Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Interesting Facts About SpongeBob SquarePants

          On May 1, 1999, the famous Kids’s TV series: SpongeBob SquarePants first aired on Nickelodeon. This TV show still runs today, has produced a spinoff movie, and a second movie is meant to come out in 2015. This show is widely successful, and almost all age groups find it enjoyable to watch. However, little is known about this million-dollar series behind-the-scenes. Here are some interesting facts about it that you might not know:

·         The cartoon was written by a former marine biologist named Steven Hillenburg.

·         SpongeBob was originally named SpongeBoy. However, that name was already legally owned by someone else.

·         According to SpongeBob's driver's license, he was born July 14, 1986. Meaning that SpongeBob is 28 years old.

·         SpongeBob SquarePants has had many celebrity-guest-star-voice-actors on the show, including: Alec Baldwin, Alton Brown, Amy Poehler, Christopher Guest, David Bowie, David Hasselhoff, Davy Jones, Gene Simmons, Johnny Depp, Mark Hamill, Pat Morita, Scarlett Johansson, and Ray Liotta.

·         In order for SpongeBob to do that world famous laugh of his, his voice actor, Tom Kenny, has to repeatedly smack himself in the throat while making an “ahh!” noise. The sound was originally meant to remind viewers of the sound a dolphin makes.

        These are some of the most interesting facts, however, they’re not all of them.  A lot happens behind the scenes that are equally as interesting as the show itself. The day of the show’s cancellations is still unknown, purely because it’s still going strong.


Friday, October 17, 2014

What can your Watch do?

There are many different kinds of watches. There are watches that just tell time, but some watches have many more functions such as a stopwatch, countdown timer, alarms, and the date. Today there are some new high tech watches called "smart watches". Smart watches are watches that wireless connect to your mobile devices, mostly smart phones. These watches will notify you when your phone receives a incoming call, texts, instant messages, social-network updates, and several other options. Apple, Google, and Motorola are some of the companies that are producing these smart watches. They vary in prices from low hundreds to $300's and $400's.


DLC pack for GTA Online

More new details about limited edition DLC pack have been recently making rounds on YouTube, as renowned YouTuber DomisLive throws more light on the probable DLC release based on in-game characters for Niko Bellic and John Marston in GTA 5. Dom clarifies that the multi-item limited edition DLC for GTA Online, which is available for purchase at $150 and gives you access to special items such as collectibles Steelbook with Exclusive Artwork, GTA 5 New Era 9Fifty Snapback, Blueprint Map and the GTA 5 Security Deposit Bag with Lego Key. In addition, owners of Collector's Edition pack will gain exclusive access to a bunch of perks with GTA 5 digital content including stunt plane trials, bonus outfits and tattoos, custom characters for GTA Online, special ability boost, unique vehicles and garage property, and additional weapons.

COD Advanced Warfare

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is an upcoming 2014 first-person shooter video game developed by Sledgehammer Games and published by Activision. The game is set to be released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on November 4, 2014.it was announced that Sledgehammer Games will not be developing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. High Moon Studios will be developing the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions. It is the first game in the series to be created in a three year cycle.

The Pumpkin House

The Pumpkin House has been an institution in the Ceredo-Kenova area for decades; soon you will be able to see the orange glow around the house once again. For 22 years, Ric Griffith has been displaying pumpkins annually. Besides carving pumpkins, Mr. Griffith also owns the Griffith and Feil Soda Fountain and is the mayor of Kenova.

The setting of these pumpkins is an 1891 Victorian home on Beech Street in Kenova, which was once visited by President Grover Cleveland! Usually, more than 3,000 jack-o-lanterns are perched on shelves, houses, and other structures around the property. This classic attraction has been featured on The Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and many other television shows.

Before the unveiling, however, a lot of work goes into constructing shelves, scooping out seeds, and carving pumpkins. The neat point about this is that anyone can help! Anyone can be a part of this institution by just showing up! The Spring Valley High School Beta Club and the Art Club will be helping this year! If you haven't visited or would like to help, I highly recommend checking it out starting October 23rd.


Rend Collective

Rend Collective is a Northern Irish Christian band that originated in Bangor, Northern Ireland. Band members include: Chris Llewellyn, Patrick Thompson, Steve Mitchell, and Gareth and Ali Gilkerson. Originally established under the name Rend Collective Experiment between 2003 and 2004, the group contains over fifteen members but tours and records with only six. The other members encourage and support the band.
The group has released four albums: Organic Family Hymnal, Homemade Worship By Handmade People, Campfire, and The Art of Celebration. Campfire is a live, outdoor recording of songs from Organic Family Hymnal and Homemade Worship by Handmade People. It features a live version of their popular song "Build Your Kingdom Here." The Art of Celebration was released March 17th, 2014 and features the song "My Lighthouse."

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Currently, Rend Collective is on their "The Art of Celebration" Tour in the United States. The last night of this tour will be October 30th, 2014 at the Hope Park Church in Nashville, Tennessee.

"The Walking Dead" Season Premiere

     The new "Walking Dead" season premiered this past Sunday, October 13, 2014. People said the first episode of this season was better than all of last season's episodes combined. In my opinion, I agree. I've watched every episode of this show since season one to now, season 5, and this season already seems to be one of the best. For those of you who don't watch it, I strongly encourage you to because it truly is an amazing show from the actors to the script.

     A quick summary of the show for those who aren't engaged in watching it, it's a post-apocalyptic era in America. Groups of people who have been safe from the disease that has turned almost everyone from humans to zombies fight for their lives in the show. One of the main characters, Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln, is the Sheriff of the town the show starts out in. He awakens from a coma to find what has happened. That's when the show takes off and all the action happens.

   The first episode of this season was action packed with zombies, reuniting's, and plot twists. Some zombies were killed by the explosion Carol created, and others by the usual ways they die in the show. Many people were reunited like Rick and his son, Carol and Daryl, and others. The plot twist at the end must have surprised many of the people that tuned in to watch as it did me. Morgan is back! Most people thought he died in season one, but he has returned.

the-walking-dead-season-5-comic-con-banner-1163x405     All of the action in this season opener has definitely made an impact on fans. No one can seem to wait for what next week's episode has in store. Tune in Sunday on AMC to see what will happen.

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