basketpong1Tired of beer pong? Want to try something different? Check this shit out.

Basket pong. We decided to accept the burden of drinking and having a good time with this new game. And it was all for you, the reader. We’d do anything for you.

So you set up this backboard and put cups in that 3-2-3 formation you can see in the picture. There’s another slot farther down the pole (which is not pictured) to hold the water cup. It also collapses into a portable suitcase. Then you throw balls into the cups according to the rules you just made up, at least until it starts devolving into a free-for-all-let’s-get-drunk-fest. read more »


Since we’re all in such close proximity in San Francisco, we figured it was only going to be a matter of time before we had to talk about gay things. More specifically, we’re talking gay clubs, because gay or straight, we’re pretty sure you’ve already been to (or are going to go to) one at some point or another. And, whether you’re a club veteran or a newbie, we figure you can always use some advice on how to behave accordingly (in various situations). So, next time you head to a gay club, here are some things to keep in mind: read more »

PARTYWe’ve all been there. It’s Friday (or Thursday, or Saturday or Sunday) night, and the sun has retired beyond the horizon. Dinner is over, and you’re standing at the threshold of another weekend evening in Berkeley. Do you go out? Do you stay in? There are a lot of potential activities that could determine the trajectory of your night’s path. However, these potential activities all depend on how much residual energy you have from another taxing week at Cal. Lucky for you, we’ve made a handy dandy party scale that you should all pin on your walls and refer to every weekend until the end of time.

Level 1: Sleep (and/or refresh Facebook and Tumblr for a few hours)

Sometimes it happens. Maybe it was a long week, filled with midterms and expert bullshitting tactics. It’s not something we can control. It’s always a good thing to fall asleep at 10 p.m. and to slip into a small coma for 12+ hours. Even if that means passing out in your jeans.

Level 2: Get some take out and watch T.V.

For those nights when you’re not on the verge of death but you’re also not super stoked about leaving your house. You’re already in your pajamas and in bed. Time to have a fat party. Call in some Thai food, crack open a gallon of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and put on some restorative television (“30 Rock” is a great fit). read more »

* Isn’t it protocol to have someone “uninvited” come to a frat party and then get kicked out? [Daily Cal]

* Hit up yard sales, Google-style. [Lifehacker]

* Proof that even Berkeley professors wait until the last minute. [UCB LJ Tango & Cash full ]

* The original Peet’s Coffee & Tea re-opened. We didn’t even know it was closed. [Seattle Times]

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Time to grab your glow sticks, bag your black light, and resurrect your rave gear for the Glow in the Dark Party at the Bear’s Lair, which will be hosted by the UC Berkeley’s Haas Undergraduate Black Business Association and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.. We think it’s going to be like cosmic bowling, but without the bowling and extra cosmic.

If you’re old enough to vote, you’re old enough to party. The flyer claims that it’s 18+/college student (which made us wonder which requirement takes precedent). Non-college students simply need to RSVP to [email protected]

What: Glow in the Dark Party
Where: The Bear’s Lair
When: Friday, Oct. 24 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Cost: Pre-sale, $5. At the door: Before 11 p.m., $7. After 11 p.m., $10.
Dress code: Psychedelic, neon, highlighter colors … you get the idea.

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Glow in the Dark Party [event page]

Last week, as promised, two Cloggers attended the swankiest party the Clog has ever been invited to. After copious amounts of speculation about the precise meaning of “Semi-formal/cocktail attire” and “food will be provided,” cloggers Jill and Danica hopped on the F bus to downtown Bar and Restaurant. (And no, that wasn’t a typo, you capitalization Nazi.) read more »

Sometimes it pays to be a blogger, like when you get invited to parties you didn’t even know were happening. BARE magazine, UC Berkeley’s fashion publication, will host a VIP launch party this Thursday at 8 p.m. at Downtown Bar and Restaurant.

Later this week, one of our bloggers will grace the event, but in the meantime you can think of ways of impersonating us and crashing the party. Expect a wrap-up around the weekend.

BARE also has a quasi-Sartorialistic blog (shows you what we know of Berkeley blogs). We’re not sure we dig the what-I-wore-to-work-today posts, but we’re looking forward to pics of chic students–if BARE can find ‘em.

BARE Magazine Blog [Web Site]