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Revenge in Rebellion!

This article is dedicated to Ronak, for her ideas and useful suggestions.

Okay so it all started, precisely around 12, when i was on Facebook chatting to Ronak, a friend, and I was asking her about an idea to write about on our blog. Then, she suggests that i write something about being grounded. So i hop on to google, excited, and type it in and it came up with the lamest stuff that anyone can say in the matter of being grounded. Google is infested with too many adults in my opinion. Come on, we should have a little fun once in a while and post up something fun on the net! Anyway, back to the main subject…so she tells me (this friend) that she was grounded for sneaking out to the city as an act of revenge for being banned to go to the 30 Seconds to Mars concert. So, all in all, I was hopping on my feet to write something about teenagers and our truly eccentric ways. So i went on Google (grudgingly this time) and searched for CRAZY THINGS TEENAGERS DO!! This time i found some interesting info…

1)  “my baby boy smokes pot and is a little player, has gotten in trouble and is a smart alec. But he gets straight A’s and is going to one of the top universities at 16. So he is allowed to be a bit rebellious.” —LOL

2) “I wandered around a local supermarket feigning a british accent and pretended to “survey” all the hot young guys there about the qualities they found attractive in a woman. I still have the list to this day lol”

3) “stole watermelons from a fruit farm and went to town and threw them out of the back of a pick-up so our friends could play brake and slide behind us”

4) “I was dared to eat some dog crap…and lets just say I wasn’t feeling good for a couple of weeks after that incident.”

5) “I procrastinate til like 2 AM when I have such little homework”

6) “Egged cars in the winter (frozen on egg eats paint >:)~ )
Scared kids while trick or treating so bad, they drop their candy…free candy for me!
Sr. Year HS – we put over 50 construction horses on the front lawn of school and surrounded them with every real estate sign we could grab…talk about a horse corral
Ran around with squirt guns full of lighter fluid and squirted lit jack-o-lanterns!”

7) “I tipped over a porta potty. I also stole a piece of gum… OH yeah, I’M SOOO BAD.”

All credits to Yahoo Answers and it’s writers for all that info.

I was looking through for more crazy things teens do. Unfortunately I didn’t find anything interesting but i did find an article about the facts and figures surrounding this rebellion problem we face. The technicality of the article amused me…

Compared to adults, teens take about 170 milliseconds more weighing the pros and cons of engaging in high-risk behavior, the researchers conclude. Adults scarcely think about risk, perhaps because they think they recognize risk intuitively. Teens, on the other hand, take time to mull the risk vs. benefit equation.

“In other words, more experienced decision-makers tend to rely more on fuzzy reasoning, processing situations and problems as gists [the essence of their actions] rather than weighing multiple factors,” Reyna said.

Teens often decide that the benefits of risky behavior immediate gratification or peer acceptance—outweigh the risks, Reyna said. She figures its better to teach teens some “gist-based” thinking skills, such as putting risks into general categories rather than lecturing with specific data and details.

All credits to livescience.com for the info.

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Taylor Swift Pranked…

This is so funny. Check it out!

Here’s the rest of the interview…

Hope you enjoyed this. Don’t forget to check out the rest of our blog, specially our own creations in the Stories and Beyond Page (here’s a link: https://ebonyink.wordpress.com/short-stories/ ) and come back for more!


Ebony Update

Hey everyone!

We hope you had a spook-tacualar Halloween! (Yeah, okay, I know it’s the most overused and cheesy line everrrr)
We just want to update you on what’s happening on the blog for the next few weeks. We have our end of year exams coming up so we’re, let’s put it like this, ‘taking a break’. But don’t worry we’ll be back on with brand new stuff (we’re adding a few pages and making some others redundant) because after the exams we have… HOLIDAYS!! (NZ, Southern hemisphere… yeah, we get a looooong Christmas/Summer holiday meshed into one. And as weird as it is to you Northern Hemispherers we celebrate Christmas in the summer…! Which is good coz we’re real BBQ people down here) =] ). If you have exams coming up too and would like some tips, check out our How To Survive Exam Prep post (just type it into the search and hit enter…!).

Right, so back to the point… We’re (as you might know already) giving Ebony Ink a makeover!! Which means we’re changing it totally. We’ve already managed to give it a brand new look in between studying our brains to mush for the exams, and now we’re going to change the content too. We think we should let you guys know what’s coming (and going), because after all the blog is all for you. So here’s how it goes:

  • We are getting rid of our Books, Movies and Music page, so say goodbye to that!
  • We are considering removing the Embarrassing Stories page
  • We will be adding a Quotes page
  • We will add a pictures/photo page
  • We are still working on the layout and look of the blog (of which 50% is done but there is still room for tweaks in that 50)

If you have any comments/suggestions/questions you can drop us a comment and we’ll be sure to get back. Or you can email us on ebony_ink@live.com (we won’t spam your email or use it for… I don’t know… dodgy stuff or anything! We’re trustworthy people).

So have a good time while we suffer and struggle through hours of torture in the examination room… =( BUT we’ll be back with all the new stuff we’ve promised (more or less… we might decide to make a few changes =P) but ultimately you guys are in on the plan!!


Taylor Lautner Singing Miley Cyrus Song

lol, this vid is worth checking out. this is two of the most popular stars merging and is a once in a lifetime thing (maybe thats an exaggeration but u get what i mean) so check it out…


Twilight Shocker…

Thursday July 30, 02:02 PM

Lefevre shocked over ‘Twilight’ dumping

By Yahoo!Xtra Entertainment

Summit Entertainment’s decision to replace Rachelle Lefevre in the upcoming Twilight movie, Eclipse, was a shock to actress herself as well as fans of the series.

Yesterday the company announced that redheaded actress Bryce Dallas Howard, daughter of director Ron Howard, would replace Lefevre as vampire Victoria in Eclipse, due to begin filming in Vancouver on August 17.

Summit blamed ‘scheduling conflicts’ for the decision to replace the 30-year-old Canadian with Howard, who last appeared on the big screen in Terminator: Salvation.

Lefevre has played Victoria through previous two instalments of the series – Twilight, released last year, and the upcoming New Moon.

The actress has a role in independent film Barney’s Version, co-starring Paul Giamatti, also due to begin filming on August 17 in Quebec, on the other side of Canada.

Rachelle Lefevre released this statement to the media today.

“I was stunned by Summit’s decision to recast the role of Victoria for Eclipse. I was fully committed to the Twilight saga, and to the portrayal of Victoria. I turned down several other film opportunities and, in accordance with my contractual rights, accepted only roles that would involve very short shooting schedules.

“My commitment to Barney’s Version is only 10 days. Summit picked up my option for Eclipse. Although the production schedule for Eclipse is over three months long, Summit said they had a conflict during those 10 days and would not accommodate me. Given the length of filming for Eclipse, never did I fathom I would lose the role over a 10-day overlap. I was happy with my contract with Summit and was fully prepared to continue to honour it. Summit chose simply to recast the part.

“I am greatly saddened that I will not get to complete my portrayal of Victoria for the Twilight audience. This is a story, a theatrical journey and a character that I truly love and about which I am very passionate. I will be forever grateful to the fan support and loyalty I’ve received since being cast for this role, and I am hurt deeply by Summit’s surprising decision to move on without me. I wish the cast and crew of Eclipse only the very best.”

Fans of the Twilight series have already taken their fight for Summit to retain Lefevre public online.

Ok, to be honest i’m not much of a Twilight fan anymore. That obsession died out ages ago. But i do think this is kind of sad. This article’s from Yahoo! so it’s believable. If she was backing out of this, then i think it would have been all gud but Summit Entertainment is just…cutting her out. That’s not nice. I’ve always thought there was something…cold about Summit. Although i think her little farewell statement is a bit overdoing it, i think it’s sad and rather stupid to cut her off like this. I mean, she was part of the reason Twilight rocketed last year. You can’t deny that; there are heaps of fans out there that would hate to see her leave. And if Summit takes her out, they might just lower the number of Twilight lovers. But maybe i’m jumping to conclusions here. No matter how trustworthy Yahoo! is, it’s still media and who can trust the media?

Snappy

Well…that’s my opinion. So what do you guys think? I assume there’s a lot (and i mean a LOT) of Twilight Fans out there. So don’t be shy to drop us a comment about what you think about this and come back to check out for more news!! Later.



Rumour Has It: Some widely believed rumours-BUSTED!

Heard about the one about ATM envelopes poisoned with cyanide? How about the one about the Hawaiian tourists who have taken rocks or sand from the island, and angered the goddess of fire and volcanoes, Pele, and have been followed by bad luck since? Or perhaps you’re more familiar with the one about Donald Duck being banned from Finland because he didn’t wear pants?

Well, two of them are false, and one of them is supposedly true. So here I go busting these urban legends…

The rumour goes something like this; a customer died after licking an envelope at a teller machine to make a deposit, and according to the police, Dr. Elliot at the Women’s College Hospital found traces of cyanide in the lady’s mouth and digestive system. Police traced the poison to the glue on the envelope she deposited that day, and upon further inspection, found six more. The poison was mixed with the glue and was colourless and odourless. They suspected some sicko was targeting a particular bank and had been putting these envelopes beside machines at different locations. It was sent by Kimberly Clarkson from the Crime Unit, Department for Public Health. It even gave a number-416 563 9905.
This warning begin circulating on the internet in 1999 (and I thought chain-mails were the invention of some new generation nincompoop…turns out not, maybe like it’s an old family tradition or something?). There was no such death and there were definitely no such envelopes. When asked about the emailed warning, Women’s Health and Sciences Centre said it is not connected with the note, and they don’t even have a Dr. Elliot on their staff. And that’s not all, Kathleen Harte, manager of communications for Toronto Public Health claimed that, ” It’s a hoax. We have no such person on staff. The Public Health Department doesn’t have a crime unit. There is no death to our knowledge that occurred. If somebody had died of cyanide poisoning we would have heard about this.” Well, all I have to say to that is, if you’re going to make up a scarelore, at least do some research first!

This one, is said to be true. It’s a Hawaiian legend-anyone that removes a piece of rock from the Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park will incur the wrath of the Goddess Pele. Terrible curses will follow those that do prompting them to soon abandon the rock(s) in the interest of self preservation.

Now, although I am slightly skeptical of this, I certainly do find it very interesting. Can a souvenir, pocketed with no immoral intention result in a horrible series of unforgiving tragedies? Well, thousands have come  to believe that yes, they can.

Why it all happens? Well, legends say that Pele, the Goddess of fire and volcanoes is angered when the rocks (which she sees as her children) are taken from her that she puts a terrible curse on the thief, as a way to get even. She is especially protective of volcanic rock and sand, two of the items tourists thoughtlessly purloin as a token of their holiday.

To prove that I’m not just spinning this out of thin air for my amusement, I have proof from a reliable source (snopes.com) about this. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and numerous other hotels are flooded with packages containing sand, shells and rocks from guilt-ridden vacationers who attempt at breaking the sudden downpour of bad luck and disasters that have ensued them. Some of these packages are accompanied by notes begging for forgiveness and mercy of the goddess as such;

Please take this sand and put it back somewhere on you island. I have had very bad luck since it came into my life and I am very sorry I took it. Please forgive me and I pray that once I send it back where it comes from, my bad luck will go away.

Please return to soil. I have been having bad luck.

Ever since we have taken items, we have had nothing but bad luck and medical problems. We apologize for taking items, so we are returning them to Hawaii.

We placed the rock last fall on a cast iron chair in our garden, this spring the chair’s leg had fallen off. This is the least of the problems we have had since we have taken the rock.

Pele’s professed jinx is not of the mild kind either. Those allegedly afflicted by it have had grievous things occur; pets have died, jobs have been lost, houses burnt down, sudden deaths and illnesses striking loved ones, marriages broken…scary huh?
What comes to mind after researching and writing up this report? Unfortunate things happening right after you pick up a rock from a Hawaiian volcano-sheer co-incidence topped by desperate and superstitious attempts at trying to turn their ‘bad luck’ around or Goddess Pele’s jinx? Personally, I’m not so sure that I’m one of the thousands who believe this curse to be real.

Donald Duck was once banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants. And also because he cavorted with an unmarried female duck. That’s one we frivolously love to believe. And I hate to break it to you, but it’s nothing more than a speculation-and it gets slightly political, too as I discovered.
This myth begins in 1977, when Helsinki found itself in a bit of a financial tight spot. This lead to Mr Markku Holopainen, a local Liberal Party rep, proposing a meeting of the board of youth affairs. There, he suggested they stop purchasing Donald Duck comics for youth centres. A year later, while Holopainen was in the midst of an election campaign for a seat in the Finnish parliament, information was leaked to the press that he was responsible for the ‘ban of Donald Duck from Helsinki’ (now I wonder who told…). The chairman of the board failed to defend Holopainen (not surprised-he was a candidate himself). Holopainen made a futile attempt at explaining that the decision to discontinue the purchase of the comics was solely due to monetary reasons and was made concordantly. Holopainen failed to convince the press and lost the election to the board chairman (hmmm…see what I mean about it being just a teensy bit political?).
When a similar incident had taken place in the town of Kemi, Finland, the international press had mirthfully exaggerated the story with headlines such as, ‘Finland bans Donald’ and ‘Donald Vanishes from Libraries,’ reporting that Donald was expelled due to concerns over his lack of pants (it’s funny, really, what the media assumes and what we are prepared to believe) and questions about his marital status (he’s a duck for Gods’ sake, not to mention a cartoon!). As the foreign news filtered to Finland, the local tabloids didn’t attempt to verify the story-instead they just ran articles on the reaction it was receiving abroad. ‘Donald Not Married; Politicians Outraged!’ and ‘Donald, Where Are Your Trousers’ were also among the headlines in papers overseas, Finns were told.
But the hullabaloo was gone as instantly as it came. Disney cartoons became more popular on Finnish television, leading the more cynical to wonder if this had been a publicity stunt by Disney. If it was, you have to give it to them, it was pretty guileful and quirky.
The whole no pants business turned out rather political and unethical than you would assume.

Tell us what you think about these legends and rumours. Have you heard of the cyanide envelopes? Do you believe in the curse of Hawaiian Goddess Pele? What about Donald Duck? 😀 So feel free to drop a comment on this because we’d love to hear some different opinions on this topic. Urban legends, myths and rumours-there’s some pretty interesting stuff that you can uncover if you just do a little bit of research. And if you’ve heard a few other rumours you’re wondering about, feel free to let me know and I’ll try to dig it up!!


Ranting on Randomly…

So we found out that our blog’s not going that well. We are actually getting a lot of comments now but the views are going down. In any case, we’ll continue posting and updating so more of you will come on!

Well, i was just thinking, moments ago as i stopped writing because my sis was laughing at my dancing skills (i wasn’t dancing, she was just remembering some of my previous attempts at dancing) and i completely blanked out on what i was writing about. So i thought i would take a break and come check out our blog and update some pages and stuff. And then i get on the comp, dragged the heater all the way to my room from the lounge and settled on my chair to write and…nothing. I had no idea what i was writing. First i thought i would update the movie page and put up Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince up but then i thought that wouldn’t be a gud thing to put up as it’s a bit common and all. So, i started up this post and named it ranting on randomly because that’s exactly what i’m doing…

So, while i’m ranting on randomly, i’m going to put up some Harry Potter posters. I was on Meg Cabot’s website (yeah, i’m a fan of her books…if you guys have read the latest update on the books section you’ll see what  i mean) and i saw this post about the Harry Potter posters. It was pretty interesting. She commented on a lot of the posters and what she said was true. I could’ve got u guys a link or somthing for that post on Meg Cabot’s website but i just went back and tried to find it and couldn’t. Damn it, i should have favourited that page. Anyway there was this poster with Malfoy looking like he’s just seen a ghost and he’s curious about it (?). The Malfoy on the poster was actually supposed to be angry. The poster goes something like this…

See what i mean? He does look pretty bad. No offence to Malfoy. There are better posters of Malfoy and i don’t think this was necessary, really.

Mag Cabot also mentioned something about Ron Weasley which occured to me as the simple truth. In all the poster, he looks muscular, tough and all macho man and unlike the funny, scared-to-death-of-spiders dude we’ve grown up knowing. That’s just totally wrong, making Ron all macho man. Although in the book, he kind of becomes attractive to two girls and all, he still stays the same Ron as he was for the past countless number of Harry Potter years!

And then there’s the other poster, which Meg Cabot also commented on, which make it seem like the whole Ron-Lavender-Hermione love triangle is such a major thing. The poster makes Hermione seem like an absolutely love struck, jealous teenager, hurt to the core. This was not the case in the book. She was jealous and confused but not that jealous. You’ll see what i mean when you see this poster…

Look and see for yourself. This poster not only makes Hermione seem like a bitter, jealous teen but totally pronounce out the machoism of Ron which, as we all know, is so out of what’s happening in the reality (if you can call Harry Potter reality) of the Harry Potter world.

Okay, guys, don’t mistake me. I really like Harry Potter and can’t wait to watch the movie and i appreciate the fact that they’ve bothered to make the series in to movies but sometimes i think the movies are always running on a different track to the books. Sometimes they’ve changed so much of the movie it’s just so annoying. I guess you can’t completely blame the people who make it (i mean, the books are sooooo long and it must be so hard to cut it down to a two hour movie). In any case, i think they’ve done a good job and i hope they make the seventh movie quickly! That reminds me…does any of you guys know why they delayed the release of Harry Potter 6??? Wasn’t it supposed to be released in December or something?? Some people were saying that the release was due to Twilight being released at that time but then that was contridicted and said to be false. So anyone know why?? Leave a comment and tell me why if you do know!

By the way, u know i was watching Harry Potter 2 yesterday and i found this mistake they’ve made in HP2. It was in the scene in Diagon Alley when Hagrid brings Harry back from Knockturn Alley. He meets Hermione and she fixes Harry’s glasses but she couldn’t really do that because underage wizards aren’t allowed to perform magic outside of school! Yeah, one glitch spotted…

While on the HP subject, i want to show you guys a poster of HP6 which is, sofar, my fave…

Yeah, pretty interesting, aye?

Well, that’s the end of my rant. I guess it was a good rant with the info i gave you there. Actually, it was more opinions that info in that post. Anyway, i hope you leave us a comment and come back soon!!

Later!! Face Plant PS: Omigosh!!!! Don’t you just find that smiley adorable…


Star Guest Report

Okay, so it is decided that the next Star Guest is going to be….Fred Weasley!

I know this is totally different from the murderers and cute cartoons that we usually put up but this is  just little something for some Harry Potter Fans…a group which i totally belong to. Some of my mates…they think i’m a total geek for liking harry potter but u knw, that’s just me. So, all in all, i have decided to make Fred Weasley our next Star Guest. If you’re a total fan and read HP, you wud know that Fred, even though totally amazing and funny, died on the last book. that was one shock i’m still not over…

So, Fred’s gonna be starring in our blog in the near future and all you harry potter fans (and the curious not-so-in-to-HP lot), come on and find out some real good stuff about Fred that you probably didn’t know before!

Later and hope you come back for the real stuff about Fred Weasley!


The Thing about Hannah Montanna…

Look, we’re not trying to have a diss Disney session here or whatever, but just elaborating a bit on what Hafsa said about Disney stars and Hannah Montanna…
WARNING: If you are a Hannah Montanna/Miley Cyrus fan, i’d suggest you don’t read on.
And if you have decided to, let me just say this: I don’t mean to be rude and i’m not taking out some sort of personal revenge/grudge or anything, but i’m just saying it the way i see it. And the way i see it and have put it is slightly obnoxious, and i totally accept that.
With great power, comes great responsibility. And this applies also to fame… and especially to Miley Cyrus. Here’s why:
She has a lot of young fans, and i’m talking like five year olds, and she’s supposedly a role model to them. Well, i wouldn’t want my five year old sister or cousin to be looking up to someone who has scandals as often as she releases songs. So, maybe some of the scandals weren’t so much in her control (i’m not so convinced) but what really irritates me is her attitude. In life you don’t get everything you want so what makes her so different from the rest of us, lesser beings? (OK i know i’m starting to sound the slightest bit stingy and abhorrent) Her little episode with Radiohead, is what i’m talking about. For those of you who don’t know about this (i’m surprised, she pretty much ADVERTISED it internationally) here’s how the story goes; she was at the Grammy’s and Thom Yorke was four dressing rooms away from her so she asked her people to talk to Radiohead’s people and arrange a meeting. Their response? “We don’t really do that” and what does Miss The-World-Revolves-Around-Me do? She cries and throws this amazingly huge tantrum, because Radiohead refused to meet her. She even threatened to RUIN THEM. And who knew, Miley LOVES Radiohead, they’re her “rock god” and the only person she would “cry over”. If she really loved them as much as she claims to, she would know that Thom Yorke is really shy and reclusive and hanging out with a clingy, star-struck teenager at the Grammy’s, hours before his show was not on his bucket list.

And just so i don’t sound too cynical, she can make some nice music (but her music is NOT rock and she is NOT a rock star and neither are the Jo Bros) and as embarrassing as it is, i used to watch Hannah Montanna as a kid and liked it (i’m over it now, thankfully), but like i said, i’m not a big fan and the fact that she acts like she’s superior to everybody else doesn’t help the cause.


The Disney Problem

 okay, this maybe completely random but this is what happened to me and what i realized…

okay, so, in some random show i was watching on Friday, some random girl was saying that Kevin Jonas was gonna get married! And i was like, what the hell?  See…this is what i’ve found on the net about the oldest Jonas bro…

One Jonas off the market

People magazine had the scoop: Kevin Jonas popped the question to girlfriend Danielle Deleasa early Wednesday morning in New Jersey.

And she said yes. (Smart girl.)

“She said ‘yes, yes, yes’ like 500 times super fast in a row,” the oldest of the Jonas Brothers told People.

Jonas, 21, and Deleasa, 22, met in May 2007 while vacationing with their families in the Bahamas.

He proposed after arriving in New Jersey on an overnight flight from a concert in Vancouver.

“It was tough performing last night, knowing that I was going to ask the biggest question in my life to the most amazing girl in the world,” he told People.

They haven’t set a wedding date yet.”

So he’s only 21 and planning to tie the knot. Personally, i’m not that in to the Jonas Bros. But this really caught my attention. And this leads to why i’m telling you guys this and why this post is just so random…

okay, so the Jonas Brothers are coated with Disney. I have nothing against old man Walt Disney or his production but me and most of the world knows that Disney produces a whole lot of stuff thats for the kids and the tweens. Being 15, Disney is a little too young for me. So, Kevin Jonas, a total Disney dude, getting married just seemed soo….i don’t know, weird to me. No offence to him, but i can never see him as a old- enough-to-get-married-guyDisney and i find it hard to actually grasp that he could be getting married anytime soon. It’s so weird, its like finding out a five year old’s getting married. I’m sorry, Kevin, i have nothing against you but i just can’t grasp that you are engaged and probably be married so soon! In any case, hope he has a really good life with her. btw, i found it totally cool that he chose a non-famous person as his fiance’/girlfriend cuz not many stars do that.

Anyway, something added to this, its not just Kevin Jonas that i find hard to grasp as a grown 21 year old. You guys know Demi Lovata, yeah, she made this video called Don’t Forget recently. The song’s pretty good and serious but i just can’t watch the video and have the same affect as a serious video would normally have on me. It’s all serious but her Disney Days just get in the way of the video being as effective. It’s weird.

I’m gonna put up Demi Lovata’s video. You guys check it out and tell us if it’s just me or do you guys find it hard to see Disney stars being so…un-Disney too!


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