Whether trying to impress your new hip co-op friends (Andrew) or interviewing for a Craigslist job, these simple talking points are guaranteed to make you seem like the smartest person in the room…to a very limited extent. (Probably best to name drop and let them do the talking).

FANTASY FOOTBALL

  • Draft pick
  • Bye week
  • Running Back = most important
  • Kickers/Defense = pick last
  • Basic positions: Quarterback, Running Back, Tight End, Wide Receiver

CAKE DECORATING

  • Fondant
  • Buttercream
  • Airbrush
  • Crystallized Sugar
  • Tips (they are numbered)
  • Cake bags
  • Turntable

WES ANDERSON

  • Jason Schwartzman
  • Muted color palette
  • Wilson Brothers
  • French Pop music
  • Bill Murray
  • Futura font
  • UT Austin

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Hootsuite
  • Google Analytics
  • SEO = search engine optimization
  • Throw these around:
  • Demographic
  • Campaign
  • Insight
  • Posts
  • PPC = paid per click
  • On-page vs. off-page

MOVIES WITH A TWIST

  • Soylent Green
  • Memento
  • Old Boy
  • Shutter Island
  • Sixth Sense
  • The Descent
  • The Prestige
  • Fight Club
  • Se7en
  • Inception
  • The Departed
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • American Psycho

AUSTIN, TEXAS

  • Breakfast Tacos (and tacos in general)
  • Zilker Park
  • ACL (always abbreviate when talking about it)
  • SXSW (refer to as South-by)
  • Bat Bridge
  • R Kelly Remix to Ignition
  • Terrible shipping and “handling”

AUSTIN ART & MUSEUMS

  • The Contemporary
  • East & West Austin Studios
  • Blanton Museum of Art
  • Laura Reynolds Gallery
  • Mexic-Arte
  • Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
  • Laguna Gloria
  • Austin Art Alliance

Do you ever act like you know? Give us some tips in the comments so we can join in!

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