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Taylor Swift Pranked…

This is so funny. Check it out!

Here’s the rest of the interview…

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Much loved Sponge turning to scum?

Theatrical poster of The SpongeBob SquarePants...

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I love Spongebob. I really do. Who can’t love a neurotic, immature sponge who lives in a pineapple and is best friends with a brainless starfish? (Well…. my Mum HATES him…) I used to love watching the senseless episodes, lazing about after school, until recently, I have noticed a change…
Has the rating changed from G to PG? The witty humour from the old episodes has been replaced by matter that is a bit too mature for the majority of the audience that are fans of the show (and i’m talking Primary kids here- five to about ten years of age)…
I was flicking through the channels the other day, looking for something to watch so I didn’t have to do my homework (well, that always has been my favourite form of procrastinating) and I just caught the end of a SB episode, where Spongebob, Patrick and Mr. Krabs were going on a panty raid or something similarly sleazy. It wasn’t so much what was being said or done was but how it was being said and done. I found it kind of disturbing… especially when it turned out to be Mr. Krabs’ mother’s underwear drawer they were messing around with.  (I asked someone at school the next day [yes we still talk about cartoons, and no we are not too old to be discussing cartoons in math class] and the episode had been about Mr. Krabs feeling like he was old so he went for a day out with Spongebob and Pat. I later found out [thank you Google!] the episode’s called Mid-Life Crustacean, so check it out if you’re curious). This was only one of those examples.

I mean, after some more research into this (what would I do without Google?) I found that I am not the only person who has noticed this, change. Or have I  just started to notice it? Has it seriously always been like this? I read up a grandparent’s concern on the kind of behaviour that is being  conveyed through the show, and how their granddaughter said something that they didn’t like and they had heard it on a Spongebob episode.

This is a much debated opinion but I think it depends on the child, really, whether they can differentiate between real life and what they see behind the box or not. And here I’m referring to kids around the age of 5-6. This may sound ridiculous and just slightly off topic but seriously, kids know a lot more than what they show, so don’t be fooled by the innocence you see in their eyes. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying kids aren’t innocent, (with a 3-year-old brother of my own, I know they are)but their ability to understand and know things should not be underestimated.

Although, as surprised as I was by this ‘change’ and wasn’t totally impressed by it, I have to make a point here; kids perceive cartoons differently from adults. You’d think they would catch on but they don’t or you’d think they noticed but they didn’t… And yes, watch carefully and you’ll notice that almost ALL cartoons have some sort of adult matter cleverly woven into them, just to amuse any parents that may be watching the show with their kids. It’s something I’ve noticed myself. So taking this point, maybe the hidden humour is getting where it should but getting the wrong reaction. Just something to ponder over; maybe what you’re seeing is not meant for the kids but you.

But there is one thing you can’t really deny here and that is that they will hear much worse out on the streets or on a trip to the mall than they will on Spongebob. The best you can do is teach them wrong from right. Talk to them about what’s acceptable and what is not.

I guess it’s also up to parents to censor the shows their kids watch. You’re the best judge here… Innocent fun or not quite so?


The Grammy Awards

Before we set out in exploring this article, i would like to mention that this list of albums are possible Grammy winners, not the actual winners, so don’t let your hopes rise too high with this list. And by the way, i found this article through Green Day’s official website and i put it on mainly because i was interested in the Green Day part of the article and a little on the Taylor Swift part. Anyway, the point is, i think i can assure you that this article is trustworthy and not some junk some bored person somwhere had made up. And it is on the Los Angeles Times (thats the wibsite the link led to, lol) which makes it more reliable in a way, i guess…

Grammys 2010: An early look at album of the year (Part 2)

 Green Day Taylor Swift

For the first time, the Grammy eligibility year has been moved up from the end of September to the final day of August. In making the change, the eligibility period for the 2010 Grammy Awards was shortened to 11 months (the Grammy year will be back to a 12-month cycle, with the new qualifying dates, for the 2011 awards).

Ultimately, this means that heavy hitters such as Mariah Carey and Jay-Z will now have to wait until 2011 to see their albums get Grammy recognition. An album now must be released no later than Aug. 31 to be in the Grammy running.

That means it’s time to look at the albums most likely to be lauded by Recording Academy voters in the album of the year field, Grammys’ biggest prize. Note, however, what follows is not a reflection of the year’s best albums. No discussion of that sort could happen without mention of Metric’s “Fantasies,” Lily Allen’s “It’s Not Me, It’s You” and on and on and on.

For now, however, get your pencils and scorecards ready. Here’s an early look at some of the works most likely to receive album of the year attention when Grammy nominations are unveiled at the end of the year.

This is Part 2 of the installment. Click here for Part 1 to see what you missed. Pop & Hiss will be back to see how wrong we all were in December.

Green Day, ’21st Century Breakdown’

Grammy potential: The East Bay pop-punk band already has three Grammys to its name, and two stemming from 2004’s “American Idiot.” The latter, in fact, scored a nod for album of the year, signaling Green Day’s complete makeover from snotty, bored suburbanites to socially conscious rockers with new-found theatrical ambitions. It hit a number of Grammy sweet spots. “American Idiot” was a blockbuster success, revitalizing Green Day’s career, and doing so with grand, artistic ambitions.

Grammy deserving: With “21st Century Breakdown,” the band continues down the same path it set forth on “Idiot,” creating an album fit for Broadway or the mosh pit. Like “Idiot,” “21st Century Breakdown” is the work of a veteran band still willing to take chances. The album has more of a direct theme than “Idiot,” and at 18 tracks, the concept may be stretched a bit thin, but songs such as “Horseshoes and Handgrenades” and “Last Night on Earth” reveal that Green Day hasn’t lost is ferocious edge while developing its softer, sweeter, more Grammy-friendly side.

Whitney Houston, ‘I Look to You’

Grammy potential: Plenty have been waiting for Houston’s return, and you can bet Recording Academy voters are among her most ardent supporters. She has six Grammy wins to her name, including an album of the year trophy for her work on the soundtrack to 1992 film “The Bodyguard.” While her 2002 album “Just Whitney” failed to snare an album of the year nod, she’s largely been missing in action since, at least if you were looking for her outside the tabloids. If “I Look to You” is a moderate critical success — and early signs are that it is — then Houston’s album of the year prospects will be judged on the marketplace. If it’s a hit, book it. If she’s fading from the top 10 by time Mariah Carey releases her “Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel” on Sept. 29, Houston may be relegated to pop and genre fields.

Grammy deserving: Initial reactions to “I Look to You” are positive, although not glowing. Houston’s weapon was her voice, and it’s lost some of its thrill. A scaled-back Whitney, especially one paired with A-list producers, from R. Kelly to Stargate to Akon, isn’t necessarily all that different from any number of pop divas. That all being said, “I Look to You” may play it safe, but it’s a pleasurable listen from start to finish. “Million Dollar Bill” is blissfully retro, and “Salute” packs a feisty, kiss-off punch.

Taylor Swift, ‘Fearless’

Grammy potential: And here, ladies and gentleman, is your 2010 front-runner for the Grammy album of the year. The country princess is not only the biggest star of the moment, she’s been embraced by the Recording Academy. Swift, remember, was the standout star of last year’s first-ever prime-time Grammy nominations special. She also performed on the awards with Miley Cyrus, despite not having a nomination. Additionally, her “Fearless” may very well end up the best-selling album of 2009, as well as the release with the most Grammy nominations. She has critics in her corner, including at least three from the Los Angeles Times, and her album has already spawned three hits. This is the year of the Swift.

Grammy deserving: If anything holds back Swift from taking this category, it may be the fact that while she’s received generally favorable reviews, she’s far from critic-proof. Additionally, those who have witnessed her award-show performances, including her duet at this year’s Grammy telecast with Cyrus, saw a young singer whose vocals don’t always rise above an amateur level. But that is not her appeal. She’s pitched as an ol’-fashioned singer/songwriter, and one with upstanding moral values who relates to her fans by filtering teen issues through an adult prism. It does, however, walk a line between honest and calculated, and voters would be right to let her get one or two more albums under her crystal-emblazoned belt before giving her the top prize.

Phoenix, ‘Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix’

Grammy potential: The only problem standing in Phoenix’s way is whether or not enough voters will hear them. Phoenix has released an album that’s right in the Coldplay sweet spot, and the French pop band has steadily built its career over four albums. Longtime Grammy observers may be rolling their eyes at the band’s inclusion here, as Phoenix still belongs to a cult audience, even if that fan base is growing. Yet the band has spent 15 weeks on the top 100 of the pop charts, and is coming back to the U.S. for a fall tour. A long shot at this point, but the band is one more television performance from breaking out. It’s also important to note that with music sales down, it’s easier for an act like Phoenix to stand out, and the group brings a level of credibility to the telecast, something the Grammys reacquired last year when they embraced Radiohead.

Grammy deserving: “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix” is a warmly inviting record, the rare pop record that successfully emerges ambient textures with exuberant melodies. There’s a hypnotic quality to nearly all of these songs, be it the way the vocals fade into synths in “Girlfriend,” or the guitars that get lost in a disco rush in “1901.” A stylistic leap over the band’s prior efforts, and the group has already been rewarded. This is its first to reach the U.S. pop charts, and it has already sold more than 100,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. There’s no way it could ever win, sadly, but it deserves to be in the conversation.

Maxwell, ‘BLACKsummers’night’

Grammy potential: Whitney isn’t the only comeback story this year. Maxwell hasn’t released an album since 2001, and “BLACKsummers’night” is already a commercial success. Six weeks after its release, and it’s still in the top-15 on the U.S. pop charts, resting this week at No. 11. Maxwell has never been nominated in the top category, but he’s no Grammy stranger, and has been up for best R&B album. It’s possible for both Maxwell and Whitney to get nominated, as “BLACKsummers’night” is pure R&B elegance, and Whitney’s “I Look to You” is essentially a straight-up pop album.

Grammy deserving: Maxwell should have been nominated for an album of the year when he released his 1996 debut “Maxwell’s Urban Suite Hang,” and this is probably his best release since. The Los Angeles Times’ Ann Powers gave it four stars, writing that Maxwell’s “music is libidinally compelling because it is complex. Following the example of his acknowledged influence Al Green, Maxwell’s singing teases out the subtle gradations of feeling in a lyric.” And it hits a span of emotions without telegraphing them, as it’s a seductive, yet devastatingly heartbreaking record. Look for it on year-end lists, and look for it in this field.

Pop & Hiss will be back close to the unveiling of the Grammy nominations to offer our final Grammy picks for album of the year.

–Todd Martens

One thing i’ve noticed out of that post…”snotty rockers”…why is he calling rockers that? Is that his (author’s) general opinion on rockers? Why, so? Seriously, i’m curious. I wonder if this has anything to do with the fact that rockers these days make good music but they are quite modest and aren’t publicly revealed as other artists in other genres, so they are considered as snotty or stuck ups (!)….

“…while developing it’s softer, sweeter, Grammy-friendly side”…this is another complication and disturbance to my mind. What does he mean by Grammy-friendly side? So, now we have music that the Grammy award choosers would like and wouldn’t. So, does that mean, real talent is not really counted for because what is chosen in what the majority of the choosers or voters like? Seriously, its a complication and i’m starting to wonder if this is what our world is turning in to, over seeing real talent and judging music and other things by how cool they are or by something similarly unfair. It’s the same thing with the whole writers-versus-musicians war i’ve been contemplating about which is a whole other story, really

Leave us a comment on what you think even if it’s just to say that Green Day rocks or to give us a full on contridiction to what i had added at the end there…whatever it is, we’d like to know!! 


More on Exams…

i’m so very sorry if you clicked on this post, all serious and hoping to learn some more real good tips on how to revise and write your exam to get that big and bold EXCELLENCE on your paper….because this post is just stupid (yes, even, i, the creator of this post admit it!). This post is full of nonsense that a sudden but well thought out inspiration had led me to do.

You see…as i was reading Alisha’s post (which has some REAL and helpful hints and tips!) and saw the maths test pic, i got the sudden brainstorm that i shud hop on to google (not literally because that would result in a smashed up laptop that would put me in solitary confinement…my parents version of it!) and seek out some other pics of people’s test papers which they wrote stupid answers on! some of them (hopefully all) are a major crack up!

so here…check ’em out!

I love the last one and to be honest, don’t get most of the other ones. Maybe if you do, you can tell me…lol.

it took me a while to get that lol.

awesome comment!

another version of the pic alisha put on. I gess this is verryyy common in exams lol.

lol. nice elephant.

funny.

hey, at least he/she’ll pass his english exam when he/she has to describe things…

thats all for now. hoped you enjoyed!


The weirdest thing happened today…

These arent my glasses but they look similar ;)

These aren't my glasses but they look similar 😉

It was a normal boring day at school and me and Hafsa were hanging around with a bunch of friends. After the bell rang for fourth period, I realized I didn’t have my glasses, so me and Hafsa went back to our lockers and turned the place upside down looking for them. Now, the reason I probably lost them and got to class ten minutes late is that I never actually wear them (I don’t need them…they’re like 0.4…pssssh)!

But anyway, I go through my bag twice and my locker and Hafsa triple checks and we can not find them ANYWHERE. We even tracked back everywhere I’d been since I last remember holding my glasses (it  was like my childhood phase dream of wanting to be a detective coming true). Finally, Hafsa decides to check her locker just INCASE I’d left them there for some really strange reason… So  she reaches into her pocket for her keys and can you guess what she pulls out? Go on take a guess….

Yeah, she finds MY glasses in HER pocket.

The CRAZIEST thing? Neither of us know how they got there. I have no recollection of giving them to her or leaving them anywhere near her and she doesn’t remember putting them in her pocket. And besides why would she put them in her pocket instead of giving them to me if she found them somewhere? How weird is that??

And since it’s a mystery let’s put our imaginations out there and make completely ridiculous assumptions about how they may have got there… So, if you think you know, put your theory down in the comments.

My Theory:

Before I start let me just tell you, I don’t do sci-fi, but I’m trying, so it’s kinda… rough?

IT WAS A PORTAL AND AN ALEIN ABDUCTION.

Yeah, that’s right. A portal and an alien abduction. Here’s what I assume happened:

1. We were abducted by an alien army and they knocked us out using some super complex alien formula of a sedative or something that they injected into us.
2. The aliens then did some tests and blah dee blah dee blah (you know… they usual thing)
3. Then they erased our memories (taking extra safety measures… I like it, I like it. It’s like Hafsa. Perhaps she’s related to aliens? Hmm… maybe I’ll put up a theory about that too, what do you think?) and  then they sent us back using a portal.
4. The portal then went through a complication involving communication difficulty some data was shuffled and manipulated. The aliens managed to retrieve the information and put it back together at super speed but my glasses were left in her pocket.
5. There. That’s it. The mystery is solved. Yeah?

Okay, I know how this sounds and you’re probably thinking ‘what a complete cracker’, and if we’re not on the same wavelength, you are free to share your own theory about this that may or may not be somewhat as rational as mine. 😀

ps I like this… being an idiot is so much FUN! Oh come on… don’t pretend you don’t do it too! And don’t pretend you can do it as well as I can… 😉

We will get to the bottom of this!! (with your help 🙂 )


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…


Trace Cyrus and Demi Lovato?

I don’t know what to think here. The other day, on the Erin Simpson show (okay, i don’t watch it but my sis does and i was in the kitchen making something (something i rarely do, really) and i hear Erin saying, Demi Lovato and Trace Cyrus are dating! And i’m like what the hell? TRACE CYRUS???? DEMI LOVATO???? It’s the Jonas Brothers getting married thing all over again (posted below!), it was unbelievable. The first thing that obviously comes in to mind is the disbelief i felt and then i realized, TRACE CYRUS??? DEMI LOVATO??? okay, i know, same thing, lol. It’s just…i don’t know if it’s a bad thing but i assumed it was just a bit weird and completely out of the blue. I mean, this is a Disney actress, known for her squeaky clean image and there to entertain tweens and children, going out with Trace, who’s all tattoos and piercings. I was expecting something like Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato or something…

okay, i’m totally not trying to offend them (because i think i’ve done enough offending for the week with the Disney thing) but i just can’t believe it. Maybe it’s a good thing, maybe they do go together…but i just have a hard time grasping it. Who am i to judge, though? i’m just a bored teenager, writing away on a laptop…if they wanted to they could go out…

And, after the initial shock, i remembered that Trace Cyrus was actually Miley Cyrus’s bro (okay, i know, that was so late remembering since that’s so obvious but all this shock and realization did happen in, like, five seconds). Anyway, that remembrance just brought up a Q…would Miley be okay with this? (if this actually is totally true because as we all know people tend to make up huge rumours but they have been, apparently, flirting a lot on Tweeters…) As we all know, Miley is a bit of drama queen, so, if she finds out, what will she say? Added to the whole older brother thing, if i’m not incorrect and totally out of order here, i think there was this little fight/feud/YouTube thing with Miley and Demi and Selena. So, i don’t know if that will influence Miley’s reaction but i think the feud thing was pretty huge…

Now, Demi Lovato’s been denying that she is going out (if they are) with Trace. She claims that they are only “really good friends”. But they’ve been flirting and acting more than just really good friends on Tweeters, apparently. So i can’t be sure of what’s going on. I mostly put up this post to tell you guys about my weird and random reaction.

Also, Demi’s 16 and Trace’s 20 and i think, maybe, he’s a little too old for her…

Maybe they could have something or all the internet rumours are just rumours. Only time will tell, really. And, again, i hope i’m not offending anyone (like a Demi/Trace fan or Disney fan) and i’m only just posting what my reaction was.

So, leave comments on what you think on this post (is it offending, completely stupid or do i atually have a point?) and don’t forget to check out the rest of the blog entries!!


Paranoia Pandemic: Swine Flu

In the (seemingly) secluded part of the world which is (seemingly) affected by nothing much, the swine flu outbreak has hit the headlines (especially after 4 H1N1 related deaths have been confirmed in New Zealand), so I decided to put up a post. We have posts on Michael Jackson, Disney, JoBros and even Hannah Montanna (who is a kind of epidemic herself) so why not swine flu?

Swine flu-what is it?
Basically, it’s a new influenza virus also referred to as H1N1. The virus was first detected in April, 2009 in the US and on June 11, 2009 a worldwide pandemic alert was raised to phase 6 (which indicates that a global pandemic is underway) by the World Health Organization (WHO). The virus spreads from person-to-person, in the supposedly same way that regular seasonal flu does. It was originally (and still is-the name’s stuck) referred to as ‘swine flue’ due to lab tests that showed many genes in the new virus were similar to the flu viruses that usually occur in pigs in North America. Further analysis revealed that the virus is actually very different from that of the pigs.

PANDEMIC PARANOIA ON THE LOSE!
Just the other day I watched someone on the news, who had been asked to leave (quite rudely in my opinion) a pet shop in Christchurch because her three-year-old sneezed. “All I said was, ‘She has a cold,’ and [the store person] rolled her eyes and waved her hands and her head, and said, ‘Well people like you come in here and spread the germs, and we have to shut and make ourselves at-risk,’” says Ms Elwood. Fine, so you’re a bit paranoid but there’s no need to be so repulsive about it. I agree that it’s this big thing in like, Australia and the US and stuff but here…flu masks are not necessary. In fact I think that’s being a bit over cautious…But if you are getting totally worked up about this, my (probably not so useful) advice is to take precautions (wash your hands da dee da dee dah…) and avoid the swine flu news, the articles and rumours- seriously worrying yourself sick-literally-isn’t about to do you or anyone else for that matter any good.

If you are the paranoid type, this questionnaire might be for you.

Do you have swine flu?


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!


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