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'Jimmy Kimmel' Movie: The Movie V2

Feb 28, 2013

The sequel to the greatest movie trailer ever not made. We thought our lives were normal, we thought our lives were safe. But then, they came, sexy vampires, sexy zombies, sexy mummies, and sexy leprechauns. Spoof movie sequel to the first originally aired last year, almost to the date.

I think the V2 is funnier, and both are worth watching, for a quick laugh. Let me know what you think in the comment section below. 

We also recommend watching Movie: The Movie.


'Jimmy Kimmel' Movie: The Movie

A year ago the Jimmy Kimmel show aired a movie trailer for what they called "The best movie ever," I can't say it's the best without seeing the actual movie, but I have to say the trailer is pretty darn funny. They also made a sequel a aired it earlier this week which was how I came across these spoof trailers, so I've decided to put them both up on here for your viewing enjoyment. Most star studded, most action packed video, the movie trailer, best movie ever made. A funny spoof movie trailer, worth watching. We also recommend watching Movie: The Movie V2.

United States of Scary Things

Feb 27, 2013

There is nothing to fear, but, fear itself.

  • Ted Bundy
  • Hipsters
  • Horror Movies
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Potato Bugs
  • Unabomber
  • Devil's Tower
  • Mormons
  • Heights
  • Scorpions
  • Falling Rocks
  • Invading Canadians
  • Ghost of Sitting Bull
  • College Linebackers
  • Tornadoes
  • Indian Burial Grounds
  • Killer Bees
  • Floods
  • Wal-Mart
  • Lemp Mansion
  • Moore Ax Murder House
  • Drowning
  • Cheese Heads
  • Zombie Lincoln
  • Zombie William Faulkner
  • Hurricanes
  • Hillbillies
  • Bell Witch Cave
  • Four Horsemen of KTY Derby
  • Zombie Kimmy H off A
  • Ghost Towns
  • Jeffrey Dahmer
  • Black Lung
  • Zombie George Washington
  • Rattlesnakes
  • Zombie Stephen Colbert
  • The Devil
  • Zombie Benjamin Franklin
  • Son of Sam
  • Champ the Monster
  • Zombie Robert Frost
  • Lobster People
  • Red Sox Fans
  • Zombie Seth Macfarlane
  • Zombie Ralph Nader
  • Snookie
  • Zombie Sugar Ray Leonard
  • Politicians
  • Bears
  • Pele's Curse

Glass Beach - Playa De Cristal

Glass Beach is a beach in MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg, California that is abundant in sea glass created from years of dumping garbage into an area of coastline near the northern part of the town.


History


In the early 20th century, Fort Bragg residents threw their household garbage over cliffs owned by the Union Lumber Company onto what is now Glass Beach, discarding glass, appliances, and even vehicles. Locals referred to it as "The Dumps." Fires were lit to reduce the size of the trash pile.

The California State Water Resources Control Board and city leaders closed the area in 1967. Various cleanup programs were undertaken through the years to correct the damage. Over the next several decades the pounding waves cleaned the beach, by breaking down everything but glass and pottery and tumbling those into the small, smooth, colored pieces that cover Glass Beach.

In 1998, the private owner of the property determined that Glass Beach should belong to the public, and began a five year process of working with the California Coastal Conservancy and the California Integrated Waste Management Board for the cleanup and sale of the property to the state. Following completion of the clean up, the California Department of Parks and Recreation purchased the 38-acre (150,000 m2) Glass Beach property, and it was incorporated into MacKerricher State Park in October 2002.

Tourism


The beach is now frequently visited by tourists. Collecting is not permitted on the park's beach, although sea glass can be found on other local beaches outside the park boundary and an annual Glass Festival is held annually on Memorial Day weekend.

Dynamic View Template: Unreliable

Feb 25, 2013

I've been using Blogger's patented Dynamic View blog template for a while and on a couple of different blogs and I've learned something. While it looks good, and is unique in comparison to the other templates offered. I've determined the Dynamic View is unreliable, I am saying this because more often than not; the Page bar doesn't load, side bar doesn't load, cannot customize layout and is very slow to load. If a blogger can't design his/her site the way they see fit, and if half the content never shows up, it doesn't matter how dynamic a template is, it simply isn't worth using. For this and other reasons I have decided to move my Dynamic View blogs away from this template and search for new designs. Maybe I will go with the good old reliable Simple template.

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Have you as a blogger or visitor ever experienced technical errors with the Dynamic View template? Share your views bellow in the comment section.

UltraAVX: A Review

Feb 18, 2013

UltraAVX: "The Next Level of Cinema": A Review


Cineplex Odeon's UltraAVX, or Ultra Audio Visual Experience, marketing-speak for "movie theatre with perks," is dubbed "the next level of cinema" by its creators, boasting the following series of features:

  • reserved seating
  • a giant, wall-to-wall screen
  • "crystal clear" digital projection (Christie Solaria 2230 DLP Cinema projectors)
  • "immersive" sound system (Dolby digital surround sound system)
  • wide, high-back "rocker" seats

Pat Marshall, Cineplex's VP of communications and investor relations claims that "each element of UltraAVX has been designed based on guest research, as we wanted to build the kind of auditorium that our theatre guests would build if they were the designers.”

There is a catch though. UltraAVX admission costs more, comparable in price to IMAX at roughly $3 more than regular admission plus taxes.

But What's the Point of UltraAVX If There's IMAX?

Having had the chance to test out UltraAVX in February 2013 in Toronto, at the Cineplex Odeon Cinemas, I put Cineplex's claims to the test to answer the questions most want answered: 1) what is the point of Ultra AVX, is it better than IMAX? And 2), is UltraAVX worth paying a higher admission price? So for the sake of comparison, I watched one action movie in UltraAVX (A Good Day to Die Hard) and then, I watched a different action movie in IMAX (Django Unchained).

Is UltraAVX screen size and image quality better than IMAX?

In terms of image quality, the UltraAVX image is vivid, crisp and detailed, down to the last fine line and crow's foot. IMAX does have a leg up on image, but just by a bit. Screen size? UltraAVX is as wide as an IMAX screen, just not quite as tall, though much bigger than what you'd find in a regular theatre. For perspective, consider that there were a couple of scenes where the actors were flying towards the screen and it felt as though they were leaping into the audience.

What about sound?

It's a close tie. Both have excellent sound systems, better than in a regular theatre, with IMAX sounding marginally clearer than UltraAVX. But UltraAVX seemed louder with respect to bass, with rumbling you can feel through your seat, depending on the scene. Definitely the kind of sound system you'd want for an action movie.

So, is UltraAVX comfier than an IMAX Theatre? Is It Worth the Ticket Price?

From my point of view, it's a big YES. I pretty much stopped going to see movies in regular theatres over issues like having to sit through 30 minutes of previews I'd skip if I didn't have to get there early to get a good seat. And regular theatre seats inevitably lead to achy leg and hurty ass syndrome, which, in my case, usually kicks in 60 minutes into a flick. UltraAVX verdict? Said legs approved of the seats, which are wide and spaced out. You can even recline at will without bothering viewers behind you and the seats are soft and cushiony, better than IMAX seats, with zero rear ache and leg stiffness courtesy of the "rocking chair" movement that allows for a recline without disturbing anyone, a pain-free first in my personal, full-adult-height-movie-theatre-watching history. Last but not least, seat reservations are the sweet, sweet icing, allowing viewers to skip all the previews, show up late, and still get the spot they coveted, this, without ruffling those already seated, as leg room is spacious enough to let latecomers and the bathroom-bound pass through without anyone having to shift and/or stand up to give way. And ticket counter lineups can be bypassed altogether by reserving seats online.

Cineplex's Pat Marshall wasn't kidding when he said they wanted to "build the kind of auditorium that our theatre guests would build if they were the designers.” In one ultra swoop, Cineplex eliminated almost everything I loathed about cinemas, re-crafting the movie-going experience into something fun and stress-free, an experience that could very well rival the comfort of home theatres.

What is Family Day? (Canada)

In parts of Canada, Family Day is a statutory holiday occurring on a Monday in February. In the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan, it is observed on the third Monday of February. In the provinces of Manitoba and Prince Edward Island, the statutory holiday on this date is instead termed Louis Riel Day and Islander Day, respectively. British Columbia began to celebrate Family Day on the second Monday of February in 2013. As of 2013, two-thirds of Canadians live in a province that observes a February statutory holiday. Except in British Columbia, the timing of Family Day coincides with Presidents Day in the United States.

The second and third Mondays in February are regular working days in Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the territories. As Family Day is not currently recognized in the federal sphere, federal employees in all provinces (such as public servants and postal workers) still work on this day. In Newfoundland and Labrador, the third Monday of February is a school board holiday, but not an official provincial holiday.

Family Day

Alberta


The holiday was first celebrated in 1990. Alberta was the only province in Canada to have a statutory holiday in February, until it was proposed in Saskatchewan beginning in 2007.

The holiday was proclaimed by Lieutenant Governor Helen Hunley, on the advice of her premier, Don Getty. Premier Getty said it was important for all Albertans to take time for their families and this holiday would emphasize the importance of family values.

Getty came in for considerable criticism at the time. Many employers felt that an additional statutory holiday was an unnecessary financial burden. In response to the criticism, the holiday of Heritage Day was downgraded to a civic holiday, meaning employers are not required to observe this day. Under Alberta law, the employer may choose to observe Heritage Day as a general holiday, under which rules applying to general holiday pay will be used.

Saskatchewan


In October 2006, Saskatchewan's Premier Lorne Calvert proposed the holiday for the province, beginning in 2007. The bill for the Labour Standards Amendment Act, 2006, was introduced in the legislature on November 1, 2006, and received Royal Assent on December 6. The act officially declares the third Monday of each February Family Day and came into effect immediately; the first Family Day in Saskatchewan was February 19, 2007.

The overall effect in annual days off remains unchanged for many, as Easter Monday is no longer considered a holiday by private businesses. Businesses suggested it might cost them as much as $140 million a year for this new holiday, and have requested tax breaks to soften the economic impact. The Saskatchewan government has given $95-million corporate tax cuts, but most of the companies benefiting have adjusted the official days off such that the annual allotment remains exactly the same.

Ontario


During the Ontario provincial election in 2007, Dalton McGuinty of the Liberal Party promised that if re-elected premier he would establish a provincial holiday in February. On 12 October 2007, the provincial government established Family Day, with the first being observed on 18 February 2008. Its creation raised Ontario's number of public holidays to nine per year. However, this holiday does not necessarily add to the number of holidays Ontarians receive, as employers can substitute any non-statutory holidays that employees may already be receiving in lieu of this day. Many employers have substituted the popular Civic Holiday, which falls on the first Monday in August. Although the Civic Holiday is enjoyed by millions every year, it is not public (statutory), and workers may have to choose one holiday or the other, based on their contract, union negotiations, service requirements, etc.

British Columbia


A private member's bill to establish Family Day on the third Monday in February was introduced in the British Columbia Legislature by Liberal MLA Bob Chisholm in 1994 but failed to pass. Although there were renewed calls to introduce Family Day in B.C. between 2007 and 2011, it was opposed by the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce and the Campbell government.

On January 10, 2011, while running for the leadership of the BC Liberal Party, Christy Clark proposed establishing a Family Day holiday on the third Monday of February. Clark subsequently became premier; the Speech from the Throne, delivered on October 3, 2011, said that BC would observe its first Family Day on February 18, 2013.

In 2012, a two-week consultation process was held in order to determine if British Columbians preferred the holiday to fall on the second or third Monday in February. On May 28, 2012, it was announced that Family Day would be observed on the second Monday in February each year, starting February 11, 2013.

Other names

Louis Riel Day


In February 2007, it was reported that the Manitoba government was considering a February holiday. Legislation proclaiming the third Monday in February as Louis Riel Day was passed by Manitoba's Legislative Assembly on April 17, 2007, and first celebrated February 18, 2008. The day is known as Louis Riel Day, a name suggested by Manitoba school students, in honour of Louis Riel, the M├ętis leader regarded as the Father of Manitoba.

Islander Day


The provincial government of Prince Edward Island introduced Islander Day first in 2009 due to the rising trend of a holiday in February. First held on the second Monday of February in 2009, much controversy followed in most business being hurt with being out of sync with their partners in other provinces which held Family Day on the third Monday of each February; which coincided with business partners from the U.S.A which held their President's Day on the third Monday. Provincial Attorney General Gerard Greenan introduced a change to mark the holiday on the third Monday in February in April of that year.

Elsewhere


With the growing trend of establishing a statutory holiday on this date, governments in the remaining jurisdictions without February holidays have come under some pressure to harmonize. Ontario's enactment of Family Day has meant the Canadian financial sector, including the Toronto Stock Exchange, largely shuts down on this date. In 2008, federal NDP leader Jack Layton proposed it be made a federal holiday. Unless and until this were to happen, federally regulated workplaces (such as the post office) will continue to work on Family Day regardless of the day's status in the respective provinces.

On September 5, 2010, while campaigning for re-election, New Brunswick Premier Shawn Graham promised to establish Family Day in his province if his Liberal Party was returned to government. Graham did not win re-election.

Canada's Penny No More, Feb 4, 2013

Feb 5, 2013

That's it for Canada's penny: Today is the last day the coin will be distributed after minting stopped in May as a cost-saving measure. Still, there are 6 billion pennies in circulation, so they could be around for a long time: "We estimate three to four years" as they are pulled from circulation, says a Royal Canadian Mint rep. For cash shoppers, that means prices will be rounded up or down to the nearest nickel; for those paying by card, prices won't change, the Province reports.

Consumers can drop pennies off at their local banks, donate them to charities, or use them at stores' discretion, the Globe and Mail notes. Just 52.9% of Canada's Retail Council members are ready for the shift, the council found. Some 81.5% think it'll cost them no more than $5,000. As for consumers, "the net impact ... is that it balances out," says an analyst.
An Introspective World reflects on more than 150 years of Canadian pennies:

  • The first was minted in 1858.
  • Since 1908, 35 billion have been minted—enough to circle the Earth 16 times.
  • A 1936 one-cent coin known as the Dot is worth a lot more than a cent: One recently sold for $402,500.

On a separate note, today's Canadian Google doodle features a penny, the Global News reports.

Now how long until the Nickel, Dime and every other physical currency go the way of the penny. We all know electronic transfers are the way of the future, well today has been a significant stepping stone in my opinion.

We can also look forward to the United States discontinuing the penny. Will the news of US penny discontinuation receive as much media attention as that of the Canadian penny? We expect the US to cancel the penny program before 2014 and move on parallel with Canada in eliminating the coinage currencies from circulation.

It is for the best to progressively eliminate the coin currency from circulation. As everyone over 18 is eligible for a debit/credit card the need for physical currency becomes redundant, aside from children and people with bad credit, nobody should be without some sort of electronic payment capability.



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