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Weezer Album Cover Memory Test

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As you may know from recent episodes of Lunchbox or glowing album reviews, I’m a big fan of Weezer. Even though they may have shed their college-rock charm years ago, I still can’t help to not obsess about them. I almost feel obliged to apologize, but I won’t give you the satisfaction.

On their most recent album, and for the fourth time in the history of the band, Weezer appears on their album cover. Because I’m a fan (did I mention that?) I tried to look at all four album covers more closely to see if there was some type of Di Vinci code contained within. After about five minutes I came to the decision that there wasn’t. Because Weezer almost didn’t use the image they did for the Red Album, I assume each cover is just a random shot, with no pattern, no reason, no rhyme.

Still–that doesn’t mean I can’t throw a good old-fashioned brain buster your way. In the same way a sudoku puzzle heats up your brain, I want to warm your noggin up with a little Weezer Album Cover Memory Test.

If you want to play along, here are the rules:

Study the four album covers for exactly four minutes. Once you are done, scroll down the blog so you can’t see the image at all (make sure you don’t cheat). Finally, see how many questions you can answer correctly.

Using the Blue Album as a reference tool, questions about band members will always be from left-to-right in a 1-2-3-4 sequence (i.e., left to right (1) Pat Wilson, (2) Rivers Cuomo, (3) Matt Sharp, (4.) Brian Bell)

Ready to play? Let’s go:

1.) Going from left to right, in what two album covers are Pat Wilson, Rivers Cuomo, and Brian Bell in the same position (hint: Weezer’s bassists are also in the same position)?

2.) Out of the four album covers, how many hats are worn by band members?

3.) On Weezer’s Blue Album and Make Believe album covers, Matt Sharp and Pat Wilson are standing in the same position. What are they doing?

4.) On all four album covers–not including sunglasses–how many pairs of black-rimmed eyeglasses are being worn by band members?

5.) There’s only one album cover where Rivers Cuomo is not standing in the second-from-the-left position (the #2 slot). Which one is it?

6.) How many total instruments are pictured in the four album covers?

7.) Looking at each album cover respectively, how many covers feature band members with facial hair (stubble does not count)?

8.) What is the only album cover to have the “weezer” moniker in a black font?

9.) Looking at the four album covers (left to right), has any member of Weezer occupied all four positions?

10.) On what album cover is Rivers Cuomo crossing his arms?

Bonus (worth 5 points): Currently, where is the retro blue shirt that Brian Bell is wearing on the cover of Weezer’s Blue Album?

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ANSWERS:

1.) Blue Album & Make Believe
2.) 2
3.) Holding their hands (at waist level)
4.) 6
5.) Red Album
6.) 1
7.) 1, Red Album
8.) Blue Album
9.) No, although Pat Wilson and Brian Bell are only one position away from accomplishing this feat.
10.) Make Believe
Bonus: In the garbage. After pulling it out of his closet a few years back, Bell noticed the shirt was considerably damaged by some hungry moths. Instead of saving the remnants of the shirt, Bell decided to just throw it away.

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Final Countdown

The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…