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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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LAX Now Allows Marijuana In Carry-On

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Get ready for high flying.

Los Angeles International Airport — also known as LAX —  has announced that it will permit travelers to bring small amounts of legal marijuana through security in their carry-on bags.

“The Los Angeles Airport Police Department will allow passengers to travel through LAX with up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana,” reads a statement on LAX’s official website, which was posted in September 2018.

California passed Proposition 64, aka the Adult Use of Marijuana Act in 2016, meaning that as of of January 1, 2018, it became legal in California “for individuals 21 years of age or older to possess up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana for personal consumption.”

If you’re traveling with marijuana through LAX, study up on the laws in your origin and destination airport before packing your bags.

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Gay Penguin Couple Kidnapped Straight Couple’s Penguin Baby

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In a time when you hope a news story is fake, this tale about gay penguins will make you want the news to actually be real. And it is!

Love is love. Even penguins know that. The large flightless seabirds also know that when two souls find love, having a baby is often the next step. That being said, a pair of gay penguins at a Denmark zoo “kidnapped” a straight couple’s hatchling and tried to take it in as their own, a zookeeper says.

And it was all caught on video.

 

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Trump to Female Reporter: ‘You’re not thinking. You never do’

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President Donald Trump insulted a female reporter in the Rose Garden on Monday, telling her she “never” thinks before asking a question. Trump called on Cecilia Vega, a White House reporter for ABC News and started making a joke out her.

“She’s shocked that I picked her,” said Trump as a flock of staffers behind him — mostly men — smiled or laughed. “She’s, like, in a state of shock.”

“I’m not,” Vega said, rising from her seat. “Thank you, Mr. President.”

Trump, apparently mishearing “thank you” as “thinking,” responded with a seemingly unprovoked jab: “I know you’re not thinking. You never do.”

A White House transcript alleges Trump said “not thanking,” a non-sequitur given Vega had said “thank you” immediately prior. Now that’s pathetic.

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President Trump took a swipe at a female reporter during his news conference earlier today, telling her "I know you're not thinking. You never do."—>> STORY HERE: http://bit.ly/2OXXV5Y

Posted by WPTV on Monday, October 1, 2018

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