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One Picture One Thousand Words… Finally Upadated

Yeah, we’ve finally gotten around to it…

It gets a little bit hard trying to keep it all together with only the two of us working on a pretty wide range of things, but we try our best. 🙂
And we’ve finally added some new photos- ones that you will never have seen on Google or Flickr or anywhere else, I promise you, because we’ve taken them ourselves. Right here on Ebony Ink… well not here here… oh, you know what I mean…  x.x

Here’s a quick glimpse of what you’re gonna see on there:

 

 

Like what you see? Well there’s much more to see, so…

Click right here and we’ll zap you away…

Hope you guys enjoy it 🙂

AND…

if you guys have any cool pics that you’ve taken (meaning you own all the Copyrights and other odds and ends for it) we would really like to put them on here, so just send us an e-mail on ebony_ink@live.com titled ‘photos’ in the subject and we’ll put it in our One Picture One Thousand Words section, fully credited to you. 😀


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 The witty humour from the old episodes has been replaced by matter that is a bit too mature for the majority of the audience that are fans of the show (and i’m talking Primary kids here- five to about ten years of age)…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?


Did you know…

guess what?? u prolly alredy guessed because of the title (maybe) but i’ll give an announcement anyway…i found AWESOME and COOL did you know facts!!!!

….okay, maybe you guys aren’t as excited about this as i am but these facts are preetttyyy cool (lol i tried to get that mysterious feeling there…hmm…). And all it took was a lil’ bit of typing and a click on google (as usual). seriously, don’t you guys think google is reeeaally cool??? i mean, i would’ve prolly failed a lot of my assignments without google! So GO GOOGLE!!!

anyway, back to the (future…no, sorry, i’m kidding and i find that (oddly) funny because i’m on a huge high!) facts thing. Here’s what i found…

So, here we go…did you know…

-six year olds laugh an average of 400 times a day and adults laugh an average of 15 times a day (no wonder having a child in the house lightens up the house although there’s two more adults around as well!).

– When you blush, the lining in your stomach turns red as well (wow, blushes are pretty powerful things).

-When William Shakespear’s Midsummer Night’s dream was performed in London in 1662, Samuel Pepys, an old time critic, said that it was a “the most stupid ridiculous play that i ever saw in my life”(…i wonder how the guy would feel now for saying that!)

Top signs of Internet Addiction:

 * You wake up at 3 a.m. to go to the bathroom and stop to check your e-mail on the way back to bed.

* You name your children Eudora, Mozilla and Dotcom.

* You turn off your modem and get this awful empty feeling, like you just pulled the plug on a loved one.

You spend half of the plane trip with your laptop on your lap…and your child in the overhead compartment.

* You decide to stay in college for an additional year or two, just for the free Internet access.

* You laugh at people with 28,800 modems.

* You start using smiley’s in your snail mail.

* Your hard drive crashes.

* You haven’t logged in for two hours. You start to twitch.

* You pick up the phone and manually dial your ISP’s access number.

* You try to hum to communicate with the modem. And you succeed.

(rigghhtt…and i thought i was addicted to the internet!)

–  Things that make you go ‘hmm…’ (and annoy you ALOT!…these ones are a bit common, maybe you’ve heard of them or maybe you haven’t! =P)

People who point at their wrist while asking for the time…. I know where my watch is pal, where the heck is yours?

  People who are willing to get off their butt to search the entire room for the TV remote because they refuse to walk to the TV and change the channel manually.

When people say “Oh you just want to have your cake and eat it too!” Hello! What good is cake if you can’t eat it? Who doesn’t want to have their cake and eat it? What else am I going to do with my cake?

 When people say “it’s always the last place you look”. Of course it is. Why would you keep looking after you’ve found it? Do people do this? Who are they? Where are they? And Why??

When people say while watching a film “Did you see that??” No, I paid $12 to come to the cinema and stare at the floor. Then I miss the next scene for answering the doofus’ question!

 People who ask “Can I ask you a question?”…. Didn’t really give me a choice there, did ya?

When something is ‘New and Improved!’ Which is it? If it’s new, then there has never been anything before it. If it’s an improvement, then there must have been something before it, so it couldn’t be new.

When people say “Life is short”. What?? Life is the longest thing anyone ever does!! What can you do that’s longer?

 When you are waiting for the bus and someone asks “Has the bus come yet?” If the bus came would I be standing here? Yeah the bus came but I decided to wait for you!

Here’s a bit of human stats. They are really weird and make you think: is this for real??? …

– 45% of Americans don’t know that the sun is a star.

-70% of the poor people in the world are female.

-In a day 34,000 children die every day from causes that are related to poverty and hunger.

– In a lifetime, the average driver will honk 15,250 times.

– 1 out of 350,000 Americans get electrocuted in their life.

– Of married couples, 70% of men and 60% of women have cheated on their spouse

– According to research, Los Angeles highways are so congested that the average commuter sits in traffic for 82 hours a year.

– Annually, the amount of garbage that is dumped in the world’s oceans is three times the weight of fish that is caught from the oceans.

When i first started this post, i was admiring Google. So i thought…why not find some good solid facts about google that would interest our viewers and…here i am, giving you facts about our very useful and fast (unless you’re bandwith (did i spell that right?)  finishes) search engine!

– Google’s name is a play on the word googol, which refers to the number 1 followed by one hundred zeroes. The term was coined by Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner, and was popularized in the book, “Mathematics and the Imagination” by Kasner and James Newman. Google’s play on the term reflects the company’s mission to organize the immense amount of information available on the web.

– Google started as a research project at Stanford University, created by Ph.D. candidates Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were 24 years old and 23 years old respectively (a combined 47 years old).

– Google’s index of web pages is the largest in the world, comprising of billions of web pages. Google searches this immense collection of web pages often in less than half a second.

– Google receives daily search requests from all over the world, including Antarctica.

– Users can restrict their searches for content in 35 non-English languages, including Chinese, Greek, Icelandic, Hebrew, Hungarian and Estonian. To date, no requests have been received from beyond the earth’s orbit, but Google has a Klingon interface just in case.

– Google has a world-class staff of more than 2,668 employees known as Googlers. The company headquarters is called the Googleplex. (i wonder where it is because i want to work there now! Imagine, working at a place called Googleplex (i find the name cute, lol).

– The basis of Google’s search technology is called PageRank™, and assigns an “importance” value to each page on the web and gives it a rank to determine how useful it is. However, that’s not why it’s called PageRank. It’s actually named after Google co-founder Larry Page.

– Googlers are multifaceted. One operations manager, who keeps the Google network in good health is a former neurosurgeon. One software engineer is a former rocket scientist. And the company’s chef formerly prepared meals for members of The Grateful Dead and funkmeister George Clinton.

– The name ‘Google’ was an accident. A spelling mistake made by the original founders who thought they were going for ‘Googol’.

– The infamous “I’m feeling lucky” button is nearly never used. However, in trials it was found that removing it would somehow reduce the Google experience. Users wanted it kept. It was a comfort button.

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And now it comes to an end. But don’t worry we’ll be back with something else that’s interesting (hopefully) soon enough! While we do, go check out the other pages and leave us a message!!!!

Anyway, i hope you enjoyed that little fact field trip and come back soon for more. See yah!!


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