Time Traveling Bong: stoner comedy is smarter than it needs to be

Time Traveling Bong: stoner comedy is smarter than it needs to be

Broad Citys Ilana Glazer and Paul W Downs bring subversive observations about race and gender to a surreal weed-fueled comedy perfect for bingeing on 4/20Whats the name of this show? Time Traveling Bong When does it premiere? The miniseries premieres on Wednesday 20 April (4/20, get it?) at 10.30pm EDT. The final two episodes air on Thursday and Friday at the same time. Is it about what I think its about? Yes, it is about a bong that, when smoked, sends the toker journeying back into the past. The kind of past in which theyre starring in a Cheech and Chong movie? No, but close. What happens in the first episode? Sharee (Ilana Glazer) and her cousin Jeff (Paul W Downs) live together in New Jersey where Sharee dates a married man and works at Hertz car rental. Jeff spends most of his time j...
Carson heading home to Florida to get ‘a fresh set of clothes’

Carson heading home to Florida to get ‘a fresh set of clothes’

(CNN)Ben Carson will go home to Florida following the Iowa caucuses instead of flying directly to early-voting states New Hampshire and South Carolina, regardless of what happens in the first-in-the-nation voting state, so he can "get a fresh set of clothes," his campaign said Monday.Larry Ross, a spokesman for Carson, insisted in a statement that the retired neurosurgeon "is not suspending his presidential campaign, which is stronger than ever.""After spending 18 consecutive days on the campaign trail, Dr. Carson needs to go home and get a fresh set of clothes," Ross said. "He will be departing Des Moines later tonight to avoid the snow storm and will be back on the trail Wednesday. We look forward to tonight's caucus results and to meaningful debates in New Hampshire and South Carolina....
This happens to your body when you drink a glass of honey-water every day!

This happens to your body when you drink a glass of honey-water every day!

Honey has been making the rounds as a healing agent in recent years. While there are many claims that honey is indeed healthy and beneficial, what exactly can it do for you? Well, if you drink a glass of water which contains honey in it, you can achieve some pretty amazing healthy benefits! The power of honey is really nothing new as the Greeks used to use it for healing wounds and as a laxative/diuretic. Beekeeping was a very important practice in ancient Greece due to the awesome benefits honey proved to have. On top of that, honey could be one of the first athletic performance enhancers out there! The Greek athletes used honey in water for the Olympic games as it aided greatly in strength recovery, and also noticeably improved their stamina. Check out these 8 amazing benefits that you...
‘Big books by blokes about battles’: Why is history still written mainly by men?

‘Big books by blokes about battles’: Why is history still written mainly by men?

Only four female writers appeared in the list of top 50 bestselling history titles in the UK last year. And women are still perceived as more suited to writing about drawing rooms than battlefields. Why? Leading historians and biographers discuss sexism and subject matterMary Beard So many women write great general history books, why dont they sell in the vast numbers that they should? My guess is, rather gloomily, that this is another aspect of the womens voices problem; that public authority is still very largely vested not just in what men say but also what they write (and for the most part, white, middle-class men at that). The point is that big sales are heavily dependant on off-the-cuff, unplanned purchases, on people choosing the book out of any number they might buy from the booksh...
Let’s get physical: how women’s sport can conquer body image

Let’s get physical: how women’s sport can conquer body image

Body image issues ought to have no place in sports, but it stops many women from getting involved. Its time to celebrate female bodies for what they can doIll never forget the first time I saw a naked woman who wasnt my mum. I was 12; she was a grown-up and standing in the showers at our local swimming pool, soaping her pubic hair into a lather. I dont remember anything about her face, just her body: sinewy with some wobbly bits, and a big bush down below. At the time the sight of women displaying their bodies prompted giggles, embarrassment and the odd sneer of derision from me and my school-age friends. For pubescent girls, showing any part of your naked body is anathema. It was an unspoken rule that you had to undress without anyone catching sight of your body. Female body image, and it...
4 Ways Time Travel Sucks For Women (You Never Realized)

4 Ways Time Travel Sucks For Women (You Never Realized)

When it comes to time-travel adventures and women, Hollywood has decided they're very much against it. Unless you're a Time Lord's companion, Jennifer Garner, or Girl Terminator, the past and the future are boys' clubs where women are roofied on arrival. THE PREVIOUS SENTENCE WAS NOT A METAPHOR. And that's if women get invited at all. Rachel McAdams, God bless her, has starred in three different movies about time travel and has time traveled in zero of them. Females, apparently, are incapable of handling the pressures of every moment but the present. Practically speaking, Hollywood might be right for once. As crappy as women have it today, the past suuuuuucked for ladies. And traveling to the future sounds like a blast until you arrive in the charred remains of our once-habitable planet. ...
Seriously? That Ancient Greek statue does not depict a laptop | Fox News

Seriously? That Ancient Greek statue does not depict a laptop | Fox News

Is this ancient Greek woman checking Facebook on her so-called laptop? (Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program) There's a new conspiracy theory out there, but instead of invoking big government or aliens, it questions whether there's a laptop carved into an ancient Greek statue. That's right there's a theory out there saying that a funerary statue of a woman, dated to about 100 B.C., shows her looking at a modern laptop or a handheld digital device. The theory, proposed by the anonymous YouTube user StillSpeakingOut, ventures that the ancient Oracle of Delphi may have foreseen the invention of laptops, and told people about it. "Just so we are clear, I'm not saying that this relief was depicting an ancient laptop computer," StillSpeakingOut said in the 100-second...
25 Times White Actors Played People Of Color And No One Really Gave A S**t

25 Times White Actors Played People Of Color And No One Really Gave A S**t

As if it wasn't enough that Hollywood lacks serious diversity behind and in-front of the camera, the industry also has a nasty (not-so) little habit of giving diverse roles to white actors.  That means that while an average of 75.2 percent of speaking roles already go to white actors, according the USC study "Inequality in 100 Popular Films," some of those parts are actually characters of color. Over time we have come to expect a tsunami-sized wave of backlash when an actor of color is cast as a fictional character that audiences feel should be white -- see controversies over Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch or Amandla Stenberg as Rue of "The Hunger Games" -- but the outrage isn't quite the same when white actors portray characters of color. Even when, oft...
The Woman Whos Conquered Rome

The Woman Whos Conquered Rome

Virginia Raggi may not be the Amal Clooney of Italy, but she’ll do. And now she’s set to be the mayor of the Eternal City. (In truth, not a job many people want.) ">ROME If VirginiaRaggi becomes mayor of Rome in a run-off election on June 19 it will be the first time in the citys 2,769-year history that a woman has led the eternal city. And if first-round voting on Sunday is any indication, it looks like history is about to be made. Raggi, 37, is a lawyer and grassroots activist who cut her teeth as a public defender for juvenile delinquents. Her noble career, her intelligence and her beauty have led the Italian press to frequent comparisons with Amal Clooney. Raggi is estranged from her husband, who works in radio and played no part in the campaign. She has a seven-year-old son, and sh
‘Strong and stable’ – Why politicians keep repeating themselves – BBC News

‘Strong and stable’ – Why politicians keep repeating themselves – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe prime minister sticks relentlessly to her "strong and stable" slogan As the general election approaches, MPs start to repeat themselves. Over and over again. In every interview. Why do they do it?The final Prime Minister's Questions before the general election had just finished when an exasperated Paul Flynn asked the Speaker whether a microchip had been planted into Tory MPs that makes them say the words "strong and stable" every 18 seconds.The veteran Labour MP had a point - the Conservatives' slogan had just been used 16 times, including a hat-trick of mentions inside a single question by backbencher Michael Fabricant.In the 10 days since the general election was announced (with a speech outside 10 Downing Street contai...