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New Meme Greeting Card Company: “Dirty Pop Cards” Finds Humor in the Risque

You all have that one friend — you know, the one who gets your perverse sense of humor, the one who busts a gut when your raunchy side stands up. This is the friend who deserves a Dirty Pop greeting card. In a world where everyone sends memes and gifs multiple times daily, some might think the act of mailing a card is a thing of the past. Well, if that card is a pop-up pair of ta-tas or a fully erect penis — game changer! Tell me you aren’t giggling a little thinking about your most twisted friend opening 3D boobies or unfolding that special package and watching it come to life.

So, who has the balls to launch a new company with such risque merchandise? It’s the same person who defied the business-crushing COVID-19 pandemic and started a company despite the risks. Inspired by the vulgar memes that match her sense of humor, Thao Lam, CEO of www.dirtypopcards.com is doing her part to spice things up with her out-of-the-ordinary, bawdy greeting card company, Dirty Pop Cards.  Lam decided what the world was craving in these trying times was a little more laughter. With the extra challenges 2020 is creating, who doesn’t need to literally lol right now?

Lam is not going it alone. She and husband Levi Gale are the masterminds behind this widely successful venture. When creating their cards, entrepreneurs Lam and Gale seem to dig into the unspoken innuendos of imagery and language and let their minds roam to the raw aspects of human nature. They take the dirty little thought-process that plays out in most peoples’ heads and put it on paper. The result is a crass but hilarious Dirty Pop greeting card.

When you have a racy sense of humor, not everyone will get you. And even if they do, some will not be as amused as others. These facts make no impression on Lam, who says, “Quite frankly, life is too short to really give a sh*t.”  And it’s this attitude that has successfully launched a uniquely spicey card company in the most challenging times. For Lam, Dirty Pop Cards is about making people laugh. She knows her bawdy brand is not for everyone, and she and Gale have had to defend their raunchy wit by developing a bold business philosophy — “F*uck ‘Em.” Lam explains, “So, every time we see someone laughing over a DP card, we do a little happy dance. And every time we hear someone complain, we still do a little happy dance and say, F*ck ‘Em.” 

So, what’s on the horizon for Dirty Pop Cards? Lam and Gale are currently looking towards the holidays. Knowing this is the time of year when more cards than ever are sent, they can’t help but see it as a huge opportunity to spread their particular style of holiday cheer. Some might think putting a dirty spin on a holiday card is offensive, and these two entrepreneurs are ok with that. Their goal is to bring laughter to the people who appreciate their humor and tantalize a curious few. They know one of their perverse pop-up cards won’t end up in just any stocking. They also know a Dirty Pop card is the best gift ever for the more vulgar crowd on the naughty list. And it’s this group of sordid folks they cater to. 

Dirty Pop offers an array of cards that range from borderline obscene to ones that definitely cross the border. Their content is fresh, funny, playful, and, of course, downright crude. Are you looking for a unique gift that will most certainly be a conversation piece among lewd like-minds? Do you want to send a gift with crude shock value? If so, take a risk on the risque and explore what Dirty Pop Cards has to offer. You will not be disappointed. 

Banana illustration by Mina Tocalini

3 Quarantine Nutrition Hacks

Are your clothes fitting more tightly on you than what you are comfortable with these days? If you indulged in “The Quarantine Diet” of added sugar, refined carbohydrates and more sugar, you are not alone. There isn’t a person on the planet who hasn’t been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in some way. There are memes about Zoom meetings in pajamas. We’ve seen the jokes about annoyed pets who are ready for their owners to get back into the office. The most popular subject…drum roll, please… has been COVID weight gain, or “The Quarantine 15.” With some of us gaining upwards of 10 to 15 pounds at this point, these particular memes aren’t quite so funny anymore.

While some things are more difficult to control, like job loss, financial dips or getting sick, take advantage of the variables you do have control over. One of the easiest things you can master right now is your nutritional health. Making healthier food choices is more important than ever as we are collectively less active these days. Many places in the U.S. still have closed gyms and workout facilities, and home workouts aren’t for everyone. That leaves a lot of us with a perfect storm of weight gain, too little movement and too much snacking at home.

Life has disrupted us in a major way, and yet, there are still things we can do to reverse some of the damage. At 360 Magazine, we have rounded up 3 strategies from Los Angeles Nutrition Coach Natasha Maxwell to help get you back on track if the quarantine weight gain has claimed you as a victim. Nobody knows when COVID-19 lockdowns will end. If this is going to be the “new normal,” you will have to reincorporate the healthy habits from your old life into this new one. If you are totally new to nutritional habit building (the food choices practiced consistently in your daily life), these tips are still a great help. Stick with us through the end for a bonus summer recipe!

How to Reclaim Your Body during Quarantine:

  1. Drink More Water!: This one is often overlooked as a weight management tool although it is as equally as important as the food choices we make. According to Natasha, “As a nutrition coach, I cannot express the number of times I encounter new clients who scoff at the amount of water I suggest. That number should be at least half of your body weight; in the summer I recommend upwards of 100 ounces. Yes, that’s right, 100 ounces minimum. The lack of sufficient water is harmful to your body and can affect it in a number of ways including salty food cravings, waste buildup and digestion problems. That waste buildup can mimic true weight gain, also known as “water weight”. Bloating from dehydration is no fun either and is likely the reason that it’s sometimes hard to button your pants.” As Natasha stated: Drink your water, please!
  2. Be mindful of your sugar intake this summer!: What comes to mind when you envision summertime treats? Maybe it’s popsicles, banana pudding or key lime pie. These are all fine in moderation, but too much sugar can lead to weight gain and excess puffiness. For those looking to lose weight from our extended stay indoors, we will have to keep track of our sugar intake, even when lounging happily by the pool. Some ways around overindulging in sweets include substituting fruits for other sweets, avoiding sodas and packaged fruit juice and being more mindful of limiting foods with labels listing corn syrup, glucose, sucrose, etc.
  3.  Seek out new and healthier recipes!: The likelihood of entertaining guests during summer or being invited to someone else’s party or backyard BBQ is relatively high. Either way, food will be high on the list of priorities. Think produce, lean meats and fewer refined snacks when debating over a menu. Natasha especially urges the consumption of produce. Fresh vegetables and fruit are higher in water content, and an ample water supply can come in handy when you’re feeling a little dehydrated from the heat! Sliced cucumbers and carrots with a homemade dip are a win. Seafood and lean poultry options on the grill with veggies are also a great combo. For plant-based options, think stuffed pepper recipes, veggie hummus wraps and rainbow-colored salads with incredible ingredients and flavor. Who said healthy recipes can’t be tasty, too?

This pandemic is stressful and has affected us in a multitude of ways. Emotional eating is understandable, given our current circumstances. We don’t have to be rigid around everything we eat, but being more aware of what we are indulging in and how often is the key to weight maintenance and weight loss. Make a plan for your nutritional habits and find the balance that works best for you. We wish you luck!

As promised, here’s that bonus recipe you’ve been waiting on. It’s Summer Ceviche!

Let us know what you think with a comment down below!

Kayla Nicole x Missy Elliot

VIRAL SENSATION KAYLA NICOLE RELEASES REMIX TO VIRAL SINGLE “MOVE LIKE A SNAKE” FEATURING RAP LEGEND MISSY ELLIOTT

LISTEN HERE

ORIGINAL “MOVE LIKE A SNAKE” HAS GARNERED OVER 9 MILLION VIEWS ON YOUTUBE TO DATE


MARKS FIRST OFFICIAL RELEASE AS KAYLA NICOLE OUTSIDE OF SOCIAL MEDIA/YOUTUBE PERSONALITY NICOLE TV

Today breakout star, YouTube sensation, and meme queen Kayla Nicole releases the remix for her viral hit “Move Like A Snake” featuring Missy Elliott (LISTEN HERE) via 300 Entertainment. The original version of the track was spawned organically from Kayla’s comedic roots and in turn took over the internet accumulating over 9 million views on Youtube. Transitioning from being confined to the label of the “social media influencer” known as Nicole TV and into the all-encompassing musician/artist Kayla Nicole; she commissioned industry heavyweight Missy Elliot to give a spin to the viral hit.

With over 3.6 million subscribers, Kayla Nicole’s footprint and fanbase is undeniable. First teasing her music on social media and Youtube, the high-energy of “Move Like A Snake” is a departure from her more melodic R&B inspired music which her fans have also come to love. As she strikes a match to ignite a new flame, stay tuned as Kayla Nicole blazes this new path.

LISTEN TO “MOVE LIKE A SNAKE (REMIX)” BY KAYLA NICOLE FT. MISSY ELLIOTT HERE

ABOUT KAYLA NICOLE:
Gifted, eye-catching and unforgettable. That only scratches the surface of all things Kayla Nicole Jones. From her latest catchy single “Move Like A Snake” to her original and comedic digital content that has millions watching and sharing in belly-aching laughter, Jones doesn’t aspire to follow anyone else’s path. She’s making a lane of her own. “Musicis my open diary; videos are my freedom of expression,” said Jones. “I became a better me, competing with the old me. When I was broken, I looked up to the person I knew I could be if I kept fighting.”And fortunately for those who enjoy her content on a daily, she did. Now, it’s not out of the ordinary for her videos and music to reach the masses as her content becomes a topic of conversation. Given her already proven success, Jones has discovered the formula for creating digital content and music that will keep her in demand for years to come.

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Kayla Nicole, Missy Elliot, Move Like a Snake, 300 Entertainment, Vaughn Lowery, 360 Mag,

ZN8tion – The New Viral Rap Group

ZN8TION

Let’s talk Instagram memes and a new wave of viral kids who are taking over your feed. Pre-teen rap group, ZN8tion, are paving a path for young hip-hop talent.

Whether looked at for eccentric comedic sketches or for their music, the quadruplets from New York have racked up millions of views across their social media with dis tracks calling out the likes of celebrities 6ixNine, Rice Gum and more. On the other side, Bekim, Damien, Lukah, and Maxmimus Zherka also create empowering songs on current world issues.

It’s certain the internet will be seeing much more of the 11-year-old rap sensation. Various Instagram accounts (including World Star and Young Thug) re-sharing the group’s posts across social media has gained them thousands of followers on Instagram. The viral bits don’t completely define their music but has given them exposure to new markets outside of teens and comedy. The boy group currently have a new single out now titled, ‘School’s Out for the Summer.’ Click here to watch the video.