192. Brad Pitt, Free Money, Eurovision Music 2017, And Cameron Diaz!


The Best Of Let’s Talk Philadelphia!


1. The Best Questions Of The Week!
Why Did Brad Pitt’s New Movie Go Directly To Netflix?
Does Brad Pitt Do Military Satire? Well? Medium? Medium Rare?
Will Pitt’s War Machine Movie Enlighten Us On The Afghanistan Conflict?

The 1984 movie Ghostbusters put the catchphrase Who You Gonna Call on millions of lips and millions of pieces of paraphernalia from t-shirts to coffee cups to cell phone covers. The two Ghostbuster movies of 2016 have brought the phrase back into the minds of a new generation of movie viewers and catchphrase users.


In the 1991 movie Thelma and Louise, Susan Saradon and Geena Davis needed a hot male body to ride along with them while fleeing the police…
Who You Gonna Call…Brad Pitt.


In 2001, 2004, and 2007 Oceans 11-13 movies, George Clooney needed someone brilliant and suave to help him pull off a series of multi-million dollar casino and art heists…
Who You Gonna CallBrad Pitt.


In the 2004 movie Troy, King Menelaus needed someone to rescue his wife Helen and lead an armada of a thousand ships to recapture her from Paris
Who You Gonna CallBrad Pitt.


In the 2014 movie Fury, General Patton needed a tank crew commander and his men to win the war (hold a strategic crossroads…we like to exaggerate)…
Who You Gonna Call…Brad Pitt.


In the 2017 movie War Machine (Netflix) based on the book Operators by Michael Hastings, we thought, using our Who You Gonna Call theme, Brad Pitt was the perfect choice to play General Stanley McChrystal and clean up the mess in Afghanistan. Ben Kingsley, Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Tilda Swinton, and thousands of soldiers would assist him in this endeavor. Pitt would model his fight after the War Machine character in Marvel comic books to start.
…Then director David Michod and political satire appeared with little shooting!
Who You Gonna CallLet’s Talk Philadelphia with your opinion.



2. The Best Music Of The Week!
Eurovision 2017 Rocks Four Continents!
Twenty Hours Of Great Listening To The Best In Music From Abroad!

Every year we talk about the International Eurovision Best of Music Song Contest as the best music on four continents…thinking it won’t get any better. …Then the next year comes along and the songwriting and performances are even more spectacular.


The Eurovision (1956) Song Contest in the longest running television show and music contest in history. The show’s six hundred million (2017) viewers make it the top non-sports television program of all time. Ireland leads with seven all time wins. Portugal contributed this year’s winner, (a first for the country), Salvadore Sobral. Salvadore received the highest score in the history of the show. Sobral’s scores were higher than former winners ABBA (1974, Sweden) and Celine Dion (1988, Switzerland).


When you go to the Eurovision 2017 Internet site, you can click on a musical vignette of the performances from all 43 countries, then pick the countries you want to explore further. You can, also, go to any country (see semi-final graphic above) and click on that country’s full performance if you are not vignette challenged.


Our office back and forth musical debate was intense. We chose France over Portugal with Alma’s rendition of Requiem sung in French and English. The singing was award winning! The dancing up the sides of famous monuments in Paris was breathtaking.


Every performance from Lys Assia’s first win in 1956 with Refrain can, also, be seen in a continuous snippet. It is a musical tour de force watching the songs and outfits change from black and white to color over the 60 years of the contest. The last place loser’s video is just as interesting historically and musically.




3. The Best Free Money Of The Week!
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4. The Best On Your On Demand Channel!
Cameron Diaz Knows How To Make Grown Men And Women Laugh And Cry!
Cameron Diaz Likes Her Money And Her Women Friends!

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Cameron Diaz, at 100 million dollars in salaries, is one of Hollywood’s richest movie stars. She tops all movie stars over forty in earnings and a host of movie youngsters like Jennifer Lawrence and Kristin Stewart, as well.


Cameron’s two new On Demand movies The Other Women and Sex Tape will be adding to her monetary treasure chest. The first movie is The Other Women with Leslie Mann and supermodel Kate Upton. The women are a mismatched trio in the movie and in real life. They have appeared on every major and minor television show to promote this comedic romp. Diaz knows how to promote her movies. The movie’s theme revolves around the three of them and their elaborate campaign to give Nick Waldau, Mann’s husband, pay-back for his philandering. Their chance meetings were just as funny as their plot features. Don Johnson, from Miami Vice of old, adds to the couple-ness in a small, wish he did more, part.

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In Sex Tape, a very R rated movie, the tape she and her husband make inadvertently goes viral. We can fill in the pieces, about parents, family, work colleagues, and friends seeing their video masterpiece. She and Jason Segel will probably be making Sex Tape II next year if the preview laughs extend throughout the whole movie.


5. Here Is Let’s Talk Philadelphia’s Weekly Call-Out For Articles!
We Can Help To Introduce/Feature Your Next Business Project!


Now that you are about to formulate your summer vacation plans, do you have a summer destination we should feature in this column? Please don’t keep it a secret! How about sharing your newfound travel destination with our worldwide reading audience? Do you have a topic that can be featured on this column or can you contribute two creative paragraphs and some photos on your favorite movies, books, comics, art, music, gaming, educational news, museums, business, or more for our column? Don’t be afraid to let your creative self zoom into any area except politics and religion. We do not go there!


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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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