Toad is a fictional character who primarily appears in Nintendo’s Mario franchise. Created by Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, he is portrayed as a citizen of the Mushroom Kingdom and is one of Princess Peach’s most loyal attendants; constantly working on her behalf.
The Twitterverse is having a collective meltdown over the fact that Mario Kart became a trending topic today for all the wrong reasons.
No, the beloved Super Mario-themed racing game franchise is not getting the 9th installment, not yet anyway. Stormy Daniel’s remarks attracted online attention really fast, particularly the fact that she compared Drumpf’s penis to the good citizens of the Mushroom Kingdom.
Trailer From writer/director Desiree Akhavan and based on the celebrated novel by Emily M. Danforth, The Miseducation of Cameron Post follows Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz) as she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night.
I must confess that I didn’t really know the complex history that exists between Puerto Rico, my country, and the mighty imperialistic U.S. of A.
I’m truly ashamed to say that I didn’t find out about this history until 2015 when I found out about and read the book written by Nelson A. Denis “War Against All Puerto Ricans‘.
I need to say that I grew up under the shadow of the ‘greatest country in the world’ and believed every word I was programmed with. The information provided in the book, very well written, researched and totally documented, wasn’t taught in the private school that I went to.
I went to a Catholic school in Río Piedras, somewhat a suburb of San Juan, ran by American nuns and priests.
Samantha Bee takes a humorous look at a synopsis of this history in light of the humanitarian disaster caused by Hurricane María and the response by the American government lead by the “Moron-in-Chief“, Drumpf.
The American government’s slow response to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria is actually nothing new.
On Wednesday’s “Full Frontal,”, October 4, Samantha Bee explained that the way Drumpf “helped” storm-ravaged Puerto Ricans followed a 100-year-old pattern.
“If you’re shocked by this, then you are not Puerto Rican,” said Bee.
“Truth is, we’ve been treating them like the unwelcome nephew under America’s stairs for more than a century.”
Aided by “Hamilton” star Javier Muñoz, who has family on the island, Bee then dissected the island’s history of “getting screwed with their pantalones on by the United States.”
Sainsbury’s, the UK shopping chain, is running “Mog’s Christmas Calamity”, an integrated advertising campaign bringing to life the work of children’s book author Judith Kerr.
At the heart of the campaign is a 3 minute 30 seconds television commercial in which an animated cat deals with a sequence of disastrous events in the home. In the midst of the chaos, however, Mog succeeds in contacting the fire station which kick-starts the rescue mission to save Christmas Day.
In the aftermath of the smoke filled calamity and following a visit from the fire chief and his brigade, the Thomas family turn to see all their neighbors standing in the doorway, armed with mops and brooms for the clean-up, as well as delicious festive food, drinks and decorations.
Everyone comes together to celebrate the Christmas festivities – after all, Christmas is for sharing.
John Oliver to Trump: ‘Drop Out’ Now and ‘You Would Be a Legend’
The Last Week Tonight host could not leave the HBO airwaves for a month-long hiatus before at least touching on the “racist voodoo doll made of discarded cat hair” also known as Donald Trump.
The host apologized for talking about the GOP candidate so much recently, but after a week that saw Trump continue to drop in the polls, lose his campaign chair Paul Manafort, and begin to take advice from “sexually rapacious hard-boiled egg” Roger Ailes, he predicted this might represent a “fork in the road” for his campaign.
“He’s either hitting bottom, from which he’ll rebound to victory, or it’s the beginning of the end.”
As Oliver sees it, Trump has two options. The first would be a “humiliating” and “off-brand” loss to Hillary Clinton, and the second would be a complete “reset” that allows him to turn things around and win.
So with that in mind, Oliver spoke directly to Trump for the rest of his episode.
(At the time of this writing, Kellyanne Conway and Stephen K. Bannon have become part of Trump’s campaign in an attempt to bring back the campaign on track.)
The HBO host shared a 1996 young adult book called, “The Kid Who Ran For President,” featuring a 12-year-old — who sounds eerily like Trump when he speaks — who becomes president of the United States, only to step down because he’s not qualified.
According to Oliver, Trump was welcome to come on his show and use the conclusion of the book to end his campaign by using the 12-year-old protagonist’s resignation speech — which would sound natural coming from Trump, who once said “I have all the best words”.
In his speech Trump would say:
“I have a question for all the grown-ups of America. Are you out of your minds? Are you expecting me to enforce the Constitution? I never even read it. I was out of school that day.”
“America must be in pretty bad shape if you elected me president,” Trump would continue. ” You better get it together and find some qualified people to run this country, or we’ll all be in big trouble!”
Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho holds up a copy of his novel The Alchemist, which has sold more than 100 million copies, while attending a news conference in Aviles, northern Spain, May 29, 2008. Coelho will attend a homage and an exhibition to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the book. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso (SPAIN)
~~May 20, 2016~~
WORDS OF WISDOM
It’s the beginning of another day.
Life and time go on without ever stopping for anyone.
It’s good to slow down and revise our inner thoughts.
We can be refreshed by this.
Words are soothing, inspiring and motivating.
Take a bit of your time today and watch this inspiring video.
Paulo Coelho de Souza (Portuguese, born August 24, 1947) is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He is the recipient of numerous international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum. His novel The Alchemist has been translated into 80 languages. The author has sold over 200 million copies worldwide and is the all-time bestselling Portuguese language author.
The Alchemist, easily known as his most successful book, is a story about a young shepherd who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within.
The book has inspired a devoted following around the world, with Will Smith, Madonna, and others having declared it to be their favorite novel, and Bill Clinton having been seen with a copy of the book. In 2014, Oprah Winfrey interviewed pop star Pharrell Williams, who stated that The Alchemist had changed his life.
Paulo Coelho de Souza (more commonly known as Paulo Coelho), was born on August 24, 1947. He is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist and the recipient of numerous international awards, among them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum. “The Alchemist,” his most famous novel, has been translated into 80 languages.
The author has sold over 200 million copies worldwide and is the all-time bestselling Portuguese language author. This slide show presents some of the author’s most wonderful and meaningful quotes with beautiful background music by Marc Enfoy.
“IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”
If you really want to learn about Puerto Rico, it’s relationship with Spain ad the United States and the circumstances that lead to the Island’s current political, financial and real status, I strongly recommend that you follow this blog:
CFIF Launches National Media Campaign to Oppose House “Super Chapter 9” Bankruptcy Legislation for Puerto Rico
If you really want to learn about Puerto Rico’s history, it’s relationship with Spain and the United States and how it got to the situation it’s currently in, I strongly recommend that you follow this blog. There is an English and a Spanish version.