I.C.Y.M.I.: Dolly Parton is Reading Bedtime Stories to Kids Online
Greetings, fellow pop culture aficionados, and welcome to week eight of our I.C.Y.M.I. (In Case You Missed It) blog series. Our museum may be temporarily closed to visitors based on guidance from public health officials to slow the spread of coronavirus, but we're still here to recap a handful of trending tidbits from the past week in popular culture, in case you missed them.
"Dolly hopes this series of stories will provide comfort and reassurance to coping kids and families during the shelter-in-place mandates," Imagination Library says.
The first reading (embedded for you above) took place this past Thursday night with Parton reading 'The Little Engine That Could.' Here's the other books Parton will read as part of the program's 10-week series:
There's a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake by Loren Long Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney I Am a Rainbow by Dolly Parton Pass It On by Sophy Henn Stand Tall Molly Lou Mellon by Patty Lovell Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen Max & The Tag-Along Moon by Floyd Cooper Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton
Quarantine Tunes You Can Use
If you're like me, you appreciate a little lo-fi hip-hop in your life while navigating the workday. Well, props to Nerdist for compiling a handful of instrumentals remixed with some of your favorite music from classic video games like Mario, Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, and more. Having listened to a few while writing this post, they've provided a perfect mix of increased production and relaxed nostalgia. You're welcome in advance!
What To Watch This Weekend
SyFy comes through in the clutch. Just in time for your weekend binge watch, the television channel has made all four seasons plus two movies—'The Plan' and 'The Razor'—of Battlestar Galactica available to watch online for free.
And if you're in the mood for horror, MoPOP's weekly watch-a-long continues at 7 p.m. PT with 'Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn.' Join us on Zoom for pre- and post-film discussion and unique programming, as well as in-film puzzles and activities from our friends at Hourglass Escapes.
What'd We Miss?
Now that we've filled you in on a few things, what do you feel we failed to mention? Let us know in the comments, or hit us up with a suggestion on Twitter@MoPOPSeattle. We'll look to include your ideas in our next edition of 'I.C.Y.M.I.'