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Artist Spotlight: DANK

just sweet that that the artist is DANK!!!!

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Scene Scout

Previously living in a city like London, where art was inescapable, anywhere I looked I could find some trace of graffiti art.  While most of it is rubbish- just simple graffiti artist tags- there are some true finds that can be discovered; if you know where to look.  In my lost stumbling stupor, which lets face it- at that point I had come to accept as normal for me, I stopped dead in my tracks to snap photos of the image imposed on a side street wall.  The color at first pulled me in, amazing shades of bright colors, as well as the subject matter- a geisha poised and posing in the middle of a London alley way.  When I came in closer I noticed the only writing associated with this painting was not the typical graffiti artist ‘tag’ but a full URL directing me to this websitehttp://www.dankitchener.co.uk/.

Dan Kitchener, or DANK as he is known in the graffiti…

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Tommy Chong Offers CNN Panelists Weed

As the headline suggests, while CNN’s John Berman and panelists discussed Colorado’s new pot law, the stoner legend Chong interrupted to offer everyone a chance to score some quality (legal) weed.

“Who wants to buy pot there?” he asked.

How do you ruin a $5 pizza?

I didn’t think it was possible but apparently it is easy to screw up a $5 pizza.

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Listen, I know DiGiorno isn’t delivery and I never expected it to be, but since the mid 90’s it has been there for me.  When I needed a cheap meal and had the munchies and didn’t feel like ordering expensive takeout I always had one of those frozen pies in my freezer.   They were cheap and for the money they were amazing.  For $5 or less I could stock up on a few and have them in cold storage forever.  If the food supply in the house ran low and I needed a quick snack DiGiorno was there.  The thing I liked about it was the flavor/value.  Sure, I could have bought a Tombstone or some Jeno’s Pizza Rolls (not that those aren’t bad after a night out) for a few bucks less, but a “high end” frozen pizza like DiGiornos was still a great bargain and better tasting.  Don’t get me wrong, I know DiGiornos was created in Chicago, which has some of the best pizza in the world in my opinion – and I would never mistake a DiGiornos for Lou Malnati’s or Giordano’s – but damn the sauce and crust on a Digiornos was unmistakably good for what it was.

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This brings me to my main point.  I have not had a frozen pie in a while.  Tonight after a long day I just felt like saving a buck and eating what I had in the freezer.  I took out a box from the icebox in the garage and pulled out a “supreme” and sure as shit, Nestle changed a few things.   Right on the box it said “Check out our NEW sauce, box and crust!”  I baked it as usual at 400 and boom…looked good when I took it out of the oven.  I cut it using my fancy pizza cutter from Papa Murphy’s, which has a lifetime warranty by the way, and took my first slice.  Smelled the same, looked a little more seasoned than normal but nothing suspicious.  After the first bite I knew!  WTF!  What did they do?!  They, being Nestle Corporation.  I think Kraft originally conceived DiGiorno but somewhere sold the brand to Nestle.  Either way it didn’t change the pizza back then but all of a sudden in 2014 my favorite frozen dinner is no more.  The sauce is weird and the crust is a little different.  Again, I am not asking for much in this price point of a meal but it never did me wrong for almost 20 years.  Now all of a sudden something is askew.  It is still a great deal and still a good pie, but it changed.  Sometimes change is good, sometimes it isn’t.  In this case I might have to go back and get a Tombstone or Red Barron from now on.

I would prefer to spend $5 though.

Flyin’ High from St Louis to Denver

Irregular Increase in St. Louis Flights to Denver Linked to Marijuana Legalization?

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Security at Denver’s airport.

Airlines booked 16 percent more flights from St. Louis to Denver since December 1, and number crunchers think marijuana tourism may be behind the boost.

Demand for flights to Denver jumped to 10 percent above the national average this month, peaking at 14 percent during the first week of January, says Patrick Surry, the chief data scientist at the Boston-based travel planning site Hopper.com.

“We started looking at what’s going on with Denver,” Surry tells Daily RFT. “What we see is that demand in terms of the number of people looking for flights to Denver has gone up a lot since January 1.”

See also: All Eyes on Colorado: 4 Reasons St. Louis Is Jealous of Legal Weed (And 1 Reason We’re Not)

Demand jumped 16 percent in St. Louis, 30 percent in Kansas City and 32 percent in Omaha in early 2014, according to Surry’s findings, whereas traffic matched national averages a year ago.

Hopper’s researchers considered several explanations behind the nationwide numbers bump.

 

They started with skiing, since Denver is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. But other ski-centric destinations, including Albuquerque, Salt Lake City and Jackson Hole, don’t show the same January spike.

“It doesn’t seem as though [the increased Denver traffic] is a seasonal thing,” Surry says. “It doesn’t match the pattern of demand you see for ski vacations. People are planning ski vacations earlier.”

Demand for tickets to other ski resorts starts in November, when ski season opens, not in early January.

Surry also considered football as a potential draw. This year’s Super Bowl is between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks, the two teams from states where pot has been legalized. But Denver’s popularity as a travel destination didn’t line up with the NFL post-season.

 

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Planes at Denver International Airport.

Only one thing really matches up: Just as traffic to Denver’s airport spiked early this month, the state of Colorado made marijuana legal for most adults.

 

“We can’t say for sure what the cause is, but demand has been going up. It started at the same time the news cycle was going on about marijuana legalization,” Surry says. He adds: “It seems like a pretty good case could be made” that weed is the real draw.”

St. Louis joins many other U.S. cities in seeing an increase in flight traffic to Denver. Twelve of the top 50 origin cities for Denver flights saw a 25 percent or more boost in traffic, according to Hopper, with Nashville leading the pack with a 63 percent increase.

What’s interesting, says Surry, is that the states with atypical demand for Denver flights also have some of the strictest drug laws in the country.

“When you look at our map of those origins, they are all clustered in the Midwest,” Surry says. “All those states, other than Minnesota, have strict laws. There’s no decriminalization or medical use.”

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By Lindsay Toler

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