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The Pop Culture Trends That Stuck And Became A Part Of Our Daily Lives

pexels-photo-211050Pop culture trends usually start in large cities where young, hip metropolitan professionals congregate. Trends or FADs sometimes come out of nowhere but tend to be born, ferment and eventually permeate into the wider world. But as with all fashion, nothing lasts forever, and trends come in and out of popularity; some disappear for good. However, there are some trends that looked like any other, but somehow found a niche in society and stuck around.

Commuter bikes

Many people don’t cycle to work because of the risk that comes with it. A person on a bicycle whizzing around the city at rush hour, weaving through, in and out of traffic, avoid collisions at every corner…Doesn’t sound fun at all. It isn’t just that, it was the practicality of lugging around a great big bike, having to run the risk of leaving it in public for hours on end and not being very maneuverable in obscenely tight streets; such that you find in congested capital cities. Folding bikes like the tern link c7, changed the game forever. Now anyone can save energy and money simply by carrying around their own little mobile transport. It stuck, and hasn’t gone away; in fact, it spawned an entirely new consumer market.

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2016 Maxim Hot 100 List

mtm5mdu4ndq5mjc0mte5mju2Maxim released its annual “Hot 100” list for 2016. This year’s list is quite different from previous years’ lists.

The 2016 Maxim Hot 100 does have a few familiar faces on it, but the list is mostly filled with runway models instead of young Hollywood starlets. I’m guessing it is because a pivot the magazine made over a year ago to make Maxim less of a guy’s magazine and more appealing to both men and women.

I admit that I’ve never heard of many women on this year’s list, but I’m not exactly familiar with the world of high fashion. But don’t worry, Sports Illustrated swimsuit models and Victoria’s Secret Angels are littered all over the Hot 100.

See who made Maxim’s Hot 100 list and let us know if you agree with them.

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2015 Maxim Hot 100 List

Taylor Swift maxim hot 100 2015 sexy hot tits nude naked ass buttMaxim released its annual “Hot 100” list for 2015. It’s filled with the usual suspects (Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, etc), but they always add a few up & coming starlets.

I’m quite late posting about Maxim’s Hot 100 list this year. I usually write up a post soon after the list is released. I comment on which women are too high on the list and note a few that were glaring omissions.

This year’s list is pretty solid, even though I’m not a huge fan of Taylor Swift (I hope her squad doesn’t read the site). I like many of the newcomers and as usual, the list is filled with Victoria’s Secret models.

See who made Maxim’s Hot 100 list and let us know if you agree with them.

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The Movies that Made Us All Want to Win Big

Hollywood has always loved casinos. Over the years, countless films have taken advantage of the unique atmosphere and ambience of casinos to tell stories of dramatic gambles and life-changing wins.

It is no coincidence that the popularity of casino games has skyrocketed in the past 30 years, following the release of several films that changed the way people viewed casinos, and created a mystique around particular games that captivated theatre audiences.

Movies like Casino, Ocean’s Eleven, and Rounders made a huge impact on cinemagoers, and for many avid gamblers it was a movie experience that sparked their interest in games like poker and blackjack, long before they ever set foot in a casino.

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“Orange Is The New Black” Season 3 Review

Orange Is The New Black Season 3 review netflix three piperI just finished binge-watching season three of “Orange Is The New Black” on Netflix. As a big fan of the first two seasons of the television show, I came into this season with high hopes…but I was left quite disappointed.

I don’t want to throw a bunch of spoilers in this review because I’m guessing only a handful of people have actually finished it by the time this is post is live. I know I would be mad if I had an entire season ruined for myself if I accidentally ran across spoilers before actively looking for them.

Season three is setup like the previous two seasons. You get present-day storylines with backstory flashbacks thrown into every episodes. I still like this method of storytelling, but the flashbacks are becoming less enjoyable.

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Celebrities That Have Been Shown The Casino Door

Most celebrities are not only used to but expect to be able to do what they want, get what they want and go where they want. With so much money weighing them down coupled with a ‘don’t you know who I am?’ attitude in many cases, these celebrities often experience a short, sharp shock when they cannot get the world to pander to their every need, request and demand. However, despite their fame and fortune, celebrities do find themselves at the receiving end of a tongue lashing now and again and in some cases find that they are shown the door in some of their favourite hangouts such as casinos.

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2014 Maxim Hot 100 List

Candice Swanepoel hot sexy underwear boobs ass maxim braMaxim recently released its annual “Hot 100” list for 2014. It’s filled with the usual suspects (Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, etc), but they have been known to add in a few up & coming starlets.

The most shocking omissions are from the television show Mad Men. I don’t know how Maxim failed to add Alison Brie, Christina Hendricks, Jessica Paré or January Jones to the 2014 Maxim Hot 100. Also, I was surprised Modern Family‘s Sarah Hyland didn’t make the cut.

I did feel a tad old looking at this year’s list. There are many newcomers and one of the younger Kardashian girls appears on the list for the first time.

See who made Maxim’s Hot 100 list and let us know if you agree with them.

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‘BASEketball’ Cast: Then & Now

BASEketball-then-and-nowI really hate admitting this, but BASEketball is one of my favorite movies. I saw it with friends in the theater and I still find myself not turning the channel when it comes on HBO (it’s on as I’m writing this).

The movie only made $7 million at the box office, but has gained a cult following since its release on DVD.

The stars of the flim, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, are the creators of South Park. The duo went on to produce the puppet-oriented movie Team America: World Police and even the popular Broadway play The Book of Mormon. BASEketball is the only project they starred in that they didn’t write or produce.

It’s now 2013 and many of the stars went on to do interesting things and some, not so much.

Find out what the cast looks like now and what they’ve been up to since filming BASEketball.

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