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Lollapalooza 2016 Lineup

Lollapalooza 2016 Lineup

It’s hard to believe Lollapalooza is turning 25 this year. What’s not hard to believe is the legendary Chicago festival came correct with this year’s acts. Lolla also decided to add a fourth (!) day to accommodate the enormous milestone. This year’s lineup dropped Wednesday morning, and many rejoiced with headliners including Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, Lana Del Rey, and J. Cole. This...
Samuel L. Jackson - "Boy Meets World" Slam Poetry (Live on The Tonight Show)

Samuel L. Jackson – “Boy Meets World” Slam Poetry (Live on The Tonight Show)

At this point in Jimmy Fallon‘s late night career, many fans have come to expect ridiculously random sketches with celebrities. On April 1st, Samuel L. Jackson appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform slam poetry about the first season of “Boy Meets World.” Simply put, Samuel Jackson smoking an e-cig and speaking...
Ron Burgendy Anchors North Dakota Newscast

Ron Burgendy Anchors North Dakota Newscast

Ron Burgendy (Will Ferrell), the top-rated anchorman for San Diego’s Channel 4 News, emerged as a guest anchor on North Dakota’s KX News on Saturday, November 30th. Ron put aside his jazz flute and glass of Scotch to do news as news is suppose to be done, co-anchoring a news program that discussed everything from...
Justin Timberlake Parodies Trinidad James, Rihanna, and More

Justin Timberlake Parodies Trinidad James, Rihanna, and More

In support of his upcoming album, Justin Timberlake returns to SNL, hosting with live performances of “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors” as well as his parody skit “Bring It On Down to _____ville!” This time preaching healthy eating habits in Veganville, JT laughably parodies some of our recent favorites, such as Trinidad James, Rihanna, and...
Top Tweets of Unofficial 2013

Top Tweets of Unofficial 2013

What initially started as a marketing ploy by local bar owners in the Champaign-Urbana area, has transpired over the years into something that’s been adopted as a major staple of student culture at the University of Illinois. I mean, UPC even participated with our own rendition of gear just for the event. Hopefully by now, many,...
Harlem Shake UIUC Style (Video)

Harlem Shake UIUC Style (Video)

The most viral trend of 2013 so far has to be the 30-second “Harlem Shake” video where masked groups go ape to Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” breakdown. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, follow this link for some of its most popular renditions. The University of Illinois students would not let Champaign-Urbana sit by silently and...
Limited Edition ABSOLUT UNIQUE Bottles

Limited Edition ABSOLUT UNIQUE Bottles

Fresh from ABSOLUT Vodka comes ABSOLUT UNIQUE, the new limited edition run of 4 million uniquely designed bottles. Each bottle was produced using a mix of 38 different colors and 51 pattern types, applied using splash guns and color-generating machines, ensuring that each bottle would one of a kind. Grab your own exclusive bottle this October....