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Video games based on television shows tend to have a pretty low expectations, anticipation founded on hordes of poor video game adaptations of TV programs. Luckily, South Park: The Stick of Truth is a gem of a game in a field of absolute failed potential.
What hasn’t been said about South Park? Known for their twisted humor and dark satire, the story of four potty-mouthed boys in South Park, Colorado has entertained millions of viewers and angered just as many others since the show began in 1997. Originally thought up as two animated shorts in the early 90’s by the show’s creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the show has come a long way since its cardboard cutout origins and VHS viral video days. Now the show holds some of the most consistently high viewership numbers of any basic cable program and remains one of Comedy Central’s most successful programs of all time.
While “Knocked Up” established Seth Rogan and Katherine Heigl as major movie stars, it was Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd who stole the entire show. Rogan and Heigl’s characters are nowhere to be found in the sort-of sequel to “Knocked Up.”
Last week I was at Costco for my weekly grocery shopping trip. Just as I was wrestling the last of my items - a ginormous honeydew melon - onto the conveyer belt for checkout, I heard the cashier question my purchases, “is all of that stuff for a birthday party?” I looked up to find that he wasn’t actually talking to me. The lady behind me had a cart full of convenience foods: Rice Krispy Treats, juice boxes and enough sugary fruit snacks to send a bear into hyperglycemic shock.
It’s not too often someone like Caleb Tvrdy comes around. That’s the consensus of those who know the recent Pusch Ridge Christian Academy graduate, and who wish him the best of luck as he begins his new career endeavors.
Maybe it was my preconceived distaste for chic flicks. Maybe it was the fact the romance genre tends to stick to a predictable formula. Maybe as one of the only males in the audience, I felt uncomfortable. Or, maybe, “The Lucky One” really was just that bad.
Vote for Prop 400 to educate future leaders
Here’s a short political quiz. See if you can guess who made all the following statements:
Do you love grandkids? Vote Republican
In a quandary over vote on Prop 100 funds
Letters to the editor published in the September 2, 2009, edition of The Explorer.
Commitment is a word that comes with great ease to say or write in clever brochures and marketing strategies. It has been used time and again to an exasperating public that seeks meaning beyond simple rhetoric.
Letters to the editor published in the June 10, 2009, edition of The Explorer.
Letters to the editor from the Sept. 24 issue
April 6, 2005 - Tucked inside Building C on the campus of Butterfield Elementary School lies a familiar world where the alphabet decorates the walls, children's scribbled drawings are scattered about, and buckets filled with Elmer's glue, Crayola crayons and safety scissors rest on the tops of tables that rise slightly higher than the knees of an average adult.
In a split 3-2 vote April 8, the Oro Valley Employee Grievance Review Board upheld the Sept. 30 firing of Oro Valley Police Sgt. James Bloomfield. The vote ends for now a drawn-out process that has caused sharp divisions within the OVPD.