Archive for February 2017

Anime Worth Watching At Any Age

 

Anime women are cute, sexy and powerful. Truth be told, they are also a bit on the dim side mentally. However, role models can be found, if you search hard enough. Here are two to consider.

 

Akane comes to the Public Safety Bureau after graduating at the top of her class. She is very smart, but is too innocent in the beginning. Compassionate, and tiny, she makes an unlikely looking hero. However, her character deals with adversity and loss with the spirit of a true warrior, and she mostly keeps all her clothes on.

 

Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye is one of the most interesting anime women, and is a superb soldier and firearm expert. She succeeds in a male-dominated world. She serves as a voice of reason and calm in a crisis. Hawkeye is respectful without tolerating abuse from anyone, no matter their rank. I love this charachter.

 

These are my three favorite Naruto quotes:

 

“Dattebayo!”

 

This quotes means “Believe it!” and it is very inspiring, even though it is also hilarious when Naruto winds himself up to the point that he needs to hear it.

 

“I won’t run away anymore… I won’t go back on my word… that is my ninja way!”

 

Naruto is an anime guy that lives in Konochagakure. He has a Demon Fox with a malevolent spirit living inside him. Every day, he has to fight and stay sane. Even though the character is silly, there is heroic stuff there.

The Real Reason Matthew McConaughey Doesn’t Answer to “Matt”

On a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the hilarious late night host interviewed Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Matthew McConaughey. McConaughey came on the show to promote his newest film, Gold. In the movie, McConaughey plays a businessman down on his luck who teams up with a geologist and discovers a huge gold deposit in the jungles of Indonesia. The film is based on the true story of the Bre-X mining scandal that occurred in 1993.

 

In true Jimmy Kimmel style, though, the host had a more random and interesting question to ask the actor. Most people who are named Matthew go by the nickname Matt, so Kimmel asked McConaughey if he ever answers to that name. McConaughey said he does not and the reason why reaches all the way back to his childhood. When McConaughey was a kid, he was playing at school with a new friend who addressed him as “Matt” and asked if he wanted to play on the monkey bars. McConaughey agreed when suddenly he was grabbed by the shoulders. His mother, who was also his kindergarten teacher, scolded him for answering to the nickname. She said “Don’t you ever answer to Matt again. I named you Matthew from the Bible.” He listened to his mother and has gone by his full name ever since.

 

‘Riverdale’ Actresses Say Betty and Veronica Won’t be as Catty as Their Comic Counterparts

When the CW announced plans to bring ‘Archie’ comic book characters to a modern teen soap, there were plenty of skeptics. Did audiences really need another show about teenagers caught up in a love triangle in a small town? With the show carrying a bit more ‘Twin Peaks’ vibe than your typical teen fare though, a love triangle might be the least of the drama. Betty and Veronica actresses Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes also promise that the two comic book rivals aren’t nearly as catty on the small screen.

In the 70-year comic series, Betty and Veronica are polar opposites who vie for the affection of good guy Archie. Betty is the stereotypical girl next door – nice to a fault and the kind of person everyone wants to befriend. Veronica is the school mean girl, a little spoiled, and used to getting exactly what she wants. While some of those traits make their way into the new television series ‘Riverdale,’ the two characters become fast friends instead of bitter rivals.

When Reinhart and Mendes appeared on ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ to promote the premiere of ‘Riverdale,’ they made a point of addressing the fact that their characters only really “fight” once in the pilot episode. Reinhart assured the audience that before even taking on the roles, the two actresses were aware that, “these two girls weren’t going to be catty with each other because we’ve seen that… We wanted to bring to television girls that cared about each other, and were friends, and supportive.”

That idea was promoted right away in the premiere when Veronica (Mendes) immediately befriended Betty and helped her with cheerleading tryouts, even setting her own attraction aside to help Betty get a date with Archie.

Viewers can make their own decision about how well the series keeps up the positive female friendship as ‘Riverdale’ airs at 9PM on Thursdays.

Jimmy Kimmel Live! Going Bananas Over President Trump And The Hatchimals

You could say, that late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel is knocking his shows out of the ballpark this week. He’s on fire, and this time zeroing in on the hot Christmas toy, the Hatchimal and of course, the country’s new President Donald Trump.

 

There is actually a class action-lawsuit against the Hatchimals maker, because some parents claim these toys are not hatching as advertised. The $80 Hatchimal is the fuzzy interactive toy that hatches out of an egg. Apparently, angry moms and dads believe an unhatched Hatchimal is terrible for a young child, causing frustration, tears and disappointment.

 

Parents claim their kids followed the instructions included in the packaging in attempts to hatch the toy but to no avail. The creatures remain in their eggs, unhatched.

 

Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at the toy, creating a spoof, The Disappointamals. Watch the hilarious sketch here on YouTube.

 

Jimmy Kimmel also nailed President Trump in this too funny spoof trailer, as seen here on YouTube. The trailer has fun with the number one movie in America, The Split. The flick is about a kidnapper with multiple personalities. Except in Jimmy Kimmel’s Split 2, a sequel to the movie, he features President Trump in the lead role.

 

In the real movie thriller, The Split, actor James McAvoy plays the role of a man with 23 personalities. In Jimmy Kimmel’s trailer, Trump also has 23 personalities. The funny bit is less than 2 minutes long but knee-slapping and a must-see.

 

 

 

George Soros and the Democratic Alliance Increases their Political Funding in 2017

When presidential candidate Hillary Clinton of the Democrats lost the election to Republican front runner Donald J. Trump; it was a shocking blow for the democratic party. Clinton was supposed to have clinched the office in 2016. However, she ended up losing in a what could only be termed a major political upset. Now that President Trump is in office, the Democratic Party is on the defense.

The Democratic Alliance on discoverthenetworks.orgis increasing their political activity and funding to hamper the Republican Party’s efforts over the next 4-years. Soros is not only using his money to help the Democrats to carry out their agenda against the Republicans.

The Democratic Party does not want the Republicans to change much of the work they have accomplished on project-syndicate.org. This is why the Democratic Alliance is doing everything they can to thwart President Trump’s first 100 days in office. They are also trying to keep the Republicans from gaining too much power in office.

George Soros and his associates are increasing their donor spending for the party. They are also giving more support for the organizations that are helping to push their agenda. Democratic financier, George Soros, is one of the leading members of the Democratic Alliance.

George Soros is considered the 19th richest American, states Forbes magazine. Soros’s contributions will help the Democratic Alliance to carry out their agenda. He will give money to put more Democrats into office in 2018. He is also giving more of his money to social, economic and political groups that will be key in advancing the Democrats over the next 4-years.

It is fair to say that Soros and his associates want to get President Trump out of office in 2020 on opensocietyfoundations.org. They want him to be a one term president. So, they are gearing up to take on Trump in different ways to make this a reality.

George Soros is a big wig within the Democratic Party. He is now supporting key groups that will help the Democrats to advance their cause over the coming years. The American Immigration Council, The New America Foundation, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and the American Prospect Magazine.

Think tanks and labor groups are also being utilized the Democratic Alliance to combat the rise of the Republican’s influence. The Democratic Alliance and Soros know that they must continue to finance the Democratic ideology. If they don’t the Republican way of life will continue to overtake American society.

Stephen Colbert Set to Host the 2017 Emmy Awards

The 2017 Emmy Awards have found their host: late night comedian Stephen Colbert. The ceremony, which will air on September 17, is an annual celebration of the best in television.

 

Colbert, who can currently be seen on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS, has never hosted the Emmys before. He is no stranger to the ceremony, however. Over the course of his television career, he has been nominated for 27 Emmys and has won nine. Most of these nominations come from his tenure on The Colbert Report, where he played a satirized version of a political pundit.

 

This will be Colbert’s first time hosting an awards show, but the comedian has experience hosting high-profile events. He presided over the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2006, where he delivered a much talked about comedic monologue.

 

When Colbert was announced as the 2017 Emmys host, the chairmen of the Television Academy said that they were delighted to work with him. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the previous ceremony, which saw Game of Thrones and Veep take home the top honors. The 2017 nominations have not yet been announced. Nominations for everything from best drama to best variety special are due to be released on July 13.

 

Late Show with Stephen Colbert has gotten a big rating boost from the recent election. His ratings are up 16 percent since last year. Colbert honed his comedy skills on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, and the current political climate has given him plenty of comedy fodder. He even hosted an election night special called Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night: Democracy’s Series Finale. He is expected to bring his particular brand of sharp wit to the Emmy Awards ceremony.

 

 

Corden Set to Host Grammys

On February 12, late night talk show host James Corden will be hosting the Grammys. The event will feature the biggest stars in music, and Corden and the performers will be taking the stage at the Staples Center in LA.

 

Corden began his career working as an actor, performer, writer, and host for various shows in the UK. As he ascended the entertainment ranks, he began to get noticed in the states. He became the host of The Late Late Show, which airs on CBS, in 2015.

 

He’s gained fame for his Carpool Karaoke segments. He’s driven around LA with the likes of Adele, Justin Bieber, One Direction, and Mariah Carey while belting out popular tunes. These videos on YouTube have received millions of views.

 

As the night of the Grammys approaches, Corden is busily preparing for his prominent role. In interviews with the media, he has said that he plans on focusing more on overall fun than specific jokes or sketches. The Staples Center will be filled with musicians and industry professionals who will want to have a good time while honoring their distinguished colleagues, and it might not be the right place for the type of comedy that he’s known for.

 

Fans of Carpool Karaoke should be ready to see a different side of Corden. The Grammys is a tightly controlled event that packs in performances from various genres, and there probably won’t be time to include clips that show spirited karaoke singing.

 

Late Night Television Show Writers Should Be Careful What They Tweet

The late night television show Saturday Night Live has a reputation for annoying the rich and powerful. Many of the skits and jokes on the television show poke fun at famous entertainers and politicians. However, the comedy isn’t always meant to be mean spirited. In fact, many of the show’s targets are often invited to host Saturday Night Live. This casual alliance makes some of the barbs easier for the rich and powerful to take.

 

Unfortunately, some writers for Saturday Night Live don’t understand exactly where the line is drawn. Katie Rich, a writer for the late night television show, recently found this out the hard way. Drawing the ire of folks on the right and on the left, Rich tweeted something about Barron Trump, Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son. The tweet came during the inauguration. Here, many people saw Barron Trump for the first time. He did nothing offensive. He handsomely waved with his father. However, Katie Rich somehow saw the boy as a prime target. She tweeted a message that said Barron would be our country’s “first homeschool shooter.” Not surprisingly, the tweet was poorly received.

 

The tweet was offensive on at least two levels. First, the children of presidents in America are generally considered off limits. If Rich read the news, she would have known a reporter was lambasted in 2014 for mocking the attitude and outfits of Obama’s daughters at an event. Second, the tweet was rather calloused towards gun violence.

 

Hopefully, Rich will be able to find a new gig.

 

Omar Boraie and Rutgers University

In order to improve the field of precision medicine at Rutgers University, the Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic Science was established.

According to Newswise, The the State University of New Jersey, also known as Rutgers University, know has a new academic chair. This was possible thanks to Omar Boraie, a prominent real estate developer from New Brunswick, New Jersey. He made a pledge, which consists of donating more than $1.5 million to the University’s 18 chair challenge campaign. The campaign was also possible thanks to a donation of more than $55 million on behalf of an anonymous individual. The Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic science will possibly bring better insights in the field of precision medicine.

Precision medicine, prominently through genomic science, http://patch.com/new-jersey/newbrunswick/omar-boraie-chair-genomic-science-established-rutgers-cancer-institute, has been bringing fresh insights in the field of cancer research. It is unconventional and actually more precise in regards to how it deals with tumors, for example. By treating patients according to their unique genetics, oncologists can administer better individualized therapies instead. Genomic Science has been found to be helpful for those that have rare types of cancer. It has also helped people that have become immune to certain types of treatments. Rutgers Cancer Institute, which is part of Rutgers University, was one of the first medical facilities in the United States to implement genomic sequencing in cancer research, something unconventional.

Omar Boraie, a business magnate and financial expert, has also a rigorous background in the scientific field of chemistry. For many years, he has been interested in cancer research. And he hopes too that more people in the future will obtain the benefits of precision medicine. According to Robert S. DiPaola, the current director of Rutgers Cancer Institute, Boraie’s monetary donations will leave a legacy in the medical field.

Shridar Ganesan, who is considered to be one of the best oncologists in the world, will lead the Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic Science. Ganesan, who once did research for Harvard’s medical school, is also a director for transnational science and a professor of medicine for Rutgers University. The medical professional and scientist, other than being honored because of his nomination, thinks that there is still a lot to learn about cancer biology. But Genomic analysis has been proven to be incredibly helpful. Cancer is much more complicated than previously thought. Thus, because genomic analysis is superior in regards to understanding tumors, it must continuously be sought after by the medical community.

Reference: https://www.bloomberg.com/profiles/companies/0601263D:US-boraie-development-llc

Jimmy Kimmel Live! Going Bananas Over President Trump And The Hatchimals

You could say, that late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel is knocking his shows out of the ballpark this week. He’s on fire, and this time zeroing in on the hot Christmas toy, the Hatchimal and of course, the country’s new President Donald Trump.

 

There is actually a class action-lawsuit against the Hatchimals maker, because some parents claim these toys are not hatching as advertised. The $80 Hatchimal is the fuzzy interactive toy that hatches out of an egg. Apparently, angry moms and dads believe an unhatched Hatchimal is terrible for a young child, causing frustration, tears and disappointment.

 

Parents claim their kids followed the instructions included in the packaging in attempts to hatch the toy but to no avail. The creatures remain in their eggs, unhatched.

 

Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at the toy, creating a spoof, The Disappointamals. Watch the hilarious sketch here on YouTube.

 

Jimmy Kimmel also nailed President Trump in this too funny spoof trailer, as seen here on YouTube. The trailer has fun with the number one movie in America, The Split. The flick is about a kidnapper with multiple personalities. Except in Jimmy Kimmel’s Split 2, a sequel to the movie, he features President Trump in the lead role.

 

In the real movie thriller, The Split, actor James McAvoy plays the role of a man with 23 personalities. In Jimmy Kimmel’s trailer, Trump also has 23 personalities. The funny bit is less than 2 minutes long but knee-slapping and a must-see.