October 20, 2019

*HERE WE GO AGAIN – Happy Halloween! Annual ‘Offensive’ Costume Bans Begin, Starting With Michigan State University:

Every year, as Halloween approaches, the social justice-oriented “woke” police begin issuing their edicts, proscribing certain “offensive” costumes and cancelling Halloween events lest someone — anyone — be offended. Late last month, an elementary school in the tony Chicago suburb of Evanston announced that they would be cancelling Halloween altogether over concerns that some children who did not celebrate the holiday would be offended by chilling costumes and spooky treats. A Wisconsin school followed suit, calling the holiday “inappropriate” and not “inclusive,” and also did away with parades, parties, and costume-wearing in school. Supervisors at the school district claim that the holiday made certain children feel excluded and highlighted “inequities.”

Across the pond in Scotland, one school swapped out Halloween for “Autumn Dance,” according to the Sun, after two parents complained that “not all families celebrate Halloween,” and forcing kids to purchase Halloween costumes to wear to school could put an unnecessary strain on family budgets. Most schools happily incorporate Halloween into their calendars, though — at least for the first twelve years of mandatory schooling. Once students get to college, the real woke police take over, sucking the fun out of Halloween with strict rules about which costumes are acceptable and which costumes could lead to trouble. Michigan State University leads the way in 2019, releasing its rules late last week and pasting posters across campus asking students to consider whether their planned costumes are racially, culturally, or ethnically based.

 *SpongeBob Squarepants Is A ‘Violent,’ ‘Racist’ Colonizer, College
Professor Says:

“Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?” You know you know the answer. It’s SpongeBob SquarePants, the iconic cartoon character loved by kids and adults alike, who on Friday turned 20 years old. The animated sponge spends his days getting into wacky adventures along with his buddies Patrick Starfish, Squidward Tentacles, and Mr. Krabs. And without speaking down to children, the lovable, absorbent square doles out some life lessons along the way.

But a University of Washington professor thinks SpongeBob is violent and racist. Yes, seriously. Holly M. Barker has penned a piece titled, “Unsettling SpongeBob and the Legacies of Violence on Bikini Bottom.”

Barker’s abstract asserts that SpongeBob has colonized Bikini Bottom — the underwater home to the lovable characters — and claims the cartoon is “whitewashing” the “violent American military activities” against natives on Pacific islands, specifically the Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, used by the U.S. military for nuclear testing:

This article exposes the complicity of popular culture in maintaining American military hegemonies in Oceania while amplifying the enduring indigeneity (Kauanui 2016) of the Marshallese people, who maintain deeply spiritual and historical connections to land — even land they cannot occupy due to residual radiation contamination from US nuclear weapons testing — through a range of cultural practices, including language, song, and weaving. This article also considers the gendered violence of nuclear colonialism and the resilience of Marshallese women. The Bikini Atoll remains uninhabitable, and some conspiracy theorists claim the cast of SpongeBob SquarePants were mutated by the testing. Barker declares that as an “American character” allowed to live there, SpongeBob showed his privilege of “not caring about the detonation of nuclear bombs.”

“SpongeBob’s presence on Bikini Bottom continues the violent and racist expulsion of Indigenous peoples from their lands (and in this case their cosmos) that enables U.S. hegemonic powers to extend their military and colonial interests in the postwar era,” she wrote. Barker even rips the theme song, saying it denounces Bikini Bottom as full of “nautical nonsense.” “The song’s directives, ensconced in humor, provide the viewer with an active role in defining Bikini Bottom as a place of nonsense, as the audience is instructed ‘If nautical nonsense be something you wish… drop on the deck and flop like a fish,’ ” she wrote. Barker says the children’s show is full of gender bias as well, writing, “all of the main characters on the show are male.” Sandy Cheeks, a squirrel that lives underwater with the aid of an old-fashioned diving suit, is, of course, a female, but Barker says she’s just a token. In conclusion, Barker writes, “We should be uncomfortable with a hamburger-loving American community’s occupation of Bikini’s lagoon and the ways that it erodes every aspect of sovereignty.”

 *Hillary, Chelsea Clinton Have Awkward Moment Over Whether A Person With A Beard And A Penis Can Identify As A Woman:

Hillary Clinton is busy hawking yet another book, this one about “gutsy” women. The two-time presidential unsuccessful candidate — who may just jump into the 2020 race after all — wrote the book with daughter Chelsea. Titled “The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience,” the book highlights the work of civil rights activist Dorothy Height, swimmer Diana Nyad, writers Rachel Carson and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, historian Mary BeardLGBTQ trailblazer Edie Windsor, and Danica Roem, the first trans woman elected to a U.S. state legislature.

Hillary, 71, and Chelsea, 39, sat down with a British reporter over the weekend, and the differences in their worldviews were on display. In an interview with The Sunday Times, journalist Decca Aitkenhead asked the pair if a person with a beard and a penis can be a “woman.” Chelsea quickly answered “yes,” but Hillary looked “uneasy,” the Daily Mail reports. “Errr. I’m just learning about this,” Hillary said. “It’s a very big generational discussion, because this is not something I grew up with or ever saw. It’s going to take a lot more time and effort to understand what it means to be defining yourself differently.” In her piece, Aitkenhead tells Hillary that many British feminists of Hillary’s generation “have a problem with the idea that a ‘lesbian who doesn’t want to sleep with someone who has a penis is transphobic.’”

 *More Than a Dozen Police Are Killed in Ambush in Mexico:

At least 13 state policemen in southwestern Mexico were killed and three others wounded Monday in an ambush by suspected members of a drug cartel, the largest such attack on security forces in several years.  The attack in Michoacán state raises pressure on Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, as his government struggles to tamp down on record murder rates across the country.  

Gunmen ambushed the police near the remote town of Aguililla. Mexico’s Public Security Ministry said in a tweet it would provide state officials with all needed resources to catch the attackers and bring them to justice.

The ministry said 14 policemen were killed, while Michoacán state authorities said 13 were killed and at least three wounded. Local media showed images of burnt-out police vehicles along the road near Aguililla, which is a hotbed of violence as rival cartels fight to control drug production and smuggling routes.

*SHOCK – 95% of Tested Baby Foods in U.S. Contain Toxic Metals Damaging to Children’s Brains, Investigation Finds:

Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby’s brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new investigation. Tests of 168 baby foods from major manufacturers in the US found 95% contained lead, 73% contained arsenic, 75% contained cadmium and 32% contained mercury. One fourth of the foods contained all four heavy metals. One in five baby foods tested had over 10 times the 1-ppb limit of lead endorsed by public health advocates, although experts agree that no level of lead is safe. The results mimicked a previous study by the Food and Drug Administration that found one or more of the same metals in 33 of 39 types of baby food tested.

Foods with the highest risk for neurotoxic harm were rice-based products, sweet potatoes and fruit juices, the analysis found. “Even in the trace amounts found in food, these contaminants can alter the developing brain and erode a child’s IQ. The impacts add up with each meal or snack a baby eats,” the report said. The tests were commissioned by Healthy Babies Bright Futures, which calls itself an alliance of scientists, nonprofit organizations and donors trying to reduce exposures to neurotoxic chemicals during the first months of life.

 *Nervous Nation: 1 In 5 Americans Believe They Have An Undiagnosed Anxiety Disorder:

Anxiety has always been an uncomfortable fact of life. Even the calmest of individuals experience the occasional nervous moment, but is anxiety on the rise in modern society? According to a new survey of 2,000 Americans, the answer is a resounding yes. A shocking one in five respondents say they feel anxious so often that they actually believe they are dealing with an undiagnosed anxiety disorder. The survey, put together by CBD company Endoca, polled Americans on their day-to-day anxious feelings and discovered that the average American experiences five anxious moments every day. Interestingly, these anxious moments often lead to feelings of self-consciousness as well; 43% of respondents say they’ve been overwhelmed by their anxiety, which then causes them to feel embarrassed. In fact, almost three quarters of respondents say they are embarrassed after every single anxious moment.

These statistics shine a revealing light on just how far we as a nation have to go to remove the stigma from mental health problems and negative feelings. Among respondents who admit to feeling embarrassed by their anxiety, 58% say it is because they believe they should be a stronger person, and another 53% say they feel isolated and different from their peers. So, what are Americans’ biggest anxiety triggers? Work was listed as the number one source of anxiety among respondents, with just under half listing it as their most frequent trigger. That’s followed by social events or going out (47%), financial worries (45%), and romantic relationship issues (40%).

 *Chick-Fil-A Sales Have Only Doubled Since The LGBT Boycotts Began In 2012:

The Left‘s most-hated fast-food chain, Chick-fil-A, seems to just keep ramping up the sales no matter how much harassment or protest is thrown its way. Ever since the left-wing boycott crusade against the chicken empire began in 2012, sales have not only increased, they have doubled.” Chick-fil-A’s annual sales have more than doubled since LGBT and liberal groups began calling for a boycott of the restaurant in 2012, according to a new analysis,” reports Christian Headlines. “In 2012, when controversy arose over the CEO’s comments about same-sex marriage, sales totaled $4.6 billion, up from $4.1 billion the year before. In 2018, sales totaled $10.46 billion, making it the third-largest restaurant in the United States behind McDonald’s and Starbucks.

On top of the sales bumps, the chain has added 700 new restaurants in the span of those seven years. Journal & Courier noted that in 2018 alone, Chick-fil-A saw a sales increase more than four times that of Starbuck’s at 16.7%. More details below: There are more than 2,400 Chick-fil-A locations nationwide, compared to more than 14,000 Starbucks’ and McDonald’s locations each. Start-up costs for an operator for a Chick-fil-A are only $10,000, just 10 percent of the minimum cost for a McDonald’s. The average Chick-fil-A location brought in $4.6 million in annual sales in 2018. Chick-fil-A’s digital sales via delivery and carryout are also continuing to grow and the restaurant was found to be teenagers’ favorite fast food restaurant, ousting Starbucks in a 2019 survey. 

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Celebrity hairstylist and makeup artist Sean James, whose shows include AMC’s “Talking Dead,”NBC’s “The Wall,” recent Emmy Nominee “Schitts Creek,” as well as currently doing press for Lionsgate’s “Knives Out,” is about to embark on his latest creation, an environmentally friendly unisex HAIR product line called “BEACH BLVD.”

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October 13, 2019

*Warren: Inmates Are ‘Entitled’ To Taxpayer-Funded Transgender Surgery:

Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren claimed on Thursday night that criminals who are locked up in prison are “entitled” to taxpayer-funded gender reassignment surgery while they are in prison. Warren made the remark when she was asked by CNN’s Chris Cuomo about her previous stance that it was wrong for American taxpayers to have to pay for transgender inmates to get gender reassignment surgery. “Do you regret that?” Cuomo asked.

“Yup,” Warren responded. “It was a bad answer [at the time]. I believe that everyone is entitled to medical care and medical care that they need and that includes people who are transgender who, um, it is time for them to have [transgender] surgery. I just think that’s important.”

*Theaters’ New Way to Silence Cellphones: Lock Them Up:

Cellphone interruptions are the bane of almost every performer. But now, more cultural institutions and theatrical producers in New York City are embracing a way to curb the use of the devices during shows. Namely, they are making audience members squirrel them away for the entire performance. Yondr, a company behind a lockable case that is used to store phones during shows, is gaining acceptance in more venues around town. The case (or Yondr pouch, as it is often dubbed) stays with the theatergoer throughout the performance and is locked and unlocked with the assistance of Yondr support personnel.

Freestyle Love Supreme,” a show that combines hip-hop and improvisational comedy, has become the second Broadway production to use the Yondr system. Dave Chappelle’s 10-show Broadway engagement earlier this year was the first.

*Survey Reveals ‘Alarming’ Civic Literacy Crisis Among College Graduates:

College graduates are responsible, in part, for a “knowledge crisis” regarding basic civic literacy in the United States, according to a recent survey that revealed “alarming results.” For example, less than half of college graduates surveys knew the term lengths of U.S. Senators and Representatives. A recent survey has uncovered “alarming results” which point to “a crisis in civic understanding and the urgent need for a renewed focus on civics education at the postsecondary level,” according to the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), which commissioned the survey. Among the results, 18 percent of respondents selecting Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) as the author of The New Deal — a series of programs and regulations that had actually been enacted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s. Among college graduates, 12 percent selected Rep. Ocasio-Cortez.

Moreover, 26 percent of respondents selected Brett Kavanaugh as the chief justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, while 14 percent selected Antonin Scalia, who passed away in 2016. Among those respondents, 15 percent of college graduates selected Brett Kavanaugh, with less than half of respondents correctly selecting John Roberts. The survey, entitled, “America’s Knowledge Crisis: A Survey on Civic Literacy,” also noted that 63 percent of respondents did not know the term lengths of U.S. Senators and Representatives, with less than half of college graduates selecting the correct answer.

 *Dental Hygienist Loses License, Labeled Sex Offender For Sleeping With Client – His Wife:

Alexandru Tanase was a dental hygienist until he was stripped of his license and labeled a sexual abuser for sleeping with a patient. The woman he slept with? His own wife, but that didn’t seem to matter to the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario.

The New York Daily News reported that Tanase “confessed to cleaning the teeth of Sandi Mullins… on several occasions between April 2015 and August 2016.” The two were engaged at the time and are currently married. For three years, Tanase attempted to fight the allegations against him, arguing that he wrongly believed a Canadian law that allowed dentists to work on their significant others applied to hygienists.

On Facebook, Tanase said he thought the bill would be helpful for his wife, whom he said “suffers from dental fear and anxiety like so many other clients.” After one of the treatments, his wife, Sandi Mullins, posted a picture with Tanase. The former dental hygienist wrote on Facebook that in the “summer of 2016, a complaint was filed with the CDHO by a former friend and Facebook acquaintance of my wife’s, who saw a photo my wife posted, saying how happy she was with her dentist and what an amazing dental hygienist she had.”

 *One in 7 Adults in New Orleans Has a Warrant Out For Arrest, New
Data Shows:

There are more than 56,000 outstanding warrants in New Orleans’s Municipal Court, dating to 2002, according to city data. A staggering 1 of 7 adults in the country’s 50th-largest city have a warrant out for their arrest. Typically, the crime is failing to appear for scheduled court dates for minor, nonviolent offenses that do not carry a jail sentence, including panhandling and fishing without a license. (Two notable exceptions are battery and domestic abuse, which account for roughly 6 percent of all the warrants.) Anderson characterizes most of them as old nuisance crimes bogging down an already overburdened criminal justice system.

 *YIKES! – Jeff Bezos Would Pay $9 billion a Year in Wealth Taxes Under Bernie Sanders’ Plan:

Jeff Bezos would pay about $9 billion in taxes this year under Sen. Bernie Sanders’ proposed wealth tax. As part of his primary campaign and efforts to outflank the rise of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sanders announced a wealth tax Tuesday morning that would hit multibillionaires like Bezos especially hard. The Amazon CEO would pay more in annual wealth taxes than the net worth of the 50th richest American as listed by Forbes. “I don’t think billionaires should exist,” Sanders told the New York Times. If his tax plan were put into effect, billionaires would lose half their wealth in 15 years, provided all other factors (like their stock prices or business values) remained constant.

 *Eagles Plot 2020 ‘Hotel California’ Tour  – Band will Perform 1976 Classic in its Entirety During Multi-City Trek:

The Eagles will play their classic 1976 album Hotel California in its entirety during a 2020 North American tour. The run kicks off with a two-night stand at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, February 7th and 8th.

The band will then play two shows each in New York City, Dallas, Houston and San Francisco before wrapping April 17th and 18th at The Forum in Los Angeles.

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Vince Imhoff, the managing director of Imhoff and Associates, was recently chosen by the “Best of Los Angeles Award” community as one of L.A.’s 100 most fascinating people, according to Aurora DeRose, award coordinator for the “Best of Los Angeles Award” community. Now, the talented attorney provides an inside look by sharing the 5 biggest mistakes that people make after being arrested for drunk driving.

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1. “I blew over the limit. I might as well plead guilty.”

“People incorrectly believe that because they blew over the limit, they can’t win so they might as well plead guilty and get it over with,” explains Vince Imhoff, “that’s because OVI (Operating a Vehicle while under the Influence) sounds like a very cut-and-dried case. If you are over 0.08% you are going to be found guilty, right? Wrong. Depending on the situation, the test might be inadmissible. If it is inadmissible it cannot be used against you. If it cannot be used against you then, for criminal law purposes, it is like it never happened.”

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*The Real-Life Clown Scarier Than Joker That Terrorized America’s Kids:

Is your child misbehaving? Well, if you’re a demented mother and father interested in traumatizing your little one for years to come, you can follow in the footsteps of a shocking number of other American parents and dial 407-734-0254—the phone number for Wrinkles the Clown, a Naples, Florida creep who, for a small cash fee, will lurk around your kid until they get the message and straighten themselves out.

This is both not a joke and a hilarious gag, as detailed by Wrinkles the Clown (in theaters Oct. 4). Michael Beach Nichols’ simultaneously spooky and amusing documentary concerns the notorious circus weirdo, who became an internet sensation in 2015—and inspired a rash of nationwide copycat dangerous-clown sightings in 2016—thanks to a series of online videos and stickers featuring his name, face and phone number that he posted around his hometown. In an age of viral horror fads (SlendermanMomo, etc.), Wrinkles, bolstered by local news coverage and, then, a 2015 story in The Washington Post, was a standout star, not least because you could actually call him and either leave a voicemail or, if you were lucky, chat with the gruff, curt clown himself.

 *Orangutan with Human Rights to Begin New Life in Florida:

An orangutan which spent 20 years in an Argentine zoo is being moved to a US animal sanctuary after being granted the same legal rights as humans. Lawyers won a landmark appeal for Sandra in 2014, arguing she was being detained in Buenos Aires illegally. The ruling found her to be Argentina’s first “nonhuman person, with the right to liberty”.

The 33-year-old arrived in Kansas on Friday and will undergo tests before moving to her new home in FloridaJudge Elena Liberatori – who has a picture of Sandra in her office – told AP news agency she wanted her ruling to send a message: “That animals are sentient beings and that the first right they have is our obligation to respect them.” Sandra was born in an East German zoo and sold to Buenos Aires in 1995.

 *YIKES! – Half Want to Leave “Sinking” California:

Just over half of California’s registered voters have considered leaving the state, with soaring housing costs cited as the most common reason for wanting to move, according to a new poll.

Young voters were especially likely to cite unaffordable housing as a reason for leaving, according to the latest latest UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll conducted for the Los Angeles Times. But a different group, conservatives, also frequently suggested they wanted to leave — and for a very different reason: They feel alienated from the state’s political culture.

Republicans and conservative voters were nearly three times as likely to have seriously considered moving as their Democratic or liberal counterparts — 40% compared with 14%, the poll found. The conservative voters mentioned taxes and California’s political climate as a reason for leaving more frequently than they cited housing.

 *5-Year-Old With Autism Labeled Sexual Predator For Kissing A Classmate On The Cheek And Hugging Another:

The current cultural movement that insists ill intent in many normal encounters continues to ensnare those with autism, who are unable to read the social cues of others. The family of 5-year-old Nathan Putnam says their son has been punished, “labeled a sexual predator” and “accused of sexual harassment” for hugging a classmate and kissing another one on the cheek. Nathan, who has autism, is unaware that what he is doing is unacceptable. “What do you do when a 5 year child is being labeled a sexual predator and accused of sexual harassment by the school system? It was disclosed that it will go in his record for the rest of his life that he is a sex offender,” Nathan’s grandmother, Debi Amick, wrote on Facebook, according to WTVC.

“This child is autistic, he comprehends and functions very different than your typical 5 year old. What do you do? Who do you turn to for help when the school will not even listen to the child’s doctor when he explains the child’s difficulties in his comprehension of simple things such as boundaries.” The outlet spoke to Nathan’s mother, Summery, who said she was “sick to my stomach” after a teacher called her and said: “You need to have a talk with Nathan about boundaries.” “If you don’t understand how autism works, you’ll think he’s acting out or being difficult,” she told the outlet. “But, that’s not the situation.”

*Man Who Created the Labradoodle: I Released the ‘Frankenstein’ Monster of Dogs:

A dog breeder with the Royal Guide Dog Association of Australia who created the popular labradoodle—by mixing a Labrador with a poodle—says he has come to regret it. Wally Conron created the hybrid breed in 1989 to find a solution for a blind woman whose husband was allergic to dog hair, but he now says it was a terrible mistake because the dogs are too crazy or unhealthy to make reliable guide dogs. “I opened a Pandora’s box and released a Frankenstein’s monster,” Conron told the Australian Broadcast Corporation this week.

He says he is horrified to see how far people have taken the hybrid, which has become one of the world’s most popular mixed-breeds, and has inspired expansions to groodles (golden retrievers and poodles) and even spoodles (spaniels and poodles). “I find that the biggest majority are either crazy or have a hereditary problem,” he said, referring to the breed’s high mortality rate. “I do see some damn nice labradoodles but they’re few and far between.”

 *Autopsy: Anti-Vaxx Mom’s Baby Died Co-Sleeping, Not From Vaccines:

An infant who has become a literal poster child for the U.S. anti-vaccination movement died from suffocation while co-sleeping with her mother, according to a report by NBC News that cites the baby’s autopsy results. Evee Clobes, a 6-month-old girl whose image has been used to put a human face on the anti-vaxx movement on highway billboards and picketers’ posters, did receive vaccinations 36 hours before she died, but medical documents seen by NBC News state her cause of death as accidental asphyxiation.

In Facebook posts, fundraising campaigns, and online forums, the baby’s mother, Catelin Clobes, has claimed vaccines caused her child’s death and circulated stories about other families who claim vaccines killed their children. NBC’s report also suggests that the anti-vaxx movement has relied on grieving parents like Catelin Clobes to push their belief that vaccinations cause autism and death. In a comment to NBC reporters, Clobes is said to have rejected the autopsy’s findings, writing “I safely co-slept with my daughter, that has nothing to do with her death,” she said via Facebook Messenger.

 *Overweight People More Likely to Have Overweight Dogs: Study:

Overweight people are more likely to have overweight dogs, partly because they are more likely to feed them treats, Danish researchers said. The study by the University of Copenhagen lends credence to the saying “like owner, like dog”, the scientists wrote in the journal Preventive Veterinary Medicine. “The prevalence of heavy or obese dogs is more than twice as large among overweight or obese owners (35 percent) than among owners who are slim or of a normal weight (14 percent),” the researchers said. Of the 268 dogs studied, 20 percent were overweight.

Average-weight owners tend to use treats for training purposes while overweight owners prefer to provide treats in convivial situations, “for example, when a person is relaxing on the couch and shares the last bites of a sandwich or a cookie with their dog,” the study’s main author, Charlotte Bjornvad, said. In developed countries, 34 to 59 percent of dogs are overweight or obese, which can reduce their life expectancy and mobility or cause diabetes and cardiac disease just like in humans, another international team of researchers found in 2016.

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Many people struggle to find talk-based therapy that’s covered by their insurance plans. Of all practicing medical professionals, therapists are the least likely to take insurance. Only 55 percent of psychiatrists accept insurance plans, compared to 89 percent of other health care providers, like cardiologists, dermatologists and podiatrists, according to a 2014 study published in JAMA Psychiatry.

That’s a big problem, since approximately 1 in 5 Americans will experience some sort of mental health disorder in a given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Many will also seek counseling for divorce or grief.

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The Paris Theater had its concession stand in the basement and a purple velvet curtain in front of the screen, and when it closed last week after 71 years, it was the last single-screen theater in New York City. The final film to show there was Ron Howard’s documentary “Pavarotti,” a fitting coda for the theater: a prestige movie, flattering to a well-heeled audience, that offered a certain demographic’s idea of a cultured night out. “That’s terrible,” said Duncan Hannah, a painter who loved the theater on 58th Street by Fifth Avenue for the French movies and the quality of New York gossip you could overhear in the plush seats.

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Did you know that the average man stood at 5′ 7″ tall in the 1860s? That would have made President Lincoln, who stood at 6′ 4″, a very imposing presence, and even more so when wearing his signature 7″ top hat!

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David Dinetz & Dylan Trussell, Co-Founders of Culprit Creative, Celebrate Joining the “Inc 5000”

Culprit Creative has had a very busy year. The full-service production powerhouse and marketing agency boasts an impressive resume of projects featuring the world’s most iconic brands, promising startups, and celebrity talent.

Specializing in high-end video and strategy from concept to campaign launch, notable recent Culprit works include broadcast commercials for Mercedes, campaigns for Facebook, and a live action billboard for Beats by Dre in Times Square. Now, Dylan Trussell, Co-founder and Director of Culprit Creative, announces that the company has been selected to join the “Inc 5000.”

The Inc 5000: Inc. is an American weekly magazine which publishes about small businesses and startups. The magazine publishes annual lists of the 500 and 5000 fastest-growing privately held small companies in the U.S., called the “Inc. 500” and “Inc. 5000”. Culprit Creative making the list is certainly a big deal for the team which features the talents of Dylan Trussell and David Dinetz. The event will take place October 10-12, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Instagram has always been known to be the place where people can push the boundaries. Whether it’s with hair, makeup, or cutting edge fashions, Instagram is always at the forefront of what is trendy. The latest beauty trend that people are attempting is a little bit on the strange side, and has a lot of people asking “why?” Instagram models have decided that the latest thing they want to embrace and enhance is their nostril hair.

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