How the 4/20 ‘Weed Day’ Celebrations Sold Out to the Man

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Not so long ago, 4/20—“Weed Day,” the Fourth of July for pot—was a day simply when non-smokers knew that parks might be a bit smellier and McDonalds’ lines a little longer.

One generally accepted origin story of how the day came to be concerns five California high school students who in 1971 would light up by a statue of Louis Pasteur every afternoon around 4:20.

But in 2019, as states increasingly embrace legalization and Coca-Cola execs flirt with the idea of releasing CBD-spiked drinks, April 20 is becoming less of a fringe event and more of a Black Friday shopping extravaganza.

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Jamie Laing plans to move in with girlfriend ‘one day’

OHMYGOSSIP — Jamie Laing says he could end up moving in with his girlfriend Heloise Agostinelli, as their relationship is going from strength to strength.
The ‘Made in Chelsea’ star – who dated his co-star Frankie Gaff before finding love with the 20-year-old model – has hinted that things are getting serious with Heloise, who has decided to bow out of filming the E4 show to focus on her modelling and beauty career, and they are likely to settle into their own little love nest in the future.
Speaking about his partner, who he has been with for a year, Jamie gushed to OK! Magazine: “She’s the best. She’s the sweetest person I’ve ever met.
“She probably won’t say the same about me!
“She’s not doing the show any more.
“She’s doing her modelling and skincare and she’s going to kill it.”
Asked if living together is on the cards, he replied: “We don’t live together, but one day.”
The 30-year-old reality star previously opened up about the 10-year age gap between him and his girlfriend, insisting it’s n big deal.
He said: “I have been having a lot of date nights with this new mon amis (my friend) and it is actually making me slightly excited and giddy for life.
“She’s 19, so what? It doesn’t make a difference.
“I will never ever be in the same decade as her. When I turn 30, she turns 20.”
Whilst Jamie is over Frankie, he had previously admitted that their split in 2017 was difficult to bounce back from.
He said: “It’s hard. [Being single is] not as easy as I remember it being when I was younger. Girls are scary!
“Frankie and me are fine with each other but it can be a bit awkward.”

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‘Groundhog Day’ VR game let’s you revisit Bill Murray’s 1993 adventure as his son

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Groundhog Day has been a movie and a musical, so why not make it a virtual reality game next?

Sony Pictures has teamed up with Tequila Works — the studio behind 2017’s wonderful indie efforts Rime and The Sexy Brutale — for Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son. It’s a……… sequel? To Groundhog Day? Set 26 years later, where you’re playing as Phil Connors’ son as he’s caught in the same kind of time loop as his dad?

Sure, why not?

This game looks completely cuckoo bananas, though it’s not yet clear if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. There’s reason to be hopeful with Tequila Works at the helm though! And Groundhog Day, the 1993 film, is such a wonderful, well-told story. Any chance to spend a little more time in that world is a welcome thing. Read more…

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NBA coach, reportedly: ‘You can’t have a hot woman [coaching] in the NBA. Guys will be trying to f— her every day’

Many want to get a woman – namely Spurs assistant Becky Hammon – hired as an NBA head coach. Instead, the focus should be on removing barriers that have nothing to do with coaching. Women, racial minorities and gay people have a harder time advancing in coaching because of those identities, not their coaching ability.

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Wu-Tang Launches Lipstick Line And Announces Nov. 9 is ‘Wu-Tang Clan Day’

After creating the “cash rules everything around me” mantra, multiple classic hip-hop albums, and a blueprint for turning gritty street rap into mainstream success, the Wu-Tang Clan is giving the world lipstick.

The legendary rap group teamed up with Milk Makeup to launch their own lipstick line. The limited-edition collection is 100% vegan and comes in eight colors. Just like the hip-hop group, the lip colors are heavily inspired by Chinese culture—from its core ingredients to its package designs—to each of their names: Sacred, Fire, Chi, Flow, Frequency, Source, Cypher, and Ruckus, a reference to the I Ching Trigrams:


Although the collaboration may seem odd for the hardcore rappers, Wu-Tang’s RZA said it made sense since Milk Makeup founder Mazdack Rassi is a fellow New Yorker with whom he shares a lot of commonalities. He added that his wife, former Ford Model Agency model Talani Rabb-Diggs, loved the line idea and helped bring it into fruition.

“I have a great relationship with Milk’s founder, Rassi, and as New Yorkers, we’ve frequented some of the same circles,” RZA told Billboard. “We spoke about fashion and the cosmetic world and I revealed that my wife has a cool perspective about makeup [because] in her youth, she was in the modeling circles. She is a fan of Milk Makeup’s products and when [Rassi and I] talked about forming a collaboration that reflected our NYC sensibility and philosophy, makeup became the unique and unpredictable choice. The Milk Makeup collaboration was spearheaded by my wife.”


The line also pays homage to the group’s underground NYC roots and celebrates self-expression and strength. Harlem-born singer Teyana Taylor is featured in a video ad promoting the collection as a Wu Warrior, performing Kung Fu-inspired choreography.

“In previous generations, the feminine energy has been dampened by the world. But now, women’s strength, beauty, and wisdom is finally being celebrated,” said RZA, according to The National. “Warriors come in all forms, but right now women are the modern warriors, unapologetic in their strength and speaking out about things they’ve held in or feared they’d be shunned for, on both a personal and political level.”

The collection is sold exclusively on MilkMakeup.com for $ 440 or $ 55 for each lip color.

On Thursday, Wu-Tang held an event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their iconic debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), with the premiere of a short documentary titled, For the Children: 25 Years of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). In the film, the Staten Island-born rappers reflect on their journey from the early days of their careers to ascending to hip-hop icons. A$ AP Rocky, A$ AP Ferg, and Gary Vaynerchuck also make appearances in the film.

At the film’s debut in Brooklyn, RZA announced Nov. 9 as “Wu-Tang Day” to commemorate the release of the groundbreaking album on Nov. 9, 1993. “Tomorrow, Staten Island, New York, is going to recognize Nov. 9 as the official Wu-Tang Clan day,” he declared.



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Today Is National Dessert Day. Here’s Where to Get Free Sweets

Halloween is still a couple of weeks away, but if you’re looking to accelerate your tooth decay early, October 14 is National Dessert Day. And as with any good food holiday, plenty of restaurants are hoping to lure you in with Dessert Day deals.

Many major chains are jumping on the coattails of the “holiday,” mainly as a tool to nudge customers into downloading their app or spend more on a meal. But if you’re planning to eat out anyway, there’s no reason not to take advantage of the National Dessert Day offers.

Here are some of the freebies you’ll find at national chains today.

Baskin-Robbins

Get a free regular sized scoop when you download the company’s app

Carvel

Join the Fudgie Fanatics club and you’ll get a free sundae when you buy one.

Cinnabon

Get a free Minibon cinnamon roll when you sign up for emails from the chain.

Coco’s Bakery

Join the eClub and get a free slice of pie.

Dairy Queen

Download the app and you’ll get a free small Blizzard.

Krispy Kreme

A free doughnut awaits when you sign up for the Simple & Sweet rewards program

Marble Slab Creamery

Want free ice cream? Join the company’s rewards program.

Mrs. Fields

The cookie chain isn’t giving away freebies, but you can get 15% off of online orders the entire month.

Quiznos

Buy a sub on Sunday and you’ll get a free dessert thrown in

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