21 Ways "The Emperor's New Groove" Is Actually About College Students

21 Ways "The Emperor's New Groove" Is Actually About College Students

Because being turned into a llama is something we can all relate to.

College is a wonderful time of crazy highs and lows. While everyone has a unique college experience, there are some emotions and experiences that are universal. Like the frustration that comes with being turned into a llama. Wait, what? No, that's not right. OK, so maybe not all feelings are universal, but "The Emperor's New Groove" covers a wide range of things that all college students go through.

When you realize you're surrounded by idiots

How do they not know that's where the comma goes? Is there even a period at the end of that sentence? English is your first language, right?

In chemistry lab, realizing you've missed your calling as an evil scientist

Your lab partner won't make eye contact with you, but that's okay. You're going to take over the world with your evil genius. Let's just not mention the C- you got on the last quiz.

Trying to explain why your friend should give you the number of that cute guy they're friends with

It doesn't matter that you've never actually talked to him, right? You just know it's meant to be.

Mastering the ability to make that five page minimum by just restating everything you said in the first paragraph

Your professor won't notice. Hopefully.

When you have no idea what your professor just asked you in your French class

There is no way that was French. Klingon, maybe. Or possibly some variation of Elvish. But definitely not French.

When you're the only one in your study group who got an A on the test

You answered every question with C, but somehow managed to get a better grade than the people who didn't sleep through class.

Tripping over a crack in the sidewalk while strutting to class

Sometimes it feels like the whole world, including the sidewalk, just wants to ruin your smooth moves.

When one of your friends makes Keurig coffee and you try to warn the others not to drink it before it's too late

Coffee is coffee, but Keurig coffee isn't coffee. It's flavored water. It's a traitor to coffee. It's a poison that stains the name of coffee.

When your professor gives a pop quiz you're completely unprepared for

You know you don't stand a chance, but you won't let them see you cry.

When your group project members try to come up with lame reasons not to participate

That's okay. You don't need them anyway. You can totally write an entire paper, presentation, poster, thesis, and world domination plan all by yourself.

When you order food for all your friends because you're the only one with meal plan money left

Sometimes you feel like a human vending machine.

Or when you try to sell your extra meal plan money and someone asks to buy it at half price

This is your hard earned money that your parents and student loans are covering, so no one gets it if you can't make a profit.

When your professor assigns extra homework the day before class

Cleaning is being productive, right? You're totally getting something done. Maybe not that five page paper due by midnight, but at least you can find your bed again.

When you start to question the sanity of your friends

Maybe it was too many all-nighters or not enough caffeine, but there's definitely something not right.

When you fall asleep in the library and your friend nudges you awake for the fifth time

Is that drool on your book? Casual mouth wipe. Yep, definitely drool. Goodbye, dignity.

Mornings when the coffee hasn't quite kicked in yet

Morning people are not from this planet. There's no way they are human.

When you ace that test you studied a grand total of eight minutes for

Cause you're a boss and cramming always works. Always.

Arriving at your best friend's place uninvited

Cause let's be honest, you basically live there.

When you think you're alone and your musical side comes out and then someone walks by

Just be glad you hadn't started your own choreographed dance yet. That would have been awkward.

Filling out job applications that ask for a detailed history of your life, including what your favorite craft was in kindergarten

Because every job requires the ability to string macaroni noodles on a piece of yarn. Duh.

When you realize you're about to graduate and reality finally sets in

Deep breaths. You will survive the real world. Probably.

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A Playlist From The iPod Of A Middle Schooler In 2007

I will always love you, Akon.

Something happened today that I never thought in a million years would happen. I opened up a drawer at my parents' house and I found my pink, 4th generation iPod Nano. I had not seen this thing since I graduated from the 8th grade, and the headphones have not left my ears since I pulled it out of that drawer. It's funny to me how music can take you back. You listen to a song and suddenly you're wearing a pair of gauchos, sitting on the bleachers in a gym somewhere, avoiding boys at all cost at your seventh grade dance. So if you were around in 2007 and feel like reminiscing, here is a playlist straight from the iPod of a middle schooler in 2007.

1. "Bad Day" — Daniel Powter

2. "Hips Don't Lie" — Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean

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3. "Unwritten" — Natasha Bedingfield

4. "Run It!" — Chris Brown

5. "Girlfriend" — Avril Lavigne

6. "Move Along" — All-American Rejects

7. "Fergalicious" — Fergie

8. "Every Time We Touch" — Cascada

9. "Ms. New Booty" — Bubba Sparxxx

10. "Chain Hang Low" — Jibbs

11. "Smack That" — Akon ft. Eminem

12. "Waiting on the World to Change" — John Mayer

13. "Stupid Girls" — Pink

14. "Irreplaceable" — Beyonce

15. "Umbrella" — Rihanna ft. Jay-Z

16. "Don't Matter" — Akon

17. "Party Like A Rockstar" — Shop Boyz

18. "This Is Why I'm Hot" — Mims

19. "Beautiful Girls" — Sean Kingston

20. "Bartender" — T-Pain

21. "Pop, Lock and Drop It" — Huey

22. "Wait For You" — Elliot Yamin

23. "Lips Of An Angel" — Hinder

24. "Face Down" — Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

25. "Chasing Cars" — Snow Patrol

26. "No One" — Alicia Keys

27. "Cyclone" — Baby Bash ft. T-Pain

28. "Crank That" — Soulja Boy

29. "Kiss Kiss" — Chris Brown

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30. "Lip Gloss" — Lil' Mama

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13 Taylor Swift Lyrics About Love

“We could get married. Have 10 kids and teach em how to dream."


Taylor Swift is the only reason I've gotten through every love, and every break-up. Here's a list of 13 lyrics/quotes about love from Taylor Swift's albums.

“Losing him was blue like I’ve never known. Missing him was dark grey all alone. Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met. Loving him was red.”

"Red" from the album "Red." This song perfectly describes every feeling that radiates through your entire being when you love and then lose someone.

“I wish we could go back, and remember what we were fighting for. I wish you knew that, I miss you too much to be mad anymore. I wish you were right here, right now, it’s all good. I wish you would.”

"I Wish You Would" from 1989. Sometimes I wish it was acceptable to just blast Taylor Swift during an argument because I totally would.

“You learn my secrets and you figure out why I’m guarded. You say we’ll never make my parents mistake.”

"Mine" from Speak Now. Let's surpass everyone's expectations.

“My baby’s fly like a jet stream, high above the whole scene, loves me like I’m brand new.” 

"Call It What You Want To" from the Reputation album. Once in a lifetime, there's someone who looks at your scars and calls you strong and brave, instead of damaged.

“My mother accused me of losing my mind, but I swore I was fine.” 

"Dear John" from Speak now. Love makes you do crazy things.

“One night he wakes, strange look on his face. Pauses then says ‘you’re my best friend’. And you knew what it was. He is in love.” 

"You Are In Love" from the 1989 album. Swift gives me chills with this song. Every time you think you're in love, you realize that the last time wasn't even close. True love, happens once or twice, and not for everyone.

“You pull my chair out, and help me in. And you don’t know how nice that is, but I do. And you throw your head back laughing like a little kid. I think it’s strange that you think I’m funny cause, he never did. I’ve been spending the last eight months, thinking all love ever does is break, and burn, and end. But on a Wednesday, in a cafe, I watched it begin again.”

"Begin Again" from the Red album. One of my top five favorite songs. Real love shows you how you should've been treated all along.

“Why would you wanna make the very first scar? Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart?”

"A Perfectly Good Heart" from the first Taylor Swift album. Some people are only here to take. Never to give or share.

“The rain came pouring down, when I was drowning that’s when I cold finally breathe. And by morning, gone was any trace of you, I think I am finally clean.”

'Clean' from 1989. It can take years, even lifetimes, to finally feel free from love.

“There I was again tonight, forcing laughter, faking smiles, same old tired lonely place. Walls of insincerity, shifting eyes and vacancy, vanished when I saw your face. All I can say is it was, enchanting to meet you.”

'Enchanted' from Speak Now album. Love at first sight?

“Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone, I’ll be waiting all that’s left to do is run. You’ll be the prince and I’ll be the princess, it’s a love story, baby just say yes.”

'Love Story' from Fearless album. This song makes me want to take a chance and escape with a stranger.

“I once was poison ivy, but now I’m your daisy.”

"Don't Blame Me" from Reputation. I'm only better when I'm with you.

“We could get married. Have 10 kids and teach em how to dream.”

"Starlight" from the Red album. Only certain people are worth growing with.

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