September 7, 2012
The Weeklies #227
The Weekly Event. School started! Mia began her second grade year while Owen started his second year of preschool. Amazing.
Weekly Most Valuable Utensil. Red Solo Cup. I'll Fill You Up. And Have a party. Because we have no kitchen or ability to wash anything.
The Weekly TV Addiction. Have you watched The Booth At The End? If not, you really should. Now, it's only available on Hulu but its totally worth finding it. Why? Other folks have summarized it the best but I can say that what started out as a curiosity turned into something of an obsession. What's more surprising is the fact that nearly nothing happens in the show. It just proves the power of good writing and good acting.
The Weekly Read. The Last Kind Words by Tom Piccirilli might top by list of best books of the summer. It's most accurately described as a family saga but the family is a pretty interesting one, full of criminals, one of whom is on death row and has one final request for his estranged brother. To say more would ruin the story. Suffice it to say, this is an excellent book. I was thrilled to hear Piccirilli is writing a sequel.
The Weekly Kick Ass Use Of Technology. Eric Whitacre just might be one of my new favorite people. He's not a household name but he should be. He wrote of piece of music, conducted a virtual choir of 2,000 people, stitched the individual voices together and emerged with a stunning piece of music. Watch the story as presented at TED earlier this year. Prepare to be amazed.
The Weekly Speech. Not to take away anything from President Obama but Bill Clinton blew it out of the water on Wednesday night. What's even more amazing is that the fact checkers could find nothing wrong with it either.
The Weekly Product Review Hilarity. Have you seen the Amazon UK's product page for the new BIC pens for her? The reviews are perhaps the most hilarious the internet has ever seen.
The Weekly Question. Are you ready for fall? Or bummed that summer's over?Posted by Chris at September 7, 2012 7:53 AM