174. Avicii, Zara Larsson, The Nice Guys, And Kevin Bacon!

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

Best Birthday Celebrations
April 23, 1616-2016 Starts A Year Of Celebrations!
Go Shakespeare! Go Shakespeare!

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Shakespeare Turns Four Hundred And Is Still Writing Great Works!
Don”t Miss The Shakespeare Show On PBS Or At Your Local Theater.

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The Shakepeare Show is a two and a half hour show featuring every star from the music stage, on screen, on the dance floor, and in the theater as they talk about their connections to Shakespeare, their performances with Shakespeare’s work, and the history/background for Shakespeare’s creations. Going from Helen Mirren’s point of view to your local rappers point of view was one of the many revealing and mind expanding segments of the show. We are hoping this show will be out in theaters again and then on DVD. We want to share The Shakespeare Show with our classrooms, family, and friends.

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Best Snack Of The Week
Stacy’s Pita Chips…You Will Crave No Other!
The Newest Taste Bud Temptation!

Debbie brought these chips in on our office’s Bring It In Thursday! Half of the office isn’t talking to her any more, the other half searches her desk any time she leaves it. These thin Pita bread wafers come in ten crunchy flavors. They are truly addicting. The office top four flavor choices are: (we tried all ten and Stacey’s Cheese Crisps):
1. Cinnamon
2. Spicy Hot Jalapeno
3. Cocoa
4. Salted Caramel
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Best Roll Down The Car Window And Sing Along Song!

As summer approaches, everyone is working on their car stereo playlist. If you like to turn your stereo to the maximum, here is a first top volume choice. Rachel Platten’s Fight Song is perfect for any turn up the volume and show off your car speaker’s power, especially if the car is an Uber convertible. Platten is a tailgating favorite, too!

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Best Office Comments! The Office Is Filled With Mensa Members!
The Next Two Comments Will Undeniably Prove It! Say Dah!

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Why do they call it a water cooler if it makes hot tea?

I am never going to the beach on a Saturday, again.
The roads are packed and everyone is driving the speed limit!

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2.  Movies…The Nice Guys! A Stumbling, Bumbling Comedy Thriller!
Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Kim Bassinger, and Angourie Rice!
The Hunt For Amelia And Too Many Murders! Six And Growing!

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You have had a great weekend, a really great weekend. Monday arrives and work destroys you mentally and physically! You have mentally screamed more than once during the trying day! Should you go home and stew or see *A Laugher at your local cinema? If your choice was A Laugher, then The Nice Guys are/is nearby.

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Russell Crowe is a You Did Something Wrong To Someone face smasher!
Ryan Gosling is a private detective that takes money from dementia stricken widows to look for their husbands. These are the same husbands that he sees on the widow’s living room mantel in a funeral urn. The widow tells Gosling (Holland March), when asked, that her husband has been gone since the funeral. The two are a perfect match for pratfalls, hijinks, shootings, pornography, and the search for Amelia, a movie keynote!

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Margaret Qualley is Amelia. Amelia and her boyfriend filmed an adult movie exposing wrongdoing in the automotive industry and big payoffs to everyone in government. Leaders in the car industry and government want to find and silence Amelia and all the film’s crew members. The body count gets higher as the two detectives (Gosling/Crowe) try to sort through leads to find Amelia.

Amelia is Kim Bassinger’s daughter. Kim is the head of The Justice Department. It is difficult to decide if she is trying to find and protect her daughter after hiring the dynamic duo or silence her. Angourie Rice (Holly March) is Gosling’s very young daughter. She will protect Gosling throughout the movie. She can’t be silenced!

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The Nice Guys did sneak into theaters with little fanfare. You should sneak them into your Movies I Need To See leather portfolio with a good deal of fanfare! *A Laugher by definition will make you laugh and groan! Guys does!

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3. Music…Avicii…What Is The Definition Of Remarkable?
Is One Billion Plays A Noteworthy Number?

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Tim Berling (age 26) is Avicii. He is the sixth fastest growing business in Europe. The Swedish songster, mixer, and DJ has collaborated with over 80 of the world’s best singers to write, produce, remix, or provide back-up for their multiple award winning songs. Nina Simon, Jon Bon Jovi, Cold Play, Wyclef Jean, and Green Day are just some of this twice Grammy Award nominated performer’s partners.

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The number one billion comes into play in this article when you begin listening to Avicii’s concert presentations. His lead song Wake Me Up has over one billion Internet plays. Even for the present day reach of the Internet and its music venues, this one billion number is astounding. If you laid a billion Wake Me Up records end to end, you could walk to the moon on them.

This column majors in exaggeration (The Preakness winner with an or), a writing class technique we perfected before we graduated and then happily rotated this skill to our Mad Magazine work. Avicii’s top ten songs and videos can be seen for free on You Tube. Watch his video for Wake Me Up and its we just want to be accepted mother-daughter theme before you explore a wide variety of his song titles and styles.
Join the rest of Europe and Enjoy! Enjoy!

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4. Movies…Kevin Bacon…The Darkness!
Philadelphia’s Own Whether In Six Degrees Of Separation, The Incredible Egg, Or His Newest Fright Flick!
64 Movies And Counting! Slow Down Kevin Bacon!

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If you have been in 64 movies it is no wonder that everything in Hollywood connects to you in the Kevin Bacon Game. We thank you Kevin Bacon that every time your name pops up in an article, it says Philadelphia born Kevin Bacon. In The Darkness, we are not sure if we should thank you for bringing back the most terrifying spirits in moviedom from your most recent family vacation. They are everywhere (bedrooms, halls, closets, kid’s psyche). They brand you like Mike Tyson’s face. That’s not good! At all!

We prefer to talk about your work on The Following, your dance scenes in Footloose, and the great work you are doing promoting eggs to everyone. Being in bed with a couple, holding a dish full of eggs, and playing your guitar might be just us scary to some people as The Darkness. We at Let’s Talk Philadelphia will continue to be your unwavering advocates in all your ventures. Go creative natives of Philadelphia!

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5. Music II…Zara Larsson…Too Young To Be This Smooth!
The Best Singer In Europe At Age Twelve? America Is Now!
Talag: Europe’s You Got Talent Says Yes!

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If you ever wanted to use the phrase burning up the airwaves, you should meet Zara Larsson. Zara is a Swedish singer, dancer, and songwriter. Zara won the 2008 Talag Show at age 12. It is Sweden’s version of our (USA) You Got Talent Show. Her performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last month has propelled her into the American mind set and the American music factory.

You can see her performance on NBC Rewatch or on You Tube.
These four songs and her album Never Forget You are great starters for enjoying Zara Larsson.
1. Never Forget You
2. Lush Life
3. Uncover
4. Rooftop

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6. Business…The Towel Shield…Young Entrepreneurs With A Great Product!
Let’s Talk Philadelphia Supporting Unique Business Initiatives!
Good Luck Steve And Zack…Your Story Follows!

  • Ugh, why do my friends get into my car after the beach and get it all sandy?
  • How do I load kids and the dog into the car after a muddy soccer or football game and keep the car’s inside from being destroyed?
  • What about car protection from a sweaty gym workout.
  • Wednesday is finger painting at preschool. Should I send a taxi to pick up the paint splattered kids?

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Steven Ginsberg and Zach Rubin have the answer to these four questions and more. Their award winning Towel Shield is simple to install, clean-up, carry, and store. It is worth investigating!

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Here is Steve and Zack’s product promo introducing their new product:
On No! This is what you are saying every time you go to clean up your car. What would you say if we told you the answer is right around the corner? Thanks to two young entrepreneurs from West Palm Beach, you don’t have to be mad at your children, the dog, and friends for making your car dirty. The Towel Shield will not only keep your seats safe and protected, but it will, also, revolutionize the towel industry. You may ask yourself, “What is The Towel Shield and why can’t I just use a regular towel to stop all of the water, sweat, and sand from seeping into my seats?” The Towel Shield is a hooded towel that goes over the headrest of your car, adhering it in place. It’s easy application, machine wash-ability, and ability to fold into a personal tote bag gives it the advantage over a regular towel. You won’t go another day with worrying about having dirty seats and a dirty car!

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Steven Ginsberg and Zach Rubin (stevenbradleyginsberg@gmail.com), the Co-Founders of The Towel Shield were able to solve a problem in the marketplace. Graduates from the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, they have achieved valuable knowledge regarding the formation of their business. Coming away winning runner up in a local competition along with a $1,500 cash prize has really propelled them on their way. With their extremely hard work ethic, they are bound to succeed with this business. Soon multiple colorways will be available for The Towel Shield. Down the road, they hope to see it on store shelves. It is their goal to one day, be on Shark Tank striking a deal with Mark Cuban. Email Steve and Zach with your order or to discuss or finance their new product. Beating Mark Cuban to their product would be a great steal!

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7. Free Advertising Space…Why Not Feature Your Ideas On This Column?
Even Shakespeare Sent In Items For This Issue!

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.



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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