eaten alive or not

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So, how many of you watched Discovery’s Eaten Alive two-hour special on Sunday night? As I am sure it was only a handful, I will give you a brief recap. This nature documentary had a  special focused on an expedition by wildlife author and conservationist Paul Rosolie in a remote location of the Amazon rainforest to locate a green anaconda named “Chumama”, which is believed to be the world’s biggest. The special was also to feature Rosolie “entering the body”, hence the name of the show: EATEN ALIVE, of an anaconda by intentionally feeding himself to it—protected with a custom-designed suit.

You might be able to tell through my distressed attitude that Rosolie in fact, was not ingested. Now, I am not saying he didn’t try, it was pretty evident from the footage that he tried, but with a name like Eaten Alive I want to see some action. Myself along with, dare I say it, thousands of people lost total faith in Discovery.

Sorry for the spoiler alert, but there was not eating going on during this series. Rosolie made sure the viewers were invested in the Amazon, his team and the anaconda but I think he forgot about himself. Rosolie took the bullet and didn’t think about his career and what this was going to mean for him once the show aired.

Let me leave you with this quote Rosolie said in an interview with NJ Advance Media, “I don’t care if you’re upset I didn’t get eaten by (an) anaconda. A, I tried, and B, there’s a chance for me to do work with the Discovery Channel and bang my drum about the dangers [to the Amazon], and I’ll do that.” Now knowing that, at the end of the day do you respect Rosolie more for taking this opportunity? Do you have less respect for Discovery for leading us on?

world cup

Brazil edt.

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The World Cup is an exciting time. You can call me one of those band wagon fans, but no doubt I am cheering for TEAM USA all the way. When it comes to soccer I know the rules and I like the game, but I rarely follow what’s going on unless it’s the World Cup. With the World Cup starting today it only seemed appropriate to get you in the know. Whether you’re a novice or notorious World Cup fan, I’ve got you covered on everything you’ll need to know about World Cup.

The World Cup is the most widely watched sporting event in the world, and has been held every four years since 1930, with the exception of World War II. Hundreds of qualifying games are played around the world over the three years leading up to the month-long World Cup.world-cup-2014

Why Brazil?

Every four years, 32 teams from across the globe battle for football supremacy. This year the tournament will be held in Brazil from June 12 to July 13.  Brazil was awarded the tournament by the Federation Internationale de Football Association, or FIFA in 2007.  Brazil has since assigned 12 cities across their country as host cities. A football stadium was built in each city with the minimal seating capacity of 37,000 in Manaus (in Amazon) to 71,000 capacities in Rio de Janeiro.

How are teams selected?

There are 32 teams in the tournament and all, with the exception of the host city (Brazil) must compete in qualification rounds. For the 2014 World Cup, qualifying rounds occurred in 2011 and 2012, where approximately 200 teams from across the globe fought to earn their spot on the world stage.

How does the tournament work?

All 32 teams are assigned to one of eight groups of four (Group A – Group H). Teams are assigned by FIFA and selected in a way where not all teams from one region are put into the same group. Teams must play each member of their group or a total of 64 matches. The top two teams from each group will then move on to the knockout rounds.  Knockout rounds are where now top 16 teams (top 2 x 8 groups) are placed in a bracket format with the top team from Group A playing against the second-place team in Group B and so forth until there are two teams left.  The final game will be played on Sunday, July 13 in Rio de Janeiro.

 Even if you don’t understand soccer, you can feel the excitement of the crowds at World Cup matches.

amazing

amazon has out done it this time

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Well, welcome to the rest of your life. I don’t know what to say other than this is incredible.  Amazon has really out done themselves this time. When you use the hashtag #AmazonCart, you now can shop right from Twitter. Talk about killing two birds with one stone, huh?  Mind you, first you must connect your Amazon and Twitter accounts. You will then receive a a tweet back from @MyAmazon and an email confirming you’ve added something to your cart – but this is another step toward an awesome shopping experience.

If you want more information, be sure to watch the video below.