The Rendezvous: Your Weekly Review in a Few
Posted On May 06, 2016
Happy Weekend! I hope you bought your mom something because Sunday is Mother’s Day! Whether you are having a family dinner, a family reunion, or have a spa weekend planned, we have you covered on “topic changers” for when your family starts asking you why you are still single or what you want to do with your life.
E-Cigs Are the New Cigarettes
The FDA has created new rules regulating e-cigarettes, cigars, and hookah treating them just like the plain ol’ Marlboro. Now, people under 18 can’t buy them because it has been found that teenage use these as links to smoking cigarettes later in life. Cough, obviously, cough. And an ID is now needed for those under the age of 26 to purchase e-cigs and friends. The rules, all 500 pages of them, won’t go into effect for a few months, but these long-awaited regulations mean that the tobacco industry is going through a big change. This feels like Joe Camel all over again.
All Aboard the Trump Train…
Donald Trump is the pretty-much-almost-official Republican presidential nominee. Cue the end of the world (just kidding… kind of). After his victory in the Indiana primary, Ted Cruz put his deuces up and dropped out of the race, then went John Kasich. As for the Dems, Bernie Sanders took the ‘W’ in Indiana. Hilary is still leading with the delegates count but Bernie reassures us he is still very much in the running. In other news, a national poll was taken by CNN that showed that Hilary is favored 54% over Donald Trump at 41%. So, what’s next? Trump is in West Virginia, which votes on May 10th and Sanders is in Kentucky, which votes on May 17th. Until the next vote, folks.
Hulu and Chill
Hulu is conjuring up a service that combines streaming and cable. Quite possibly the future of television. Hulu is rumored to be partnering with channels like ABC, ESPN, and FOX to offer the perfect dosage of television for the modern consumer. The service is likely to cost $40 a month, which seems to be a happy medium for those who are only paying for cable and for those who are only paying for online streaming services. This service is still in the works and won’t roll out until sometime next year. What will this mean for Netflix? At least they have Chelsea Handler!
The Met Gala AKA Celebrity Prom
This past Monday was The 2016 Met Gala, also known as the Super Bowl of Fashion and a BFD. Here are your take-away’s. Claire Danes wore a Cinderella dress that lit up in the dark and everyone loved it. Karolina Kurkova wore an even more high-tech dress that lit up based on social media interactions and nobody cared. Kanye showed up in ripped jeans and pretended it wasn’t a disrespectful move. Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner wore basically the same outfit they wore to every event this year. Taylor Swift tried to be edgy but failed. Brie Larson five-uped Taylor Swift’s outfit. Beyoncé showed up without Jay Z or her wedding ring and in a form-fitting but not-that-cute dress, which the Internet compared to herpes. Kerry Washington announced her pregnancy and Kate Upton announced her engagement. Demi Lovato threw shade at Nicki Minaj for not tagging her in an IG post and Katy Perry and Rita Ora wore “Not Becky” pins to the after parties. That’s the fashion biz for ya.
Now Hiring: A Bicycle Mayor
Atop everyone’s bucket list is a bike ride through Amsterdam, so much so that Amsterdam is home to more bikes than people. With an overload of bikes comes responsibility. So Amsterdam is electing the world’s first ever bike mayor on June 24th. Interested parties had to submit a brief video by May 1st that conveyed their credentials and their passion for biking. The winner will be decided by a public vote, a panel of cycling experts, and the city’s actual mayor.
If you missed out on this opportunity, don’t be bummed, this concept may be coming to a city near you. After testing this concept out, CycleSpace, the bike advocacy organization that launched this project, plans to take it to other cities around the globe like Cape Town, Beijing, and Chicago. Happy biking!
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