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Book Some Homes That Look Like They Are From Wes Anderson Movies Now On Airbnb

From classic novels to cinematic master pieces, homes on the Airbnb platform often draw parallels to fictional universes among wanderlusting travelers. Travel can often imitate art and certain places can appear to mimic storyboards straight from film Sent this to Mike too.

Today, Airbnb is chronicling bookable homes that share the signature whimsical aesthetic and pastel color palette of the cult filmmaker that brought to life The Royal TenenbaumsMoonrise KingdomThe Life AquaticThe Grand Budapest Hotel and more.

You know these “accidental”listings when you see them; from a house in Prince Edward dubbed the ‘Mr. Anderson House’, which features film-themed rooms, to the eccentric ‘Darling Mansion’ complete with a decadent ‘drawing room’ where one might catch an imbibing Alistair Hennessey, plus a refurbished vintage 1920’s tram on the edge of the Lauriston forest in Australia. These Airbnb listings share the signature characteristics of the cult classic films – blink and you might believe you’ve stumbled into the Republic of Zubrowka and New Penzance.

Budweiser Takes One Last Ride With Dale Earnhardt Jr

As the NASCAR season starts winding down so does the fantastic career of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser is raising a cold one to the retirement of arguably the most popular driver in NASCAR history, Dale Earnhardt Jr, with a new video titled “One Last Ride.” The emotive content showcases Budweiser bringing back Dale Jr’s famed Bud car for one last ride down memory lane, just in time for the legendary driver’s final race this weekend.

The video is set to one of Dale Jr’s favorite songs, “The Night We Met” by Lord Huron, and gives the viewer the impression that the Bud car is driving itself on a few last laps on a quiet night around its favorite track—Daytona— and reflecting back on its career. As the car races around the iconic corners, historic footage and commentary of Dale Jr’s most famous wins, cut in and out of the shot as the sound of the crowd roars. The video highlights the emotional journey that he has undertaken in America’s favorite motorsport and how important he has been to the fans.

Dewey Ryder Wants To Follow In Dale Jr’s Footsteps

ESPN anchor Kenny Mayne caught up with Dewey and Dale for a sit-down interview to discuss the transition of power.

In case you didn’t know Dale Earnhardt Jr. is retiring at the end of this NASCAR season, capping a 26-win career and departing the sport’s most popular driver for the past 14 years in a row. He has been a spokesperson and raced in cars bearing the Mountain Dew logo since joining Hendricks Motorsports in 2008 so a couple of weeks ago, the brand debuted a new commercial celebrating Earnhardt Jr.’s career and passing the torch to his replacement, Dewey Ryder.

Check Out The Latest Star Wars The Last Jedi Trailer

Did you see the trailer last night for Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Well if not here you go! The Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017.

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman. J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin are the executive producers.

Dale Jr Already Has A Replacement?

When you are one of the best in your field people are always looking to take your place. This happens in NASCAR and Dale Jr. is seeing that right before his eyes. Who is taking his place? Well it is a guy named Dewey Ryder. He even penned a letter about what he is looking to do. We at MANjr got our hands on the letter and we want to share it you!

Dewey writes:

What’s up, racing fans. I’m Dewey Ryder, here to announce the biggest racing news since lug nuts. Me. The only person capable of filling Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s green firesuit when he retires at the end of the season. And as the handsome new face of Mountain Dew, I’m issuing this official press release while I chug that bold, citrus nectar.

I’ll be picking up right where Junior left off. Driving fast cars. Endorsementing. Basically, the same stuff that he does.

While I have never actually driven a stock car, I know enough to be dangerous. Now, you may be asking yourself, “Aren’t you Danny McBride, the world’s funniest actor? What are you doing racing cars?” To which I say, “Pfft. I’m Dewey Ryder, the rightful heir to this throne.”

This is surely a bittersweet announcement for some of you. Dale Jr. and Mountain Dew have been partners since 2008. Dale Jr. is super popular and everyone says he’s a swell guy. But every time a stock car door closes, another stock car door opens [editor’s correction: stock cars do not have doors] and I’m here to pick up the mantle.

For the future generations, I videotaped the passing of the torch moment and it’s on the interweb right now. It’s a real tear jerker. While this was completely 100 percent my idea, I am supposed to mention it was in collaboration with the ad nerds at BBDO. You can witness the momentous occasion on NBCSN Sunday, Oct. 29, during the Martinsville Speedway race. You’re welcome.

But don’t just take my word for it. When I spoke to my buddy, Dale Jr., he said, and I quote, “My partnership with DEW goes back almost a decade and it’s been an amazing ride. I knew the guy who’d come after me would be someone special, and Dewey’s definitely… well, he’s someone.”

DEW can back that up too. “Dewey has no racing experience. No training behind the wheel. And, we have no idea how this is going to work out,” said Chauncey Hamlett, Senior Director of Marketing, Mtn Dew. “We’ll definitely miss seeing Dale Jr. behind the wheel as he starts his retirement, as he is an incredible partner to the brand. Dewey Ryder brings something we’ve never seen before, from the way he holds a bottle of DEW to his bold, fun and boundary-pushing style.”

There you have it. To recap, Dale Jr. is retiring and I’m the new model – the upgrade – if you will.

Stay tuned. Down the road there will be more Dewey for many moons to come. To join the conversation, just follow @MountainDew on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat and use the hashtag #DeweyRyder.

Kris Bryant Still Making Magic In October

The Chicago Cubs are out of the playoffs, but Kris Bryant is still doing his part to spread some magic in October.  During MLB’s “Players Weekend” in August, Kris Bryant wore three pairs of specially designed cleats to shine a light on spinal cord research. Now, fans can bid on those game-worn cleats at charitybuzz.com/KBcleats.  In those cleats, Kris Bryant went 4 for 11 with a homerun and a sizzling .364 average against the Phillies.

As you may know, the cause is near to Bryant because he is friends with Cory Hahn, a former All-American high school baseball player who was paralyzed sliding into 2nd base in 2011 while a freshman at Arizona State University.

As background, three Chicago street artists designed the cleats with a theme of “Wings” in honor of the Wings for Life Foundation, which is dedicated to raising money for spinal cord research. Each pair also celebrated one of the three cities that have given Kris Bryant his wings in life – Las Vegas, San Diego and Chicago.

Who are the artists?

The Las Vegas edition cleat was designed by artist Joseph Perez – aka “Sentrock” – using inspiration from Bryant’s hometown of Las Vegas.

The San Diego edition cleat was designed by street artist JC Rivera, in honor of Bryant’s University of San Diego days when he became a nationally known name in the world of baseball.

The Chicago edition cleat was designed by artist Max Sansing, who was born in Chicago and has a history with Kris Bryant dating back to Summer 2016 when he collaborated on a stunning mural of the player that is still up in the heart of Chicago’s Wrigleyville.

MTN Dew Celebrates Russell Westbrook With New Suit

Not only are NBA fans getting ready for the NBA season kick off today, but so is Mountain Dew. They just announced over the summer that the brand would honor brand athlete and NBA MVP Russell Westbrook with a truly unique fashion outfit for his wardrobe: the first ever Triple-Double Breasted Suit. And just in time for tipoff of the 2016-2017 NBA season, the suit has arrived.

Created by American menswear designer Mark McNairy, the Triple-Double Breasted Suit pays homage to Russ’ record breaking season and “Don’t Do They” mentality – whether on the court dropping 50 point triple doubles, or off the court sporting flashy post-game outfits.

The suit includes several unique style elements that pay tribute to his historic campaign, including:

Don’t Do They: Russ’ iconic rallying cry from his ASW commercial is featured on the underside of the jacket collar as a bold “THEY” crossed out in green

42: Russ’ season-defining tripe double record is emblazoned on the jacket breast pocket

Camo Pattern: DEW has a history with camo as does McNairy which made camo an obvious color choice.

Take A Look At CIVILIZATION VI

2K and Firaxis Games today revealed that Jayavarman will lead Khmer in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI.

Rising to power during a period of crisis for the Khmer, Jayavarman was a military leader. By 1181, Jayavarman VII had repelled Cham invaders to the north and when hostilities died down, he crowned himself king. But instead of turning outward and seeking to aggressively expand, he focused on his people.

King Jayavarman VII saw himself as a warrior for his subjects. As a result, his rule was marked by its tolerance and his drive to create a place of safety and paradise for his subjects.

Marvel Releases A New Black Panther Trailer

Black Panther looks like it will be one of the best films of 2018. Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER opens in theaters everywhere on February 16, 2018!

Ted Danson Answers Kimmel’s 3 Ridiculous Questions Last Night

Did you miss Ted Danson on Jimmy Kimmel last night? Well we got you covered. Jimmy Kimmel had a drink with the most famous TV bartender ever, actor Ted Danson, who is best known for his previous role as iconic bartender Sam Malone on the television show, Cheers.

During the comical conversation, Jimmy proceeded ask Ted the following three “ridiculous questions”:

-          Would you rather live in a haunted house or a gingerbread house?

-          If you had to sneak a parrot through airport security, how would you do it?

-          When you were a little kid, did your mother ever lick her fingers and smooth out your eyebrows?

Ted currently stars on television sitcoms, The Good Life, and Curb Your Enthusiasm, which just returned to HBO earlier this month.