The Flaming Lips Perform “There Should Be Unicorns” On Colbert

first_imgThe Flaming Lips popped into the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night to perform “There Should Be Unicorns” from their recently-released album Oczy Mlody. Never a stranger to the weird, frontman and rainbow-winged Wayne Coyne mounts a horned-unicorn alongside two horse wranglers dressed like astronauts in this performance. With psychedelic visuals, eccentric costumes, and strange music, The Flaming Lips have continued their quest to stay different – and for that, we are grateful.Watch the full performance below:last_img

Growing hemp industry buoyed by new stores, new laws

first_imgFor shops such as Your CBD Store that pride themselves on selling high quality products, it’s a big win in an industry where transparency isn’t always the case. Earlier this year, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo introduced a bill to create higher standards for what CBD products can be sold in the state. On Monday, that bill was signed into law by Governor Cuomo. That’s the case for Your CBD Store, which opened its’ second Binghamton area location Wednesday. Assemblywoman Lupardo said this bill will help protect consumers across New York. “Eventually, they’re only going to be able to sell products that have New York standards, so those products coming in with unknown origins and unknown ingredients and bad labels, are really not going to be able to be sold in New York State because of our very high labeling standard,” Lupardo told 12 News Wednesday.center_img (WBNG) — For a rapidly expanding industry, having clear standards and guidelines can be a big boost for business. The hemp industry has exploded across the Southern Tier over the past five years, but when growth outpaces rules it can put consumers and businesses at risk. The law mandates that each product have a QR code or similar technology that tells consumers exactly what ingredients are in the product and where they were grown.last_img read more

Super brothel a curse on Auckland

first_imgAuckland Now 8 May 2012A proposed 15-storey super brothel in central Auckland would lead to an explosion of sexually transmitted diseases, child sex slavery, moral bankruptcy, drug warfare and a curse on everyone in New Zealand, according to submissions to Auckland Council. John and Michael Chow plan to build a development called the Penthouse Club, which would include a brothel and entertainment facilities on Victoria St, opposite SkyCity. It would be built on the 552-square-metre site of the former Palace Hotel, a Victorian-era heritage building which crumbled during refurbishments under the Chows’ care in 2010. Of the 200 submissions on the development, almost every single one was against it. Only one submission conditionally supported it. The majority highlighted issues of morality, criminality and health, while a handful – including one from the Historic Places Trust – were concerned about the building’s lack of heritage sensitivity.…. Many submissions were identical, apparently based on a template from conservative lobby group Family First.http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/6876131/Super-brothel-a-curse-on-Aucklandlast_img read more