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“How exciting is an escalator? It should be like a skydiving pitch, that’s exciting. AH, I’VE GOT THIS GREAT IDEA.”
On a recent episode of “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” movie star and entrepreneur Jessica Alba was on to promote her new show, “Planet of the Apps.” The show revolves around the idea of young app developers pitching their ideas for the next big app, with judges Gwyneth Paltrow, Gary Vaynerchuk, and will.i.am, deciding on whether or not the apps are good ideas. They’ll also decide if the developers will get the funding they need to make the app a reality. It’s pretty interesting idea, and, yes, it sounds a lot like Shark Tank, but the difference here is the contestants have 60 seconds to pitch their ideas while on a moving escalator (which really just looks like an inclined moving walkway at an airport).
Later in the show, Fallon pitched Alba on what her future child’s name should be.
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Now this idea should be made into a show. The pitch: Jimmy Fallon picks your baby’s name and they have to live with it for the rest of their lives. Will they become successful? Will they just get picked on in school? Stay tuned to find out!
In recent weeks, you might have been noticing a new hairstyle trend making its way through social media. From Selena Gomez to Khloe Kardashian, every Insta-girl has been sporting a Lord Farquaad-esque bob with a flip. Honestly, the new trend is euqal parts curious and nostalgic. Who hasn’t thought about Lord Farquaad’s hair over the years? His hairstyle was the first hairstyle many of us were able to differentiate.
Remember Lord Farquaad from Shrek?
We all know Lord Farquaad, the ruler of Duloc and Shrek’s enemy. The evil monarch plots to become King by marrying Princess Fiona, and he will stop at nothing to get what he wants —even torturing the cute Gingerbread man. Farquaad is short, and he overcompensates for his lack of inches with a big attitude and sassy hairstyle, the one that we will refer to as: The Farquaad Flip.
So why is this hairstyle trending?
Jesus Guerrero, the stylist behind the Kardashian-Jenner flips says it’s “an easy chic look” that will help you channel your inner Lord. “I love how simple it is, yet it exudes so much power,” adds Guerrero. Achieving the Farquaad flip is pretty simple. “To create this hairstyle, brushing with a small round brush is key,” Guerrero explains. “It helps create that full flipped in look.”
The long bob with the ends notably flipped inwards, aka the Farquad Flip, has made its way into Instagram’s creme de la creme, making Lord Farquaad undeniably, an influencer. And we have proof.
Here is one of the first sighting of the iconic ‘flip.’
Selena Gomez made her triumphant return to the AMAs in a (Shrek?) green Versace dress and a hairstyle that can only be described as Farquaad-ian. People were too excited about her return to the stage that they overlooked the hairstyle.
The Farquaad Flip was spotted at the TIFF red carpet thanks to the “Hustlers” cast.
Jennifer Lopez wore the cut on the TIFFred carpet like nobody else could. It looked so good on her that you kind of forget about the hairstyle being a part of the “Shrek” empire.
Khloe and Kylie were twinning in the style.
Just last week, Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian drove the point home with not one, but two matching Farquaad flips at their epic annual Christmas party.
Here is Chrissy Teigen looking all cute.
Even everyone’s fave, Chrissy Teigen, has been spotted sporting the look. Coiffed by Jesus Guerrero, celebrity hairstylist to the Kardashian clan.
Kim Kardashian doing a perfect Farquaad look because everyone is doing it.
This instance of the queen of Instagram is a good case in point. This is a Farquaad Flip if ever we’ve seen one.
Jessica Alba giving the flip a more princessy vibe.
A little longer and with more volume, but the ends are flipped inwards and that’s all that matters.
Even Becky G in doing the flip and making it super impressive.
The ‘Mala Santa’ singer has been spotted in the style of the moment too, albeit a shorter version. There’s no escaping it!
Celebrity hairstylist Lacy Redway also loves the style.
And if a celebrity hairstylist loves it, that’s it, it’s officially a moment. The flip has been cemented.
Lastly, Bella Hadid giving us a half-up Farquaad flip moment.
Here’s one-half of the Hadid supermodels serving the Farquaad flip halfway up. Still an inward flip in our eyes.
Kamala Harris appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where she slow-jammed the news and dunked on a gun-loving college bro. The audience was made entirely of college students who, during one segment, got to ask Harris a question. When someone tried to challenge Harris’ position on gun control, she was happy to set him straight on the matter.
While the United States does not have the most gun violence of any nation, it has the most gun violence of any developed nation, and honestly, it isn’t faring too well when compared to developing countries.
“The United States has the 28th-highest rate of deaths from gun violence in the world: 4.43 deaths per 100,000 people in 2017 — far greater than what is seen in other wealthy countries,” according to NPR. “And the national rate of gun violence in the U.S. is higher than in many low-income countries.”
That time a college student tried to come for Kamala Harris
During a segment, Senator Harris and Fallon took questions from an audience of college students. A bro from Fordham University named Andrew tried to come for Senator Harris’ wig. Now, regardless of how you feel about her, one thing is objectively true about Harris — she is a no-nonsense, cunning prosecutor who can think quick on her feet. I would not try her.
“Do you believe in the mandatory buyback of quote, unquote, ‘assault weapons,’ and whether or not you do, how does that idea not go against, fundamentally, the Second Amendment?” Andrew asked.
It was at this moment that I began to fear for Andrew’s life. Harris was happy to state her position.
“Great question, I do believe that we need to do buybacks, and I’ll tell you why,” Harris said. “Let’s be clear about what assault weapons are, they have been designed to kill a lot of human beings quickly, they are weapons of war, with no place on the streets of a civil society, I’ve seen assault weapons kill babies and police officers.”
Harris said she plans to take executive action regarding gun control if elected President and if congress fails to ban the importation of assault weapons, pass universal background check requirements, and mandatory buybacks.
Harris dunks on bro using his own experiences
Then Harris led Andrew through a little mental exercise by reminding him of what country he lives in — the one where mass shootings are a regular occurrence, you know that one.
“How many of you guys, as college students, had to have a drill during high school or middle school or elementary school or even in college were you learning about how you need to hide in the closet or crouch in a corner in the event that there’s a mass shooter roaming the hallways of your school?” Harris asked.
Of course, Andrew’s hand went up along with everyone else’s. Shooter drills are the new normal for American students.
“Look at that, look at that. And here’s the thing, it terrorized you. It is traumatizing. I don’t want that any of our children should have to sit in class when you should be paying attention to what’s happening in the front of the classroom, letting your mind open up to the wonders of science, math or our, or whatever, and instead have to be worried about who’s going to come banging through the door carrying some kind of weapon,” Harris said.
Leaders need to lead on gun violence
“Leaders need to lead on this issue. So I’m telling you, when elected, if Congress fails to act, I will give them 100 days to get a bill on my desk for signature, if they do not do what I will put in place, by executive action, a comprehensive background check requirement and a ban on the assault weapons and importations of assault weapons in our country,” Harris said, finishing her speech with. “I’m done.”
Andrew was no longer standing, the crushing weight of being owned on national television seemed to have taken the wind out of him. He didn’t need to take several seats just the one to realize the audience, who was roaring with applause at Harris, did not share his ignorant beliefs.
Support for gun control is at an all-time high
It should be said that most Americans don’t share Andrew’s beliefs. Gun control has overwhelming bipartisan support. People are pretty against themselves randomly being killed by gun violence, which makes sense. So while it is the GOP preventing legislation from passing, it is not for a lack of support from Republican constituents! This is why Democrats, Republicans, and Independents should be demanding that the Republican Senate pass legislation — oh wait, we all have been for years they just don’t care if we live or die as long as those donations from the National Rifle Association keep coming in.