212. Queen, Redford, Hypnotic Eyes, Frankenstein, Rock And Roll, And Heintzelman Networking!!!



1. Let’s Talk Philadelphia’s Call-out For Articles And New Ideas!
Join The Discussion With A Unique Idea Or A Creative Project!

Let’s Talk Philadelphia, now, has 26,100 followers on LinkedIn. This is an eleven hundred follower increase since last month’s column. Your submitted project and work ideas will reach a large international audience. Please, join the yearlong celebration of outstanding writing, art, photography, businesses, and creative discussion by contributing a story, book review, movie critique, art piece, award notice, your photography, a challenging game, business tidbit, multimedia overview, travel tip, or theater write-up that world-wide readers will enjoy. Your ideas make us look better and should be sent to: Tom Palumbo at tjpalumbo@aol.com. Please send six photos with your two-paragraph description of your work. Please look at past column contributors to see how the wrote up their books, businesses, vocations, and avocations. Remember to include the links where you and your idea can be found. Thank you!


2. Let’s Talk Philadelphia Features Robert Redford And Bank Robberies!
The Old Man And The Gun! The Forrest Tucker Story!
Who Is America’s Most Notorious Bank Robber?!


If you were rating bank robbers, would you rate them on the number of banks they robbed or by the amount of money their bank robberies accumulated? Carl Gugasian is the American leader in bank robberies with fifty. His take was 3 million dollars. Forrest Tucker’s criminal record includes 35 banks robbed, 4 million dollars taken, and 15 successful prison escapes. Tucker was still robbing banks in his retirement community’s town at age 79…four of them! He died in prison in 2004.



Robert Redford (age 82) decided to make the 79 year old Forrest Tucker his last story as Redford announced his retirement from movies in June. Redford brought Sissy Spacek (girlfriend), Casey Affleck (FBI agent), and Danny Glover (fellow robber) along for Redford’s and Forrest Tucker’s final ride.


The movie is not a guns a-blazing treat that will play at your local giant Cineplex. You will find it at your local art house. It is unique to see Redford play old and slow with the same aplomb he has previously played suave and dashing. Why not join Redford and a stellar cast on a quiet evening for his final hurrah!


3. Let’s Talk Philadelphia’s Must See Film Of The Month!
Bohemian Rhapsody! The Story Of The Rock Band Queen!
This Movie Will Rock You! Body And Soul Rock You!
Give Rami Malek The Academy Award! Now!
Catch Malek In His Second Year As A Cyber Expert On I, Robot!


Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bomi Bulsara in 1946 on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. He was sent to a private school in India for nine years before joining his parents in England in 1964. In 1969, Mercury graduated from the Ealing College of Art. He loved art and hung around with a classmate, Tim Staffell, who played in a band called Smile. Brian May and Roger Taylor were, also, Staffell’s band mates.


Tim Staffell left the band in 1970 and Freddie Mercury became their lead singer. He, immediately, changed the band’s name to Queen and rock history was to begin. John Deacon joined them in 1971. Until Mercury’s death from AIDS in 1991 Queen was only second to the Beatles in music history album and song production. Queen numbered 25 in all time top ten songs, while the Beatles had 27.


With three hundred million (300,000,000) albums sold 20,000 British Broadcast Company listeners recently voted Queen the greatest English band of all time over the Beatles. The new movie Bohemian Rhapsody, opening this week, will greatly increase their album and single sales.


Freddie Mercury stated that the song Bohemian Rhapsody was the story of an artist’s struggle with his fantasies. The movie Bohemian Rhapsody is that and the struggle to be different, to make your art, in this case music, known. Rami Malek is extraordinary as Freddie Mercury. He lipped synced the songs with the help of two other singers. This, however, didn’t take away from his performance of showing the struggles Mercury had with his music and sexuality. Lucy Boynton plays Mercury’s wife and greatest fan. She married him and, then, had to watched him cavort with the men who eventually gave him AIDS. The struggles with his band mates and music producers to be heard were epic, also.


The music in Rhapsody is outstanding, as you would expect, even if you are not a Queen or rock and roll fan. The movie’s soundtrack is composed of only original songs sung by Queen. Nothing is from the movies lip synced format. Visit You Tube and see 10’s of choirs from throughout the world singing Queen’s songs in the most creative ways. Our favorite is a Green Day concert where 125,000 audience members are spontaneously singing Queen songs before the concert and everyone knows the words. Here is the must see link (www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZnBNuqqz5g). Paste it in your address bar!


Queen just completed a 65 city world tour (US, Europe, and Asia) in June 2018. Adam Lambert took the role as lead singer joining Brian May and Roger Taylor. A side note is that Adam Lambert sang Queen for his American Idol audition. This audition and Lambert with Queen in a James Corden show’s sing-off are worth a google search and listen.



4. Let’s Talk Philadelphia’s Television Picks Of The Week!
Maggie Q Is Worth The Watch! Netflix Features Her Twice!
Nikita And Designated Survivor Are Her Best Performance Vehicles!


Maggie Q (Margaret Denise Quigley) was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father was Polish and Irish and her mother was Vietnamese. At the age 40, she has appeared in over forty movies and television shows. Teenagers like her for her roles in the Divergent movie series. Our picks, where she really sparkles, are Nikita the espionage series (four years on the CW) and most recently on Designated Survivor (two years on ABC). The political drama, Designated Survivor, was just canceled by ABC, but picked up for a third season of ten episodes by Netflix and Entertainment One who hold the distribution rights to the show. In both series she knows how to kick asterisks and take no prisoners.


Netflix now features the four seasons of Nikita and the two seasons of Designated Survivor. Start with Designated Survivor, as Maggie Q searches for the terrorists that killed the whole congress and the President in one horrific bombing. The perpetrators are closer than she expects. We were chastised last year for not including Maggie Q in the write-up with Kiefer Sutherland (the new President), Natascha McElhone (his wife), and Kal Penn (his press secretary) when the show opened. Maggie does seem to spend more time on screen than all the leads put together.



5. Let’s Talk Philadelphia’s Hypnotic Eyes Contest’s Tenth Year!
Does Green Beat Blue Every Time?! Or Does Piercing Black Win Out?!
This Issue The Women Will Reign Supreme! Next Issue Men Then Babies!


For the past ten years, work in the office has taken a terrible hit when it is time for our once a year Fascinating Eyes Contest. Each year we have formatted and rearranged the contest to search for:
a. Green eyes…red hair/Last year’s search
b. Mesmerizing eyes
c. Exotic eyes
d. Outfit and eyes


e. Eyes and shoes was suggested then laughed at heartily
f. Earring enhanced eyes
g. Parent and child matching eyes
h. Exhilarating eyes and so on as you can see!


If you need help in deciding who might garner your vote, the Style Craze column gives you thirty possibilities for your vote (www.stylecraze.com/articles/5-most-beautiful-eyes-in-the-world/#gref). Some of their suggestions have made it into our present and past exotic eyes’ pool. Please get your selections in by the end of the month, so we can give Let’s Talk Philadelphia the Look of the Month that you painstakingly researched for its contest. Don’t give us handbags and eyes, please! It, too, was suggested!


6. Let’s Talk Philadelphia Is A Rock And Roll Office!
Is Rock And Roll Dead? Rock And Roll Is Far From Dead!

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Music Continues To Be A Great Voice For The Love Struck And More!

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The scintillating discussions (often followed by major research) around the jukebox this week had two very big topics. Gene Simmons of Kiss generated the first topic of debate.

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Simmons committed music blasphemy by saying “rock and roll is dead”. His statement was part of an article in Esquire Magazine. Maybe there isn’t any ‘rock and roll’ in the bubble that Gene Simmons inhabits.

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Queen, The Foo Fighters and Green Day quickly responded to this irreverence with sold out shows around the world, especially three sold out (150,000) shows in a row at Wembley Stadium and a major appearances on the new season of Saturday Night Live (SNL). The Foo Fighters, also, reminded everyone in an interview that every year for the last sixty years someone has said that rock and roll is dead.

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Here are our Rock and Roll Research Facts:
A). Seventy five percent (75%) of the Sirius stations that have musical venues play rock and roll
B). The Elvis Presley Channel is the most listened to channel on music radio
C). Seventy percent (70%) of the songs on the top 100 are rock and roll featuring the same percentage of groups and recording artists
D). The top five all time in record sales are rock and roll performing groups or singers
E). Joe DiMaggio said it isn’t so a number of times
So take that and Kiss-off Gene Simmons!

7. Let’s Talk Philadelphia Knows A Thing Or Two About Dracula!
Catch The Television Re-watch On Your On Demand Channels!
Dracula Does Have Some Bit In It! Sorry For The Often Used Pun!


It is enticing, hypnotic, mysterious, thought provoking, and splendidly cast. Jonathan Rhys Meyers is Dracula in NBC’s special re-watch series. As Alexander Grayson, an American industrialist, he has invented wireless light and has brought it to England. This business guise will help him as he makes war on the Order of the Dragon. The Order has been killing peasants, gypsies, vampires, and every other group it dislikes in Europe for over five hundred years.

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Long forgotten members of this group thought they silver-staked and entombed Myers’ Dracula forever. The Dragon group’s present membership, in this 1896 time-stamped story, rules industrial England. Revenge served cold seems to rule the story. It was dished out an inordinate number of times in this first chapter of this well-done bloodletting saga.

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While battling past enemies, the Order and anti-American resentment in England, Dracula, also, has to match wits with a multifamily establishment of vampires that has been living and feeding in London for years. Dracula and these families are both experts in keeping their insatiable and unquenchable thirst for blood hidden.

Jessica de Gouw from the Arrow television series is Dracula’s love interest. Dracula thinks she is a re-embodiment of his past wife. As Mina Murray, a blood squeamish medical student, it is everyone’s guess that she will soon be getting over her blood issues. Bram Stoker’s original book might give you added insights about Vampiredom, if you haven’t read it yet.


8. Lets Talk Philadelphia Now Knows Networking!
Our Thanks To Lisa L. Heintzelman!
Her Ideas Will Help You Make More Connections!
Her Ideas Will Streamline Your Networking!

Lisa’s Share Follows:



How are you investing your time and energy in networking to achieve the results YOU desire?  It’s essential to identify your purpose for networking based upon your business goals and competitive edge.  To effectively grow your business, your networking must be consistent, strategic, focused, and measured.  How are you introducing yourself at networking events?   Before people will buy from you, they must buy you.  They must trust you and have confidence in your ability to deliver. We do business with people we know, like, and trust!  As you share your 30-second Commercial be sure to focus on “WHY” do you do what you do, the problems you solve, and value you bring!


In an effort to enhance networking results, I have launched a “Maximizing Your 30-Second Commercial” online workshop through MyQuest. It’s a tool to create and maximize your introduction to develop relationships and drive sales success.  Maybe it would be of value to you, your clients, or your networking partners. Here’s the link for more information – https://app.myquest.co/quest/maximizing_your_30_second_commercial.html  

Work Smart . . . Achieve Results . . . Celebrate Often!    

Lisa L. Heintzelman, M.Ed.
President, Illuminations Consulting
Partner, Potato Coop
4661 N. Progress Ave.
Harrisburg, PA  17110

https://app.myquest.co/quest/maximizing_your_30_second_commercial.html https://thepotatocoop.com www.linkedin.com/in/lisaheintzelman www.facebook.com/illuminationsconsulting



9. Let’s Talk Philadelphia’s Annual Salute To Halloween!
Building A Frankenstein Monster! One Body Part At A Time!
This Is A Great Family Or Classroom Activity!


Can you picture the poor teacher that has Frankenstein (you know the monster made with assorted body parts…Mary Shelley’s adopted son) in his or her class? His teacher knows Frankenstein is looking for more body parts, but at the same time, the teacher is responsible for teaching reading and mathematics to him.


The activity you are about to do is the same activity this teacher designed to keep Frankenstein’s attention. Frankenstein had fourteen correct on this challenge. He almost collected a whole body. See how many body pieces you can collect. You must immediately draw the body part. The clue (Column A) will give you a clue word (Column B) that contains a body part (Column C). Underline the body part and record what fraction (Column D) of your whole word is made up of that body part. Good luck fiendish people in building your monster. Hope you do better than Frankenstein did!


Clue                  Clue’s Answer Word      Body Part Body Part Over Word Fraction

  1. Clogged sink fixer         plunger                lung                4/7
  2. Opposite of later ____________ ____________ ____________
  3. Form of pearl jewelry ____________ ____________ ____________
  4. Soil color ____________ ____________ ____________
  5. Tea pot part ____________ ____________ ____________
  6. Boat synonym ____________ ____________ ____________
  7. Answering’s opposite ____________ ____________ ____________
  8. Slow creature ____________ ____________ ____________
  9. Manning’s/Brady’s sport ____________ ____________ ____________
  10. Dear Sir: is a ____________ ____________ ____________        
  11. A mass of bees ____________ ____________ ____________
  12. Condition of icy road ____________ ____________ ____________
  13. Large cooking fireplace ____hearth___ __heart______ _____5/6____
  14. A diamond’s key features ____________ ____________ ____________
  15. Exchanging ____________ _____________ ____________
  16. Prayer position ____________ _____________ ____________
  17. Movie candies __ bears ____________ _____________ _____________
  18. February follower ____________ _____________ _____________
  19. Newborn’s bed ____________ _____________ _____________
  20. Type of beans __kidney____ ___kidney____ _____6/6______

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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