Category Archives: Culture

Justin and Jimmy’s Secret Handshake

More like the longest handshake I’ve ever seen tho.

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The Girlfriend Experience (TV Series)

The first time I ever wrote about “The Girlfriend Experience” was back in 2009. Back then porn star, Sasha Grey, was the lead actress in a film with this title. She played a call girl who was living a double life. I actually found this film to be pretty fascinating and no – it wasn’t at all a porno like people may be quick to think. It was done really well which is probably why Starz is now turning it into a television series. Above is the trailer and it’s very similar to the movie, but it will be interesting to see how each episode is played out. Both the tv show and movie are tied to Stephen Soderbergh who is the producer for the new tv series out next year: For comparison, the movie trailer featuring Sasha Grey is below:


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Starbucks Disappoints w/ Red Cups

Red cup season. Is. Here. I want to say that I kept it cool and wasn’t all that excited about this transition, but that’s completely untrue.The day after Halloween, I had to drive up to the city and I was having a difficult time at the Starbucks drive-thru trying to decide which holiday drink I should be ordering (I considered having all four in the same day until I realized that was crazy):

  • Pumpkin spice latte
  • Peppermint Mocha
  • Chestnut Praline Latte
  • Gingerbread Latte

So many choices. While I was thinking about what drink I was going to order, there were lots of regular Starbucks customers that were furious about the red cup itself and why this year, it was a blank canvas and only decorated red without any other design on it. Yeah, that went completely over my head. On Sunday nights, I like to try and kick off the week with a little funny so here is one customer’s reaction to the whole red cup fiasco.

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RIP Seattle’s Gum Wall

photo cred | Flickr

In the saddest piece of news that I’ve read all week, the Seattle gum wall in Post Alley next to Pike Place is coming down! First off, two decades worth of chewed up spit up gum is up on this wall and while some people find it to be completely disgusting, guess what – I don’t hate it. Not one bit. I still take every person that has ever visited me in Seattle to this place because I think it’s fantastic. Why the city would want to clean this thing up is beyond me. They should probably worry about the random poo poo on the streets instead of this.

The sticky spread currently spans 54 feet and climbs eight feet high up the alley wall—there’s an estimated 150 pieces of gum per brick, and over one million wads total. It’s a collection 20 years in the making, started by audience members waiting in line for improv shows at the Market Theater.

The cleaning will start sometime this week and is expected to last a couple of days. Yeah, there’s THAT much gum on it. I wonder if people will start throwing up their gum after the cleaning. It’s what I would do. This thing is an icon.


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Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong Trailer

I actually heard about this film a few months back, but this was the first time I’m ever seeing the trailer. When I was growing up Jamie Chung was the Real Worlder I aspired to me – mainly because she was Asian American and pretty tasteful when she appeared on the show in the San Diego season. I also have always loved Bryan Greenberg since his days on One Tree Hill. Who didn’t love Jake AMIRITE?! The two are actually engaged to be married in real life and while I’ve seen them in photos and stuff, I’ve never seen them working together so it will be kind of cool to see how their chemistry translates onscreen.

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A Barbie Campaign We Can Get Behind

These are definitely not like the Barbie commercials I saw as a kid. When I stumbled upon this late yesterday evening, I couldn’t wait to share it with my team the very next morning. Not only is it incredibly adorable, but it’s sending along a very powerful message that women can be anything. What we imagine can be a reality! I thought everything about how this campaign was executed was done perfectly from including non-actors for the scenario to the transitioning and even that line, “there’s no high school for the dog.”

These bright and confident young girls did such a great job. I want to share this commercial with every young girl including my favorite niece Lily who is absolutely in love with her Barbie’s.


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Amy Schumer’s SNL Monologue

I didn’t get a chance to catch this when it aired last night, but this morning when I woke up all of the blogs were talking about Amy Schumer’s monologue. She was funny, as we all knew that she could be, but she also touched on a pretty serious topic as well which we really appreciated! Congrats to Amy on her first SNL!


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Blog Roundup

– Big Boi and Phantogram collaborated on a new album together and we can’t wait for it to be released. [Time]

– Ciders are making it onto the drinking scene [Valet Mag]

– 14 drinks you’re not allowed to order after you turn 30 [Cool Material] AMF should’ve made this list.

– The most Instagrammed location in every state [Cool Material]

– Former Facebook employee is building a very high-tech hotel in Palm Springs [CNN]

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Pharrell Gets Interviewed by British Kids

Is this not the most adorable thing you’ve seen in a long time? Can I have a British kid? Pharrell did a press conference for his new book “Happy” and was asked questions by the most darling batch of kids.


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A Collection Part 43

Sometimes these photographs and things are little reminders to myself, but basically more of a collection of my own thoughts from the last couple of months.

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73 Questions w/ Emily Ratajkowski

I really like this cheeky Vogue series that they’ve been doing with celebrities. It’s kind of nice to see them in a low-key intimate environment, but still allowing viewers to get to know them in a different setting than you would on a red carpet. I’ve been following Emily on Instagram for a little while now and I find her to be pretty fascinating. She’s come a long way from being “just the girl in the Robin Thicke music video” and I’m excited to see what’s next (especially since her last movie was a bust.)

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ICYMI: This Speech By Viola Davis Last Night

Congrats to Viola Davis for taking home the Lead Actress in a Drama win at the Emmy’s last night and being the first African American woman to do so.

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Marshawn’s Pepsi Commercial

I had a massive giggle fit after watching this. For my 2 year work anniversary, my manager promised and purchased me a Marshawn fathead to go up on our wall. This was a very hard thing for her to do given that she’s a hardcore 49er’s fan. Meh. But she says she likes Marshawn so this was okay.

#GoHawks! Can’t wait for the game today!

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John Cena Prank Call

I’m so glad that my coworkers and I have similar senses of humor. One of my team members shared this with us yesterday during our quiet afternoon on Friday and I’m pretty sure the four of us just erupted in laughter the whole time. Hopefully this will make your Saturday morning a little bit brighter!

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