This post is a series of posts written for my sister Natalie and my brother Michael, who are currently on multi-month missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon), and for anyone else away from regular news sources. This is a quick snap-shot of current events and culture to give them an idea of all the excitement that has gone on while they are out and about.
If there are any events I’ve missed or should add, please make a note in the comments. Your help is greatly appreciated
Malaysia Flight 370 disappears over the ocean without a trace. While many theories and speculation have been made, there are no clear answers yet. The search continues.
Russia seeks to take over Crimea, a Ukrainian province, while Ukraine remains in political upheaval following the ouster of the president. Crimea voted to annex itself from Ukraine with a 96% vote, which many other nations doubt is legitimate. The European Union and the US are not pleased and place sanctions on Russia and several of its prominent citizens.
Senator Diane Feinstein takes the CIA to task for snooping in Senate computers while Senate staff are compiling a report on the use of torture within the CIA.
Top 7 Movies for March
- Muppets Most Wanted
- Mr. Peabody & Sherman
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
- 300: Rise Of An Empire
- Non-Stop (Another Liam Neeson Action Movie)
Movie Natalie will check out when she gets back: Muppets Most Wanted
Top Ten Singles
- Happy by Pharrell (Last month #1)
- All of Me by John Legend (Last month #4)
- Dark Horse by Katy Perry (Last month #2)
- Talk Dirty by Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz (Last month #3)
- Let It Go by Idina Menzel
- Drunk In Love by Beyonce featuring Jay Z (Last month #5)
- Pompeii by Bastille (Last month #6)
- Team by Lorde (Last month #7)
- Counting Stars by One Republic (Same)
- The Man by Aloe Blacc (New)
Is anyone else entertained that two of the top ten songs are from children’s animated movies?
And for fun, here’s Vocal Point and Pentatonix’s versions of Happy by Pharrell:
Top 10 Television Shows
And Other Important News: Our brother Michael left on his mission to Oklahoma.
In other exciting news, “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them”, the Harry Potter follow-up, will be a trilogy. Warner Bros must be very excited for their bank accounts.