The Nature of the Beast By Ryan Fu (The Hated Ones)

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The Nature of the Beast

We are not all born equal

the unfortunate ones

will never get into a fight

but the rest of us

have spent an entire lifetime

in the ring.

Pushed,

Punched,

Pounded

Over

&

Over again. 

Failure after failure,

constantly getting off the mat

we continue to fight on

with a smile on our face,

asking for more

punishment.

We are resilience.

We are intrepid.

We’re all in it together.

Just crabs together in a barrel

fighting to live,

living to fight.

We don’t seek refuge,

we seek the next battle.

This is the nature of the beast,

an opportunity

to piss off the Gods.

RYAN FU

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Happy Truffle Day!!! – Easy OREO Truffles Recipe

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Ingredients 

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 OREO Cookies, finely crushed, divided

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pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened

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pkg.  (4 oz. each) BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, broken into pieces, melted

make it

RESERVE 1/4 cup cookie crumbs. Mix cream cheese and remaining cookie crumbs until blended.

SHAPE into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min. Dip in melted chocolate; place on waxed paper-covered rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs.

REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm.

kraft kitchens tips

HOW TO MELT CHOCOLATE

Place chocolate in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 2-1/2 min. or until chocolate is completely melted, stirring every 30 sec.

HOW TO EASILY DIP TRUFFLES

To easily coat truffles with the melted chocolate, add truffles, in batches, to bowl of melted chocolate. Use 2 forks to roll truffles in chocolate until evenly coated. Remove truffles with forks, letting excess chocolate drip back into bowl. Place truffles on prepared baking sheet; let stand until firm.

HOW TO STORE

Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

Credit: Kraft Recipes

Happy Free Comic Book Day – Which is your favorite Comic? Or what was your first Comic?

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Free Comic Book Day, taking place on the first Saturday of May, is an annual promotional effort by the North American comic book industry to help bring new readers into independent comic book stores. Retailer Joe Field of Flying Colors Comics in Concord, California brainstormed the event in his “Big Picture” column in the August 2001 issue of Comics & Games Retailer magazine. Free Comic Book Day started in 2002 and is coordinated by the industry’s single large distributor, Diamond Comic Distributors.

On Free Comic Book Day, participating comic book store retailers give away specially printed copies of free comic books, and some offer cheaper back issues and other items to anyone who visits their establishments. However, retailers do not receive the issues for free; they pay 12–50 cents per copy for the comics they give away during the event. In addition to comic books, some stores also give away other merchandise, such as mini posters and other movie tie-in memorabilia.

Which is your favorite Comic? Or what was your first Comic?

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Credit: Wikipedia

Happy World Naked Gardening Day – What’s growing in your garden?

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World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD) is an annual international event celebrated on the first Saturday of May by gardeners and non-gardeners alike. According to NBC’s Today News, WNGD “has become an annual tradition that celebrates weeding, planting flowers and trimming hedges in the buff. While it’s linked to a movement of nudists who promote wholesome and unashamed acceptance of the human body, the day is meant to be funny, lighthearted and non-political, founders say.”

What’s growing in your garden?

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Happy Birthday Wes Anderson!!! (Director) – What is your favorite Wes Anderson film?

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Wesley WalesWesAnderson (born May 1, 1969) is an American film director and screenwriter. His films are known for their distinctive visual and narrative style.

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He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Royal Tenenbaums in 2001, Moonrise Kingdom in 2012 and The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2015, as well as the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009. He received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Director and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2014. He also received the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2015.

What is your favorite Wes Anderson Film?

Hotel Chevalier Scene (The Darjeeling Limited)

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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Happy Flashback Friday!!! – First of the Month (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)

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Happy Chocolate Parfait Day!!! – DOUBLE CHOCOLATE PUDDING PARFAIT

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, divided, plus additional for garnish
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 ounces fine-quality semisweet chocolate (no more than 54% cacao if marked), finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup chilled heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

PREPARATION

Whisk together cornstarch, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa, and a pinch of salt in a heavy medium saucepan, then gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly, then boil, whisking, until thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in chopped chocolate and butter until melted. Transfer pudding to a metal bowl and quick-chill by setting in an ice bath and stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, beat cream with vanilla and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 tablespoon cocoa until it just holds stiff peaks. Layer pudding and cream in 8-ounce glasses. Serve dusted with cocoa.

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Twisted Colossus — the World’s Longest Hybrid Coaster Opening May 23rd (Would you ride it?)

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I grew up in the valley near Magic Mountain which I went to every weekend my friends and I would go to Magic Mountain to ride and play games all day long. Eventually, I got one of my first jobs there as a ride operator. Colossus was my first ride that I got to the chance to operate, which I thought it was a boring ride but then when I heard last year they were going to get rid of it, a piece of my childhood memory died but then I heard about Twisted Colossus, the next generation of the beloved wooden roller coaster that thrilled millions of guests in its 36-year reign at the park, will be a unique technological marvel combining an iconic wooden structure with state-of-the-art Iron Horse Track.

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The advanced technology, available exclusively at Six Flags, provides ride experiences never before possible on wooden coasters, such as over-banked turns and inversions. Twisted Colossus will feature numerous exciting components including a “Top Gun” element, the western hemisphere’s first “High Five” element, and a Zero G Roll.

With its unique construction, Twisted Colossus will feature:

  • “Top Gun Stall” – an inversion where the train slows down upside down
  • Western Hemisphere’s first “High Five” – where two trains pass through an overbanked turn facing each other with the illusion that you can reach out and “high five” other riders
  • Zero G Roll where track twists 360 degrees
  • A staggering 116-foot drop at an amazing 80-degrees
  • 18 airtime hills
  • Two lift hills
  • Four minutes of thrills on nearly 5,000 feet of track – longest hybrid coaster in the world

Twisted Colossus will be the focal point of the newly themed area where you can expect the unexpected through whimsical experiences in entertainment, food and retail. The original Colossus wooden coaster opened on June 29, 1978 and offered its farewell run on August 17, 2014.

Twisted Colossus — the World’s Longest Hybrid Coaster

  • Opening Date: Spring 2015
  • Height Restriction: Must be at least 48” tall
  • Location: Twisted Colossus will be the focal point of the newly themed area where guests can expect the unexpected through whimsical experiences in entertainment, food and retail.

Credit: Six Flags

Poetry & Art – Graceful

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Thankful Thursdays – It takes a second to be Kind

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