“I was staying at a hotel in Nice, and someone jiggled my room door, setting off the alarm,” she said. “I quickly got out of bed, looked through the peephole and saw a man walking away.” The product also has an LED flashlight built in to navigate in the dark, and it's small and lightweight, fitting easily in a suitcase. While it’s great for hotel safety, the alarm can also be handy for other situations, too.
One Amazon reviewer said it is served as an alert if a parent with Alzheimer’s disease wandered out of the house. Another used it to alert them when their teenager tried to sneak back into the house. In addition to the travel alarm, to help you stay safe in a hotel room, you can take a few other flight attendant-approved precautions, too. Covering up the peephole with tape, or leaving the “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door even when you’re out of the room will make it seem like you're still there. Jack Black gets high on marijuana and starts spinning around on chair for internet interview Getting Doug with High. In quite possibly the weirdest video interview concept ever, Jack Black got high on marijuana. The 45-year-old actor and musician, turned grass tester with interviewer Doug Benson for his internet show, Getting Doug With High, for a full 43 minutes. Even more shockingly, Benson reveals that he has a second show to tape later on that day… Admitting that his first encounter with wacky backy was around the age of 13-years-old, Black starts off a bit hesitant, but during the course of the video and various pipes and smoking apparatus later, it’s fair to say that the bleary-eyed star loosens up, even partaking in some chair spinning and magic tricks. Jack goes in for the pipe: He blows some smoke rings: At one point he even asks the interviewer to spin him around in his chair – and he does: Great Read: Talk show host’s stoner dream comes true, and it’s high time.
It’s 1:30 on a Monday afternoon, and on a quiet dead-end street in Culver City, three comedians are getting stoned and debating whether astronauts are, on average, handsomer than most people. “No astronauts look like George Clooney,” one of them, Ari Shaffir, says flatly. “I don’t know,” counters Adam Carolla, who hosts a popular daily podcast. “Buzz Aldrin and those guys — they were pretty good back in the day.” Doug Benson smiles, his eyelids heavy, and bites the head off a gummy-bear-shaped marijuana edible. This in itself might not sound remarkable — at this moment across the entertainment industry, a not-insignificant number of people are probably getting high and having similarly random conversations. They don’t have a medic in the next room in case anyone has a marijuana-related emergency (a panic attack, a coughing fit). And they don’t have thousands of people around the world watching them live on YouTube — many, if not most, stoned themselves. Some people dream of getting an Academy Award or singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl. Benson, 50, a stand-up comic who has carved a successful career around his boundless enthusiasm for marijuana, dreamed of hosting a talk show in which he and his celebrity guests could get really, really stoned. And for a little over a year, he’s been living out that dream with his weekly Web series, “Getting Doug with High.” Unlike conventional talk shows, full of prepared comedy bits and rehearsed anecdotes, “Getting Doug with High” — which has featured comedians, actors and filmmakers of varying degrees of fame as guests since its launch in the fall 2013 –is loose and free-form. There are a few recurring segments, like a discussion of pot-related current events, but Benson doesn’t always get around to them. (The only real rule is that guests must either state that they have a medical marijuana card orsign a legal waiver.) Under the influence, some of Benson’s guests get extremely talkative. Conversations wander with their own non-linear stoner logic — over 45 minutes, today’s topics will bounce from astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to texting and driving to obnoxious T-shirt slogans to nostalgia for old pornography. “Going off and telling random stories and jokes is welcomed,” Benson explained later, “just like in a pot circle at a party or in a smelly alley.” Think “The Dick Cavett Show” with bong hits and more giggling. Born and raised in San Diego, he didn’t try pot until he was in his late 20s. He took to it like a duck to water, though, and, defying the lazy-pothead stereotype, was soon balancing a busy comedy career with a level of marijuana intake that would render most people perpetually couch-bound. “Doug somehow has it all figured out,” said comedian Sarah Silverman, a longtime friend of Benson and a two-time guest on the show. “He can somehow smoke all the pot in the world and still be sharp as a tack. There are a handful of people like that, and I’m in awe of them.” In mid-2013, Daniel Kellison, a former producer of David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night talk shows, met with Benson to see if he was interested in doing an on-camera version of his film-centric comedy podcast “Doug Loves Movies.” Benson, though, had something different in mind. “I spitballed an idea, telling Daniel, ‘I want to do a talk show where we get high on camera and just see what happens,’” said the comic, who starred in the pro-pot 2007 documentary “Super High Me.” “I wanted to show people that weed smoking is fairly harmless and have some fun at the same time. He didn’t hesitate to say yes.” Kellison’s only real concern: Even in generally pot-tolerant Hollywood, getting celebrities who aren’t named Cheech Marin or Tommy Chong to partake in what is still a federal Schedule 1 drug on camera would be no easy feat. “It’s a different time – smoking pot isn’t that scandalous or shocking,” Kellison said.
“But any publicist worth their salt would probably discourage their talent from doing this show.” Still, since “Getting Doug with High” first aired on Kellison’s newly launched YouTube channel, Video Podcast Network, in October 2013, Benson has managed to wrangle an array of prominent guests, including Silverman, Kevin Smith, Margaret Cho, Jack Black – and, yes, Cheech and Chong. Silverman said she’s had no real hesitation about appearing on the show. “I don’t think twice, because I can’t seem to actually believe that anyone sits and watches people getting stoned,” she said. Who knew?” From the outset, “Getting Doug with High” has been a fairly stripped-down affair.
The commercials, which help cover the modest production budget, are mainly for pot-smoking paraphernalia, like a ketchup-bottle-shaped device called the Buddy Power Hitter. The show’s set — nicknamed “the spacement” — consists of a simple celestial backdrop, a small table piled with pipes and bongs (mostly Benson’s own) and a couple of chairs. Benson owns a stake in the rights to the show but, otherwise, does it for almost nothing.