Monthly Archives: October 2012

PATITO FEO!

Patito Feo is a show on Disney channel Venezuela! The first episode debuted on April 10, 2007. This show was filmed in Argentina, South America.  It told a story about a young girl named “Pati” and her friends at their school. There’s a mean girl who first debuted in season 2. The mean girl is Pati’s sister. The language that they speak is am Argentine Spanish. There is a lot of kissing, drama, relationships. Thus,  I would not  recomend this for a child age 7-12. I started watching  this show when I turned 13 years old. Patito feo is translated in English as “Ugly Duckling”. It’s like a Cinderella story but with a lot of episodes. I think this show is very interesting. You must see it from the first episode to really understand what the story is about.

There  is always a show with drama. This is an example of one of them. I like this show because it has a hint of comedy but it teaches you about relationships. It teaches so many different topics to the viewer. I think this show has a lot of PDA, though. It’s about the characters and their relationshps. I haven’t talked about the characters much. Let us begin:

Pati is an average girl with a big talent. She loves singing.  Her school has a very popular student that has a boyfriend named Matias. The popular girl’s name is Antonella. There are so many relationships. If you watch the show, you’ll see what im talking about. Bye! Don’t forget to watch the show on Channel 13 in all of South America.

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Little Bill

Little Bill is a children’s television show on Nick Jr. The stories are based on Bill Cosby’s “Little Bill” book series. Little Bill was developed through research and in consultation with a panel of educational consultants.The Little Bill book series were set in Philadelphia. Little Bill is a 5 year old inquisitive and imaginative boy who loves his hamster and is a fan of the fictional Blue Sox baseball team.
His actual name is Bill Jr but he is known as Little Bill. Also, Little Bill loves Captain Brainstorm because he always comes up with these amazing ideas. The name Bill is African American. Little Bill’s father is also named Bill. Little Bill is showing kids that they can make differences in the world.
Little Bill encourages children to value the love of their family, to increase self-esteem, and to develop social skills. Little Bill’s signature saying is “Hello Friend”. This saying was inspired by the Hello Friend/Ennis William Cosby Foundation. Little Bill is designed to help kids celebrate their everyday experiences and the people who share them. Well that’s the amazing Little Bill for you.

Van Gundy Brothers

    Jeff Van Gundy, the lead game analyst for ESPN’s and ABC’s coverage of the NBA,  implies that his brother Stan’s deal to join was blocked. In interview with USA today sports, Jeff Van Gundy said that his brother, who was fired in May after five seasons as coach for the Orlando Magic. “There’s certainly circumstantial evidence that something from the outside — presumably the NBA — changed (ESPN’s) thinking,” Jeff Van Gundy told USA Today. “As a broadcaster of the NBA, it gives you pause. How forthcoming can you be? You don’t want your honesty to cost you a chance at employment.”

Stan Van Gundy has expressed some opinions very strongly in the past, but sometimes clashing with the league. When then the Magic’s old center Dwight Howard earned a suspension in 2011. “This is the system David Stern and his minions like. So that’s the system you have. … I certainly can’t have an opinion because David Stern, like a lot of leaders we’ve seen in this world lately, don’t really tolerate other people’s opinion or free speech or anything. So I’m not really allowed to have an opinion.” Stan Van Gundy spoke to Dan Le Batard on the ticket, a  radio station in Miami, nearly two weeks ago to explain why he thought his potential hiring as an ESPN analyst fell apart.

Jacksmith: The Game

 

          Jacksmith is a game on smithery that involves forging, hammering, making handles, and more on different weapons such as swords, bows, arrows, double axe, shield, and so many more. In the first few levels its pretty easy and you get to buy ores, arrow heads, grips (sword), guards (sword), and caps (sword). The more you get through the levels, the more harder the enemies will get and the more shards (money) and items you’ll get. After you defeat all the enemies on one level, there is a chest at the end with all these different items. There are also different weapon designs that give you different boosts in different things like life or other boosts that help destroy an enemy.

          The enemies also have different abilities and they could be the fire element, the water element, the ice element, etc. When you’re forging the weapon, a sword for example, you need to heat the ore at the right time. Once you’ve done the forging, you have to hammer the sword at the right points otherwise you’ll get a low score. Once the hammering is done, you will need to put the handle together. If you get perfect, you’ll most likely get 100% on the stuff. Also, if you get farther in the game, you’ll be able to make different kinds of swords, bows, etc. The more you make a weapon, the more exp you’ll have on that weapon and if you level it up, then you’ll be able to make more damage on other elemental enemies.

Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Transylvania is an animated children’s movie. The movie is PG and it is about 91 minutes long. It is about a vampire father that cares for his daughter so much that he builds a hotel for all of the monsters. The main characters in the movie are Dracula, Frankenstein, Mavis,Wayne, Jonathon, Murray, The Invisible Man, and Quasimodo. Adam Sandler plays Dracula. Selena Gomez plays Mavis. Kevin James plays Frankenstein. Steve Buscemi plays Wayne the Wolf. CeeLo Green plays Murray the Mummy. Andy Samberg plays Jonathon the human. David Spade plays the Invisible Man, and Jon Lovitz plays Quasimodo. Dracula loves his daughter a lot and he promised her that when she became 118 that she could go out into the world. When she finally became 118 she reminded him that he gave her vampires honor and he let her go out. But before he did that he made a fake human village for her to go to and pretended to show her that human are evil and they tried to kill her. I have seen this movie and I will rate it 5 stars because it is very family friendly and is very funny.

Blue’s Clues

Blue’s Clues is an American children’s television show. The show was premiered on September 8, 1996.  Blue’s Clues is shown on a children’s channel called Nickelodeon. The show, Blue’s Clues ran for ten years until August 6, 2006. The producers of Blue’s Clues were Angela Santomero, Todd Kessler and Traci Paige Johnson.

The person who originally hosted Blue’s Clues was Steven Burns. Steven Burns then left in 2002 and after he left Donovan Patton became the new host of Blue’s Clues. Blue’s Clues became the highest-rated show for preschoolers on American commercial television. Blue’s Clues has been called “one of the most successful, critically acclaimed, and ground-breaking preschool television series of all time”. By 2002 Blue’s Clues had received many awards.

Blue’s Clues was also nominated nine times in the Emmy awards. 100% of preschoolers’ parents knew about Blue’s Clues within eighteen months of this premiere. In 2002, over 2 million people were attending over 1,000 performances of Blue’s Clues. By 2002, 13.7 million viewers checked in each week. Blue’s Clues was a hit series.

First Lakers Preseason Game, Not So Good

October 7th was the first LA Lakers game against the Golden State Warriors and was a loss. The final score was 85-80. Before the game, Dwight Howard said “I’m on track (to return), but my goal wasn’t to play (in) a preseason game,” said Dwight Howard still recovering from back surgery. “My goal is to win a championship . “That’s what we’re shooting for.” The Lakers have seven more preseason games, with the next one on Wednesday, October 10th against the Portland Trailblazers.

“I’m a hard worker,” Howard said. “My back just has to get stronger and I have to get everything that surrounds it stronger too, so I can play at a high level. That’s my goal. That’s my focus. Like I said, I want to give these guys everything and give the game of basketball everything because at the end of the year I want to hold up the trophy, so I want to make sure I’m 100 percent.” Brown added “I don’t know what I’m looking at, I just know watching him, he looks good. What does that mean? It doesn’t really mean anything, but he does look good in practice.” My opinion is that he didn’t play because he thinks he doesn’t have to in the preseason.

Source: espn.com

Spotlight Martial Art- Ninjutsu

SPOTLIGHT MARTIAL ART- NINJUTSU

Many people believe that ninjas are make believe or a thing of the past, but they couldn’t be more wrong. Ninjutsu is the art of espionage, strategy, and the use of unconventional weapons as well as hand to hand combat. While it is less common than most well known martial arts such as karate, judo, and MMA( a compilation of different martial arts- WEAK). Ninjutsu isn’t comepletely unknown, some modern martial arts schools teach ninjutsu. Ninjutsu was most commonly used in Japan where spying, assassination, etc. became needed.

When more people began to hear about and see ninjutsu they were amazed. Ninpo, or ninja some commonly refer to it as, moved with such skill people believed they had powers. This was probably the origin some ninja themed television shows. Ninjutsu is not for the faint of heart as things can get errrr …rough out there. That is the new spotlight Martial Art. Bye!!

 

Total Recall the Movie

One of the newest movies that came out on August 03, 2012 is called Total Recall. This movie is rated PG-13 because of intense scenes that involve sci-fi violence and action, some sexual parts, some nudity and harsh language. It runs for 1 hour and 49 minutes and it is an action and adventurous movie. This movie is an 80′s remake that has been made for a different generation. The difference between the 2012 and 1990 Total Recall is that the 1990 movie isn’t as futuristic and the guy is trying to be implanted into a machine and trying to erase his memory. This movie was directed by Len Wiseman.

The Cast

* Colin Farrell as Douglas Quaid/Hauser
* Kate Beckinsale as Lori Quad
* Jessica Biel as Melina
* Bryan Cranston as Cohaagen
* Bokeem Woodbine as Harry
* Bill Nighy as Matthias
* John Cho as McClane
* Will Yun Lee as Marek
* Natalie Lisinska as Bohmian Nurse
* Linlyn Lue as Resistance Woman
* Andrew Moodie as Factory Foreman
* Steve Byers as Hauser Cover Identity
* Geoffrey Pounsett as Sentry Lieutenant
* Warren Belle as Security Sentry
* Vincent Rother as Sentry
* James Downing as Synth Captain
* Simon Sinn as Murray
* Clive Ashborn as Newscaster
* Leigh Folsom as The Fall Announcer Voice
* Cam Clarke as Terminal Announcer Voice
* Bridget Hoffman as Chopper Voice

Nicole Terife

Hello my name is Nicole. A lot of you guys know me, but not really well. First of all my full name is Nicole Stephanie Terife- Manassevitz Bardaz Casedos Rojas. That’s just a part of my name. My parents are divorced, but remarried since I was two. My mom and step dad had a baby when I was twelve. His name is Ernesto “Che” Monzon, he’s 7 months old. I have three dogs and two reptiles. Well now lets talk about me! I love the colors green and pink. Everybody says I’m American, but I’m 100% Latin. I love it when someone says my name. I love it when someone makes me laugh or smile.

Since I’ve transferred to a new school and a private one. Everybody’s been so nice to me and they make me feel welcomed. I couldn’t ask for anything else from my friends. They’re super nice, caring, and their 100% funny. I love manta rays. They look like they’re flying in the water. I love swimming. My favorite college football team is Auburn. I love animals. My favorite game is “Super Mario Brothers”. My favorite country is Venezuela. I hate when people disrespect others or treat them differently. I love Busch Gardens. My favorite ride is Sheikra. I think everybody at my school has their own personality. I really can’t ask for anything better at school. My friends are the best.