Things to do for April 19, 2017

Push Button, Make Phone Ring, Avoid Approaching Coworker

And That’s Just One Way to Improve Your Life

By Ilana Dadras

Six life-improving facts, right here. Not five. Six.

Tommy Chong Is Responsible for These Bacon-Laden Weed Chocolates, and They Are Glorious
FACT #1

Tommy Chong Is Responsible for These Bacon-Laden Weed Chocolates, and They Are Glorious

Yeah, the legendary pot enthusiast joined forces with a big edibles company to bring you pot-laden chocolates in flavors like Crunchy Munchies (milk chocolate, potato chips, caramel) and Wake ‘N’ Bacon (dark chocolate, waffles, bacon, maple syrup). The idea is to get you stoned, but not too stoned. Ha. And there’s a couple other new happenings in weed-world you should probably know about...

The Shins’ Frontman Is Here to Help You Up Your Instagram Game
FACT #2

The Shins’ Frontman Is Here to Help You Up Your Instagram Game

That is, if your followers can appreciate analog collages. We caught up with James Mercer about that app, the new Shins album, the joys of country music and that one scene from Garden State. Oh, you know the scene.

You Can Now Make Any and All Coworkers Go Away With the Push of a Button
FACT #3

You Can Now Make Any and All Coworkers Go Away With the Push of a Button

And it’s all thanks to Nope, a new plugin from Breather that’ll give you a discreet “N” icon on your browser to press the second someone you really don’t want anywhere near your face approaches. It’ll go like this: you click that button. Your phone will ring. Upon answering, a voice will walk you through your Oscar-worthy telephonic performance. Aforementioned coworker will see that you’re terribly busy. You’ve waited your entire adult life for this.

There Are Many Ways to Appear to Know Everything About Basketball
FACT #5

There Are Many Ways to Appear to Know Everything About Basketball

One of them is our Hurried Person’s Guide to the NBA Playoffs, in which we talk about that fateful moment Rudy Gobert turned a routine pick-and-roll into a pick-and-roll-on-the-ground-clutching-a-knee. Also: when to drop buzzwords like “pace and space” and “coaching adjustments,” and who should be given the Most Valuable Troll award. If you have no idea what we’re talking about on any or all fronts, this is for you.

A Box Full of Rum and Spices Will Improve Your Summer
FACT #6

A Box Full of Rum and Spices Will Improve Your Summer

So it’s a good thing that this UK-based tiki cocktail subscription service just started shipping stateside. This month’s box contains everything you’ll need to make a Painkiller and then drink it in an Instagram-worthy fashion—so, Angostura seven-year-old rum, Angostura bitters, mango puree and some limited-edition tiki mugs. You know, to add to your Polynesian glassware collection.

Ilana Dadras cannot discern between situations in which sarcasm is and is not appropriate. Her favorite things include mezcal cocktails, Big Sur and writing about herself in the third person.

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