To Watch or not to Watch? (obviously to Watch)

Hey folks,

I imagine that many of you, like me, find you have more time on your hands than you have had in quite a while. And what better way to spend it than on one of the plethora of streaming services available to us these days? So, I am on the hunt for some good recommendations for shows/films, preferably on one of these streaming services. I have watched some of the ABSOLUTELY WILD Tiger King (documentary?) and those people are nuts, but I am definitely behind on streaming culture, so even things that seem old are most welcome!

Anywho, stay healthy and keep your spirits up in these tough times.

Awaiting your suggestions,


Discussion: How to fill my time and stomach

Hi. All in all … I’m quite bored. I love my parents but everyone working from home + to chilly Boston “spring” temperatures = me going a little stir crazy. So, I’ve been trying out some new recipes to pass the time and make use of my mom’s stockpile of groceries (granted the lines in my town get into the grocery stores are pretty long). My recent favorite: vegan banana chocolate chip muffins! Now I’m not vegan, but I promise they are delicious and definitely worth a try (I ate three today…so far). Here is the recipe. 

But help! I’m running out of ideas to make; what are you favorite meals/desserts/snacks/healthy or not?

Patiently awaiting your go-to favorites,


Discussion: Mario Kart

Hi. So I’ve been playing an ungodly amount of Mario Kart on my DS that I found in the pit of garbage in my room that I haven’t properly cleaned since graduation. In that pit is also the DS charger that I am in desperate need of but can’t be bothered to look for it and in turn upend some deeply hidden memories from my childhood. Anyway….

Who is the best character for Mario Kart? I am loyal to Yoshi but I feel like I need to grow up and find a new favorite. My brother made fun of me the other day for playing with Yoshi and I am feeling rather discouraged. Insight would be appreciated.


Signing off,

Bridget :,-)

Digital Townhouse Discussion Forums (Fora?)


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I’m working on my thesis and I’m having trouble conceptualizing what Plato might say about sustainability. Does anyone have any thoughts on Plato, or honestly on political philosophy of sustainability in general?

Okay, but for real: how much wood could a woodchuck chuck (assuming this woodchuck could chuck wood).

Does anyone have tips for good virtual communal streaming apps? My partner and I were watching Love is Blind together before all this, and we want to keep it up!

Mario (the Nintendo plumber) joins the UHP as a part of the class of 2024. Who and what does he write his final Origins paper on? What grade does he receive?

I’m feeling really alone right now. I’m not really close with anyone in my family, and it’s been a rough time mental health-wise. Anyone have good tips for loneliness right now?

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