Summit Up 9-9-10: 93% lean – we think
Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that just did a little happy dance in the supermarket aisle. We were reveling in the fact that there wasn’t a family of 12 from Kansas in front of the cereal in deep discussion over the benefits of Fruity Pebbles vs. Trix (not that we don’t deeply love these folks and the revenue they bring to the county to fill our lives with lucre and meaning). And we were able to peruse the offerings at the meat counter without a horde of folks from Sioux City bickering over what kind of ground beef to buy: 93 percent lean or 85 percent.Ah, it’s good to have our county back for a little bit.Speaking of ground beef, though, we’ve been wondering how they figure that out and if it’s really accurate. How does one make a package of 93 percent lean beef versus the other, cheaper stuff? Is there someone giving the cows a workout for the lean stuff prior to slaughter, or someone picking out little blobs of fat before the grinding process and then using some kind of special instrument to assess the relative fat content of the remaining mound?Perhaps these are things better not contemplated too heavily. And we should just quit eating beef altogether anyway, right?***It’s that time of year when some businesses hereabouts pack up for the “shoulder season,” and here’s a note from the good folks at the Speakeasy Movie Theatre in Breckenridge, who write as such:Hi Speakeasy Movie Fans,If you are planning to come see Julia Roberts roam the world in “Eat Pray Love,” you only have one day left – tonight at 6:30 p.m. Thursday is closing day for our summer season and we are looking forward to a little roaming of our own after that. Believe it? That’s yet another great season in the books – Thank you for all your continued support!If you stopped by the Speakeasy this summer you had the chance to see some great foreign films from Argentina: “Secret in Their Eyes” and Sweden “Girl with The Dragon Tattoo” and “Girl Who Played With Fire.” A twisted Roman Polanski political thriller “Ghost Writer.” A big summer blockbuster that actually made people think: “Inception.” A brutal, honest documentary about surviving Hollywood: “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work.” Some really fun family fare for the kid in all of us: “Toy Story 3” and “Shrek.” An award-winning independent film about family values: “The Kids Are All Right.” And now a beautiful travelogue about finding your true self: “Eat Pray Love.” Ten films in 15 weeks with the entire “Breckenridge Film Festival” (four big premieres and tons of independent films) thrown in for good measure – now there’s a marathon, no wonder we’re ready for a break! We really hope you found something in our eclectic mix of film that was to your liking. Thank you again for keeping our small one screen movie theatre in your hearts and for keeping independent film alive in Breckenridge. We couldn’t do it without all your great support year round. Many of our choices were by the special request of our patrons – so keep those requests coming – it’s just part of what makes us “The local’s movie theatre.” We hope to see you all again when we return this November with the last installment of the Harry Potter books: “The Deathly Hallows.”Have a great fall – see you when the snow starts to fly – Thanks!Mike & KarinThe Speakeasy Movie Theatre
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