policymic:

Since marijuana’s legalization, drug use among teens has been on the decline

What’s happened to teen drug use since more states have legalized weed? Nothing.

According to the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS), the number of youth who have tried marijuana has dipped slightly over the last decade from 42.4% in 2001 to 40.7% in 2013. The number of current users (who consumed weed in the 30 days before the survey) remained steady at about 25% of all teens.

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Was actually wondering about these numbers after last week’s episode of Louie. Interesting stuff.

Earthbound. Best there ever was or will be.

popculturebrain:

How is this much incredible and unlikely television in one week even allowed? This is like how The Empire Strikes Back, The Shining, Airplane!, Caddyshack and The Blues Brothers all came out in the same summer.

YES. I don’t know what the second image is [edit: Veep], but:
-Orange Is the New Black came back so, so strong, and still so necessary.-Fargo has upped its game every single episode.-And Louie, while challenging and weird this season (but still good!), was astounding on Monday. popculturebrain:

How is this much incredible and unlikely television in one week even allowed? This is like how The Empire Strikes Back, The Shining, Airplane!, Caddyshack and The Blues Brothers all came out in the same summer.

YES. I don’t know what the second image is [edit: Veep], but:
-Orange Is the New Black came back so, so strong, and still so necessary.-Fargo has upped its game every single episode.-And Louie, while challenging and weird this season (but still good!), was astounding on Monday. popculturebrain:

How is this much incredible and unlikely television in one week even allowed? This is like how The Empire Strikes Back, The Shining, Airplane!, Caddyshack and The Blues Brothers all came out in the same summer.

YES. I don’t know what the second image is [edit: Veep], but:
-Orange Is the New Black came back so, so strong, and still so necessary.-Fargo has upped its game every single episode.-And Louie, while challenging and weird this season (but still good!), was astounding on Monday. popculturebrain:

How is this much incredible and unlikely television in one week even allowed? This is like how The Empire Strikes Back, The Shining, Airplane!, Caddyshack and The Blues Brothers all came out in the same summer.

YES. I don’t know what the second image is [edit: Veep], but:
-Orange Is the New Black came back so, so strong, and still so necessary.-Fargo has upped its game every single episode.-And Louie, while challenging and weird this season (but still good!), was astounding on Monday.

popculturebrain:

How is this much incredible and unlikely television in one week even allowed? This is like how The Empire Strikes Back, The Shining, Airplane!, Caddyshack and The Blues Brothers all came out in the same summer.

YES. I don’t know what the second image is [edit: Veep], but:

-Orange Is the New Black came back so, so strong, and still so necessary.
-Fargo has upped its game every single episode.
-And Louie, while challenging and weird this season (but still good!), was astounding on Monday.

“I have acquired the reputation over the years of being prolix when in fact I am measured against people who simply don’t work as hard or as long.”
— Joyce Carol Oates, as quoted in Daily Rituals: How Artists Work

Go forth. Have fun. Enjoy the new season this weekend. Eat the chicken and absorb its power.

streeter:

Some seriously weird shit has gone down when people spend too long hanging out in that corner.
streeter:

Some seriously weird shit has gone down when people spend too long hanging out in that corner.
streeter:

Some seriously weird shit has gone down when people spend too long hanging out in that corner.
streeter:

Some seriously weird shit has gone down when people spend too long hanging out in that corner.

streeter:

Some seriously weird shit has gone down when people spend too long hanging out in that corner.

(via popculturebrain)

“Following a more straightforward novel and a work of translation, David Mitchell returns to the genre-skipping, globe-trotting, techno-spiritual ambitions of his astonishing ‘Cloud Atlas,’ taking even greater risks at even greater length.”
— Boris Kachka’s description of The Bone Clocks, coming in September. AHHHH!
“There’s this kind of whole secret inner life to the Eels, and one of the weirder parts of it is that we’ve been friends with Steve Perry for years. It started because he’s been coming to our shows for a long time — like 10 years. And occasionally he would send word backstage that he wanted to meet me, but I always felt awkward about it because when I grew up I didn’t have an appreciation for Journey, and I felt like, “Well, I don’t know what I’ll say to him.” So I avoided him for years, and then one day I had lunch with the film director Patti Jenkins, who made the Charlize Theron movie Monster, and she happened to be good friends with Steve, and she said, “You should really meet Steve. He’s the greatest guy.” So I did, based on that recommendation, and found that she was absolutely right. Steve’s the greatest guy. So then I invited him to one of our weekly Sunday croquet matches, which is another part of our secret inner life that I guess is no longer a secret, and he came one Sunday and never left. He became a regular for years, and he just became one of our good friends. There’s no one in our circle that doesn’t just love the shit out of Steve. He really is just a great guy. Then he started showing up unannounced to our tour rehearsals every year. He would just sit there and watch us. And then slowly over the years, guys in the band would try to bait him by playing a Journey song hoping he would grab the microphone and start singing, but he never would. He would just laugh. He was always a good sport about it. And then one tour rehearsal probably three or four years ago, it happened, where he surprised us all and grabbed the microphone. And for the first time in 18 years or something, he started singing a Journey song. And it sent shivers down my spine, and I instantly gained an appreciation for his voice and Journey, something that I never got before.”

Eels’s E, explaining that insane video of former Journey frontman joining the band onstage.

I’m going to ignore the fact that I pitched this idea a few hours before it showed up online and focus on something else: weekly Eels & Friends croquet games.

First. Class. Synergymnast.

More of these flawless fake job descriptions at Medium. Also there: “To the entire media establishment BuzzFeed is a big deal—its traffic is besting that of more established peers and it has hired nearly one-third of the people in New York City.”

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Sweet baby Jebus am I excited for this show to come back next week.