[In Loving Memory] … to all the wonderful people in my life
[Song] Jimmy Wayne – I Love You This Much
“Vaughan, ON (August 18, 2011) – In 2012, Canada’s Wonderland will unveil one of the biggest and tallest roller coasters in the world: Leviathan. When the Park opens in May 2012, Leviathan will dominate the Park’s landscape, taking riders to breathtaking heights and speeds never experienced before at Wonderland.
The excitement begins on Leviathan’s first lift hill as riders climb to a record breaking height of 306 feet (93.3M) followed by an exhilarating 80 degree drop. Reaching a top speed of 148 kilometers per hour, riders will experience extreme coaster thrills on 5,486 feet (1,672M) of track that includes a series of giant camelback hills reaching heights up to 180 feet (54.9M), and an astonishing overbanked hammerhead turn at 115 degrees that will cross above the Park’s front gate at 147 feet (44.8M) high.
“Leviathan will be our 16th coaster and now positions Canada’s Wonderland as one of the top three coaster destinations in the world.” said Raffi Kaprelyan, Vice President and General Manager, Canada’s Wonderland. “We will go higher, longer, and faster than ever before when we launch Leviathan in 2012. With the addition of this new coaster and our diverse collection of rides, shows and attractions, we continue to show why Canada’s Wonderland is the destination of choice for those seeking world class thrills and family entertainment.”
Leviathan is designed and manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard, of Monthey, Switzerland. The highly recognized industry leader in roller coaster development also constructed Behemoth, which premiered at Canada’s Wonderland in May 2008.
Construction is well underway at the park, with a completion date of May 2012. Guests who would like to experience Leviathan before the Park opens next year can visit leviathan.canadaswonderland.com to view ride renderings, specifications, construction updates, and experience a virtual ride simulation.”
Are you ready? Leviathan is unleashed in 2012! http://leviathan.canadaswonderland.com
One Day – Official Trailer [HD]
Release Date: 19 August 2011
Genre: Drama | Romance
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson
Directors: Lone Scherfig
Writer: David Nicholls
Studio: Focus Features
After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation Dexter and Em are revisited each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives. They are sometimes together, sometimes not, on that day.
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Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the epic adventure “Thor” spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
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Puss In Boots – Official Trailer [HD]
Release Date: 4 November 2011
Genre: Adventure | Animation | Comedy
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris
Directors: Chris Miller
Writer: Charles Perrault, Brian Lynch
Studio: Paramount Pictures
A story about the events leading up to the sword fighting cat’s meeting with Shrek and his friends.
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At TED’s Full Spectrum Auditions, comedian Joshua Walters, who’s bipolar, walks the line between mental illness and mental “skillness.” In this funny, thought-provoking talk, he asks: What’s the right balance between medicating craziness away and riding the manic edge of creativity and drive?
Joshua Walters is a bipolar comedian whose work explores language, creativity, beatboxing and madness
My name is Joshua Walters. I’m a performer.
But as far as being a performer, I’m also diagnosed bipolar. I reframe that as a positive, because the crazier I get onstage, the more entertaining I become. When I was 16 in San Francisco, I had my breakthrough manic episode in which I thought I was Jesus Christ. Maybe you thought that was scary, but actually there’s no amount of drugs you can take that can get you as high as if you think you’re Jesus Christ.
I was sent to a place, a psych ward, and in the psych ward, everyone is doing their own one-man show. (Laughter) There’s no audience like this to justify their rehearsal time. They’re just practicing. One day they’ll get here. Now when I got out, I was diagnosed and I was given medications by a psychiatrist. “Okay, Josh, why don’t we give you some — why don’t we give you some Zyprexa. Okay? Mmhmm? At least that’s what it says on my pen.” (Laughter) Some of you are in the field, I can see. I can feel your noise. The first half of high school was the struggle of the manic episode, and the second half was the overmedications of these drugs, where I was sleeping through high school. The second half was just one big nap, pretty much, in class. When I got out I had a choice. I could either deny my mental illness or embrace my mental skillness.
There’s a movement going on right now to reframe mental illness as a positive — at least the hypomanic edge part of it. Now if you don’t know what hypomania is, it’s like an engine that’s out of control, maybe a Ferrari engine, with no breaks. Many of the speakers here, many of you in the audience, have that creative edge, if you know what I’m talking about. You’re driven to do something that everyone has told you is impossible.
And there’s a book — John Gartner. John Gartner wrote this book called “The Hypomanic Edge” in which Christopher Columbus and Ted Turner and Steve Jobs and all these business minds have this edge to compete. A different book was written not too long ago in the mid-90s called “Touched With Fire” by Kay Redfield Jamison in which it was looked at in a creative sense in which Mozart and Beethoven and Van Gogh all have this manic depression that they were suffering with. Some of them committed suicide. So it wasn’t all the good side of the illness.
Now recently, there’s been development in this field. And there was an article written in the New York Times, September 2010, that stated: “Just Manic Enough.” Just be manic enough in which investors who are looking for entrepreneurs that have this kind of spectrum — you know what I’m talking about — not maybe full bipolar, but they’re in the bipolar spectrum — where on one side, maybe you think you’re Jesus, and on the other side maybe they just make you a lot of money. (Laughter) Your call. Your call. And everyone’s somewhere in the middle. Everyone’s somewhere in the middle.
So maybe, you know, there’s no such thing as crazy, and being diagnosed with a mental illness doesn’t mean you’re crazy. But maybe it just means you’re more sensitive to what most people can’t see or feel. Maybe no one’s really crazy. Everyone is just a little bit mad. How much depends on where you fall in the spectrum. How much depends on how lucky you are.
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Conan The Barbarian – Official Trailer 2 [HD]
Release Date: 19 August 2011
Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy
Cast: Jason Momoa, Ron Perlman, Rose McGowan, Rachel Nichols
Directors: Marcus Nispel
Writer: Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer
The tale of Conan the Cimmerian and his adventures across the continent of Hyboria on a quest to avenge the murder of his father and the slaughter of his village.
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1. To occupy oneself in amusement, sport, or other recreation
2.a. To take part in a gameb. To participate in betting3. To act in jest or sport4. To deal or behave carelessly or indifferently; toy. See Synonyms at flirt.5. To behave or converse sportively or playfully.6. To act or conduct oneself in a specified way7. To act, especially in a dramatic production.
8. Musica. To perform on an instrumentb. To emit sound or be sounded in performance9. To be performed, as in a theater or on television10. To be received or accepted11. To move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly12. To function or discharge uninterruptedly13. To move or operate freely within a bounded space, as machine parts do.
1.a. To perform or act (a role or part) in a dramatic performance.b. To assume the role of; act as2. To perform (a theatrical work) on or as if on the stage.3. To present a theatrical performance in (a given place)4. To pretend to be; mimic the activities of
5.a. To engage in (a game or sport)b. To compete against in a game or sport.c. To occupy or work at (a position) in a gamed. To employ (a player) in a game or positione. To use or move (a card or piece) in a gamef. To hit (a ball, shot, or stroke), as in tennisg. To attempt to keep or gain possession or control of
6.a. To bet; wagerb. To make bets on7. To perform or put into effect, especially as a jest or deception8. To handle; manage9. To use or manipulate, especially for one’s own interests
10. Musica. To perform on (an instrument)b. To perform (a piece) on instruments or an instrument.11. To cause (a compact disk or audiocassette, for example) to emit recorded sounds.12. To discharge or direct in or as if in a continuous stream13. To cause to move rapidly, lightly, or irregularly14. To exhaust (a hooked fish) by allowing it to pull on the line.
1.a. A literary work written for performance on the stage; a drama.b. The performance of such a work.2. Activity engaged in for enjoyment or recreation.3. Fun or jesting
4.a. The act or manner of engaging in a game or sportb. The act or manner of using a card, piece, or ball in a game or sportc. A move or an action in a game5. Participation in betting; gambling.6. Manner of dealing with others; conduct7. An attempt to obtain something; a bid
8.a. Action, motion, or useb. Freedom or occasion for action; scope9. Movement or space for movement, as of mechanical parts.10. Quick, often irregular movement or action, especially of light or color
play along InformalTo cooperate or pretend to cooperate
play aroundTo philander.
play at1. To participate in; engage in.2. To do or take part in halfheartedly.
play backTo replay (a recently recorded tape, for example).
play downTo minimize the importance of; make little of
1. Sportsa. To establish the winner of (a tie) by playing in an additional game or series of games.b. To participate in a playoff.2. To set (one individual or party) in opposition to another so as to advance one’s own interests
play on/uponTo take advantage of (another’s attitudes or feelings) for one’s own interests
play outTo use up; exhaust
play upTo emphasize or publicize
in play1. Sports In a position to be legally or feasibly played2. In a position, or rumored to be in a position of possible corporate takeover
out of play SportsNot in a position to be legally or feasibly played.
play ball SlangTo cooperate
play both ends against the middleTo set opposing parties or interests against one another so as to advance one’s own goals.
play fast and looseTo behave in a recklessly irresponsible or deceitful manner
play for timeTo use delaying tactics; temporize.
play games SlangTo be evasive or deceptive
play hard to getTo pretend to be inaccessible or uninterested, as when flirting.
play in Peoria SlangTo be acceptable to average constituents or consumers.
play into the hands ofTo act or behave so as to give an advantage to (an opponent).
play (one’s) cards InformalTo use the resources or strategies at one’s disposal
play possumTo pretend to be sleeping or dead.
play the fieldTo date more than one person.
play the game InformalTo behave according to the accepted customs or standards.
play up toTo curry favor with.
play with a full deck SlangTo be of sound mind
play with fireTo take part in a dangerous or risky undertaking.[Middle English playen, from Old English plegian; see dlegh- in Indo-European roots.]