In fact, the Planet Earth series is the subject of a fascinating piece in yesterday's NY-Times, which explores how the series has not only become a must-own status symbol for anyone vaguely "green" but is also lending itself to other pursuits. Sure, plenty of people like to toke up and watch elephants fuck, but it's also become a hot commodity in bars, where "Playlist Earth" events match the animal footage with various songs (apparently marching penguins go well with hipster-artist Jens Lekman's "Your Beat Kicks Back Like Death"). A young college coed interviewed in the article explains how she loves to "make out" with Planet Earth in the background: "it's so natural." (Chip: "Oh, this makes me want to bang a sorostitute while watching a tiger stalk its prey!"). Others in the piece speak of "Planet Earth" parties in which groups of friends turn down the sound and booze it up while concocting hilarious dialogue for the animals (Richard: "I'm going to get trashed on PBR and pretend that the monkeys are hipsters discussing their favorite bands.").
However you use your copy of Planet Earth, readers, make sure to watch some of it this Earth Day!
It's Pride Week on campus and the boys have spent most of the day happily watching lesbians participate in a "Kiss-off." (Chip: "Where are you, sorostitutes? I thought college was a time to 'experiment?'"). But other events are of interest as well, including tonight's program called "I Heart Female Orgasm," which was originally scheduled during National Women's History Month but is happening now instead, although it's unclear if the gay men of Pride Week will care. One of the program's speakers explains: "It feels like people are starving for honest, down-to-earth information...Not the impossible acrobatic sex positions you see in magazines."
Chip: "Wrong. I'm starving for acrobat sex."
The program's advertisements wittily play on the lecture's subject: "Come alone or come with a friend." (Chip: "I don't get it.").
See you at the lecture.