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Generation Z Americans will be the ultimate cannabis consumers

This large cohort, which already has big-time spending power as the oldest age into high school and college, is formulating its consumption habits at a time when marijuana muscles into the mainstream. Unlike their Gen X or Boomer parents, Gen Z shoppers have only known a time where cannabis is edging toward acceptance, with California voting to legalize medical use in 1996—a year before even the oldest Gen Z consumers were born. “They’re growing up in a world where cannabis is completely norm...
Tags: Utah, California, Advertising, America, Los Angeles, Bloomberg, Snapchat, Netflix, Canada, Venice, Bishop, Dick, Ucla, Southern California, Hunt, Baby Boomers

Extinction Rebellion: protest lawfully or go home, urges Met police chief

Cressida Dick tells demonstrators to move to official site at Marble Arch as police try to clear Oxford Circus and Waterloo Bridge Battle of Waterloo Bridge: a week of protestThe head of the Metropolitan police, Cressida Dick, has urged Extinction Rebellion activists to protest lawfully as officers continued a large-scale operation to clear environmental campaigners from sites at Oxford Circus and Waterloo Bridge in central London.With more than 1,500 officers now on duty at the protests, Dick h...
Tags: London, Activism, Protest, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Dick, Oxford Circus, Waterloo Bridge, Marble Arch, Cressida Dick, Extinction Rebellion, Waterloo Bridge Battle of Waterloo Bridge

Ramon Ray of Smart Hustle Magazine: You Don’t Need to Be Shaquille O’Neal to be a Celebrity CEO

I’m sure the Small Business Trends audience knows who Ramon Ray is.  In fact most folks in the small business community here in the states have probably seen him speaking at industry conferences, moderating panels, running sites like (which he recently sold) and publishing Smart Hustle Magazine (and running its annual conference), and writing best-selling books.  And through all these activities he’s become — as Jay-Z once said — not a businessman, but a business, man. Or,...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Obama, Interviews, Jay Z, Sales, Un, Kardashian, Dick, Steve Harvey, Trump, Jenny, Shaquille O'Neal, John Lawson, Toledo Ohio, Ramon

The political playbook of advertising

The U.S. Presidential Election is still more than 18 months away, but we already have a gaggle of candidates vying for our attention in every news cycle. The strategists behind these campaigns know they have a limited window of opportunity to introduce their ideas, gain name recognition, and garner a loyal following. They also know that it’s all about momentum, which can switch in seconds; one news story, rumor, or tweet—good or bad—can change the perception of who is the front-runner and who do...
Tags: Twitter, Advertising, Colin Kaepernick, Nike, New York Times, Iowa, Howard Schultz, Patagonia, Philadelphia, Airbnb, Starbucks, Johnson, Seattle, Kevin Johnson, Dick, Presidential Election

If Audio Is Hot, Why Isn’t Radio Partying?

While the massive uptick in the popularity of audio seems like it should be good news for traditional broadcast radio, the reality is that much of this resurgence has manifested in the form of podcasts and new forms of tech like smart speakers. _____________________________ Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media Strategies You'd have to be a 40 year radio veteran to remember the clever slogan depickted above.  It was actually a mega-effort for the RAB circa 1980, created by the f...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Music, Podcasts, Audio, Nbc News, Radio, Guest Post, Streaming, Oprah, Dick, Alexa, Grand Rapids, Music Business, Music Tech

Ad Age 2019 A-List No. 10: 360i

Marketers bringing work in-house and choosing one-stop shops are seen as existential threats by many agencies. But 360i was built to roll with that.  The shop began as a regional search agency based in Atlanta, later evolved into a digital creative and media firm and now does work ranging from comprehensive integrated assignments to very focused search, analytics and martech consulting. The combination of comprehensive offerings and flexibility served the Dentsu-owned agency well in 2018, when ...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, New York, London, Advertising, Atlanta, Dallas, Dick, United Airlines, Alexa, Kroger Co, Sporting Goods, Equifax, Belsky, Advanced Analytics, Hershey Co

The Confidence to Start

If you have to choose between being overconfident in your abilities or lacking confidence, it’s better to be overconfident. If you lack confidence, then you will not try. You will have already failed in your mind, and by picturing failing in your mind, you will give up before you have even tried before you have even started. It isn’t polite to suggest that one be overconfident. It smacks of arrogance, maybe even the kind of arrogance that comes from the incompetent who blusters about how excepti...
Tags: Sales, Usa Today, Dick, Sales 3.0

Queensland’s quest for a circular bioeconomy

It’s the land of the Queen, and Queensland is investing big in the bioeconomy. Named in honor of Queen Victoria who allowed separation of the colony from New South Wales back in 1859, it’s now the 2nd largest and 3rd most populous state in Australia. With over 5 million people, it’s often called the “Sunshine State” with its warm tropical climate, a sister of sorts to the U.S.’s Sunshine state of Florida. Today we look at Queensland, Australia – the innovators, the leaders, the investors. In th...
Tags: Asia, Florida, Australia, Navy, Germany, US, Eu, Asia Pacific, Top Stories, Queensland, New South Wales, Pentagon, Victoria, University Of Queensland, Delhi, Abc News

CS Interview: Terry Gilliam on The Man Who Killed Don Quixote & More!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Interview: Terry Gilliam on The Man Who Killed Don Quixote & More! Screen Media invited to have an exclusive 1:1 with legendary director Terry Gilliam (Brazil, 12 Monkeys, Time Bandits) about the film he has been trying to make for 25 years, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, which will be released in partnership with Fathom Events to the U.S. on over 700 U.S. cinemas and select Canadian locations for one night on Wednesday, April 10 with exclusive bonus fea...
Tags: Apple, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Netflix, Canada, Italy, Portugal, Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo Del Toro, Brazil, Harry, Brussels, Las Vegas, Terry Gilliam, Kubrick

Inside the Slow Death of Cable TV

MCTV, a cable company serving about 50,000 subscribers in northeastern Ohio, has a motto assuring that it “goes the extra smile” to satisfy customers. But the company, founded in 1965 by Dick and Susan Gessner and now run by their son Bob, can’t do much these days to please the dwindling number of subscribers who […]
Tags: Disney, Features, Netflix, Comcast, AT&T, Ubs, Ohio, Dish, Bob, Hulu, Dick, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DirecTV, MCTV, Disney Plus

First Look – Maxfli Tour And Tour X Golf Balls

There are two basic criteria required of all so-called tour golf balls. They must incorporate a thin, responsive urethane cover to offer enhanced spin and control around the greens, and they must offer three (or more) layers to reduce spin off the tee and generate optimal launch parameters on iron shots. Beyond that, construction and performance differences can be minute. Several hundred RPM here and 1° of launch there isn’t likely to make or break a round for the vast majority of amateur golfer...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Dick, Callaway, Taylormade, Sporting Goods, Snell, New Releases, Tommy Armour, MaxFli, Golf Laboratories, TaylorMade Comparatively Bridgestone, Titleist Callaway Bridgestone Srixon

A Rare White Whale Has Been Filmed Off the Coast of Mexico

A whale-watching guide struck white gold last month when he encountered a rare, albino gray whale breaching off the west coast of Baja California, Mexico.Footage of the whale, which tour guide and scuba instructor Manuel Gonzalez posted to Facebook in March, has drawn comparisons to Moby Dick, the white whale of literary legend described by Herman Melville in 1851. Unlike Moby, who was a gargantuan sperm whale with an appetite for New England mariner limbs, the gray whale recorded here was proba...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Mexico, Sharks, Dick, New England, Baja California, Animal Kingdom, Herman Melville, Manuel Gonzalez, Baja California Mexico, Galon, Aquatic Mammals Scientists

Entertainment One Boards CNN’s ‘Tricky Dick’ Richard Nixon Series (EXCLUSIVE)

Entertainment One has landed in Cannes with “Tricky Dick” after securing the international rights to CNN’s Richard Nixon documentary series. The deal comes as producer-distributor eOne moves more heavily into factual sales and sets out to acquire standout shows that can sit alongside its drama offerings. Four-part documentary “Tricky Dick”  is an original from news […]
Tags: News, Cnn, Entertainment One, Eone, Cannes, Dick, Richard Nixon, Tricky Dick

The 15 Best ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Songs, Ranked

The underrated comedic masterpiece that is Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will be singing its final aria today on the CW in a two-hour series finale and live show that will cap off one of the sharpest, funniest, and most profound comedies on TV today. Created by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend never got the audience it deserved because of its cringeworthy title, but in its four seasons on the air, it delivered a madcap and maddeningly perceptive depiction of mental illness throug...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Romance, Features, Chicago, Rebecca, Ed Sheeran, Aclu, Broadway, Marilyn Monroe, Wisconsin, The Cw, Musical, Bobby Brown, Costco

Beyond ‘The Ring’ And The Machine: High-Tech Opera At The Met And Elsewhere

William Kentridge’s stagings of The Nose and Lulu were, and next season’s Wozzeck will be, packed tight with video imagery. (Yet they’re surprisingly easy for the stage technicians.) The whale boats in Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick couldn’t have existed without 21st-century technology. The animation in Barrie Kosky’s widely-traveled production of The Magic Flute is so intricate that some singers have to be strapped into place. David Patrick Stearns looks into the modern-day wizardry on the opera stag...
Tags: Art, Music, Lulu, Dick, Jake Heggie, William Kentridge, Barrie Kosky, David Patrick Stearns, 04.02.19

AAF goes under: Inside the sudden collapse of the Alliance of American Football

SAN DIEGO — Three weeks before the Alliance of American Football suspended operations against his wishes, confounding league officials and leaving stunned employees and players stranded and reeling, Charlie Ebersol stood on the sideline at SDCCU Stadium in a blue AAF windbreaker, reveling in the roar of the crowd. It had been Ebersol’s vision to start a spring football league, one that might complement the NFL instead of compete with it, and in a matter of a year, he’d built one, complete with e...
Tags: NFL, America, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, San Diego, Chargers, Indianapolis Colts, National Football League, Birmingham, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Fleet, Memphis, NFLPA

Critic’s Pick: ‘Peterloo’ Review: Political Violence of the Past Mirrors the Present

Mike Leigh’s historical drama has the sweep of Tolstoy and the bustling energy of Dickens.
Tags: Movies, News, Pope, Mike Leigh, Johnson, Dick, Tolstoy, Gary, Mike, Peake, Karl, Kinnear, Rory, Leigh, Davies, Maxine

The Gala Darling Show: Episode 13 with Ev’Yan Whitney

Last week, it was my absolute pleasure to sit down with Ev’Yan Whitney, sexuality doula and founder of the #SensualSelfieChallenge, for a hot conversation about sex, desire, polarity, love languages, and much more! We had such a good time and the words were juicy. This episode is for YOU if you’ve ever struggled with your sexuality, felt like there is something wrong with you, experienced low sexual desire, or wished you were a bad bitch but felt unable to get there! Ev’Yan has so much to share...
Tags: Video, Instagram, Inspiration, Dick, Yan Whitney, Ev Yan Whitney, Ev Yan

March Amazon First Reads

Amazon’s Kindle First program is now called Amazon First Reads. In addition to letting members pick one of the selected books for free (to keep), Prime members can now purchase the hardcover edition of these books for $9.99 or less and there are free Short Stories and Kindle Singles, as well, for those with Kindle Unlimited. The new picks for this month’s have been available long enough that we can now look at the reviews before making a selection. If you are an Member, you can pick any on...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Washington Post, US, America, Ukraine, Canada, Paris, Kindle Books, Nebraska, Wwii, Cia, Royal, Usa Today, Dick, Warsaw

Ceschi Ramos – “Sad Fat Luck”

The title “Sad, Fat Luck” comes from a joke photo Ceschi sent to his musical partner Factor Chandelier from a jacuzzi in a posh hotel room above Times Square in March 2017. The photo titled “Sad, Fat Boy” was shot in a room provided to him by an infamous (ex)hacker friend who decided that Ceschi needed a break from the stress that came from ending a six-year relationship. 2018 brought an almost monthly stream of friend deaths for Ramos, and the “Sad, Fat Luck” EP was still sitting in the ...
Tags: Berlin, Amsterdam, Jazz, Dick, Singles, Times Square, Ramos, Ceschi Ramos, Ceschi, Factor Chandelier, Sad Fat Luck

William Sadler Returns as Death in Bill & Ted 3

William Sadler returns as Death in Bill & Ted 3 Orion Pictures’ official Twitter account for the highly-anticipated third installment in the time-travelling comedy franchise, Bill & Ted Face the Music, took to Twitter to announce that it will feature the return of another character from the prior films in the form of William Sadler’s Death. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], '...
Tags: Twitter, Movies, Ted, Steven Soderbergh, Bill, Keanu Reeves, MGM, Dick, Hollywood Bowl, Jane, Sadler, Chris Matheson, Bill Ted, ComingSoon, Movie News, Keanu Reeves John Wick

Please support the Oz Report

Thanks to Matthias Krause for his generous support of the Oz Report.A Oz Report reader writes: Since I stopped flying hang gliders and paragliders years ago and let my USHPA membership lapse I sort of felt I was out of the community. I have however, continued to receive your daily blog every morning at 7am. Your dedication, hard work, and altruistic contributions to the community are not lost on at least this reader.Embarrassingly, this feeling of being out of the community, some medical/w...
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Keanu Reeves and Alex Winters Announce Bill & Ted 3 for August 2020

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter announce Bill & Ted 3 for August 2020 Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves gathered outside the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA to send a special video to fans of Bill & Ted about the long in-development Bill & Ted 3. After they introduced themselves as “Wyld Stallyns,” the two tag-teamed a message where they say thank you to the fans, because it looks like the long-awaited third installment, Bill & Ted Face the Music, will actually go into production this summer. ...
Tags: Movies, Ted, Steven Soderbergh, Keanu Reeves, MGM, Dick, Hollywood Bowl, Jane, Los Angeles CA, Chris Matheson, Bill & Ted, Alex Winter, ComingSoon, Orion Pictures, John Santilli, Ed Solomon Men in Black Now

"Ayn Rand is a Dick" - excerpt from a new book by Mike Monteiro

Mike Monteiro, co-founder and design director of Mule Design, has a new book called Ruined by Design: How Designers Destroyed the World, and What We Can Do to Fix It. He posted a sample chapter from the book, about Objectivist philosopher Ayn Rand's influence on Silicon Valley. He's a funny writer! Welcome to Silicon Valley. A libertarian stronghold at the very end of America. (Literally.) Silicon Valley, and specifically the venture capital firms of Silicon Valley, are mostly run by old white m...
Tags: Post, News, Ayn Rand, Silicon Valley, Dick, Ann Richards, Mike Monteiro, Libertarianism, America Literally Silicon Valley

How to build The Matrix

Rizwan Virk Contributor Rizwan Virk is executive director of Play Labs @ MIT, a serial entrepreneur and author. Released this month 20 years ago, “ The Matrix” went on to become a cultural phenomenon. This wasn’t just because of its ground-breaking special effects, but because it popularized an idea that has come to be known as the simulation hypothesis . This is the idea that the world we see around us may not be the “real world” at all, but a high-resol...
Tags: Amazon, Gaming, Column, Elon Musk, Matt Damon, Tech, Earth, Mit, Oxford, Stephen Hawking, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Smith, Philip K Dick, Keanu Reeves, Emily Blunt, Laurence Fishburne

Dick’s Sporting Goods Commits to Private Brand

Dick’s Sporting Goods is accelerating its strategy to expand its private brand portfolio and leverage its brands to better control its own destiny. The move is designed to help the retailer become less reliant on the ubiquitous national brands like Nike and Under Armour. The retailer plans to expand its athleisure private brand Calia to 80 stores, and expand its private brand portfolio with the introduction of a yet-to-be-named outdoor apparel brand in the second half of 2019. Dick’s new private...
Tags: Featured, Dicks, Nike, Dick, Branding, Sporting Goods, Reebok, Calia, Athletic Apparel, Ed Stack, Dick 's Sporting Goods Inc

Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar, Is Dead at 81

Mr. Dale was known for “Misirlou,” which Quentin Tarantino used as the opening anthem to his film “Pulp Fiction.”
Tags: News, Surfing, Quentin Tarantino, Dick, Dale, Pop and Rock Music, Dick Dale King

"My mother does not like to admit that anything is ever sad or wrong, so if my father would say something like, 'During the Depression …' She’d say...'"

"'Oh, Dick, there was no Depression.' She was like a Depression-denier"/"My mother was more like a personal depression-denier. Her whole thing was if you were sad, she would say, 'Stop staring at your navel.' When I grew up, I didn’t know what other people talked to each other about, because there were so many things we didn’t talk about"/"My mother was very can-do. She told me, 'Nobody needs more than four hours of sleep.' I hate sleeping. Guilt gets me up"/"I like to sleep because I’m interest...
Tags: Psychology, Sleep, Law, Motherhood, Laziness, Dick, Roz Chast, Ann Althouse, Patricia Marx, The Blog Has A Theme Today

Howard A. Rodman’s The Great Eastern to Get Film Adaptation

Howard A. Rodman’s The Great Eastern to get film adaptation Author Howard A. Rodman’s latest book isn’t even out yet, and it’s already getting made into a movie. Variety reports that Rodman’s The Great Eastern is being developed into a feature film. The rights were acquired by London-based content and media company Great Point Media. Rodman, who is a former president of the Writers Guild of America West, will also adapt his own work for the screenplay. PB = PB |...
Tags: Amazon, England, London, Movies, Showtime, Tom Cruise, Writers Guild of America West, Dick, Howard Rodman, Nemo, Rodman, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Chris McQuarrie, Howard A Rodman, Ahab, Movie News

Tommy Armour Isn’t What You Think

This is how it typically goes with so-called House Brands – a large retailer pays $X for a familiar name, thinking it can make $X + a decent profit before letting it go the way of 8-track and fidget spinners. It’s not the worst business model, but often it amounts to little more than a prolonged liquidation. As long as the retailer makes can turn a decent short-term profit, it’s a win. That said, house brands rarely have a future; they’re the equivalent of scrap metal. This is where Tommy Armour...
Tags: Sport, United States, Golf, North America, Dick, Yamaha, Callaway, Michaels, Taylormade, Sports Authority, Ping, Sporting Goods, Dick 's Sporting Goods, Snell, Chuang, Tommy Armour