The Buzz: Lorde With Disclosure, SXSW, Six Californias, Girls Scouts Outside Pot Dispensaries

By Bradford Hornsby

This week’s buzz-worthy stories ranged from the political and the musical, to the bizarre and cannibalistic. That’s right, CANNIBALISM!

Girl Scouts Wisely Selling Cookies In Front Of SF Marijuana Dispensaries:

Though the Girl Scouts have tried to distance themselves from the story there is still a lot of discussion around Bay Area Girl Scouts selling their delectable cookie outside of marijuana dispensaries. The Scouts have upped their sales drastically with the strategic location instead the traditional spots outside of grocery stores. Read the full article.

Sexual Cannibalism: Who Are The Most Feared Lovers In The Animal Kingdom?

Valentine’s Day brings out the romantic in many of us. This is not the case in the animal kingdom. Favorite quote of the story: “They mate in the air, but when he reaches his climax, his genitals are ripped off with a loud snap and he starts the long drift down to the ground.” EEEK. Count yourself lucky that you are not a male honey bee! Read the full article.

Lorde Mash-up With Disclosure:

New Zealand GRAMMY winner Lorde took to the stage with Disclosure at the 2014 Brit Awards (AKA the British GRAMMYs) to perform a mash-up of her hit “Royals” with their track “White Noise.” The performance went off without a hitch and was universally seen as the show-stealing moment of the night. Click here to watch it!

Plan To Split California Into Six States:

Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced on Tuesday that proposed ballot initiative to split California six ways could move forward. Under the plan from venture capitalist Tim Draper, most of the Bay Area would be considered “Silicon Valley.” Napa, Sonoma and Marin Counties would become part of “North California.” The rest of the state would include “Central California,” “Jefferson (?),” “South California,” and “West California.” Click here to read the full story and watch the video.

Top 10 SXSW Parties 2014:

South By Southwest Festival has become one of the biggest music, film, and interactive destinations of the year. Thousands of bands showcase their talents at a multitude of venues and one of the coolest parts is all the FREE parties. We’ve got your breakdown of the top SXSW parties. Click here for the details.


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