Friday, April 15, 2011

Undergrads love getting high on these

UPenn and Dueling Tampons
For decades there has been a fascination with climbing and flipping off of the Dueling Tampons.

After the jump, check out a new video of one undergrad trying to reach new heights.

And be sure to catch up on other DT stories about our beloved statues here!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hallelujah: Penn alum to write Jeff Buckley biopic film

If you recall, I covered screenwriter Ryan Jaffe (C'96) when he wrote THIS film a couple years back.

Since then, Ryan, has penned a script about the life of singer Jeff Buckley.

In case you're not familiar with who Jeff Buckley is, per Deadline,
"Buckley, son of the famed but troubled folk musician Tim Buckley, became an influence on musicians from Kurt Cobain to Coldplay. He shunned the spotlight, though, preferring to play small clubs and who for a long time played as a session guitarist to make a living. He recorded one hit album, "Grace", and was on his way to doing another when he jumped into Tennessee's Wolf River, fully clothed, for a spontaneous swim. He got caught in the wake of a passing boat and drowned."
After the jump, learn how Ryan got involved in this project and how perseverance paid off (must read!)

Monday, April 11, 2011

She'll teach you how to unleash your inner skank. Reality show potential?


UPenn and Ashley Wren Collins and MOTHER EVE'S SECRET GARDEN OF SENSUAL SISTERHOODHere's a a feminist platform you can get behind.

Actress Ashley Wren Collins (C'98, Bloomers, Penn Players) has created "Mother Eve's Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood" and a really funny character that she is trying to pitch to tv producers as a reality show.

After the jump, watch Ashley's episode, "Unleash Your Inner Skank" and find out who wins if you dress like a nun, ...and also why "we don't want to ask for what we don't not want to never not have".

Sunday, April 10, 2011

He wins tonight for Best Comedy Screenplay

Hot Tub Time Machine and UPenn and Josh Heald

Last year, I did a post about how a Penn writer and Penn producer came together to create a big movie hit.

Tonight that Penn writer wins for his screenplay and he accepts sporting an awesome blue tux.

After the jump reacquaint yourself with the movie and check out a cameo in the film by our Penn alum writer!