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goodkarma

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9/11/01: 5 Years Later

11 September 2006 - 02:28 AM

Where were you five years ago today?

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I was 11 and in the 6th grade. The first plane hit as I was walking down my driveway to get on the bus to go to school. My parents watched it happen on The Today Show. My 6th grade class watched news footage practically all day on TV. I remember our teacher telling us not to make fun of this at lunch, and for once the class clowns listened to her.

"World Trade Center" movie: good or bad idea?

15 August 2006 - 09:58 AM

"World Trade Center" movie: good or bad idea?

"World Trade Center" on IMDB

"World Trade Center" movie preview


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Last Friday here in the U.S., the movie "World Trade Center" was released in theaters. It's a movie about two New York policemen being trapped under rubble after the towers collapsed. Some people think that this movie is a good idea, that everyone is ready for it, it's historical and doesn't let us forget what happened. For others, they think that it's way too soon, they're just trying to make money off of a tragedy, etc.

What I want to know is, what do all you guys think about this? What are your opinions?

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Personally, I think releasing this movie was a bad idea. I realize that one of the reasons to release it is to let people's stories be told that experienced this. But they're making money off of what happened and that just doesn't seem right. And from Wikipedia:

Jeanette Pezzulo, the widow of Port Authority police officer Dominick Pezzulo (who died on 9/11 and is played by Jay Hernandez in this film), has expressed anger with this film and feels it's wrong McLoughlin and Jimeno participated in the production. She's quoted as saying, "My thing is: this man died for you. How do you do this to this family?".[2] Staten Island resident Jamie Amoroso, whose husband also died during the rescue operation, has also expressed her anger over the film and said she does "not need a movie" to tell her "what a hero" her husband was.[2] Baltimore detective Ken Nacke, whose brother Louis died on Flight 93, said he would not be going to see the film. He criticised its producers for not involving enough of the survivors' families in its production, something he said did not happen with United 93 director Paul Greengrass, who collected the blessings of all the victims' families before shooting his controversial movie (although it has been reported that the widow of United 93 victim Christian Adams refused to cooperate in the making of that film. See United 93 Controversy). He added: "I met a couple of people who lost relatives and had approached the producers and weren't allowed to be involved, and I think it would be disrespectful to them if I went to see it."[2]


Lance Bass of *NSYNC reveals that he's gay

26 July 2006 - 07:46 PM

NEW YORK - Lance Bass, band member of ’N Sync, says he’s gay and in a “very stable” relationship with a reality show star.

Bass, who formed ’N Sync with Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick, tells People magazine that he didn’t earlier disclose his sexuality because he didn’t want to affect the group’s popularity.

“I knew that I was in this popular band and I had four other guys’ careers in my hand, and I knew that if I ever acted on it or even said (that I was gay), it would overpower everything,” he tells the magazine.

’N Sync is known for a string of hits including “Bye Bye Bye” and “It’s Gonna Be Me.” The band went on hiatus in 2002. Bass has also found headlines for undertaking astronaut training and failing to raise money for a trip into space.

Bass says he wondered if his coming out could prompt “the end of ’N Sync.” He explains, “So I had that weight on me of like, ‘Wow, if I ever let anyone know, it’s bad.’ So I just never did.”

The singer says he’s in a “very stable” relationship with 32-year-old actor Reichen Lehmkuhl, winner of season four of CBS’ “Amazing Race.”

Bass and Fatone, 29, are developing a sitcom pilot inspired by the screwball comedy “The Odd Couple,” in which his character will be gay.

“The thing is, I’m not ashamed — that’s the one thing I want to say,” Bass says. “I don’t think it’s wrong, I’m not devastated going through this. I’m more liberated and happy than I’ve been my whole life. I’m just happy.”

© 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


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:blink: I never in a million years expected this! But, I'm happy for him since he's happy with everything. Good for you, Lance! :lol:

(Sorry if this shouldn't be in Other Music... I assumed it should be since Lance is a musician. o_o Or boy-bandee.)

Nick News: "Strangers In a Strange Land"

15 April 2006 - 03:51 PM

I saw this Nick News episode when I happened to wake up early one day and thought it was really interesting. It follows American kids on how they live their lives in Japan and such.

Anyway, I just wanted to share it with you all because I thought a lot of you would find it interesting as well. :lol:


--- Nick News: Strangers In A Strange Land ---

^ YouTube link.


Nanairo no Ashita ~brand new beat~/Your Color poster on YesAsia

15 April 2006 - 01:23 PM

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Yup, a promo poster for the Nanairo no Ashita ~brand new beat~/Your Color single is now available on YesAsia.com for $10.99. Who is all gonna get this?

Personally I'm not sure if I will because I don't like who they have the pictures on top of the other on the poster. I think it'd look better if they just had one poster with the CD picture and another with the CD+DVD picture. =/ But that's just me.