Willie Nelson celebrates same-sex marriage ruling, says no to homophobia

Willie Nelson shared these photos from a Texas Monthly interview on his Facebook page Saturday.
Willie Nelson shared these photos from a Texas Monthly interview on his Facebook page Saturday.

Willie Nelson celebrated the Supreme Court’s latest ruling by flipping the bird to homophobia and sharing the photos to prove it on Facebook (warning: explicit content). The Texas musician shared a few choice photos of himself with his 4 million Facebook fans on Saturday, the same day that the United States Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was now legal nationwide.

A few of the photos where the musician is holding modified versions of the Human Rights Campaign equality symbol appear to be from a 2013 interview session with Texas Monthly, where Nelson said, “I never thought of  marriage as something only for men and women.”

For all the latest on Willie Nelson, click here.

The funniest #UrbanOutfittersBeLike Tweets

UOIt started with a pony tail holder. The hashtag #UrbanOutfittersBeLike has attained viral status this week after one Twitter user posted a photo of a pricey hair accessory from the Urban Outfitters website.

https://twitter.com/wholeyattamoney/status/614175542447730688

Twitter has since taken to openly mocking the retail store for the way they price their merchandise, posting every day items with considerable markups. A few of the funniest Tweets below:

https://twitter.com/wanerliang/status/614427743355166720

https://twitter.com/GRANTGOGETS/status/614432499343736834

https://twitter.com/TAMMYMAMl/status/614304729590464512

https://twitter.com/TheDreamCIoset/status/615198003545145344

https://twitter.com/thinkbri/status/614345412237991936

Urban Outfitters is no stranger to controversy; the company apologized last September for selling a bloody-looking Kent State sweatshirt on their website. According to Time, Urban Outfitters has not commented on their recent spike in social media attention.

Domino’s adds text, emoji ordering option

Pizza delivery is just an emoji away now that Domino’s has instated its new text ordering system.

The company announced the futuristic ordering system today on their Twitter, and it seems simple enough. All you need to do is set up an account, enable text ordering, confirm the set up and choose your favorite order.

After that, all that’s left is sending a pizza emoji (or the phrase ‘Easy Order’) to Domino’s  and your order is on the way.

That’s it. That’s all you have to do.

And, yes, Domino’s may have a bit of a reputation problem, but I’m happy about any company actively embracing the ordering system/method of communication of the future.

(Nikki Fox/Daily News-Record via AP)
(Nikki Fox/Daily News-Record via AP)

Golden Globes Instagram page will make you jealous of the beautiful people

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Are Instagram feeds replacing red carpet photos as the “must see” photos for the morning after awards shows?

We’ve got the photo galleries for people who like the traditional look, but this Monday morning? The Golden Globes on Instagram is everything!

Our favorites:

Eddie Redmayne: smoldering with his award for “The Theory of Everything”

Julianne Moore: perfect forever, even if she hadn’t won for “Still Alice”

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Because Jane Fonda. And Lily Tomlin.

Harrison Ford: Not an award winner, but winning our hearts still

So much Austin in this “Boyhood” group shot

Clooney and his best “Aw, shucks, folks” with his Cecil B. DeMille Award

Something for everyone: If you don’t love Paul Rudd, you might love Adam Levine

Dean DeBlois and Bonnie Arnold looking so so happy after their Best Animated Feature Film win for “How to Train Your Dragon 2”

No idea what Katie Holmes is doing, and that makes it even better

Your BFFs, Lorde and Bill Hader:

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Lorde looks amazing on the #RedCarpet #GoldenGlobes

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A "Hello" from Bill Hader #GoldenGlobes #RedCarpet

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And really, the whole thing is beautiful. See them all!

What we love about Austin: Top picks

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Today, the Austin360 cover story was a (long) list of things we love about Austin. We know there are millions to include, but we were limited by space so we stuck to 175. Did we miss yours? Let us know in the comments here or on the full story. Want a visual aid? We built a gallery of the 170 picks that could be depicted through photos. Here were the top picks from each staff member that participated:

Arianna Auber: beer, wine and spirits writer: Sipping on any one of the 24 thoughtfully curated craft beers on tap at Hi Hat Public House. This little eastside bar, with always friendly service and a menu of gourmet comfort food, helped develop my love of beer and discover the welcoming community surrounding it here. Try Hi Hat on a Tuesday, when you can get two tacos and a pint for $10. (hihatpublichouse.com)

Michael Barnes: people, places, culture and history writer: Walking anywhere in Austin. Doesn’t matter where. Mostly, however, in the central city, where, thanks to the Great Streets program, pedestrians are safe, shaded, comfortable and happy. (austintexas.gov/page/great-streets)

Peter Blackstock: music writer: Weekly residencies at the Continental Cluband Continental Gallery. We tend to take them for granted, but faraway fans of established artists such as James McMurtry, Alejandro Escovedo, Dale Watson and Jon Dee Graham are rightly amazed to learn that Austinites can hear them play most every week at the anchor of SoCo. (continentalclub.com)

Addie Broyles: food writer: With more than a dozen farmers markets taking place on just about every day of the week, it’s easy to find yourself sampling some of the most interesting locally produced food products Austin has to offer, from kimchi and kombucha to kolaches from a food truck and some of the best tamales in Central Texas.

Sharon Chapman: entertainment editor: Yappy hours, off-leash parks, day cares, parades and more rescue groups than you can name: Dog cultureis alive and thriving in our pet-friendly city (this year even saw the first ever Austin Pittie Limits). My two wishes for my fellow Austin dog lovers: Everyone obey leash laws, and everyone pick up after their beloved four-legged pals.

Nancy Flores: culture reporter: Standing on the top step of the St. Edward’s University Main Building, which is perched on a hill with panoramic views of the Austin downtown skyline. When I first moved to Austin from the small town of Eagle Pass to attend St. Edward’s, looking out at the impressive view meant a world of possibilities ahead. (stedwards.edu)

Omar L. Gallaga: technology culture writer: The incredible collection of cabinets and pinball machines atPinballz Arcade make this North Austin institution a great place for a nerd party. With a castle-themed Pinballz Kingdom opening in Buda, South Central Texas is getting arcade love as well. (pinballzarcade.com)

Joe Gross: culture writer: The fact that if you are a geek of any conceivable stripe, boy howdy, is this the town for you. Let’s start with comics. Our very best comics shop, Austin Books and Comics, opens at 9 a.m. on new comics Wednesdays. Pick up your titles, talk shop, then head to work or class. (austinbooks.com)

Pamela LeBlanc: fitness and travel writer: Water skiing beneath the Pennybacker Bridge on Lake Austin as the sun comes up. (During the week, before work, when the water is glass.)

Melissa Martinez: online content producer and entertainment blogger: Hanging out in the grass of the Capitol lawn enjoying a picnic, playing games and rolling down the hills. (tspb.state.tx.us)

Matthew Odam: restaurant and travel writer: He may not have been born here or started his career here, but Willie Nelson put Austin on the map musically. He is the Godfather of Austin, embodying the city’s spirit. His natural ease and Zen nature beautifully represent that to which many Austinites aspire. Some of my earliest memories are of hearing his music and going to his fun run. (willienelson.com)

Dale Roe: lifestyle writer: Watching a slow-moving Round Rock Express baseball game at the Dell Diamond while a cool breeze wafts through the third base side seats offers a welcome respite from the pressures of daily life. A cold beverage, delicious ballpark food, the crack of a bat and the roar of the crowd can make the rest of the world disappear for a few precious hours.

Courtney Sebesta: online news and entertainment editor: Sailing a 30-foot sailboat on Lake Travis and spending long summer days swimming, grilling and watching the sun set with friends.

Deborah Sengupta Stith: music writer: The city’s ethos is built on a spirit of individuality. I’ve walked around town with a shaved head and a giant nose ring and no one batted an eye. After growing up in a small town, I love being in a place where I feel free to follow my oddball muse wherever it might take me.

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin: arts critic: Wandering in and around the 1916 Italianate mansion and lakeside gardens known as Laguna Gloria. (thecontemporaryaustin.org)

Nicole Villalpando: family editor: The Thinkery, which opened last December, is finally the children’s museum Austin deserves. Get your tickets online in advance to guarantee entry and don’t forget to step across the street for one of the coolest playgrounds in Austin. (thinkeryaustin.com)

Eric Webb: online content producer and culture blogger: Going where everybody knows your name at Cheer Up Charlie’s. Calling the über-chill LGBT haven a “scene” would sound contrived. But the truth is that there’s no better place to be young and breathing in Austin on any given night. Been sipping their kombucha cocktails since the bar was on East Sixth? Hankering East Side King trailer grub and live outdoor music (or a drag show)? Ready to get repulsively sweaty to a DJ set of exclusively Beyoncé songs? The pink and blue neon sign beckons. (cheerupcharlies.com)

The one where Friends is on Netflix and we can all have HBO Go

Starting January 1, 2015, you can watch all 236 episodes of all 10 seasons of Friends on Netflix, the on-demand Internet streaming company announced today. At 22 minutes a pop, that’s about 86 hours you can spend laughing along with the laugh track to the antics of Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Ross.

In more TV news today, in 2015 HBO will begin offering an HBO Go subscription for customers that do not have cable subscriptions, providing access to current and older programs for cord cutters.

Add to all this the recent addition of Gilmore Girls to the Netflix streaming line up and there will soon be no reason to leave your home again.

Harry Potter fan fiction causes a stir

A fanfic author’s retelling of Harry Potter has gone viral, but readers can’t be sure if its a satire or an honest effort.

Going by ‘Grace Ann’ and claiming to be ‘new to this whole fanfiction thing,’ the author has solved a problem she believes many parents face: Allowing children to read Harry Potter without them ‘turning into witches.’

Harry Potter fans line up outside of the Alamo Draft House for a chance to see the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 movie at midnight. Ricardo B. Brazziell/AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Harry Potter fans line up outside of the Alamo Draft House for a chance to see the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 movie at midnight. Ricardo B. Brazziell/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

This version of Harry Potter replaces magic with prayer, turns Hogwarts into a school of Prayer and Ministry and includes some conservative teachings on men and women’s roles as well as evolution. Example:

“She always said that pretty girls were shallow and not very smart and that a real woman put her career first and didn’t care about her looks; but it only took one look at this godly young girl to realize just how wrong that was! A woman taking pride in her appearance is honoring the Lord; because after all, it is the Lord who gave her a pretty face and nice hair.”

What do you think? Is the whole thing a hoax? Or is Grace Ann just trying to help out her fellow parents? Let us know in the comments.