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Photogenic Egg > Kylie Jenner


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Kylie Jenner is the true Instagram Queen on social media.  Known as one of the youngest members of the Kardashian family, Kylie is always showcasing her daily life on Instagram.  She is constantly busy on her Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Vine, and other social media platforms. Better yet, she even lets her sisters join in on the fun.  There’s always something going on in the adventures of Kylie Jenner.

But this year, Kylie Jenner has some serious competition.  This past Sunday, Kylie Jenner lost the world record of having the most liked photo on Instagram to – wait for it – an EGG.

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That’s right folks – an egg won over Kylie Jenner.  The photo features a brown egg with a light fixating on the millions of specks around the shell.  It was posted online by the account world_record_egg by the Egg Gang on January 4th. By Sunday evening, the picture received over 18 million likes for the photo.

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Many users flocked to the photo, showcasing its true greatness.  Millions praised the picture for its amazing quality.  That speck of light symbolized the glimmer of hope within the cold, dark soul of humanity.  On this day, Kylie Jenner did NOT break the world record for her photo.

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Not everyone enjoyed the photogenic egg picture.  Kylie Jenner posted a video on Sunday evening of her cracking an egg on asphalt with the caption, “take that little egg”.  The egg certainly won that round.

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With that, the egg came in and reigned supreme as the true Instagram king.  It won Instagram this week, beating out even Kylie Jenner in the process.  That light signifies our small victory here in America.  Who knew that a beautiful photo of an egg would actually become more popular than Kylie Jenner?

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At this point, I guess you can say that the egg definitely came first in this scenario.

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How Hard Did Aging Hit You Challenge


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People do a lot of random things on Facebook.  They “wave” at random strangers they become friends with, poke their family and friends, and even share content all over their page (or better yet, OVERSHARE).  There’s no shortage of ways to make the most out of your social media experience.

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In some cases, users follow a particular theme that is trending around the site.  Events like the Ice Bucket Challenge or games such as Farmville became popular for quite a while.  Here in the beginning of 2019 lies a whole new challenge involving your own photos.  The latest challenge on Facebook is How Hard Did Aging Hit You?

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The challenge goes like this – you upload your very first profile picture and your most recent picture.  It’s creative way to compare how much you have changed over the years.  As the name goes, users find out how exactly hard aging has hit them.

Here at MakeSandcastlesNotWar, I’ve decided to showcase the challenge on this very blog.  It’s been 11 years since my picture was take.  Time to compare that with the most recent one today.

October 2008

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October 2008 – Here I am at 17 years old, kicking it in my bedroom.  I was a junior in Ipswich High School at the time, just one and a half years away from college.  Just being a regular teen, chilling in my bedroom in Ipswich.  Pretty sure I finished up my homework (or not!), so I played around on my laptop for a bit.

That grey trucker CKY hat was one of my favorites.  CKY was my favorite band and I collected all the albums through Itunes.  I still have their music locked within my portable hard drive.  YouTube really changed since 2008.

I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do after high school, being that I was being the typical care-free teenager.  College was looming around everyone’s mind and the only main thing on mine was what was on VH1 or MTV.  There were many times where I was browsing through the Ed Hardy catalog rather than searching for colleges around Massachusetts.  Only thing I did know was that I loved being in the swarm of entertainment around me.

January 2019

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Fast-forward to January 2019 – 11 years later.  Completely done with both high school and college.  I have been busy working within the cannabis industry and keeping up with an entertainment PR blog five days a week.  While I haven’t been hanging with my friends I knew in high school, I have more friends in Boston these days.  Almost three years out of college and I reach even closer to my dream career.  It’s been quite a wild ride since high school and I have been enjoying every minute of it.

To think that I have gone from this rebellious teenager browsing through Ed Hardy apparel while listening to CKY to becoming a young professional in the cannabis industry is simply beyond shocking.  Time has an intriguing way of completely reshaping who you become.  Not only do you physically age over time, but both your mental and emotional state become altered as well.  Your whole identity itself gradually progresses each year.

What seems like another social media trend is actually a mind-blowing step into the past.  Eleven years later and lots has changed since that picture I took in high school.  I was in the midst of a ever-growing trend of a new industry that would soon blossom over time.

With that, the ‘How Hard Did Aging Hit You’ challenge was quite entertaining to complete.  I can certainly say I aged well since I was 17.

Netflix’s Bird Box


With a new year means new media being released every day.  New books, TV series, movies, music, video games, and others will be coming out as time goes on.  That certainly goes for streaming services like Netflix.

Even as we already rung in the new year, one title from 2018 is still sparking popularity around Netflix these days.  It’s the infamous post-apocalyptic title about a woman who makes it through a forest and river all while blindfolded.  This is Bird Box.

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Bird Box features Sandra Bullock as Malorie Hayes, a tense mother who takes a dangerous trip down a river by boat.  He brings along his kids, Boy and Girl, along for the treacherous journey.  To make matters worse, Malorie and her kids are trekking through the river… while BLINDFOLDED.

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The film takes us back five years ago where mass suicides were occurring throughout Europe and Russia.  After discovering a woman bashing her head repeatedly into a glass panel, Malorie realizes that the epidemic is hitting the United States.  The epidemic even took Malorie’s sister Jessica (played by Sarah Paulson!) as well.  It’s a crazy post-apocalyptic thriller film that showcases Malorie’s dangerous adventure all while taking us back to the horrific events five years ago.

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Throughout the film, there are a few birds that are kept inside a small box (hence the name, Bird Box).  This imagery represents the human beings being kept out of the dark from the beautiful world around them.  They are shut out from the outside world because the supernatural entities are causing them to commit suicide.

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Overall, Bird Box was really interesting to watch.  After viewing many internet memes, I figured it was time to check out the film on Netflix.  Needless to say, it definitely lived up to its name.  Some of the other notable actors in the film include John Malkovich and Machine Gun Kelly.

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If you already miss 2018, Bird Box is definitely worth viewing on Netflix.  Sandra Bullock pulls off her most dangerous adventure as she paddles through the long river while blindfolded.  It’s a popular thriller that lives up to its hype.

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            Check out Bird Box on Netflix today.

The Joe Rogan/Elon Musk Blunt Experience


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After hosting Fear Factor until 2006, Joe Rogan went on to start his own podcast series The Joe Rogan Experience on December 24th, 2009.  Joe Rogan had various famous guests appearing on his show.  From Bryan Callen to Jordan Peterson, many people appeared on his podcast series.  As of now, Joe Rogan had over 1,100+ shows since his debut.

One of his most recent guests to come onto the show was Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Inc.  Rogan and Elon Musk came together on Thursday night for what would be one memorable and bizarre event.

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During the episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, Elon Musk shares a blunt with Joe Rogan.  Once he got a few puffs of the blunt, Musk sips on some whiskey.  After the event unfolded into the public eye, shares of Tesla Inc. dropped by five percent the next day.  Ironically enough, the company’s Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton resigned after a month on the job.

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Tesla has been under lot of pressure to turn a sustained net profit, being that they burned through over $739 million in the second quarter.  It doesn’t help that the company lost five percent of sales overnight.  This kind of buzz is happening at an awkward time.

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At this point, it is too early to tell if this stunt will hinder Elon Musk’s business even further.  This PR buzz unfolded less than a week ago and nothing major has happened after that.  All we can do is watch story carry out even more.

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On a brighter note, it was intriguing to see Elon Musk casually consuming cannabis with Joe Rogan.  Musk isn’t really a big cannabis user, but he was still a great sport when he was on The Joe Rogan Experience.  Who knew that we would live in a time where the former host of Fear Factor would share a blunt with Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

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In the end, Elon Musk appeared for what would be one wild and bold episode of The Joe Rogan Experience.  This event will certainly do wonders for Joe Rogan’s podcast.  It is too early to call this a true PR nightmare, so we will have to wait for any other twists in this story.

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For now, lets sit back and appreciate that Joe Rogan shared a blunt with Tesla CEO Elon Musk on The Joe Rogan Experience.

Evening Machines — October 5th


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One of my favorite folk singers is Gregory Alan Isakov.  Gregory Alan Isakov emigrated to US from South Africa and was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He is now a Colorado-based Indie Folk artist who makes music and is a full-time farmer.  His music is a combination of Indie and folk, featuring instruments like banjos and guitars into his songs.

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Gregory Alan Isakov released six albums since this year.  His latest album was with The Colorado Symphony in Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony.  Many of his hit songs can be heard of in shows like Suits, Californication, Rectify, The Blacklist, and even Girls (which features my personal favorite song ‘Amsterdam’).  Fans nationwide go to see this famous folk singer whenever he is in the area.

When he is not making music, Gregory Alan Isakov goes out on his nationwide tour every year.  This year he has other plans in store for audiences.  Fans can be happy to know that Gregory Alan Isakov plans to release a new album this year.

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The new album is called Evening Machines and it will be released on October 5th.  This album features twelve new tracks to listen to.  You can listen to the track ‘Chemicals’ online to get a taste of the album.

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This is really exciting news!  I saw Gregory Alan Isakov last year in Boston and he was absolutely amazing.  He played every famous song and more, giving the crowd quite a show.  The best part was when he broke into the starting notes for ‘Amsterdam’.  Gregory Alan Isakov played such an awesome show that summer.

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I’m really looking forward to Gregory Alan Isakov’s Evening Machines.  The featured song ‘Chemicals’ was already great to listen to and I’m sure that his other songs will be even better.  Fall is looking to be even better with the release of Gregory Alan Isakov’s new album being released.

If you’re looking for some good Indie Folk music, be sure to check out Evening Machines by Gregory Alan Isakov on October 5th.