It’s the end of an era in the United States of America. As a mournful sky slowly gathers above New York City, and snow begins to blanket everything around us, please lower all flags to half mast. Then, gather all your friends and loved ones and light a blunt with them, because Willie Nelson isn’t smoking weed anymore! In a recently surfaced interview with local San Antonio, Texas news station Advertisement KSAT I’d also like to know: Was it smoking weed, or smoking tree bark, that almost killed you? The latter seems much more hardKSAT] Advertisement In 2020, I would like celebrities to stop apologizing when they say something correct. Generally, extremely famous people should say what they mean, and stick to it! (I also want them to stop promoting their products when talking about “activism,” but that’s a whale I’ll probably chase until death.) Advertisement Anyway, Jason Momoa has apologized to Hillsong spokesperson Chris Pratt … [Read more...] about Willie Nelson Quits Smoking Weed the Same Day Hell Freezes Over
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is one of the most well-represented movies in pop culture art. The reason being it’s such a vibrant, wide-ranging movie, it offers almost innumerable visual interpretations. One such example is this new one by Tom Whalen, which is chock-full of detail and eye-popping brightness. Here are two different versions of the poster, thanks to Dark Hall Mansion. The first is the regular edition of 280 and second is a variant edition of 70 Advertisement That’s one of those posters that you notice something different every time you look at it. It’s really something special. If you’re interested in owning one of these, the poster will be available Friday, July 28th, at 12:30pm PST on DHM’s dedicated store page at this link. They both are 18 x 24 inches and cost $65 and $95 respectively. Advertisement But wait there’s more. Each color variant comes in a Golden Ticket edition of 10 at a cost of $125. Check … [Read more...] about This Willy Wonka Poster Is as Colorful and Manic as the Movie Itself
Does Willie Nelson know something we don’t? Are we truly so fucked that even smoking pot won’t help to soothe or,Nelson told the news station that he’s done with marijuana: I have abused my lungs quite a bit in the past, so breathing is a little more difficult these days, and I have to be careful. I’ve mistreated myself since I was this big. Advertisement The news comes just a few months after Nelson canceled a string of tour dates due to breathing problems. It seems that his recent decision is related, as Nelson went Singing out there for an hour is a good workout. Advertisement Nelson may have abandoned us, but at least we still have other cool potheads like Snoop Dogg (and, fine, his friend Martha Stewart), Matthew McConaughey, and Woody Harrelson. But if those guys quit, all we’ve got left is Kevin Smith. And then we’re really fucked. … [Read more...] about Well, shit, Willie Nelson quit smoking pot
Considering his outsized public persona, it is no surprise that outlaw country legend Willie Nelson has ventured into the world of animation a few times. The Simpsons memorably gave him Pippi Longstocking-type braids in its “Behind The Laughter” episode. Over on Cartoon Network, Nelson amiably chatted with a costumed, interstellar crime fighter on Space Ghost Coast To Coast. And Aqua Teen Hunger Force had its own, very different “Willie Nelson” character as a villain. But now, thanks to the efforts of Collection Agency Films, Willie Nelson’s own true-life adventures are being animated, one anecdote at a time. “My company took some audio of Willie Nelson telling stories (while getting the recording crew high) and we animated it,” Dano Johnson tells The A.V. Club. “Willie posted it today and with the positive feedback, we’ll be making more soon.” For now, the inaugural episode of “A Willie Nelson Joint” deals with … [Read more...] about An animated Willie Nelson talks about the time his lung collapsed
We have seen some thangs out here in these fashion streets, especially when it comes to entertainers. Pharrell and his hats. (See also: Erykah Badu.) Janelle Monae and her vagina pants. Yung Joc (and now, Usher) and his hair. Lauryn Hill and... however many layers she feels like wearing on any given day. (See also: Erykah Badu.) When it comes to style, there’s seemingly no end to the risks famous folks are willing to take—and why not? They’ve got money, fame, more boredom than we likely realize and more reasons than most to keep switching up their looks. Because, relevance. Advertisement All that diplomacy aside, something very unexpected appeared during halftime at the Alabama vs. Clemson National Championship Game on Monday night—and that something was Lil Wayne. Joining rock band Imagine Dragons onstage, Tha Carter was wearing what appeared to be (wait for it) a multicolored full-length faux fur coat and patterned, oversized sunglasses with a fedora … [Read more...] about What in the Willy Wonka Hell Was Lil Wayne Wearing at the Alabama v. Clemson Halftime Show?