Commentary #29: “July TV Show Photo Challenge” (Day 24)

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Favorite TV Villain / Bad Guy

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Ah, yes, Wile E. Coyote.

Always after The Road Runner, coming up with every single possible scheme!

And yet, although he’s a villain, I applaud him for his tireless effort!

He’s been chasing The Road Runner on-screen since 1949, and there’s no sign of him stopping.

Do you have any favorite memories of watching Looney Tunes or Merrie Melodies?

Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Commentary #28: “July TV Show Photo Challenge” (Day 23)

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Favorite Actor Who Seems To Be In Everything

Another easy one.

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Victor Garber has been in so many roles!

  • The Twilight Zone, 1 episode, 1986
  • Guiding Light, unknown episodes, 1986
  • Law & Order, 1 episode, 1995
  • The Outer Limits, 1 episode, 1996
  • Frasier, 1 episode, 2000
  • The Outer Limits, 1 episode, 2000
  • Alias, 105 episodes, 2001-2006
  • Will & Grace, 1 episode, 2004
  • Ugly Betty, 1 episode, 2007
  • Eli Stone, 26 episodes, 2008
  • Glee, 1 episode, 2009
  • The Flash, 8 episodes, 2014
  • The Flash, 4 episodes, 2015
  • Legends of Tomorrow, Main Role, 2016-present

And this isn’t everything! There’s more!

Do you like Victor Garber? Do you have a favorite TV show or episode that he was in?

Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Getting Personal #24: “Sign Posts To Our Collective Imagination, The Library” (Reblogged)

I got so excited when I saw this post in my email this morning. I knew I had to share it!

As some of you know, I’m a total bibliophile. I love books. I love libraries. This signpost is amazing!

I love how this one photo captures so many literary worlds.


Harry Potter.

The Hobbit.

Toad of Toad Hall.

Peter Rabbit.

The Wizard of Oz.


I’m reblogging this as a reminder to myself, and it’s also inspiring. Books are never far away. I want to make one for myself!

Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

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Commentary #26: “July TV Show Photo Challenge” (Day 21)

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Favorite Recurring Character

I can pick one show, but not just one character!

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I’m a total Gleek.

Yup, I loved Glee from Day 1. It’s one show that I stalked online, watched every episode (even though the last two seasons totally flunked), and I own almost every CD that has been released. I even have the beat-up  red-and-yellow rubber key chain on my key ring – It always makes me smile.

So, today, I choose the following recurring characters!


Brittany S. Pierce (portrayed by Heather Morris)


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She’s a complete ditz, but she makes me laugh.

And can we talk about how she absolutely slayed the Britney Spears episodes?! Wow!!

Blaine Anderson (portrayed by Darren Criss)

Blaine won my heart when he sang “Teenage Dream” to Kurt!!

Sam Evans (portrayed by Chord Overstreet)

What a voice!

Rory Flanagan (portrayed by Damian McGinty)

Irish accent.


Enough said!

Excuse me while I hop off the blog and hop over to YouTube, to play a ton of the Glee songs!

Have you seen Glee?

Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Tag #2: The Handwriting Tag

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I’ve seen variations of this tag recently (such as the way A Girl’s Voyage did it), so I wanted to try it.


1. Write your name
2. Write your blog name
3. Write your favorite word and its definition
4. Write something nice
5. Write the name of your favorite song right now
6. What’re you writing with?
7. Write a fun fact about yourself
8. Write/draw your favorite emoticon
9. Write a silly message
10. Write who you’re tagging

Here we go!

And, in case something funky happened with the photo, here are my answers:

  1. My name is Laura Beth Vardaro.
  2. The name of my blog is Hot Shot Headlines (
  3. Awesome: Extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring great admiration, apprehension, or fear, or extremely good; excellent.
  4. Thank you so much to those who read my posts, like, or comment! You all are truly awesome!
  5. Night’s on Fire – David Nail
  6. Pilot G-2 gel pens – I love these colors!
  7. I’ve always been a Green Bay Packers fan – GO PACK GO!
  8. 😉 (Wink)
  9. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
  10. Nominees! My three most recent followers:
  • timkeen40 ->
  • Ariel Lynn ->
  • burbuqeraufi ->

I hope you enjoyed this post – I had a lot of fun!

If you know of any other tags, let me know. I’d love to hear about them!

Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Commentary #25: “July TV Show Photo Challenge” (Day 20)

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Favorite Show Adapted to Movie

So many shows, and movies!

But, I have to go with another classic today.

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The Muppet Show!

So far, there have been 10 movies that have been adapted from The Muppet Show. Wow!

  • The Muppet Movie (1979)

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  • The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
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  • The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
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  • The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
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  • Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
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  • Muppets From Space (1999)
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  • It’s A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)

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  • The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz (2005)
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  • The Muppets (2011)
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  • Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

Out of the 10 listed, I’ve seen all of them.

I re-watch The Muppet Christmas Carol almost every year.

My all-time favorite is Muppet Treasure Island. It never gets old!

I think my least favorite is Muppets From Space.

Did you watch The Muppet Show?

Have you seen any of these movies?

Do you have a favorite?

I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Commentary #24: “July TV Show Photo Challenge” (Day 19)

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Favorite Sitcom

Argh! These favorite posts are so difficult!

I’ve liked a lot of sitcoms (situational comedies) over the years. I’ve referenced several through this series already – Full House, The Big Bang Theory, and Last Man Standing. And I’m sure more will come up by the end of the month!

But, I have to say that my all-time favorite is a classic.

I Love Lucy

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I was laughing the entire time as I was searching for images for this post. Everything about this show was so funny. Lucille Ball was an amazing actress!

Do you have memories of watching I Love Lucy?

Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Tag #1: Reading Confessions

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I just saw this post on Ariel Lynn’s Writing Radiation, who originally saw it on The Melodramatic Confessions of Carla Louise, and she saw it on Getting Through Anxiety.

All of them are awesome bloggers!

I saw the word “reading” and was immediately intrigued!

Have you ever damaged a book?

  • The only instance I can think of was when I wrote my initials on the front dust jackets of a few of my American Girl historical novels. *facepalm*

Have you ever damaged a borrowed book?

  • Never! I can’t even highlight textbooks. I’ve never even written in the margins! Just thinking of it makes me cringe!

How long does it take you to read a book?

  • Excellent question. With my life, it varies. If you’ve read my Book Review posts, know that I try to post those within 24 hours of finishing that book. It depends. When I get in a groove, I can fly through a book. I do have to agree with the ladies before me: If I watched less TV / Netflix and spent less time on Facebook, I’d probably get through more pages in a shorter time span.

Books that you haven’t finished?

  • Fifty Shades of Grey.
  • The Twilight series – I started all four, but never brought myself to finish them.
  • Other than those, I really try to finish what I start!

Hyped / Popular books that you don’t like?

  • Fifty Shades of Grey.
  • The Twilight series.
  • Allegiant from the Divergent series.

Is there a book that you wouldn’t tell anyone you were reading?

  • Nope. I love telling people what I’m reading! To me, word-of-mouth is one of the best ways to promote a book, an author, and reading, in general.

How many books do you own?

  • Picturing my bookshelves at my parents’ house, I’d say probably 150 or so. I used to have many, many more, but I gave away eight full boxes of books to the local library in 2013 when I was preparing to move to my first apartment, and the huge heavy bookcase wasn’t going with me.

Are you a fast reader or a slow reader?

  • Depending on the book, I’m usually pretty fast. Interruptions do get in the way, especially with moving and such, so I’ve slowed down quite a bit. There were times I would plow through 5-6 books in a week or two. That’s certainly not the case now.

Do you like to buddy read?

  • I’ve never tried it. I know what it is though – When you and a friend read the same book at the same time. I think it would be an interesting experiment.

Do you read better in your head or out loud?

  • This is an interesting question. I occasionally catch myself reading certain lines aloud, but in a whisper to myself, and it kinds freaks me out. I’m a visual reader, so I can picture the scenes in my head. I can tell what I’m reading is good when I pause and can see the scene I just read in front of me, like I’m watching a movie.

If you were only allowed to own one book, what would it be and why?

  • This would be a terrible tragedy if it were to occur! However, if it were to happen, my pick would be The Great Gatsby. It’s my favorite book, one that I re-read every year. I love everything about it.

I tag:

  • Everyone! Reading is so much fun 🙂
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Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Commentary #23: “July TV Show Photo Challenge” (Day 18)

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Favorite Guest Appearance

Oh, wow.

I can pick one show, but I can’t one favorite!

The Big Bang Theory is known for its amazing guest stars / appearances.

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My select few are listed below. The star’s name is first, and then the titles in quotes are the titles of the episodes that they starred in:

I can’t pick just one!!

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Have you seen The Big Bang Theory?

Do you like it, or not?

Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂