The link above is my prezi on Urdnot Wrex from the Mass Effect video game series. The presentation provides a brief backdrop on the character and his early life, as well as some of his personality traits and known attributes.
The video shown above depicts a pair of 16 year old siamese twins that are living a “normal life”, so to speak. They are shown going to school, getting their driver’s licenses, getting ready for school, and hanging out with their friends. Of course, this is all made loads more interesting due to the fact that they are indeed conjoined twins.
This video left me with one big question. How would the police officer react when he catches them speeding and realizes what they are?
“Okay, ladies. Which one’s getting the ticket?”
Nothing more needs to be said.
The above article states that a music store in Dublin by the name of Opus II has banned all playing of Adele songs because the owner is sick of hearing her hit song “Someone Like You”. Apparently the store has a new policy where all playing of any of Adele’s songs is prohibited and one employee even went to the extent of posting a sign on the front of the shop that read “Strictly no Adele”.
Though the owner of the store might be a bit over the top with his decision, there are definitely tons of songs that I would love to see banned if I ever had the power. There’s only so much you can take of something before you get sick of it and it all eventually blows over. I feel the same way about Bon Jovi, Maroon 5 and Enrique Iglesias. Every time one of their songs come on, I literally have to mute the stereo or the TV or the music on the Youtube video (or whatever) simply because I just can’t stomach it anymore. If it’s playing in a public area, I leave the area ASAP.
Other songs IMO that need to be put to rest:
Guns N’ Roses – “Sweet Child O’ Mine”
Van Halen – “Jump”
Finger Eleven – “Paralyzer”
Drowning Pool – “Bodies”
The Bee Gees – “Stayin’ Alive” (or ANY disco song)
Cyndi Lauper – “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” – The immense hatred I feel for this song is too large for anyone outside of my twisted mind to comprehend.
And many more…
EDIT: AND FOR THE RECORD…I never liked Maroon 5, Cyndi Lauper or Enrique Iglesias to begin with.
This poster was a bit more complicated to make than the banner was. This poster involved copying, pasting and using the polygonal lasso on various pictures that I found on the net. Since this movie is not very well-known, I had a little trouble finding material that I could put on the poster, so I don’t think the poster is as good as it could be. I could’ve copied and pasted the original art on the poster(shown below this paragraph) and did something with that (which was my original plan), but I tried to be a little creative with this one and make it my own. Nevertheless, this is the poster and the pictures that I used are shown below.
In the first picture, I used the polygonal lasso on the woman on the left, made another copy of the picture I cut out, moved it to the other side of the poster and flipped it horizontally. I then had to erase her bottom half with the soft brush so the title would fit. I did the same thing with the three people to the left of Johnny Dangerously (the guy in the middle) on the second picture. I also took the title “Johnny Dangerously” from the second picture, pasted it onto the poster, and slightly erased the bottoms of all the letters so it would have a bit of a faded look.
I cut out the respected characters from the third, fourth and fifth pictures, moved them into their positions on the poster and changed their artstyle so they would have a bit more of an “artsy” look to them (I’m using that term a bit loosely here). Nothing much to say about them…
The promotional information at the bottom of the poster was taken from the sixth picture I have posted here. I inversed it so it would be black, and I actually had to flatten the poster so I could erase the edges so it would blend in with the black background.
I found the tagline in a picture similar to the first and last photos I have listed. Obviously the layout is a little different than from the pictures shown. I copied and paste the photo, used the marquee tool to cut it out, inversed it, and the rest is history.
Many edits later, and we have the poster at the top of the page as is.
This was a pretty easy banner to make.
-I painted the background black.
-I copied and pastedthe picture shown below onto the background.
-I then cut out the title “Johnny Dangerously” and pasted it onto the background.
-I feathered out the edges so the title looked smoother. I also moved the title into its current position on the banner.
-I then took this picture:
And cut out the two guys (Johnny Dangerously and Danny Vermin) in the middle, pasted them onto the background and adjusted their hue so they were black and white.
-I then erased the edges a bit with the soft brush so the two of them blended into the background.
-I then typed out the words “WITH MICHAEL KEATON” and “DECEMBER 21”. This movie was released in American theatres on December 21, 1984.
And that was how I made the banner at the top of the page.
A cat from Colorado was found 5 years later in the streets of Manhattan with the help of a microchip implanted in its body when it was younger. The microchip traced the cat back to the Colorado family that lived 1600 miles away. Only two of three children in the family will remember the cat, states the article linked above.
Sounds to me like the cat had dreams of making it on Broadway.
A 25-year-old man from the UK (Reading, Berkshire) by the name of Sean Duffy was arrested and sentenced to 4 and a half months in jail due to internet trolling. He has recently pleaded guilty to sending offensive communications, and police have reported that he was writing hostile messages on Facebook memorial walls of dead teenagers throughout the country.
One of the teenagers who became subjected to his torment was Natasha MacBryde, a 15-year-old that committed suicide by throwing herself under a train earlier this year after being bullied. Duffy made comments deeming her a “slut” and made a video on YouTube titled “Tasha the Tank Engine” where the video showed Thomas the Tank Engine with MacBryde’s face on it.
The paragraph above is only one of few disturbances that Duffy caused. He also posted offensive messages about Lauren Drew (14 year old dead from epileptic seizure) saying “Help me Mummy, it’s hot in hell.”, produced an offensive image of Hayley Bates (16 year old dead from car accident) with crosses on her eyes and red marks on her face, and wrote hate messages about Jordan Cooper (14 year old stabbed to death).
While I do think that Duffy’s actions are inane and uncalled for, he honestly didn’t deserve jail time for something that people all over the world do on a daily basis. It worries me that there are people out there that are going to jail simply for writing abusive messages online. How exactly are internet trolls comparable to rapists, child molesters, and murderers? If the perpetrator is not infringing on anybody’s rights, why is he getting in trouble? Also, could this signal the beginning of a trend? What if people begin to take legal action against someone simply for saying something that they didn’t like or hurt their feelings, no matter how trivial it may be?
There is no law that people have to like everyone, or be nice to everyone. If there was, then a ton more prisons would need to be built. That’s for sure. On the bright side, there would be a lot more nice people walking around!
Anyway, the best punishment for him would have been to just let life run its course and take care of things. There was mention that he was an alcoholic, autistic, and lived a “miserable existence”, so it all speaks for itself really. In my opinion. jail time for somebody like this (whose life is most likely already a living hell) is overkill.