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Uncommon Pokémon Blatoise card sells for $360Ok

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Admit it: You type of want you’d saved that outdated Pokémon card assortment, don’t you?

However likelihood is you’ve by no means laid eyes on one uncommon card: a holographic Blastoise that offered for $360,000 at a web based public sale final week.

Collectibles authenticator CGC Buying and selling Playing cards broadcast the reside bidding on Jan. 14 by way of YouTube, noting that the “presentation” card — one in all two prototypes utilized in advertising and marketing and promotion “to exhibit what an English Pokémon card would seem like” — is the one one identified to nonetheless exist.

“It is a historic second girls and gents,” the auctioneer stated earlier than reaching the last word bid. The customer was nameless, whereas practically tying the report for the very best quantity paid for any English Pokémon card, based on CGC.

The take a look at print, commissioned by Wizards of the Coast in 1998, is one-sided, displaying a clean house the place the Pokémon brand would have been. Cardmaker Cartamundi produced different comparable Blastoise playing cards, a few of which bear again designs for “Magic: The Gathering” — a special recreation additionally distributed by the Wizards model.

The second blank-back Blastoise card’s “whereabouts are unknown,” stated CGC.

Late final yr, a pair of Charizard playing cards offered for $369,000 every at Goldin Auctions. That beat the earlier report, held by rapper and, evidently, Pokémon collector Logic, who dropped greater than $220,000 on a Charizard card of the identical version.

“The primary report was solely established final month,” wrote CGC, “demonstrating simply how scorching the buying and selling playing cards market is turning into, with CGC Buying and selling Playing cards including gasoline to the hearth by means of its knowledgeable certification companies.”

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler despatched a secret message on the 2021 Golden Globes

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler pulled no punches as hosts of Sunday evening’s Golden Globes.

Nonetheless, one in all their strongest messages was delivered by way of doodles of hearts and stars on the duo’s arms — a nod to 49-year-old Poehler’s upcoming film, “Moxie.”

“In Poehler’s new film, the design is a battle cry — worn by anybody who’s sick of the established order and prepared to face up and combat for what they consider in,” Netflix’s account tweeted in rationalization.

The film, which Poehler directed, finds 16-year-old Vivian (performed by Hadley Robinson) difficult the poisonous masculinity at her highschool by beginning a zine, impressed by her mom’s rebellious previous.

Sporting matching attire to start out the present from reverse coasts, Fey and Poehler weren’t shy about difficult the established order. In the course of the broadcast, they addressed the Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation’s lack of black members, as just lately revealed in a damning report.

“The HFPA is made up of about 90 worldwide no black journalists,” Fey, 50, mentioned. “We are saying round 90 as a result of a few them is likely to be simply ghosts and it’s rumored the German member is only a sausage that anyone drew just a little face on.”

“That is one thing we most likely ought to have advised you earlier, everyone seems to be understandably upset on the HFPA and their decisions,” Poehler added. “A variety of flashy rubbish obtained nominated. However that occurs, that’s like their factor. Plenty of black actors and black-led tasks had been missed.”

“Everyone knows awards exhibits are silly,” mentioned Fey, to which Poehler responded, “Everyone knows they’re a rip-off invented by massive pink carpet.”

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Girl leaves NSFW merchandise on show when boyfriend’s mother visits

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She ought to in all probability attempt to iron out just a few kinks earlier than the subsequent go to.

A lady shared a humiliating story on Reddit that ought to function a warning to us all: Clear the home earlier than the in-laws come to go to.

Within the saga, which has now gone viral, the unnamed girl begins by establishing that she “f – – ked up.” She explains that she and her boyfriend take pleasure in “sure issues,” together with some that contain attaching shackles to the espresso desk, which she often leaves in place out of comfort.

Lower to her boyfriend’s mother paying the couple a final minute go to.

“She sits down on the couch and she or he says, ‘So I don’t need to ask what’s up with {the handcuffs} on the desk however what’s up with {the handcuffs} on the desk?’ ” the lady replays.

“With a lifeless expression I simply stated ‘…don’t fear about it.’ “

A woman was horrified when her boyfriend's mother asked "what's up" with the shackles she left on their coffee table.
A lady was horrified when her boyfriend’s mom requested “what’s up” with the shackles she left on their espresso desk.
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A particularly awkward silence ensues, she writes, earlier than she decides to make clear that “They aren’t handcuffs. They’re shackles.”

Reddit felt the embarrassment radiating from all events and gave the publish a whopping 17.7K “upvotes.” Feedback praised the poster’s head-on method to the face-reddening second. “Appears like somebody’s getting shackles from their mom in regulation subsequent Christmas,” one commenter responded.

It may have been worse, although. The unique poster commented later that her boyfriend’s cage was fortunately disassembled and laid flat beneath the visitor mattress.

“I wasn’t joking although,” she wrote within the feedback. “His cage actually is presently disassembled and laying flat beneath the visitor mattress.”

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Taylor Swift responds to ‘sexist’ ‘Ginny & Georgia’ joke

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Taylor Swift followers are denouncing the hit new Netflix collection “Ginny & Georgia” over what they name egregious “slut shaming” of the notoriously lovesick icon.

The ultimate episode of the household drama sees single father or mother Georgia ask her teen daughter, Ginny, whether or not she’d moved on from boyfriend named Marcus within the collection.

“What do you care? You undergo males sooner than Taylor Swift,” Ginny sassed.

With that seemingly innocuous rib on the “Champagne Issues” singer, followers descended on social media to criticize the present’s writers for what they noticed as sexist joke.

“I used to be actually having fun with Ginny & Georgia till they’d so as to add the actually inappropriate Taylor Swift jab from a personality that’s purported to be a feminist,” tweeted one fan, including “RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT” to the thread.

“I used to be gonna watch Ginny and Georgia however not anymore. Even after the status tour doc, and the Miss Americana doc this bull continues to be occurring. RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT,” echoed one other.

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“Isnt it ironic how ginny and georgia is a present that supposedly promotes feminism but nonetheless makes outdated slutshaming jokes?? RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT,” added one other.

The backlash has put the pop star within the prime trending phrases on Twitter — once more — with the hashtag RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT,” amassing 264,000 tweets and counting below the motto.

Swift herself even chimed in on the drama, with a sassy diss about their outdated joke:
“Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 referred to as and it needs its lazy, deeply sexist joke again. How about we cease degrading laborious working girls by defining this horse s – – t as FuNnY.”

She additionally tagged Netflix, saying that after her feminist documentary “Miss Americana,” “this outfit doesn’t look cute on you. Comfortable Ladies’s Historical past Month I assume.”

“Netflix will revenue out of profitable girls, air their documentaries, promote them as icons for Worldwide Ladies’s Day, & later approve misogynistic feedback about them of their reveals,” stated one other “full time stand,” who additionally identified that “it’s 2021 and we’re nonetheless calling out folks to respect Taylor Swift, & each different girl.”

Followers have been fast to say that Swift has been in a gradual relationship with actor Joe Alwyn since 2017. Previously, she’s been linked to the likes of Calvin Harris, Tom Hiddleston, Harry Kinds and John Mayer.

Talking of “love,” it was introduced simply final week that her hotly anticipated — and precariously scheduled — two-stop tour, dubbed “Love Fest,” has been cancelled. Swift stated of the choice, “Nobody is aware of what the touring panorama goes to appear like within the close to future

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