Posts Tagged ‘Republic’

Apparently, Snoop Dogg will be unveiling his new cigar brand, made with “premium tobacco from the Dominican Republic,” at this year’s Coachella Festival where he will headlining alongside Dr. Dre. According to a recent press release from Snoop, he says the following:

“Throughout my career I have been lucky enough to travel the world and try all different types of tobacco products. During my travels throughout South America and the Caribbean, I was fortunate to encounter this tobacco company, Executive Branch and was so impressed by their commitment to quality [far superior than all others], I knew I had to bring them to the States for all my fans to enjoy…. Throughout 2012, we plan on releasing new styles and flavors, in which I will be working with their team to make sure all products are up to Snoop Dogg standards.”

The first round of product, the “Executive Branch Cigarillos,” will be sold in packs of two for $.99.

With this announcment and his recent promoted cannabis bust in Texas, I foresee a lot more blunt smoke at his concerts in the future. Smoke ’em if you got ’em, I guess!

Is Land

Photo: Nick Caro

Has anyone seen my dream island? Word is that it’s floating in the sky anywhere from Britain to the Czech Republic. ‘Is Land’ is a seven meter wide, helium filled, polyurethane art project that was put together by two Royal College of Art graduates, Sarah Cockings and Laurence Symonds. The two artists created Is Land for about £9,000 and were flying it at the Secret Garden Party when, according to their website,

“Due to ignorant vandals, the original Is Land is currently floating at an unknown height somewhere within the atmosphere.”

Using atmospheric data, the creators have predicted that Is Land could be as far away as the Czech Republic, but there really haven’t been any positive sightings yet and they are hopeful that it is still floating above Britain somewhere.

Cockings and Symonds are hopeful that their creation will be found soon as they intended to pack it up and send it to the US for Burning Man in a few weeks. Regardless as to whether they find it or not, they have started work on a new creation with financial donations from the Secret Garden Party and gracious donors on their website, http://www.is-land.co.uk.