Articles by: Ben Harley Davidson

I’m Retiring from the Thomas the Tank Engine Fandom

April 17, 2019 2:48 pmComments Off on I’m Retiring from the Thomas the Tank Engine Fandom
I’m Retiring from the Thomas the Tank Engine Fandom

I’m sick of it all. I quit. I came here out of admiration, appreciation. The first time I laid eyes on Thomas the Tank Engine—that perfect azure coat, the gentle curve of the wheels, the soft yet piercing smile on that round, round face—I knew he was perfect. And things […]

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A Royal Decree from DavidMan to the Stanford Community

April 16, 2019 7:00 pmComments Off on A Royal Decree from DavidMan to the Stanford Community
A Royal Decree from DavidMan to the Stanford Community

To Our Loyal Constituents  Serfs, We, the DavidMan, have deigned to take valuable time out of our day to address the peasantry; so hear our words, and take heed. It has come to our attention that we completely and utterly dominated the recent ASSU election in a landslide vote — the […]

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Op-Ed: My Alternative Spring Break Was Gladiatorial Bloodsport, and It Was Life-Changing

April 9, 2019 7:00 pmComments Off on Op-Ed: My Alternative Spring Break Was Gladiatorial Bloodsport, and It Was Life-Changing
Op-Ed: My Alternative Spring Break Was Gladiatorial Bloodsport, and It Was Life-Changing

When I looked around me at the end of last quarter, you know what I saw? A bunch of slobs, groupies, and good-for-nothing scum who weren’t planning on doing jack-diddly with their week off. Take a break from academics? Spend time with friends and family? Find a spare second to […]

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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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