The past was dirty but the future was clean. That’s what [Gary] Kremen told himself after he’d sold Sex.com. Soon he would part ways with the rest: selling his interest in the shrimp farm, the Bolero, the shack on Rail Court, and the mansion in Rancho Santa Fe too. He was going back to Silicon Valley with millions to bet on the next big thing. For 20 years, he’d proven his ability to spot and invest in trends before they hit the mainstream. The domain names he once registered for free were now part of a multibillion-dollar business of internet real estate. With Match.com, he started online dating, now a $2 billion business and essential part of love lives around the world. Even the porn business on the net was still booming, despite piracy, bringing in $3 billion a year in new forms that couldn’t be pirated at all, such as live webcams. And with the rise of virtual reality, fully immersive video experiences, sex was predicted to, once again, drive the adoption … [Read more...] about How the epic feud over the rights to the Sex.com domain ended in the ultimate deception
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"The New Normal" campaign, starring Jesse Williams, advocates for weed's normalization while telling its complicated history. Jonathan Small Published 10:02 pm CST, Sunday, February 24, 2019 Photo: MedMen Photo: MedMen Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: MedMen Spike Jonze Directed a MedMen Commercial About Cannabis. And It's Pretty Epic. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Cannabis retail giant, MedMen, just released a new short on their YouTube channel that's guaranteed to light up some conversation and, hopefully, change some attitudes. Directed by Spike Jonze of Being John Malkovich and Her fame, and starring Grey's Anatomy heartthrob, Jesse Willams, "The New … [Read more...] about Spike Jonze Directed a MedMen Commercial About Cannabis. And It’s Pretty Epic.
Films in German have won more foreign language Oscars than any other language since 2000, and half of the movies on this list were Oscar-nominated. But even if you don’t go in for award-winning or critically acclaimed films, there's something for everyone in this ten: 1. Das Boot (The boat) - 1981 Let’s start with a true German classic. Telling the story of the German U-boats in the Atlantic during the Second World War, this war epic still manages to seem contemporary. Two full-scale submarine models were created for the interior and exterior filming, making it one of the most expensive German films of all time. Because the cast was forced to act inside an accurate replica, their pale faces and increasingly scraggy beards make the film very authentic. Also, don’t miss the opening scene in a French nightclub that makes even the drunkest house party look sedate! 2. Der Untergang (Downfall) - 2004 Oscar-nominated, this movie has become famous outside of … [Read more...] about 10 epic German movies you have to watch before you die
Epic Provisions, a General Mills-owned brand, is the first in the nation to sell a food item that promises consumers its production helped improve the land used to make the ingredients. Meat-snack maker Epic is the launch company for a new third-party verification program, called the Ecological Outcome Verfication (EOV) seal, that measures tangible improvements made to the soil through better land management practices. This differs from most certification programs that prescribe a set of farming methods to growers without following up to see if it actually produced a positive result on the natural resources. Epic started selling its "spicy sriracha beef bites" — the first product to be verified and stamped by the EOV seal — online this week. The Austin, Texas-based brand expects products bearing the seal, which has been approved by the USDA, will begin appearing on retail shelves within the next few months. The idea for the program started more than two years ago when … [Read more...] about General Mills’ Epic brand gets ecological outcome seal for products
The epics of the Xo Dang ethnic group’s T’dra branch, also known as ho mu’uan, were first discovered in the early 2000s by Vo Quang Trong, Director of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Dr. Trong and his colleagues have collected 106 versions of epic narratives in Kon Tum province’s Dac Ha and Dac To districts. The Xo Dang ethnic people's Kneang tea festival. Epics of the Xo Dang ethnic group include many independent stories closely related to each other. The stories all depict Dam Duong, a heroic character, who represents his community’s dreams and passions. "Dam Duong is a hero of Xo Dang people, with refined characteristics. He’s a strong young man who is very industrious and masters all skills such as weaving, hunting, and farming. He’s also brave, able to fight beasts and any enemies threatening his community", Vu Quang Trong told VOV. Metaphors, comparisons, and hyperbole are repeated by the artisans while singing epics, … [Read more...] about The beauty of Xo dang’s epics