Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Just in time before Beanie Babies completely take over the collectible doll landscape, DreamWorks has announced plans to develop a movie based on those terrible troll dolls, continuing its tradition of making awful creatures 3-D. Animation's head of development promises will "build on the mythology of the Good Luck Trolls while delivering the sense of adventure, heart and comedy that DreamWorks Animation is known for," which I assume means giving the trolls various celebrity voices and an affinity for pop culture references.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
WHY BIZ IS EVIL:
Evil Aries are known for their headstrong determination and lack of self-control. They are natural leaders, and their charisma can draw the weak-minded in droves. Aries super villains seek out conflict, and their overwhelming sense of invincibility is both their strongest point and the cause of their ultimate downfall.
WHY LIZ IS EVIL:
Evil Leos are by far the most charming of the super villain sun signs. They are affectionate and demonstrative to their friends and loved ones up until the moment they have them eliminated. Leos appreciate the grand gesture, and have a flair for bright, colorful propaganda. Flamboyant invasions and military coups are the forte of this sign, which thrives in the spotlight of infamy.
WHY BIZ AND LIZ ARE BEST FRIENDS:
Both are egotistical and need attention so this would be a fight for who gets the most. If neither takes the other seriously this could work out for both are dynamic energetic creatures. Leo is generous and good hearted. Aries is open to life. If they can compromise this could be a good union.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
TOKYO (Reuters) – With divorce on the rise in Japan, some couples are choosing to celebrate the end of an unhappy marriage by saying "I do" for a final time at a divorce ceremony before friends and family.
Divorce ceremonies were pioneered about a year ago by a former salesman, Hiroki Terai, who set up a "divorce mansion" in a small undercover space in Tokyo.
Since then about 25 couples have each paid 55,000 yen ($606) to hold a ceremony with all the pomp and grandeur of a wedding that publicly ends their relationship before they officially file for divorce. Terai said he had received more than 900 inquiries.
The latest couple, who called themselves Mr. and Mrs. Fujii, met near Sensoji Temple in Tokyo's traditional Asakusa area on Sunday and rode in separate rickshaws to the "divorce mansion."
"By putting an end to our marriage, we wanted to give ourselves fresh starts and give our lives a sense of renewal," Mr. Fujii, a 33-year-old businessman, told Reuters Television.
He said he felt responsible for the failure of his marriage as he spent too much time away from home and too much money on his various interests including cars - despite numerous warnings from his wife.
Friends and family of the Fujii couple followed closely behind the rickshaws on foot, arriving at the "divorce mansion" for a ceremony where they smashed their wedding ring with a gavel, a gesture signifying the end of their partnership.
The gavel has a frog's head as frogs symbolize change in Japanese culture.
"When we smashed the ring together, I felt like "oh, this is the end of it, really" and my heart and soul felt renewed. Now I feel I can have a new life and start all over again," said Mr. Fujii.
His wife of eight years also expressed her relief.
"The moment I saw the smashed ring, I said to myself, "Yes! That feels so good,"" Mrs. Fujii said.
Terai, who is believed to be Japan's first "divorce ceremony planner," came up with the idea of divorce ceremonies to help couples celebrate their decision to separate after one of his friends was going through a bitter divorce.
Divorce is on the rise in Japan where it was once taboo with about 251,000 divorces taking place in 2008, partly blamed on the poor economy taking its toll on romance.
Next month Terai heads off on his first business venture abroad to Korea to officially divorce a couple in Seoul.
WATERVILLE, Wash. – An argument over butter in a macaroni and cheese recipe churned into violence between a brother and sister. A 21-year-old man called police June 6 to say his 17-year-old sister tried to cut his neck with the serrated edge of a spatula.
The police report said the sister was making macaroni and cheese when her brother asked if she was using butter. That led to an argument over the difference between butter and margarine. And, then butter battle escalated.
The Wenatchee World reported the girl was charged in Douglas County Superior Court with fourth-degree assault.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
NEW YORK -- Lady Gaga's antics at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field have raised the ire of comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who ripped her on a New York radio station on Monday night.
"I'm not one of these all-publicity-is-good people," Seinfeld said on WFAN. "People talk about you need exposure -- you could die of exposure ... I don't understand how this is good for her, but I'm sure she understands her milieu better than I ever could."
Seinfeld was linked to Lady Gaga on July 10, when the singer was escorted to his empty luxury box at Citi Field without his permission after she was caught on camera in the stands at a New York Mets game giving the finger to photographers and fans. "This woman is a jerk. I hate her," Seinfeld joked. "I can't believe they put her in my box, which I paid for ... You give people the finger and you get upgraded? Is that the world we're living in now? It's pathetic. And why is she giving the finger? How old is the finger? How'd it even get to be the finger? Somewhere along the line somebody decided this is the bad finger."
Seinfeld also said of Lady Gaga, "You take one 'A' off of that and you've got gag."
And he was just getting started. "I don't know what these young people think or how they promote their careers," Seinfeld said. "I'm older, you know, I'm 56. I look at Lady Gaga the way Keith Hernandez watches these kids when they pull the pocket out, they wear the inside-out pocket. ... Do you think he could understand that? He can't understand that. That's a new game, that's kids."
Later in the interview, it was pointed out that Lady Gaga created a stir by inviting herself into the New York Yankees' clubhouse last Friday night. "Oh please," Seinfeld said. "Wake me when it's over. Get an act. Rhinestone bikinis and giving people the finger."
"She is talented," he added. "I don't know why she's doing this stuff."
Just thought I would share some projects done as a final in a third grade class.
Oops, I meant a college class! What are these people thinking? Who in the world thinks that these presentation boards are acceptable?
Above, you will find the display board that I put together. A+ material, if I do say so myself.
Below, are the other presentations that the other students put together. Now here are a few pointers I have put together for these people.
1. DO NOT use staples. Double stick tape and glue sticks should be used to hold things in place
2. DO mount everything on your board. It makes it look cleaner and neater.
3. DO NOT leave empty space on your board, it looks tacky
4. DO NOT over clutter your board, no one can understand it if they go cross-eyed when they look at it
5. DO type everything. I don't care how good your handwriting is, the computer can do it better.
6. DO make sure all your pictures have captions.
7. If it looks like a 6 year old could do a better job, kill yourself.