Category: Movie & entertainment
Comedian Ron White
Comedian Ron White is a cigar smoker and a scotch-drinking man. Don’t fret. There’s more to know in Ron White than being a “Tater Salad”. As a boy, comedian Ron White had always been a storyteller. He grew up in a small town in mid-Texas and made a living out of selling windows in Arlington. But his stand-up acts made him a star in his own right making huge successes in comedy tours like the “Blue Collar Comedy”, which was a phenomenon.
Not only that, comedian Ron White also is a writer (that’s right!). His book was launched in June 2006, and he has a one-hour special on Comedy Central. What more could you ask from this man? It’s simply a hilarious combination of a writer, songwriter, and comic. Starting in January 2000 to March 2003, White teamed up with Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry “the Cable Guy” to perform in the highly-rated the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour”. It was a sold out show that entertained audiences in more than 90 cities and earned over $15 million.
Catching up to the fever, Warner Brothers filmed the tour and later released the movie version as a major motion picture in March 2003. The “Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie” later premiered on Comedy Central, which became the highest rated movie in Comedy Central’s history.
In November 2003, comedian Ron White released his first solo comedy album titled “Drunk in Public”. From February 2004, this album managed to stay in the Top 10 of the Billboard Comedy charts and sold more than 450,000 copies. His “Drunk in Public” tour was among the top 50 in Pollstar Magazine and ranked 63rd in 2005. Happening also in 2005 was the release of his first one-hour comedy special “They Call Me Tater Salad” earned the highest rated Sunday show in the history of Comedy Central. Its DVD version was a certified multi-platinum selling up to 1.3 million copies.
Comedian Ron White’s most current one-hour special, and his second to date, “You Can’t Fix Stupid” was actually shot at the Majestic Theater in Dallas, Texas, in January 2006. The special was watched by over 4.5 million viewers making it the third largest audience in the history of Comedy Central. A follow-up CD bearing the same title was released on February 7, 2006 under Image Entertainment and made the 14th slot on its first week on Billboard’s Top 200. It also ranked number one for the last nine weeks on the Billboard Comedy Charts.
Video Games And Deals
There are many ways that people have fun. They may go out to movies, comedy clubs, amusement parks, etc. Many people just want to stay home sometimes, or either they don’t have a babysitter, and have not choice, but either way, they still want to have some fun. One way to accomplish this is to possibly have some friends over for pizza and board games, cards, or something similar. The person looking to have a good time at home could also rent movies to watch with their family and friends, or buy a pay-per-view movie off cable.
Some people rely on video games to keep themselves occupied, though. It allows the person to stay warm on a cold night, and have fun simultaneously. They can play video games with their kids, spouse, friends, or even by themselves. It doesn’t matter, as long as they have their favorite games and a comfortable seat, they are all set.
There are many types of games available, which makes it difficult for some people to choose. There are several versions of XBOX, Play Station, Nintendo, among others. So how is a video game buff to choose? He is usually able to choose depending on which system is in his price range, as well which system offers all of his or her favorite games. If a person is a big Nascar fan and Nascar games are only available for XBOX or Play Station, then a person probably wouldn’t want to purchase a Nintendo.
Some people aren’t picky about the type of game system that they have. All they want to do is play various games and they’re satisfied. This type of person is not hard to please, and would probably not require any of the most expensive systems, and would be just as happy with a Game Cube or Play Station 2. these no-so-picky people need to realize that they are settling for a cheaper system and it won’t provide them with all the cool, up-to-date graphics that the latest systems do.
It doesn’t matter what types of games or system a person likes. As long as he or she is able to enjoy playing them, it will provide hours of entertainment for a person to do with their family and friends, and sometimes alone. There will be no need for them to go outside their home, looking for entertainment. The entertainment is right in the comfort of their home.
Block Buster Dvd Rental-Has Good Competition
With so many ways today to get your entertainment, it can sometimes be confusing to know which company will provide you with just what you want and need. In this article, I will go over the block buster dvd rental program so you can compare it to others that are available.
With the block buster dvd rental you can either rent a dvd right in the store, if you have one near you, or you can get one sent to you in the mail.
There are pros and cons with each method I will go over some of the basics:
1. One of the best reasons to get a subscription, and get your movies by mail, is that you don’t have any late fees. you can keep your movies, or games, as long as you want.
If you rent in a store you will pay a late fee. One thing that I found out from the Blockbuster web site is a little sneaky and I wanted you to be aware of it.
It says on the website that “our stores no longer have late fees” but then it goes on to say that if you don’t return your movie or game by the date on the receipt you will be charged an additional daily rate of $1.
I don’t know about you, but that sounds an awful lot like a late fee to me.
Also, if you don’t return the dvds or games in a certain amount of time after your due date, they will charge you the price of the dvds and games.
If you eventually do return it, they will refund the price of the dvds or games but they will deduct the $1 a day from the refund price.
2. You can go to the website whenever you want and add movies to your queue. That means that they will be sent out to you in the order they are in your queue.
As soon as you send back the movies that you have already watched, they will send out the next movie(s) in you queue, automatically.
That can ensure that you always have something new to watch and you don’t have to constantly go looking for what movie you want to see.
3. Depending on your local store you may be able to return your dvds and games right at your local store. Again, that can vary so make sure you check in your area.
4. There are 3 different plans available:
1 movie sent out a time with unlimited free exchanges – $9.99 / month.
2 movies sent and free unlimited exchange – $14.99 / month
3 movies sent and free unlimited exchange – $19.99 / month
There are many places you can get dvds and game rentals. With the success of Netflix, many other options have sprung up such as Redbox and Blockbuster by mail.
Now that you have some more information, you can decide whether or not the block buster dvd rental program is the right one for you or not.
Multimedia And Our Short Attention Spans
Would you lug your desktop or laptop computer with you wherever you go? What about your home video game system, your stereo and your entire CD collection? Would you also take all your photo albums with you wherever you are?
Probably not, as it wouldn’t really make sense to do so. It would also be a major inconvenience and just plain troublesome. There are many people, though, who simply, either by necessity or by choice, feel the need to be connected to everything and everyone at all times. Or maybe, some of us have such a short attention span that we simply can not focus on something without the pull of music or video games to lure us away from whatever we are supposed to be focused on.
There are devices which, depending on your viewpoint, either prey upon our 24 hour need to be entertained, or merely feeds an appetite shared by many. The iPod Video can play music, videos, and show and display pictures. The Playstation Portable can play video games, as well as music, movies and more. Cellular phones do much more than and and receive calls – they are complete media centers in and of themselves. Today’s technology, in one sense, is far greater than the sum of its parts.
But, do we really need to have every form of entertainment with us everywhere we go, all the time? If items such as the iPod or the PSP were never developed, would society then, fret over the fact that we can’t watch our favorite movie on a 2” screen while riding the bus? Or would we just not even think about it, since the capability and accessibility to do so would have never been developed?
Maybe, because we are able to bring literally thousands of songs with us wherever we go, and always access the internet from our cell phones, that now we are addicted to convenience. We need to be able to surf, listen, burn, upload and download while waiting in line to see a movie. We have to spend our time between commercials text messaging friends from our cell phones, lest we have a free moment to do…nothing.
There is always a great hue and cry about whether or not children are over stimulated when it comes to extra curricular activities like soccer, swimming and piano. But what about when it comes to media exposure? Better yet still, what about teenagers and adults when it comes to the accessibility of entertainment? Is the new normal text messaging your friend for the time to meet up when before, you would pick up the phone and call or actually visit the friend?
When email first came out, it was hailed as the breakthrough that would free people from their desks. Now, people are frantic about checking email all the time. With the iPod, it was the ability to bring your music with you at all times. Now, music isn’t good enough, so you need video games, movies, pictures and more. If the ability for all this technology to do so much only results in asking for more and more, then is it really good for us in the first place?
online dvd rental
Often you either won’t be able too afford all the dvds and games that you want, or you may want to try them out before you buy. In either case online dvd rental offers many benefits and allows you to enjoy the dvds and games you want to try by ordering them direct from home with just one mouse click.
In order to make sure you are getting the most for your money it is important to compare the services on offer and make sure you are getting not only value for money but the best service for your personal circumstances. There are many titles available with all the online dvd rental services and you will not run out of choice very quickly with any of them. There is literally a movie for every mood you may be in at the time.
A great benefit of such online dvd rental services is the trial period which means you can try before you make any commitment and if unsatisfied with the service can unsubscribe easily and quickly. Some offer the trial service for a discount and some online dvd rental services don’t charge a penny, making online dvd rental virtually risk free.
The dvd will arrive by post after you make your selection. Often online dvd rental services will be able to post your dvd overnight so that it arrives the next day. There is usually no time limit and to return the dvd you can either use the prepaid postal evenlope provided or go in store to exchange it.
Online dvd rental services are changing the way we receieve our entertainment. In the future they will become more common and will perhaps even overtake the more traditional video stores you will have used in the past. Why not try today and find out how easy and quick online dvd rental makes your entertainment experience.
New X Men Movie Rounds Out Series Well
The new X-Men movie, X-Men: The Last Stand, has caused quite the stir among comic book enthusiasts and the average moviegoer. While many rabid X-Men comic readers found some dislike in the film, someone who is just out looking for a good way to spend two hours can find some serious entertainment value in this trilogy-ending film.
X-Men: The Last Stand picks up exactly where the last film left off. Jean Gray, played by Famke Janssen, is dead following a confrontation in a remote military base. This leaves Cyclops, played by James Marsden, distraught and unsure if he can continue leading the team of mutants. To the delight of many fans, Wolverine is back, with Hugh Jackman delivering a performance well worthy of the series he helped form. Also returning are Patrick Stewart as Professor X and Ian McKellen as the anti-hero Magneto. New to the films are the heroes Angel and the Beast. These characters help to add a dynamic to the X-men, with Kelsey Grammar delivering a stellar performance as the Beast.
The main conflict throughout the film is the development of a new drug that ‘cures’ mutants, causing them to lose all of their unique abilities and allowing them to be completely human. While this is a breath of fresh air for some mutants, such as the young Rogue who wants to be able to touch others, other mutants that are led by Magneto feel that there is no need for a cure, and that they, in fact, are the cure for humanity. This ignites a war over the philosophy of whether or not the drug should be an option for mutants. It is a rather deep underlying theme for a film that you would expect less from. Action-packed, the film weighs in at under 2 hours, which may be one of its few short-comings. There’s barely any slow parts to the film, and you are instead barraged by scene-after-scene of high intensity. There’s a lot going on in this film; the filmmakers could’ve easily stretched it into a 3 hour epic. A standout performance is given by McKellan, since through his acting you can truly see the struggle that the villain faces, showing that Magneto’s ideals truly do have some consideration underneath them. While the movie isn’t perfect, its as close to perfect as you can hope for from a series that only seems to get better each and every film.
The Importance of Location for a Coffee Franchise
In the world of business, location is extremely important. Most of us have heard the saying “location, location, location”. There is a reason it is a saying and it is important for everything from the perfect photograph and romantic settings as it is in the world of real estate and business success. Spend time scouting out locations that you feel would be great places to open a coffee franchise business and ask yourself the following questions.
Is this is a high traffic location? Most people are rather lazy by nature. You want to find a location that people will drive by often. In other words, you do not want to select a location for your coffee franchise that is low traffic-at least not if big business is your goal. If you found a location that you think is perfect for a coffee shop sit back sometime and see how much traffic drives by the area you are considering. If the rate of traffic is busy you will get a good bit of advertisement value from putting up a sign and having people pull in on impulse.
Can customers easily get into and out of your location? As a customer there are few things that I find more frustrating than a business that is located in an area that proves difficult for entry and exits. Most coffee franchise customers are going to be in a hurry and on the go. You want to make the process as seamless as possible and this means you want a location that allows quick access off the road and back onto the road. People are more likely to make you a daily or weekly stop if your business is convenient for them to enter and exit. Many coffee franchises are electing to have two drive thru windows for added convenience, this is something else you may want to consider for your location if possible.
Is it near entertainment? You might find yourself awed and amazed at the number of people who stop in for a cup of coffee and perhaps a sweet treat after a night at the movie, theater, or even a game of bowling. Many people find that a great cup of coffee is a nice way to end the day (especially if you have a nice variety of decaf on hand). Even those that may not have considered it before will find they are often tempted to make the stop after a movie-especially those on dates that aren’t quite ready for them to end if they see the sign and the coffee franchise in question is located conveniently near the theater or other entertainment venue.
With these things in mind, make sure you choose your location carefully for the best possible effect. Location won’t guarantee success but a great location is a good deal of insulation against failure. When planning your coffee franchise keep all the locations in mind, ask the questions mentioned above, and go with the location that really is the best location to attract business rather than the location that has a certain look. Aesthetics can always be changed later on; the location is pretty firm once selected.
How Watching TV Can Help You Improve Your Beauty Knowledge
Are you interested in learning about beauty trends? If you are, you may have tried using the internet and you may even spent money on beauty books or beauty magazines, but have you ever thought about just turning your television on? If you have yet to take the television approach, you may want to think about doing so.
When it comes to learning more about popular beauty trends, there many individuals who wonder exactly how turning on the television can help. Well, if you are like many other Americans, there is a good chance that you have cable or satellite TV. If you do, this means that you often have access to a large number of channels. One or two of those channels may be referred to as beauty or fashion channels. These types of channels are where you may want to go to learn more about the latest in beauty or fashion tends. You may also find shows that help you learn how to properly apply your makeup and so forth.
In addition to television channels and shows that are devoted to fashion and beauty, you may also want to think about tuning into an entertainment show. Entertainments shows are shows that often cover the entertainment industry. It is not uncommon to find a popular celebrity being interviewed or shown on an entertainment show. As you likely already know, celebrities are often well known for their good tastes in fashion, as well as their beauty. By watching an entertainment show, you may able get a good look at some of you today’s hottest celebrities and the latest fashion and beauty trends they are sporting. In addition to traditional entertainment shows, you will also find that many news channels also have a small entertainment session.
It may even be a good idea to just sit down and start watching a television show or a movie, particularly one that is new or was just recently released. As it was previously mentioned, celebrities are often known for looking their best at all times, especially when they are on screen. If are looking for new ways to spice up your appearance, beauty wise, you may to examine some of the many fashions and beauty products that are shown your television screen. In a way, this won’t even seem like research to you. It is fun to watch TV and kind of amazing when you think about everything that you can learn from it.
In your search for beauty and fashion related programming, you will likely also come across infomercials. These are paid advertising slots. In addition to just selling a beauty product, many infomercials contain multiple product reviews and recommendations from others. While it is nice to find neat beauty products on your television screen, you need to remember that there are no guarantees. Infomercials are a great way to find and possibly buy beauty products, but they may not necessarily be the best at helping you understand the latest in today’s beauty trends.
As you can see, there are a number of different ways that you can use the television to help you learn more about beauty trends, as well as other beauty related issues. This is nice as television is likely something that you already have; therefore, no extra expenses need to be incurred. All you need to do is set aside a few minutes of your time, grab the remote and you should be good to go.
Advantages and Disadvantages of All-Inclusive Cruise Ships
Vacationing is a pastime that is enjoyed by many. While vacations are nice, needed, and important, they can become costly. This cost is often associated with additional expenses such as food, beverages, and entertainment. If you are interested in vacationing aboard a cruise ship, but you are worried about the cost, you don’t necessarily have to be.
All-inclusive cruise ships are cruise ships where just about everything is included. The cost of your drinks, food, and entertainment are often taken care of. If you are wondering whether or not you should book reservations aboard a traditional cruise ship or an all-inclusive cruise ship, you are not alone. A large number of travels wonder the same thing.
When it comes in all-inclusive cruise ships, there are a number of advantages and disadvantages. To determine whether you could benefit from an all-inclusive cruise ship, you are encouraged to weight the advantages and disadvantages each. After you have considered each, you are encouraged to make a decision. If the advantages outweigh the disadvantages then an all-inclusive cruise ship may be just what you need and visa versa.
The biggest advantage of all-inclusive cruise ships is that most of your needs are taken care of. As previously mentioned, most all-inclusive cruises cover food, drinks, and entertainment. If you are interested in drinking a large amount of alcohol or feasting on the amazing onboard food, you may be able to do so free of charge. You may also be granted exclusive admittance into movie theatres and video arcades.
To many, having foods, drinks, and entertainment provided free of charge sounds too good to be true. In some cases, it may be. While many of your food and drinks are included in an all-inclusive package, not all are. It is possible that you may be required to pay for your alcoholic beverages. There are some cruise ships where alcohol beverages are included in the package, but on others it is not.
When it comes to food, your food at a sit-down restaurant may be provided free of charge, but your snacks are typically not covered. This often includes snacks or small meals purchased at onboard specialty shops and vending machines. If your snacks and small meals are not covered, you can prevent the extra expenses by eating a large meal. You may also be able to save money by brining your own snacks onboard, if the cruise ship allows it.
As mentioned above, entertainment is often included in an all-inclusive cruise ship package. As with food and drinks, the entertainment is often limited. It is likely that you will gain free admission into a dance or ball, but you will not be able to gamble free of charge. If you are interested in gambling aboard the ship’s casino, you will have to come up with your own funds.
When it comes to the cost of an all-inclusive cruise, there are many travelers who get confused. The cost of an all-inclusive cruise may seem high, but it is often that way to cover the cruise line’s expenses. For many individuals, the cost of an all-inclusive cruise is a great value. To determine whether or not you will save money aboard an all-inclusive cruise, you need to estimate your cost of food, drinks, and entertainment aboard a traditional cruise. Simply by comparing the two, you can easily determine which cruise package offers the better deal.
The advantages and disadvantages of all-inclusive cruise ship vacations are important. By examining each and comparing them to what you want and need out of your cruise, you can easily determine which cruise ship vacation package is right for you.
The Wonderful Animated World Of Disney Movies
Even though Walt Disney has produced myriad movies, it is more popular for its animated ones. After starting the animated journey with ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ in the winter of 1937, Disney movies have not looked back. One can obtain a list of more than 150 animated movies that have been produced and distributed to add to the joy of children across the world.
After a certain age, kids grow out of Sesame Street, Tellytubbies and BooBaahs. At this time the next level of entertainment that attracts them generally are the Walt Disney movies that appeal to a slightly older age group. The great thing about these movies, which has probably led to the huge popularity of the animated movies, is the fact that they appeal to adults and children alike. A mother does not mind sitting through a Disney movie with her child but an episode of Tellytubbies can be wearisome.
To the uninitiated, it may be a surprise that each Disney movie comes accompanied with a movie book. These books are published under the ‘Mouse Works’ banner and contain a simple version of the story. This can help in encouraging children to not only see the movie but also to read books, which hopefully will extend to other forms of reading at some time.
Though the company is proud of all its movie productions, some of them have attained the stature of ‘classics’ based on their popularity. Abound with simple, yet meaningful songs these movies can expose the child to emotions, morals and ways of the world while telling a story. Toddlers seem to enjoy the light evilness of some of the characters like the witch in Snow White and Cruella De Vil in the 101 Dalmatians. Alternately, some of the most endearing characters that Walt Disney movies have created are Tramp in The Lady and the Beast in Beauty and the Beast. But most of the leading characters in inspire awe and amazement aided by the color, grandeur and dazzle.
Some of the Walt Disney films that have become all time favorites of most kids are The Lion King, Toy Story, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book, The little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Lady and the Tramp, Cinderella and of course Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Some of the less known but equally enticing movies are the sequels to the Lion King, Dumbo, Lilo and Stitch, Pooh Bear and the Kim Possible series.
In spite of the high levels of endearment that the movies enjoy among most people, there are rumors galore about how there are countless hidden references to perverted things in the animated movies. The most known references are made to the tower on the cover of The Little Mermaid that resembles the male genitalia, the apparent erection of the priest in the wedding scene of the same movie and the dust taking the form of the word ‘sex’ in The Lion King. Hearsay has it that Donald Duck has used vulgar words umpteen times during angry outbreaks.
Some opine that these subtle references have become a tradition at the film studios. This tradition started due to the fact that Walt Disney did not assign relevant credits to the creative animators. These animators, then, took to including hidden codes in the animation scenes to get back. One such example is that of the shorts that Goofy wears. If you look close enough, you will probably see names of artists written on these shorts. Though the given instance seems possible, the inclusion of debauchery in the animated Disney movies is debatable and it remains a question as to whether it is a fact or the Rorschach effect.