Add It To My (Media) List

I had no idea what to list off this month. Usually I have a draft with a running list of favorites that I add to throughout the month, but I didn’t do that this time. As time was running out I happened to stumble across three short (very different) online clips that captured my attention.

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I assume that everyone needs a mental break throughout the workday, so hopefully one or two of these videos can provide that today.

James Corden’s Crosswalk the Musical: Beauty & the Beast

I don’t know why this made me laugh as hard as it did. I blame Dan Stevens (and the fact that I still have trouble see him as anyone but Matthew Crawley.)


Emma Watson’s kitten interview

If I ever have kids I hope they see Emma Watson as a role model. I certainly do. Everything about this video is great, especially her shout out to Best Friends Animal Society in Utah!


Elmo Gets Laid Off

To be 100% honest, Sesame Street moved to HBO so it’s probably safe if/when PBS gets the ax. That said, when I was a kid we didn’t have HBO- I still don’t have HBO. I watched Sesame Street on PBS like most kids in America do. So for those 2 to 7-years-olds with moms and dads who aren’t millionaires with a +40,000 channel cable package, they’re just S.O.L.

I’m going to stop because the budget cuts to the arts and education have me livid and terrified. If I keep typing this post will quadruple in length. So suffice it to say, we are so against budget cuts.

Maybe as a consolation prize Tr*mp can take us on one of his million dollar golf trips to Florida 😐

Also… Sesame Street: spoofing on Donald Tr*mp Grump before SNL made it cool.


In other news of things I want to list or bring to your attention, I joined a FB group for bloggers that has been very active and supportive. If you’re in the market for something like that you should check out The Peaceful Posse on FB 🙂

So tell me about something you’ve recently discovered or started that you love! Linking up with Lauren and Bre today!

Eat, Drink, and Be Lauren

48 Comments Add yours

  1. texerinsydney says:

    You know I’m with you over at The Peaceful Posse 🙂

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    1. Louise says:

      Yes! So supportive and active so far 🙂 It’s been fun!

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  2. Julie Hood says:

    What a fun list and link-up idea!! I need to get with the program and jump in. Also, everything SNL does is impressively funny!!!

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    1. Louise says:

      I’m a fan of SNL. And of Sesame Street, lol 🙂

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  3. LOL that James Cordon is hilarious! I saw that the other day and laughed my ass off.

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    1. Louise says:

      I feel like he picked three of the best from the movie to do that with him, lol!

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  4. Lauren says:

    I love sharing your favorite brain breaks! I haven’t seen any of these so I’ll have to check them out today. I didn’t know the Elmo thing was actually on the show but it seems hilarious/heartbreaking. Thanks for joining us!

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    1. Louise says:

      I don’t think the Elmo video is off Sesame Street, but it’s definitely the puppet/voice. Just a different way of looking at how policy and federal decisions might affect everyone 😉

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  5. chelseajacobs says:

    James Cordon always makes me laugh, but that video MADE MY DAY. Hilarious.

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    1. Louise says:

      His clips don’t usually come across my radar so I’m thrilled that one did, haha!

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  6. Do not get me going on the budget cuts. Of course kids of better off families will still have access to those things and who cares about the rest. DISGRAAAAAACE.

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    1. Louise says:

      Mmhm. Depending on how the wind blows it’s going to be a devastating loss for thousands of kids and families (and people with jobs who work in arts related fields that obviously don’t matter as much as Wall Street).

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  7. Sesame Street on HBO??? That IS sad. We don’t have cable and I was excited about R watching it when she gets older!

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    1. Louise says:

      I think they switched to HBO a few years ago, but new and old episodes still air on PBS regularly. For now anyway…

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  8. Rebecca Jo says:

    I have watched that James Corden video so many times & never tire of it!!!
    & that kitten that keeps jumping on his shadow??? Oh my gosh – the cutest!! I dont know how Emma Watson didnt take that calm one home with her!

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    1. Louise says:

      That crosswalk musical is hilarious! I would definitely have taken a kitten home. Or eight. Ha.

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  9. Nadine says:

    Can James Cordon do anything wrong? I don’t believe so. So wait, Elmo wont be on PBS anymore????

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    1. Louise says:

      Apparently I need to start watching his show. I never have but all his clips are hilarious!
      If PBS doesn’t exist anymore, Sesame Street/Elmo won’t be available on that channel anymore. He’ll still be on Sesame Street but only HBO. It depends on how the budgeting goes in Washington this month…

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  10. Okay, these videos look hilarious, especially that B&B one! Definitely going to watch them when I get home tonight. Going to check out that FB group too – sounds wonderful!

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    1. Louise says:

      I saw you joined the FB group!! 😀 I hope you like the videos!

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  11. James Corden’s Beauty and the Beast was hilarious and just what I needed this morning. I’m glad Sesame Street will be safe since it is going to HBO but I never had HBO growing up (and still don’t) and I think of all those kids who will no longer have access to it just pisses me off. Now I need to watch the kitten video to be happy again!

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    1. Louise says:

      I didn’t have HBO either. I still don’t. (I did in college only because the college offered it through their cable.) It’s absolutely bullshit to strip funding from a public channel that 82% of homes in the country tune into…. and yet we fund the $500,000 a day it takes to keep the third First Lady safe in New York. #NotPleased

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  12. I am now convinced I need to start watching the james corden show on the regular. because he can do no wrong. I laughed the whole entire time!

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    1. Louise says:

      My thoughts exactly! I don’t watch his show either and now I realize I need to correct this mistake.

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  13. kristen says:

    RIGHT? I was like MATTHEW CRAWLEY, YOU’RE ALIVE! I’VE MISSED YOU! and my friends – who don’t watch downton – were like WTF.
    i need to watch that when i get home. and the emma watson video. love her. and cats, duh.
    i didn’t have pbs obviously but it was on a free channel back home when i was a kid. i don’t even know what channel it’s on now, i assume if hbo bought it and that’s a cable channel, it will be hbo at home too. if that makes sense.

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    1. Louise says:

      YES. But seriously, how can he be anyone but Matthew?! (Answer: He can’t.) My mom was upset Emma plays anyone just Herminone, but the real crime is recasting Matthew. Lol
      Technically HBO produces Sesame Street. (And I think HBO is a premium channel you pay extra for like Starz.) That’s a fairly recent change, I think. PBS used to produce the show and they still run old and current episodes. And PBS is a free, public channel. So if HBO goes away, Elmo/Sesame Street will not be available for kids that don’t pay for HBO. (We don’t pay for it. A lot of people don’t.) So that was the point of laying Elmo off. Hopefully that made sense… ha.

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  14. Oh my word. Emma with those kittens is just too precious for words!

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    1. Louise says:

      I knooooow! How do you make an adorable female badass MORE adorable? You cover her in kittens! Lol!

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  15. Elyse says:

    I hadn’t seen any of these so thanks for the laughs. I’ve been living under a rock lately so my husband has been sending me videos to keep up with the cool kids while I drown in paper work.

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    1. Louise says:

      Awwwe. I’m glad your husband is trying to keep you entertained amongst the chaos!

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  16. Bre says:

    When I first saw the Elmo clip on twitter I got legit sad. I’ve heard the Sesame Street airs on HBO first then the new episodes trickle down to PBS a few months later. So it’s still gets there, just not right away.
    On a better note, I do love James Corden clips. I need to watch him more often. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Louise says:

      I wasn’t 100% sure how it worked, but I knew PBS still plays a large part in airing episodes of Sesame Street. And it’s free and available to millions of kids. So it’s be a damn shame not to have that resource available to all income-levels of children.
      Thanks for hosting!

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  17. Lauren Becker says:

    Gah, I need to watch that James Corden video. I love him so much – and his Broadway Crosswalk vids are super hilarious. I wish I could watch him live more often, but I’m just not usually awake!

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

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    1. Louise says:

      Now I need to go search for more crosswalk musicals! This is the first one I’ve seen!

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  18. Laura says:

    Well this all cracked me up. Good way to start a Wednesday. Dying at the James Corden one. I just reactivated my facebook account after a very long hiatus, so I’m off to check out the Peaceful Posse!

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    1. Louise says:

      Yes- go check it out! It’s been a very rewarding group thus far 🙂

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  19. That Elmo video. Made me laugh, made me sad, made me blind with rage.

    I’ll have to check out that blogging group. I need one that’s not focused on making money all. The. Time.

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    1. Louise says:

      The Elmo video is adorable- but I’m as frustrated as he is by the end. It certainly drive home the point.
      I haven’t heard one whisper of how to make money blogging on that page. Sounds like it might work for ya 😉

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  20. Chris and I watched the James Corden Crosswalk Beauty & the Beast a week ago and thought it was so funny!

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    1. Louise says:

      I really love the three actors he has with him for that clip. They all mesh with his comedy flawlessly 😀

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  21. Aww, yay sesame street. 🙂 heheh and Emma Watson. XO – Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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    1. Louise says:

      Sesame Street is probably my favorite children’s program. If anything were to ever happen to it I’m just going to find all the seasons and buy them and play them for our future kids. Haha.

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  22. Stephanie says:

    hahaha omg Emma with the kittens!! Too cute! I love everything about her, she’s amazing.

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    1. Louise says:

      She does seem like such an amazing (busy!) human. I just want to get coffee with her and be her friend. Haha!

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  23. i adoooore emma watson (and atlas will so be looking up to her as a role model – as i do)! i had not seen the kitten video and it’s amazing!

    ps. “he who shall not be named” is the very worst person. cutting the arts?! what a #)%*#*$)@

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    1. Louise says:

      I don’t know how she doesn’t just lose all focus on the interview and play with the kittens. Or take one home. Hahaha!
      (UGH. Don’t get me started… Grr…)

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  24. i am loving being part of the peaceful posse.

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    1. Louise says:

      Me too! They’ve all been so kind and supportive!

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