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The Best Thanksgiving Television Specials

It is the first week of November and the countdown to eat that special turkey has commenced, along with saying goodbye to those beach bodies we have all worked incredibly hard to achieve. Since there are still a few weeks ahead of us until we can stuff ourselves silly, bypassing the time and getting rid of the anticipation won’t be as difficult by watching these ultimate Thanksgiving themed television episodes. Friends With some of the best Thanksgiving themed episodes, “The Rumor” not only places then husband and wife Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston together, but it makes this episode one of the best when we find out that Ross and Will (aka Brad Pitt) were in a “I Hate Rachel Green” club. From beginning to end, this episode is nothing short of hilarity among amazing Thanksgiving food. Gilmore Girls With the new Gilmore Girls episodes coming to Netflix, rewatching some of the old episodes reminds us that being quirky, smart, and addicted to coffee is not such a bad thing after all. With “A Deep …

Brewing Made Perfect with “The Birth of Sake”

The making of saké the traditional way has not only been overshadowed and overcome by the usage of machines, which can produce the drink at a faster rate, but in Erik Shirai’s documentary film “The Birth of Saké”, the original way of making Japan’s national drink is dying out. Set in the Ishikawa Prefecture in Japan, the Yoshida Brewery remains a strong hold in making saké the same way it has for the last 140 years. In order to do so, from October to April the workers must live, eat, and dorm  together away from their families working from five in the morning to well into the night. Disregarding machines and under the direction of the Toji, or brewmaster, using touch, smell, taste, and sight is essential in order to perfect the drink. But traditional brewing and the consumption of saké is decreasing in Japan. As the documentary progresses, albeit rather slowly at times, Yachan, the heir of Yoshida Brewery, finds himself with the dilemma of trying to preserve the tradition of saké making, along with …

Top 5 Facts About Queen

As the IHeartRadio awards made its way towards our television screens this past Friday, many of the performances that took place included artists such as Pitbull, Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, The Weeknd, and many others. But as entertaining as these performances may have been, I couldn’t help but wonder what it would have been like if classic rock n’ roll artists like Queen would have performed in this day and age. Sure it would take an extreme amount of time travel, but it would be the performance of a lifetime. Here are the top five fun facts about the legendary band. During many of their early performances in the 1970’s, Freddie Mercury would throw roses to the crowds at the end of every show to thank his fans. But after a while, he was told that if he was going to throw roses, he would better pick off the thorns first. Apparently, the crowd did not like getting scratched and thorned when receiving their flowers. The talented lead guitarist Brian May that provided the band with unique …

The Best About Open Mic Night

Let’s face it, we all love music and we all love the beat, the lyrics, and the sound that drives every individual to tune out the everyday working schedule to listen in to the sweet blissful rhythm and beat of a song. But nothing beats going to a show and hearing music live through the speakers. So when it comes to what to do on a Friday night hold off on the club scene, and here are the top five reasons why one should go to an open mic night. NEW MUSIC, NEW TALENT As much as we all love our favorite artists, we get extremely picky when it comes to listening to something new, especially when the band playing the music is still unknown and testing out their skills as musicians. By listening to these new artists, you never know where they might end up in the end. After all, where would the Arctic Monkeys be if we didn’t give them a chance when playing for the first time in a few bars? CHUMMY …

Miss Peregrine in the Silver Screen

Growing up I have always lived my life with a book in my hand. I was never without one and although I spent most of my time by myself I was never truly alone. I was always accompanied by the many characters that filled every page, and through them I was constantly in a battle between good and evil, trapped in a love triangle between lovers, and shaking with a beating heart in a dark corridor with someone lurking in the shadows. Although horror has never particularly been my favorite go to genre, there are some that I am most willing to read, during daylight of course. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children may not be a full horror novel like The Exorcist, but it still has its moments. With the main character searching for answers after his grandfather’s death, the protagonist is chased by haunting, chilling, vile creatures that lurk in the shadows that he is only able to see, and surrounded by children in an orphanage that are not “normal”. And with grim pictures to …