Tag: entertainment

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American Kid

Red, white, blue AND baseball? Oh yes. Happy 4th of July from The Late Break! As per the usual, the firecrackers started a few nights ago in preparation for the big BOOM, downtown streets were closed off today for a patriotic parade, and tents have been set up all day along the lakefront park properties, saving their special spot for tonight’s…

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Doing Disney

Today was a monumental day, ladies and gentlemen. For the first time in all our combined years, Elton and I did Disney! Yes, that’s right, we’d never been before. It never really bothered me because I didn’t know what I was missing, but now I have to admit this lapse in my childhood is something I’ll need to take up…

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EMG!

By no means a brand, spanking new colloquialism, still our stumbling across this saying, more specifically, this pronunciation has caused more giggles and guffaws than is probably necessary. But it’s so hilarious! For your own hearing pleasure/confusion, I present: ERMAHGERD! This unconventional way of saying “Oh my god!” is just too weird and random not to be funny–unless of course…

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Birdman Takes Flight

Tonight was the 87th Academy Awards and last night by chance, Elton & I elected to watch one of the films that would claim, along with its crew, not one, but four Oscar Awards. Drumroll…incidentally drums were the key instrument featured in this film’s soundtrack, “Birdman,” directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Total awards collected include Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay, Best…

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What We’re Watching: Jane the Virgin

With the new year, spring in the air, and more energy than we’ve had in the last 4 months (hmm, not exactly fans of fall & winter apparently), we’re enjoying past times both old and new these days. Reading endeavors continue (see What I’m Reading), and so does our guilty pleasure of discovering new television series and binge-watching all available…

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Double Take

This past weekend, the Grammy’s offered not only awards for music industry stars, but also original productions of its own for audience enjoyment. While the musical performances are the first to come to mind when speaking of productions that revel riveted fans, they are not the only source of entertainment in a show like the Grammy’s. There are many more things to take…

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I Love Seattle MadLibs

One of my random treasures I spotted while waiting for my ill-fated passport photos to print yesterday was a book of Seattle-themed Madlibs. An odd, even ridiculous buy it would seem, which is spot on considering that is exactly what Madlibs are meant to be. And that’s why I love them! My first encounter with Madlibs was in grade school–someone…

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The Charlie Browniest

Without question one of my favorite childhood Christmas films was “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” written by Charles M. Schulz, and produced in 1965. Who knew that this short film would see as much fame as it has through the decades since. Nowadays, it has just the right retro feel to remain popular and on the list of classics (along with…