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Been a long week, and I must confess that there hasn't been time to watch any movies, binge on any TV shows, or even settle down with a good book. I hate that, but sometimes it happens ... especially in a week when I have two speeches and a big video project to finish producing. (Nobody should cry for me. I'm only a week or so from departing for my summer adjunctivity at Portland State University in Oregon. All is good.)

But in the interest of offering something different, I do want to share this episode of "Carpool Karaoke" from "The Late, Late Show with James Corden." Corden has caught fire with these segments, which are pretty simple - just him driving around with people, singing along with the radio. It's just that these people are amazing (Adele!) and Corden is a powerhouse talent himself. The result has been segments getting millions and millions of views online, which only bolsters CBS's late night brand identity as offering something differentiated.

This weekend, Corden is hosting the Tony Awards, and so he decided to do a Broadway-themed "Carpool Karaoke" segment ... and it will knock your socks off. Or at least, it did mine ... the only problem being that since I watched it, I keep singing the last song used in the segment, which is making everyone around me a little crazy.

Enjoy. (And then do yourself a favor, and go enjoy some live theater ... it was my first love when I was an acting student many years ago, and it still has the capacity to touch my heart and mind in unique and transcendent ways.)

In honor of my coming trip to Oregon, I want to recommend to you the Full Sail Hop Pursuit IPA, from Hood River, which is utterly delicious with plenty of hops to spare. Thank me later.

One other thing. Lastly, but hardly an afterthought ... Happy Birthday to Allison Joan Coupe, who turns 22 today and is discovering that the great ride is just beginning.

That's it for this week. Have a great weekend, and I'll see you Monday.


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