Why is it called the Key Club?

I’ve been hearing about this thing called the Key Club ever since I entered high school. I never joined because I thought that it would pointless to join since I don’t have a subscription to Locksmith Weekly. But as it turns out Key Club has nothing to do with keys or locks.

As ti turns out Key Club is actually named Kiwanis Club and Key Club is a sort of nick name. Key Club is a national organization like The DECA Club or The National Honor Society whose focus is to serve their local communities. Which, ironically might mean fixing the occasional lock. It is lead entirely by students like a regular club, but they plan service projects and try to get as many people involved as possible. And these projects and fundraisers, on a national level are wildly successful.

Impressive Facts From the Official Website

  • Key Club is becoming an international organization and is helping communities all over the world.
  • Key Club members provided more than 13 million service hours around the world.
  • Over 1.5 Million dollars was raised to help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetenus.
  • It is a fantastic addition to your resume (which is definitely something that I need).

If you want to read more about the good work that Key Club is doing or you want to start a Key Club in your own school (this is the Issaquah High School blog, what are you doing here?) you can look at the website by clicking on the link: http://www.keyclub.org/home.aspx

These people do good work and need our support.

So join up!

The Issaquah Advertiser

Operation #2107 (Part 1)

Hullo dreamers,

Well…Great news I’ve gotten my poetry license! Now I can legally write poetry in Rain Valley! I’m not going to do a poem today though, because I haven’t had any poetic dreams. But I hope you like this piece anyway.

Enjoy…

There was a slight swinging… or maybe bobbing feeling, like a slow wave. I don’t remember how I got here. I opened my eyes and took in my surroundings. The room I was in was poorly lit; the only source of light was coming from on top of a stair well. The floor was wet and had cut-up netting strewn all over. The smell hit me next, burning the inside of my nose, making my eyes water. It smelled like the sea; not the fresh sent of ‘sea breeze’ detergent, this smelled like salt, seaweed, sweat, and vomit… lots of vomit. I looked down to find a pool of it on and under me. I recoiled with the chunky-slime feeling between my toes. I also realized that all I was wearing was a stained brown sack, and there was a pile of ash in the corner of the room, the embers still a bright red burning. I tried to get up but I was tied to my chair. My hands tied to each other behind the chair, my thighs tied to the seat, and my torso tied to the back. I was totally trapped. There was a numb ache in my body and my mouth tasted fowl. Some voice in the back of my head told me to stay calm. I heard footsteps and my pulse started to race. Stay calm! The voice told me again.

“Eh, where’d you put her clothes?” One man said with a thick Latin accent.

“Boss told me to burn ‘em, said we there were all kinds of trackers in there. He doesn’t want them to know where we’re going!” The other man said as if it was the most obvious fact in the world.

“Eh, d’you think she’s up now?” Asked the man with the accent.

“Don’t know man, we should go check.” Said the other man.

I pretended to be out cold again waiting for the men to blurt something out and give me information.

The man with accent looked down at the pile of ashes on the ground and got shocked.

“Man, you supposed to throw the ashes in the ocean once you done burnin’ ‘em!” He said.

“But that’s gona pollute the Atlantic Ocean!” Said the man without the accent.

“MA-O’rale! Nobody cares!” The man with the accent said, tossing the ashes of my clothes into the ocean.

Atlantic Ocean I thought. What was I doing there? I was supposed to be… I was supposed to be… Where was I supposed to be? I had no idea. I tried to remember what I was doing, but I couldn’t remember anything, where I’m from, what I was doing, what day it was, why I was here, or my name for that matter. Who am I?

I strained my memory but found no answers. My head started to hurt, and the men noticed that I was conscious.

“OH MAN, SHE’S AWAKE!” Said the man with the accent, both of them stared wide eyed at me and tried to hide behind each other.

“Stop!” I commanded. Both of them stopped and looked at me purely horror struck.

“Why am I here?” I asked them.

“You know why you’re here, you little b—h!” the man said sneering.

I shook my head furiously.

At first they looked at each other, confused. Then hints of smiles started to creep their way onto their faces. And then they stared to laugh. Then they stopped, abruptly.

“She’s lying.” Said the man without the accent, barely a whisper.

“We should ask Boss.” Said the man with the accent. They both went up the stairs and left me alone. I was looking for ways to escape; I would be hard if I didn’t know how to swim (did I know how?)

I counted the seconds till the men came back (722) this time with another, more powerful looking man. This man had a big cigar in his mouth and his hair oiled back. The cigar was plated with gold and his watch was diamond encrusted, something told me this man didn’t need to struggle to make ends meet.

“Well, well. What do we have here? Little miss decided to play with the big boys and look at where it got her, huh.” The man got close to me, so close that he had to put his hands on my shoulders for support, the lit end of his cigar was pressing against my skin, sending hot stabs of pain through me. Unlike the other two men, this man spoke with an English accent.  I bit my tongue, staunching the flow of every bad word under the sun. Because right now, I was at his mercy.

“Where is it?” he asked, digging the cigar into my skin. His teeth were clenched and his eyes were close to bulging out of his head.

“W-what? What do you want?” I asked him, his breath smelled worse than the vomit.

“The chip! You idiot, I know that you took it with you when you sneaked your way out of my office in New York. WHERE IS IT?!?!?” he shrieked.

“I-I have no idea. I don’t remember anything!” I said to the man as calmly as I could.

The man stood up and smoothed his expensive looking suit; he turned around as if dismissing me. Just then he turned back and with the full momentum of his swing, he slapped me hard across the face.

It burned, more than the cigar. I was pretty sure that my face was red.

“Liar!” he yelled. “I know that you have that chip and I want to know where it is right now!” his voice was rising.

I needed to get out, I know that I was here for a reason, and it felt as if his slap was slowly bringing my memory back.

The Boss turned around again; I was scared that he was going to slap me again. But he just smiled and started talking instead.

“We caught wind that you were headed to Madrid, we thought we should drop you there, to return the favor.” He plastered on an artificial smile.

I knew what I had to do, I put on the most pathetic face that I could muster up and said,

“Please sir, I believe that you have the wrong person, I have no idea about this ‘chip.’ Please let me go.” Well the second part was true I had no idea about this chip, but I knew that it was important, and something told me that this guy wasn’t the right person.

I saw a touch of sympathy in Boss’s face, but it was replaced quickly by amusement.

Boss leaned in close and said, “I’m not gona let you go until I have that chip, and I will do everything in my power to find it. Even if I have to tear you limb from limb.”

I smiled a wide proud smile, I don’t know where the words in my mouth came from, but they sounded like something I would say, “And I will do everything in my power to make sure that you don’t get that chip. And now I’m gona kick you’re a-s.” After that everything happened suddenly.

I head-butted him with all the force in my body, and he fell back. His henchmen came at me and I stood up, still tied to the chair. They both crashed into each other. I ran backwards toward a wall and crashed into it with all my might. The chair broke and I was free. All three of the men ran at me this time, but now I was ready, I let my instinct take control. When the first man came, I took a leg from the chair, and whacked him over the head and he was down. I took the same leg and used it to deflect the blow from the second man.  I dropped the leg and landed a punch in his gut. I turned to Boss and I didn’t punch, I didn’t kick, I landed an old fashioned slap across his face from the right, then I punched him from the left. He was out. I looked at the last man, the one with the accent. “Madre’ de’ Dios!” he exclaimed.  He ran at me and tried to confront me with a frontal kick. I hooked my foot on to his thigh, and he slipped forward. He was out as his head hit the floor. I was the only one conscious in the room.

I took the jacket off of Boss and out it around myself, it the sea breeze was chilling me right to the bone. I found a small pistol in the pocket. This will come in handy I thought.

I climbed up the stairs but not before I tied up all three men with the ropes and the nets.

The sun was refreshing; it felt as if I hadn’t felt its light in a whole life time. I looked on to the Bay of Biscay. The sun was setting and the horizon looked like it was on fire. I found the control room and I healed the pistol to the captain’s head, and at once he straightened up.

“I want you to listen carefully,” I said in a stern voice. “You are to take me straight to Madrid, and then leave. You look like a man with a family, wouldn’t want anything to happen to them? Would you?” I was just bluffing, but saying this was instinctive. If my instincts got me this far, then they were going in the right direction.

The man was old, so old I was surprised that he wasn’t dead. I lowered the gun and stepped in front of him. “I’m sorry.” I said to him.

“I don’t remember who I am, and I need to get to Madrid to find some answers. Just please get me there as fast as you can.” I pleaded.

“Sure I’ll get you there.” Said the captain whose voice sounded as tough as nails. “I’m glad you got those guys. Just don’t go hurting yourself, eh Maxie!”

Maxie, who was Maxie? Was it me, was Maxie my name. As far I knew, Maxie was a boy’s name, and I obviously wasn’t a boy. My name is Maxine. I thought. That was one thing I knew about my past. Now all I needed to do was to go to Madrid and sort out this mess.

As I looked out on to the Bay, I knew that saying that was going to be a whole lot easier that doing it.

To be continued. ..

 

Well this is kind of exiting. I myself want to know what will happen next.

until next time.

Keep dreaming

youngdreamer

Fourtune Favorites: Social Media Shoutouts

It’s come time to admit that our generation today is becoming overly attached to technology and is edging closer and closer to the abuse of our great innovations.

Walk down the hallways of your high school and you won’t be able to carry on for more than five minutes at best without running into someone on their phone. And let’s face it– we’ve all caught ourselves looking up from our phones, only to find that our five other friends are obsessively gluing their faces to their own screens… all while we could be amounting for the time we spend on our devices by doing something great, like impacting the world and saving a cat or reading a book.

Well, I guess this is just the world we average-American teenagers live in today. Congratulations, really. It’s been such an honor being a part of it. :,)

But I suppose you’ll all be regardlessly whipping out your phones after reading this post anyway, so in that case, log onto your Facebooks, Instagrams, Twitters, Pinterests, Youtubes, Tumblrs and more to get some useful and interesting daily feeds.

 

What’s on Instagram?

Below are a few of my personal favorites. From popular-page-makers to low key car addicts, these are all great blogs for luxury car enthusiasts.

  • @vossen
  • @wheelsperformance
  • @black_list
  • @superstreet
  • @carlifestyle
  • @amazingcars247
  • @fantasycarsdaily
  • @exoticcarsofficial

 

What’s on Tumblr?

Tumblr is one of my most favorite means of blogging and scrolling through endless pages of beautiful cars. These are just a few of the many great Tumblr blogs devoted to cars.

  • @srmb
  • @aventador-lamborghini
  • @dream-about-cars
  • @thebmwfans
  • @visual-studio
  • @fullthrottleauto
  • @supercars-photography
  • @camcoronati
  • @autobliss

 

To be continued….

That’s it for this week’s media shoutouts, but check back in next week for some more automotive profiles on other social media networks!

*Also, if you’ve finished all your homework and find that you have enough time to watch a couple shows, check out Top Gear! I simply cannot explain to you in words why this show is pure perfection.

Hawaii!

Hey everyone!

Once again, time for a new culture: Hawaii! Even though this island is in the United States, some traditions are very different than ours. This is my favorite place of all time, so there will probably be multiple blogs in great detail of all the different facts you’ve ever wanted to know about Hawaii! I hope you will enjoy these facts and research as much as I will.

Traditionally, I have started off by introducing each new culture with some interesting facts, so to start us off, I will do the same!

FACTS:

  • Hawaii means “place of the gods” or “homeland”
  • Barack Obama was born in Hawaii
  • Because of the volcanoes and lava, Hawaii’s land keeps expanding
  • Hawaii is America’s youngest state
  • In ancient times, heavier women were considered the most beautiful
  • The TV series “Lost” was shot in Hawaii
  • There are no seagulls in Hawaii
  • Hawaii is the only state in the United States that grows coffee
  • Under sea volcanoes that erupted thousands of years ago formed the island of Hawaii

Leis: If you’ve been to Hawaii, you have most likely been greeted with a lei. Most people recognize Hawaii for their leis, and it is definitely a widely known part of their culture. When one is offered to you, it is considered rude to take it off in public. In fact, it is ESPECIALLY rude to take it off in front of the person who gave it to you. Leis can be just about any design. Some are simple and easy to make, and others are made more intricately for special occasions.

healthy snacks

vegan snacks I’m obsessed with:

  • cubed watermelon
  • kale chips
  • quinoa salad
  • bean sprouts with olive oil and lemon
  • cubed avocado and tomato with lemon
  • cucumber slices with lemon and salt
  • grocery store bags of peeled carrots
  • berries
  • chopped kale with blueberries and olive oil and vinegar
  • edamame

Eating healthy is hard when grocery shopping because most of what your picking up is going to be produce. Produce needs to be fresh and only lasts a few days so your trips to the store need to be much more frequent and will be potentially more expensive.Safeway is actually now letting you order your groceries online and have them delivered to you.

Vegetables and fruit for the majority actually have negative calories. We burn more calories digesting them than we gain from actually eating them. These kinds of foods, for instance vegetables, are best for you when consumed with a small amount of fat. A good snack from this would be carrots and hummus.

A Good website to check out for more complex recipes is Four Green Steps.

Although going vegan is wonderful for detoxing by eliminating sugar, processed foods, refined grains, dairy and alcohol, there are also many health risks associated with going vegan. All these essentials are missing from your diet: Vitamin A, B12, Vitamin D, and rarely enough protein or zinc. These elements are found in eggs, meat, fish, and other animal produts. Although, there are still ways to attain these nutrients. Kale, spinach, carrots, and apricots are a wonderful vegan source of Vitamin A. The sun and oddly enough cod liver oil capsules are a great source of Vitamin D, and beans grains and nuts are a perfect source or Zinc.

Make sure if you are going vegan or already are, that you are watching your nutrition values because serious health risks can come from this lifestyle. I had friends whose hair thinned and stopped growing and other friends who got many sharp pains which led to lots of time in the doctors office from not getting the replaced vitamins from avoiding consumation of animal products. Stay informed vegans!

Nicole Kidman Reveals Her Reason For Her Divorce With Tom Cruise

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise were the Brad and Angelina of the 90s. But when they split in 2001, it completely shocked everyone and now she has revealed her real reasons for her divorce with Tom Cruise.

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise were married for 11 years, and were one of Hollywood’s most glamorous couples. In a new interview, Nicole Kidman revealed what brought them so close and made them close to each other.

“I was so young when I married Tom,” says Nicole . It was 1990 and she was only 23 years old! She and Tom Cruise decided to adopt two children; a daughter and a son. That’s definitely a lot for such a young woman!

“You know, with no disrespect to what I had with Tom, I’ve met my great love now,” she told the Mag about her husband, Keith, whom she married in 2006. ”And I really did not know if that was going to happen. I wanted it, but I didn’t want it for a while, because I didn’t want to jump from one relationship to another. I had a lot of time alone, which was really, really good, because I was a child, really, when I got married. And I needed to grow up.”

Nicole referred to the life she lived with Tom as a bubble because of their huge fame as a couple.“There is something about that sort of existence that, if you really focus on each other and you’re in that bubble, it’s very intoxicating, because it’s just the two of you,” she told Vanity Fair.

Indie/Electronic Playlist

Last year, I made playlists for this blog on almost a weekly basis. I’m up to the challenge once again, so here’s a new playlist. While I have a bit of a problem with keeping a cohesive theme in my playlists, these songs are all upbeat and mostly synth-poppy from mainly indie and electronic artists. It’s kind of a dance playlist if you’re an indie music geek and like to dance to things like this (me?).

indie/electronic

1. lies – CHVRCHES

2. the love club – lorde

3. no one knows who we are – kaskade ft. lights

4. forever – haim

5. elevate – st. lucia

6. the city – the 1975

7. vegas lights – panic! at the disco

8. tete-a-tete – walk the moon

9. anything could happen – ellie goulding

10. heavy cross – the gossip

11. oh, emily – jukebox the ghost

Gluten Free Halloween Part 2

This is the second installment of the gluten free Halloween series! A difficult holiday for those of us who can’t eat wheat, I hope I can make it a little easier.

Another idea for gluten free “treats” that can be given out are small toys, rather than food. Toys like Silly Bandz and other trinkets can be handed out, and then everyone can enjoy them.

Now for the food. Halloween parties can definitely be made gluten free. Besides gluten free cupcakes and cakes, you can also make cookies. Having people frost their own cookies is always fun, and this can easily be made gluten free, with simply the purchase of a mix. I love Pamela’s Sugar Cookie mix, because it is easy and really good. This stuff is also great for Christmas cookies, so remember that!

Here is a recipe that looks fun, and only takes 10 minutes: Homemade Butterfingers

4 cups candy corn
1 1/2 cups Wowbutter, creamy
1 cup corn cereal, crushed (I used corn Chex)
18 oz dark chocolate chips, melted

Directions:

Slightly spray an 8×8 inch metal baking pan with non stick spray; set aside.

Place candy corn in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave candy corn on high for 60 seconds. Stir and microwave again in 15 second intervals, stirring each time. Repeat until candy corn is melted. Stir in Wowbutter and crushed cereal. Work quickly because candy corn will firm up quickly.

Spread candy corn mixture evenly into baking pan. Chill for 20 minutes or until firm.

Cut firmed candy corn mixture into 64 pieces. Dip pieces in melted chocolate and place on lined baking sheets. Chill until chocolate is set.

This looks delicious, and so easy. Another candy-themed recipe I found is Flourless triple chocolate peanut butter brownies. Wow.

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup of dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of sugar, divided
  • 2 tbs vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 8 Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted room temperature butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of Reese’s Pieces

How to Make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom of an 11×7 baking dish with a bit of coconut oil.
  2. Combine the eggs, 1 3/4 cup of dark chocolate cocoa powder, 3/4 cup of sugar, vanilla extract and coconut oil.  Mix with a hand mixer until all the ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Combine 3/4 cup of milk chocolate chips with 3/4 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.  Melt the chips by microwaving on low and stirring every 20 seconds until the chocolate is melted. Do not overcook the chips!
  4. Pour the melted chocolate into the existing brownie batter stirring the batter as your pour. Once the melted chocolate has been added to the brownie batter, fold in the remaining chocolate chips and half of the chopped peanut butter cups and Reese’s Pieces.
  5. In a second bowl, whip together the peanut butter, butter, and 1/4 cup of sugar. Spoon this mixture into rows on top of the brownie batter and swirl it with the brownie batter by dragging a fork through it.
  6. Top the brownies with the additional Reeses cups and Pieces.
  7. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until the brownies spring back.  I like my brownies slightly underdone so they will be extra gooey and fudgy but cook to your preferred level of doneness

Happy Gluten Free Halloween!

Horror Games

Last week I made a post about how to incorporate video games into a nice scare fest with your friends, but I never suggested any games. This week I would like to share some of my favorite horror games to play even when it’s not Halloween. (This list includes only the games I’ve played)

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Dead Space 2: I can’t even describe how badly this game scared me because this is a moderated blog. In the game you play as Issac Clark an Engineer who is being interrogated about the events of the prior game particularly about the marker, an iconic figure that had mystical powers and energy. Issac has been placed in an asylum on a planet called Egis 7 and that’s where the events that happened in the prior game start to unfold again. The game did a great job with giving a holistic look at horror. Often most games have a jump scare and then it’s over in a second. In Dead Space you’re always terrified. The atmosphere slows you down checking corners, making sure you’re not ambushed, creaking sounds of the ship, and shrieks in distance keep you constantly on edge. When you’re attacked it’s by hordes of demon babies, and disfigured corpses, and animals. During my play through I had to put down my controller several times or join an XBL party to calm my nerves. Even the demo took me two days because I was so terrified and for that Dead Space 2 is a must on this list.

Killing Floor: There isn’t really a story here it’s implied in the game that a biotics lab unleashed a genetically altered monsters and you and four other teammates have to survive. Imagine every horror slasher monster and put them in a game, that’s killing floor; chainsaw for hands, four legged ceiling jumping, crazy witch screaming, zombie hordes trying to kill you. You get some options you can be the Medic (healer), Commando (Assault rifle wielding BA), Support (Buckshot ferr days), Firebug (Kill it with fire), Beserker (Sharp objects and stabbing), Sharpshooter (Think Daryl from walking dead), or Demolitions (Micheal Bay Class). Each class helps the team survive up to 11 grueling waves of monsters and the Patriarch who comes equipped with Gatling gun, invisibility, grenade launcher, and restores health. This game gave me some great thrills and the matrix like slow-motion let’s you connect headshots offering some pretty cool movie like scenes. This game isn’t particularly scary, but it’s fun and will give you an adrenaline rush when you’re being chased by three or more double chainsaw wielding baddies. The game is currently around $5.00 on steam.

Killing Floor Screenshot I took so no copywrite stuff

There will be more to come on Friday!

Royal Family’s Official Potrait

I am guessing everyone did hear about Kate Middleton gave birth to son Prince George. Before reading the rest of the article, I want you guys to illustrate Prince George’s appearance.

The royal family’s beautiful family portraits were released on Oct 24, with Prince George all done up in his fancy ceremonial gown! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge baptized their son at The Chapel Royal in St. James’s Palace on Oct. 23.

Kate Middleton and Prince William celebrated their 3-month-old son Prince George‘s baptism on Oct. 23 in London. On Oct 24, the couple released the official portraits celebrating the special occasion. George looked absolutely handsome and glowing with a big smile.

Will and Kate celebrated their son’s portraits with their closest friends and family,and also shared for all to appreciate George’s cuteness! George’s expression is priceless in his portrait with his parents. Posed with his arms raised and an adorable little grin on his face; Prince George looks like he is really celebrating his big day!

In his family portrait, Prince George sits on his mom’s lap and is surrounded by Queen Elizabeth II; Prince William; and others.

For his official portrait, Prince George wears the traditional gown worn by 60 other royals for their big christening. The original garment was crafted by Janet Sutherland, the daughter of a Scottish coal miner, in 1841. The designer even received the title of Embroiderer to the Queen, reported E! News.

Though the gown has been passed down for generations, an exact replica was created by Queen Elizabeth II‘s couturier Angela Kelly to preserve the delicate garment. George’s version was just as beautiful as the original! Plus, the front-view of the gown in the portrait beautifully showcases all of its intricate detailing, reported J-14 magazine.

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Halloween Horror Movie Replacement

With Halloween right around the corner you’re probably gearing up with candy, movies, and a party or maybe even trick or treating. However let’s be honest a lot of the recent horror movies nowadays are garbage. They’ve essentially been downgraded to poor acting, gory, shock factor, slasher films. You could go with some old classics or the ever great horror comedy, but I have a better suggestion. Video games.

If you’ve never played a good horror game you’re missing out. If you get a good one they’re fun, have a good story, are interactive, and will scare the crap out of you. You might be thinking well that’s cool, but those games are made just for one person. Aha that’s because you’re doing it wrong. Horror games were meant to be played alone, but if you get a group of friends in a dark room at night it can be just as fun to take turns and watch your friends have breakdowns and freakouts. If you are on the fence about it try looking up “Let’s Plays Horror Games” on YouTube and you’ll find some hilarious reactions.

Game Modes

Lone Wolf: Go in on your own, lights off, 10:00 pm or later, and alone in your place of residence. You’re brave you ain’t afraid of no game.

Buddy System: You and as many buddies as you want (works best with two) designate certain controls to each person. For example buddy one uses the mouse to look and buddy two uses the keyboard to move. You play from there and use teamwork and communication to succeed.

Lone Wolf Pack (normal): Take turns playing the game with your friends. Alternate after every chapter, death, or until someone just gives up.

Scaredy cat: Will all have the friend who hates horror movies and blood; jumping at most sounds. Well you’re going to sit them down and psychologically torture them with scary video games.

I’ll be suggesting games as Halloween approaches, but for now if you want a good and free scare search Slenderman the 8 pages.

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The Joker

Joker is my first entry on a super villain, because he is probably the most well know villain.

No one knows who The Joker was before he came to be Batman’s arch nemesis, but he has always been around. He is a clown-like vicious psychopathic killer who gets amusement from murdering innocent people. Jokers is responsible for numerous tragedies in Batman’s life including paralyzing Barbara Gordon (Batgirl), killing Jason Todd the second Robin, and killing Sarah Essen Jim Gordon’s second wife.

What makes the Joker such a horrible villain is the fact he kills for fun and amusement, but not to gain power or take the world over. He also messes with peoples minds so bad, because he is so psychotic he tires to make other insane also. He knows how to get in Batman’s head and get him to do things he doesn’t want him to do. This is most obviously shown in that Joker tires to get Batman to murder him multiple times in which he almost does, but always remembers not to give in and let the Joker get what he really wants.

One really weird thing about the Joker is he considers himself vital to Batman’s existence and that they are friends. Then again he also says things like “I don’t hate you because I’m crazy, I’m crazy because I hate you.” This can be explained I mean Joker is insane and barely keeps it together considering all his past troubles. This is why Joker imposes all his amazing sense of humor onto people so that he can show them he is as big of a star as he thinks. These plans are always thwarted by Batman though, so he tries to get Batman to see what he wants and to see him as special. This fails though and Batman always ends up saving the day.

Last, Joker still has a human side considering he has a code of ethics such as he will kill anyone man, woman, or child, but he isn’t going to steal from a kids college fund or commit crimes without a large scheme plan. Joker also is very unpredictable so it is hard to stop him sometimes, because he doesn’t have any powers or regular methods of committing a crime. He uses a variety of methods and weapons to pull of his crimes.

Honestly, I believe The Joker has to be considered as one of the greatest villains ever for how different he is. He uses so many different methods to do the things he wants and is so insane that he will do just about anything. He does all of this without any powers and that is what makes him so amazing.

ChumpDump

ChumpDump is a new Twitter follower game for your phone. This app was developed to tell you who your real friends are. Obviously, social media has become a contest for lots of people. Everyone wants more friends or followers. ChumpDump shows users who their real friends actually are.

You might be wondering how this game/app works. It uses a daily lottery to randomly pick one of friends. As chumpdump.com explains it, your friends are people that you follow not the people that follow you. After the random account is picked, ChumpDump tells you about you and your friend’s relationship on Twitter.

The game uses multiple areas in its criteria for analysis. This list includes-

  • # of direct messages
  • # of replies
  • # of retweets of YOUR posts
  • # of links they’ve posted
  • are they following you back
  • location
  • Klout Score
  • picture of their avatar
  • social graph profile
  • view of most recent tweets

After the account is picked and analyzed, you must decide whether to save or dump your friend. If you do choose to dump them, then they are removed from your friends list. Also, you can’t just save or dump them. You have to explain why you are making this choice.

Because the app is a game, there is a point system.

How does the scoring work?

  • 2 pts for save
  • 2 pts for dump
  • 1 pt for telling why
  • 1 pt for adopting a recent dumpie

An “adoption” is when a player adopts (follows) someone they aren’t already following on Twitter. This gives dumpies to have a second chance on ChumpDump life.

October 25th photo- app store

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Weekly Update

Hey there football fans! It is almost the best day of the week! Sunday! The New York Giants are no longer winless! They defeated the Vikings on Monday night to bring their record to 1-6. They are only a few games behind any of the other teams in their division. Neither the Eagles, Redskins, nor Cowboys are doing to well this season. So with some wishful thinking, maybe the Giants will be the first team to go 0-6 but still make the playoffs. Who really knows with the bipolar Giants. Giants wide receiver, Nicks, is a free agent and the trade deadline closes the end of October. While he has some catching issues this season, he would be a good edition to a team with a tight salary cap and a weakness in wide receivers.

Thursday night Tampa Bay fell to the Carolina Panthers. Tampa Bay is one of the only teams that have yet to win a single game this season. The Jacksonville Jaguars being the other team yet to win. Since the Broncos fell to the Colts, the Chiefs are the only undefeated team this season. Which comes as quite a shock since the chiefs only won three games in all of last season.

The patriots fell to the jets on a controversial call based on a rule added this past year. Basically, on a field goal attempt, blockers can not be pushed by their team mates into a member of the opposing team. The Patriots did not react kindly to this game changing call and ultimately lost because of it.