Saturday, January 7, 2017

Favorite Finds

Now that we are a few weeks into the new year, you may have thought all of the year end wrap-up type lists were over. Not yet. This week we are getting nostalgic: 
  • The Obamas’ last week in the White House- This week we close yet another
    chapter of our nation’s history, as the Obamas pack up their things. In the thankful and silly tone she does best, Ellen DeGeneres shared this video looking back over the last eight years.
  • The past year in pop culture- Speaking of Ellen, the People’s Choice Awards were broadcast this past week where the fans voted on their favorite movies, TV, and pop culture moments of the past year. Ellen took home 3 awards (Daytime TV Host, Favorite Comedic Collaboration and Favorite Animated Movie Voice for Finding Dory) giving her 20 over her lifetime, the most in history for these awards. That is quite the accolade, but may not beat the Medal of Freedom she was awarded this year as well…
  • Tunes from 2007- Let’s look back at pop culture further than the last year—back 10 years! Buzzfeed posted a list of songs turning 10 in 2017. It may be rainy in Chicago this week, but we can stay dry under our umberella-ella-ella-ay-ay-ay.
  • Looking back on the world of Pixar- Feeling nostalgic yet? Let’s take it back even further to when Pixar released Toy Story back in 1995. The Grand Unified Theory of Pixar Movies has been around for many years, in which eagle-eyed Pixar fans noticed easter eggs connecting Pixar movies together. This theory combining all Pixar films was popular, but never confirmed…until now.
  • Born in 1922 – Some people may start feeling old after looking at these articles, but you know who is feeling as young as ever? Betty White! The golden girl turned 95 this past week and is still shining like a star.

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