Jodi’s Friday Favorite
Teen Makes ‘Sit With Us’ App That Helps Students Find Lunch Buddies
“Sit With Us” helps students who have difficulty finding a place to sit locate a welcoming group in the lunchroom. The app allows students to designate themselves as “ambassadors,” thereby inviting others to join them. Ambassadors can then post “open lunch” events, which signal to anyone seeking company that they’re invited to join the ambassadors’ table. CLICK HERE to learn how the 16-year-old student came up with the app.
Sam’s Friday Favorite
Announcer narrates drunk fan running on field in Rams-49ers game
Sports radio announcer Kevin Harlan has had a career filled with big games, events and calls. But Monday night’s boring, lopsided 28-0 49ers victory over the Rams may have included the best Harlan call of them all. CLICK HERE for more.
Kevin Harlan with the greatest radio call of all-time pic.twitter.com/nn5DEZdE7V
— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) September 13, 2016
Jodi’s Hollywood Outsiders
Who Will Win at the 2016 Emmys? Cast Your Vote!
Game of Thrones is set to rule the Emmys again. HBO’s fantasy hit scored 23 nominations, including its most acting nods ever, and the show’s stars are understandably thrilled. Do you think “Game of Thrones” will win best drama once again in the primetime awards? Or do you think a newcomer like “Mr. Robot” could pull off an upset? Will a vet like “Modern Family” or “Veep” take home the top comedy prize? Cast your vote below! CLICK HERE to cast your vote and compare your predictions.
Adele to quit touring for 10 years to focus on raising son, may consider Las Vegas residency
“Rumbor has it” the British pop powerhouse will hang up her touring hat for a whopping 10 years to focus on raising her three-year-old son after her current global tour wraps in November, The Sun reports. “Angelo is the number one priority for Adele. He is the most important thing in her life,” an insider told the UK tabloid. “She has brought him everywhere with her on tour but as he is starting school next year, he won’t be able to join her anymore.” CLICK HERE for more.
Prince Tribute: Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, Chaka Khan Lead Lineup
An impressive collection of Prince‘s friends and famous fans will pay tribute to the late artist at an all-star concert in St. Paul, Minnesota next month. Stevie Wonder, Christian Aguilera, Chaka Khan, John Mayer, Tori Kelly, Morris Day and the Time are all confirmed to perform at what’s being billed as “The Official Prince Tribute.” The show will be held at the Xcel Energy Center on October 13th. CLICK HERE for more.
Bloodline to End After Season 3
The streaming service renewed the family drama in July, but the 10-episode third season will be Bloodline’s last. Jodi is not happy about this. It’s one of her favorite Netflix originals. CLICK HERE for more,
Listen To A Preview Of Justin Timberlake’s “True Colors”
Next Friday (sep. 23), the Trolls soundtrack, featuring seven Justin Timberlake tracks, plus contributions from Ariana Grande, Gwen Stefani and Earth, Wind & Fire, will debut. CLICK HERE for more or listen to some of the tracks in the trailer below.
Bruno Mars’ New Album
The superstar’s dad, Pete Hernandez, said “Bruno has seven great new songs — I’ve heard ‘em — but the album should now be released in September or October, to qualify for next year’s Grammy Awards.” CLICK HERE to learn more.
Family Friendly Box Office Review
Below are the movies out in theaters this weekend and their ratings:
- Bridget Jones’s Baby – Rated R for language, sex references and some nudity
- Blair Witch – Rated R for language, terror and some disturbing images
- Snowden – Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity
Not-So-Serious Book Club
EVERY DAY THE SAME
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
Sam and Jodi both read this book and LOVED it. Check it out, HERE!
National Toy Hall of Fame names 2016 finalists
This year’s 12 finalists are:
Bubble Wrap. Created by accident in 1957 by two engineers who were attempting to develop a new kind of wallpaper.
Care Bears. Began as a line of greeting cards in the early 1980s but evolved into a brand whose bears star in storybooks, television shows and games.
Coloring Book. New York printer McLoughlin Brothers is credited with inventing the books that have enjoyed renewed popularity lately thanks to adult-oriented versions featuring complex designs.
Clue. The game that invites players to solve a murder remains a best-seller nearly 70 years after its release.
Dungeons & Dragons. The 1970s role-playing game featuring imaginary worlds of magic and monsters influenced today’s computer game industry.
Fisher-Price Little People. A wooden version first rode the Safety School Bus in 1959. The brightly painted figures were given arms and legs in the 1990s.
Nerf. The foam balls safe enough to throw indoors were first produced in the 1960s.
Pinball. The machines have long been a mainstay at bars, amusement parks and arcades, with players using flippers to launch steel balls through mazes.
Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots. Competitors throw mechanical punches in an effort to knock the block off of their opponent’s boxer.
Swing. Found in ancient cave drawings in Europe and ceramic vases from Greece — and in playgrounds and backyards everywhere.
Transformers. Hasbro’s shape-changing action figures are featured in comic books, games, breakfast cereal and movies, the latest of which is due out in June.
Uno. The 1971 game where players dispose of the cards in their hands has sold steadily for more than four decades.
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