Mario Kart

Truly a wonderful game, Mario Kart offers a fun way to drive in little vehicles while using power ups in order to get a lead. Of course, some think of the power ups as unfair, but it provides a whole dynamic to the game which may or may not be the most entertaining aspect of the game. Although these power ups are generally nuisances, the ones that are often criticized are the red shell and the blue shell. With no skill needed, all the player has to do is launch the item for it to automatically aim towards the opponent ahead of you. Therefore, these low skill high reward items cause massive problems with the games balance and induces lots of rage. Purely by chance, the mystery boxes roll out a power up that could make or break a game for a player. So, the game not only relies on skill, but also on chance. And that is the huge issue. No matter your practice with drifts or learning shortcuts, there may always be a chance of a red or blue shell coming your way that totally resets your speed and sets you back to last place. Even with these aggravating aspects of the game, Mario Kart still is an enjoyable game for all ages which provides an amazing experience full of fun. 4965224-mario-kart-wallpapers

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Toy Story

This is the movie that I have watched multiple times as a kid. Toy story is a Disney classic about toys that come to life. From spacemen to cowboys, this movie shows a diverse range of toys. Starting off, we are introduced to a toy named Woody who is basically the leader of the toys. But then…a new toy shows up and its a spaceman. This spaceman not only wins over the toys’ owner Andy, but all the toys as well. Jealous, Woody gives the toy a hard time and accidentally pushed him out of  the window. Losing faith in their leader, the toys gang up and push Woody out the window in retaliation for Buzz. Outside the house, these two hitch a ride to an arcade where they become trapped in a claw machine. Buzz and Woody, then, get won by Sid. Brought home, they witness the horrors that this kid puts his toys through such as being torn apart, blown up, and have their parts mixed and matched. Of course, being the spaceman that he is, Buzz tries to use his laser and flight ability to escape, but comes to the realization that he’s just a toy from an ad on television. However, through Woody’s plan, the pair escape and are able to fly back into Andy’s car.

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Things you can do when you’re bored.

There are always times when time seems to slow down, and 10 minutes feels like an hour. This always seems to occur when you are bored. When you are bored, you do not have any interest in the activity you are performing, or are unoccupied. These are some ways to reduce the feeling of boredom.

  1. Flip a water bottle(WARNING: This may annoy your parents, or anybody around you).
  2. Waste your productivity on playing video games(I do this quite a lot).
  3. Work on projects that you have been procrastinating on.
  4. Make a blog.
  5. Post on your blog.
  6. Spam your friends with messages on any social media, and tell them “just a prank”.
  7. Juggle fruit.
  8. Juggle tennis balls, or even golf balls.
  9. Look at humorous GIFs.
  10. Go to sleep.

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Jebaited

You know that feeling when you’ve been deceived into a trap. Well, Alex Jebailey has. As a CEO, Mr. Jebailey has probably faced a “bait” before. Probably. That is why he is an emote on the game streaming site, Twitch. As a replacement, this emote has overthrown the Kappa and Pogchamp.

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Popularized through chat spamming, this emote has gained notoriety. Not only are there those who oppose of the emote, but also those who accept this new emote. Of course, the CEO takes notice of this new emote and made it his twitter profile picture which shows how much he embraces the emote. This shows the face of a man with sheer surprise. That is the emote jebaited.

Current and Recent Information about the NBA.

Things are always buzzing in the NBA, whether its news about a team or a single player. I will list some news that I am quite interested in.

  1. After All-star weekend, DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins was traded from the Sacramento Kings to the New Orleans Pelicans for Buddy Hield and a couple other future NBA Draft picks.demarcus-cousins
  2. Charles Oakley was recently caught up in a bit of trouble involving physical and verbal attacks. He was arrested and also kicked out of the New York Knicks arena (Madison Square Garden) for harassing a security guard.
  3. The ice has been broken between Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant during the All-Star game. Many people were anticipating the usual, but the alley-oop from K.D. to Brodie seemed to assist in renewing their friendship.

This is all of the news that I will show for now, until next time.

How to be Normal for Beginners

Hey, how are ya? Feeling normal I assume. That was how Spongebob felt at first. He was confident about himself. He did the routine things around his house. Except for one fateful day that forever changed his perception about himself. Due to his screaming outside Squidward’s house, Squidward’s deep anger and hatred for Spongebob was triggered. So what happens next is a story about one individual finding himself once more.

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Until Spongebob was convinced otherwise by Squidward.  This scolding caused him to reexamine key aspects in his life. So in order to fit into society, Spongebob watches the “How to be Normal” tape. This tape teaches him about the normal body, house, work, and etc. He fixes these problems within his life by following the instructions given by the tape which slowly turns him normal. He follows this by buying a normal house demonstrated in the tape and printing burgers instead of flipping them while maintaining his wild side. But what he didn’t know was that these actions were ruining his life.

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You see the tape destroyed what made him Spongebob, but he finally was able to realize this after Squidward’s confrontation. After criticizing Squidward for being abnormal, Squidward kicks Spongebob out of his house which causes Spongebob to start reflecting. Realizing what he has done, he asks for the aid of Patrick, his best friend, to make him himself again. Patrick, then, instructs him to perform extremely daring tasks that, in the end, do nothing to help his condition. But, just at the right moment, Squidward shows up looking normal which shocks Spongebob back to who he was before.

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So now he, now, is himself again. The normal Squidward was his savior. And Spongebob can now appreciate everything in his life due to this saving. So he shows the gratitude by hugging Squidward. That is how Spongebob learned to not be normal and accepting of himself.

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Insurgency

I had never known that the game called Insurgency was such a fun game. It did not really have a large amount of hype prior to its reveal. At the time, not many people talked about the game or wrote articles about it. It had a few bugs during beta-testing that could have completely messed up the game-play if they were left alone. Plus, not many people had been able to test the beta.

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If my friend hadn’t asked me to check out the game, I wouldn’t have played it. Currently, it costs a total of $9.99 on Steam. It also has a decent rating from Metacritic. It has won a few awards from the beginning of its release until now. The awards include: IndieDB Indie of the Year 2014 (Player’s Choice), and IndieDB Indie of the Year 2014 (Editor’s Choice).

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After I tried out the game for myself and learned how to play correctly, I found it very, very immersive. It is very realistic; the game involves bullet drop, a realistic sound system, and also realistic graphics, which can be adjusted if your computer cannot handle it. There are a variety of weapons for use. Also, you can even download mods to slightly change the way you play or even see the game. These are the main reasons why it has become one of my favorite video games.

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After all this, I play Insurgency quite a bit. Currently, I have about 300 hours in total, and also have downloaded and installed about 100 mods. Usually, I play the game weekly with my buddies competitively, having won 276 matches in total.

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