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What We Played | July 16 – 22

by Jennifer KibbleJuly 23, 2012

This is a weekly segment where we share what games we are currently playing for our readers to get to know us a bit better. Said games can range from retro to current and from casual to FPS games. If we’re playing it, we’ll share it. Please feel free to comment with what you’re playing or your opinions on the games that we’re involved with.

Jeff: This week was all about The Dark Knight Rises, so I spent the week watching all of Christopher Nolan’s films, leading to the midnight showing of the new movie, where my theatre was hosting a trilogy marathon event. I did give my Wii a little attention with the sublime Metroid Prime 3, and my PS3 took time off as a Blu-Ray player long enough for a few challenge maps in both of Rocksteady‘s Batman: Arkham games.

Jen: Not much gaming this week, sadly. Played SWTOR as my dark Jedi as well as my sarcastic Smuggler. Got some Bejeweled 3 in, trying to get the last two achievements from that one.

Charles: Been playing a lot of Brink, so many people have been knocking that game, but I see nothing but plain fun. I picked up Ghost Recon: Future Soldier for PC, doesn’t even boot so that’s a dud, hoping for that patch sometime soon. Played some rounds of Payday: The Heist, very fun (btw we have a game night this weekend!). Also got Batman: Arkham City, Gotham City Impostors, and both Bioshocks on my plate for the next few weeks.

Jason: Mostly The Secret World has been what I’ve been occupied with. That is, until the Steam sale. Finally got Portal 2, Brink (I agree with Charles, that game is mad fun, don’t know why its so derided) and Alan Wake, a game I can’t believe I never played. I really LOVE it. The concept, the moody atmosphere, the mystery. Great stuff.

Ben: Played a bit more Dragon’s Dogma, which I’m still enjoying. Then I played Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD and it was a wonderful blast from the past. Check out my review for all the details. On the last three days of the week I got to play Guild Wars 2. I’ve never played an MMO that I liked or thought I’d want to spend a lot of time with but Guild Wars 2 was really good. Probably going to be the first MMO I ever buy simply because it doesn’t do a lot of the typical MMO things that annoy me.

Logan: Been playing the final Guild Wars 2 Beta Weekend. It was amazing! Experiencing the two classes we havent had access to, the Asura and Sylvari, and the whole WvWvW PvP experience. I loved every minute of it and there was a very fun final event that was put on before the servers closed. I cannot wait until the release come Aug. 28th. Hopefully someone can just put my in cryosleep until then.

John: I’ve been playing Hard Reset on the PC and Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer on 360. I’ve really gotten addicted to the ME3 MP. Hard Reset on PC is an awesome run n gun FPS for those who love the Doom franchise. Not much to the story, but the gameplay is intense and awesome.

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  • JOHN KAISER PHD

    How can you live without knowing these things?

    1. Many years ago, in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled “Gentlemen Only…
    Ladies Forbidden” … and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.

    2. The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma
    Flintstone.

    3. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

    4. Men can read smaller print better than women can; women can hear better.

    5. Coca-Cola was originally green.

    6. It is impossible to lick your elbow.

    7. The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

    8. The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% ( now get this…)
    The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

    9. The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400

    10. The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

    11. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

    12. The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

    13. The youngest pope was 11 years old.

    14. The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

    15. The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

    16. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
    Spades – King David
    Hearts – Charlemagne
    Clubs -Alexander, the Great
    Diamonds – Julius Caesar

    17. A cute mathematical trick: 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

    18. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the
    person died in battle.
    If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds
    received in battle.
    If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

    19. Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and
    Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn’t
    added until 5 years later.

    20. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
    Their birthplace

    21. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?
    Obsession

    22. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find
    the letter “A”?
    One thousand

    23. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all
    have in common?
    All invented by women.

    24. What is the only food that doesn’t spoil?
    Honey

    25. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?
    Father’s Day

    26. In Shakespeare’s time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you
    pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence
    the phrase “goodnight, sleep tight.”

    27. It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the
    wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could
    drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period
    was called the honey month… which we know today as the honeymoon.

    28. In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts… So in old England, when
    customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them “Mind your pints and quarts,
    and settle down. It’s where we get the phrase “mind your P’s and Q’s.”

    29. Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or
    handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to
    get some service. “Wet your whistle” is the phrase inspired by this practice.

    30. At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

  • liza

    This year me and my friends wanna have the bet summer. I need more suggestions for a teen summer bucket list!
    heres what we have so farr:

    1) go skinny dipping
    2) sneak out
    3) read every nicholas sparks book
    4) have a cute summer relationship
    5) ask to get each nail a different color at the nail salon
    6) attach a lock to a love bridge
    7) sing call me maybe to a stranger
    8) make out with someone with pop rocks in my mouth
    9) camp out in backyard
    10) massive water balloon fight
    11) whip cream fight
    12) go jogging early each day
    13) go to yogurt oasis
    14) go to the beach
    15) swim in the creek
    16) go mini golfing
    17) make a new friend
    18) freeze a water balloon and pull off the balloon part
    19) fill the bathtub with ice and sit in it for 20 minutes
    20) hold a strangers hand on a roller coaster
    21) say yes to everything for a day
    22) have a movie night
    23) walk around with a free hugs sign
    24) go for a walk through the woods, blindfolded and tied to your bestfriend
    25) find random recipes online and make one
    26) take a picture with a stranger
    27) eat at the local diner
    28) crush a watermelon with a baseball bat
    29) play twister with pudding all over the mat
    30) have an egg fight
    31) ride paddle boats
    32) make a finger painting
    33) night swimming
    34) paint fight
    35) dance behind people until they realize
    36) finish my summer homework by july
    37) explode coke with mentos
    38) fry an egg on the sidewalk
    39) go firefly catching
    40) have a spa day
    41) go laser tagging

  • Dana G

    just met a girl i really liked but she never text back what should I do???this is how our texts look like
    Me: I wanted to play it cool and text you tomorrow but I couldn’t wait lol 9:49 PM
    Hahaha it’s cool 10:05 PM
    Me: I went across the gate to ask for your number but you was running fast lol I felt dumb that whole day 10:11 PM
    Awww really?? Gosh I’m sorry :/ lol You should’ve screamed or something. 10:12 PM
    Me: lol It’s ok, but today at church my boy said he had got tht other number I made em give it to me lol 10:17 PM
    yeah I was kinda confused when she told me you text her 10:18 PM
    Me: Idek who you liked,but you was the person I wanted to talked to 10:23 PM
    Oh you were both good looking, but you kinda hit home when you said you didn’t like black people lol 10:24 PM
    Me: lol same here, when you turning 16? 10:29 PM
    Next year 10:32 PM
    Me: oh thats cool my birthday in November 10:36 PM
    What day? 10:54 PM
    Me: The 12 10:58 PM
    Me: the 12th 10:58 PM
    Awww lol 10:58 PM
    Me: Lol when yours ? 11:00 PM
    : July 21st 11:00 PM
    Me: lol I don’t think your parents would like me im about to be 17 in three months 11:03 PM
    hey wouldn’t really have a problem I don’t think. 11:05 PM
    Me: That’s good,I really don’t know much about u but I can see that you are different, I don’t like followers to be real 11:10 PM
    That’s a good thing! Haha so um just to guess you’re not originally from southfield? 11:15 PM
    Me: lol naw, how you know? 11:19 PM
    you’re area code is 586 11:19 PM
    Me: oh yeah,but Im from sterling heights my dad wanted to be closer to his church so we moved..you from southfield? 11:22 PM
    Oh okay and yeah I am. 11:26 PM
    Me: so how many boys try to talk to u at cederpoint lol ? 11:28 PM
    Eh I believe 3 11:33 PM
    Me: lol i’m jealous 11:34 PM
    Noo not at all. It was really creepy or well they were creepy Lol 11:36 PM
    Me: Lol that made me smile 11:36 PM
    Haha good! 11:37 PM
    Me: lol, Im just glad I saw you caught my eye out of everybody that was their 11:41 PM
    Sorry im late I fell asleep but lol congrats 12:48 AM
    Me: lol It’s cool go back to sleep we can talk tomorrow 12:49 AM

  • unbleevable39

    Topic: You Are No Part Of This World (John 17:15-6)
    es 4:4) Indeed, “friendship with the world is enmity with God”. “Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world is constituting himself and enemy of God.” How can we stay separate from this world if we are forced to live in it? Instead of participating in the politics of his day, Jesus focused on preaching about God’s Kingdom of which Jesus was the prospective King. So Jesus could say with truth and vigor that his kingdom was no part of this world. his faithful followers imitate his example by giving their loyalty to Christ and his Kingdom and telling others about it. King Nebuchadnezzar (The Babylonian King), had made a statue of himself along with music to played so all could bow (Salute) down to him, alot like your national Anthem and Flag. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refused to bow down, and for good reason. In Our Age, “Nationalism’s chief symbol of faith and central object of worship is the flag”, wrote historian Carlton Hayes. “Men bare their heads when the flag passes by; and in praise of the flag poets write odes and children sing hymns.” Nationalism also has its Holy Days, such as the Fourth of July in the US, as well as its “Temples, Saints, and Shrines”. “The flag, like the cross, is sacred”, states the Encyclopedia Americana. Is it crazy to find flag saluting and anthem singing religious? The Supreme Court disagreed. “These daily rituals [saluting the flag] are religious has been at last affirmed by the Supreme Court in a series of cases.” (The American Character) What about voting? Christians are to be politically neutral (Matthew 22:21; 1 Peter 3:16),and if you vote for one person, you are politically against the other. Also, those who elect a certain official share responsibility for what they do ( 1 Samuel 8:5, 10 -8; 1 Timothy 5:22), and God viewed Israels desire for a visible ruler as a sign of personally rejecting him (1 Samuel 8:7). but if we dont vote does that mean we are exempt from following their leadership? No. (Mark 12:17; Romans 13:1-7) And Military service? The Bible says that we are to love our christian brothers. (John 13:34-5; 1 John 3:10-12) how would that be possible if we are fighting against each other in war? but we should always keep in mind that whatever we do as Christians we should always respect each other’s opinion. SO, WHAT DO YOU THINK?: do you salute( to make a bow or other gesture to, as in greeting or farewell) the flag? why? are you a nationalist? why? how do you feel about voting? why? would you fulfill military service at the expense of killing another christian? why? thanks for responding!…

  • Maggie

    I am going on vacation to the beach in about…well, we’re leaving July 24 I believe. I want to get my abs on!! I’m 16, I’ll be 17 in October and I weigh around 125 lbs. I’ve been jogging every day (well, the last time I ran was a week ago because I got caught up in a bunch of stuff), or trying to, I’m gonna start up again tomorrow. My metabolism is ridiculous, I could eat until I’m nauseous and then be hungry again in a half hour, which is good because I’m naturally skinny. The only issue is that I’m a little blobby in the tummy section and I want to try to get rid of it and get some abs. I’ve read and watched tons of stuff, but it’s all overwhelming and I have no idea what to do except run. The one thing I keep seeing everywhere is you have to get rid of the layer of fat covering the abs in order for them to be visible, which I’m sure I’m capable of accomplishing. I just don’t know how to go about doing it, though. I have like no fitness like anything at my house, and I don’t go to the gym (yet…I want to though). Any tips for how I go about doing this? You can already sort of see my upper abs, but it’s just blob after that. Not a lot of blob, but just…blob. Also, I do play softball, which is 3 times a week until the 22nd, and then marching band practice starts, then I go back into softball, which keeps me at it. Help! And sorry I wrote so much!

  • thexbox360player

    Ok so i need a little help to make a decision this might be kind of long but please read it all i would really appreciate it so i’m a boy 15 years old i’m in high school and i’m one of those loser geek types. But the problem with me is that when i was 7 my dad bought me a pc and games and i liked it so much i stopped going out on the street playing with the other kids so for 5 years not going out i forgot how to have normal conversations with people i had becomes ultimately shy guy and i have not had many friends,so to try and make this shorter i realized what was happening and what i have done so i decided to completely stop playing on the pc and start going out and be a normal teen but saying good bye to the pc is really hard thing so i was like setting dates like i would play these 2 months and quit but when the time comes i aways think like ok i would play another 2 months then i would really stop and it has been like this for 3 years now i just could not quit but there was something i told myself that until 10th grade when i’m 16 if i have not stopped this thing and i have not becomes normal then i would just go on the geeky stupid path i would stick with my pc till the rest of my life and have a very pitiful life so 9th grade is at its end we are at school till the end of this month june 30 and i decided that i would quit on july 1st and start a new life so i said myself that i would play much as i can before that date and i have been doing so but today at school it was like 2:30 h ago i was coming back from school when this girl stopped me and asked if we could talk for a minute as she saw i could not find anything to talk about (because i’m a loser) she got Straight to the point she asked me if i had a gf i said no and she proposed if i want her to be my gf the butterfly’s just flew in my stomach it was scary she is not an ugly girl i could say mid/high beauty and she has way bigger balls then me for been able to say that but i said i could not do that at the moment because of the date i’m trying to keep july 1 st and getting a gf would mean i won’t be 100% satisfied and would probably just set myself another month like my birthday july 22 so what should i do i might not get another chance like this i mean its a really big boost into becoming normal guy that dates girls and has many friends (normal) or should i just say no and keep to the date play as much as i can then after june 30th start my new life i dunno both require balls i just know tomorrow is gonna be a not very good day

  • easton j

    PLEASE READ! (I know it’s long but please read)

    I am a young man at the age of 17, I have a young girlfriend at the age of 16… We have known eachother since we were both 6 years old… But we have been going out since 2 and a half years ago… And 1 year was spent in a long distance relationship… It was last year when my girlfriend moved to Delaware with her step dad for a year (She lived in Texas near me before she moved) We still were going out… During that long distance relationship, we decided to be boyfriend and girlfriend, but with limits… We couldnt go TOO far with other guys/girls… During that whole entire year, we both were in school and we talked on the phone, skyped, and texted. Their were hard times and trust issues during the long distant relationship… But we managed to adjust and began to ignore it cuz neither one of us couldn’t tell if the other was dating another guy/girl… So we just let everything slide… A lot of my friends said that I should leave her cuz 1 year of a long distance relationship is too long and a waste of my teen life… But I sed maybe I’ll stay with her, or Maybe not… So me and my girlfriend decided to stay together even In a long distance relationship… My girlfriend is curently on her way back to Texas… and I am VERY excited to see her in person besides using skype lol… But when she comes back, her parents are gonna be very protective of their daughter because her mom is kindof over-religeous… And her dad is over-protective… My dad and my girlfriends dad likes to smoke and drink beer and chill at eachothers houses, and sometimes I come along to see my girlfriend… And my mom and my girlfriends mom don’t talk to eachother cuz my mom goes clubbin with her friends and my girlfriends mom doesn’t like clubbin and getting drunk… But last year when my girlfriend was here, I was 16 and she was 15… My girlfriends dad allowes me to chill with her daughter at home and sleep over and stuff (my girlfriend also has 1 little brother and 1 little sister, so it’s not just us alone In a house) but my girlfriends mom sais that I am too old to sleep over their house with my girlfriend all the time… So with that stupid little rule… I could only see my girlfriend during the day and I can only take her to the movies… our alone time was very limited… (I couldn’t drive back then, so I had to rely on my parents to drive me over) their were times where my little brother wanted to come over to their house to sleep over and play with my girlfriends little brother… But my girlfriends mom sais that I can’t come just cuz my girlfriends parents had to work… It’s as if they don’t trust me or something, they think that I’m gonna have sex with their daughter or something… And ALL of this stuff took place LAST YEAR! it was pretty strict last year and today as of July 22, 2012, my girlfriend is on her way here and is only 24 hours away from getting here to Texas from a car drive from her step dad… Both her dad and mom are here in Texas and I haven’t seen my girlfriends parents since my girlfriend moved to Delaware… My girlfriend and I think that her parents are gonna be even MORE strict when my girlfriend gets back because me and my girlfriend are both 1 year older… I have my drivers license while my girlfriend Is getting hers soon, she is also on birth cobtrol, and both of our parents work mostly during the middle of the day… So that means me and my girlfriend are gonna have A LOT of opportunities to have more alone time… And that’s what me and my girlfriend want, but her parents might not like that idea… I wanna show her parents that I can be a young man and be responsible and respectful… But back then I was only 16 and I couldn’t find a job… I am trying to get a job now… But nobody is hiring!!! I filled out 30+ applications and I just don’t get a call. Or an email… So I’m broke… But I do get allowence money though (for cleaning the kitchen and stuff)… but it’s not enough… WHAT CAN I DO TO GET MY GIRLFRIEND PARENTS TO TRUST ME AND STOP BEING SO STRICT?!?!?! I wanna impress them when i first meet them again and my girlfriend! thank you for reading. 

  • Muzahid

    Meaning that the Earth has completed 1 complete revolution around the sun, no matter how long it took, although it changes lengths in the seconds like 1 time it can take 31556926 seconds to orbit the sun, other time it can take 31556933 seconds to the orbit the sun and then the next it can take 31556920 seconds to orbit the sun for the same reasons like when you’re playing a racing game we all like like Mario Kart for example, it doesn’t always take the same amount of time to complete a lap. Sometimes it takes shorter; sometimes it takes longer. The seconds I mentioned about how long each year was were only exaggerations; but the 1st lap is usual the longest because you were originally stopped before the race began and you were warming up to go faster.

    Ok; like that. But what about this? I was actually born at my real time of Sunday, July 7, 1991 at 11:00:00 AM PDT when the Sun was Gemini and the Moon was in Aeris as seen from Starry Night.
    Here’s what I came up with so far. Up unto this day and a little bit of next year too.

    All of these are times that I assume that Earth has completed 1 more revolution around the sun or the so mean called solar year. The sidereal and anomalistic year aren’t used here but is there anything you guys can tell me that I need to know? I’ll be so greatful.

    Start Date: Sunday, July 7, 1991 11:00:00 AM PDT Sidereal Time: 4:54:49:10 AM
    1 year later: Monday, July 6, 1992 4:48:46 PM PDT Sidereal Time: 10:43:35:20 AM
    2 years later: Tuesday, July 6, 1993 10:37:32 PM PDT Sidereal Time: 4:32:21:20 PM
    3 years later: Thursday, July 7, 1994 4:26:18 AM PDT Sidereal Time: 10:21:07:30 PM
    4 years later: Friday, July 7, 1995 10:15:04 AM PDT Sidereal Time: 4:09:53:40 AM
    5 years later: Saturday, July 6, 1996 4:03:50 PM PDT Sidereal Time: 9:58:39:50 AM
    6 years later: Sunday, July 6, 1997 9:52:36 PM PDT Sidereal Time: 3:47:25:60 PM
    7 years later: Tuesday, July 7, 1998 3:41:22 AM PDT Sidereal Time: 9:36:11:70 PM
    8 years later: Wednesday, July 7, 1999 9:30:08 AM PDT Sidereal Time: 3:24:57:70 AM
    9 years later: Thursday, July 6, 2000 3:18:54 PM PDT Sidereal Time: 9:13:43:80 AM
    10 years later: Friday, July 6, 2001 9:07:40 PM PDT Sidereal Time: 3:02:29:90 PM
    11 years later: Sunday, July 7, 2002 2:56:26 AM PDT Sidereal Time: 8:51:16 PM
    12 years later: Monday, July 7, 2003 8:45:13 AM PDT Sidereal Time: 2:40:02:10 AM
    13 years later: Tuesday, July 6, 2004 2:33:59 PM PDT Sidereal Time: 8:28:48:20 AM
    14 years later: Wednesday, July 6, 2005 8:22:45 PM PDT Sidereal Time: 2:17:34:20 PM
    15 years later: Friday, July 7, 2006 2:11:31 AM PDT Sidereal Time: 8:06:20:30 PM
    16 years later: Saturday, July 7, 2007 8:00:17 AM PDT Sidereal Time: 1:55:06:40 AM
    17 years later: Sunday, July 6, 2008 1:49:03 PM PDT Sidereal Time: 7:43:52:50 AM
    18 years later: Monday, July 6, 2009 7:37:49 PM PDT Sidereal Time: 1:32:38:60 PM
    19 years later: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 1:26:35 AM PDT Sidereal Time: 7:21:24:70 PM
    20 years later: Thursday, July 7, 2011 7:15:21 AM PDT Sidereal Time: 1:10:10:70 AM

  • supernerd567

    Bio: I’m a blonde haired blue eyed girl standing at 5’6″. I am also 18 going on 19 in July (:D Yay! <3) I plan on auditioning for the 2010 auditions for JYP, SM, and YG. To get prepared, I plan on hitting the gym 5/7 days a week, go on a healthy diet, and will attend Korean language classes starting June 18th all the way until I complete all courses available. I am also going to attend various vocal coaching classes and start dance lessons later on this year. I also hope to make my body similar to KARA's Nicole. (She looks absolutely fantastic :] ) Since I have this planned out, I have some questions to even have a better understanding of what I need to do to make sure I am at my best.

    1) I understand they say any nationality is accepted, but is it really unbiased? Since I am an american girl from California, I just want to make sure, because I'll do whatever I can to overcompensate for that.
    2) Are there any recommended exercises I should work on specifically to accomplish my goal?
    3) When are auditions usually held? I understand we do first submissions via sending in a recording. Do they want both our vocal abilities as well as our dance in it? I want to make sure I can do a fantastic video.
    4) For recording the audition, what electronic is best for sound and visual?
    5) Are auditions held just in NYC (like for JYP) or other places like LA or Korea?
    6) If they like your mail submission, how do you know if you are accepted, and what happens next?
    7) If you manage to get through, and you go to the auditioning place, what do you recommend to wear?
    8) At the interview what happens? Is it just questions or do you perform for them?
    9) Any specific music they look for in auditions?
    10) Where are auditions held for JYP, SM, YG?
    11) I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this, but we pay for our own plane tickets and lodgings correct?
    12) If you pass the second audition, what happens from then?
    13) For training, do you move over to Korea and train? I know you can be trained for 2-6 years, but with everything I'm preparing for beforehand, it should be in the early range?
    14) What is taught during training?
    15) For the first step, which is submission, are there specific websites? Or via e-mail? When should I submit? (for example August, September?)
    16) With the first submission, should I include a professional picture? And if possible, a CD containing my vocals?
    17) Is it required to play an instrument? A plus? (ie. the piano? :] )
    18) Though I'm pretty sure they only ones able to answer these questions would have to have experience with these companies, for those who do, what is it like? I'm very curious and I feel so much better when I know beforehand what to expect.
    19) Is there any advice you could give me?
    20) Including everything in my bio, does it sound like I'd have a sound chance?
    21) Oh, just remembered! I'm letting my natural hair grow out in order to have natural, healthy hair. Should I dye it? If so, is blonde acceptable, or is it a negative point for these guys?
    22) Any specific types of dances I should learn?
    23)For each individual company, what is it each are looking for?
    24) What are the judges like? For example, I know JYP for JYP, but would the other judges be other workers from that company or some of his other talent like 2PM of Wonder Girls?
    25) For music, does it have to be american, or can it be korean as well? I was thinking about it, and it wouldn't be wise to use music from other companies right? For example, BEAST's "Shock" for a JYP audition.

    If there is anything else you can help me with, that would be absolutely wonderful! Thank you all so much for answering my questions! You have no idea what kind of help this is!

  • The Dark Knight

    Okay, so I’ll try to make this as short as I can while still giving pretty good detail. So I live in a really small town. We had this baseball team here just for the summer. All the guys came from random parts of the country. They were just brought down here to play baseball for the summer to stay in shape before going back to school & playing there. These guys were between the ages of 19-22. Their first game was in June, but I didn’t start going to the games till the end of July. Me & my best friend went to one, & being the girls we are, we were pointing out the hot ones & stuff. There was one that I thought was really hot & like the creep I am, I went home & found him on Facebook & added him, but he didn’t think it was weird. He messaged me & we talked for about a day on Facebook & then he gave me his number & told me to text him, so I did. We texted every day, all day, & I’d go to the game. He asked me to hang out & we did. I went over to his house & met the lady that he was staying with & we watched a movie & then I went home cause it was like, 4 in the morning. Obviously I had to tell my mom why I came home so early in the morning. Telling her was a mistake. The next day, he asked me to come over before the game & watch a movie with him & so I did. Later that day, I went to the game & watched & he was pitching. That night he texted me & said that I need to move to Illinois with him & watch a movie with him before every game now, because that’s the best he’s ever pitched & that was the first time I had ever saw him play & he said that I’m good luck. Well anyways, random people in my family started asking me about him. The only person I had told was my mom & it was a mistake, because she has a big mouth & told everyone in my family about something that wasn’t even important in anyone else’s life. A couple days after that game that he pitched at, me & my friend went over there at 2 something in the morning & hung out with him & his friend. I had to take my friend home a couple hours later, cause she’s only 16 & she shouldn’t have been out that late. But the guy asked me to come back, so I took her home & went back. We went into his room & layed down & watched a movie. Then we just started making out. I only told my mom we kissed though. I told him I was only coming back for an hour. Well that didn’t happen. I accidentally just ended up staying the night & didn’t go home until around 1. This make out thing happened the same night that they had their last game & would be going home afterwards. He lives in Washington, but is moving to Illinois tomorrow. So after the game, he came up & hugged me & we said bye to each other & he said we’d keep in touch. He texted me the next few days after he had left, but then he stopped. So I waited a few days & then texted him, but he was just short with me & stopped texting back. Well I had found out from one of my friends that also had a thing with one of the players on the team, that my guy had went to a Seattle Mariners game & took another girl. My friends guy said that my guy wasn’t into the other girl though, but he did take her. I wasn’t too worried about it though, so I just let it go. Well then, I was at my friends & her & her guy were on the phone fighting & he said “You know what the difference between me & you and —- & Larissa is?! I actually care about you & want to talk to you”. I bursted into tears & my friend was trying to say that he didn’t mean that my guy didn’t care about me & want to talk to me, but it’s obvious that’s what he meant. So I deleted my guy off of Facebook, deleted our messages off of there, & deleted our texts, & deleted his number. The next day I was at my other friends house & she’s friends with him on Facebook & she was like “I don’t know if I should tell you this or not because it might make you sad, but —- said he missed these 3 girls that live here on his Facebook status. And I knew who the girls were & they’re super pretty. The last time I talked to him was on Saturday & I didn’t tell my mom cause she’d tell everyone & my whole family would make a big deal about it. Well, my dad called me this morning & asked me why me & my guy weren’t talkig anymore & I said I didn’t know & then I asked him how he knew that. He said my cousin said something about seeing bad things about him on Facebook & something about him not deserving me & so I texted her & asked her what she was talking about, but she didn’t really make any sense, but in one part she was like “I told him you’re like me now.” which must mean that she talked to him which is so embarrassing because he doesn’t know her & she doesn’t know him. But my family is a bunch of creeps & will creep on any guy I talk to. So the guy probably thinks I’m a freak & thinks I’m one of those immature little girls that goes around telling ev

  • shahedC

    14. Which sentence uses a verb that agrees with its compound subject?

    a. One or both Siamese cats was lost.

    b. Either the wool sweater or the fleece jacket feels warm enough. (my answer)

    c. Neither Ted nor Tim have ever come to our house.

    d. The red paint or the pink paint are eye-catching.

    15. Which sentence uses a verb that agrees with its pronoun subject?

    a. You speaks with an Canadian accent.

    b. Have everybody had a chance to buy a ticket?

    c. Both of the students are ready to take the test. (my answer)

    d. Either of the choices sound good to them.

    16. Choose the correct sentence.

    Choose the sentence that has no comma errors. Remember that not every sentence requires commas.

    a. Modern paper is made from, wood, straw, rags, or grass.

    b. Delaware, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, were among the first states.

    c. When we went to Africa, we visited relatives in Tunisia Algeria and Niger.

    d. They voted for Jim, Sue, Brittany, and Avi in the election. (my answer)

    17. Choose the sentence that has no comma errors. Remember that not every sentence requires commas.

    a. Have some of these hard, fruit candies.

    b. Where is the new, fleece jacket?

    c. Paraffin is a translucent, waxy substance. (my answer)

    d.You have seven, e-mail messages in your inbox.

    18. Choose the sentence that has no comma errors. Remember that not every sentence requires commas.

    a. After the bad ice storm broken tree branches were scattered on the ground.

    b. While you are babysitting, for our children, please do not make personal telephone calls.

    c. Seeing her sad face, we decided to try to cheer her up. (my answer)

    d. Oh let’s just stay home instead of going out.

    19. Choose the sentence that has no comma errors. Remember that not every sentence requires commas.

    a. Please hand-deliver this letter to 2323 Fontana Drive, Pompano Beach, Florida, by Tuesday, August 16.

    b. The Continental Congress met on July 4 1776 to ratify the Declaration of Independence.

    c. Is Paris France the site of the Pompidou Museum?

    d. For an airmail package to arrive in Sweden by Dec. 25 2004, mail it from Chicago by Nov. 30 2004. (my answer)

    20. Choose the sentence that has no comma errors. Remember that not every sentence requires commas.

    a. Hurry Tony, you’ll be late for the club meeting!

    b. Sir can you tell me the time?

    c. Ms. O’Hara is not available right now, Mr. Johns. (my answer)

    d. Walk right up there, Allison and tell them what you think.

    21. Choose the sentence that has no comma errors. Remember that not every sentence requires commas.

    a. By the way supper will be at 6:30 tonight.

    b. Sausage and pepperoni pizza, in Melissa’s opinion, is the best food in the world. (my answer)

    c. You should, nevertheless save some time for volunteering.

    d. His speech to the staff members on the other hand, was difficult to understand.

    22. Choose the sentence that uses italics, quotation marks, or both correctly. (The slashes mean that it’s italicized)

    a. “Edelweiss” is sung as a farewell by the Von Trapp family in the play The Sound of Music.

    b. Betty’s article, “Kwanzaa Is Coming,” is in yesterday’s copy of the /Bethlehem Globe-Times/. (my answer)

    c. Mom is making a recipe from the chapter called /Cooking with Pizzazz/ in her new “Jazz Cookbook.”

    d. The movie “Cold Mountain” is reviewed in this week’s /Newsweek/ magazine.

    23. Choose the sentence that uses italics, quotation marks, or both correctly.

    a. Composer George Gershwin wrote the music for the 1935 opera /”Porgy and Bess.”/

    b. The 1980 book Cosmos is one of astronomer Carl Sagan’s best known works.

    c. Many people love the book /The Little Prince/, written by aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery in 1943. (my answer)

    d. Thomas Gainsborough, an eighteenth-century artist, painted the landscape “The Watering Place.”

    24. Choose the sentence that uses quotation marks correctly.

    a. “What is poetic meter? asked Timothy.”

    b. Edward responded “that poetic meter must measure how long a poem is.”

    c. Is there such a thing “queried Anna,” as poetic yard?

    d. “In poetry,” said Dina, “meter is a regular rhythmic pattern.” (my answer)

    25. Choose the sentence that uses commas and end marks correctly.

    a. “Who knows” asked Andy, “who the Mugwumps were?”

    b. “I haven’t the faintest idea.” exclaimed Dave loudly.

    c. “Are they some kind of extinct animal”? wondered Claudia.

    d. “They were Republicans,” answered Eve, “who supported the Democratic presidential candidate in 1884.” (my answer)

    Thank you so so much! <3
    Because I'm nice, here are all my answers in a line:

    14. b
    15. c
    16. d
    17. c
    18. c
    19. d
    20. c
    21. b
    22. b
    23. c
    24. d
    25. d

  • Gundown64

    Okay, so here’s the deal.
    On the 21st of June my boyfriend was over. We started off talk and playing video games and what not, but then things got heated. Fast. We did NOT have sex. A terrible hand job, like 25 seconds of genital to genital touching, then a ********. He came in my mouth. Now all this seems like, “Oh, there’s no way I could be pregnant from this; since he came in my mouth and all.”. I’m just a little worried about pre ejaculation during the genital to genital touching. I was on the second to last day of my period as well.
    Okay, so about two weeks later I started getting sore breast and bloated. That’s when I took my first test 17 days after the incident(July 8). Negative. Okay, feeling better. But just to be sure I took another test 21 days after. Negative again. Okay good, but for some reason, still stressing.
    My period came a week later. Some brown spotting on the night of the first day(July 25) and moderate to heavy bleeding and terrible cramps the next two day(July26-27). The bleeding was only really heavy when I used the toilet(was just laying around that week, so rare any blood came out on its on). And for the next three days(July 22-24) it was just light like the end of my periods. It ended the night of July 24, but still some spotting in my panties the next day.
    After my period(July26-28), I’ve been bloating and peeing a lot. Probably just a side effect from the period. It stopped on July 29. I’ve been fine since then but I’ve noticed my stomach bulging some. Turns out I was just constipated. But the bulging didn’t go down. I had started doing crunches, sit ups, anything to work out my abs, but not burning belly fat. My stomach is bulging out a little like it looks like I’m pregnant, but I don’t know if it’s my abs under neath my belly fat. My stomach is hard, especially in the upper abdominal and my gut sticks out from my sides.
    I keep trying to tell myself there’s no way I could be pregnant, since he came in my mouth, didn’t stick it in, two negative Clear Blue test, and a period, but the thought just won’t leave the back of my mind. I just need some opinions and advice.

    Addition info-I’m 16, haven’t gained any weight, irregular periods, currently 99.8lbs, 5’4”.

  • jag43216

    Asia is only continent with enough number of international cricket teams to consist a proper tournament. it was spotted by Asian cricket council (ACC) in 1983 to promote the game & goodwill and very next year we had it’s first edition. India and Sri Lanka have won the cup 4 times untill the 2010 championship while Pakistan have won it only once. Sri Lanka are only team to participate in every single asia cup.

    We’ve had two asia cup of test matches as well, won by Pakistan in year 1998 and Sri Lanka in 2001.

    Here’s a brief history :-

    April 1984 in Sharjah
    India v Sri Lanka v Pakistan : won by India.
    Only 3 match triangular, each team played other once, and India (who won both games) were declared winners without there being a final!

    Mar-Apr 1986 in Sri Lanka
    Pakistan v Bangladesh v Sri Lanka : won by Sri Lanka.
    India skipped due to strained relationship with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh joined this second edition of Asia cup cricket which was another triangular tournament (each match of 45 overs) but with a final, between Sri Lanka & Pakistan which hosts won by 5 wickets.

    Oct-Nov 1988 in Bangladesh
    India v Pakistan v Sri Lanka v Bangladesh : won by India.
    A tournament dominated by finalists India and Sri Lanka who both team Bangladesh and Pakistan at league stage but Indians had a better day on final, winning by 6 wickets after bowling out islanders for only 176.

    December 1990 in India
    India v Sri Lanka v Bangladesh : won by India
    Pakistan refused to tour India and hence only 3 teams played, two major ones reached final at Kolkata in which India yet again beat Sri Lanka, this time chasing down 204 with 7 wicket and 17 balls to spare.

    April 1995 in Sharjah
    India v Sri Lanka v Pakistan v Bangladesh : won by India
    Asia cup returned after 5 years (after proposed 1993 edition was canceled due to ill political relationship between India & Pakistan), back to where it all started at Sharjah. Pakistan defeated India by huge margin of 97 runs but lost their way since then, losing to Sri Lanka and failing to reach finals where India, having beaten Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at league stage, beat Lankans once again to claim their 3rd consecutive Asia cup, chasing down 232 with 8 wickets in hand.

    July 1997 in Sri Lanka
    Sri Lanka v Bangladesh v Pakistan v India : won by Sri Lanka.
    Crucial India vs Pakistan match was rained off despite there being a rest day, which cost green team a chance for finals as Indians punished Bangladesh within 15 overs in last league game to improve their net runrate and made it finals against hosts Sri Lanka who chased down 240 to win their second asia cup.

    May-June 2000 in Bangladesh
    India v Pakistan v Sri Lanka v Bangladesh : won by Pakistan.
    An undefeated tournament for Pakistan who won asia cup for the first time, beating Bangladesh by 233 runs, India by 44 runs and Sri Lanka by 7 wickets and again by 39 runs in finals at Bangabandhu stadium.

    July 2004 in Sri Lanka
    India v Pakistan v Sri Lanka v Bangladesh v Hong Kong v UAE : won by Sri Lanka.
    Minnows Hong Kong and United Arab Emirates were included with Bangladesh joining seniors India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in this 8th edition of asia cup. A 12 match tournament, India and Sri Lanka played finals where hosts defended smallish 228, winning by 25 runs.

    June 2008 in Pakistan
    India v Pakistan v Sri Lanka v Bangladesh v Hong Kong v UAE : won by Sri Lanka.
    Another 6 team 6 league game 6 super 8s game tournament but a very high scoring one where totals over 300 were chased down frequely, and Indians yet again made it finals with Sri Lanka in opposition only to lose it by 100 runs.

    June 2010 in Sri Lanka – 15 June – Sri Lanka v Pakistan Sri Lanka won by 16 runs
    16 June – India v Bangladesh India won by 6 wickets
    18 June – Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Sri Lanka won by 126 runs
    19 June – India v Pakistan India won by 3 wickets
    21 June – Pakistan v Bangladesh Pakistan won by 139 runs
    22 June – India v Sri Lanka Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
    26th June – Sri Lanka v India Final won by SL

  • toysruslover

    Okay, so here’s the deal.
    On the 21st of June my boyfriend was over. We started off talk and playing video games and what not, but then things got heated. Fast. We did NOT have sex. A terrible hand job, like 25 seconds of genital to genital touching, then a ********. He came in my mouth. Now all this seems like, “Oh, there’s no way I could be pregnant from this; since he came in my mouth and all.”. I’m just a little worried about pre ejaculation during the genital to genital touching. I was on the second to last day of my period as well.
    Okay, so about two weeks later I started getting sore breast and bloated. That’s when I took my first test 17 days after the incident(July 8). Negative. Okay, feeling better. But just to be sure I took another test 21 days after. Negative again. Okay good, but for some reason, still stressing.
    My period came a week later. Some brown spotting on the night of the first day(July 25) and moderate to heavy bleeding and terrible cramps the next two day(July26-27). The bleeding was only really heavy when I used the toilet(was just laying around that week, so rare any blood came out on its on). And for the next three days(July 22-24) it was just light like the end of my periods. It ended the night of July 24, but still some spotting in my panties the next day.
    After my period(July26-28), I’ve been bloating and peeing a lot. Probably just a side effect from the period. It stopped on July 29. I’ve been fine since then but I’ve noticed my stomach bulging some. Turns out I was just constipated. But the bulging didn’t go down. I had started doing crunches, sit ups, anything to work out my abs, but not burning belly fat. My stomach is bulging out a little like it looks like I’m pregnant, but I don’t know if it’s my abs under neath my belly fat. My stomach is hard, especially in the upper abdominal and my gut sticks out from my sides.
    I keep trying to tell myself there’s no way I could be pregnant, since he came in my mouth, didn’t stick it in, two negative Clear Blue test, and a period, but the thought just won’t leave the back of my mind. I just need some opinions and advice.

    Addition info-I’m 16(yeah yeah, judge), haven’t gained any weight, irregular periods, currently 99.8lbs, 5’4”. I’ve been having headaches and period like cramps Saturday night and all day yesterday, no blood yet.

  • Mc L

    I beat Alan Wake yesterday and I have to admit that game was astounding! But even though i truly paid attention I still didnt quite understand what happened at the end if someone could elaberate for me that would be greatly appreciated.

  • whitesoxfan2347

    I’ve been married to my husband for almost a year (July 22), he’s a military man and we live about 9 hours away from any family. I’ve been home twice within this year, once to visit and once to stay. He kept telling me to get the fuck out of his house, cared more about his video games and trash talking friend than his wife. I was in my first tri of pregnancy with my first child. I was so sick that I couldn’t keep anything down including water, which made me very weak. I had to go medical leave for work and the only thing he could do was bitch and tell me I was lazy bc all I did was lay around, (Even though I kept all his shit and his house picked up) So I packed my suitcases (2) and left my washer, dryer, dining table, dishes, everything but what clothes I took, and rode a 16 hour bus home. He came crawling back 2 months later wanting me back, the divorce wasn’t final, and for some reason I missed him. He told me he hadn’t been with anybody and told me lies which I caught him eventually. Anyways, here I am back with him and I regret it, I thought that maybe a man is capable of change but I guess it’s the way the military has him wired… idk. I’m 5 months pregnant and all he does it talk shit and run his mouth. I walked 2 miles this morning, gone for 2 hours, and he didn’t even show any sign of concern, he just played his video games. Then tried to get me all worked up…calls me a bitch and tells me I’m childish bc I choose to ignore him when he runs his mouth. Now he’s at the gym, told me I couldn’t go. He always throws it in my face that he pays for everything and that everything is his, I’m tired of it. I have tried getting a job but they’re scarce around here…I’m tired of being so stressed, we have nothing for the baby except some diapers, and he has no ambition of trying to save money for the baby. NEED ADVICE!

  • sam N

    I’ve got an i3 processor running at 2.26GHz and 4 GB of RAM.

    When I start the game I got an error which says: Multi-sample antialiasing not supported by your graphics hardware. Alan Wake requires this in order to run. Please see that your system conforms with the minimum specification and ensure you have the latest graphics card drivers installed.

    I’ve updated drivers of the Intel HD Graphics but I keep getting the same error when I start the game.

    Can you answer please?

    Thank you.

  • Phillip123

    i got this from a note on facebook.

    Step 1: Put your MP3 player or whatever on random.
    Step 2: Post the first line from the first 60 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
    Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
    Step 4: Strike through when someone gets them right
    Step 5: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is cheating!

    yeah, some of them are the first 2 lines..

    1. I look at you all, see the love there thats sleeping

    2. hay. whats the big idea?

    3…..oh better far to live and die…

    4. oh, this is the start of somethin’ good

    5. cmon, dont feel this way

    6. Heres the thing, we started out friends

    7. The sun is cold and watery…

    8. My girl’s got a big mouth

    9. Whats a pirate minus the ship?

    10. Climbing over rocky mountains

    11. don’t let me down

    12. Ha. ha. haaaaaaaaaaaa. pump it.

    13. for the benefit of mr. kite, there will be a show tonight

    14. staring at a maple leaf, leanin on the mother tree

    15. oh baby, dont you know i suffer?

    16. you tell lies thinkin i can’t see!

    17. do it, do it. alright.

    18. take a look at my girlfriend

    19. there’ll be girls across the nation that will eat this up

    20. if you ain’t got no money, take yo broke ass home.

    21. i just want you close

    22. theres too many things i haven’t done yet

    23. when i wear my mary jane shoes

    24.your subtleties, they strangle me

    25. please don’t stop the music

    26. here come ol’ flattop

    27. uh-oh. there you go again, talkin cinematic..

    28. alright, we’re jammin’. i want to jam it with you

    29. hey jude, don’t make it bad.

    30. everything has fallen to peices.

    31. goddamn you half Japanese girls

    32. oh yeah..oh yeah…oh yeah..

    33. i want you. i want you so bad.

    34. my life is brilliant.

    35. in the town where i was born..

    36. don’t worry. about a thing. cuz every little thing, is gonna be alright

    37. so take one word you said, you put it in your bed.

    38. bartender, i really did it this time, broke my parol to have a good time.

    39. as a duck, when your stuck, sat sitting in the middle of your nest.

    40. this is the clock upon the wall, this is the story of us all

    41. turn it inside out so i can see the part of you thats drifting over me

    42. somebody once told me the world is gonna roll me

    43. the something bout the way the streets look when its just rained

    44. soft kiss and wine, what a pretty friend of mine.

    45. Saturday in the park, i think it was the fourth of July.

    46. why dont we do it in the road?

    47. i’ve been livin with a shadow overhead.

    48. i wake up every evening.

    49. when i wake up early in the morning

    50. when i was younger, i used to go tip cows for fun, yeah

    51. maybe im wrong, you decide.

    52. what would you do if i sang out of tune?

    53. drew looks at me.

    54. here i stand, head in hand, turned my face to the wall

    55. what’s the deal with my brain?

    56. this was a triumph. i’m making a note here, huge success.

    57. only love can ease the pain.

    58. i could use another cigarette.

    59. Just a small town girl.

    60. when the foreman bares his steel. TARANTARA TARANTARA.