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Animal House Review

Arriving on the scene in 1978, Animal House is the blockbuster frat house comedy that rewrote all the rules and created a generation of filmmakers hoping to replicate its comic genius. Original Saturday Night Live cast member John Belushi turned in a breakout film performance that made him a comedy rock star, propelling him to further fame with the release of Blues Brothers (1980). Tim Matheson also has his breakout role in the cult classic which features appearances by actors Mark Metcalf (“the Maestro” from Seinfeld), Donald Sutherland, and Kevin Bacon.

The film is set at fictional Faber College in the 1960s. Two incoming freshmen roommates, Larry Kroger (Tom Hulce) and Kent Dorfman (Stephen Furst), visit the various fraternities on campus in an effort to find a good group with which to socialize. But the two get more than they bargain for when the meet the guys of Delta House – a ragtag bunch of beer-swilling, womanizing, party animals. The group is the complete opposite of another campus fraternity, Omega House, headed by the snide, condescending preppies Greg Marmalard (James Daughton), Doug Neidermeyer (Mark Metcalf), and Chip Diller (Kevin Bacon). Favorites of Dean Wormer, the Omega House continually taunts Delta House and conspires with Dean Wormer to have the members of Delta expelled and their fraternity banned.

Leading the charge for Delta House is John “Bluto” Blutarsky (John Belushi), ladies man Eric “Otter” Stratton (Tim Matheson), and Donald “Boon” Schoenstein (Peter Riegert). Pledging Delta House, Larry and Kent are given the nicknames, Pinto and Flounder. Brought into the fold, they witness the true diversity of characters they are now brothers with. Otter seduces Dean Wormer’s wife, and Bluto spits egg on Greg Marmalard while Boon and his girlfriend work through their problems.

Things go well for the men of Delta House until Dean Wormer calls them into his office and places them on “Double Secret Probation”. With Omega and Wormer aligned against them, Delta House is kicked off campus and its members expelled. But the great men of Delta refuse to go down without a fight. With the Homecoming parade set to begin, they unleash a fury of revenge on Wormer and company.

At the conclusion of the film, we learn of the whereabouts of all the various characters. The timeless humor of this film makes it no wonder that it has ascended to cult classic status. An original and witty comedy wielding a trailblazing influence on teen/college comedies, Animal House has earned its place in the hallowed halls of American cinematic classics.

The Top 10 Absolutely Most Famous Cats

I’ve been compiling a list of famous cats for my pet numerology website for some time now. I know which my favorites are, but I wondered which are the most famous overall. There were so many great famous cats that I did four alphabetical gourps, with a final round of the most famous cats. This is the final round, and I’ll reveal which are the most famous of these great cats.

The top most famous of all cats (based on online chatter) are:

10. Felix the Cat, from the classic Felix the Cat cartoons

9. Kitty, Cartman’s cat on the animated series South Park

8. Hobbes, from the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip

7. Mittens, from the animated movie Bolt

6. Dewey, from the book “Dewey, The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World”

5. Tigger from A. A. Milne’s Winnie The Pooh

4. Garfield, from the Garfield comic strip.

3. Figaro, from the animated movie Pinocchio

2. The Cheshire Cat, from Alice in Wonderland

…and the most famous cat of all is…

1. Sylvester, from the classic Looney Tunes cartoons

Cats not ranking in the top 10 were Socks, the Clinton family cat during the Presidency of Bill Clinton; Jules, from the Mutts comic strip; Spot, Data’s cat on Star Trek: The Next Generation; Yum Yum from Lilian Jackson Braun’s “The Cat Who” mysteries; Morris the cat from 9Lives pet food advertisements; India, the Bush family cat during the Presidency of George W Bush; Toonces the Driving Cat from Saturday Night Live; Mystery from Emily the Strange; Miles from Emily the Strange; Maru, the box loving cat in online videos; and Snowball the Simpsons family cat from the animated series the Simpsons;

Five of the top 10 cats are from animation (Sylvester, Figaro, Mittens, Kitty, and Felix), two are from comic strips (Garfield and Hobbes), and three are from literature (Cheshire, Tigger, and Dewey). Only one of the top ten cats was an actual living cat (Dewey).

I compiled this list by searching for the cats listed on a number of search engines and ranking them by the number of web pages, discussion forums, photos, videos, etc that are available online.

Get Your Stylish Black Leather Jacket

When choosing any kind of clothes,one of the most important factors to consider is the color. For instance, color pink best suits a baby girl. Blue is the obvious color for a baby boy. Each color has different meanings. Leather jackets also come in different colors and the colors have various meanings. Black leather jackets are popular. The color black is so trendy.

Most people prefer the color black. In fact many people own a black leather jacket. The color black goes with anything and it looks amazing. There is something about a person wearing a black leather jacket. It just catches the eye. It gives a mysterious look to the person wearing it. Black is an amazing color and many people love it. If you need a clean cut appearance then this is for you. .

The cure for people who are always worried about their appearane is a black leather jacket.. People who throw on a pair of faded blue jeans along with a white t shirt just look and feel amazing. Add some sporty shoes and they are lookin like a million bucks. Black leather jackets can also be worn with shorts if you like. There is just something about a black leather jacket. It has that sex appeal.

Black leather jackets can be worn by both men and women. The major difference between mens leather jackets and womens leather jackets is the style. Both men and women wear black leather jackets. If you like to feel in charge and powerful then a black leather jacket is for you.

Black leather jackets make men look more masculine and they come in a variety of different styles. Some leather jackets come with two zipper pockets chest level. Women seem to love to rest there heads on a man wearing a black leather jacket. That will always be the case.

Usually womens black leather jackets are more revealing. Not so revealing that the women remains cold. Her character and attitude will still show through even though she is wearing a jacket. These jackets are fashioned in such a way that they flaunt the womens figure. It must trace the sexy figure of the ladies body. Women always want to look beautiful and be appreciated.

Both men and women can look stylish and sexy with a black leather jacket. It gives them grace and attitude that makes them sexy looking. For people who want to appear like a million dollars and give off a great first impression, black leather jackets is the only choice.

Hedgehogs As Pets Unique And Unusual

If you are wanting to get a small pet and would like to have something different than other people have, a hedgehog may just be the end of your search. In whole, there are 14 species of hedgehogs in the world. They are spread throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Any hedgehogs living in the United States were imported or bred from imported hedgehogs for the purpose of being pets.

In their native environment, hedgehogs have a lifespan of 3 to 7 years. They hibernate during the winter months and are nocturnal, coming out at night to hunt for insects. They eat, mostly, insects, but are known to survive on small birds and eggs, as well.

Unlike the sharp quills of a porcupine, a hedgehog’s quills are stiff but not sharp. Their coat of quills is comparable to a bristly brush. Underneath their bodies their fur is soft. Before you bring one home for a pet you should consider that they are nocturnal and will be most active in the evening or at night. If you find a hedgehog that is young and in good health, you can bond with it and it can become an affectionate pet. Some hedgehogs are nervous and anxious, though, and may not enjoy being cuddled with.

Wire hedgehog cages work wonderfully for their home as long as the holes aren’t wide enough for them to squeeze through. They can squeeze through anything that they can get their head into. In the pet cage place a water bottle, food dish, and an exercise wheel. The exercise wheel is important due to the importance of exercise to a hedgehog’s health. Other things that can be tubes, boxes, or bowls for them to hide in. They, also, like to dig so making a small sandbox for your pet can be a fun idea.

Try to get your pet hedgehog out of his or her cage on a daily basis. If a hedgehog doesn’t interact with you regularly you will end up with a defensive and unruly pet. Just make sure you supervise your hedgie during playtime.

Ways To Do Cartoon Drawing For Kids

Cartoons are fun. Well almost. If you are like me you certainly love to watch cartoon figures. But drawing cartoons is another story particularly if you are not aware of the basics.

If the thought of creating beautiful cartoon characters gives you high, read on, here you will find some tips that you can readily use to improve your skills and reduce the time taken to create beautiful cartoon characters.

There are certain things that are same for every style of drawing, be it realistic drawing or cartoony, now we will go quickly through the basics before getting specific to cartoony style.

1. Select your tools wisely. Clean your hands before starting your drawing. The paper you use for your work should be of good quality. Low grade, off colored paper will make your drawing look pale. Your first sketch should be made with light lines and for finalizing you should use deep-colored and prominent lines –so choose your pencils carefully.

2. Many times beginners find drawing a smooth line difficult. Remember drawing smooth lines will be easier if you do not support your hand on your wrist like we are used to do while writing. Doodling and drawing some circular shapes just before you start will also help you to draw smoothly.

3. Learn to draw facial features and hand carefully. Hands are more difficult. Experts often judge a person’s drawing ability from how well he can draw human hands. So practice drawing hands with care.

4. Study about basic forms and proportions of human body. Learn about basics of human anatomy and various ratios of human figures.

As a cartoon creator you will have certain liberties, you do not need to bind yourself with strict body proportions rules. You can draw four fingered (Thumb + Three) hand that makes your work a bit easier.

But one challenge you will face while drawing cartoons –cartoon characters needs to be more expressive and certainly you have to create this expressiveness with some lines drawn with your pencil.

Keep in mind that three areas of human face that play major role to express emotions are

1. Eyelids (wide open, half closed, almost fully closed etc.),

2. Eyebrows (raised, normal, crooked etc.) and

3. Lips (forming downward bow, upward bow etc.).

Other than these you can also use, hair (properly combed or ruffled), garments (well kept or torn) to create characters that tells a story.

Hope you find this tips useful. Coupled with some practice these tips will help you to take your cartoon drawing skills to a new level. Enjoy the fun of drawing beautiful and expressive cartoon characters.

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Concert Insurance A Strong Helping Hand Indeed!

With the lifestyle getting more complex; the scenario is getting more competitive in nature. This in turn has given way to the insurance policies. These policies act as a protective cover, which shields one from the detrimental after-effects of any accidents or unfortunate event. It will help to overcome and recover from the huge financial losses and start the business from the scratch again.

With a boom in the insurance sector; you get a numerous coverage plans; ranging from individual-centric personal to concert insurance.

Organizing an event or a concert is no small thing Apart from consistent hard work, one need to meticulously plan out things. In short, one has to put everything at stake Time, money and reputation. In case, if anything goes wrong, you will lose everything Your hard earned money, reputation; in short, it can throw you to brink of getting bankrupt.

With a customized and personalized plan, which is framed keeping in view the needs, deeds and requirements makes it possible for the organizers to make some peace at the back of their minds. Since, organizing a concert is not a stand-alone task there are lots of segments that are involved, and to manage all of them, effectively is indeed a tedious and demanding job, which needs to be handled with care and attention.

During a concert; safeguarding property is the biggest concern Right from proms to lights and from artists dress to his vintage and expensive instruments, there are so many things that needs to the taken care. If these are damaged or lost or even stolen, its payment can become a tremendous liability upon the organizers and event planners. In fact, it can suck up all your resources and hence leave you almost penniless.

But, this situation can be averted, if you are equipped with insurance policy. It helps you pay for any kind of property damage; even it belongs to a third party. Hence, the brunt of monetary loss will not be unbearable for you. In fact, you will have a substantial backing, and thus, you can again start the business from the scratch.

Apart from this, when insured, you can be saved from the huge loss that comes on postponement or cancellation of the concert. When the event is called off, refunding ticket money becomes a burden. Insurance comes as a big relief It even provides cover against the financial back lash caused by postponement or cancellation of the event.