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You Can Actually Go to Summer Camp with Macaulay Culkin

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Break out your Chubbies and a case of Angry Orchard Rosé because it’s time to pack your duffel bag and head to sleepaway camp with Macaulay Culkin.

Yes, that Macaulay Culkin.

A.K.A. Kevin McAllister.

A.K.A. The reason you’re afraid of bee stings.

A.K.A. The dude who dated Mila Kunis for eight years.

A.K.A. Your newest bunkmate if you register for Camp No Counselors and luck out.

Like most 37-year-old’s, attending sleepaway camp wasn’t on the Home Alone star’s 2018 vision board. That all changed with an April Fool’s prank on social media. Camp No Counselors, a thriving startup offering adults to experience a long weekend at pop-up booze-filled summer camps across the U.S. and Canada, posted that even Macaulay Culkin would be attending camp this upcoming season.

Social media started freaking out. I started freaking out. And Macaulay Culkin started making demands. When the tweet made it’s way to Culkin, he likely saw the legendary promotional video of grownups acting like they were literally left home alone at a summer camp and having the time of their lives… because he responded with a promise to attend.

Time will tell if Culkin’s requirements for attendance — which include having something to gargle, three pairs of Reebok pumps and Ben Affleck’s back tattoo — will be met by Camp No Counselors. But I’m pretty sure everyone is hoping Ryder Strong shows up for the ultimate 90s party to end all 90s parties.

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Better than the Weekend spoke with Camp No Counselors founder Adam Tichauer last December about the benefits of unplugging from the outside world and experiencing camp as a grown-up.

“Back in the day, when you didn’t have the newspaper in front of you, you didn’t think about what was going on in the world. When you weren’t at work, you didn’t have to think about work,” Adam said. “Now, we’re getting constant real-time notifications of what’s going on in the world, or e-mails from your boss, even if it’s after work hours. There’s very few times you can shut that off and just have space and not have to worry about what real-time, negative notifications are coming through your phone next.”

In September 2016, Better than the Weekend’s staff visited Camp No Counselors. Fun was had. New friends were made. And it was learned that noses can start bleeding from drinking too much.

This year, camps will be held in such locations as Austin, Seattle, Denver, Nashville, New York, Boston and Toronto just to name a few.

If going to a onesie party with Macaulay Culkin doesn’t sell you, maybe this video will:

If that doesn’t work, you might need to see a doctor.

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Dickhead Jogger Arrested for Throwing Homeless Man’s Belongings in Lake

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A video went viral of a jogger taking time out of his day to throw a homeless man’s belongings into a lake. The jogger has since been identified as 31-year-old Henry William Sintay by The Mercury News and was arrested. He’s currently being held on $100,000 bail.

The dickhead move made by the dickhead jogger happened by Meritt Lake in Oakland, California, on Friday, June 8. A witness named JJ Harris filmed the incident as a woman tried to stop the dickhead jogger. This video is messed up on so many levels — and not only because his thicc dad bod doesn’t suggest he has time to stop mid-jog to try to end homelessness.

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Starbucks will close 8,000 stores May 29 for racial-bias training

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Starbucks says it will close its 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States for one afternoon to educate employees about racial bias.

“I’ve spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening to the community, learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it,” Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said in a statement.

“While this is not limited to Starbucks, we’re committed to being a part of the solution,” he said. “Closing our stores for racial bias training is just one step in a journey that requires dedication from every level of our company and partnerships in our local communities.”

The announcement follows the controversial arrest of two black men who were waiting for a friend at a Philadelphia Starbucks last week after the store manager called the police. They were arrested for trespassing. The customers said they were waiting for another man to arrive. That person arrived at the store just as they were being arrested.

Starbucks’ CEO publicly apologized repeatedly following the arrests, which he called “reprehensible.”

Sherrilyn Ifill, the president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, will be among the help to design the program, as will executives from the Equal Justice Initiative and Demos, to roughly 175,000 Starbucks employees.

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8 Facts About the Late, Great Barbara Bush

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Former first lady Barbara Bush died in Houston on Tuesday. She was 92 years old. The wife of former president George H.W. Bush, and mother of former president George W. Bush, had been battling congestive heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and had recently decided not to seek any further treatment.

The matriarch of the Bush family was known for her bluntness and advocacy, but many young people know little about her. So, here are 8 straight up facts about the former first lady of the United States.

1. She was born Barbara Pierce in New York City on June 8, 1925.

2. She met met George H.W. Bush at a school dance in 1941, at the age of 16. After dating for a year and a half, the couple got engaged before he went off to World War II to serve as a Navy torpedo bomber pilot. When he returned on leave, she dropped out of Smith College in Northampton, Mass. and they got married two weeks later on Jan. 6, 1945, in Rye, N.Y.

3. Barbara gave birth to six children: George W. (in 1946), Pauline “Robin” (in 1949), Jeb (in 1953), Neil (in 1955), Marvin (in 1956), and Dorothy (in 1959). She lost her daughter “Robin” at the age of three to leukemia. 

4. She served as second lady of the United States when George H.W. Bush was vice president to Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1989. 

5. She alarmed conservatives when she revealed she was pro-choice. 

6. Describing Geraldine Ferraro, her husband’s opponent for vice president in 1984, she said: “I can’t say it, but it rhymes with ‘rich.'”

7. She was first lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993.

8. She helped to develop the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, which seeks to improve literacy in the U.S. through programs directed toward pre-school children and parental literacy while cementing her legacy. She spoke regularly on “Mrs. Bush’s Story Time,” a national radio program that stressed the significance of reading aloud to children. 

Political affiliation aside, the death of Barbara Bush is a reminder that class in Washington is dying, too.

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