarized in the form or projects and skills," she says.3. Study abroad Experiences like study abroad can show an employer that you're good at adapting to new environments, and it's even better if you learned a language while you were there. "Outside-the-norm activities show initiative and the desire for greatness," Keeton says. Solloway adds that experiences that help you stand out, like studying abroad, can help solidify your personal brand. "Being able to market yourself with particular expertise is important," she says. Figure out the things you learned abroad that apply to the job you want and incorporate them into your resume. Solloway suggests listing your study abroad location under your "education" section and indicate the time you spent there, then listing the language and/or skills you acquired while abroad under your "skills" section.4. Extracurriculars What you did in college outside of classwork can give an employer a better idea of the kind of person you are. However, just listing the clubs you were in or projects you worked on isn't enough. Laura Labovich, CEO of The Career Strategy Group and co-author of 100 Conversations for Career Success, suggests elaborating on the types of things you participated in or learned from each experience. "The best way to describe your experiences is to think of every experience in two ways: 1. What you did, and 2. How well you did it," she says. Be sure to alter this section depending on the job you're applying for. Career coach Aricia Shaffer reminds recent grads to be cognizant of what makes you perfect for the job. "Instead of highlighting what you are most proud of, highlight what would be the most attractive to the employer," she suggests. For example, she says that if a company's main passion is being eco-friendly, list an environmentally friendly volunteer activity you did with your friends. Head over to for more resume tips!

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Recess will be cancelled in several school districts across B.C. as the province's 41,000 public-school teachers begin job action on Wednesday.

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Elaine Varelas consults with Boston Public School representatives on how to transition into the education industry as an experienced professional.

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The Ark finally finds land. Niko Tavernise/Paramount
Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" embraces a brand of faith-based environmentalism that's increasingly popular with young religious believers.

Two views of what "dominion" means in the Book of Genesis: Noah's (Russell Crowe), and that of Tubal-Cain (Ray Winstone). Niko Tavernise/Paramount Pictures

For a brief moment in Darren Aronofsky's hit religious epic film Noah, we see the great Flood from space. From that vantage point, it looks much like an atmospheric event of the sort that a NASA satellite might photograph, so we can all share it on Facebook. So what does biblical cataclysm look like from orbit? Beautifully, and yet terrifyingly, the entire Earth appears to be draped in a quilt of hurricanes, each cyclone nestled alongside the next.

"There is a huge statement in the film, a strong message about the coming flood from global warming," Aronofsky told The New Yorker in an extensive profile. The film also contains a depiction of the Big Bang (something doubted by 51 percent of Americans, according to a recent survey), fins-to-limbs evolution, and the very clear implication that the biblical "days" of the creation were only metaphorical days, not literal, 24-hour ones.

In other words, you might say Noah is waving the red cape in front of fundamentalist Christianity. No wonder, as Mother Jones' Asawin Suebsaeng puts it, the film has inspired a "flood of religious freak-outs."

But the freak-outs shouldn't get all the attention: No matter what the Christian right may say, Noah is a deeply religious and spiritual film containing an authentic moral message. And that message feeds strongly into a vital and growing religious tradition of our time, one that especially appeals to younger believers: faith-based environmentalism, or what is sometimes called "creation care," which uses biblically based moral imperatives to impel conservation and stewardship. (Aronofsky and his Noah cowriter Ari Handel will be attending an event later today at the Center for American Progress to discuss just this aspect of the film. You can watch a live stream right here beginning at 3 p.m. EDT today.)

Darren Aronofsky on the set of Noah. Niko Tavernise/Paramount

Certainly, you couldn't fairly call Noah an irreligious movie. Aronofsky himself, whose notable past films include The Wrestler and Black Swan, is a "not very religious" Jew who has said of his spirituality, "I think it's always changing. I think I definitely believe."

As for the film itself: Aronofsky and Handel relied heavily on not just the text of the Bible (where the story of Noah encompasses roughly four chapters of the book of Genesis), but also Jewish Midrash, ancient explications of religious texts. The result is creative, sometimes idiosyncratic, heavily influenced by Jewish theology, and above all, deeply environmental. In other words, it's a film that may tick off people who are very rigid in their biblical literalism, but for other believers, it's an environmental epic that can be resonant indeed.

Whose "dominion"?

Aronofsky has called Noah the "first environmentalist." The film goes further: It actively interprets the Bible in favor of those who argue that the book of Genesis requires us all to be good "stewards" of the creation--and in strong opposition to those who read its language about mankind having "dominion...over all the earth, and over every creeping thing" as mainly implying that all this exists for us. (Who holds such a view? Well, here's Rick Santorum: "Man is here to use the resources, and use them wisely, to care for the Earth, to be a steward the Earth, but we're not here to serve the Earth, the Earth is not the objective. Man is the objective.")

Noah tells us, bluntly, that that's what the bad guys think. Those bad guys in the film are led by a figure named Tubal-Cain (Ray Winstone), who very early on declares, "Damned if I don't take what I want." Tubal-Cain represents the line of Cain (Adam's son, who killed his brother Abel) and thus embodies the biblical "wickedness" of mankind just before the Flood; in the film, that wickedness is embodied, in Tolkienlike fashion, as industrialization, environmental despoilment, and pollution. And most of all, the killing and eating of animals: We see Tubal-Cain and his followers do this repeatedly throughout the film.

In the film, Tubal-Cain's interpretation of dominion is "more of a conquest, take whatever you need for your own pleasure," explains David Jenkins, an evangelical Christian and the president of Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship, a group that believes that "the true conservative will be a good steward of the natural systems and resources that sustain life on earth."

"And that sometimes is the way that people seem to have interpreted the word 'dominion,' when actually, if you go back to the Hebrew language, and you understand that in its true context, dominion is basically 'authority,'" continues Jenkins. "And with any kind of comes with great responsibility and a sense of stewardship and caring."

Noah, by contrast, represents the line of Seth (another of Adam's sons), and their clan's approach to the environment is vastly different. The key word, as Noah's father, Lamech, puts it, is "responsibility." Noah passes that message on to his son Ham: "All of these innocent creatures are in our care," he tells the boy after Ham wrongly picks a flower. "It's our job to look after them."

Animals herd onto the Ark in Noah. Niko Tavernise/Paramount

Later in the film, in a rather disturbing psychological plot twist, Russell Crowe's Noah becomes so appalled at the evils of men (after watching a hungry mob tear apart an animal and devour it) that he wrongly interprets God's will to be that mankind should go extinct, leaving only the "innocent" animals on Earth. This leads to plenty of drama, including Noah briefly threatening to kill his own granddaughters because they might some day bear children and lead to a continuance of humanity. But he isn't actually up to it, and neither is the film. Noah isn't anti-human; it's just very strongly in favor of the idea that humans have serious environmental responsibilities, and that the Bible itself tells them so.

The film thus represents pretty strong reinforcement for a social movement that has gathered increasing momentum in the past half decade or more: the "creation care" movement. For just as the film Noah does, followers of this movement interpret the Bible's language about "dominion" not to mean domination or simple mastery, but rather, to imply responsibility and the need for environmental stewardship.

One reason this movement has drawn such attention is that in addition to its obvious mainline religious appeal, it seems able to inspire at least some evangelical Christians to go against our expectations about the Christian right, and support solutions to global warming. "I think that's part of the interest--it's not part of the evangelical stereotype," says Katharine Wilkinson, author of the book Between God and Green: How Evangelicals Are Cultivating a Middle Ground on Climate Change.

Granted, the majority of that demographic group remains in denial about climate change. According to a 2013 study of evangelicals' climate views published in the journal Global Environmental Change, evangelicals were less likely than average Americans to think global warming is happening, to believe that it is caused by humans, and to believe that most scientists think it is happening. Consider: 64 percent of nonevangelicals, but only 44 percent of evangelicals, agree that climate change is "caused mostly by human activities."

Evangelicals are diverse, however: Those who are female, more egalitarian, and overall less conservative in their values are much more likely to believe climate change is real and to want to do something about it, the study found. And as Wilkinson emphasizes, young evangelicals are particularly likely to accept climate change. "You see kind of a gap between evangelicals and the average American, in terms of their belief [in global warming]," she says, "but you see that gap basically disappear with evangelicals under 30. They don't look any different from other young Americans."

Overall, then, you might say that a large and growing minority of evangelicals seem very open to messages about why it is their biblical responsibility to take care of the creation, and also willing to apply this view to the climate issue specifically. "I see more and more evangelicals engaged when we talk about creation care," says the Reverend Mitchell Hescox, president of the Evangelical Environmental Network. "We've gone from 15,000 email people to a quarter of a million people who regularly read our messages."

The Ark finally finds land. Niko Tavernise/Paramount

So how will the film speak to this audience? Hescox is skeptical, worrying that "the message of caring for God's creation got lost in the discussion over the literary license that was taken in creating and producing the story for the film."

David Jenkins of Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship feels differently, however, arguing that the film is "perfectly consistent with the biblical account."

"That's the great thing about a movie as a vehicle, for that two hours, you've got them sitting there and that's what they're engrossed in, no outside influences come in and influence anything," says Jenkins. "So I think it's reasonable to assume that if something is well done and it's consistent with Scripture, it will have an impact."

And once again, that will probably be most true of the young evangelicals, a large number of whom will surely see the film. "Young people especially, I think, young people don't have the same commitment to dogma, or biblical literalism that their parents and elders have," says the Reverend Michael Dowd, a climate change activist. "They're living in a milieu, living in a culture where it's not cool to trash the planet, and it's beginning to become shameful to hold a 'the end of the world is right around the corner' worldview, so therefore, we can do whatever we want to the planet."

The film is already a major success in Hollywood terms. With a budget of $125 million, it has so far brought in over $300 million worldwide, and has been out for less than a month. In other words, Noah is a big enough cultural event that it could substantially move the needle of public opinion, much like another environmental-catastrophe blockbuster, 2004?s The Day After Tomorrow, was later shown to have done. In one study, 83 percent of people who had viewed that film were "somewhat" or "very concerned" about global warming, as opposed to 72 percent of Americans who hadn't seen it. (The study controlled for a variety of factors, including political ideology.)

At one point in Aronofsky's film, Noah tells his family, "We have been entrusted with a task much greater than our own desires." Whatever your faith and, indeed, whether or not you're religious, a serious look at science and the state of the planet makes that statement inarguable. If Noah helps to further advance that message, then just like the movie's namesake, it may also help to save us.

More often than not, consulting on a project requires being a dynamic "expert" on a wide variety of topics. This role can be a great balance between specialist and generalist that requires as much skill in organization, facilitation, and leadership (process-skills) as it does content-knowledge and expertise for task completion. Just four years ago, I left my position as a non-profit leader to devote myself to a wider range of research and strategic consulting opportunities. When I did this, fundraising gave way to client development; administrative tasks gave way to business and operations management; creative meetings gave way to entrepreneurship; and reporting to my board gave way to client management. Every single day, success requires new learning, expanding my skill-set, collaborating with a variety of personalities, and operating in vastly different sectors. Most of the time I see great productivity and exciting results helping public, private, and civic sector clients define, ignite, and implement their research goals, strategic directions, and project management. All of the time I am learning and growing as a person and as a professional. In those moments, both frustrating and unavoidable, when a project becomes stuck, I have learned that unsticking often requires addressing the way things are being done in order to leverage forward momentum. Here are 7 strategies to engage clients (colleagues, and citizens) critically and creatively to develop or recommit to shared outcomes, to create new strategies, and to revisit how to collaborative in order to achieve our best possible results in changing constellation of challenges and opportunities. Clarify Outcomes. When I look back at some of my initial consulting work, especially the most laborious projects, I see that much of this occurred not because we didn't clarify our shared goals. Oftentimes the direction was clear, but because the result was not. Different sectors can operate differently and identifying and clarifying results is not always common practice. This results-driven focus isn't always easily adopted. It can actually be a lot scarier to commit to a specific outcome than simply to a direction, a more amorphous term. Yet, when results are clearly defined, there are implications for clarity and accountability that can lead to great results. While not doing so can also lead to lack of clarity and a failure to launch. Define outcomes is hard work, it takes time and effort and know-how. But, when all parties are pointing in the same direction and walking along the same path, the work will go more smoothly and get you where you're headed. Clarify Benchmarks. Every clear outcome deserves a few good benchmarks. Road signs are how we know that we're driving in the right direction. They're also an opportunity to reassess and change course when necessary. When I get stuck with clients or colleagues or don't see the connection between my piece of the work and the bigger picture, benchmarks can help to remind us where you're going, how we're moving forward, and who is at the helm steering the project. Plan for Headwinds. Any project worth doing will likely have a little turbulence. Plan for it. Collaborate. Good collaboration requires a clear vision and strategic direction. When clients or colleagues are resistant to collaboration, I go back to number one (1), making sure that the outcomes and benchmarks are strong enough to withstand headwinds. But even with the best map in place, collaboration is a skill that requires transforming the way we work together, moving more deeply into reflection and conversation, and getting underneath the most comfortable and played-out topics. Collaboration is hard work but also a critical skill that makes us uniquely human. Document and Adapt. A practice that I have taken from my former work as a non-profit leader and board member is to take minutes for most meetings. When all goes well and I am totally synced up with a client, I never have to come back to those notes. But, when a project pulls over into park, I can use them to reflect on decisions made in the past, help clients and colleagues become more strategically clear about the thinking processes that guide the work, and refer back to them to confirm that course changes are intentional. Maybe the project focus has shifted and we need to revisit benchmarks and outcomes. Maybe there are new political, environmental, or personal forces that we need to take into account. Maybe something isn't working and we need to adapt. Documenting discussions, and striving for clarity helps to create intentionality, allowing us to adapt as a responsive need instead of a reactive force.Transform. Difficult and meaningful projects provide an endless canvas for dealing with sticking points and stuck people. Stuckness calls for transformation, a chance to serve a higher purpose by searching for creative innovations to move beyond old difficulties. How can you change the form of a problem? How can you find new innovations and deeper cutting solutions? Serve. Work, in its highest sense, is the opportunity to serve others. When we serve, we don't just serve our immediate colleagues and clients, we are also in service to ideas, to humanity, and to a higher calling. When this purpose underlines clear outcomes and a solid road map it can lead to the most positive and powerful work. There is great opportunity to find meaningful ways to address creative solutions to the problems that plague the world, build bridges within our communities, and foster human caring in our work environments. But those solutions require that we understand how we work with each other as well as the answers we find to the problems that we seek to solve.

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Celebrities, they're just like us. Having apparently left a tissue in the pocket of his favorite jeans as they went through the drier, Toronto-native Drake could be seen using a lint roller on the sidelines of Tuesday's Raptors-Nets playoff game.

After a federal judge struck down Massachusetts' first-of-its-kind ban of the painkiller Zohydro, Gov. Deval Patrick is trying another approach: imposing more requirements on doctors who prescribe the powerful new drug.

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The Oakland A's have rejected a deal to play at its ballpark for the foreseeable future, saying the 10-year lease extension offer doesn't meet all their requirements.

There are senior farewells that leave you inspired and hopeful about the future, and then there's this. On Tuesday morning, someone contacted the Total Sorority Move (TSM) blog and claimed to be a college senior sorority sister submitting a purported farewell address to younger sorority sisters. Titled "Real Senior Sendoff Letter" and brimming with questionable advice and profanity, the letter is the opposite of everything we would counsel our younger selves to do. "I'm going to be so blunt and truthful with you sloots you will learn everything you need to know about college right here in this letter," the document begins. The author goes on to detail some pretty deplorable would-be life tips for sorority girls: "Have sex," but "check out their penis first"; "swallow that load" or "crawl into a hole with Ellen DeGeneres and learn to eat p---y"; "blackout or back the f--k out"; and "live your life by a double standard," which the letter clarifies by urging readers to "yell at your slut roommate and tell her that her bedroom is a revolving door even though you hooked up with two different guys in two days." Yikes! This author makes Regina George look like a saint. The shocking content is reminiscent the so-called "Deranged Sorority Girl" Rebecca Martinson, whose email threatening to "c--t punt" and "f--king assault" her fellow Delta Gammas at the University of Maryland last year earned her a spot in the annals of Internet infamy. In publishing this new rant, TSM decided to leave out the author's name, school and sorority, so we can't be sure that the letter was ever actually distributed to young sorority girls -- or that it was even written by a senior sorority sister.WARNING: The letter below, as published by TSM, contains explicit language.

My younger sloots of [sorority redacted], It's me, your favorite ghost senior of the sorority. Yeah, you little bitches probably don't even know who I am because I'm the one who doesn't show up to shit because its pointless and when I do, I sneak out like two hours in when important people aren't looking. Learn from my way little ones, cheating the system is how you get through life. Now, even though the majority of you bitchez don't know who I am, you really should have gotten to know me though, I would have made your year fucking awesome. Ask [name redacted] and [name redacted], they may have some choice words and stories to tell about me. Alright, so me being a senior, not even knowing how the fuck I made it this far in life without killing myself because I am a dumb fuck, I was told by our officers who think they rule the fucking world to leave a senior I'm going to be so blunt and truthful with you sloots you will learn everything you need to know about college right here in this letter...1. Have sex. Have sex with as many boys as you can. Well, not exactly, check out their penis first. Dick pics are God's gift to women. Make sure you inspect the goods before you let it penetrate you vagina. Having sex is awesome. The best thing you can do for your sex life is to learn to love sucking dick. It is one of my favorite pastimes. I could suck dick for like 7 minutes, anything after that is too long. You should have definitely made your man bust his load all in your mouth in 7 minutes. If you can't achieve that, sorry sweetheart but you have better chances at becoming a lesbo than getting dick.2. Swallow that load If you are one of those "classy" ladies who don't swallow. Go crawl into a hole with Ellen DeGeneres and learn to eat pussy, because that is what you are. Spitting is for quitters, you swallow that sweet 'n' salty mix like the real woman you are. Your man for the night will forever tell his bro's about you dick sucking abilities. Oh, if you haven't noticed by now, I love sucking dick. I crowned myself the dick sucking queen and no one is ever taking that title from me, so back the fuck off.3. Blackout or Back the Fuck OutIf you are getting ready to hit the square or frats with your sisters you better have already been pounding some liquor by 7pm. No one ever enjoys a sober sally, she judges the fuck out of you and even though I judge everyone who is within 4 feet of me, no one can judge me. I live my life by a double standard (see number 4). It is a really great feeling to wake up hopefully in your bed, and look to your side with a confused look asking yourself "did I have sex with him?". It has happened to me countless times, but luckily I always find my used condoms on the floor of my room so I sorta know when I have had sex. I bring home classy dudes. On several occasions, I have brought home someone from the bar and tried to introduce him to my roommates/friends and forgotten his name. Always have the upper hand, you don't need to know his name to hop on his tic tac.4. Live your life by a double standardYou are queen of the fucking world. You can do no wrong. You're the only one who can fuck random's every weekend and not be judged. You're the shit and no one can tell you any different. You can yell at your slut roommate and tell her that her bedroom is a revolving door even though you hooked up with two different guys in two days, it could have been three but who is counting anymore? Excuses are your new best friend, not that fake fucking Yurman your sleazy ex got you because he was a two pump chump. You better start having excuses memorized like the 6-carat princess cut engagement ring your rich as fuck future boyfriend better get you in a few years you have memorized. I live my life by the absolute biggest double standard and it has gotten me so far, you young sloots better start doing the same. We need someone good to be the next A of [sorority redacted]. So, you fucking lucky little bitches have a few more years to run out mommys credit card, while crying to daddy that you have no money in your account so he slips you some cash for booze and weed. Spend that cash you don't have on illegal drugs unless you're one of the blessed who is already so fucked up you stumbled upon prescription drugs. If that's the case, hit me up ;). Remember, wrap it before you tap it, no one wants the herps, and if you can, always be slightly drunk. Life will be so much better.

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The day's best photos, as selected by editors at Postmedia News, are a stunning collection of the greatest images from around the world.

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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has issued his first public statement in response to a complaint filed by The Freedom From Religion Foundation earlier this month charging him with "unconstitutional behavior" at the public university.

For some people, absolutely not. Get outside and smell the smog, you nut. For some other people, like myself, TV might actually be a good thing. As an aspiring comedian, writer and known TV junkie, I can honestly say that I've learnt some valuable pieces of information from watching all sorts of television. It seems that nowadays, each television network is geared towards certain forms of shows. CBS, for example, has a profusion of multi-camera sitcoms. Multi-camera meaning that the set acts as a stage and various cameras capture the movement of the actors, like The Big Bang Theory. ABC airs various family-friendly comedies and dramas. NBC, puts out almost too many single camera sitcoms (Parks and Recreation, Community, those 3 new shows that all got cancelled this year). Finally, Fox unofficially acts as the network that picks up and dusts off the pilots that were dropped by NBC. Besides that uncommon knowledge of single camera and multi-camera shows, TV has taught me other things too. Recently, I've found myself watching an abundance of NBC single camera comedies. In regards to what they teach me, it's fairly easy to learn about the different kinds of jokes and how funny each of them can be. I've learnt that different characters in television can act as spokespeople for specific forms of jokes. Tom Haverford on Parks and Recreation always cracks jokes that are politically incorrect. Ron Swanson has more of a statistical analysis form of dialogue. Meanwhile, Jerry is always the butt of the joke. The recurring joke where everyone in the department forgets Jerry's name and calls him Larry has been a joke ever since the beginning of the show. I'm not saying there's an equation required to make something funny. It's recommended that you have a short setup and a simple punchline, but you never know what's going to work until you hear the audience laugh. It was last week that I performed stand-up comedy for the first time at a comedy club called Yuk Yuks in Toronto. To my surprise, I actually got some laughs from the audience. Even more than some of the 25-year-olds that were performing with me. I've learnt that absurdist comedy can be tricky but if pulled off correctly can be absolutely hilarious. I opened with a joke where I stated that since I was a newbie at stand-up I was going to go in a different direction than most female comedians and talk about vaginas. Of course, it was funnier when I delivered it. Anyone knows that this is a regular topic of conversation for female comics but for me, I wanted to show people that not all comedy has to be about the stuff that makes people squirm in their seats. I'm glad I proved those famous comedians wrong because the rest of my act was clean and people still laughed. One thing I did learn from my stand-up experience was that you have to think of the audience as if they're stupid. A lot of my jokes are high comedy, meaning they're bordering on a more intelligent form of content, that ultimately ends up being hard to understand (at my improv class last week I made a joke and realized I was the only one in the room that knew Anne Frank's dad's name, I thought it was common knowledge). After my stand-up comedy set, everything I had ever watched on shows like Parks and Recreation and 30 Rock made sense and now, I'm striving to improve. I'm lucky my parents let me watch so many different types of TV shows. Experiencing different types of comedy have seemed to be beneficial to my own jokes. So if you're anything like me, too much TV may be a really, really good thing.

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This is where we say it’s over, right? After what we witnessed Tuesday night in Detroit, can we all agree that there’s no way the Red Wings are coming back from a 2-1 series deficit?