Marshall Eriksen

I Don’t Have to Wait For It Anymore: A Goodbye to How I Met Your Mother

A friend of mine in college once said that we make a home with the people nearest to us. That’s why we tend to become friends with people who live in our halls or take classes with us or work in our office. It’s not always a matter of being meant for each other, as specific individuals, although sometimes that can happen—it’s just that we as people are meant to connect with other people. It’s what we do.

How I Met Your Mother is like that, in show form.

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“Chappy’s heart rate has slowed WAY down”–TV’s Best Extreme Weather Episodes

As a native Floridian who went to college in Boston, lived in Alaska for a year, and is now kickin’ it in New York, I absolutely live for the drama of a Floridian cold front. Calm down, Florida. It’s sunny in the mid-40s. Alaskans would eat their mittens for that kind of weather. Buy a scarf and a cup of hot coffee, watch these episodes, and tell me if you still think you’ve got it rough. (more…)

“It’s sports. It’s supposed to be loud!”–Or, Real Football Teams and the Fictional People Who Love Them

And just like that, football season is over. No more Destiny’s Child reunions, no more confetti angels, no more power at the Superdome. (Beyonce borrowed it to RUN THE WORLD but gave it back because her hips are already doing that.) To help ease your transition into this dark world of increased emotional stability, I’ve put together a list of my favorite NFL fans on television—because on television, football season never ends! Next time you find yourself longing to swoon at conquering men or throw a pillow at a replacement ref, just return to these guys. They’ll never steer you wrong.  (more…)