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Idealism sits in prison, chivalry fell on its sword

a37f4e6e4033f86b16cbe8027757cd14Everyone and their brother has probably heard of Hozier by now, right? Because of their track “Take Me To Church” which is absolutely incredible. But I need you to know. Like I really NEED you to know that the entire album is absolutely amazing.

Here are some of the lyrics of “From Eden” .. Honey, you’re familiar like my mirror years ago
Idealism sits in prison, chivalry fell on it’s sword
Innocence died screaming, honey, ask me I should know
I slithered here from Eden just to sit outside your door

The tracks “From Eden” and “Sedated” are currently my favorites, but I can listen to the album straight through and completely fall into this amazing dreamy groove. If I smoked, I’d definitely sit on the hood of my car, lean back, cigarette in my mouth, music playing through the radio and stare up into the sky while humming along.

As it stands right now I’m sitting in an office at my desk trying to get work done, while tapping my boot to the beat and nodding my head every now and then.

Snoopy just couldn’t be quiet, but we forgive him

PEANUTSDid you hear? Snoopy leaked THE PEANUTS MOVIE trailer…good grief.
We are huge Peanuts fans in my house. In fact just last weekend Braeden was searching for our copy of the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and I think we watched it 5 times in one afternoon.
This movie stands to be absolutely adorable and fun. Everyone is familiar with the comics, I hope, and hopefully familiar with some of the short animations which exist. Do you remember the Bon Voyage Charlie Brown one? I remember it fondly. My Aunt Linda let me watch it at her house when I spent the night and it’s something I think I’ll always remember. Spending the night with my Aunt Linda and then watching that movie was definitely a highlight of my summers.
In the new PEANUTS, a 3D, CGI animated comedic adventure, Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace! – embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home.

THE PEANUTS MOVIE hits theaters everywhere on November 6, 2015!

No I will not be a Frozen character for Halloween

jonsnowDon’t ask me why a banking center is letting people know where to buy the top 10 popular Halloween costumes for this year, but they spent time on this and so I should share it, right? The predictions are stating that people will be spending more on costumes this year. My family spends a decent amount each year anyway because we love Halloween. My kids start talking about their costumes for the following year on November 1st while sorting through their candy from the night before.

GOBankingRates investigated which popular online retailers are offering the best deals on this year’s hottest costumes, from Frozen’s Elsa to Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow.

e4c1fd3ddc77841dd3135b8667326d46Halloween 2014 will be even more widely celebrated in the U.S. than usual, with the National Retail Federation predicting costume sales this year will hit $2.8 billion, a 55 percent increase in spending since 2006. My guess is this is due to Halloween being on a Friday night this year. That means more families out and about because there is no school the next day. Plus the young adults of our generation will be having more parties because it’s a weekend event this year.

To get the scoop on all of this year’s best money-saving deals and discounts, visit: http://bit.ly/1rSG9QN.

So what will you or your kids be wearing? My oldest wants to be Steve from Minecraft which is pretty easy for me. Then Finn wants to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. I’m hoping to get our little girl into a mermaid costume but not necessarily Ariel. I might venture to Etsy for something. We shall see.

Johnny Depp with a curly mustache, yes please

You know if Johnny Depp is in the movie I will watch it. Because. He’s Johnny Depp.

So, I saw Mortdecai come through my inbox and I thought, what the heck is that!? Then I opened it and read through to see it’s a new comedy movie coming from Lionsgate.

The premise is that Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) is faced with a mysteriously missing piece of art, he’s forced to set out on an international adventure to uncover the stolen item that may hold the code to unlimited wealth. Will his outstanding charm and good looks be enough to complete this mission?

The film stars Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn, with Jeff Goldblum, and Paul Bettany.

MORTDECAI opens nationwide FEBRUARY 6, 2015!

Proud mama moment here on scrink.com

As many of my regular readers know my son Braeden has his own public charity of which he is the founder and it is called 3B Brae’s Brown Bags Foundation. The mission is to help provide homeless and low-income people within our community by giving them “to-go” bags which provide them with clean water, healthy snacks, a message from Braeden and a list of contact information to services who can provide them with further assistance.

Braeden has packed and delivered over 1,200 brown bags in less than a year with the help of many friends. He very much enjoyed the bag packing events hosted by the Delaware Collegiate 4-H and the UD Food Science Club. He has also received a great amount of help from Alpha Phi Omega the service fraternity on campus. Today, Monday, May 19th he will have a table out near the University of Delaware’s Morris Library fountain as he has been invited to participate in the UD Day of Service from 5 until 7pm.

Right now Braeden’s project is one of 27 national finalists to receive the Lead 360 Challenge Jefferson Award for Public Service. The finalists are participating in a contest to earn votes. The top 5 voted projects will attend the national ceremony in Washington, DC next month.

Please help get 3B Brae’s Brown Bags into the running. No registration is required and it takes only two clicks. One click from the link in this email and once click on the orange vote button on Brae’s page. https://lead360.jeffersonawards.org/challenge/3b-braes-brown-bags/

You can vote one per 24 hour period until midnight on Wednesday, May 21st.

For more info on Brae’s Brown Bags check out his blog at braedenquinn.com.

 

Look up

playgroundI’ve been doing more of this lately. Looking up. Talking to the people around me. Paying attention, observing, listening.

It’s true my blog has suffered, there are fewer and fewer posts. But I am happy.

While it’s ironic this video is watched online and in less than two weeks it has received nearly 21 million views.

I think the message it sends is powerful and so I wanted to share with any readers who still spend time on this blog.

We all need to learn to live instead of just exist.

Thank you.

Look Up’ – A spoken word film for an online generation.

‘Look Up’ is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone.

Written, Performed & Directed by Gary Turk.

Featuring Louise Ludlam & Stuart Darnley.
Original score by New Desert Blues.
Sound engineering by Daniel Cobb.
Filmed and edited by Gary Turk.

www.garyturk.com
www.twitter.com/gary_turk
www.newdesertblues.com

 

Earth to Echo and National Teacher’s Day #EarthToEcho

EchoOn behalf of Relativity Media, we are pleased to announce the celebration of National Teacher’s Day in partnership with the July release of EARTH TO ECHO by giving schools the opportunity to win $100,000. We encourage people to participate by voting in the fan favorite poster contest, which begins on May 5th.  To vote and for the chance to win for your school log onto www.echopostercontest.com. Each voter will be able to credit their vote to their school and the school that has the most votes will win the $100,000 prize.
For more information, please find an official press release attached.  Also, be sure to spread the word to friends and family and don’t forget to use your Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages to get the word out about the contest! The winner will be announced on June 2nd.
Feel free to share this exciting collaboration between National Teacher’s Day and EARTH TO ECHO with your readers.
Show your school spirit, celebrate your teachers and prepare for an epic sci-fi adventure with your friends and family when EARTH TO ECHO opens in theaters nationwide on July 2nd, 2014!
EARTH TO ECHO
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Release: July 2, 2014
Director: Dave Green
Screenplay by: Henry Gayden
Based on a story by: Henry Gayden & Andrew Panay
Cast: Teo Halm, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Reese Hartwig and Ella Linnea Wahlestedt
Producers: Andrew Panay, Ryan Kavanaugh
Executive Producers: Tucker Tooley, Ron Burkle, Jason Colbeck, Mark B. Johnson
Synopsis:
Tuck, Munch and Alex are a closely bonded trio of inseparable friends, but their time together is coming to an end. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys find a cryptic signal has infected their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on and looking for one final adventure together, they set off to trace the messages to their source and discover something beyond their wildest imaginations: hiding in the darkness is a mysterious being, stranded on Earth, and wanted by the government. This launches the boys on an epic journey full of danger and wonder, one that will test the limits of their friendship and change all of their lives forever.