15 Best Things to Do Outdoors
The men broke out their salmon shorts, the women donned sundresses, and some kind fellow in Holworthy pointed his speakers out towards the Yard and played some Bob Marley—summer is approaching. Need an excuse to spend as much time outdoors as possible? Here are the 15 best things to do outside:
Where to Go with a Pedicab
Spring brings with it the colorful yet expensive lawn chairs, round two of midterms and exams, and the frequent sighting of pedicabs. A mix of bicycle and chariot, pedicabs are an alternative way to tour or travel through the Cambridge and Boston landscape. They typically seat two people. They are clean, green, and follow a ‘Pay as you please’ scheme. Where can you go with a pedicab? Here are just a few ideas.
'now they're really gonna think you're high'
Since we last wrote on our Tip Box findings, we've seen months of great turmoil for Harvard, from freak weather storms to email hacking to contentious house rankings. One thing is clear: today's students live in uncertain times. Flyby tips from the past few months reflect the self-doubt and agitation of these trying months, as readers voice epistemological concerns (see Feb. 10), criticisms of society's materialism (Oct. 30), and possible drug-related paranoia (Dec. 13).
The Apocalypse Is Approaching!
The Mayan calendar predicts that the world will end on December 21, 2012. Based on these five catastrophic events, it seems like even the Harvard bubble won't protect us from the demise of life as we know it.
I took a perverse joy in making my friends’ parents uncomfortable, explaining in more detail than they wanted how my job had me cleaning up fake body fluids and fetching dildos from the storeroom whenever they asked about my “interesting” work.
New England Comics is gearing up for its Halloween giveaway event. The store is one of 8 locations in Massachusetts, located on Eliot Street in Harvard Square.
Apple Maps Misplaces the Harvard Lampoon
To add to all of that, according to Apple Maps, the Harvard Lampoon, a semi-secret Sorrento Square social organization that used to occasionally publish a so-called humor magazine, is now located at the Harvard Business School. To members of the Lampoon: it looks like the prank's on you.
Scaffolding Near the Kennedy School, Kind Of
If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? If scaffolding is spotted not supporting anything at all, is it still scaffolding? We think the man in the photo was probably pondering these questions as well. We know we were.
'15 hairiest freshman'
It's been a long time since the last "From the Tip Box" post, which means that we have a number of months to look back on. April and May saw multiple mentions of FM's annual Fifteen Hottest (Hairiest?) Freshmen edition as well as allusions to a variety of animals. June seems to have had a culinary focus (perhaps a result of students missing HUDS?) while July brought in, almost exclusively, mentions of sex in its many different forms. September, and thus the beginning of school, seems to have transitioned our readers' attention to more current and pressing events. As always, below you'll find a hilarious mixture of innocent search queries, serious tips, and Flyby-directed comments.
Untamed Denton: An Interview with Cameron Neal
I spent a good portion of my interview with Cameron Neal worrying about the ox head. It was huge, mounted on the wall right above my comparatively fragile skull, and sat slightly lopsided—surely someone had missed a nail somewhere hanging up this gargantuan specimen, and soon those frightening horns would be the last thing I’d ever see.
The Mystery of Denton's Music
You probably haven’t heard of Denton, Texas. At just over 100,000 people, it usually plays third fiddle to its gargantuan neighbors Dallas and Fort Worth. Still, Denton is hardly a household name. Yet, despite its relative obscurity, Denton has a music scene that would prolific even for a town five times its size.
A Broadway Hidden Gem - "Newsies"
"Newsies" is a little-known musical based on the 1992 live-action Disney movie that was essentially ignored for 10 years as a box office failure until its stage adaption by Disney Theatrical Productions in 2011. The musical debuted on Broadway in March after a run at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey.
A Night at the Bowery
On a Tuesday night, I found myself in the Bowery neighborhood of downtown New York. An atypical night of the week to be out and about perhaps, but not, it seems, for the underground-music-loving, tight-denim-wearing set that flocked to the Bowery for a heady dose of indie and art.
Hey Prefrosh! Here's Some Real Harvard Lingo
Hey prefrosh, this one's for you. You're obviously smart enough to get into Harvard, but are you smooth enough to pass as a current student? Here are some key terms to help you sound like a true Harvardian during Visitas. Study the words and phrases below before you get to campus and no one will ever know you're a prefrosh.
Tell Us A Secret
Sunday, Flyby wandered Harvard Square and the surrounding area, asking people to divulge their secrets (identities kept completely anonymous, of course). Between the wealth of confused faces and people who just walked away, we got some interesting stories:
Pfoho Issues Travel Advisory To River
Relations continued to deteriorate between the Quad and the River on Wednesday evening as the Pforzheimer Department of Pfublic Safety issued a travel advisory to its residents regarding unnecessary travel to Houses currently in conflict with Currier.
FM Learns Its Lines
The subway, the train, the T, the underground, the metro, the tube-whatever you call it, it's how we get around. Boston's happens to be the first, and when one has the world's most ancient subway system, it's easy to dismiss it as old news. But the MBTA has a big birthday this year, and it deserves its rightful centennial celebration. For the week, we played "I Spy." This is what we saw.
FM Learns Its Lines
The subway, the train, the T, the underground, the metro, the tube-whatever you call it, it's how we get around. Boston's happens to be the first, and when one has the world's most ancient subway system, it's easy to dismiss it as old news. But the MBTA has a big birthday this year, and it deserves its rightful centennial celebration. FM's editors took our Saturdays and Sundays and made our way to the far reaches of the lines. Some of us went for a walk. One of us went home. For some, inspiration struck in liquids of varying kinds. Oil and water, you could say. Or ink and gin. For others, it turns out the T is a deeply personal affair, even if it's one that's easily eavesdropped upon. Moral of the story? Go somewhere. If the T stops, don't groan. Find the end of the line. When you're reentering HarvardSquare, if you're going outbound, look out your right window; find the gnome, the abandoned station it marks, For the week, we played "I Spy." This is what we saw.
Eggs Hidden Around the Yard!
If you were lucky enough to be up early this morning you may have spotted some of the near 880 eggs that UC representative Salena Cui '15 and friends secretly placed around the Yard. The UC provided all of the plastic eggs as well as the sweet treats packed inside of them. Cui and company placed the eggs all over the place—going so far as to put some right at John Harvard's feet. If you're just waking up, Flyby recommends you get out there and snatch some of those special eggs for yourself—that is before the tourists get them! In this department the Union dorms and Apley might just have the advantage.
15 Cutest Pets
The cuties are coming! Yes, in just a few days, the 2012 Fifteen Hottest Freshman will be revealed. In the meantime, let's feast our eyes upon cuties of the non-freshmen variety.
Sharing A (Vital) Organ
A man holding his wife’s elbow ushers her down the aisle. “It’s over there,” he shout-whispers, tilting her arm up and back to point at the organ.
VIDEO: Harlem Globetrotters vs. Harvard Lampoon
On April 2, The Harlem Globetrotters accepted a basketball challenge proposed by The Harvard Lampoon, a semi-secret Sorrento Square social organization that used to occasionally publish a so-called humor magazine.