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Bake A Cake And We’ll Tell You What Type Of Wedding Cake You Are

Traditional? Rustic?

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It’s Time To Decide Who The TRUE Villains Were In These Iconic Movies

Sharpay deserved better.

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The ‘SNL’ Cast Shared A Behind The Scenes Look At Its ‘At Home’ Episodes

One of the most interesting entertainment stories of the COVID-19 era has been Saturday Night Live’s transformation from a show shot exclusively in Studio 8H in New York City to one done remotely. The three SNL At Home episodes were a dramatic shift in subject matter and setting for the sketch comedy show, and on Friday SNL shared a video detailing how the show pulled them off in a special YouTube video.

The started with its last in-studio episode, hosted by Daniel Craig in early March. It was the last time the cast was together before the true reality of the pandemic made in-studio episodes of the show impossible.

“That last show it didn’t feel like we wouldn’t be coming back,” Mikey Day said. Others noted the swift decision that the show would continue remotely.

“I think I got an email that was just sent to everybody and they were like ‘yeah we’re gonna do it at home now,’” Pete Davidson recalled. From there, the video detailed how the first virtual table read went and included some fun anecdotes about the absurdity of recording sketches in apartments spread out around the country. Bowen Yang even said he had his next door roommates reading lines with him during a Soul Cycle sketch.

Kenan Thompson noted that the show’s sketches evolved significantly from its first and second At Home episodes, as the show had time to send wigs and other props out to flesh segments out considerably. Weekend Update changed in its second episode with more technology and green screens, and overall the cast members got less overwhelmed by the process of writing, recording and conceptualizing sketches in isolation.

A particularly cute part of the video was Mikey Day and Thompson reflecting on letting their kids take part in the filming of sketches. Bringing work home with you is tough for everyone, but the show often made it work by bringing those kids on camera to take part in the fun. Thompson referenced Brad Pitt’s opening line from his cold open — “Live, kinda, from all across America. It’s Saturday night” — as a moment that changed his perception of the show.

“It’s like, OK, we’re getting a glimpse into an invincibility with this show,” Thompson said. “Whether we do it at 30 Rock or not, I think we can figure out a way to get it done.”

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Anti Social Social Club Linked With The USPS For A Dual-Branded Capsule

LA-based streetwear label Anti Social Social Club is linking up with the United States Postal Service — which, in terms of government-controlled agencies, is hands down the best dressed — for a special capsule collection that incorporates the post office’s iconic eagle imagery and color scheme across several simple outerwear pieces. The two constants of this collection are the clean U.S. Mail eagle logo and Anti Social Social Club’s own wavy logo, which are both printed across every piece from a capsule that includes essentials like short-sleeve work shirts, plain t-shirts, work jackets, caps, and sun hats.

At first glance, it’s easy to write off this collection as a mark-up of the regular postal service employee uniform, but it’s the small ways that this collection differs from its source material that make it worth your attention. An easy highlight from the capsule is the pink-striped hoodies, which feature a thin pink stripe across the arms and body, underlined by a thick strip of reflective 3M taping, in either navy blue or grey.

If your mail person came walking down the street rocking one of these ASSC hoodies, you’d be as happy to see them as that time when we were all waiting for our stimulus checks. View the full collection below and shop the capsule when it drops on May 30th at 8:00 am at the Anti Social Social Club webstore.

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WWE Friday Night Smackdown Open Discussion Thread: Daniel Bryan Vs. Jeff Hardy

Tonight on the WWE Friday Night Smackdown open discussion thread:

In the first round of the Intercontinental Championship Tournament, Jeff Hardy proved his unending perseverance, and Daniel Bryan exhibited his incredible technical prowess. Now the two former Intercontinental Champions will put their skills to the test with a finals opportunity on the line.

The Charismatic Enigma shocked The Celtic Warrior when he pulled out a victory, despite a confident Sheamus controlling long stretches of the match. Bryan was tested by his training partner, but the veteran Superstar outlasted Drew Gulak in a display of grappling ability.

Will Hardy keep his comeback moving forward? Or will Bryan’s in-ring polish be too much to overcome? (via

Daniel Bryan vs. Jeff Hardy, Elias vs. AJ Styles (in another tournament match), Lacey Evans vs. Sonya Deville, and A Moment Of Bliss with the New Day have all been announced for the show.

As always, give a thumbs up to any comments from tonight’s open thread you enjoy and we’ll include 10 of the best in tomorrow’s Best and Worst of Friday Night Smackdown on Fox report. Make sure to flip your comments to “newest” in the drop down menu under “discussion,” and enjoy the show!

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After grueling hospital shifts, nurses head to the front line of protests to offer aid

For the past few months, the world has been rightfully praising the nurses, doctors, and other medical workers serving on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic. And now, nurses in Minneapolis have taken heroism to the next level.

A video shared by Joshua Potash on Twitter shows nurses in scrubs helping administer aid to protesters calling for justice for George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis this week.

“This is amazing,” Potash wrote. “Nurses have been going straight to protests after long COVID shifts to help treat people hit with tear gas and rubber bullets.”

This week, we saw protests in Minneapolis erupt over Floyd’s murder, with some protesters being met with tear gas and rubber bullets.

In the video Potash shared, nurses in blue scrubs are shown with bottles of what appears to be milk, which helps relieve the sting of tear gas.

Commenters responding on Twitter praised the nurses for volunteering their time and energy:

“Stunningly beautiful act of kindness. Nurses deserve more than what we give them in salary and in attitude.”

“Nurses are the greatest thing in humanity.”

“Pre-Covid, nurses were always left out of Hometown Heroes praise, at least here on Long Island. It was always about teachers, cops and firemen. Maybe its time to add in nurses.”

“If the @TIME person of the year isn’t the American nurse throw the whole damn magazine away.”

Mister Rogers told us to look for the helpers in tough times. From a novel virus pandemic to the impact of civil unrest, nurses are there as the helpers, soothing wounds and saving lives. These are the heroes of our era, and they deserve all the gratitude and praise we can throw at them.

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They were right: Gay marriage ‘changed everything.’ Well, by adding $3.7 billion to the economy.

When same-sex marriage was legalized in the United States in 2015, a lot of conservatives and religious folks predicted it would be the end of the world.

In fact, on the day same-sex marriage was made legal, searches on the popular website Bible Gateway for “end times” reached an all-time high. Evangelical preacher Pat Robertson claimed that after the decision we’d all be having relations with animals.

“Watch what happens, love affairs between men and animals are going to be absolutely permitted. Polygamy, without question, is going to be permitted. And it will be called a right,” Robertson said.

Well, the world didn’t end and no one has married their cat … yet. But what did happen was a surge of economic activity.

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A new study by the The Williams Institute found that since same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide in the United States in 2015, LGBT weddings have boosted state and local economies by an estimated $3.8 billion.

“Marriage equality has changed the lives of same-sex couples and their families,” the study’s lead author Christy Mallory, said in a statement. “It has also provided a sizable benefit to business and state and local governments.”

Since Massachusetts first legalized gay marriage in 2004, more than half a million same-sex couples have married in America.

The economic impact of same-sex marriage has created more than 45,000 jobs and generated an additional $244 million in state and local taxes. Over $500 million in revenue has been generated by friends and family members traveling to and from same-sex weddings.

Anyone who’s throwing a wedding in the past 20 years knows the costs for a wedding, straight gay or otherwise, is incredible. The average cost for a wedding in 2020 is $31,000.

The findings by The Williams Institute are part of a lager economic trend suggesting the LGBT inclusion mainstream society has tremendous economic benefits for all.

A 2018 study noted that LGBTQ inclusion “increases economic performance, measured as GDP per capita,” and provided “significant support for linkages between LGBT inclusion and stronger economies at the macroeconomic level.”

The Williams Institute says its findings suggest that “passing laws to recognize the rights of LGBT people in participation in the marketplace, families, and important institutions may have positive effects on the economy. Also, efforts to improve public attitudes toward LGBT people may have positive effects on the economy, either alone or in combination with legal rights.”

So it looks like same-sex marriage and LGBT includion, in general, is great for the economy. Unless, of course, you’re one of those cake companies who refused to bake cakes for same-sex couples.Those folks really missed out on the big gay pay day.

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Tennessee police chief tells officers who defend George Floyd’s murder to turn in badges

Every time a video emerges of police killing an unarmed civilian, debates rage over whether or not the use of force was justified. Tempers flare. Accusations fly.

Law enforcement is often publicly quiet about these cases. Maybe it’s a matter of not wanting to interfere with an investigation. Maybe, as a police officer friend once explained to me, it’s because it’s difficult to explain to the untrained eye why an unarmed suspect can sometimes still be considered a deadly threat. Or maybe it’s a desire to uphold some kind of “blue code” loyalty, no matter what has actually happened.

But the George Floyd killing in Minneapolis was egregious enough to have many police officers speaking out. In fact, Chattanooga Chief of Police David Roddy shared a blunt statement on Twitter that leaves no room for doubt on where he stands.

“There is no need to see more video,” he wrote. “There no need to wait to see how ‘it plays out’. There is no need to put a knee on someone’s neck for NINE minutes. There IS a need to DO something. If you wear a badge and you don’t have an issue with this…turn it in.”

According to CBS affiliate WCCO News, George Floyd was compliant with Minneapolis police when he was handcuffed and taken into custody, but complained of claustrophobia when police tried to place him in the police vehicle. He went to the ground next to the vehicle, where police officers pinned him down. Officer Derek Chauvin then sat with his knee on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds—nearly 3 minutes of which took place after Floyd had become unresponsive. The incident was captured on film by bystanders, who repeatedly asked the officers involved to help Floyd when he said he he couldn’t breathe and after he stopped moving and talking. Floyd was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Today, nearly four days later, Chauvin was taken into custody.

Floyd’s family and lawyer have released a statement on the arrest of Chauvin, who is currently charged with 3rd degree murder and manslaughter. In part, it reads:

“Today, George Floyd’s family is having to explain to his children why their father was executed by police on video. It’s essential that the City closely examines and changes its policing policies and training procedures to correct for the lack of proper field supervision; the use of appropriate, non-lethal restraint techniques; the ability to recognize medical signs associated with the restriction of airflow, and the legal duty to seek emergency medical care and stop a civil rights violation.”

All activists want is for the police to stop killing black people with impunity, and the more police officers and police chiefs take an active role in effecting real change in their departments, the better. As the unrest in Minneapolis shows, we can’t keep living like this.

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Trump Tweeted Threats Of State Violence Last Night Against Minneapolis Protestors – The Consequences Are Very Real

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The Writer Of The ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Song ‘Sweet Victory’ Has Died

The music world has gotten some rough news in recent months in the death of a number of influential artists. The latest name to that sad list is Bob Kulick, a guitarist with a long list of credits to his name including one of the most beloved songs in the history of cartoons.

Consequence of Sound reported Friday that Kulick died at the age of 70, a note confirmed by his brother Bruce in a Facebook post.

Kulick was a veteran session guitarist who actually auditioned to be in KISS in 1972, missing out on the gig to Ace Frehley. He’d performed with a number of musical legends over his career, working with Lou Reed, Meat Loaf and others like Diana Ross. He was also reportedly the brains and bars behind the SpongeBob SquarePants song “Sweet Victory.”

Over the years, Bob also did session work for Diana Ross, Michael Bolton, and W.A.S.P., and produced Motörhead’s Grammy Award-winning song “Whiplash”. More recently, he composed, produced, and performed the SpongeBob SquarePants song “Sweet Victory”, which appeared in the episode “Band Geeks”.

The song actually had a bit of a resurgence in 2019 when fans created a groundswell of support to make it part of the Super Bowl halftime show. Despite SpongeBob not actually performing, the song did make its way into the show as an introduction for Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode.”

That, in turn, made the song even more popular on streaming services in the wake of its use. Kulick’s career has a number of achievements more notable and influential than a song from Season 2 of SpongeBob SquarePants, but it’s yet another part of music history lost in what’s already been a strange and difficult year.

[via Consequence of Sound]