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Harry Potter first edition found in skip sells for £33,000

A first edition Harry Potter book has sold for £33,000 at auction – after being found in a skip.
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Bob Dylan manuscript sells for more than double guide price at auction

A Bob Dylan manuscript featuring the legendary singer’s handwritten lyrics has been sold at auction for £37,500 – more than double the pre-sale estimate.
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Julia Roberts Sells Malibu House to the Billionaire Next Door

Although the property was never available on the open market, Julia Roberts and longtime husband Danny Moder have sold one of their “spare” Malibu homes in a quiet $ 8 million deal, representing a modest increase over the $ 7.45 million they paid for the 1.2-acre estate four years ago, back in January 2016. The landlocked house, […]

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MoviePass owner sells Moviefone for a fraction of its original worth

MoviePass owner sells Moviefone for a fraction of its original worthMoviefone is far from its glory days. The defunct owner of MoviePass, Helios Matheson & Analytics, has sold the once-legendary movie listing service for just $ 1.075 million as part of bankruptcy proceedings. That's just a fraction of the $ 388 million AOL (subsumed into Engadget's parent company Verizon Media) bought it for in 1999. It's not clear what winning bidder Born in Cleveland LLC intends to do with Moviefone, but it's safe to say Moviefone's heyday isn't coming back.



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Darren Criss Sells Los Feliz Bungalow to Frank Dukes

Earlier this year, recently-married “Glee” and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: An American Crime Story” star Darren Criss put his Los Angeles starter home up for sale. Lucky for him, buyers went hog-wild over the supremely located midcentury bungalow, which is tucked away in the coveted Los Feliz neighborhood of town on L.A.’s Eastside. The […]

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AerieReal Summit Sells Out Despite Coronavirus Fears

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Fears of the coronavirus didn’t stop Aerie from celebrating the ladies. 
More than 300 people — including Aerie fans, executives, friends of the brand like author Katherine Schwarzenegger and model Hunter McGrady, and 12 of the 13 AerieReal role models — flocked to New York City’s Dumbo neighborhood for the sold-out AerieReal Summit, the intimate brand’s first, on International Women’s Day on Sunday. 
But instead of high-fives and hugs, attendees exchanged air-kisses and elbow bumps. That’s because only a day earlier, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency thanks to an increase of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state. 
Still, attendance was “beyond expectations,” Stacey McCormick, senior vice president of Aerie marketing, told WWD. “We didn’t know with all this media happening right now with the coronavirus; we weren’t sure if people would show. But everyone’s here and we’re excited.”
The all-day event was held at the upscale 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge and included panel discussions on things like sustainability, love and success and Schwarzenegger talking about forgiveness in honor of her new book, also about forgiveness. Attendees sipped on green juice smoothies, potted do-it-yourself air plants and took turns talking to the role models in the “Real

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Nintendo PlayStation: Ultra-rare prototype sells for £230,000

The only known example of a once-mythical prototype becomes the most expensive gaming item ever.
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Rivera sells Panthers items, nets $30K for charity

New Redskins coach Ron Rivera raised more than $ 30,000 for charity with a yard sale of items he had left over from his years as head coach of the Carolina Panthers.
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Hancock Park House Sells for $19 Million, Shatters Neighborhood Record

While 2019’s first half was a particularly sluggish time for L.A.’s luxury real estate market, the back half made for the wildest year to date, bowing out with three $ 100+ million transactions and tallying no fewer than 17 other deals of $ 30 million or more. And 2020 already seems on track for more of the […]

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Steve McQueen’s Bullitt Mustang sells for $3.4m

The 1968 Ford Mustang GT that featured in the Steve McQueen film Bullitt has sold for $ 3.4m (£2.6m).
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Randa Sells Third-party In-store Service Arm to Winston Retail

Randa Accessories, the largest men’s accessories manufacturer, has grown to the point that it can no longer effectively service other brands through its MCG: Market Connect Group subsidiary. So it made a deal to sell the third-party arm of the company to a friendly competitor: Winston Retail.
MCG, which Randa acquired 20 years ago, provides in-store services such as merchandising, visual display and replenishment to thousands of retail doors across the U.S. When it started, a small team provided these services to a small number of department stores. But MCG now employs some 2,000 people and is one of the country’s largest in-store service providers for general merchandise retailers, notably department stores.
Last year, Randa acquired the Haggar Clothing Co., bringing its reach to apparel for the first time and creating a $ 1 billion-plus company. Randa had first explored entering the apparel business when it tried to buy Perry Ellis International in 2018, but was ultimately unsuccessful.
As a result of the Haggar purchase, the decision was made to divest itself of the third-party services and retain around 200 people to work solely on Randa products and Haggar.
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Colin Kaepernick and Nike Collab Sells Out

Christmas came early for Colin Kaepernick.
The former NFL quarterback’s new sneaker line with Nike, the “Air Force 1,” sold out in less than two hours on Dec. 23. 
The shoes, which retailed for $ 110 and featured an embroidered portrait of Kaepernick on the heel and his personal logo on the tongue of the sneakers, went on sale at 10 a.m. EST Monday. They were gone by noon the same day. 

The Nike Air Force 1 x Colin Kaepernick sneaker features an embroidered portrait of Kaepernick on the heel. 
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The Air Force 1 line has been a staple at Nike since 1982 and “has crossed the boundary of court to street and, along the way, gone from trend to staple to a global streetwear standard,” according to Nike’s web site. 
The latest, the Nike Air Force 1 x Colin Kaepernick, was “inspired by the voice of the athlete.”

Nike wouldn’t comment on just how many units of the Kaepernick iteration it sold. But instead said in a statement, “This Air Force 1 season, Nike partnered with a collective of collaborators to design an AF1 that connects to their life personally. Colin was identified because we believe his voice and perspective inspire many generations on and off

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Rare Harry Potter book bought for 1p sells for £2,300

A first edition of Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets, signed by JK Rowling and bought for a penny, has sold at auction for £2,300.
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Banana taped to wall sells for $120k (and the banana needs replacing every few days)

A banana duct-taped to a wall has been sold by an artist for $ 120,000 (£91,000).
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Got The Pants That I Want: Sandy’s Grease outfit sells for £300k

A leather outfit worn by Olivia Newton-John in Grease has been sold for more than £300,000 at an auction in Beverly Hills.
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Kurt Cobain cardigan sells at auction for $334,000

The olive-green button-up – complete with cigarette burn – has not been washed since Cobain wore it.
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Kurt Cobain’s cigarette-burned cardigan sells for £260k

A cardigan worn by Kurt Cobain during Nirvana’s Unplugged session has sold at auction for £260,000.
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Jack Dorsey’s Hollywood Hills Hideaway Sells in Bidding War

Back in August, Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey hoisted his slick L.A. home onto the market, generating heaps of publicity and sending flocks of qualified buyers to the premises. Within two weeks, the property was in escrow and quickly sold for $ 4.625 million, $ 130,000 more than the asking price and also $ 400,000 more than […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House Sells for $18 Million, Setting New Record

After an incredible publicity blitz and well over a year on the market, Frank Lloyd Wright’s world-renowned Ennis House — tucked into the foothills of Los Feliz, near L.A.’s hipster-approved Eastside — has sold for $ 18 million to an as-yet-unidentified buyer. That number, while significantly below the $ 23 million ask, ranks it as the priciest […]

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Banksy piece depicting MPs as chimps sells for record £9.8m

A Banksy piece depicting a House of Commons populated by chimpanzees has sold for a record £9.8m at auction in London.
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How to Shop Target’s 20th Anniversary Design Collection Before It Sells Out

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Tailored Brands Sells Corporate Apparel Division for $62 Million

Tailored Brands Inc. has officially exited the corporate apparel business.
The Fremont, Calif.-based parent company of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank said early Monday that it has sold the division for $ 62 million in cash to a group led by its existing U.K.-based management team. Of the sale price, approximately $ 56 million was received upon closing and approximately $ 6 million is being deferred to the first quarter of fiscal 2020. The company said it will use the money to pay down debt, freeing up cash for capital expenditures.
“We are pleased to have reached an agreement to sell our corporate apparel business. The consummation of this transaction supports our previously stated strategy to focus on our core retail business in the U.S. and Canada while reducing debt,” said Tailored Brands president and chief executive officer Dinesh Lathi.
At the same time, the company updated its outlook for the second fiscal quarter. It now expects net sales in the range of $ 787 million to $ 789 million, GAAP diluted earnings per share in the range of 64 cents to 66 cents and adjusted diluted EPS in the range of 78 cents to 80 cents, which is above the projections made on June 12 of

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Harry Potter book bought for £1 sells for £28,500

A rare Harry Potter book bought for £1 at a table top sale has sold for £28,500 at auction.
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Tutankhamun: Bust Egypt says was ‘stolen’ sells for £4.7m

Egypt called for the auction of the relic – which it says was stolen during the 1970s – to be cancelled.
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Pink Floyd star sells guitars for £17m to fight climate change

Pink Floyd star David Gilmour has sold his guitar collection for a record amount at auction, raising money to fight against climate change.
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Cineflix Rights Sells ITV, Netflix Crime Drama ‘Marcella’ to Polar+ in France

ITV, Netflix crime drama “Marcella” has been acquired by Polar+ for France. Cineflix Rights, which handles global rights to the Anna Friel show, announced the French deal with Polar+, which is part of the Canal+ group. Polar+ took rights to the eight-part first season of the award-winning show which is currently in production on its […]

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Aretha Franklin’s Detroit mansion sells for $300,000

Aretha Franklin’s mansion in Detroit has reportedly been sold for $ 300,000 (£233,964).
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Kanye’s New Hit: Yeezy Season 1 Collection Sells Out at Retail

He might agitate editors with his packed-to-the-brim shows that disrupt the fashion week schedule, but consumers and retailers are buying into Kanye West. That was made clear on Thursday with the release of the musician’s Yeezy Season 1 collection, which was unveiled in February during New York Fashion Week and subsequently picked up by over 30 retailers in the U.S.
Tom Kalenderian, executive vice president and general merchandise manager of men’s and Chelsea Passage at Barneys New York, said lines formed outside of the company’s Madison Avenue flagship store on Thursday morning. Customers had to secure a wristband on Wednesday night to shop the collection. It was carried at 16 Barneys’ locations and released on its e-commerce site at 10 a.m. Thursday.
According to Kalenderian, the black 950 Boot, an elevated take on a duck boot that retails for $ 585, sold out first. Barneys will release a new colorway for the 350 Boost sneaker on Nov. 14.
On the apparel front, Kalenderian said Barneys picked up 18 styles from the collection and that the bouclé sweater, which retails for $ 1,690, was a bestseller.
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Kanye’s New Hit: Yeezy Season 1 Collection Sells Out at Retail

He might agitate editors with his packed-to-the-brim shows that disrupt the fashion week schedule, but consumers and retailers are buying into Kanye West. That was made clear on Thursday with the release of the musician’s Yeezy Season 1 collection, which was unveiled in February during New York Fashion Week and subsequently picked up by over 30 retailers in the U.S.
Tom Kalenderian, executive vice president and general merchandise manager of men’s and Chelsea Passage at Barneys New York, said lines formed outside of the company’s Madison Avenue flagship store on Thursday morning. Customers had to secure a wristband on Wednesday night to shop the collection. It was carried at 16 Barneys’ locations and released on its e-commerce site at 10 a.m. Thursday.
According to Kalenderian, the black 950 Boot, an elevated take on a duck boot that retails for $ 585, sold out first. Barneys will release a new colorway for the 350 Boost sneaker on Nov. 14.
On the apparel front, Kalenderian said Barneys picked up 18 styles from the collection and that the bouclé sweater, which retails for $ 1,690, was a bestseller.
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Prism Launches Worldwide Pop-ups Featuring Chloe Sells Art

HOT STUFF: London brand Prism, which has rapidly moved from eyewear into clothing and accessories, plans to beach hop this summer with a series of pop-up shops in resorts ranging from Bali to Mykonos to Venice Beach. The five pop-ups will stock the brand’s swimwear, beachwear, footwear, sunglasses and accessories, and showcase original photographic art by Chloe Sells.
“We really wanted to activate retail spaces in beach destinations that we don’t work with all year-round,” said Anna Laub, the founder and creative director of Prism, who opened her first store last year in London’s Marylebone neighborhood. “We’re taking over the stores’ windows and have tailored our space to suit each shop. We’ve also done an exclusive swimsuit for each store.”
Laub is collaborating with her friend, the artist Chloe Sells, on the windows at each location. They will be covered with handmade vinyl prints showing a variety of tropical images from Sells’ catalogue. As they’re made from vinyl, the prints can stick to the shop windows and let the light shine through for a “prismatic effect,” Laub said.
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Taipei Food Stand Only Sells Phallic-Shaped Eats (NSFW)

Taipei, Taiwan, is apparently the place to go if you want foods in the shape of penises.

There is a food stall there that only sells foods molded into the shape of male sex organs.

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Artist Richard Prince Sells Instagram Photos That Aren’t His For $90K

Did you know someone could resell your Instagram pictures for $ 90,000?

Richard Prince, an established artist who plays with authorship and appropriation, made waves at the Frieze Art Fair a couple of weeks ago with his Instagram paintings.

Prince took screenshots of gorgeous Instagram pictures uploaded by models, celebrities and artists, and added creepy comments underneath, like, “Enjoyed the ride today. Let’s do it again. Richard.” Then he printed the images on canvas. Last fall, he exhibited them at the Gagosian Gallery, where they sold for $ 90,000 each.

He took photos of Sky Ferreira, Pamela Anderson and porn stars, as well as Doe Deere, the CEO of Lime Crime. Last week, she Instagrammed a picture from the Frieze exhibition.

You’d think the original Instagrammers could sue Prince for copyright infringement. But because Prince edited the photos to include his own comments, the works count as original pieces of art.

Not everybody agrees Prince’s appropriation is artistically valid. Los Angeles-based artist Audrey Wollen, whose reinterpretation of Diego Velázquez’s “The Rokeby Venus” was reprinted, told i-D last fall that she was “really angry” he’d taken her work.

“What Prince is doing is colonising and profiting off a territory of the internet that was created by a community of young girls,” she told the outlet.

A critic at ArtNet laid into Prince after the Gagosian show too, writing that it had “thin offerings for anyone who is in possession of a brain.”

Some artists, though, appreciate the exposure. Stacy Leigh, whose photo series of sex dolls was featured on The Huffington Post last week, commented on Instagram that Prince “knows a good thing when he see’s it” [sic].

Prince had reposted one of her images on his Instagram, which has since been taken down. When another user asked if he printed her image for the exhibition, Leigh replied, “I wish he would!!! I would be honored.”

Missy Suicide, the founder of pinup girl website Suicide Girls, had a photo taken of the site’s main Instagram account, as well as those of her models.

“I’m not holding a grudge,” she told The Huffington Post. In fact, she noted that it seemed natural Prince was drawn to the Suicide Girls, which has 3 million Instagram followers. “Our girls’ portraits are the most compelling on Instagram, so of course he found ours,” she said.

Nor is she critical of his work. “He’s starting a conversation about what we put out there in the public, and it’s definitely an interesting conversation to start having,” she said. Missy’s just surprised people paid $ 90,000 for the images.

To bring his work down to a more affordable price point, Suicide Girls is turning the reproduction tables back on Prince by reproducing and selling their own reproductions of his reproductions. The profits will be donated to charity.

“We’re just happy to make his art accessible to the kinds of people that he’s featuring,” she said. Ironically, the Gagosian press release warns that “All images are subject to copyright.”

The Gagosian Gallery and Richard Prince did not respond to requests for comment.

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Picasso Painting Sells For $179 Million, Breaking Art Auction Record

NEW YORK (AP) — A vibrant, multi-hued painting from Pablo Picasso set a world record for artwork at auction, selling for nearly $ 179.4 million on Monday night.

“Women of Algiers (Version O)” was part of a sale at Christie’s auction house that also featured Alberto Giacometti’s life-size sculpture “Pointing Man,” which was poised to set a record as the most expensive sculpture sold at auction. They were among two dozen masterpieces from the 20th century Christie’s offered in a curated sale titled “Looking Forward to the Past.”

The Picasso price, $ 179,365,000, included the auction house’s premium. The identity of the buyer wasn’t immediately disclosed.

Experts say high art prices are driven by artworks’ investment value and by wealthy new and established collectors seeking out the very best works.

“I don’t really see an end to it, unless interest rates drop sharply, which I don’t see happening in the near future,” Manhattan dealer Richard Feigen said.

Impressionist and modern artworks continue to corner the market because “they are beautiful, accessible and a proven value,” added Sarah Lichtman, professor of design history and curatorial studies at The New School.

“I think we will continue to see the financiers seeking these works out as they would a blue chip company that pays reliable dividends for years to come,” she said.

“Women of Algiers,” once owned by the American collectors Victor and Sally Ganz, was inspired by Picasso’s fascination with the 19th-century French artist Eugene Delacroix. It is part of a 15-work series Picasso created in 1954-55 designated with the letters A through O. It has appeared in several major museum retrospectives of the artist.

The most expensive artwork sold at auction had been Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies of Lucian Freud,” which Christie’s sold for $ 142.4 million in 2013.

“Pointing Man,” depicting a skinny 5-foot-high bronze figure with extended arms, has been in the same private collection for 45 years. Giacometti, who died in 1966, made six casts of the work; four are in museums, and the others are in private hands and a foundation collection.

His “Walking Man I” holds the auction record for a sculpture. It sold for $ 104.3 million in 2010.

Among other highlights at Christie’s was Peter Doig’s “Swamped,” a 1990 painting of a canoe in a moonlit lagoon, which could set a record for the British artist. It was estimated to fetch around $ 20 million. The current record is $ 18 million.

Monet’s “The Houses of Parliament, At Sunset,” a lush painting of rich blues and magenta created in 1900-01, was estimated to bring $ 35 million to $ 45 million. The Monet auction record is his 1919 “Water Lily Pond,” which sold for $ 80.5 million in 2008.

Christie’s also had a Mark Rothko for sale. “No. 36 (Black Stripe),” which had never appeared at auction, was estimated to sell for $ 30 million to $ 50 million. The 1958 work was being sold by the German collector Frieder Burda, who exhibited it in his museum in Baden-Baden for several years.

Last year, Christie’s said its global sales of impressionist and modern art were $ 1.2 billion, an increase of 19 percent over the previous year.

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Sunrise Brands Sells Superdry License to SuperGroup Plc.

Sunrise Brands has sold its North American license for Superdry to Superdry’s parent company, SuperGroup Plc. Terms were not disclosed.
The deal includes the exclusive rights to distribute Superdry products in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. It follows on the heels of SuperGroup’s acquisition of its Scandinavian, Spanish and German licensees over the last 18 months.
Sunrise Brands acquired the Superdry North American license in 2008 and has opened 15 stores around the U.S., including New York, Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles. A store is also slated for Las Vegas.
Superdry also sells wholesale at Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and Hudson’s Bay.
“We are proud to have spearheaded the launch of the Superdry brand in North America over these past seven years,” said Gerard Guez, founder and chief executive officer of SDUSA, LLC. “As we hand the reins back to SuperGroup, I remain extremely bullish on Superdry’s future in North America and know it is in good hands. This is an important step in SuperGroup’s long-term vision of bringing the Superdry brand back under one roof, and I couldn’t be happier for the company and its shareholders.”

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#ShareaCondom Campaign Proves (Safe) Sex Sells

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Advertisers may have found the secret to millennial marketing: ego boosting, social media, and sex. Coke’s #ShareaCoke campaign and condom manufacturer Poke’s #ShareaCondom campaign have both led to tremendous spikes in product sales and popularity, especially among young consumers.

New research determined millennials top three “wants” in life, which advertisers used to develop an effective marketing method:

Want: Identity as an important, one-of-a-kind individual.
Method: Boost ego with personalization by name or high-status label.

Want: Maximum attention on social media.
Method: Instagram a Like-worthy pic with witty caption.

Want: Sex.
Method: Get sex.

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Coke used this data first in their summer 2014 campaign #ShareaCoke, creating new bottles for sharing with labels specifying a name or a sentimental group, like a “Star” and “Family”. Drinkers were encouraged to share the soft drink in real life and on social media. The bottles and cans were Instagrammed at an unprecedented rate.

“I was at Target with my BFF Bev and I saw a Diet Coke with a ‘BFF’ label,” said 20-year-old University of Florida communications student Christie Boone. “Obvi I bought it, and duh I Instagrammed a pic of us with it. Triple-digit Likes and zero cals; hashtag winning.”

According to Boone, #ShareaCoke also created sexual tension across college campuses as the bottles were “an icebreaker for hot randos to meet, chat, and, you know.”

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Educators, parents, and condom manufacturers have worked to make safe sex appealing to young people for decades with minimal success – until now. Shadowing Coke’s marketing tactic, Poke’s “#ShareaCondom” campaign is enjoying similar success while also preventing unplanned pregnancy and STDs.

“We were inspired to apply the passions and talents of millennials – ego, sex, and social media – and it worked,” said human sexuality researcher Jaime Henderson, Ph.D. “Condom use is at a record high!”

“I’m thrilled about this #ShareaCondom campaign,” said high school sexual education teacher Hailee Koals. “For years we’ve been trying to make safe sex cool. Who knew all we had to do was add a hashtag?”

#ShareaCondom encourages users to share a condom with a broader range of individuals, including a “Cycling Instructor”, “Apple Genius”, and “One Night Stand”.*

“Who you decide to do is your business,” said Poke’s Chief Marketing Officer Mitchell Klump. “We just want the labels to resonate with this generation’s sexual realities.”

Sex, social media, and ego drive many of our actions, whether it’s posting a picture simply for Likes (and attention) or fulfilling a natural desire for love (and possibly attention). These are prominent cultural forces that are here to stay.

“Last night I was at Target, again, and I saw a box of Poke’s with a ‘BF’ label,” Boone said. “Obvi I bought it, and duh I’m going to use them. My boyfriend and I are Facebook official. Hashtag blessed. Hashtag share a condom!”

But while trends that spread virally on social media, such as “My New Haircut” and “Harlem Shake”, ultimately always disappear, sexually transmitted diseases that spread virally are forever. Get in the mix, #ShareaCondom.

Join the conversation using the following hashtags:
#ShareaCondom
#CondoMania2014
#SafetyFirstSTDsNever
#WrapItUpClassItUp

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*Poke’s List Of People To Share A Condom With:
Uber Driver
Tinder Date
Bae
Stuart
Apple Genius
Divorce Attorney
Da Club DJ
Dog Walker
Drug Dealer
Sex Buddy
Ex
Cycling Instructor
Landlord
Casual Sexual Encounter
Bartender
Cross Fit Bro
Neighbor
Flight Attendant
Financial Adviser
Dry Cleaner
Boss
Bodega Dude
Co-Worker
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Pee-wee Herman’s Bike From ‘Pee-wee’s Big Adventure’ Sells For $36,600 On eBay

Pee-wee’s bike fetched some big bucks on eBay Thursday.

The shiny red and white bicycle used by Pee-wee Herman in “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” sold for $ 36,600, or more than three times the $ 10,000 reward offered for the return of the bike in the 1985 film.

(It should be noted that Pee-wee had no intention of paying the reward since “whoever returns the bike is obviously the person who stole it — so they don’t deserve any reward.”)

That’s also more than three times the $ 10,000 the seller paid for it back in 2010.

On the other hand, Pee-wee set a much higher price for the bike in the film:

The seller says in the listing that he needs to ditch the bike “because my family is getting larger.”

The only downside is that the bike doesn’t exactly look like it did in the film at the moment. It’s in pieces.

So basically, some assembly required.

(h/t A.V. Club)
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