This Week in News: 5/16/19
A Rhode Island school usurped the peanut butter from jelly; Rodge translates an angelic numerology report from the ‘Trusted’ Psychic Medium Network; We say goodbye to icons of the Golden Age of Hollywood; Spaghetti-O’s blessed our presence this day in 1965; and we top off this episode of Retrotone News Minute with a visit to Polly’s Poetry Corner. Let’s get on the bubble!
Here is a snappy summary of the news – a weekly digest of the latest events and happenings at home and abroad. I’m your host, Rodge Bigsby, and this is your Retrotone News Minute!
Greetings, Mr. & Mrs. America, and all the grapes in Concord. Pour yourself a tall glass of news!
1) RETROTONE NEWS CELEBRATES EPISODE 19!
From the Trusted Psychic Mediums, guardian angels want Rodge to know that he will be embarking on a new and exciting journey! This goes for you too, listeners far and wide, the number 19 signifies you have conquered all you have set out to seize, and you are ready for the next big locomotion. Just like this show, the angel number 19, like with the angel number 91, is rallying YOU (and Rodge) not to not shy away from new escapades. You need to be braver than ever. You need to trust in your instincts all the more. Furthermore, you need to listen to the message the universe and angels are sending you… keep listening this newscast!
2) IN SCHOOL LUNCH AND YOGURT MANUFACTURING NEWS:
What do you call a PB&J without the Peanut Butter? Rodge calls it BULLYING!
The Warwick Public Schools in the old Ocean State of Rhode Island, announced last week that to curb their problem with lunch debt (accruing to nearly $77,000), they would serve only jelly and sun butter sandwiches to students with outstanding debt. What the **** is sun butter? Shut the front door, Frankie. Turns out this lunch-shaming fiasco sparked an uprising. Chobani and other companies have furnished over $150,000 to the school district. Additionally, two Go-Fund-Me pages have raised $57,000 and $48,000 respectively. The kicker? The school walked back its decision after the backlash. Rodge is thrilled to see that the goodness of the human heart spread on thick. Snack away, Warwick students!
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3) IN ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
A Fond Farewell to Hollywood Royalty
The New York Times reports: Doris Day, the freckle-faced movie actress whose irrepressible personality and golden voice made her America’s top box-office star in the early 1960s, died on Monday at her home in Carmel Valley, Calif at the age of 97. Ms. Day, in my opinion, was the last great actress of the Golden Age of Hollywood (*weepy). AND... another... Hollywood giant and comedy genius, Tim Conway, died at 85 from complications from a long illness. Best known for his work on the Carol Burnett Show, Conway was a plenteous performer and satirical writer all through his career. May your light shine brightly from Hollywood Hills in the Sky Ms. Day and Mr. Conway.
4) THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1770 - Marie Antoinette, at age 14, married the future King Louis XVI of France, who was 15.
1914 - The American Horseshoe Pitchers Association (AHPA) was formed in Kansas City, Kansas.
1929 - The first Academy Awards were held in Hollywood.
1965 - Spaghetti-O's were sold for the first time.
1966 - The Beach Boys album "Pet Sounds" was released.
1985 - Michael Jordan was named Rookie of the Year in the NBA.
2019 - Gen X Grown Up releases a new podcast. Rodge can’t wait to hear another podcast that celebrates the Retro in Life. No really. You should definitely go listen to GenXGrownUp. Right now.
5) LET’S SAUNTER TO THE LIBRARY FOR POLLY’S POETRY CORNER
Rippling along the shores of memory, an excerpt from one of my cherished authors, John Ciardi “A Poem for a Soldier’s Girl”. This takes Rodge back.
Whatever your mirrors tell you, morning and evening
Are farther always than your sigh for them.
Light-years to the nearest star, the atoms of lighting,
A halo about the sun or moon foretelling storm—
These are not matter for reverie or a kiss:
States tremble when the dog-star runs amiss.
Your life is labyrinths. Thought cloud sky cry
Brid-pace, crow-call, sparrow, sparrow,
The days confuse you ineluctably
With chemical composites in your marrow.
And from the spawning molecules of your blood
Time rages to be understood.
5) SIGN OFF STATEMENT:
And that's one for the Republic! I'm your host Rodge Bigsby and this has been news from Retrotone, a service of Evergreen Podcasts.
Until next time… make a good day!
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