Seth Rogen Celebrates 10 Years of 'Pineapple Express' With These Insane Facts About the Movie

Seth Rogen Celebrates 10 Years of 'Pineapple Express' With These Insane Facts About the Movie

The best stoner movies incorporate comedy, tragedy, romance, drama and uh……. o yea, weed! 

From the grandfathers of bud, Cheech and Chong, and their film enterprise, to the great munchies adventure, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, to the cult-classic Smiley Face with its undeniably strong female lead — there is undoubtedly something for everyone when it comes to stoner flicks.

It’s hard to believe that one of our favorites, the hilarious Pineapple Express, has already been around for a decade. To commemorate the 10-year anniversary, real-world stoner (and actor and co-writer of the movie), Seth Rogen, took to his Twitter to share some fun facts about the movie. 

Highlights include the rolling of cross-joints, plenty of on-set injuries, Kanye, Stormy Daniels’ cameo as Red’s ex, and more.

So grab your papers, roll a fatty, and scroll on through to see some of our favorite inside scoops from the movie.

First of all, Pineapple Express was not the name of a strain at the time of the film’s release. In fact, Pineapple Express was a meteorological term used in Hawaii.

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No one on set was capable of rolling the gorgeous cross joints James Franco’s character calls “the apex of the vortex of joint engineering.” So the writers had to step in.

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Proving that these actors were almost as clumsy at the characters they portrayed, a bunch of injuries went down on set.

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Stormy Daniels made a cameo, nearly a decade before her recent media … um, storm. 

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No stranger to blockbuster hits, Stormy also had credited appearances on Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Seth reveals in Vanity Fair that Stormy might have opened up to him about some of the stuff she’s been in the news for lately.

Seth and James were supposed to have each other’s roles. But in typical stoner fashion, whatever.

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We finally find out why it is exactly that Red never dies.

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Remember that scene where Danny is tied up to a chair? Turns out the poor guy was stuck there all day.

Seth did pretty much all his own stunts. When someone on Twitter asked if the rumor that Seth was so hungover this day that he vomited before shooting the scene, he removed all doubt with a “Haha. That’s true.”

We learned that car companies apparently have a say in the movie scenes their cars are used for.

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Did you start calling your schwag “Snicklefritz” after Pineapple Express? Now you can learn the history of the term, and it has nothing to do with bud.

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The movie was anticipated to be such a hit that even Kanye West got in on the premiere. “Kanye came to the premiere of Pineapple Express,” Seth proudly tweeted. 

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Director Judd Apatow chimed in to Seth’s thread to reveal that someone else had auditioned to play the role of a drug dealer.

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Recognize him? None other than Breaking Bad‘s protagonist Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston. According to his tweet, Judd had him do a table read, but didn’t think he’d be scary enough to play a convincing dealer.

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Which surprised us and shocked a lot of Twitter.

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Although picturing Bryan as Walter White as the dealer in Pineapple Express is the kind of mashup dreams are made of, we do love the movie just the way it is. 

And the fact that it came out 10 years ago means it’s definitely time for a rewatch. Happy birthday, Pineapple Express!

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Waitress Returns $1,000 She Stole From Former Boss With Written Apology 20 Years Later

Waitress Returns $ 1,000 She Stole From Former Boss With Written Apology 20 Years Later

It might sound like a cheesy line, but it is really never too late to do the right thing.

Well, sure, you’ll have to deal with the pain of not doing what you were supposed to have done years prior, but it doesn’t change the fact that you finally made it right, which will not only make you feel better about yourself, but leave a huge impression on other people.

This is something that Carlotta Flores, owner of the El Charro restaurant in Tucson, Arizona came to realize when she received something in the mail that pleasantly surprised her.

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The letter was from an employee of Flores’ who admitted to stealing money from her restaurant when the two worked together back in the ’90s.

The envelope contained a handwritten letter of apology along with $ 1,000, which the former worker says not only covered the money she stole, but also 20 years of interest on top of it.

Carlotta’s son, Ray Flores, posted a photo of the kind gesture on his Facebook page and tagged his mother, sister, and wife in the post.

In the letter, the past waitress remarks that it was the first and last time she ever stole and that her actions bothered her for decades. And then, she finally decided to take action.

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“One of the waiters I worked with had encouraged me to ‘forget’ to ring in a few drinks a shift and pocket the cash. And for some stupid reason, I did it. I grew up in the church, I knew better. I hadn’t stolen a dime before then, nor have I since.  Thankfully, I was a terrible waitress and you all fired me before it could amount…”

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“…to more than a few hundred dollars total. It’s been 20 years, but I still carry great remorse. I am very sorry that I stole from you. Please accept my apology + this money as a repayment + 20 years of interest. May God forever bless you+ your family.”

She signed the letter only as “a thankful former employee,” and left it at that.

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After receiving the letter, Flores said in an interview with KVOA that it had a huge impact not just on her, but on her family and employees at the restaurant as well.

It also came at the perfect time — Flores recently was the victim of a robbery.

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“I had my purse stolen and this sort of renewed the faith that we have a lot of good people out there,” Flores told KVOA.

She also said that the kind gesture left a lot of her staff in tears after reading the message from the past waitress.

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“I don’t know where she’s at or who she is but I will tell you one thing. I hope that she’s read or has seen what an impact this has made not only on me, my family, my business but where it will go in the future. So I hope she keeps looking to see what we’re doing with it,” said Flores.

I don’t know what it is about waitresses performing acts of kindness that hits us right in the feels. All right, so technically this woman was a thief who was making a mistake she made right after years of it eating her up inside and was technically no longer an employee of El Charro, but it is still pretty awesome of her nonetheless.

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A few months ago there was Waffle House employee Evoni Williams who was awarded a $ 16,000 scholarship for going above and beyond her duties in helping an older customer by cutting his food for him.

Her act of kindness made waves on the internet, and I think it has to do with the nature of service industry jobs in general.

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Restaurant workers like waiters, waitresses, and bus boys are paid below minimum wage in the United States and have to rely heavily on tips for their income. Oftentimes, they aren’t treated the nicest by customers, so when they still manage to keep a smile on their face and show kindness in their situation, even when it’s not an ideal one, that shows real strength.

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20 Relatable Moments To Celebrate 20 Years Of Sex And The City

It’s been twenty years since Sex and the City, the seminal TV show about sex, female friendship, and the hustle and bustle of New York, aired for the very first time. 1998 was a time devoid of a thriving meme culture in which the writers of the show were certainly not thinking that a certain choice caption would get screenshotted and circulated widely out of context.

And definitely no one could have predicted that a Donald Trump cameo would be plastered all over the web two decades later when he’d become president… Or that BFF Miranda would be launching her own political campaign to run for New York governor. 

Yet here we are in 2018, a totally different bizarro time that could never have been predicted in the more innocent-seeming days of the late 90s.

Even though the show’s 100% white cast was neither delicate nor woke in the face of racial discrimination or gender issues, they did pave the way for a lot of the fashion and female openness around sexuality that we see in the world today. 

The girls also single-handedly began the cupcake trend with their Season 3 visit to Magnolia Bakery, and we have them to thank for killing the sugary cocktail formerly known as the Cosmo. 

The internet recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Sex and the City’s pilot and in its honor, here are 20 of the most relatable moments of the show that withstood the test of time.

1. When a friend asks the group for advice.

2. When your eighth friend this year gets engaged.

3. When someone thinks they burned you but you know yourself too well.

4. When you force yourself to go out and “be social.”

5. When you still can’t let go of the fact you weren’t invited to the royal wedding.

6. When you’re trying super hard but nothing goes your way.

7. When you start to describe your culinary abilities.

8. When you set foot outside.

9. When you and your partner have nothing to fight about.

10. When someone asks about your fitness routine.

11. When your friends and you discuss your pastimes.

12. When you accidentally overreact.

13. When you’re absolutely over everything.

14. When someone asks after your friends.

15. When you’re almost 30 and make the mistake of Facebook-stalking your high school friends.

16. When you sit down for a date with a mansplainer.

17. When you live and breathe on this planet.

18. When you’re just trying for a chill weekend with the crew.

19. When someone thinks you’re so lucky to be living in New York.

20. When you always dress your cutest in the hopes of bumping into your crush.

Happy 20th, SATC! You gave us so much.

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Man Waits Five Years To Respond To A Tweet, And Now He's An Internet Hero

Brady Maurer of Portland, Oregon, has been hopping around Twitter giving people reminders they asked for — five years ago.  

He’s like a holiday reminder elf and people are loving him for it.

He’s just helping people live their best lives:

I wonder if she still likes that name?

The FBI was a bit different five years ago, but still:

Twitter is still around and going strong:

Brady’s diligence is extra, and people appreciate his efforts:

But wait! Maurer still had more reminders to dish out:

I mean, these are important choices:

People started submitting their reminders for the future:

We’ll check back with y’all in five years.

H/T: Twitter

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Guy Gets Temporary Henna Tattoo He Will Probably Regret For Years To Come

Henna tattoos may seem like a good idea while you’re on vacation, but as Twitter user James Colley from Cardiff, Wales, recently learned, it’s still important to do your research first. During a trip to Zakynthos Island, Greece, he decided to get a Mike Tyson henna tattoo that he’ll probably be regretting for a while… 

While the Henna used by most professionals is a natural coloring that will fade in a few days, some less reputable tattooists simply use cheap black hair dye. Black hair dye contains paraphenylenediamine (PPD), a chemical that is banned from use on skin in the European Union because it can lead to severe burns on some people. 

In 2015, Mary Bates of the United Kingdom, then 16, got a tattoo on her leg that led to similar scarring while in Turkey. She was told by doctors from St. Albans Hospital, Hertfordshire, that the scarring could stay with her for the rest of her life. 

Dr. Christopher Flower, Director-General of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association, warned those who seek Henna tattoos to go to reputable artists. 

Most people on Twitter didn’t seem to have much sympathy, though. 

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This Tinder Match Has Been Carrying On A Hilarious Text Courtship For 3 Years

Twitter user Josh Avsec has been flirting with a girl on Tinder over text exchanges for three years. Really. He shared a screenshot of their exchanges, the de Beauvoir-Sartre letters of our time, on Twitter, and it’s been going viral, with over 14,000 likes.

That’s right—the early 20-somethings have been improbably busy for three years. Michelle told The Independentthat her initial response was just being silly; he said that his response was “more or less […] my way of handling a girl blowing me off. What I wasn’t expecting is her to respond once I responded a few months later. I figured it would just fade away.”

But in fact, even after the joke went viral, she responded.

At this point, the internet really began rooting for these guys.

“So many people were telling us that we were relationship goals or that it was so cute, it really stacked the pressure to get to know her,” Josh said. “So while this tweet was going viral, I sent her a couple direct messages, making jokes about all of these hilarious comments.”

Now, they may actually get to go on a date.

Which is good, because even though they’re both young and pretty, they’re funny enough that I actually like them. Could this be fate?!

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These Friends Have Been Recreating This One Photo For Over 30 Years

John Wardlaw, Mark Rumer, Dallas Burney, John Molony, and John Dickson got their photo snapped in 1982 while hanging out on vacation near Copco Lake in Northern California. The group was from Santa Barbara and partying like young men do, all only 19. What do teens do? Set the self-timer, of course, because even in the early eighties, teens were obsessed with selfies.

 In 2007, the group told the Santa Barbara News-Press that they knew this picture was special.

“Once we took it and saw the photo, we said, ‘We should come back and take it in five years.’ I said, ‘We have to vow to do it every five years,’ ” said Wardlaw, whose grandparent’s cabin was hosting this wild group. “We all thought, ‘In 20 years, what if we all don’t know each other?’ By vowing to take a photo every five years, it would be a way to stay in touch.”

And it actually worked. Every five years they meet at Siskiyou County lake, though they don’t have quite the same luxury of time that they once did. Most are family men with busy jobs and lifestyles. But they made it work.

“Mark drove all night just to get there this year,” said Dickson. “He arrived at 3 a.m. the day of the photo.”

There are seven photos all together, taken in 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012, but to be honest I was having trouble figuring out which one was taken when on their Facebook page. These fellas didn’t age much:

The group tries their hardest to recreate the image exactly, from sunglasses to jar shape, but occasionally things have slipped in the intervening years. It’s become quite a production, sometimes taking hours to set up. The lesson here is that if you want to take a yearly portrait with your crew, make sure it’s simple:

For 2017, the three original shirtless men committed to baring their midriffs for maximum accuracy. Their friendship is strong and so are their bods! 

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These Two Cousins Have Exchanged The Same Birthday Card For Forty-Seven Years

In a world where birthday wishes are delivered via a Facebook post of an embarrassing photo from childhood, it’s hard to remember a time when actual paper cards were exchanged. Indeed, whimsical greetings were written by hand and exchanged without a reminder from the Internet (side note: does anyone remember the last time they licked an envelope?)

Well, as it turns out, not everyone has adopted the impersonal, 21st-century approach to birthday greetings. Two family members are giving us serious #FriendshipGoals with their shared birthday card. Redditor LincolnsLostSpeech uploaded a picture of the card which belongs to his fiancée’s uncle and his cousin.

The two have exchanged the same birthday card for FORTY-SEVEN years. It was purchased for twenty-five cents back in the day. 

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Typically, re-gifting is considered rude, but it’s pretty cool when it happens ninety-four times. And hey, the card said so. It’s in surprisingly good condition too— we would definitely have spilled a birthday cocktail on it by now.  

Could this family be any cuter?

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Well done, Bill and Steve. 

The Internet can’t get enough of the cuteness. 

The picture of the card has been viewed nearly two million times in just two days.

It even brought back some nostalgia for a Redditor with a similar experience. 

…Anyone else suddenly in the mood to start cute family traditions? We’re having some major feels. 

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