What People Are Talking About: 96-Year-Old Pens a Love Song, Dave Chappelle, Pumpkin Coffee Is Back

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What People Are Talking About

Let's ignore the whole Miley Cyrus thing and instead talk about an adorable love song, a weird comedy show, and a delicious fall flavor.

96-Year-Old Writes the Sweetest Love Song

Fred and Lorraine's story is a unique one. The couple had been together for 75 years (married for 73), when Lorraine recently passed away. Following the loss, Fred felt inspired not only to write a song for the love of his life, but to submit it into a song-writing competition hosted by Green Shoe Studio. The company was so moved by Fred's story that they produced and recorded his song, and filmed the entire process and now, Fred's song "Oh Sweet Lorraine" is available on iTunes. The short documentary, appropriately called "Letter From Fred," will warm your heart and make you cry.

Oddball Fest in Hartford Doesn't End Well

The Funny or Die Oddball Festival last night in Hartford, CT, featured a pretty awesome line-up of comedians, including Demetri Martin, Flight of the Conchords, and Dave Chappelle. Only Chappelle's set didn't quite go as planned when he was heckled and ultimately decided he wouldn't perform. Those in attendance seem to be split as to who is to blame, with half arguing Chappelle was unprofessional and half saying the crowd's shouting was over-the-top. Either way, it has made for some interesting headlines, including a Twitter rant by comedian Patton Oswalt.

Pumpkin Coffee

Pumpkin-flavored Everything is Back!

Do you love pumpkin-flavored deliciousness? Of course you do, because pumpkin is the greatest seasonal flavor of all time. (Sorry, peppermint.) Recently, pumpkin-flavored coffee at both Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks has returned, albeit quietly — at some Starbucks locations, you have to use a secret code — "PSL10" — in order to buy a pumpkin spice latte since it's official launch isn't until September 3. So is it possible that, given that we're still in August, it's just a tad too early for pumpkin-flavored coffee? Is pumpkin-flavored whatever launching in summer similar to Christmas decorations going up before Halloween? To that I say, "never." It's time to start putting pumpkin in everything. Yum!


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