Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jan 23, 2015
January 23, 2015
The President at play:
During a YouTube appearance yesterday, PRESIDENT OBAMA chimed in on the future of legal, recreational marijuana in the U.S. Mentioning pot's current legal status in Washington state and Colorado, he said, "My suspicion is that you're going to see other states look at this."
And regarding federal law that still considers recreational marijuana illegal, he added that the the federal government was "not going to spend a lot of resources" enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that had decided to legalize the drug. (Pacelli)
Betcha didn't realize we're smack in the middle of a popular charity season. Marie Claire magazine asked its readers which annual charitable act they look forward to year-round:
--12 percent: Joining the International Coastal Cleanup
--16 percent: Planting with One Million Trees campaigns
--16 percent: Participating in the National Day of Service (MLK DAY)
--56 percent: Buying Girl Scout Cookies
Yes, it's an act of charity to hoover those Thin Mints. You're welcome. (Kaye)
Stars and their movies:
The classic JULIE ANDREWS / CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER movie, "The Sound of Music," will be back in theatres for a 50th Anniversary edition that's been digitally restored.
Daily Variety magazine says film will be shown in more than 500 theaters across the U.S. on April 19 and 22, and a five-disc collector's edition set with 13 hours of additional content, will also be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital HD.
Warning --note content:
In what's being described as "a fashion first" at the menswear shows in Paris yesterday, designer RICK OWENS sent several male models down the runway with their --ahem-- manhood on full display. New York magazine's The Cut says audience "gasps came about halfway through the show" when at least three male models walked in wearing "robes, some dangling with fluttering materials reminiscent of wind chimes. Some of them (the robes) had an arched peephole opening." Those peepholes all-too-clearly exposed man-parts that are much better-off pixelated. (Bartha)
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