Posts Tagged ‘Nancy Mucciarone’

Her voice is much prettier than her face

Her voice is much prettier than her face

Britain’s Got Talent has been a huge source of discussion for people across America. The show, which is similar to American Idol, features people of all ages performing their talent on stage in hopes of getting approval from three judges. As the competition goes on, people are eliminated, and the last person left wins a cash prize.

Recently, everyone has been talking about 10-year-old Hollie Steel who danced and sang on stage, wowing the judges. While people appreciate her talent, it doesn’t even compare to the voice of Susan Boyle, an unemployed, never-been-kissed, 47-year-old who performed I Dreamed a Dream on the show a few weeks ago. When she first got on stage, the fashionably troubled woman received eye-rolls from the audience and judges alike. Judge Simon Cowell basically mocked the woman, implying that she must not be very good if she is 47 and has yet to be discovered. Then, Susan Boyle sang and the audience and judges erupted in applause. (more…)

The First Non-Bullshit Miss USA Answer

Posted: April 21, 2009 by Nancy Mucciarone in Uncategorized
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It seems like people are always talking about the Miss USA pageant in the days following it, and, for some reason, the conversation usually centers around contestants that didn’t win it. Two years ago, Miss South Carolina was ridiculed for her not so intelligent response to a question about why many Americans cannot locate the US on a map:

“I personally believe the U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some, uh…people out there in our nation don’t have maps, and, uh, I believe that our education like such as South Africa and, uh, the Iraq everywhere like, such as and…I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., err, uh, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future for our…”

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A Case for Eighteen

Posted: April 7, 2009 by Nancy Mucciarone in Uncategorized
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Everyone has heard the arguments toward lowering the drinking age to 18. If you can go to war and die for your country, why can’t you drink a beer? In European countries, kids are introduced to alcohol at a very young age and don’t have much of a problem with binge drinking, so why wouldn’t that work for us? You’re legally an adult at 18, so why can you vote but you can’t drink?

My mom was always pretty lenient with drinking. It’s not that I was necessarily allowed to drink, but she always said she’d rather have me learn how to drink responsibly under her watch than never be exposed to it and go absolutely wild in college. She was right. How many people do you know that never drank in high school and got absolutely bombed the first weekend of college and had to go to the hospital? I can name at least seven.

As you can probably already tell, I’m an advocate of lowering the drinking age to 18. And it’s not just because I’m not 21 yet and just want to be able to legally buy alcohol and go into a bar. (more…)

Yay College!!

Posted: April 1, 2009 by Nancy Mucciarone in VAULT -- archives
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This is what they want you to think life is like all year round at Syracuse...

This is what they want you to think life is like all year round at Syracuse...

“Hello everyone and welcome to Syracuse University! My name is Nancy and I will be your tour guide for the day! Today I’m going to be showing you the major buildings on campus, a dining hall, a typical dorm room, and, OF COURSE! the Carrier Dome! We’re going to start the tour now, so if you could all please follow me, and stay close so you can hear everything I say. Oh, and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask!”

It has begun. College tour season. While it has been two years since I’ve embarked on one of these torturous tours, I got a feeling of miserable déjà vu when I walked by a tour on campus today.

When I first visited Syracuse, it was April and snowing (surprise, surprise!). But it wasn’t the frozen “lake effect” that sucked so bad during my tour. Nor was it the slop they were serving at Sadler Dining Hall, which, little did I know at the time, would be my center for meal times for the next year. In fact, the reason why my tour at Syracuse sucked so bad was not any reason unique to Syracuse – my tour at every school sucked. And why, you may ask? Because of the stereotypical soon-to-be-college-parents.

Now, maybe these parents are suffering from what psychologists call “empty-nest” (when all their children finally leave home,) or maybe these parents are just freakin’ nuts. Either way, here are, in my opinion, the three worst – and don’t even pretend that you’ve never come in contact with one. (more…)

Sunglasses Indoors? That’s Hot.

Posted: March 25, 2009 by Nancy Mucciarone in Uncategorized
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I guess Paris would fit in just getting out of class at SU

I guess Paris would fit in just getting out of class at SU

I’ve been mildly confused about a bizarre trend that is going around campus. Yes, I understand that we have just begun “spring” in Syracuse, so your Uggs and earmuffs are still perfectly acceptable. The temperature is in the teens when you factor in the wind chill, so I see nothing wrong with bundling up with a Northface and a scarf. What I cannot even begin to fathom, however, is WHY people are wearing sunglasses when it is cloudy out, or better yet, sunglasses while inside!

Celebrities in LA have been sporting this look for years, but for them, it makes sense. Take Paris Hilton for example. She’s six feet tall, has bleached blonde hair, and is famous for absolutely nothing. The girl has made sex tapes on more occasions than days she’s actually worked. Obviously the paparazzi are going to be ALL over that, snapping pictures every step she takes. (more…)

At Least These Students Didn’t Get Botched Implants…

Posted: February 16, 2009 by Nancy Mucciarone in Uncategorized
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Has anyone else been wondering where all the pictures of uneven boobs and saggy stomachs have been on PerezHilton.com lately? Apparently the reason behind this madness is because drunkard Tara Reid has been cooped up for 60 days in rehab at Promise’s in Malibu (how many times has she been in rehab??) and is “finally clean.” Yeah….right.

Tara Reid Extreme Nip SlipClick here for funny video clips

While the worst thing Tara has ever done while intoxicated is flash her cellulite-y ass to on looking paparazzi and have a nip-slip on the red carpet in front of multiple TV cameras, Syracuse students have not been so lucky. In fact, in the past weekend alone (that’s only three days), I’ve witnessed or heard about some pretty crazy shit that’s happened to the inebriated students. So here it is, kids: my list of the three funniest drunk moments of the weekend. Laugh at them, turn red with embarrassment, tell your grandchildren… just please don’t try them at home. (more…)