Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

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The Roller Coaster WARS have been raging for years.  Ever since Cedar Point opened Magnum back in 2000. Every park goes for the biggest, fastest, tallest, biggest drop and most interesting roller coaster to bring people into their park.  Well the small country of U.A.E. and their capital city Abu Dhabi want in on the wars.  They just opened Formula Rossa, a Ferrari themed Roller Coaster that has taken the world speed record at 144 mph.

A) Is this roller coaster interesting enough to be in the running for best coaster in the world?  Why or why not?

B) Do you think people would travel to Abu Dhabi to ride this roller coaster? Why or why not?

C) If you analyze the theme parks you know about, what would make this roller coaster more appealing or less appealing than parks you go to?

(You must write a paragraph of AT LEAST 5 sentences or you will get ZERO CREDIT)

(For more information, go to the website below) www.huffingtonpost.com/…/formularossa-worlds-fast_n_783553.html

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

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The console generational WAR may be over with. Nintendo announced on Monday April 26th, 2011 that it will be unveiling a successor to the Wii, so far codenamed Project Cafe. The new “Wii 2” will allegedly have HD graphics that are better than PS3 & X-Box360. It will allow online play and have motion controllers with screens and cameras on them. Nintendo said it will come out in 2012.

A) How will Nintendo have an advantage over PS3 and X-Box360 when they release this console?

B) If you analyze the new Nintendo, will people want to upgrade to it? Why or why not?

C) Give me a comparison/contrast with what are some of the positives (pros) and negatives (cons) about this video game system?   Explain your answers.

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(For more information, go to the website below) http://www.1up.com/news/nintendo-stream-console

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

You may hear me talk in class about architecture and advancements in Technology going on in Dubai.   In Abu Dhabi this time (capital of the United Arab Emirates, U.A.E.) is a hotel like no other.  The Yas Hotel is the only hotel in the world with a Formula One racetrack to go through the hotel.  Built on a harbor so visitors can pull their yachts and boats right up to the hotel, the hotel features some one of a kind design implements.  I bring up this hotel because it is now home to the Roller Coaster with the World Speed Record of 144 mph, Formula Rossa, a Ferrari themed roller coaster.

(You must write 5 sentences or you will get ZERO CREDIT)

A)  Reflect and write on why don’t we use this type of technology to make our hotels more memorable?

B)  Is this a place that would interest you to stay and why?

  

 

 

 

 

Friday, April 29th, 2011

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The current trend over the past several years has been to make what was once old, new again.  What I mean is properties that I watched as a kid are what are being turned into movies for a new generation of kids.  From G.I. Joe, to Transformers, to Yogi Bear to The Smurfs to The Thundercats, Voltron, Rom SpaceKnight, Conan The Barbarian, He-Man and the list goes on and on….Why are there no FRESH ideas in Hollywood?

A)  If you ANALYZE the current trend, why do you think HOLLYWOOD thinks old school comics and TV shows are what YOU want to see?

B)  How could Hollywood do a better job of finding out what the public TRULY wants to see?  Tell me your opinion.

(For more information, go to the website below) http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/about-last-night/2011/04/robots-destroy-chicago-in-new-transformers-dark-of-the-moon-trailer.html

Newest Trailer For Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

The Smurfs Movie Trailer

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

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In a recent survey I did for the yearbook, one of the students’ most secret desires were tattoos.   With so many professional entertainers and professional athletes rocking tattoos from the faces to necks to entire bodies, it is hard to not see how popular tattoos have become.  I mean a tattoo store called “Tatu” in even in the mall now….HOW MAINSTREAM IS THAT?  So why is there still a negative feeling towards tattoos?

A)  If you ANALYZE the current trend, what about tattoos make them so appealing to young people?

B)  It is a belief that if you have lots of VISIBLE tattoos, you won’t be able to find a job.  Compare/Contrast the problem with this type of thinking?

C)  How could blacklight tattoos like in the 4th picture be a compromise?  Tell me your opinion.

(For more information, go to the website below) http://kendallgoodwin.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/tattoos-a-21st-century-perspective/

Professional Athletes Tattoos

Celebrity Tattoos: Angelina Jolie, Rihanna & Megan Fox

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