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
In its original incantation, the Confederate flag may not have been as menacing in its intentions as the Third Reich. But like the Nazi flag, its meaning was subsumed by a small group of people who have used the imagery to perpetrate unspeakable racially- and ethnically-motivated crimes. … [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]
In a provided press release, Disney also noted that Hasbro will begin “offering a range of items from The Black Series and Vintage Collections, to all new unique expressions of the Child” over the course of 2020, while more products featuring the adorable little space gremlin will also be available from a variety of manufacturers, including ShopDisney, Lego, “and more.” … [Read more...] about The Baby Yoda Funko Pop Is Here, and More Toys Are Coming Next Year
The weekend before Thanksgiving Clean out your fridge. Rearrange shelves to accommodate as much as possible. Check staples—flour, sugar, spices, garlic, butter, oil. Make your shopping list. Add extra butter, because obviously. Wash dirty kitchen towels. Monday before Thanksgiving Shop. Markets will be a shit show after today. If you need to defrost your turkey, pick it up today. Wash and dry serving dishes. Use sticky notes to mark what they’ll be for. The Day Before Thanksgiving Pick up the defrosted/raw turkey early in the day, if you haven’t already, and deal with it first to avoid cross contamination. Pull out the giblets and neck, and brine/salt/inject it before putting it in the fridge. Alternatively, you can store the bird in a cooler lined with an unscented garbage bag, as long as you can keep the temperature around 40 degrees. You can also put the turkey in a brining bag, and put the brining bag in a trash bag full of ice. Once that’s done, … [Read more...] about Your Complete Timeline for Getting Thanksgiving Dinner Cooked, Served, & Cleaned Up
The Dale Jarrett UPS truck was built in 2006 by Mike Ryan, a stunt-vehicle builder, in less than three weeks. His team took a 23-foot-long 1990 UPS P-800 Package Car with more than 300,000 miles on the odometer, stripped it down completely, and transformed it with a fabricated roll cage, a TRD race engine, a custom transmission, racing suspension and shocks, a roll cage and racing gauges, and a racing harness, among other features that have no place in a big brown truck. … [Read more...] about You Can’t Buy This 850 Horsepower UPS Truck