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Oprah’s Final Show: Inspiration, Motivation, A Call To Action.

Winfrey spent the hour of her final show almost entirely on her feet, imparting the lessons she has learned over twenty five seasons to her audience. The show was part inspirational, part motivational, with no guests.

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The final episode of Oprah aired today. Winfrey spent the hour, almost entirely on her feet, imparting the lessons she has learned over twenty five seasons to her audience. She had no guests.

The show was part inspirational, part motivational. She reflected on the goals she had set for herself in working day to day and the lessons she has learned along the way. (In 25 years, she never missed a days work!)

The ultimate message was to ‘find your purpose’ – acknowledging that while most people won’t find theirs to be a stage on a television show as she did, everyone has a purpose, a message, and that our duty in life is to find it and honor it.

“What I want you to know as this show ends… each one of you has your own platform. Do not let the trappings here fool you. Mine is a stage in a studio. Yours is wherever you are. With your own reach. However small or large that reach is… You are showing people exactly who you are… and when you do that you will receive in direct proportion to how you give… You have the power to change somebody’s life… Not everybody gets paid for it, but everybody gets called.”

She also asked viewers to be aware of themselves and others… citing “You are responsible for the energy that you bring yourself and the energy that you bring to others.”

She spoke to her viewers and guests whom, she said, are unwilling to recognize their value and receive the good people give to them, imploring: “You are worthy because you are born and because you are here… You alone are enough.”

While Oprah acknowledged that she has gotten flack in the past for speaking of God, she spoke of her spirituality often throughout the show, saying “nothing but the hand of God has made this possible for me.” She recognized that ‘her God’ was everyone’s God, regardless of denomination. And she spoke to viewers to hear the voice in their lives:

“What I know is – God IS love and God is life. And your life is always speaking to you. First in whispers… and if you don’t pay attention to the whispers it gets louder and louder and louder… it’s like a brick hitting you upside the head. And so I ask you: What are the whispers in your life right now? What’s whispering to you and will you hear it?”

In the final segments of the show, she again reflected on her own journey, recalling that in the past months of interviews about her coming exit, she’s frequently been asked about the good and times… the sweet and the bittersweet.  She said it was “all sweet, no bitter.”

And in her final moments she said: “I thank you for being as much of a sweet inspiration for me as I have tried to be for you. I won’t say goodbye, I will just say until we meet again.”

She waved and shaked the hands of some of her audience members, walked through the halls of the studio, hugging and crying with her staff. She shouted, “We did it!”

In the final shot, Winfrey was seen walking away with her cocker spaniel, Sadie.

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Well Sh-t, Leslie Jordan Has Shared Three Videos Of Himself Dancing In One Week And They’re All Perfect

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Doing much better now, Leslie.

If you’ve never believed that “good things come in small packages” then you’ve never seen Leslie Jordan’s instagram. The 4’11” actor known for his iconic roles in shows like Will & Grace and American Horror Story has recently developed a whole new fanbase who loves him for his viral Instagram videos. Usually starting each video by greeting fans with “Well shit, how y’all doing?”, viewers have grown to anticipate Jordan’s hilarious recounting of stories from his time in show biz or growing up in the south. This week, however, the Tennessee native has shared 3 videos of himself dancing within 5 days and honestly it’s precisely what we all need right now.

The first video was posted on August 12th and shows Jordan taking part of the “Git up and dance challenge” which swept the internet about a year ago. Even though he is a little late, the video is still perfection.

On August 13th, Jordan does a dance to “You Can’t Stop The Beat” from Hairspray a with special guest dance partner Katie Couric!

Finally, on August 15th, Jordan does an epic “tootsie roll” and challenges Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star, Lisa Rinna, to do the tootsie roll herself. Of course Rinna commented with a big “ON IT ❤️😂.” Who could say no to the viral star?!?

The moral of the story here is that the world is going through some tough times right now but maybe, even for a few seconds, we could all feel better if we’d just dance it out. Thanks for the inspo Leslie Jordan!

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Planters ‘Baby Nut’ Has Somehow Already Turned 21 And People Are Not Loving The News

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2020 keeps getting nuttier.

The world was shocked when the iconic Mr. Peanut was killed during a pre-Super Bowl ad earlier this year. There wasn’t much time to mourn, however, before a new nut was thrust onto us like back-to-school commercials in July. Yes, after the 59-year-old mascot met his untimely death consumers were introduced to his reincarnate, Baby Nut. With big, expressive eyes and a tiny stature fans began to swoon over the cute branding revamp and accepted him as the new mascot. Well as if 2020 hasn’t been crazy enough, Planters just released a new commercial celebrating Baby Nut’s 21st birthday and I’m not sure how to feel about it.

According to a quick Google search, a peanut plant takes 4-5 months to reach maturity. So with Baby Nut being born in February, he is technically right on track in his growth cycle. The OG Mr. Peanut was the reigning mascot for 59 years so does that mean he was actually over 3,000 peanut-years old? The accelerated aging is not explained in the new ad with Baby Nut (Young Adult Nut?) simply saying “it’s been a weird year.” Reactions on Twitter are largely negative but as always, hilarious. Here are some of the best:

Yikes. Good thing Baby Nut is old enough to drink now…looks like he might need to throw back a few to handle some of these reactions.

To follow Peanut Jr.’s official account click here.

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The Last Blockbuster Store In Existence Is Now Listed On AirBNB

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Netflix could never.

Remember how exciting it was to take a trip to Blockbuster back in the 90’s? You’d try to get there early enough to rent one of the latest “new releases” before everyone else in the neighborhood got to them. You’d beg your parents for some popcorn and candy which were conveniently placed on the checkout line. And if it was a whole family outing, you’d wander off to look at all the films and games that you were never going to rent but found comfort in knowing you could rent someday. Gosh, it felt like you could spend days inside one of those movie meccas. Well good news, now you can because the last Blockbuster in existence is now listed on AirBNB!

The retailer, located in Bend, Oregon is offering up three one-night stays for up to four guests for folks who want an “end of summer sleepover.” The store has added an adorable living room set up which includes a pull out sofa and a big screen tv so guests can binge all their favorite films. Oh and there’s snacks! Along with providing ideas for a perfect 90’s night the ad also suggests that you should “help yourself to some NERDS, Raisinets and popcorn (heavy on the butter), but make sure you save room for a couple slices.”

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There is a catch to the whole experience though, the listing is only available to Deschutes County residents. Is it too late to move!?! Manager Sandi Harding explained that the publicity stunt is a response to the newfound economic uncertainty due to the pandemic. “Not much has changed at our store – not even our prices – and that’s just how we like it! We think of ourselves as a family, and that includes everyone from the global travelers who come to visit, to the lifelong friends and couples who first met as Blockbuster employees. The Covid-19 pandemic has been a test of our community unlike any other, so we decided to list this stay to keep this tradition alive during these uncertain times.”

Such a clever way to keep this iconic 90’s treasure trove alive! To check out the AirBNB listing, click here!

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