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This Week in News: 5/9/19

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Rodge wraps up an entertainment recap for this episode of Retrotone News, including the low down on the Dragon Queen, a Disney controversy with the Lady and the Tramp reboot, and the mourning of our beloved Chewbacca. In addition, a totally random unconventional vacation hot-spot leads the pack while Rodge tops it off with some fake news and Bigsby’s beat of the week.

RETROTONE NEWS

Episode 18: May 9, 2019

TITLE: This Week in News: 5/9/19

HEADLINE: Lot’s going on in this episode… from the Mother of Dragon’s to the Death of Chewbacca and the Siamese Cat Scandal... you’ll really want to hide in a giant potato! It’s really a head-spinner!

EPISODE DESCRIPTION:
Rodge wraps up an entertainment recap for this episode of Retrotone News, including the low down on the Dragon Queen, a Disney controversy with the Lady and the Tramp reboot, and the mourning of our beloved Chewbacca. In addition, a totally random unconventional vacation hot-spot leads the pack while Rodge tops it off with some fake news and Bigsby’s beat of the week.

INTRO

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 obsidian in Dragon Stone. Praise Arya... Winter is Over!

1) IN UNCONVENTIONAL VACATION NEWS


Tiny Houses are all the rage! But what about Potato houses? Is your life a giant dud? Spend the night in this GIANT SPUD!

This 28’ x 12’ wide potato, appropriately named, The Big Idaho Potato Hotel, is your opportunity to get off the grid and go underground for a spell. You know, get back to your roots, put your hands in the dirt and get in touch with mother earth again! That’s right, the Idaho Potato Commission built an apartment inside a GIANT POTATO! Located on 400 acres of farmland in — you guessed it, IDAHO!! …Boise, to be exact, and you can stay inside for just $200 a night! Make that a Blockbuster Idaho LOADED Potato Hotel and I’m there!!!

2) IN ENTERTAINMENT NEWS…


Siamese Cats To Be Dropped From Lady And The Tramp Remake

This is filmmaking by fiat! Disney announced it will drop the Siamese cat characters from its forthcoming remake of Lady and the Tramp and revamp their infamous song, The Siamese Cat Song. Come on Iger! According to Variety, Janelle Monáe has been commissioned to produce two new songs for the film’s soundtrack, as well as take a voice role. The hotsy-totsy Monáe has been asked to reinvent The Siamese Cat Song, long notorious for its depiction of Asian characters as duplicitous and vicious. Variety also reports that the characters are no longer Siamese cats. Say what!? What kinda kitty cat could possibly replace Si and Am, they are Siamese, if you pleeeeease?!

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3) AND TO BE CONTINUED… IN HOLLYWOOD

The Man Who Played Our Beloved “Walking Carpet” is Dead
Last week, we mourned the loss of Peter Mayhew, who won a furry place in our hearts for his role as Chewbacca in Star Wars. Always irreplaceable, unforgettable, he’ll be howling in our force crazed hearts forever. Yet, the galaxy must go on! Disney has announced the dates for 3 new Star Wars epicx, and Rodge was shocked – just flabbergasted – to read of his replacement. According to an article in “The Onion,” MERYL STREEP WILL TAKE ON THE ROLE OF CHEWBACCA! This woman is a force... to... be... RECKONED with.

Producer: **Uhhh… Rodge. The Onion is all fake news.**

Hold Your Horses Hollywood Isn’t Bumping Gums – 1.2 Million People Are Learning to Live, Breath and Speak Fluid Fantasy

I don’t know Doodly Sqaut about Dragons or Dynerius. But I do know a stunning reveal when I see one. Turns out, the Dragon Queen, Daenerys of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Protector of the Realm, Lady Regent of the Seven Kingdoms, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons ––– is fluent Valyrian! CNN reveals, it may look like gibberish, but the language known across the many wartorn territories of the "Game of Thrones" -- is a real language. And everyone’s climbing onboard the dragon to learn it. Created by linguist David J. Peterson, who has created 50 some odd fictional languages, for movies and TV shows. He conjured up Valyrian as a real language from the ground up, complete with phonology and forms. Skoriot ñuhyz zaldrīzesse ilzi? (score-e-oh-new-he-zal-drees-uh-say-ill-zee) Where are my dragons!?

5) WHAT WITH THIS WORLD BE WITH OUT BIGSBY’S BEAT OF THE WEEK!?


I gotta tell ya. My Uncle Merle was a valient vaudeville performer.
A regular swiss army knife of the smoking stage. And his favorites, well… there my favorites. Big names. Big bands. And tracks from the Duke, Ethel Waters, Adelaide Hall… all tops with Rodge. Why there’s nothing like a track from Midge Williams, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong to brighten up an overcast Spring day in dogtown. Pass the pepper, I just can’t get enough of these good gabbers. Like “Jubilee Stomp” from Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Heaven’s in here. I’m hep! I’m hep! I’m hep!

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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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