Articles by: Ben Harley Davidson

FoHo’s Latest Issue is Just the Word “Allegedly” Printed Seven Hundred and Sixty-Three Times

March 20, 2019 8:43 amComments Off on FoHo’s Latest Issue is Just the Word “Allegedly” Printed Seven Hundred and Sixty-Three Times
FoHo’s Latest Issue is Just the Word “Allegedly” Printed Seven Hundred and Sixty-Three Times

Adoring fans of Stanford’s very own Fountain Hopper were shocked to find that last week’s issue was nothing more or less than the word “allegedly” printed a total of seven hundred and sixty-three times, down to the title of the publication and somehow also its page numbers. The particular style […]

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Introducing the Flipside’s New Righteous Retribution Program

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Introducing the Flipside’s New Righteous Retribution Program

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Hey—isn’t the satire scene getting a little crowded around here?” I bet you think that to yourself all the time these past few weeks, because it’s true. It’s an issue that keeps us up at night, lying in bed, staring at the ceiling, wondering […]

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Film Studies Major Writing Thesis on Shower Thots 4

March 11, 2019 7:00 pmComments Off on Film Studies Major Writing Thesis on Shower Thots 4
Casual happy woman writing e mail in a tablet pc on line sitting in a desk at home with a homey background

Stanford undergraduate Senior Mandy Thompson is reportedly writing her capstone thesis for the Film and Media Studies major on a production called “Shower Thots 4”, a modestly budgeted but well-received 2015 adult movie. The thesis is still in progress, but when completed will contain a complete analysis of all the […]

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Introducing Tinder for the Blind

March 4, 2019 7:00 pmComments Off on Introducing Tinder for the Blind
Introducing Tinder for the Blind

Late last week, a pair of Stanford graduates announced the public release of their startup, Blindr, which has been described by co-founder Marissa Seagrass ’18 as “a bit like Uber for blind people, if Uber were Tinder”. (We at the Flipside note that Seagrass isn’t blind, but during an interview […]

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Confession: The Only Thing I’ve Listened to in the Past Ten Years is the Indiana Jones Theme Song on Repeat, and it Changed Me

February 25, 2019 7:00 pmComments Off on Confession: The Only Thing I’ve Listened to in the Past Ten Years is the Indiana Jones Theme Song on Repeat, and it Changed Me
Confession: The Only Thing I’ve Listened to in the Past Ten Years is the Indiana Jones Theme Song on Repeat, and it Changed Me

Hey! You ever listen to a song so much that you know it by heart—every lyric, every shift in tone or chord, every rhythm and pause? If the answer is “yes,” then you’ve got absolutely nothing on me, because for the past ten years the only thing I’ve listened to […]

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My Parents Found Out I Never Lost My Baby Teeth and are Now Revoking My Meal Plan so I Can Go on An All-Jawbreaker Diet to Toughen Up

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My Parents Found Out I Never Lost My Baby Teeth and are Now Revoking My Meal Plan so I Can Go on An All-Jawbreaker Diet to Toughen Up

I’m from DC—a long way from Stanford, I know. But one of the reasons I came here is because it’s so far away from home. All I wanted was to not have to hide anymore, to have some place where I could be myself without worrying about judgment. Stupid of […]

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Op-Ed: The Male Orgasm is a Myth

February 11, 2019 7:00 pmComments Off on Op-Ed: The Male Orgasm is a Myth
Op-Ed: The Male Orgasm is a Myth

I’d had my suspicions for a while, but I hadn’t had any proof. Maybe it was the way my boyfriend Matt was only willing to plonk me if the lights were off. Maybe it was the blatant photoshop they use in porn. Maybe it was the way that SHPRC kept […]

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TED Talk Speaker Struggles to Open PowerPoint from Flash Drive

February 1, 2019 9:00 pmComments Off on TED Talk Speaker Struggles to Open PowerPoint from Flash Drive
TED2014 - The Next Chapter, Session 8 - Hackers, March 17-21, 2014, Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, Canada. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Randy Korgum’s highly anticipated TED talk last week got off to a surprisingly rough start. The first seven minutes were spent dealing with some unfortunate technical difficulties perhaps best described by Korgum in the moment as, “lemme just pull up the PowerPoint file from my flash drive real quick. Oh, […]

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United Nations Begins Search for Man Named Noah to Build Ark

January 28, 2019 7:00 pmComments Off on United Nations Begins Search for Man Named Noah to Build Ark
United Nations Begins Search for Man Named Noah to Build Ark

The world’s leading climate scientists have concluded in a recent report that “shit is totally fucked, dudes”. Or in in the more precise terms of IPCC head Maria Rodriguez, “we’ve got ten, maybe twenty years. If oil companies and governments continue to sit on their asses, then ice melts, cities […]

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BREAKING: Lovers Exchange Heartfelt Poems and Roses Under a Romantic Full Moon

January 22, 2019 7:00 pmComments Off on BREAKING: Lovers Exchange Heartfelt Poems and Roses Under a Romantic Full Moon
BREAKING: Lovers Exchange Heartfelt Poems and Roses Under a Romantic Full Moon

Some claim that romance is dead. Some claim that days of boomboxing under a harassed girl’s window have past. Some claim that at Stanford, first base is sex and second base is getting their name. Well, some people are wrong, and last Sunday, Stanford students came out in force to […]

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