I’m in full agreement with Tierney Finster that there is no wrong amount of selfies to take on vacation. If you want to spend two hours posing on the beach while everyone looks at you side-eyed, by all means, you do you!
“Millennial Women on the Importance of the Peen Scene in ‘Now and Then’”
For teenage girls in the ’90s, 1995’s Now and Then, a coming-of-age tale about the boy-crazy lives of three young girls in the 1970s, was a formative film. Not just because the movie marked many millennial women’s first glimpse at a big-screen kiss, or because it perfectly captured the evolution into womanhood, but because for one, single, solitary frame — a frame that would be played and rewound and played again ad nauseum on VCRs at sleepovers across the country — it captured something else on film: Devon Sawa’s dick. Quinn Myers spoke to seven millennial women and discovered that, for teenage girls in the ’90s, this freeze-framing ritual was their own coming-of-age moment. READ MORE
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Selfies For Days
Tierney Finster doesn’t just like to take vacation selfies: She likes to take hundreds, come home, then post them to Instagram for months on end. Haters will call her desperate, and sure, her true existence is far more mundane. But by documenting her travels she’s able to transport herself back to those peaceful, grateful and unplugged moments. And that’s a hell of a lot more relaxing than thinking about the bills she has to pay.
Let’s Get ‘All-Inclusive’
Do all-inclusive resorts save you money, or what? Turns out, it depends — on a lot of things. Adam Elder spoke to a travel agent to get some all-inclusive answers.
Water, Water Everywhere
You might think the ocean is made up of primarily H2O, a lot of NaCL and some carbon-based lifeforms, but you’d be wrong — dead wrong:
Yeah, about that pollution — you wouldn’t think we’d be able to basically kill something this big and amazing, but holy balls, we’re giving it our best shot.
Taking the Kids
Ask any parent: Traveling with small children, particularly on an airplane, is a bear. How do you keep them busy? Will the airline help you out at all? What if your kid freaks out? What if you freak out? For answers, we asked a father of three, a school psychologist and a mother of a special-needs child how to travel with the kiddos without losing it completely.
All good things must come to an end, vacations included. And now that you’re on the plane home, soaring toward another year of mind-numbing office work, it’s time to get busy doing whatever it takes to avoid the post-vacation blues. After all, overcoming the debilitating depression that can follow an outstanding vacation is possible — if you follow this advice.
Revenge of the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Marathon
In case you don’t remember, back in April, our own Brian VanHooker really screwed up when he accepted our dare and sat through the epic Marvel Cinematic Universe marathon event put on by AMC Theaters. And what started uneventfully enough ended 59 hours later with VanHooker simultaneously shitting and throwing up in a New Jersey rest stop.
Now, with Endgame back in theaters, we thought we’d have him recount the few highs and the many lows of what happened afterwards. It wasn’t pretty.
Pray for the day when you can tour a Girl Scout Cookie field the way you can a Napa vineyard, and taste-test a robust sativa like you can a jammy Cabernet, or a dry sauvignon blanc. Sadly, that day isn’t likely to arrive anytime soon, mostly because underdeveloped laws in California currently stand in the way of organized weed tours, despite a demand from ‘cannasseurs’ around the globe.