Allie Healy is an Ithaca, N.Y., based writer, editor, blogger and social media fanatic with a love for comfort food, John Hughes movies and her large, Irish family. A soon-to-be journalism graduate of the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, Allie has big city dreams. Send her comments, tips, questions and Lana Del Rey GIFs to alliemariefarrell@gmail.com.
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Napoleon Dynamite, Meet Your Match

Ladies, look no further. I have found the real life Napoleon Dynamite. OK, maybe he isn't actually our beloved groovemaster, but boy can this guy get down! In the video "100 Days of Dance," YouTube user ProjectOneLife performs the same dance routine …
By Allie Healy

Who Has The Largest Vocabulary In Hip Hop?

Shakespeare used to brag that he knew more than 100,000 words and had the largest known vocabulary in literature. Think again Bill, because a designer, coder, and data scientist named Matt Daniels cracked this misconception and found that the legenda…
By Allie Healy

If Wes Anderson Directed Porn...

Without a doubt, Wes Anderson sure has a distinct filmmaking style. So what better way to parody his well-known aesthetic than to make a mock porno using all of his favorite techniques? "A Porno by Wes Anderson," brought to you by the funny guys at t…
By Allie Healy

Man Poses As a Cupcake On Tinder

Being a human on Tinder is one thing, but being a delicious baked good is another. In his hilarious article on Thrillist, writer Lee Breslouer posed as a cupcake on Tinder. Why, you ask? Because, according to Breslouer, heterosexual women like men, b…
By Allie Healy

Which Disney Princess Is The Most Popular?

The results are in, and Cinderella has been dethroned. Elsa is the most popular Disney princess — if you go by which is the top-seller on eBay. According to analytics from Terapeak, the online market has seen about $3.4 million in re-sales from Froze…
By Allie Healy

Finally, A Web Series About Tinder Dating

When it comes to dating these days, Tinder proves to be quite the useful tool (results may vary). Countless stories have sprouted from using the dating app, whether they be about an accidental match with a classmate or successful late-night hookup. T…
By Allie Healy

9-Year-Olds Text The Darndest Things

When I was 9 years old, a cell phone was that increasingly prevalent, high-tech device that my mom owned. In seventh grade, I got my own "texting" cellphone, where the phone's primary feature was text messaging. Ground breaking stuff, right? But 9-ye…
By Allie Healy

How to Behave In a Restaurant, Per the 1950s

Almost as bad as the dating do's and don'ts from 1938 we saw last week, these restaurant etiquette tips from a 1950s copy of Woman's Own magazine are just plain ridiculous. The guide, titled "How to Behave in a Restaurant," was published in the Octob…
By Allie Healy

Taco Bell is Opening Upscale Restaurants, Yum?

Just when you thought the hype had died down about the popular Mexican food chain, now Taco Bell is launching a restaurant chain called U.S. Taco Co. and Urban Taproom that is essentially a more classy version of the original. Three cheers for Americ…
By Allie Healy

It's About Time Someone Spoofed Those Dove Ads

We've all seem them — the Dove "Real Beauty" advertisements that are both refreshing in their depiction of diverse body types and ethnicities, and frustrating in their sneaky approach to selling products that still reinforce beauty as the ultimate go…
By Allie Healy

This Is What Actual Food Porn Looks Like

It's bound to happen — you open Instagram and scan your feed only to be inundated with photos of your friends' meals accompanied by the hashtag #FoodPorn. But no one in the photo is getting it on — the hashtag is equating the pleasures of delicious f…
By Allie Healy

Playing Soccer Just Got Way More Appealing

Soccer isn't for everyone. It involves extreme coordination and endurance that not all humans possess. But what happens when giant inflatable bubbles are worn while playing the sport? In a YouTube video "Bubble Football/Soccer Algund," participants a…
By Allie Healy

29 Things Only Ithaca College Students Understand

The life of an Ithaca College student is an interesting one, to say the least. There is something very peculiar, yet fantastic, about going to college on the South Hill. Ithaca, N.Y., for those of you unaware, is a city nestled at the bottom of Lake …
By Allie Healy

Disney's Easter Eggs Put Yours to Shame

It's a known fact that Disney goes all out for holidays, including Easter. In celebration of this weekend's holiday, Disney is hosting its third annual Easter egg display, featuring large, edible eggs ranging in size from 16 to 20 inches. The display…
By Allie Healy

So, Viagra Ice Cream Exists

From the maker of the glow-in-the-dark, $225-per-scoop ice cream comes another bizarre treat — Viagra ice cream. Charlie Francis of Lick Me I'm Delicious, an inventive edibles company, has whipped up a new batch of frozen dessert with a generous 25mg…
By Allie Healy

You Wish You Were On This Southwest Flight

The airlines have really been in the spotlight lately when it comes to bad news. Between all of the coverage surrounding Malaysia Flight 370, yesterday's Twitter terrorism threat from a Dutch teen to American Airlines, and U.S. Airlines tweeting out …
By Allie Healy

If Ariel, Belle, and Elsa Were Men

Canadian artist, and genius visionary (if I do say so myself), Sakimi Chan created a series of images taking famous female Disney characters and flipping their genders, and the results are fantastic. The now-male characters will make you rethink belo…
By Allie Healy

The Weirdest New Technology Since Google Glass?

Forget FaceTime — the Socibot is going to completely change the way you talk to your friends. A "social robot" invented by a Cornish company called Engineered Arts, this device reportedly knows how to mimic your caller's facial expressions and emotio…
By Allie Healy

17 Things Only Women With Bangs Understand

So you have bangs. Good for you girl! You're a fringed female who took that leap of faith one fateful day in the hairdresser's chair. You wanted to try something new — or you just wanted to cover up your large forehead (that would be me). But let's f…
By Allie Healy

The Best Birthday Card Ever

In The Notebook, Noah wrote to Allie every day for a year and she didn't see one letter because her mom hid them all from her. But in the case of Susan Heifetz, the tables have been turned. Last week, the Brooklyn resident received a letter from her …
By Allie Healy