Minggu, 28 Juni 2009

American Animated Cartoon Network

The animated cartoon is usually associated with children and of course, kids love this kind of entertainment. However, many

adults are entertained though animation as well. Recently, adults have become the target audience in some animated cartoon

programs. It is not unusual to have a conversation between two adults that include current programs like Family Guy and

Sponge Bob Square Pants.

There are basically four categories in this entertainment genre, basic American, Anime, American Anime and classic. The basic

American animated cartoon includes such memorable programs as Bugs Bunny, Flintstones and Scooby Doo. The changing face of society has left many of these old favorites as cult classic animated cartoons.

Gearing some of the content toward mature audiences is not really a new thing. The older Warner Brothers animated cartoon

would include some jibes and jokes that would go completely over a child's head while providing some entertainment for

parents. Other programs were based on adult shows. For example, the Flintstones animated cartoon was based on Jackie

Gleason's Honeymooners.

Anime is the Japanese style of animated cartoon that has been in circulation for many years. It has become increasingly

popular over the last decade. Anime has been geared for both children and adults. There are several cartoons that are

developed just for children like Pokemon and Digemon Digital Monsters. There are also several adult themed anime cartoons

like Full Metal Alachemist and Inuyasha.

American Anime is the most recent trend in the modern animated cartoon. Shows like Avatar and Martin Mystery and Teen Titans blend the American style of using proper body proportions while adding elements of traditional anime as well. Common

features of the traditional version include oversized eyes and extreme exaggeration of emotion in facial expressions.

Classic animated cartoon styles include Disney and Don Bleuth films. These films are very realistic in style. The animators

are required to study everything about the characters. They even have to know the movement of a cat's tail that is sitting in

the background. The classics like Snow White and The Secret of NIMH are prime examples of this intricate art form.
The animated cartoon has come a long way. You can find entire networks dedicated to this form of entertainment. The Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and The Disney Channel offer this programming twenty-four hours a day. The Fox network devotes most of its Sunday lineup to the grown-up animated cartoon like Family Guy, The Simpsons and American Dad.

While the animated cartoon will always be closely tied to our experiences with childhood, it is nice to know that we can

still appreciate this form of entertainment as adults.

Rediscover Bugs Bunny, Superman, Batman, Dexter and other cartoons characters

Turner Broadcasting' Cartoon Network Channel is perhaps one of the most appreciated cable television for children. It was launched in 1992 in United States. This channel has gained the audience with its considerable library of animations. Here are some of the most popular cartoons, many of them as reviewed on Cartoon-secrets.com - some of them inherited from generation to generation and the other newer: Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones, Dexter's Laboratory, Power Puff Girls, Codename: Kids Next Door, Courage the Cowardly Dog, The Grim Adventure of Billy & Mandy, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Camp Lazlo.

- Tom and Jerry are the legendary cat-mouse pair, responsible for some of the most funny and unforgettable scenes of animation. They have delighted and gained more and more fans along time and won seven awards.
- Scooby-Doo's shows are numerous. They evolved along time through more and more inspired series on the stream with the latest scientific conquests in the field of computers. However, they have preserved their ace, the mistery waiting to be revealed, the creepy atmosphere, suspense, thrills and harrowing adventures; this is what gave the charms to this cartoon and gained its fans forever.

- The Flintstones, Fred and Wilma, and their neighbours the Rubbles, Barney and Betty, the town of Bedrock, vehicles propelled by the driver's feet, Dino, the dog-dinosaur and the adventures of the Stone Age transformed into a modern atmosphere. Nothing new and still, so fresh every time you see them.
- Dexter's Laboratory. This cartoon series is about a boy genius, a junior scientist called Dexter, his passion for scientific discoveries and disgust for girly� feelings, weaknesses; Dexter's older sister Dee Dee is exactly the opposite, but together they form an A team that gives delightful moments to the audience.
- Johnny Bravo with his Elvis-like appearance, his bulging biceps, and overflowing ego are only a few of the qualities this mama's boy has. He makes you laugh and you somehow adore him although you hate everything that he does. In fact he is his own worst nightmare wherever he goes.

- The Powerpuff Girls. Three supernatural superhero girls created with a secret ingredient by Professor Plutonium in a laboratory near Townsville fight against bad guys. A mayor, too small to be good and candies as fuel for super-heroines, and this is just part of the story.
- Codename: Kids Next Door. Five 10-year-old tenacious kids fight to preserve the innocence of the childhood which is permanently endangered by the world of adults which is always ruled by implacable rules. Besides the drama you can easily laugh and enjoy their mustard or sweets based weapons.
- Courage the Cowardly Dog describes the isolated life of a very timid, timorous and scared dog which has to fight against horrifying monsters to protect himself and his owners, especially Muriel who is very devoted to her dog, while her husband Eustace scares the poor dog all the time and enjoys it.
- Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. Children create imaginary friends which give them the needed help to pass over the obstacles and misfortunes of life. However there is a time when that created hero is no longer wanted so he has to retire somewhere, and that's what Foster's home is for.
- Camp Lazlo. The camp where the Bean Scouts spend their summer is a place where rules are observed and the nature is a temple. Everything was in an orderly fashion until Lazlo appeared. For more cartoons and information please see our other resources on Cartoon-secrets.com

Anime warriors

A Mighty Fortress with insulation walls.
There were anime warriors and pictures of dragons within the Manga and Fantasy drawings.
Listening to the audio book online allows you to enter the underground shelter while jamming to techo beats.

Still recovering from the dragons' fire attack, Helena along with Jean-Gaël and the rest of the Orchestra sought protection in an underground shelter And what a indomitable garrison it was. Helena's underground escort, Jean-Gael, excitedly explained how they were safe from evil creatures since the walls were heavily insulated. The underground shelter had safeguards and full reinforcement for security. But his sense of pride and security was shortly lived upon knowing the capture and death of some comrades during the dragon attack...

Fresh online audio book that's a musical tale with fantasy drawings an adventure soundtrack with techno. Manga drawings have adapted to the modern age and evolved to graphic drawings and pictures of dragons, wolves, and horses that are lifelike

Like a typical anime warrior, Helena, a young virtuoso is destined to a heroic fate...
Accompany her on her journey to decode the gathering of the "Vision" as well as her fate.
Watch the video on youtube by going to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S3PTVexk-Y...

PARIS - men's fashion week ss 10, day 3, 06/27/09

Sabtu, 27 Juni 2009

Mercenary Scribblings; Austrian School of Economics; Ludwig von Mises;

I just added a new link to my sidebar.

Check out Mercenary Scribblings for discussions of the "Austrian" school of economics. It has been so long since I seriously read Mises, Hayek, Hazlitt, Rothbard et. al, I feel like Rip Van Winkle trying to remember my own past as I read Mercenary's posts.

I have written sparingly of Mises, et al. here at this blog. Here is a short review of one of his books. Follow the links and "labels" for more of the same.

Michael - by the numbers

Since this is a financial and music blog I thought it only appropriate to post Michael's incredible stats. The loss of Michael and Farrah Fawcett, two icons of our youth, makes you sit back and think that you must be ancient!
Here they are:
750 Million Albums
Michael Jackson is the third biggest selling pop act of all time after The Beatles, and Elvis. His 1982 album "Thriller" is thought to be the biggest selling album EVER , selling over 65 Million copies according to the Guinness book of World records.
Michael Jackson's earnings from record sales, tours, merchandise and other business ventures are estimated to have succeeded $700 Million dollars in his 40 year recording career.
Since the early 1980's his recordings have generated more than $300 Million in royalties.
In 1985 , Jackson paid $47.5 Million for a catalog of 4,000 songs including 200 Beatles songs.
By 2005, the catalog now co-owned by Sony , was worth $500 Million dollars. Paul McCartney is believed to have originally tipped him off to the financial benefits of owning music catalogues.
In 1987, Michael purchased 2800 acres northwest of Santa Barbara CA. for $14.6 Million and named it "Neverland" , after the imaginary land in J M Barrie's novel Peter Pan. By 2006 it cost him $4 Million dollars a year to operate.
Michael won 13 Grammy Awards and many music video awards.
Michael was never found guilty of any of the charges against him.
Best Regards,

Rabu, 24 Juni 2009

WARSAW - pawilony + pałac kultury i nauki + loft 44, 06/23-24/09

Quote of the day - Dana Milbank - planted questioners at "press" conference

The use of planted questioners is a no-no at presidential news conferences, because it sends a message to the world -- Iran included -- that the American press isn't as free as advertised. But yesterday wasn't so much a news conference as it was a taping of a new daytime drama, "The Obama Show."

Dana Milbank - Washington Post - 6-24-09