173. Hitler, Julia Roberts, Eye In The Sky, The Meddler!

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1. Let’s Talk Philadelphia’s Best Of The Week!

Best Business Slogan…We Finish What Your Husband Started!
Thought Provoking, Snappy, And To The Point! You’re Hired!

Repair trucks everywhere from carpenters to plumbers to electricians have this slogan written across their bow. T-shirt companies everywhere are finding that these t-shirts and those with a take-off of the slogan are now best sellers at work or in the home. We finish the chocolate chip cookies that momma started is a good take-off example. Slogan t-shirts are a big business. Send us your best ideas, so we can make money from them.

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Best Dating Advice…Is Hand Holding The Answer?

Couples that hold hands stay together 70% longer than couples that do not hold hands.

Married couples that hold hands have 40% more children than those that do not hold hands. We are not sure whether this is good or bad news. Esther, with five children, is no longer holding hands with her husband Dierck. She says she has, finally, found out where her babies are coming from. Sorry, Mrs. Talada for ending a sentence with a preposition. We were trying to make a point with the language everyone uses.

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Best Wedding Songs…For June Couples And More!

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Slow Song…Whenever You Remember…Carrie Underwood!

The song talks about all things a couple will remember from first meeting, to dating, to the wedding, and then things in the bridal couple’s future. WYR is a great listen for any music lover. Whenever You Remember, also, tells the story about the importance of always being there in a relationships.

Fast Song…Some Hearts…Carrie Underwood!

Is finding the right person fate or luck? In either instance, the lyrics of Some Hearts stress how lucky the wedding couple were to find each other. Both songs are from an earlier album (2006) of Carrie Underwood’s called Some Hearts. See if you agree with our selections before watching the hundred best wedding songs and dances on You Tube and other Internet channels. The 100 dance with music scenes are a great night of entertainment while sitting in bed or in the television room.

Best Internet Site…Hollywire…A Sign-up Will Bring You Everything In The Entertainment Industry! And Chelsea Briggs!

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Hollywire features short video snippets of every entertainment topic. The Wire brings you up-to-date with what is happening in movies, music, theater, and television. We like Chelsea Briggs’ one minute round-up on music each week. Ms. Briggs always comes up some little bit of unknown information and some very unique features.

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This week Chelsea shows the writing side of young Meghan Trainor. Before becoming a superstar, Trainor wrote hit and award winning songs for everyone from Rascal Flats to Jennifer Lopez. Eight of these songs that Trainor wrote were featured and reviewed by Hollywire. If you are looking for a graduation present for your son or daughter, two tickets to a Meghan Trainor concert would put you in really great parent land!

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The New York Times Morning Briefing and The Skimm finished second and third on our Internet’s Best List for this week. The Times Briefing is straight forward with the news and The Daily Skimm presents the news in somewhat left of center manner. Both sites are speedy up-dates of everything important. Sign-up is easy for the two!

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2. Movies…The Meddler…Susan Sarandon, Rose Bryne, and J. K. Simmons.
A Movie That Defines The Mother-Daughter Dynamic! Sometimes Well Defined And Sometimes Not So Well Defined! J. K. Is Susan’s Love Interest!

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If you are going to see Susan Sarandon’s new movie, The Meddler, please remember to bring your phone. You will need to call your mother as soon as you leave the theater. You won’t be telling your mother how much you love her. You will be reminding her not to come over and interfere with everyone and every thing in your life.

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This award winning movie is written and directed by Lorene Scafaria. You wonder if we are seeing Scafaria’s life throughout the daughter-mother relationship she has so intricately crafted. The recently widowed Sarandon leaves New York with the money her husband left her to come to California and help her daughter. Jason Ritter (Jacob) has just left the daughter (Rose Bryne) and Rose’s new screenplay is in the works. Maybe?

While in California, Sarandon tries to help everyone that her daughter knows and doesn’t know: the boy in the Apple Store (college), a critically ill and speechless woman at the local hospital (find family), lesbian friends (get married again), and her daughter (reconnect with Jacob or connect with someone). She is driving her daughter crazy while making everyone else happy. You, as an audience member, will be pulled back and forth comparing whether you like or don’t like her actions. Then, of course, you will compare Sarandon in the movie to your mother.

Put mom on spend dial before coming into the movie. At movie’s end, tell her you love her, then tell her not to come over! Prepare to be slapped!

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3. Movies II…Eye In The Sky…The Drone Discussion Begins!
Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman And Decisions!

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If you live in the country or suburbs, every Saturday morning you leave your house and sort of duck on the way to the car. Drones are everywhere. Drones are the new skateboard and bicycle that every child and adult wants. Thanks to the Apple Store, Best Buys, Amazon and ten other distributors, it is not safe to leave your home or kiss your wife in front of a window. Everything in the neighborhood is now on amazingly clear video. The $300-$1000 price tag isn’t that bad, either. You are with three directions a world class pilot/navigator and an instant film maker. Someone Help Us!

Thanks for reading the lead-in. Now to the stories.

Scenario 1 (1942)…You are the head of a bazooka squad in World War II. Your commander has just told you that intelligence says Adolph Hitler, the monster that has, already, killed a million people throughout Europe, will be passing your position in his limousine. You are told to kill Hitler. As his car approaches, you see that Eva Braun and her twelve year old niece are, also, riding in the car. You tell your commander you can’t shoot and you will need General Eisenhower to sign off on killing innocent civilians.

Scenario 2 (2016)…You are Helen Mirren and have tracked three terrorists that have killed hundreds to a house in a residential African neighborhood. You have a hand held mini-drone inside the house watching everything and two drones (one attack, one camera) running low on fuel flying above the house. The three drones are sending you crisp pictures of all the comings and goings of the terror participants. The terrorists you have been hunting for months are now on your large, command head quarter’s screen.

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To make matters worse, you, also, see three men, in one of the rooms that is under surveillance, being outfitted with explosive vests. You (Helen Mirren) tell the firing drone, squad leader (Aaron Paul) to fire on the house. He says, he can’t, because there is a little girl jumping rope in front of the house. He says the prime minister will have to give him permission to fire. Alan Rickman, in the last movie before his death, is trying to coax his English superiors into agreeing with Helen Mirren.

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Eye In The Sky is, still, in many local theater, but it is, also, on pay for view and DVD. The should you shoot or should you not shoot discussion will surely begin at the dinner table or walk home from a friend’s house where you chipped in to see Eye In The Sky and this week’s heavyweight title fight.

Psychology classes always ask this question: You are Adolph Hitler’s fourth grade teacher. You know, when he grows up, he will destroy half of Europe and kill millions of people. Do you kill him and spend the rest of your life in jail! Your Answer Please!  

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4. Death By Tiger…The Shoot Or Don’t Shoot Discussion Continues In The Real World! A Palm Beach Zoo Cover-up! Or Not?

Scenario 1…Tiger Attacks Zookeeper Who Dedicated Her Life To Endangered Animals. Stacey Konwiser Is Dead At Age, 38.

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You are the head of the Palm Beach Garden’s Zoo tiger exhibit. Stacey Konwiser, known for years as the zoo’s Tiger Whisperer, has been bitten by a tiger and is bleeding and motionless on the ground as the tiger watches over its prey.

In one hand you have a gun and in the other hand you have a dart sedative shooter. Which one do you use?

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Scenario 2…Tiger Attacks Overly, Safety First ZooKeeper!

You are Stacey Konwiser’s father or husband. You have been called to the tiger area in the Palm Beach Garden’s Zoo where you daughter is bleeding out on the ground with a tiger over her. She has just been severely bitten by the tiger.

In one hand you have a gun and in the other hand you have a dart sedative shooter. Which one do you use?

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Unfortunately for Stacey, neither her father or husband were there. The thirty minutes it took to rescue her and sedate a tiger left Stacy Konwiser dead on arrival at the local hospital. Co-workers say she never would have been in an area that a tiger had free access to. The zoo said she was careless. Cover-up or no cover-up? How will your discussion of this tragedy go?

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5. Movies III…The Money Monster…No One Knows Where The Money Is!
The New Jodi Foster, George Clooney, and Julia Roberts Collaborative!
Jake O’Connell Wants Someone To Pay Or Explode! Or Both!

George Clooney is the theatrical master of a stock market television show. Billions of dollars fly across his screen every time he is in front a camera and the viewing audience. He tries to tell his audience how to make sense of all these crazy figures running across the bottom of the screen. Julia Roberts is his show director and frequently tries to rein his theatrics in and have him make more sense of finance to his audience. Jake O’ Connell wants to rein Clooney in with an explosives vest while Clooney’s show is on the air.

O’Connell has just lost his life savings from listening to Clooney and to what is being called a stock market glitch. No one seems to know how a glitch can lose 1 billion dollars. Clooney, while wearing his explosive vest, dispatches investigators all over the world to solve this conundrum. By doing this and running all over New York, Clooney thinks he can find the glitch and save himself and O’Connell. Save this movie for your next turbulent Saturday! Money Monster is an investment eye opener.

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Once again, a Wall Street movie shows that no one knows where the money goes. Money Monster leads the audience on a great chase which questions how safe their money can be and who really has the answers? Do you really know?

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6. Photography…Bobby Wummer, Jr. Takes Us On A Photography Excursion!
Featuring The Photographic Eye And More Of An Ex-Police Officer!

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Hey Tom,
We spoke last week and you said to send you a few photographs.  I put together a few different nature, landscape, sunsets, sunrises and some others.  I put them into a drop box link that you can access and go from there.  Here is my drop box link:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/m2z0pf4z6qi4z77/AAASqJurDomMyw9MIw9iJoT7a?dl=0

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My name is Bobby Wummer Jr. and I am a retired police officer from the city of Palm Beach Gardens where I served for thirty years.  I started my police career in 1984, and did twenty of those years in the police canine unit. I had a heart attack a few years ago and retired shortly after that.  The doc said to take up something less stressful so I taught myself photography.  I am a Cannon shooter and have since fallen head over heels with this hobby.  I love nature and just about any and all photography.  I love to chase night time storms and capture dramatic lightning pictures.

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I am on Facebook listed under Bobby Wummer Photography where I have picked up quite a following of fans. I hope that you may be able to use this and would love to hear back from you.
Thanks again so much in advance,
Bobby Wummer

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Bobby…Hope our Let’s Talk Philadelphia readers explore all your creative work. Your animal photographs were some of my favorites. Thanks for taking the time to share your expertise and new passion…Tom

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7. Free Advertising Space…Why Not Feature Your Ideas On A Column That Goes Out To Six Thousand People? The Nuns At St. Theresa’s Will Surely Enjoy Your Contributions.

Do you have a topic that can be featured on this column or can you contribute two creative paragraphs on your favorite movies, books, comics, art, music, gaming, educational news, travel sites, or more for our column? Don’t be afraid to let your creative self fly into any area except politics and religion. We do not go there!

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Your ideas, creative column contributions, and future column suggestions should be sent to Tom Palumbo at tjpalumbo@aol.com. Please send a photo or two with your two-paragraph contribution. We’d love to display your art and photography in a personal section, as well as, throughout the Let’s Talk Philadelphia’s discussions. Thank you for adding your work and expertise to this column! Your varied ideas, experiences, products, and insights will surely bring a larger audience to the column and make the column’s content more interesting and far reaching. We hope you like the insights and contributions of dozens of readers from throughout five continents.

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About tjpalumbo

Tom Palumbo is a nationally known and award winning author, teacher, technology designer, administrator, and grant writer. He has taught for thirty-five years in preschool through 12th grade classrooms throughout the quad state area. His ideas have made a difference in the way thousands of teachers, parents, and children read, write, do mathematics, use technology, and think creatively and critically. Tom’s twenty books on reading, writing, critical thinking, and mathematics have won four national book awards. 5,000 teachers and home schooling parents have matriculated through his graduate courses/lectures. 12,000 have signed up for his website. As Director of Pennsylvania’s Parent Information Center and New Jersey’s Citizen’s For Better Schools Resource Center, Tom received over two hundred commendations for his presentations to thousands of teachers, parents, and administrators throughout the Florida, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland area. Workshop participants receive idea loaded CD’s, access to hundreds of videos, PowerPoints, curriculum links, games, and lessons on his website, and an activity booklet filled with common core curriculum in line with local, state, and national standards. Instruction, on each of these resources, is presented during his presentation. Mr. Palumbo has over two hundred learning centers, bulletin boards, and project developers in reading, writing, poetry, literature, and math in make-it/take it item format that can, also, be part of any workshop program. Call or email Tom to set up a workshop for your organization. Tom Palumbo tjpalumbo@aol.com 215-262-9986 aimtjp.wikispaces.com
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One Response to 173. Hitler, Julia Roberts, Eye In The Sky, The Meddler!

  1. Jennifer Witterick says:

    Love the photos!! Especially of the little cutie!!


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