What so many thought could never happen just did. The king has fallen…to the exact same king. The only question now is how will Cameron ever ever top this, or should he even try?
Lets not forget all this doesn’t count for inflation, so if you really despise Avatar, relish in this fact…
Still champ is “Gone With the Wind,” which grossed $400 million worldwide in 1939, now worth at least $6 trillion — yes, that’s trillion with a T — in today’s dollars. One dollar in 1939 is the equivalent of $15.43 today.
I’d like to see even Jimmy Cameron produce those kind of numbers.
Every year, English teachers from across the country can submit their collections of actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays. These excerpts are published each year to the amusement of teachers across the country.
1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.
2. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.
3. He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it.
4. She grew on him like she was a colony of E. Coli, and he was room-temperature Canadian beef.
5. She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up.
7. He was as tall as a six-foot, three-inch tree.
8. The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated because of his wife’s infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly surcharge-free ATM machine.
9. The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t.
10. McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty bag filled with vegetable soup.
11. From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you’re on vacation in another city and Jeopardy comes on at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30.
12. Her hair glistened in the rain like a nose hair after a sneeze.
13. The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot grease.
16. John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met.
17. He fell for her like his heart was a mob informant, and she was the East River.
18. Even in his last years, Granddad had a mind like a steel trap, only one that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut.
20. The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil, this plan just might work.
21. The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating for a while.
22. He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck that was actually lame, maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.
23. The ballerina rose gracefully en Pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.
“I’m a student and I can hardly afford food, so I was wondering if I can set up a payment plan. I graduate in four months, so I’ll be rolling in the dough easily…”—Joel while calling Bakerview Imaging about his $937 CT scan bill.
This is what Hanson has been upto for the last few years. Here you can donate money to go to five different causes, ranging from a pair of shoes, to drilling wells for drinking water, to building a school.
This is an article by Mike McCormack, and I really think it’s important for everyone to read this. Also, please, pass this article on to everyone you know. I didn’t know anything about this until reading this article, and I’m sure that there are many others out there who also don’t know about it.
I hope everyone has a good New Years. Joel and I are hanging out at home being super cool. I’m kind of glad school is starting up soon. I don’t know what to do with all this time on my hands.
We just got some… interesting news that will pretty much sever any ties with Joel’s mother for the time being. She makes the stupidest choices sometimes, and we’re tired of hearing about them. Last time she did this she ended up $40,000 in the hole, for nothing. She had to sell her house for way cheaper than she bought it for and is now paying for it.
Joel and I have been discussing our plans for the future. We don’t know where we will be in the next 6 months to a year. He graduates in Spring, and I’ll graduate in Fall. I’m hoping to continue my education, possibly at UW, but I don’t know for sure. I think I could get in. My GPA is 3.78. Anyway, possible locations for us in the foreseeable future are: The Seattle-area, California, or New Zealand. All depends on where Joel ends up getting a job. I’d like to stay in Washington, but New Zealand sounds fun. If only for a few years. I don’t think we’d ever live abroad permanently.