Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Punisher

The Punisher is Coming to Netflix and he’s Pissed

--By Kaleb Watson-Nims

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Credit goes to Marvel
The Punisher is one of Marvels most popular characters among the Marvel fanbase. He has no powers and doesn’t follow the rules that a traditional hero does. This makes him almost a villain in the conventional sense because he only fights for himself but the people he goes after are usually villains. He has a no bs personality and the fact that he is only a human makes him vulnerable which makes his fights have an extra weight to them. The only thing special about The Punisher is he has special combat training so he’s proficient with all weapons and he is very strong for human standards. And now Netflix is making a show for this character and he is going to be played by Jon Bernthal who is best known for his role as Shane in the hit AMC show The Walking Dead. The trailer was released September 20th this year and it gives us glorious action scenes and a tid bit of The Punishers background. The trailer uses a remix of the song One by Metallica. For fans of the comic series this is big because the two original movies got poor reviews. The first movie has 29% and the second movie Warzone has 27% on Rotten Tomatoes. Check out the Trailer here just a warning there is a ton of graphic violence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIY6zFL95hE

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Calliope


The mystery is finally solved Calliope reveals herself

--By Kaleb Watson-Nims

DSC_0161.JPGAs of recently, various sticky notes and regular notes with the phrase “Calliope is coming" have been appearing around the school. Well now we know what Calliope is. Calliope is the new literary journal made by the Journalism class. The name was chosen because Calliope is the muse of epic poetry in Greek mythology. To have your work featured in the literary journal submit a work to Calliope by dropping a written or printed work in the green drop box in Mr. Leach's room. Or if it’s typed send it to luna58@gresham.k12.or.us.

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Fastest Car Yet?

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Bugatti Vernon
Cars, they get us places. Sometimes the'rye luxurious, fast, stylish or boring. But a new comer into the super/hyper-car world has just beat the champions of champions. The Bugatti Vernon just one month ago showed us their 0-249-0 mph, which they completed in just 41.96 seconds. Some of us can't even fathom what it feels like to drive the fastest car in the world. Most of us will never in multiple life times own a car as such.
But Koenigsegg a Swedish super car company just slapped the French and made them surrender and showed everyone how it's done. The Koenigsegg Agera RS did a 0-249-0 mph 5.52 seconds faster than the Bugatti Vernon. At a record breaking time of 37.28 seconds over a distance of 1.21 miles!

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Koenigsegg Agera RS
But why is this important to you? Well, because cars are getting faster and more complex. Back in 1949 Jaguar made the XK120. It was the fastest car in the world. And guess what? It could do 0-60 in 9.9 seconds. Pffftttt, any car can do that these days. A 2016 V6 Ford Mustang can do 0-60 in 5.3 seconds. What does this mean? It means that sometime in the future having cars as fast as a Bugatti or Koenigsegg is a possibility.


Sources:
http://www.roadandtrack.com/motorsports/a12784881/watch-koenigsegg-destroy-bugattis-0-249-0-mph-record/

https://www.zeroto60times.com/vehicle-make/ford-0-60-mph-times/

Monday, October 9, 2017

Foo Fighters Concrete and Gold

All The Concrete None of The Gold

--By Kaleb Watson-Nims

Image result for foo fighters concrete and goldThe Foo Fighters one of my favorite bands of all time has finally released a mediocre album the very oddly named Concrete and Gold. Nothing is done particularly well but nothing is particularly bad. If they try something new on this album it’s not done well and if they don’t try something new it just sounds like something off their old album like the album opener T-Shirt sounds like a worse version of Doll off of their sophomore album The Colour and The Shape. The three stand out tracks on this album are Run, Sunday Rain, and The Line. But the issue with those songs is that they aren’t doing anything new on those songs. Run sounds like something off of the Echoes, Silence, and Grace album. Sunday Rain sounds like it’s off there Nothing Left to Lose album. Then The Line sounds like it’s off their very first album. But the songs that try something new try something new in all the wrong way. The drum beats are way too simple, the guitar riffs are also not memorable, the vocal work is also modified with terrible vocal effects that are either distorted or have this weird crowd singing effect that doesn’t work. Songs like La Dee Da have way too much vocal distortion and overly simplistic riffs. While songs like Sky is A Neighborhood has a overly drumbeat, simplistic riffs, and a terrible crowd singing that doesn’t work with the style that they play. By the end of the album you won’t be remembering most of the songs. This album is a disappointment in every definition of the word because the Foo Fighters are capable of much more innovative stuff then what they put out. Concrete and Gold gets a score 3/5 it’s a mediocre album not too much good and too much bad. It won’t make you hate the band but it will feel like a waste of time because nothing really came out of it. Check out the album here Concrete and Gold.

Tom Petty

R.I.P Tom Petty October 20 1950 - October 2 2017

--By Kaleb Watson-Nims

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Two Days ago on the second of October 2017 we lost the music legend Tom Petty he died of cardiac arrest in the hospital. Best known for his songs Free Fallin, and Don’t Come Around Here no More. He has written even more legendary songs when he was in many other bands. Tom Pettys work is considered classic rock. In 1999 his band Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers got a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2001 the same band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Tom Petty in 2005 received the Billboard Century Award which is the highest award that can be given by Billboard. He was an absolute legend in the music scene and he will be missed. Check out the top hits of both his solo work and his work with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers in these two links. Solo career, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Game Of Thrones

My God They’re Dead They’re All Dead

--By Kaleb Watson-Nims

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WARNING: The show that this article is about has large amount of intense bloody violence, graphic sex scenes, and large amounts of swearing so if that stuff bothers you that don’t go watch the show or any scenes.


Game Of Thrones a show based on the Song Of Ice And Fire book series written by George R. R.  Martin and first aired on April 17 2011. It’s a show with an average score of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 9.5/10 on IMDB. It’s known for it’s amazing character development, world building, and unpredictable nature. The show and book series is notorious for killing off fan favorite characters at the worst times to make the story more interesting and real. George R. R. Martin explained in an interview,

"You can’t write about war and violence without having death. If you want to be honest it should affect your main characters. We’ve all read this story a million times when a bunch of heroes set out on adventure and it’s the hero and his best friend and his girlfriend and they go through amazing hair-raising adventures and none of them die. The only ones who die are extras. That’s such a cheat. It doesn’t happen that way. They go into battle and their best friend dies or they get horribly wounded. They lose their leg or death comes at them unexpectedly.” --George R. R. Martin

The show takes place in the fictional kingdom of Westeros also known as The Seven Kingdoms which was once ruled by house Targaryen with the last king from that family to rule the Seven Kingdoms was Aerys “The Mad King” Targaryen. He was then killed by his hand of the king Jaime Lannister who then earned the name the king slayer because he killed the Mad King. In the present time of this story 17 years have passed and Robert Baratheon has become the successor to the Mad King. Within the first episode they introduce about 17 reoccurring characters possibly more. This show has also some of the best antagonists in television, characters such as Joffrey Baratheon, Ramsay Boltan, Cersi Lannister and others are known for their violent, sadistic and greedy tendencies. George R. R. Martin is amazing with designing his worlds and the characters in his worlds making them probably the most diverse cast of any show. Also it has the best opening credits EVER!