Saturday, July 30, 2016

Fact of the Day: Robert Bat Man

While Batman fans obviously know the character's real name is Bruce Wayne, many don't know why he was named Bruce. The name comes from Robert the Bruce (officially Robert I) who was King of Scotland. He was a popular warrior-king who successfully led Scotland to defeat England in its War of Independence. 

Friday, July 29, 2016

My Favorite Photos: Mr. Mouse

This is my nephew Mr. C at Disneyworld recently. He seems to found himself a pair of mouse ears. 

Joy (2015 Film) Review

 Four years ago, Jennifer Lawrence starred as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games movie series. While it's not nearly the start of her career, it's certainly was when she became one of the actresses that everyone knows about. In a short span of time, she's done a lot of notable movies, even getting herself a Oscar for Best Actress. Joy seemed like it was going to be the greatest movie of 2015 as it had her and was directed by David O. Russell who's never really had much bad luck when it comes to movies. I was shocked to learn that critics were not that happy with one. Though Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for Best Actress but lost to Brie Larson for her role in Room who ironically played a character named Joy as well.

Fact of the Day: Queen Boudica

Boudica was Queen of a Celtic tribe in Great Britain when the Roman Empire was present there. Her husband kept a stable peace and independence between himself and the Roman Empire. When he died, the Romans ignored his wishes and annexed his lands. Boudica was beaten, and her daughters were abused by Roman soldiers. Afterwards she led a revolt and caused massive havoc for the Roman Empire. She almost caused Rome to leave Great Britain but that was lost when she was defeated (and killed) with her forces at the Battle of Watling Street

Thursday, July 28, 2016

My Favorite Photos: Cinderella World

My nephews Mr. K and Mr. C recently got to visit Disney World. They've been before but I heard about the meal where the Disney princesses are around to greet the guests. Mr. C was apparently really shy before but he seems pretty cool with it now.