Archive for March, 2011

Ark Music Factory

Posted: March 26, 2011 in Uncategorized
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I’m sure you’re one of the 42.9 million people who’ve heard the song “Friday” by Rebecca Black. If not,

This video was produced through Ark Music Factory aka ARK. This is a Southern California company run by Patrice Wilson and Clarence Jey. They basically produce songs for wealthy parents that believe their kid has what it takes to become the next hit sensation. For example, Justin Bieber. What they are doing is clearly wrong. You could have no talent what so every but your a snotty as brat who has parents with money that are willing to throw it away for you to get you a little fame. I strongly dislike this girl and song. As Time Magazine put it, this is a “whole new level of bad.”

You gotta watch this response to the song with over 3.1 million views:

Here are two more more produced by the same company that are a little more enjoyable:

As of March 24 she is number 40 on iTunes top 100

Rebecca has asked Justin Bieber to do a duet with her. There has been no official response but on Saturday Justin  did tweet “sunday comes after Saturday? weird.” Was he insulting her?

The company has been receiving a lot of  negativity so here is an interview with Patrice:

Update: Her music video is now the most disliked video on YouTube with 2.4 million dislikes pushing Justin Biebers “Baby” to 2nd place with 1.3 million dislikes. The video has also now surpassed 124 million views as of April 29, 2011.

Upular (Pixar Remix)

Posted: March 22, 2011 in Uncategorized
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This is pretty cool with well over 4 million views:

I’ll admit, I love to save energy! Whenever I leave a room, I make sure to turn off the lights. Although the other people in my house can’t say the same thing, I try. I’m constantly telling them to turn the lights off when they leave a room. And no, I mean when they leave the room for more than 1/2 hour. I’m also always unplugging everything from the walls. Phantom power sucks, literally, money out of your wallet. Even if an appliance is turned completely turned off it is still using energy. Yes, it is very stupid but also very true. So one day I was just surfing the web and came across this awesome product! It only costs $9.99 and can help reduce your electric bill. I bought some during spring break to try them out and they work great! You plug it  into the wall and then plug-in your appliance be it the toaster, TV or cellphone and do nothing. When you want to use the appliance you simply push the button on top and it allows the flow of power to the appliance. After a pre-determined time, the device automatically cuts all power saving you money!

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I love this video!

Movie: Exam

Posted: March 12, 2011 in Uncategorized
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During an English assignment a few weeks back, I mentioned one way I concentrate is listening to movies that I have basically memorized. I mentioned the movie Exam. I currently use it to fall asleep, every night. I think it’s a pretty great movie being that it takes place in only one room the entire movie. It’s a great low-budget movie.

There are eight people in a windowless room selected after a rigorous interview process and have to answer a question that’s right in front of them although they cant see it yet. The objective is to be the first one to answer the question correctly. There aren’t any rules besides these 3:

1. If you try to communicate with myself or the guard you will be disqualified.
2. If you spoil your paper intentionally or accidentally you will be disqualified.
3. If you choose to leave this room for any reason you will be disqualified.

The guards last question before he left the room was “Any questions?”

Eventually they figure out that indeed those are the only rules and they can do anything the guard didn’t say. One by one the candidates get removed for breaking the rules accidentally. It get’s so serious someone gets shot. You are literally on the edge of your chair the whole movie because you never know what’s going to happen next. It’s amazing what people will do for something they don’t even know what it is yet.

Check out the trailer:

Ha, yes!

For those of you who don’t know, I am a host for the Overnight Host Program through the First Year Experience office. I just hosted two visitors last Monday-Tuesday for 24 hours and had a good time although it was tiring. I showed them what it’s really like to be a student here and they seemed to enjoy it. I felt good when they both thanked me at the end and told me it was all extremely helpful. I took them to three of my classes along with three meals with different people. I was trying to introduce them to as much people as possible. We played Xbox a lot and watched Finding Nemo with a few girls down the hall. They were gone before I knew it and things went back to normal. Although I get paid to host, I would be more than happy to do it for free. It’s a great experience for everyone involved.

I first found out about the opportunity through an email last semester and saw it as a step forward in getting more involved on campus. I’m currently in the Finance club but wanted to do more so I found this to be the perfect opportunity.  Although this would be my first “job,” I was pretty sure I would get it just because I don’t see how someone who would apply couldn’t unless you did absolutely nothing with your time on campus. When I told people I applied they thought it was a joke because my first month on campus I didn’t talk to anyone so they couldn’t see me talking to a “stranger” for a day. That was my biggest concern but after hosting these two kids, I got a surge of confidence and knew I made the right choice in participating in the program. Since then, I’ve been trying to be more involved on campus unlike most people I know here. I’m actually planning on participating in the Disney College Program next spring which should be loads of fun. Work at Walt Disney World and earn college credit? Sign me up! (I’ll blog about that later) In April, I also plan on participating in JA IN A DAY, where I volunteer to spend a whole day in an elementary classroom and do activities with the kids to educate them while “playing.” I’m trying to build up my resume and every little thing helps.

P.S. I’m scheduled to host another visitor the Friday before break, not really a great time to do it so we’ll see how that goes. I’m also scheduled to host March 28-29, for 32 hours! :/