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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column celebrating the return of 2Pac, the new seven wonders of the world and the luckiest wedding day of the century all in one day. You see, today is 7-7-07, a date that has numerology fans and superstitious people all over the world giddy. We figured there must be some pretty crazy plans for today and couldn’t resist doing a quick Google search to see what’s happening.The first thing we learned is that at least 163 people out there think that renowned rapper Tupac Shakur will return to the world today from his (presumed) fake death in 1996. To this we say: It’s been 11 years people, he’s not comin’ back.We also quickly found out that today is considered to be the most popular wedding day for the entire millennium. In fact, 70,000 wedding ceremonies are expected to take place across the country today and – this is perhaps the biggest sign of all – all the wedding chapels in Las Vegas are booked up for today. Besides the snazzy date, brides and grooms to be apparently think today is a pretty lucky day to get hitched because of all those sevens. Call us pessimistic, but we don’t exactly foresee the divorce rate dropping just because of some numbers.Businesses, however, aren’t passing up the chance to capitalize on the sevens frenzy. Take this, for example. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel is offering a wedding package with a reception for 77, a seven-tier wedding cake, seven Tiffany diamonds for the bride and a seven-night honeymoon at the Ritz of your choice – all for $77,777.Lastly, we discovered that the new seven manmade wonders of the world are set to be announced today in Portugal. The 21 finalists include architectural graces from all over the world such as the Colosseum in Rome, Athens’ Acropolis, the Chichén Itzá Mayan pyramid in Mexico, the Taj Mahal in India and the Sydney Opera House.Having just visited Machu Picchu two weeks ago, we couldn’t resist logging on and casting our vote for the famous Incan ruins.After spending the afternoon perusing the events of 7-7-07 our conclusion is that, sure, it’s a neat enough day, but let us not forget people that less than a week after 7-7-07 comes Friday the 13th.***Scotty Bondo of KCMV radio fame decided to play along with our “It’s so hot” column earlier this week, and we owe him some thanks. These were downright hilarious …It’s so hot that pine beetles are now invading slurpee machines.It’s so hot that Summit County lawyers are no longer chasing ambulances but instead chasing ice cream trucks.It’s so hot that local athletes have been testing positive for popsicles.It’s so hot that Dillon Reservoir is now considered a hot spring.It’s so hot that Chamber mixers are now held in the morgue.It’s so hot that Breckenridge police are only investigating “cold” cases.It’s so hot that the Colorado Ballroom at Beaver Run is booked solid as the third level of hell.It’s so hot that in order to attract more tourists Silverthorne and Dillon are considering changing their names to Ben and Jerry.It’s so hot that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agencies are now only raiding the fridge.***It’s Saturday and we’re out crossing our fingers for good luck.


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