Shannon’s Christmas Playlist

It’s Christmas music season and here is a short playlist with a few of my favorite songs.  Have a happy holiday season and enjoy the music.

 

I love Stevie Wonder’s voice and this is song has a very sweet sentiment.

 

This song has become a classic.  I remember when it was new.  I bought it on cassette and played it for years until my tape player broke.

 

This is probably my favorite Christmas song and I love the video.  The 80s fashions put it over the top.

 

Who else but The Temptations could make Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and R & B classic?

 

If The Temptations only made this one track they would still be legends.

 

I love this song.  It’s pure happiness and joy.

 

Little Drummer Boy is one of my favorite Christmas songs.  I love what Justine Bieber did here.

 

No one sings like Whitney Houston.

I Tried the Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich and I’m Speechless

I tried the Popeye’s chicken sandwich yesterday and I was floored by how bad it was.  I don’t know what to make of all the hype.  I’m not sure how it all started and I’m not sure how it snowballed into such a frenzy.  I swear I’m not trying to be a rebel.  The Popeye’s classic chicken sandwich is the worst chicken sandwich I’ve had in my life.

The sandwich that has caused long lines, flared tempers, brawls, fender benders and deaths is the worst chicken sandwich there is.  Wendy’s, Arby’s, McDonald’s, Subway, Burger King,  KFC, Chic Fil A, college cafeterias, workplace cafeterias, church cookouts, family reunions, me and probably you all make a better chicken sandwich than Popeye’s.  I had the classic sandwich but perhaps the spicy sandwich is better.

I had a problem with the sandwich as soon as I unwrapped it.  The bread is shiny.  Why is bread shiny?  Why did Popeye’s add a glossy topcoat to their bread?  Did they think that would help?  The large piece of meat didn’t have much flavor and then they added a few pickles and mayonnaise.  That’s it.  I had a hard time finishing it.  The only reason I didn’t throw it away midway through was because I was super hungry.  The beans and rice that I got as a side were much more satisfying.

I saw several social media comments that said that the sandwich is good but it doesn’t live up to the hype.  I saw several people on the news claiming that the sandwich is great and worth waiting in line.  Both are lies.  The sandwich is terrible.  I’m trying to understand what made people jump on the bandwagon and what made them afraid to tell the truth that the sandwich is garbage.

Now I know this is subjective but for goodness sakes I don’t see how anyone would describe that sandwich as delicious.  And no, the sandwich is not laced with drugs which is what some seem to think.  That may have made it worth the money.  I also don’t think the sandwich is witchcraft.  That’s an insult to witches.  It’s just a bland sandwich with no pizazz to it whatsoever.

I’m fascinated with the phenomena which is the Popeye’s chicken sandwich craze of 2019.  A subpar product became a sensation out of nowhere and no one had the courage to speak against the trend.  People criticized the hype but not the sandwich.  I didn’t hear one person say that they didn’t like the sandwich.  Perhaps it’s just me.

If you can’t tell I’m a bit of a chicken sandwich connoisseur.  In my educated opinion if you want a tasty chicken sandwich go anywhere but Popeye’s.  But if you want to know what hype, drama and lies tastes like then Popeye’s chicken sandwich is perfect for you.  Now that people aren’t lining up for hours and having knife fights over this sandwich give it a try and see for yourself.

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: My Review

I saw “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” the other day.  I enjoyed it and I think you will as well.  It’s not exactly what I was expecting but the surprise added to the success of the movie.  I was expecting the movie to simply be a biography of Fred Rogers but that wasn’t quite the case.  The movie didn’t even revolve around Mr. Rogers.

This film is a testament to how great of a show “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood” really was.  I learned that the show was filmed in Pittsburgh, PA and Fred Rogers was a long time married man with two sons.  None of this ever crossed my mind.  The production of the show and Mr. Roger’s personal life was not something I ever questioned even as an adult.  I bought into what the show was selling and I accepted that Mr. Rogers was a bachelor that lived a quiet life in the Land of Make Believe.  It wasn’t weird to me at all.

I also learned that the mission of “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood” was to teach children how to process emotions.  I watched the show as a child and I never realized I was being taught anything.  I just watched adults talk to puppets while a train milled around and enjoyed it.  How brilliant!  I guess you have to sneak up on children like that.

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” also revealed that Fred Rogers was real sweetheart.  He was a baby doll that would melt the coldest of hearts if you got too close to him.  Fred Rogers was brave because it takes bravery to extend yourself to a person in love and that’s what he did face to face and through his TV show.

Another great thing about the movie is that it is 109 minutes long.  Over the last twenty years or so it seems that all movies have become very long.  It’s to the point that a film needs to be very special to make me want to invest the time.  But this delightful film didn’t waste time and I appreciate that.

I didn’t love this movie as much as some people.  It’s not even my favorite Tom Hanks work.  That distinction still belongs to “Bosom Buddies”.  But it is a respectable, light hearted film about a very nice person.  This movie is optimistic as opposed to the cynicism that we’ve all grown use to.  If you get a chance take the time to watch it.