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Chubbies totally mocked Better than the Weekend’s logo for their newsletter, and we’re calling them out



If you’re not familiar with Chubbies, a short-short e-commerce startup with a cult following, you seriously need to question your style.

I personally love the shorts. However, I now have beef with the company that can’t be packed into a 5.5 inch inseam — because they shamelessly ripped off the Better than the Weekend logo for their newsletter.

These shorts are a complete

Posted by Chubbies on Thursday, February 4, 2016


There’s no need for me to break it down like a political commentator analyzing DACA — the similarities are strikingly obvious. 

Screenshot from Chubbies newsletter email.

Their graphic design team basically just treated the process of designing the logo like the end result of a blow job, or so it seems, adding some pineapple to try to make it better.

Chubbies was founded in 2011 by Kyle Hency, Rainer Castillo, Preston Rutherford, and Tom Montgomery — four bros whose names sound like romance novel characters from the deep south who met during their undergrad at Stanford. After several years in the post-grad job market, they decided to start a company centered around their love for retro-style short shorts they’d find at thrift shops or get handed down by their dads. To test the idea of their own line, the founders told Business Insider in a 2015 interview they made some short shorts and brought them to a Fourth of July celebration at Lake Tahoe. Can you get any more preppy white privileged than product testing at a Lake Tahoe party?

Unsurprisingly, the reaction assured them their product would resonate with bros and that they’d likely find success. After all, their shorts are pretty rad. That’s why I reached out their team in hopes to interview the founders in 2016 for a Better than the Weekend feature.

Facebook chat with Chubbies, August 2016.

It seems the marketing team was more interested in Better than the Weekend’s retro-style logo after checking out the site than press by a startup digital publication based in Scranton, PA. 

Not at all a surprise from a company that found killer success by recreating thrift shop finds and things they saw their dad had.

Perhaps the Chubbies team spends more time breaking laptops for a laugh on Snapchat and goofing off in the office than taking the time to generate original designs.

This is Tater. Tater is on our Customer Support Team. And Tater can dance like the wind. Not to mention sing with all the voices of the mountain.

Posted by Chubbies on Friday, October 23, 2015


Not going to lie, the Chubbies team is pretty funny. (But not completely original, as even that was a spoof.)

Maybe rich white boys in America think everything belongs to them and everything will just work out in their favor in the end?

Irish I had a pair of these

Posted by Chubbies on Friday, January 13, 2017


Regardless, Chubbies disappointed me. They’ve hit a semblance of success that should have them above treating their customers and followers like a Winklevoss twin. 

If your team liked the Better than the Weekend logo that much, the least you could have done was send us some short shorts and a compliment in appreciation for being your muse instead of turning down an interview and later recreating our logo for your newsletter.

In conclusion, are Chubbies shorts awesome? Totes. Will I ever buy a pair again? Probably not. Do shorts with copied designs exists elsewhere, perhaps for an even more affordable rate than $64.50 per pair? I don’t know. Do I think the founders are the Spencer Pratt’s of swimwear? You know it.

Chubbies did not immediately respond or offer to comment on the situation.

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LAX Now Allows Marijuana In Carry-On



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



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’



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.

Watch it play out:

President Trump insults ABC News reporter

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:

Posted by WPTV on Monday, October 1, 2018

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