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Sh!t To Talk About #1

Have you ever been at a loss for words when trying to start a conversation with someone? Maybe you’re just not into the same things, maybe you don’t know what to talk about, maybe you’re just not good at conversing with people. That’s alright.

I’ve found that discussing current events are a good way to start or maintain conversations and a good way to sound in-the-know even when you’re out of the loop.

What I’ll be doing is summing up of some of the latest and popular headlines with a brief explanation. I’ll even throw in an opinion or two in there just for the hell of it. You didn’t ask for this but I’m doing it for you anyway. You’re welcome.

(Conversation Tip #1: When at a loss for words, you could always start conversations with “So I heard from this really cool blog that you should definitely check out that…..”)


 The new 'do.

The new 'do.

Headline: Queen of the World Beyoncé has a new ‘do!

What’s up: Woman who sings for a living tries out new hairstyle.

Why it’s important: It’s not! But she’s famous! Yaaaaaay haircuts! 

What I think: You do you, Queen B. You do you.

Conversation prompt: What do you think of the singer’s hair? Why do you care that much? Discuss.

That’s it for Entertainment. No one and nothing else is as important as Queen B.

(Conversation tip #2: Conversation not going anywhere? Just start singing Drunk in Love. If the other person doesn’t rap Jay Z’s part you don’t need them in your life)


Headline: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer is out!

What’s up: CoD: AW is a video game. People play video games. The trailer consists of a bunch of soldiers running around shooting things and making things explode. Rock music plays in the background. Kevin Spacey plays the video game’s main villain Jonathan Irons. The game is set in some kind of dystopian future. The game comes out in a few weeks: Nov. 4 available to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Why it’s important: It’s not! But people love video games.

What I think: The CoD series has seriously been lacking in quality both in gameplay and story for the past few years. I’m not excited for this game but I am probably still going to buy it because I’m a sucker for unnecessary spending.

Conversation prompt: Will you be buying this game? If so, why would you waste your money like that? If not, where did you learn to be so smart?

Headline: Apple have a few ‘new’ iPads coming out!

What’s up: The iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 are now available for online orders. You may be wondering: what makes these one so special? The answer: not much.

They come in a new gold finishing now or “champagne” or “hey look at me, come pick me up I’m so expensive”. As always they are somewhat slimmer or faster or shinier or more likely to get stolen on a night out with your friend… but hey, what do I know? Go check the website for more details.

Why it’s important: It’s really not! It’s pretty much the same stuff that came out last year except now they come in a more pretentious color and also they can like do the whole fingerprint scanning thing too.

What I think: If only previous iPad models had the ability to not get lost then I wouldn’t have to buy a new one this time around. *Pretentious sighing*

Conversation prompt: Why do people think it’s cool to take iPads away from their owners? Would buying the gold one make me look too pretentious or should I just not care?

That’s it for Tech news.

I meant to include more headlines like “Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution”, “Ebola Is Now A Big Deal Though It Should Have Been Long Ago”, but I didn’t have time to do so.” There’s also stuff about Oscar Pistorious(spoiler alert: he’s been sentenced to 5 years in prison) in the news recently so you could talk about that and discuss the man’s guilt, or lack thereof. 

Topics such as those would be better off with serious, in-depth explanation which requires patience, interest and sincerity; all of which I lack. So I’ll leave that to you to look into.

I hope these help in some way. I’ll be back soon with more Shit to Talk About.