1. Let’s Talk Lily James…She Is The Everywhere Woman!
Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (Elizabeth Bennett)
War And Peace (Natasha Rostova)
Downton Abbey (Lady Rose MacClare)
If you are into binge viewing in the world of television and cinema, Lily James should be your next binge selection. She is finishing her last year on the multiple award winning Downton Abbey, starring in the eight episodes of War and Peace, fighting zombies with her four sisters in the new movie and English classic Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and dancing across your on demand re-watch screens in Cinderella.
Lily James (English schooled/27) is just as skilled with a knife, pistol, and sword as she is with a dinner napkin. She goes from sweet and frail on Downton Abbey to a woman you would want on your SEAL attack team in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. English Literature teachers are cringing as students are finally embracing Pride and Prejudice and the new and very different trials and tribulation of the five Bennett sisters as they are portrayed in the movie. Jane Austen probably would have reached a larger audience if she put zombies in the original P&P. It’s true! Sorry, Mrs. Talada our favorite literature teacher! Mrs. Talada and her teacher friends are, also, cowering as students quote Demi Moore (Hester Prynne) in The Scarlet Letter (1995). Hey! Both movies tell a great story and are a good watch for post Valentine’s Day viewing!
2. Let’s Talk Science And Cinema…Star Wars And Dark Matter!
Reviving The Space Race 2.05 Billion Viewers At A Time!
You joined your 200 million friends and viewed the new Star Wars 7 multiple times. You have unleashed BB-8 in your office to deliver the morning coffee and crash into clients that are less than nice. You now have this giant gap in your science-fiction dominated life until Star Wars 8 comes out. What to do, you say?
Try viewing the Dark Matter series on all your re-watch channels. It will excite your science fiction taste buds. Six strangers with numbers for names are fighting their way through space. Each crew member is trying to discover a past erased by an amnesia drug injected into their deep space pods. You will see segments in this space series from every series you’ve enjoyed in the past. Then, the series will take you one step further
Everything Star Wars has, this show has. The show’s evil doers, strange creatures, space battles, and new scientific discoveries rival Star Trek/Wars. The only thing missing is Harrison Ford. Ford, however, is busy suing everyone for the broken leg he suffered on the set of SW 7 when a space ship door closed on his leg prematurely.
Use your research engine to find the show or use the show’s URL to find anything you need to know about the series (www.syfy.com/darkmatter/cast/1). Star Wars has passed two billion dollars worldwide and Star Wars 8 is already in production. Hang on to your light sabres! Eight is nearer than you think!
3. Let’s Talk Philadelphia’s Quick Notes!
Theater…Dance Moms…California Tries To Top Pennsylvania!
Abby Lee Miller Will Whip You In Shape Or Else!
Dance Moms, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania product recently moved to California for better ratings, should win every television award in the categories of drama, tragedy, mystery, comedy, and musical. DMoms is a weekly war between moms, dance instructors, and students as young and older dancers prepare for local and regional dance contests. You will enjoy the weekly clashes and mind games as students perfect their skills. Dance Moms! Really! It is worth the TV Guide search for the channel that carries the show on your cable or dish service!
The Academy Awards…Good Luck Sylvester Stallone!
Philadelphia owes Sylvester Stallone a debt of gratitude for the millions of dollars he has put in local theater seats and the local tourism industry. His Best Supporting Actor Award win at the Golden Globes for the movie Steed will hopefully propel him to a win at this year’s Academy Awards. Bring home the Oscar Mr. Stallone as you have brought home victory after victory in the Rocky series.
Finance…The Internal Revenue Service Is Your Friend!
One of the largest IRS facilities in the United States is directly across the street from our school. When they call we listen. Wait a minute! They never call! It is scam season. Please hang up on anyone that calls you and says they have anything to do with the IRS or money you owe. It is not true and the IRS has a central number that will answer any of your questions. Don’t use the number their scam message says to call. Please!
Technology…Cell Phone Deaths Total One Hundred In The Last Two Years!
Extreme Cell Phone! If They Create It, An Idiot Will Come!
Extreme Cell Phone is the game that is killing creative cell phone users all over the world. Death totals in the local papers have to be low. In the ECP game you are challenged to take a selfie with a dangerous and high risk venture in the photo. Users have been killed by trains, cars, dangerous animals, and falls from buildings and mountains when creating a dangerous extreme. Our favorite (our apology for the insensitivity) is the two Russians who were killed photographing themselves with the pulled pin from a hand-grenade. Their cell phone picture survived the explosion. They didn’t.
The selfie stick gives users a false sense of distance and safety from danger. Who is next to join the stupid in your neighborhood? Warned is warned.
4. Cinema…The Free State Of Jones…Matthew McConaughey Battles!
1862-1922…A Small Part Of Mississippi Fights Back!
The most interesting trailer at your local theater and on your computer centers around Matthew McConaughey’s new movie The Free State of Jones. McConaughey plays, Newton Knight (1837-1922) a poor farmer fighting a war for the Confederate Army that would keep everyone slaves and indentured farmers. After watching friends and family being slaughtered in the Battle Of Corinth (1862), Mississippi he organizes slaves, free men, and indentured servants in Jones County, Mississippi to withdraw from the war. He and his followers would eventually have to battle the Confederacy.
Keri Russell (Serena) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Rachel) play his white and slave wives. His biracial family and the biracial community of Jones would fight this battle long after the Civil War was over. Knight had children with both wives and these children in turn had biracial marriages. He and his wife lived until the early 1920’s.
The movie was written and directed by Gary Ross. Victoria Bynum’s two books featured above (The Free State of Jones and The Long Shadow of the Civil War) will add to your knowledge of this time period. The books and movie will steer your research to the two Battles of Corinth and the strategic importance of this transportation crossroad. Blood will be shed in mass quantities in this movie. An interesting and intriguing story does emerge from the carnage.
5. Travel…Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains…Relish A Great Visit/Stay!
The Best Vacationing, Fishing, Boating And Hunting Destination In America!
A Great Place For The Whole Family In The Summer Or Winter!
Readers from St. Petersburg, Russia to Maine have sent us tourism information with lists of things to do and see in their town, city, state, and country. Here is the latest share from Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains’ Visitor’s Bureau.
A few months ago I met you and you offered me your business card and explained to me about the work you do. I am updating my 2016 travel and tourism contacts and I wanted to reach out to let you know I am going to include you in my Public Relation’s List.
I represent the Endless Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania (Susquehanna, Wyoming & Sullivan Counties) and I also do promotional work for the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon (Tioga County). Often times our tour packages begin on Route 6 in the Endless Mountains and take visitors as far west as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania.
Below are a few links to some of the attractions I represent just to give you a feel of what awaits a visitor in the Endless Mountains. In the future I will share blasts with you about upcoming events and tour ideas that you can share with your readers.
Old Mill Village Museum – New Milford – Offers tours of their collection of farm and industrial items throughout the year as well as themed events – http://www.oldmillvillage.org
Eagles Mere Museum & Shop – Eagles Mere – Seasonal museum featuring a unique train set depicting the history of the region – http://www.eaglesmeremuseum.com
Eagles Mere Air & Auto Museum – Eagles Mere – Antique planes & cars, open weekends and for tour groups – http://www.eaglesmereairmuseum.org
Mormon Monument & Priesthood Restoration Site – Oakland – History of the roots of Mormon faith in Northeast PA – http://www.lds.org/locations/priesthood-restoration-site?lang=eng
Tunkhannock Viaduct – Nicholson – 2,375 ft. long viaduct still used by trains, an Architectural Wonder of the World! – http://www.nicholsonheritage.org
Endless Mountains Nature Center – Tunkhannock – Conservancy & programs for kids and adults about nature – http://www.EndlessNature.org
Portal Institute – Susquehanna – Native American art collection, meditation center and annual Powwow – http://www.portal-found.com
Loch’s Maple & Fiber Mill – Springville – See maple produced and animal fibers spun into yarn! Annual Maple Festival each spring – http://www.lochsmaple.com
Creekside Gardens – Tunkhannock – feature the popular butterfly house as well as season events for families – http://www.creeksidegardens.com or Facebook: Creekside Gardens
Plus annual county fairs, events, shows and so much more to offer! http://www.EndlessMountains.org/Events
Sales & Product Development Consultant
Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau
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