Friday, July 31, 2015

Video of the Day: Meredith Andrews - Open Up the Heavens

Music video for Meredith Andrews and Vertical Church Band "Open Up the Heavens." Great song!

‘The Shadow’ makes His First Appearance on Radio

"The Shadow" first broadcast was on July 31, 1930
July 31, 1930
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!" was the opening line to The Shadow radio program spoken by actor Frank Readick Jr. The Shadow was a collection of serialized dramas originally published as pulp novels. On this day in 1930, the Shadow aired his first radio show,  which was followed by a magazine series, comic books,  comic strips, television, serials, video games, and at least five motion pictures. 

'Mission Impossible' 5 is Still a Fun Ride

Review of "Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation"
Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson) and Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) (Paramount)

Movie Review

In 1996 when Paramount created the first Mission Impossible film, fans of the classic TV series were none too pleased when the makers decidedly killed off the team and turned the film into a “Tom Cruise film.” Still, the film worked well enough to create two more Cruise-centric Impossible films. But Paramount went back to the series' roots with a team effort for 2011's Ghost Protocol, making that film the most popular in the franchise, at least it for many of its fans. And it was not just good storytelling, but also image-improving as Cruise, at the time, was making headlines for all the wrong reasons. This time around, Cruise is getting a lot more attention for doing his own stunts.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Video of the Day: ESPN-like Network - Teaching Center

If teachers were praised like sports stars...

The First Full Color Cartoon

Walt Disney's "Flowers and Trees" was the first color cartoon
July 30, 1932

Walt Disney’s first colored cartoon, Flowers and Trees, was released on this day in 1932. It is important because it was the first commercially released film to be produced using the full color, three-strip Technicolor process after several years of two-color Technicolor films. Disney already had the short in production as another black-and-white release, but scrapped it and started again from the beginning. It won the first Academy Award for Animated Short Subjects. Ironically, Mickey Mouse and friends did well enough on their own to be seen in black-and-white and there they remained until 1935’s The Band Concert.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Video of the Day: Man Enjoys Twizzlers While Asleep

The "friends" say "Micha fell asleep - we had Twizzlers." Poor Micah? Like you wouldn't have done the same if you had the chance!

Website of the Week: You Had One Job!

Website of the Week

This site could have just as easily been called, “What Were You Thinking?” You Had One Job celebrates other people's awkward, questionable and just plain dumb decisions. Laid out similar to a page from Pinterest, many of the photos featured involve workplace situations where the employee really only had one thing to do and they did it wrong, but really, any simple task done wrong can be seen here. You are encouraged to send in your photos as well. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

How Well Do You Know Dr. Seuss?

Which Pet Should I Get

Pop Quiz

With today's release of Dr. Seuss' most recently-discovered book, Which Pet Should I Get? here's a quiz to test your skills on how well you know your Seuss books. Here are 12 covers of the 46 books that have been published with the good doctor's name, however, the titles are gone. Are you able to identify all 12 by the graphics alone? (Answers on the bottom)