It would be easier to defend De Niro’s oft-underrated late-period work if he picked better raunchy comedies than this one. He plays Dick Kelly, a seemingly gentle old man who cajoles his lawyer grandson Jason (Zac Efron) into driving him down to Boca Raton. But when a reluctant Jason arrives to pick up his grandfather, he finds, yes, a foul-mouthed old person who wants to take full advantage of his newfound widower status by getting laid on spring break. Jason wants (or, in the style of the live-a-little buddy comedy, thinks he wants) to get back home to the demanding girlfriend he’s marrying in a week. But when Jason and Dick bump into a group of college kids led by Jason’s old acquaintance Shadia (Zoey Deutch, the latest actress tasked with pretending to find Efron-issued banter funny) and the sexually voracious Lenore (Aubrey Plaza), Dick insists on prolonging the trip. And the movie. … [Read more...] about Dirty Grandpa
A Pew Research Center study conducted for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War found that reactions to the flag were also heavily delineated by race and political party: More blacks and Democrats had a negative reaction to the flag as compared to whites and Republicans. … [Read more...] about Will the Confederate Flag Ever Truly Go Away?
The Trtl Pillow Junior is more or less a smaller version of the original Trtl (the more adjustable Trtl Pillow Plus is still just for Mom and Dad, for now), but with a hand mitt on the front that makes it easier to put on and take off. Inside the wrap, a latticework of padded ribs provide some of the best neck support of any travel pillow we’ve tried, and can be placed on either side of your kid’s head, depending on their sleep preferences. … [Read more...] about Kids Deserve a Great Travel Pillow Too, So Trtl Made One Just For Them [15% Launch Sale]
The official Funko blog has just revealed our first look at the company’s big, bobble-headed take on the diminutive baby—a.k.a. officially as “The Child” because really, we can’t actually have Lucasfilm calling him Baby Yoda and giving Star Wars canon diehards a hernia. The Baby Yoda Pop Vinyl won’t depict the Mandalorian’s lil’ charge in his egg-like floating crib seen in the first three episodes of the series, however, but standing tall (well, as tall as a Funko Pop of a baby can be) and lifting one-arm raised as he calls upon the power of the Force. … [Read more...] about The Baby Yoda Funko Pop Is Here, and More Toys Are Coming Next Year
Thanksgiving dinner is a dance. Due to family and the National Dog Show—which is just a drinking game sponsored by Purina—it’s a dance we usually perform while distracted. The key to nailing this particular dance is to have a written timeline. A plan gives you freedom, because even if you’re soused, you can just look at the timeline to get back on track. I don’t have to remember anything, so I actually get to enjoy my company. Beyond having a written plan of attack, there are a few other strategies you should employ to make sure Turkey Day flies off without a hitch. … [Read more...] about Your Complete Timeline for Getting Thanksgiving Dinner Cooked, Served, & Cleaned Up
You may think this UPS truck was removed from Iron Horse Auction because it’s a four-ton, 850 horsepower beast designed for NASCAR and thus isn’t meant for the streets trodden by the common man, but you’d be wrong. They weren’t trying to save pedestrians or the pinks slips of all the FedEx and Amazon drivers you’d challenge. The only reason you can’t purchase this beast is that the “owner” has no paperwork on it. … [Read more...] about You Can’t Buy This 850 Horsepower UPS Truck