Category: Entertaintment

Get Ready for Some Internet TV

One good way to ensure not missing a favorite sitcom episode or ballgame again is to start watching Internet TV. There is plenty of free live and on-demand content online that can be accessed through a PC or Mac computer with a broadband connection, which in turn can be a good alternative to Satellite and Cable television. with no monthly fees to pay.

One option to consider is Satellite TV PC technology. They are 3rd party services that put together their own Internet television packages that help deliver thousands of worldwide local, national and international channels from the Internet. They don’t deliver paid premium channels like Encore, Prism, Starz and others, but they do deliver thousands of the free-to-air channels, even some of the free ones normally seen on Satellite and Cable.

Though you won’t get access to all the shows and games, there’s still a lot of content available online to see. Watching streaming channels from the web doesn’t always provide the best picture quality but if there is some occasional blurriness, it usually stems from the same channels and sources where they originate.

Once a member of one of these software services that deliver free-to-air web content to computers, it saves the user a considerable amount time and effort – compared to doing all the work themselves, which is setting up this system manually to watch channels over the web. Instead of surfing the web to find sports, news, movies, TV shows or something else, these services already completed all the work – so there’s nothing else to do but download and install the software, then start watching.

There are other drawbacks such as some channels will come and go and don’t work anymore which may not be the service fault – they don’t own any of the content being delivered. Instead the content is owned by their respective providers who have total control.

Also, there are times when some channels might not play right then and there but will play at a later time. That’s because some channels come from different time zones and there’s nothing you can do but wait and try to play the channel at a later time.

The greatest benefit to using software is that it can be downloaded to a laptop, not just a desktop. A laptop with the application already installed will add another dimension to your existing television when having the ability to watch what you want from any location in or out of the home. Just use a broadband or wireless (WiFi) connection and this will create a Web TV companion to take on the go.

The software is actually a TV player preloaded with 1000’s of worldwide channels and radio stations, streamlined to make getting access to everything a breeze. Users can find channels by country or genre and when ready to watch something they simply point and click to start viewing a show.

This method is easy enough for anyone (all ages ) to setup under five minutes. That’s because there’s no hardware/equipment, TV card or antenna to install and no wires to connect. Just download and install the application, then point and click to channels.

The service package that comes with the software helps keep everything like-new and up-to-date. This comes with the lifetime membership when paying the small one-time fee. There’s also a money back guarantee if anything goes wrong. If that should happen, the new member can request a full refund through the payment processor where payment was sent. Don’t make the request to the software service/merchant; they don’t handle refund requests.

Most People Think That Being Famous Is Heaven, Although In Fact, Its More Like Hell

A lot of men and women want to be famous. In fact, fame is very compelling to most people. Obviously, there are some persons who will stop at nothing in their pursuit of fame because they want to be celebrities.

Generally speaking people want to be the object of admiration. Actually they think they will be praised and loved and that they won`t have any money worries. They see being famous as “heaven”. It seems to me that celebrities` lives are heaven and hell at the same time. Frankly, their lives are both fairy tales and nightmares. They become public properties. They surely become the object of envy, criticism, interrogation, ridicule and spite. Apparently the public has no mercy, no shame. Reporters don`t respect their privacy, and they invade into their lives. To conclude, mass media is nowadays very powerful. Basically, newspapers, magazines, television and radio always require new interviews, profiles and photos of celebrities.

Mass media subjects celebrities to humiliation. Their lives are most of the time nightmares and only sometimes fairy tales. Kurt Cobain, who was often referred to as the “spokesman of a generation`, killed himself with a gun in his apartment. He left a suicide note near his body. It said: “I haven`t felt the excitement of listening as well as creating music, along with really writing…for too many years now“. Amy Winehouse also couldn`t handle the fame and it is believed that her death was due to drug overdose. Janis Joplin died of an overdose of drugs too. She had difficulties coping with the fame as well. Jim Morrison felt uncomfortable with media. attention. He died in a bathtub in his Paris apartment. The cause of his death was `heart failure`, but heroin use was probably involved, possibly inhaled because he thought it was cocaine.

The Expendables 2

The film that was shown before in Serbia than in the United States. And seems to be the most important thing about the promotional marketing burden of new Expendables…

Shooting, killing, blood everywhere…

And yet the same, only in reverse …

And, who else is there to ask for an even remotely serious script, when at gunpoint by themselves have Slay, Arnie, Dolphie, Bruce, Jean-Claude, Jet Lee … avengers that they are not “vigilantes”, although the Thor a.k.a. Liam Hemsvort is in question.

Tons of Ammunition, of course, “nobody can harm us – we are stronger than our fate” plot, at times surprisingly light-minded, but wtf, who cares for it … we can only regret those who needs something deeper, because it seems that the scenario was written for just a second little longer than an afternoon, but this movie is not for those who prefer, say, Woody Allen, or even Jet Lee. Because, Jet is in the movie only in the beginning, and after that he mysteriously disappears…

But, there was immortal Chuck Norris! And probably still remain in the next chapter of expendables …

And, for Gods sake, again – where is Novak Nole Djokovic? Why Sylvester and company dumped him from the movie? We saw some materials from shooting, and it seems that tennis player could be candidate for Oscar for supporting actor for the role in this movie. Is there any problem with US Open, or Sharapova, or he trashed some wrong guys in the coffee-break match during filming?

Is the movie better than the original? That’s not important, it’s all the same. Will it be better than the third part? And four? For Gods sake again, this is not important! The only important thing is readiness to roll some new severed heads. There is no real reason. Only system “Shooting, killing, blood everywhere”…

Please, give forgiveness to Novak!

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa… Music TV Channels for the road – Online Hindi Radio

Of course it’s very difficult to imagine life without television today, but that was the case years ago in India when plays were enacted and the troupes moved from one town to another to perform and entertain people. Such troupes were quite famous and often called to towns especially to perform and entertain during a celebration. The only other form of entertainment then was the radio. Radio in India began broadcasting on 23rd July 1927. 7BY was the first radio station inaugurated by The Indian Broadcasting Company and the city that was introduced to it was Bombay. Some years later All India Radio took over 7BY.
Radio was one form of connection and entertainment before the black and white TV came into the picture. The radio was also a source of information with addresses by the Prime Minister and the President given over the radio. Radio was popular then and went from a single radio channel to more than fifty. Fast forward to today and you will find that with all the technological progress happening radio has also grown to almost 400+ channels in various languages being broadcasted by All India Radio with at-least 100+ being Hindi Radio channels.
Radio is as popular today as it was then, and today you have the option to carry it with you on your phones instead of lugging around transistors. Not just this now you have online Hindi radio that offers better access to a large database of songs right from the oldies to the new movies songs to music videos and more. All kinds of music, plays, live radio shows are available on online Hindi radio. Play music from one of these online channels and create a playlist that you can listen to whenever the mood strikes you. If that doesn’t make you smile and you prefer the video along with the song then watch anyone of the music TV channels that television offers today.
Music TV channels give you a chance to watch your favourite hero dancing to the tunes of the most popular song currently. These channels do not just play Bollywood movie songs, but they also showcase reviews of the music released for an upcoming movie or a new album released by one of the singing sensations. Learn how the video or the song came about and what the actors or actresses felt while shooting it. Earlier these channels were one way mediums with the viewers being shown what was programmedFree Articles, however today you will find more request shows happening on music TV channels where one can request or dedicate a favourite song to their loved ones. You also get a chance to participate in competitions run regularly on these channels and win goodies.

Find Out What the Benefits are to Sending Your Children to a Summer Dance Camp.

There are a lot of benefits to sending your children to a Summer Dance Camp, but you may not be familiar with all of them. As a parent, you should do everything you can to improve the summer experience of your child. Dance camps are an excellent way to do so. Dance camps also allow you to enjoy numerous other benefits, which you will find listed below. There are many dance camp companies to choose from, including places like Austin Dance which has been around for many years.

Your children will be out of the house!

One of the biggest benefits to sending your children to a summer dance camp is that they will finally be out of the house. What this means to you as the parent, is that you will have some time to relax and enjoy your summer. You will not have to be entertaining your children are trying to keep them busy, since they will be having fun at the camp. This is a big benefit to a lot of parents, since today, parents are responsible for entertaining their children in a large variety of ways. By sending your children to a camp, you eliminate this from your day-to-day routine and your children will have more fun being with other kids their age and doing dance routines!

Your children will learn a variety of different dances!

Today, hip-hop dancing seems to be the new phenomenon but at summer dance camps, your children will learn a wide variety of dancing styles. They will learn everything from traditional dancing, such as what was done at sock hops, to modern forms of dancing that are elegant and classy. Your children won’t be exposed to any type of dancing that you would not want them to do, such as dances that are inappropriate for their age. All of the dances at summer dance camps are approved by instructors to be appropriate for children of all ages. It will be fun, engaging and something that your children will never forget!

Summer dance camps allow your children to be around other kids!

Something your children may not get every day is the opportunity to play with kids that are their own age. Summer dance camps are full of children that are all the same age, so your children will be able to play and have fun with other kids that are the same age as they are. This can be a great opportunity for your children to relax and play with others. It’s also a very good social experience for children, since it teaches them how to connect with others and engage with them on a daily basis. Some kids fall victim to being underexposed to social situations, this leads to a lot of problems when they grow up. They end up unable to connect with others and socially engage, which can be very detrimental to a child.

There are a lot of benefits to a summer dance camp. Be sure to research online to find a dance camp in your local area that will work for you and your children.

The Super Idea

Superman with his heat vision,Batman with his utility belt, Spiderman with his webshots and Ironman with his cool armor; we know it all,we�ve seen it all,we love it all(sort of). The current craze for wearing superhero t shirts, watching superhero blockbusters has turned into a trend more than a fan base. Most of these fans(!) did not even follow the comics series thus do’nt know the root of the superhero they are so fan of. How many of us does actually know the first superhero Mandrake The Magician?

�A superhero is a type of stock character dedicated to protecting the public� as wiki defines, Mandrake the Magician was the first to come up with this concept. Lee Falk created Mandrake at the age of 19, in 1924,who debuted in 1934 just as newspaper comic strips. Mandrake’s super power was his ability to “make people believe anything, simply by gesturing hypnotically”.

However, Superman is considered as the official superhero to start the phenomenon. Created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian-born American artist Joe Shuster of DC comics in 1932, Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 1938) and subsequently appeared in various radio serials, television programs, films, newspaper strips, and video games. With the success of his adventures,superman soon was widely considered to be an American cultural icon. It is also believed that Superman established the image of superhero in the comic industry.

Soon after the success of superman, the upsurge of new superheroes was at bullet speed. At that time (year 1934-1941) DC comics was at full potential monopoly with Superman, Batman and some other known heroes. Funny fact is, we all read,heard,seen DC comics. But only 1 out of 40 people know the abbreviation is actually Detective Comics.

Marvel comics was established at 1941 and successfully came in rivalry with DC with its debut superhero Captain America .A common concept of Spiderman being the first superhero of Marvel is a complete misconception. In fact, Spiderman was Marvel�s mid stage creation. Marvel gave birth to a new concept of superhero group with its one of the best creation Fantastic 4 following up with X-Men.

A very simple idea of creating a fictional character with extraordinary abilities and devoting his/her life towards saving other people created a revolution that sustains till now. Maybe the idea of these superheroes are fictional, but creating a fictional idea like this requires nothing less than a superhero. The creations might be superheros in frames and pages. But the creators are superheroes in real life.

Do The Maya Believe The End Of The World Is At Hand

The Mayan people who lived in what is now modern day Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico had exceptionally complicated calendars. During the 18th century, scholars began to translate the Mayan calendar, and realized that the current cycle would end round about December 21st 2012.

It just so happens that upon this date, the earth and sun will be roughly aligned with the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. It is also of course the Winter Solstice, or shortest day of the year. These facts combined with the overheated imaginations of people who love to speculate about the end of the world being at hand, have given rise to endless speculation that somehow the world will come to an end on December 21st 2012, or that we will transition into a new state of being.

Mayans themselves on the whole just shrug their shoulders, and entirely disbelieve in the so called Mayan prophecy. To them it is simply the end of a long time cycle, rather like 31st December. But of course, there is money to be made from Doomsday, so the Tourist Boards of the various Mundo Maya (Mayan World) countries have been milking it as hard as they can.

Many people genuinely believe that the Mayan civilization was founded by extra terrestrial beings, and that they created the complex calendar to indicate to the world that some cataclysmic event would take place. In fact, it’s not even certain that the Mayan calendar does end on December 21st 2012, experts disagree on this point.

People who follow the various Mayan Doomsday Cults believe that there will be some kind of special beam radiated from the center of the Universe to Earth. Of course, one person’s Doomsday Cult is another person’s respectable belief � after all, most Christians believe in the end of the world as we know it and the second coming of Christ.

One of the interesting aspects of the Mayan Prophecy is that people believe that the way in which humans respond to these end of the world events will affect what actually happens. Some believe that if it is greeted with open minds and hearts, we will somehow be transported into a new age, where we will enjoy a higher consciousness.

There are some who believe the the original intergalactic �seed Maya� beings will return on December 21st, bringing with them new knowledge and ushering in a new age of peace, harmony, and wisdom. Interestingly, very few people actually seem to believe that we are looking at the end of the world, rather some kind of rebirth.

Events due to take place at Mayan sites all over the Mundo Maya range from international concerts to a few enthusiasts camping out over night at some of the smaller temples. There doesn’t seem to be a mass subscription to an end of the world scenario, rather, this seems to be for most people something fun and interesting, fueled by the seemingly endless doomsday programming of the History Channel and the like.

Laughably, one such program showed an intrepid explorer traveling to a �secret� Mayan site. The �secret� site is half a mile off of a main road and visited by tourists daily. The Mayan shaman in the film, introduced as a traditional wise man in his Mayan hovel, is actually a well known village elder and tour guide who, carefully out of shot, has a TV, stereo system and the like in his admittedly traditional home.

In hushed tones the intrepid explorer explained that he had to beat his way through almost impenetrable jungle to the site, which he announced he had very special permission to visit. The impenetrable jungle he was showing the viewer was in fact a cultivated banana plantation, there were even a few chickens pecking around! Yes, the Mayan end of the world Doomsday cult has brought charlatans out in their droves.

Fortunately the Mayan Prophecy seems to be a mild and pleasant variant of the regular end times theme which has not gulled people into serious fear and worry.

Targeting, Technology and Entertainment

Women love their TV sets, men love their laptops, phones or whatever that allows them watch their favourite sports.
But had it not been for women, TV would have not emerged to be the medium that it is today. The rise of telly world started with them. And since then, it really mattered if Tulsi’s mother-in-law accepted her or not, if Mihir came back from the dead as a Karva Chauth blessing, if Parvati was what the ideal woman should be, if Ramola Sick and’s bindi matched her sari better or not?
On a serious note, television shows opened up a new reality-escape for women. The reel life characters resembled much like their own with a larger-than-life look in some elements. Shows like Kavita on Doordarshan, Rihhai, Kutumb and Kussum on SET India, Pavitra Rishta on Zee have all been much loved while most other TV shows in Hindi showcase the lives of common women in every role- a wife, a sister, a daughter, a daughter-in-law, a woman; a struggle, their battle and their victory to believe in. However, all of this came in the most delightful package – entertainment.
But men have always had a much bigger life, a more open one with more exposure, experiences and people. Inspiration and entertainment have never been an issue. But who can deny the distressing impact of sports and men. It’s like meditation and all that men would really ask for barring their newspapers would be a medium to watch sports if not in the stadium itself. To the moon and back, technology has taken every route of providing convenience, even to provide sports on every possible platform. Earlier, drawing room fights were about TV shows in Hindi and sports on TV. But technology has changed that to effect too. Now, with the availability of sports TV channels online, on mobile phones, on laptops, on iPads with the variety of apps and broadcast options, following sports has become a cakewalk. Apart from cutting down on those drawing room quarrels, these TV channels online also made following the matches easier in office, while travelling, on the go! This in a way is a boon to women and their television schedules free from sports. And just in case they don’t get to watch it on television, these shows are very much available online on the channel portals.So now to each and every one, entertainmentComputer Technology Articles, entertainment and entertainment is an open secret of happy life!

A Look at Comedic Archetypes

For centuries, comedy has been at the forefront of entertainment. Whether it�s one of Menander�s comedic plays in Ancient Greece or an animated cartoon like Family Guy in this day and age, there are specific types of characters that have become standards of comedy routines. These characters are referred to as archetypes, meaning that they represent a certain type of person that�s been copied or emulated in various different forms of comedy. Let�s take a look at these archetypes in the way they are used in modern American sitcoms.

1) The Square: This character is usually the central protagonist of the story and generally serves to provide comedic moments based on his or her reaction to certain events or characters in the story. For example, Leonard in the sitcom The Big Bang Theory is never particularly funny all by himself, but when matched with a more goofy character like Sheldon or Howard, he is able to deliver some of the funniest lines from reacting to these other characters� words and actions.

2) The Wisecracker: This is the character that delivers the most one-liners and is rarely emotional or serious. His role is to poke fun at other characters and bring comedic relief in serious situations. A good example of this type of character is Frank from the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.

3) The Charmer: This character is generally one of the most lovable and tries to bring some harmony among the other characters. He can either be portrayed as sophisticated or not, such as Joey on Friends.

4) The Dork: One of the most recurring characters, the dork/nerd is usually the smartest of the bunch and tries to distance himself from the goofiness of the other characters. He is also the main victim of the wisecracker�s jokes. The most notable portrayals of this character are Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory, Ross Gellar from Friends, and Steve Urkel from Family Matters.

5) The Goofball: Often characterized as an air-head or a ditz, the goofball is the strangest character in comedy. Nothing is off limits when it comes to funny situations the goofball can get into. This is why the character is rarely employed, such as Kramer in Seinfeld or Phoebe in Friends. Slapstick is also a type of humour often associated with this character. He or she rarely delivers his humour through words, but rather with actions and situations he or she gets into.

Of course, there are many more comedic archetypes, such as The Bully, The Sage, The Bigmouth, and The Lovable Loser. These can also be found in sitcoms, albeit on a less prevalent basis. Stand up comedians also use some of these archetypes for their routines, most notably Woody Allen as The Nerd, Roseanne Barr as The Well-Meaning Blue Collar Worker, and Bill Cosby as The Sage, which he famously portrayed as the patriarch of the Huxtable family on the 1980s sitcom The Cosby Show. Throughout the years, these archetypes have become more than just simple characters; they are now universal symbols of comedy routines that have been and will continue to be portrayed over and over again through different angles for centuries to come.

Indian TV Shows – Yesterday And Today

For over decades now Indian TV shows have been penetrating deeper in the Indian markets- both urban and rural. As a matter of fact, most of theHindi TV serials have a surprisingly larger audience abroad. Be it the NRI Punjabi’s in Canada or the London settled Gujarati’s. Miles away from home, watching the Indian serials and watching Bollywood masala films is their easiest expression of patriotism.
Back home in India, the Indian serials are the daily dose of entertainment for majority housewives.This is however a money-making break for the struggling actors and creative personas who seek this chance as an extremely important source of revenue and employment.
But these shows witnessed growth in the mid-nineties with the policies getting actively effective. This was the time, when production houses grew in a clutter to form camps. However, history states it with evidence known to all that BALAJI Telefilms emerged as the most powerful production house. Here began the rise of EKTA Kapoor when twelve of her shows were on air on various channels at the same time. The likes of Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii and Kyunki Saans Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi became household names with these Indian TV shows running for over 7 years at a stretch. Some of the most popular names in the industry emerged from this company and BALAJI reined the Indian television for more than a decade. The mid 2000’s was a turning point with smaller forces coming into power, changing trends and opening up the Indian entertainment scenario with varied content. Suddenly, the larger than life homes and extravagantly dressed women and vamps turned into impressively real homes and well adequately dressed women. However, the levels of drama did not change drastically, with the rush of emotions.
One of the notable changes on Indian television was in terms of the treatment of reality shows. Back then Sa Re GA Ma Pa on Zee TV and Boogie WOOGIE on SET India were the only reality shows that had the freedom to go with the flow of emotions. Unlike today, when even reality shows are scripted. Be it the cheap publicity stunts in BIGG Boss or quarrelsome judges on Indian Idol or Sa Re GA Ma Pa, it has been a rather peculiar growth of Indian television.And yet, not only have these channels adapted to the change but the viewers have accepted it in their own terms and continue to enjoy these shows on TV and online portals of these channels. What stands ahead for these viewersPsychology Articles, no one knows!

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