Which Always Sunny Character Are You?

I attached a quiz courtesy of BuzzFeed where you can find out which character from It’s Always Sunny your personality resembles most. There’s a series of ten questions, each with a variety of choices, that lead the quiz to it’s results. Everything from what’s your best quality to choose a celebrity mug shot. Take the quiz and post your results below letting me know which character you are.

As much as it pains me to say it, I’ve taken this quiz about five times over the years and I somehow always get the McPoyles, which is clearly not settling…but whatever.

Leave a comment below letting me know which character you are.

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#ThrowbackThursday

We all know the cast of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia now as Charlie, Mac, Dennis, Frank, and Dee, but where were they before they scored the rolls on this show? I thought it would be fun to take a look down memory lane and find clips from some of the first film/television rolls that each of the cast members landed in their careers. It’s crazy to see how far they’ve all come over the years and where they all started out before they were the crazy gang we all know and love.

Danny Devito as Louie DePalma on Taxi (1978-1983):

For six years, wayyyy before his role on Sunny, Danny Devito played a loud and outlandish taxi dispatcher in the hit series Taxi. I you watch this clip you can see that back in the day he had much more hair and much better eyesight, but the same crazy non-restricted personality that we’ve grown to love as he plays Frank Reynolds on It’s Always Sunny. 

Danny Devito as Mr. Wormwood in Matilda (1996):

Having not been alive for the generation that Taxi took place in, this was the only role prior to Sunny that I remembered Danny from. This movie totally reminds me of my childhood, and how much I hated Matilda’s con-artist dad. Looking back now though, he seems to bear a striking similarity to Mr. Reynolds. He even says, “nobody ever got rich bein’ honest.” Sound like anyone we know?

Kaitlin Olson as Janet on George Lopez (2004):

Before she was Sweet Dee, Kaitlin Olson appeared on an episode of George Lopez where she played a snarky assistant principal. While I have the utmost confidence that Dee’s sexual promiscuity and sailor mouth wouldn’t land her even an assistant role, the minor character’s sarcastic attitude and inability to deliver news appropriately reminds me quite a bit of Dee and her laugh-inducing flaws.

Rob McElhenney as Joey Timon on Law & Order (1997):

When I was a mere two years, Rob McElhenney was getting his acting career rolling with a spot on the show that it seems all of Hollywood has appeared on at one point or another. He plays a teenage bad-boy who ends up murdering an innocent victim just for the fun of it, and ends up facing 20 to life. Yikes… While Mac McDonald was once thought to be a serial killer, I’d like to think he’s not quite “bad-ass” enough to to actually commit that grave of a crime–hopefully.

Glenn Howerton as Corey Howard on That 80’s Show (2002):

One of Glenn’s first rolls before playing the narcissistic Dennis Reynolds, was as Corey Howard on That 80’s Show. While the show was not well-received by fans and only lasted one season, the 13 episodes that Glenn appeared in acted as the start of his career, as he would go on to become the gang member we all love to hate.

Charlie Day as Jeremy on Law & Order (2001):

4 years after Rob appeared on the show, we see none other than Charlie Kelly pop up on this crime series as well–see, I really wasn’t lying about everyone being on here at some point. Anyways, he stars as a laid back cool-guy witness, and his acting is soooo different than anything he’s done on Sunny that it’s almost funny to watch, since I know him so well as Charlie Day and all he represents. Vastly different than the cheese-obsessed dyslexic from Philly.

Charlie Day as Michael Boscorelli on Third Watch (2001-2004):

On a 6 season series that followes the lives of New York’s 55th precinct’s police officers, paramedics, etc., Charlie Day appeared as Michael Boscorelli in 5 different episodes throughout the series. He plays the brother of Officer Maurice Boscorelli (Jason Wiles) and carries out another unconventional roll in this early 00’s crime drama. While his performance is great, I’m not gonna lie, I’m glad soon after this stint he found his home on Sunny playing the roll he’s so clearly meant to be playing.

What’s your favorite past roll from a member of the Always Sunny cast? Leave a comment below, jabronis.

St. Patty’s Day

Apologies for my lack of posting in the past week, I was traveling and just returned to school.

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day–it’s like spring’s very own Christmas!!

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Enjoy some drinks with your buddies, and maybe even some Always Sunny if you really want to make the day great. More posts to come this week, laddies.

It’s Usually Not Sunny on Sundays

Anyone hungover?

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Thought so…

Sundays, specifically college Sundays, are always spent recovering from the brutal attack of the weekend. This weekend at Bonaventure was an especially wild one after our basketball team upset with a buzzer beater, conquering VCU. Thus, today–and all Sundays–are spent relaxing and recovering in preparation for class on Monday and the start of a new week.

Thus, here are 5 quintessential Sunday-isms that everyone can relate to. Highlighted of course by the Always Sunny gang members in their various states of being.

#5). Dry-heaving.

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We’ve all felt the struggle of waking up on a Sunday morning feeling a bit queasy. The weekend really catches up to you and whether it be a strong smell, bad taste, or embarrassing memory, the Sunday dry heave is something that really sneaks up on ya. However, if you’re a witness rather than a participant, it’s quite a funny sight to see. No one does it quite like Dee though.

#4). Eating greasy food.

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One of–if not the best–cures for a Sunday hangover is a big ol’ greasy meal. Nothin’ like a Big Mac to sop up the sorrows your body is facing after a weekend of going out. Just try and avoid taking Mac’s approach and eating in a church confessional, no matter how funny of an idea it sounds like when you’re drunk.

#3). Asking questions.

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While most of us are probably much more literate than Charlie when it comes to how we ask this question, we’ve all asked it before. “Did I do weird things?” “What happened last night?” and “I did whaaaat?” are common Sunday questions. Learning about your actions after an aggressive night out is rarely satisfying, usually embarrassing, but alllllways interesting.

#2). Battle wounds.

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Whether it be scrapes, bruises, or Sharpie marks, you never know what you might find yourself riddled with when you roll out of bed on a Sunday morning. Who wouldn’t want to start their day with a nice sharpie dong drawn on their forehead? Truly blissful. Hopefully however, you never look as bad as Dennis–for your own sake, and the sake of anyone who would have to look at you…

#1). Laying down…way down.

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Fat sleepy Mac is the absolute epitome of a hangover; I feel like this image sums Sunday up perfectly. Sundays are spend doing nothing but lounging each week. I spend as much of the day as I can in a horizontal state, watching movies in bed. Relaxation for the mind, body, and soul are necessities and weekly occurrences. Have to make sure you’re rested enough to be able to get up on the ever-so-dreadful Monday and actually face the real world and responsibilities. Unfortunately…

The Gang Makes a Game

As the weekend approaches and it’s game day here at St. Bonaventure, I wanted to share something that I have utilized many times since I’ve entered college and started watching It’s Always Sunny. In 2009, College Humor released a drinking game in association with the show. The game presents a list of common occurrences from the series, requiring that all players drink “X” amount of times whenever a listed instance takes place within an episode. Fairly simple, but incredibly fun.

I remember sitting in my dorm room freshman year, on my rickety Walmart futon, sharing beers with my roommate while laughing along with each episode of the show. While this game may just seem like an excuse to get hammered with your buddies, I think there’s more to it. Maybe it’s just because I’m freakishly connected to the show, but drinking along with the game seemed to instill a sense of comradery between myself and the characters. At times, I would feel like I was there in the dreary lighting of Paddy’s Pub, concocting bogus plans with the gang.

Regardless of if this game draws you into the lives of the characters, or just lets you relax and enjoy the show, it’s a lot of fun and all you need is some beer and a place to watch. I encourage everyone to throw on an episode of It’s Always Sunny at your next pregame, and enjoy the show–it gets even better with each beer, trust me.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Drinking Game

Drink every time somebody uses the following phrases:

“throwing down life lessons”

“what’s up, bitches?”

“pop that shirt off”

—”you want ‘x’ to pop” (ie “you want your muscles to pop,” “this will make your eyes pop”)                                                       

-Drink anytime the Gang mocks one another with a display of fake crying.

Drink anytime someone in the Gang points something out as racist.

-Drink anytime someone is drinking on the show. 2x if it’s a member of the gang.

-Drink anytime Dee is referred to as “Sweet Dee” by one of the Gang.

-Drink for any demeaning reference to Sweet Dee as old, ugly, untalented, or any combination thereof.

-Drink for any reference to Sweet Dee’s back brace.
—2x drink if they refer toher as a monster or “Aluminum Monster.”
—3x drink if the back brace actually appears.

-Drinks for anytime Sweet Dee refers to the gang as “boners.”

-Drink for any evidence of Charlie’s illiteracy, or references to it by the Gang.

-Drink anytime Frank brandishes a gun, or anyone brandishes a weapon.
—2x for characters other than Frank brandishing a gun.

-Drink anytime Frank wants “in on this action.”

-Drink anytime somebody is shown on drugs, or any reference to past drug use (including Charlie sniffing glue).
—2x if they are shown taking the drugs or sniffing glue.

-Drink for any instance of a homoerotic massage.

-Drink anytime Charlie appears in long Johns.

-Drink for any appearance of the Waitress.
—2x if the Gang actually calls her “waitress.”

-Drink for any appearance of the McPoyles or Rickety Cricket.

-Drink anytime someone in the Gang punctuates a point with “Boom!” or “Bam!”

-Drink anytime something is set on fire.  

2x if it is a person or other living thing.

Original source: http://www.collegehumor.com/post/5573612/its-always-sunny-in-philadelphia-the-drinking-game

Something We Can All Get Behind: Meet The Founder Of The Dude Hates Cancer!

Wonderful piece written by my best friend, Olivia Merrill, regarding a cancer awareness campaign with some familiar supporters.

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Meet Tim Maxwell! - Photo via @TimothyMaxwellMeet Tim Maxwell! – Photo via @TimothyMaxwell

I do mind, the Dude minds. This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man.” – The Dude……….

Meet Tim Maxwell, the founder of a very unique fundraising campaign that has found its way to Buffalo. The Dude Hates Cancer is a volunteer cancer awareness campaign that is based off of the famous indie movie, The Big Lebowski. Tim grew up in Twinsburg, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, and moved to Orchard Park when he was in the third grade. Tim stated, “My mom was born and raised in Buffalo, so even when we were in Ohio, my parents always had designs on moving back to Buffalo to raise us, and that opportunity eventually presented itself. So, I’m from Orchard Park, with a hint of Cleveland.”

Look at that crew! = Photo via www.geekadelphia.comLook at that crew! = Photo via http://www.geekadelphia.com

In December of 2000, Tim’s…

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Charlie Goes to College…Again

Before the new season of It’s Always Sunny begins and my blog fills with exciting reviews and news updates about upcoming episodes, I want to take the time to talk about something I find to be quite inspirational. Now, when one looks at the characters within this program I’m sure words like “intelligent,” “wise,” and “inspirational,” aren’t ones that quickly come to mind. However, Charlie Day recently gave a commencement speech to Merrimack College’s graduating class of 2014. Having graduated from Merrimack himself in 1998, when I was a mere three years old (scary), Mr. Day returned this year to speak to the students about his journey through life.

Over the course of his speech, Day highlights three main points about how he traveled from student to success story–all the while lacing his tales with his natural wit, as expected. He explains how after college he had three choices: accept a job at the Fidelity Corporation (something he really knew little about), work in Boston to establish a basis for his move to the city, or move right to NYC to pursue his acting career. Leaving behind the security of the first two options, he chose the latter. He worked busing tables, lived in poor conditions, and faced failure on a regular basis. This failure however, is where his first lesson comes into play: “Be willing to fail, let yourself fail. Fail in the way and the place where you would want to fail. Fail, pick yourself up, and fail again. Because without this struggle, what is your success anyway?” Failure is an aspect of life that is inevitable. I will fail, you all will fail, all successful people have failed–often. So, if it’s to happen, why not have it happen in the place where you want to overcome it? Take chances, don’t fear the break down that comes from unsuccessful ventures, and keep pushing towards your dreams. Success means nothing without the lessons that were learned in the process of achieving it. Day then goes on to talk about his experience with It’s Always Sunny. After a few years taking sub-par acting positions, Charlie explains how he was to be offered a role on a network television program. However, while awaiting confirmation, he took life into his own hands and started producing a make-shift program with his friends (Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney) in his apartment. Using friends as camera & sound men, they began developing the show that would become It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.  He then had another choice: accept the network job, or try and run with his own show. He took a risk, and declined the job. The three then went on to continue with It’s Always Sunny, making more episodes and trying to sell to executives. The program he turned down lasted for one season; It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia has run nine seasons and will soon become one of the longest running sitcoms in history. He explains this story’s lesson by saying, “You have to trust your own voice, your own ideas, your honesty, your vulnerability, and through this you will find your way.” You must create your own opportunities; don’t sit around and wait for the world to hand you the things you want. If there is something you crave, that you’re passionate about–do all that you can to ensure you get it. Trust your own abilities to succeed. If you want something, take it. Charlie’s final point touches upon criticism from others. He discusses how scared he was to come make this very speech, fearing he wasn’t a strong enough intellectual or public speaker. He looked at hateful comments on videos of speeches made by fellow celebrities and saw how critical the people on the internet were. Charlie then relays the realization he had about himself in relation to his critics, with arguably the most well received line of the speech: “I don’t give a shit.” He goes on to say, “you cannot let a fear of failure, or a fear of comparison, or a fear of judgement stop you from doing what’s going to make you great.” No matter what you do in life there are going to be those who have something negative to say. This is especially prominent today, with the age of technology and social media providing aggressors with an easy outlet to attack. It is incredibly important to always remember that the negative words of other people mean nothing. They don’t affect your talents, your spirit, and they shoudn’t affect your self-esteem. Do what makes you happy. Fail, succeed, be passionate, know who you are, and don’t give a rat’s ass about those who criticize. My final point: Regardless of the speech’s content I find the act in itself to be commendable. Much of Hollywood portrays to the public ideas of materialism, individualism, and artificiality. I can confidently say that there are many people in the television and film industries who probably would have declined an opportunity to speak to a similar audience. They may be “too busy” or “don’t like public speaking.” Both are crocks of shit, if I’m being frank. Whether you have the integrity and success of Oprah Winfrey, or the outlandish behavior of Miley Cyrus, I believe that being a celebrity comes with responsibilities. People need to start using their fame more frequently to reach out to the public, specifically those of younger generations, and teach them lessons about life. You don’t need to be a renowned philanthropist to do this; some of the best lessons come from the failure and ridicule of life itself. As a result of this self-centered aura surrounding many of Hollywood’s elite, I find it comforting and inspiring when I see things like Charlie Day’s speech. He’s probably not the first person who comes to mind when one thinks of eloquence or poise, but he has something to say. And due to the fact the he took the time to say it, and attempts to inspire his Merrimack descendants–I applaud him, and I hope you all do as well.