Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Top 10 Reasons to Study Abroad

Something I wished I could have done!!!
Study abroad, for those who may not know, is when you go to another county and attend school there like the locals. You can absorb the local culture and also gain an experience that not everyone can experience. According to social media site, here are the top 10 reasons to study abroad

1.) Makes your resume more attractive
-Everyone wants a resume that is going to turn heads. Studying abroad shows that you are driven, independent, definitely one that can be trusted and able to jump right into new situations. An employer would be crazy not to want to hire you!

2.)Scholarships go long!
-For students looking for international education, scholarships help out! And grants, scholarships and loans often take off the burden of paying for that awesome experience

3.)Personal growth
-While it's daunting at the thought of picking up your entire life and going to a foreign land to learn, there is some excitement in it. You can pick up a new language, absorb the local culture, even make a friend or two. But the biggest reward is confidence in yourself and feeling more independent

4.)Making new friends
-This is the biggest and best reward. If you take interest in local cultures, you're bound to make friends in no time!

5.)Opportunity to travel
-Everyone loves travelling. Europe tends to be a popular area for study abroad experiences. You can learn about so many cultures within a certain area

6.)Getting in to another culture
-Understanding the culture of the country you study abroad in makes the experience so much more rewarding. It makes you more employable and you can learn the language

7.)Your perspective grows
-Like the song "A Whole New World" from the Disney movie Aladdin, this perfectly captures what studying abroad can do. It can open your eyes to the many vast and interesting cultures of our fine world

8.)The food
-Need we say more?

9.)Managing finances
-This one can be hard sometimes. Taking on the responsibility of managing your finances can be a daunting task, but it's a learning experience!

10.)The time is now for action!
-Sometimes life can get in the way of something like this. Whether it be family, mortgages, or a job, this may not be high on your priority list. It's good to take the bull by the horns and run with it!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

100 Interesting Movie Facts

We all love movies. I mean, who doesn't? We all love also knowing cool facts about those movies. Like, for example, when The Full Monty premiered in the US, movie theaters gave out brochures translating the British slang used in the movie. So here are 100 Interesting Movie Facts

IDK if this one will be on here, but the original choice to play one of the Terminators in Terminator 2: Judgement Day was Billy Idol. He was originally supposed to play the character that Robert Patrick plays. But he was due to go on his Charmed Life tour
-Hugh Jackman had a cameo as Wolverine in Spider-Man, but his costume got lost
-In Toy Story, the carpet in Sid's house is the same one as in The Shining
-Darth Vader's name was changed to Lord Fener in Italy because 'vader' in Italian sounds too similar to the word for 'toilet'
-In the movie Elf, the actor who played Ralphie in A Christmas Story, plays an elf
-O.J. Simpson was a possible choice for the role of The Terminator, but was deemed too likeable
-In The Lego Movie, the crack in Benny's helmet is a real defect associated with his mini-fig model
-Raiders of the Lost Ark contains hieroglyphics of C3PO and R2-D2
-In Anchorman, the name of the Mexican restaurant translates to "We spit in your food"
-Up until the filming of X-Men started, neither Ian McKellen or Patrick Stewart had ever played chess
-During the filming of Alien, Ridley Scott borrowed blue laser lighting to light the egg chamber from The Who, who were practicing next door
-In Trainspotting, the toilet was filled with chocolate
-Beverly Hills Cop was the highest-grossing R rated movie until The Matrix Reloaded knocked it out of the top position
-In The Avengers, Robert Downey Jr. hid food all over the set to eat in scenes where it wasn't scripted
-During the waxing scene of The 40-Year Old Virgin, it was Paul Rudd's idea for Steve Carrell to yell "Kelly Clarkson"
-To make The Wrestler more believable, Mickey Rourke used a razor blade to cut his forehead, an injury sustained by wrestlers
-Before The Fast and The Furious was made, actresses Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster didn't have driver's licenses
-Jennifer Lawrence was temporarily deaf in one ear during the filming of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
-The screenplay for The Breakfast Club was written in only 2 days by John Hughes
-In The Cabin In the Woods, the tongue of the wolf she kisses was covered in powdered sugar

-The word "man" is used 147 times in The Big Lebowski, almost 1.5x a minute
-Heath Ledger, who played The Joker in The Dark Knight, not only played the role of the Joker, but also directed the videos the Joker sent to the media
-It was a suggestion of Harrison Ford that Han Solo sacrifice his life to save his friends in Return of the Jedi, but George Lucas refused
-The last line said by Superman in Superman IV is "See you in 20". 20 years later, Superman Returns is released
-In Crank: High Voltage, Tool vocalist Maynard James Keenan makes a cameo as the man controlling the electric shock collar
-On the movie site, This is Spinal Tap is the only movie to get an 11 star rating
-In Evil Dead 2, one of Freddy Krueger's gloves makes an appearance
-In Spider-Man 2, the number for Joe's Pizza is real
-Skyfall is the first Bond movie made by an Oscar-winning director
-In Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom, Dan Aykroyd has a cameo as an airport employee

-The battle scenes in Braveheart had to be reshot because several extras were wearing sunglasses and wrist watches
-The character Arthur in Inception was meant to be played by Heath Ledger before his death
-There was a second Stan Lee cameo in The Avengers, but it was cut
-For one scene, Daniel Stern agreed to have a real tarantula on his face in Home Alone
-Keanu Reeves pays homage to Bruce Lee in The Matrix, by imitating his signature pre-fight nose rubbing
-Han Solo's response to Leia's "I Love You" in The Empire Strikes Back was improvised by Harrison Ford
-Jeremy Renner learned to shoot arrows with both hands for his role as Hawkeye in The Avengers
-The scene in Ferris Bueller's Day Off with Ben Stein in his Economics class was done in one take and improvised
-During the famous jogging up the stairs of the Philadelpha Museum of Art scene in Rocky, Sylvester Stallone was to a nearby hospital via a wheelbarrow after pulling a tendon in his leg
-In Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Linda Hamilton's twin sister played the T-1000 double

-Olaf's dance with seagulls in Frozen is a nod of respect to Dick Van Dyke's dance with penguins in Mary Poppins
-Adult film star Ron Jeremy has a cameo in Ghostbusters as a crowd extra
-While filming Casino Royale, Daniel Craig had two teeth knocked out
-Nancy Wilson of Heart is the girl behind the wheel at the stoplight in Fast Times at Ridgemont High
-Andy and Lana Wachowski used a 600 page shot for shot storyboard to convince Warner Bros to make The Matrix
-A ball droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens was inspired by R2D2
-In Pulp Fiction, the F word is said 265 times
-The first movie to feature a toilet flushing was Psycho
-In Star Wars: A New Hope, Darth Vader appears for only 12 minutes
-Johnny Depp based his character Capt. Jack Sparrow heavily on his good friend, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, who also coincidentally appears as Capt. Teague, Jack's father in the 3rd Pirates of the Caribbean movie
-The adrenaline shot in Pulp Fiction was shot in reverse then flipped in post
-SAW was filmed in just 18 days
-Since there is no underwear in the Star Wars world, Carrie Fisher didn't wear a bra under her Princess Leia costume
-In Night of the Living Dead, the word 'zombie' is never spoken
-Before playing Sloth in The Goonies, John Matuszak played for the Oakland Raiders
John Matuszak
-To fit both The Hulk and Black Widow in the same frame in The Avengers, the filming was done in 1:85:1 time instead of 2:35:1 time
-Quentin Tarantino's first film was Kill Bill. This was also one of the first movies to feature the use of the F word less than 17 times
-By combining the sounds of a tiger, alligator and baby elephant sounds, sound engineers could create the roar of the T-Rex in Jurassic Park
-The original idea for Stan Lee's cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy was as a statue in the trophy cases
-Beverly Hills Cop featured fake tech called "satellite tracking system", which is ironic by today's standards, since it's real and is now known as GPS

-Heath Ledger drew inspiration for The Joker from singer Tom Waits and Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious
-Quentin Tarantino did an un-credited script work on Saturday Night Live spin off It's Pat
-Early drafts of Star Wars had Yoda's name as Buffy
-In the movie It, that is Tim Curry's real hair
-The roadster that Tony Stark is working on in Iron Man belongs to director John Favreau
-In Stand By Me, the cigarettes they smoked were made from cabbage leaves
-Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne thought This is Spinal Tap was a real documentary when he first saw it
-Macaulay Culkin has an actual scar from where Joe Pesci bit him in Home Alone
-In Avatar, the cigarette that Sigourney Weaver is smoking is computer generated
-Ron Perlman broke a rib when jumping on a train coming towards him at 45 mph in Hellboy

-The iconic Halloween mask is actually a William Shatner mask painted white
-For the dancing baby Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy, director James Gunn's dance moves were the inspiration
-Hoyt Axton, who was a 1960s singer with "Joy to the World" plays the inventor of the Gremlins
-You can actually visit Hook and Ladder #8, which was the firehouse used in Ghostbusters
-Despite playing father and son in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Harrison Ford and Sean Connery are only 12 years apart
-Laurence Fishburne lied about his age when auditioning for Apocalypse Now. He was only 14 at the time
-In Fight Club, singer Meat Loaf wore a fat suit that contained bird seed and weighed more than 100 pounds
-Han Solo and Marty McFly served as the inspiration for Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy
-A plaque marks the spot where Bill Murray repeatedly stepped into a puddle in Groundhog Day
-To achieve the stoned out, disheveled look in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Charlie Sheen stayed awake for 48 hours straight
-In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, his "to do list" changed for every country

-In SAW, actual pig intestines were used as human innards, because pigs organs and skin is so similar to humans
-Peter Weller could only wear the top half of the Robocop suit when sitting in a car because it was so bulky
-In Casino Royale, billionaire Richard Branson has a VERY QUICK cameo. If you blink, you'll miss it
-Some of the early drafts for Back to the Future had Marty McFly using a refrigerator to travel through time instead of a Delorean
-When funds ran low for Mad Max director George Miller, he offered his own van for one crash scene
-Cuba Gooding Jr., who plays Laurence Fishburne's son in Boyz in the 'Hood, is only 6 years younger in real life
-In the movie Boyhood, director Richard Linklater's daughter Lorelai wanted her character killed off
-The Blues Brothers set a record by smashing 103 cars
-The alien language spoken by the aliens in District 9 came from rubbing pumpkins together
-In Batman Returns, Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman costume was vacuum-sealed on
-Early drafts of Frozen had Elsa as a blue-skinned villain wearing a coat of weasels
-The license plate numbers on Fillmore, the hippie bus in Cars, are George Carlin's birthday. Fillmore is the character he voices
-During the shooting of Twilight, Nikki Reed injured her hands on set and had to wear gloves to cover them
-21 Jump Street stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill reunite in The Lego Movie, as Superman and Green Lantern
-In Mean Girls, Amy Pohler plays Rachel McAdams mother, despite being only 7 years older
-The original idea for the Minions in Despicable Me were meant to be large Orc-like creatures, but were instead changed to smaller and cuter
Awww, how cute!!
-In Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Jena Malone's nude scene was filmed in a glass elevator in a real hotel
-The script to Toy Story 2 was so good it was sent directly to theatres instead of direct to video
-The year that 8 Mile won the Oscars, rapper Eminem didn't appear because he thought it would lose
-In Frozen, Rapunzel has a quick cameo as a guest at Elsa's coronation

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

25 Interesting Rock Music Movie Facts

We all love a good movie with some good ol' classic rock or metal. But, some of those movies have hidden gems we never knew about. Like interesting little factoids we didn't know. Here are 25 Interesting Rock Music Movie Facts. By the way, if it doesn't count up to 25, here's a good reason. Some of the ones on here you'll see on my interesting movie facts post

1. In Back to the Future, on Marty McFly's Walkman, that's Van Halen guitarist and co-founder Eddie Van Halen really playing
2. Jack Black filmed himself begging to get Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" into the movie School of Rock
4. In both Back to the Future sequels, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea makes an appearance while ZZ Top appear in the third one
5. In Moulin Rouge, when the Green Fairy turns evil, Ozzy Osbourne's iconic scream can be heard
6. Prince originally wanted Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks to write the lyrics for "Purple Rain", but she turned it down
7. Genesis drummer and singer Phil Collins has a quick cameo in the movie Hook, as Police Inspector Good. He was also an extra in A Hard Day's Night
8. Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious was the inspiration, along with singer Tom Waits for Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker
9. Originally, to play the role of Alex and his Droogs in A Clockwork Orange, it was slated for Mick Jagger and the rest of the Rolling Stones to play these roles
-If that actually happened, I'd probably watch it :D. But this movie is way too creepy for my tastes!
10. Mick Jagger was also supposed to play the role of Dr. Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but had to drop out as the movie was being filmed in 1978 and The Rolling Stones were due to start their Some Girls tour
-If Mick Jagger did this movie, that would be very interesting, lol!!! Although my sister probably wouldn't watch it; she'd be screaming blue murder while screaming she wants to rip her eyes out, lmao!!!
12. In the movie Airheads, Motorhead fans can jump for joy. Their rock god Lemmy Kilmister makes an appearance in the crowd. And if anyone who reads this is an Iron Maiden/Motorhead fan, are they any good? I'm honestly thinking about giving their music a listen! If so, someone recommend a song by either one to check out!
14. In the movie Runaway, the character Charles Luther, who is the mad scientist who is creating a series of warrior robots, is KISS bass player Gene Simmons, aka "The Demon"
15. Mark Knopfler, singer for British rock band Dire Straits, made Rob Reiner put his This is Spinal Tap hat in The Princess Bride
17. Singer Levon Helm set aside his Americana personality to play an astronaut in The Right Stuff
20. Nirvana turned down the chance to appear in Wayne's World 2
21. In High Fidelity, Bruce Springsteen plays John Cusack's conscience
22. In The Big Lewbowski, the closing song came free from The Eagles because it's owner hated The Eagles too
24. Eagles member Glenn Frey appeared as the manager for the Arizona Cardinals in Jerry Maguire
25. In their first feature film, the word "Beatles" does not appear in the title A Hard Day's Night

This is so cool

Isn't it amazing to think and know how swimsuits and body shapes have changed over the years? To think back in the early 1900s it was all the rage to cover as much as possible. Now, in the current years, it's all the rage for people to try to and show off as much as possible, not leaving much to the imagination, especially in the vein of showing off as much cleavage as they can. Let's take a look at the evolution of the bathing suit.
-"The Gibson Girl", referencing Evelyn Nesbitt, known as the world's first supermodel
-This decade was all about tiny waists in corsets, giving the wearer a vaguely Victorian look.
-"The Flapper"
-This decade was all about smaller busts and waists and highlighting the legs with short dresses
-"The Serene Siren"
-Hemlines make a dramatic comeback, along with curves
-Dances like the Samba and Rumba come back into action
-"Miss America"
-With WWII raging on everywhere, some patriotic spirit was in much needed demand. Broad shoulders and padded, pointy bras known as "bullet" and "torpedo" bras became fashionable because they looked like torpedoes or bullets
-Angles and curves are back on top. Screen legend Katharine Hepburn is the inspiration
-"The Hourglass"
-This figure is all about soft curves that evoke a soft, voluptuous feel
-Think "Leave It to Beaver" in terms of fashion
-Traditionally, the hourglass figure tends to be very beautiful
-"The Twig". This is a reference to British model Twiggy, who was known for her twig-thin figure
-Narrow hips are in, along with amphetamines becoming available for weight loss and slender hipped figures
-"The Disco Diva"
-The idea for fashion was tall, slim and slender
-"The Supermodel"
-Long legs dominated fashion in the 1980s. Sports bras also make their debut, to join in with the jogging and fitness craze
-To quote an Olivia Newton-John song, "Let's get physical"
-"The Waif", referencing models like Kate Moss
-The idea was apparently to look thin and wasted away, known as "heroin chic". Not exactly glamorous when your bones are peeking through your skin
-Small and thin is in
-"The Buff Babe"
-Muscles and toned up bodies are in. Wearing skimpy tops showing off your stomachs are also in, as popularized by pop queen Britney Spears
-"The Booty Babe"
-We live in a society where junk in the trunk is fashionable. Look at Kim Kardashian, who has so much junk in the trunk she's a freakin' SUV!
-But not everyone looks good with a big booty. This is probably the most UNATTRACTIVE thing ever!