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Monday, June 20, 2011

MV: I Am Number Four

2011 – I am Number Four

Extraordinary teen John Smith is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri, John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, Life-changing events-his first love, powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.

You know, showboating like that just makes you look desperate.
  • to showboat: {idiom} to try to make people admire them by doing skilful tricks 
He's a freak. He's some kind of freak.
  • freak: someone who looks strange or who behaves in a strange way
I was in Colorado, in the middle of a spelling bee.
  • spelling bee: spelling contest
Mogadorians could've already picked up our scent.
  • scent: smell something has
...you can't just waltz into school and start class...
  • waltz: dance, {slang} walk
Five days of rations, spare clothes, GPS, cash.
  • rations: food for survival
Hey, John, don't be stupid. You keep your head down.
  • to keep (your) head down: {idiom}to do or say as little as possible in order to avoid attention
I know how to blend in.
  • to blend in: {idiom} not noticed because similiar to others
I'll just print up your schedule. Back in a jiffy.
  • jiffy: {idiom} quickly
Look, I don't want you to isolate yourself
  • to isolate: to keep someone in a place away from other people
Eavesdropping? That's not gonna win you friends.
  • to eavesdrop: to listen to other people’s conversation without them knowing that you are listening
We could always use more boosters in the stands, right?
  • booster: spectators that support a team at a sports event
Homecoming king versus the science nerd.
  • homecoming king/queen: title given to most popular guy/girl in high school for the homecoming football game
- Soon to be irrelevant.
  • irrelevant: not important or not relevant to what you are discussing or doing
...but, uh, sooner or later you'll figure it out.
  • to figure (something) out: to understand something, to find a solution
I'm definitely not the guy you want to hang with.
  • to hang with: to be friends with, to do things with
How you settling in, bro?
  • to settle in: to become familiar with a new way of life, place, or job
  • bro: short name for 'brother', sometimes used among male friends
Look. It's cute, it really is. You are an adorable young man.
  • adorable: attractive in a way that makes you like them very much 
It's like my own personal BS detector.
  • BS: short name for 'bull shit', meaning lies, not the truth
Oh, gossip spreads like Ebola.
  • ebola: a deadly virus, very contagious (in this sentence, means gossip spread very fast to everyone)
Raided lost and found.
  • to raid: to take or steal things from a place
  • lost and found: place for lost and found items
Said I was becoming a total snob.
  • snob: someone who thinks they are better than other people
...and experience puppy love like a real live boy!
  • puppy love: first love, usually at an early age
They decimate. And then they move on.
  • to decimate: to destroy something, for example by getting rid of a lot of people
- Abduct people?
  • to abduct: to take someone away from their home, family etc using force
I stole it from Ed. It might come in handy. Let's go.
  • to come in handy: {idiom} to be useful
- I'm not bailing.
  • to bail:{slang} to leave or quit because of fear
I mean, we held up our end.
  • to hold up (our) end: to do one's part as agreed; to attend to one's responsibilities as agreed
The disregard that so many of you have for practical matters,...
  • disregard: the attitude of someone who does not respect something or consider it important
Gadgets. You call them "toys for boys".
  • gadget: a small tool or piece of equipment that does something useful or impressive
An APB has been issued on the suspects and anyone with...
  • APB: 'all points bulletin', message to all police
...where the mutilated bodies of two paranormal website operators...
  • to mutilate :to damage something seriously, especially by removing part of it
The police are not saying if they have any leads
  • lead: information 'leading' to the criminal
...or even why these brutal murders occurred.
  • brutal: extremely violent
One of those. I took it from my dad's stash.
  • stash: {idiom} to put something in a safe or secret place, usually so that you can use it later
- Big-ass linebackers?
  • linebacker: player in American football, usually big and very fast
Your stunt with the car is already on YouTube.
  • stunt: something dangerous or stupid that you do, often to impress someone
- Are you game?
  • 'Are you game?': {idiom} Do you want to play? do this? participate?
There's a tunnel under the school that leads to the stadium.
  • tunnel: an underground passage
- Sam, focus.
  • to focus: to concentrate, to think clearly on one thing
- Yeah, he's a chimera.
  • chimera: a frightening imaginary creature in old stories. It has a lion’s head, a goat’s body, a long tail, and it breathes fire.
Henri warned me that we only fall for one person.
  • to fall for (someone): to be in love with (someone)

2011 - I Am Number Four - PDF download

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Nike: Returning to Running

originally posted May 1, 2009 by Coach Jay

Hi Jay, First of all, thanks for taking time to answer my question. I haven’t run in about 20 years and would like to start. I weight train 4 or 5 days a week and do about 45 minutes on the elliptical at the gym. I’m in pretty good shape, but I can seem to get going, running-wise. I used to run 5k’s about 25 years ago and really enjoyed the races. How can I get started and how long should I wait to run a race? Thanks again. Rodney

Rodney -
I'm going to use an example that may seem cliché, yet as the father of a 7 month old I see it every day; "Crawl before your walk; walk before you run." Basically, that's it; don't be afraid to walk as part of your running training, primarily because of your age and the fact that as a coach and a competitive person you're apt to do too much, too soon.

You can start with a three day cycle:

Day 1: Run easy for 15 minutes, then 15 minutes of brisk walking followed immediately by 15 minutes of general strength work.

Day 2: 30 minutes of running (a cycle of 2 minutes of running, followed by 1 minute of brisk walking), then 15 minutes of general strength.

Day 3: 30 minutes of brisk walking followed by 10 minutes of easy/light general strength.

You can do this cycle twice in the first week, taking the seventh day off. The key is to keep this type of training as your running training until it feels ridiculously easy. Why? Because you ran in the past, then your heart and lungs will likely adapt before your bones, tendons and ligaments adapt, or, as my good friend and mentor Mike Smith likes to say, "Metabolic changes occur quicker than structural changes." After 8-10 weeks, you can likely move to 4-5 days a week of running, with one long walk per week.

I hope this helps Rodney and when in doubt, walk!

*Coach Jay’s advice is provided as general training information. Use at your own risk. Always consult with your own heath care provider for questions relating to your specific training and nutrition.

Coach Jay coaches athletes at RunnersCoach.com and blogs at CoachJayJohnson.com. And don't forget, if you have training question for Coach Jay, email him here: coachjay@nike.com.

Monday, June 13, 2011

MV: Ghost

1990 - Ghost

Sam and Molly are a very happy couple and deeply in love. Walking back to their new apartment after a night out at the theater, they encounter a thief in a dark alley, and Sam is murdered. He finds himself trapped as a ghost and realizes that his death was no accident. He must warn Molly about the danger that she is in. But as a ghost he can not be seen or heard by the living, and so he tries to communicate with Molly through Oda Mae Brown, a psychic who didn't even realize that her powers were real.

Carl, you're obsessed.
  • obsessed: to think and talk about someone or something too much
Pitching these Japanese guys makes me so nervous.
  • to pitch: to talk about or describe (something) in a favorable way so that people will want to buy it, accept it, etc.
...my Swedish pompom girl joke, you know.
  • pompom : a large collection of plastic strings attached to a handle that is waved by cheerleaders
He said it was contagious,
  • contagious: having a sickness that can be passed to someone else by touching
Discretion, right?
  • discretion: the quality of being careful about what you do and say so that people will not be embarrassed or offended : the quality of being discreet
  • ditto: used in speech to show you agree with what someone has just said or have the same opinion
Besides, you lead a charmed life.
  • charmed: very lucky : having good luck
A glitch. What's up?
  • glitch: an unexpected and usually minor problem
It's like a vendetta now.
  • vendetta: a series of acts done by someone over a long period of time to cause harm to a disliked person or group
I was spellbound the whole time.
  • spellbound: giving all of your attention and interest to something or someone
Quit being so blase about this.
  • blase: (blasé) having or showing a lack of excitement or interest in something especially because it is very familiar
It's a whole new ball of wax.
  • ball of wax: {idiom}(whole ball of wax, whole shooting match) the whole matter or affair
He's a goner.
  • goner: someone or something that is going to die or that can no longer be used
the buoyancy of spirit.
  • buoyancy: the ability of someone or something to continue to be happy, strong, etc., through difficult times
Buenos dias.
  • buenos dias: [Spanish] Good day, hello
Way to go. Milk her for every penny.
  • to milk (someone) : to use (something or someone) in a way that helps you unfairly
The spirits are churning.
  • to churn: to experience a lot of confused activity
What a crock of shit.
  • crock of shit: {slang, vulgar}false information.
...both had the gift.
  • gift: a special ability
...that the spirit gets yanked out so quick...
  • to yank: to quickly or suddenly remove (something or someone)
Would you stop rambling?
  • to ramble: when talking to go from one subject to another without any clear purpose or direction
You're making me dizzy.
  • dizzy: feeling that you are turning around in circles and are going to fall even though you are standing still
I know this seems absurd, but it had to be real.
  • absurd: extremely silly, foolish, or unreasonable : completely ridiculous
This is getting deranged.
  • deranged: unable to think or act in a normal or logical way especially because of severe mental illness : crazy or insane
We're off the deep end.
  • to be off the deep end: to go crazy, such as by behaving foolishly or by becoming very angry or upset.
...swallow this crap. I mean...
  • to swallow this crap: to accept or believe (something)
...has been communing with the dead?
  • to commune: to communicate with someone or something in a very personal or spiritual way
Why not tell them you only launder money
  • to launder money: to put (money that you got by doing something illegal) into a business or bank account in order to hide where it really came from
...and I want to cringe.
  • to cringe: to feel disgust or embarrassment and often to show this feeling by a movement of your face or body
  • forgery: the crime of falsely making or copying a document in order to deceive people
Baton Rouge, arrested for fraud.
  • fraud: the crime of using dishonest methods to take something valuable from another person
Numbers racketeering,
  • numbers: a gambling game in which people bet on which numbers will be chosen each day
  • racketeering: the act or crime of making money through illegal activities
...served 10 months, 1974.
  • to serve: to be in prison for or during (a period of time)
A lot of times they read the obits.
  • obits: [short name] obituary: an article in a newspaper about the life of someone who has died recently
They're grieving...
  • to grieve: to cause (someone) to feel sad or unhappy, especially after a death
...they're vulnerable...
  • to be vulnerable: easily hurt or harmed physically, mentally, or emotionally
A ripoff artist, huh?
  • ripoff artist: someone who sells something that is too expensive or something that is not worth its price
You're fantastically gorgeous.
  • gorgeous: very beautiful or attractive
Life turns on a dime.
  • turns on a dime: {idiom} to change direction very quickly
Oh, I'd give anything for a drag.
  • drag: the act of breathing in smoke from a cigarette, cigar, pipe, etc.
Who are you? Why are you hounding me?
  • to hound (someone): to chase or bother (someone or something) in a constant or determined way
...you'll probably rouse him.
  • to rouse: to wake (someone) from sleep
I got spooks from Jersey coming in here.
  • 1. spooks: ghosts, spirits
Oh, chill out. Chill out.
  • to chill out: {slang} to calm down. to relax
Jumping into bodies wipes you out.
  • to wipe {someone} out: to exhaust or debilitate someone
Don't embellish.
  • to embellish: to make (something) more appealing or attractive
Quit poking me!
  • to poke (someone): to push your finger or something thin or pointed into or at someone or something
Good old Randy. Got a good old head on his shoulders.
  • good head on (someone's) shoulders: to have common sense; to be sensible and intelligent.
It's very, very lucrative.
  • lucrative: producing money or wealth
It's blood money. I was killed for this money.
  • blood money: Money gained at the cost of another's life or livelihood.
Now, endorse the check.
  • to endorse: to write your name on the back of (a check)
Sure, they snuffed him.
  • to snuff (someone): to kill (someone)
That dude is dead.
  • dude: {slang} guy
She's a con artist.
  • con artist: a person who tricks other people in order to get their money

1990 - Ghost - PDF download

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

MV: Tron Legacy

2010 - Tron Legacy

Sam Flynn, a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn, a man once known as the world's leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn's Arcade -- a signal that could only come from his father-- he finds himself pulled into a digital world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra, father and son embark on a life-or-death journey across a cyber universe -- a universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape.

A digital frontier.
  • frontier: the limits of what is known about something
I tried to picture clusters of information
  • cluster: a group of things or people that are close together
Were the circuits like freeways?
  • freeway: highway
It was so radical.
  • radical: {slang from 1960s} very appealing or good
Something extraordinary.
  • extraordinary: very unusual : very different from what is normal or ordinary
Hey, what do you say tomorrow you and I hit the arcade?
  • arcade: a place with many games that can be played by putting coins in them
You can have a crack at the old man's high score.
  • crack: {slang from 1960s} try, an attempt, an opportunity
Can we play doubles? On the same team?
  • doubles: two players on the same team of two
Good evening. Our lead story.
  • lead story: a news story of major importance
as the company skyrocketed to the top of the tech industry.
  • to skyrocket: to increase quickly to a very high level or amount
Even Flynn's most ardent supporters
  • ardent: having or showing very strong feelings
And while Flynn's loyalists hope for his imminent return
  • imminent: happening very soon
now in the care of his grandparents, and heir to an empire in turmoil.
  • turmoil: a state of confusion or disorder
At midnight the 12th version of our flagship operating system
  • flagship: the best, largest, or most important one of a group of things
  • Freeze!: Stop! Don't move!
Just bear with us one sec.
  • to bear with: to be patient with (someone)
  • sec: {slang} second
Why don't we give them a chance to sort things out?
  • to sort things out: to understand or find (something) by thinking
...when I was 12, I appreciated the surrogate-father thing. But come on.
  • surrogate: a person that takes the place or performs the duties of someone or else
the annual prank on the company.
  • prank: a trick that is done to someone usually as a joke
He's either dead or chilling in Costa Rica.
  • to chill: {slang} to relax
Let's just reconvene in another couple of years, huh? What do you say?
  • reconvene: to meet again
This program has no disk. Another stray.
  • stray: something (like a dog or cat) that is lost or has no home
  • to rectify: to correct (something that is wrong)
Security sweeps and patrols
  • sweeps: a search for something over a large area
...have been intensified. Rectifier on schedule.
  • to intensify: to become stronger or more extreme
Your initiative should be fully operational within 12 cycles.
  • initiative: the power or opportunity to do something before others do
  • operation: able to be used
But things changed in 1985 with the untimely death of Flynn's wife
  • untimely: happening or done sooner than you expect : occurring before the proper or right time
Combatant 3, violation.
  • violation: the act of doing something that is not allowed by a law or rule
There were these disk battles fought in spectacular arenas.
  • spectacular: causing wonder and admiration : very impressive
  • arena: a building for sports and other forms of entertainment that has a large central area surrounded by seats
Not in the cards.
  • not in the cards: not in the plan
We do indeed have in our midst
  • midst: used to say that someone is among the people in a group
Their vehicles can't go off Grid. They'll malfunction on this terrain.
  • vehicle: a machine that is used to carry people or goods from one place to another
  • malfunction: to fail to function or work properly
  • terrain: land of a particular kind
Vintage. Flynn built it many cycles ago for the games.
  • vintage: used to describe something that is not new but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design
We were jamming, man, building utopia.
  • jamming: {slang from 1960s} going well.
Profoundly naive.
  • profound: absolute or complete, very great
  • naive: having or showing a lack of experience or knowledge : innocent or simple
It was a coup.
  • coup: [coup d'état] a sudden attempt by a small group of people to take over the government usually through violence
- He killed them all? - It was genocide.
  • genocide: the deliberate killing of people who belong to a particular racial, political, or cultural group
It uses massive power and it can't stay open forever.
  • massive: very large
Sir, the sentries downtown have recovered Flynn's light cycle.
  • sentry: a soldier who guards a door, gate, etc
We've traced it to its point of origin.
  • to trace: to follow (something) back to its cause, beginning, or origin : to find out where something came from
  • origin: the point or place where something begins or is created : the source or cause of something
Of all the innumerable possibilities, he has to walk into mine.
  • innumerable: too many to be counted : very many
Perhaps we should retire to my private lounge.
  • lounge: a room with comfortable furniture for relaxing
We'll have to change your attire
  • attire: clothing
...and you'll need a forged disk. Not easy these days.
  • to forge: to make or copy (something, such as a document or signature) falsely in order to deceive someone
Let's split, man.
  • to split: {slang from 1960s} to leave, to go
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!
  • whoa: {slang} stop
I presume, Your Excellency, they perished in the elevator.
  • to presume: to think that (something) is true without knowing that it is true
  • to perish: to die or be killed
He's me. I screwed it up.
  • to screw up: {slang} to make a mistake : to do something incorrectly
- Yeah, well, Im fixing her up. - You busted my bike?
  • to bust: {slang} to break
I've heard the chatter
  • chatter: talk (n)
I realize that our alliance is,
  • alliance: a union between people, groups, countries, etc. : a relationship in which people agree to work together
A sympathetic program smuggled me out of the city.
  • sympathetic: feeling or showing concern about someone who is in a bad situation
  • to smuggle: to take or bring (something) secretly
You'll have to excuse me. You arrived just as I was preparing a little toast.
  • toast: an occurrence in which words are said that honor someone, express good wishes, etc., and people take a drink to show that they agree with what has been said
We have created a vast, complex system. We've maintained it.
  • vast: very great in size, amount, or extent
rid it of the false deity who sought to enslave us.
  • to rid: to no longer have or be affected or bothered by (someone or something that is unwanted or annoying)
  • deity: a god or goddess
He's gaining on us!
  • to gain: to come nearer to (someone or something that is ahead of you in a race or competition)

2010 - Tron Legacy - PDF download

Past Movie word lists:

2011 - No Strings Attached
2001 - The Princess Diaries
2010 - Burlesque
2010 - Life As We Know It
2010 - Tangled
2008 - Kung Fu Panda
2010 - Letters to Juliet
2010 - Salt
2010 - Remember Me
2005 - Imagine Me and You
2005 - Mr and Mrs Smith
2008 - Yes Man
1943 - Casablanca
1998 - Shakespeare in Love
2002 - Ice Age
2009 - 17 Again
2009 - Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince
2009 - The Proposal
2009 - Up

NEWS: Ulaanbaatar Marathon

Over 300 Athletes and Amateurs participate in the Ulaanbaatar Marathon
Written by Oyundari - Tuesday, June 07, 2011 by UBPost

The second annual international marathon competition called “Ulaanbaatar Marathon” was held on June 4th, jointly with the administration of Ulaanbaatar city, the Mongolian Olympic Committee, Mongolian Athletics Federation and Ar Mongol Travel Group, one of leading tour operators of Mongolia.

The marathon started at 7.00am from Central Square and was organized in 4 categories: 1.5 kilometers, 5 km, 21 km or half marathon, 42 km and 195 km or classic marathon.

The first place of classic marathon of men was won by the international honored master B.Ser-Od, who is won for the second time, and received MNT 1 million monetary prizes. L.Otgonbayar won the international honored master in the women marathon.

The marathon was organized by Mongolian and international experts. The course was measured in accordance with IAAF guidelines.

The competition was attended by over 300 athletes and amateurs aged from 7 to 70 years old and included 100 marathoners from Germany, England, USA, Japan and China as well as disabled people.

The marathon was not restricted to running, but also colorful and festive events accompanied by cultural performances associated with the history of Great Genghis khan’s Mongolia, Mini-Naadam festival and Mongolian Noodle party.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Nike: Training Terms

originally posted May 1, 2009 by Coach Jay

Hi Jay, I've been running a while, but I am new at the technical side of it. What does your terminology mean? Are "threshold workouts" something like "interval cardio" or is that "a fartlek run?" I assume "race pace" is a steady pace. Is there somewhere I can go to find the terminology? Thanks, Beth

Beth -
Great question, though I'm going to put the majority of the work on you in my answer. I've been doing this Q&A for almost a year and if you can find the time, start going backwards through the responses as there are explanations of most of these terms, though I do not use the term "interval cardio" when discussing training.

Fartlek is a Sweedish term that simply means "speed play" and a fartlek workout is, in my mind, an elemental part of training, yet it takes several months to master. The simplest fartlek would be to put in 4 or 5 one minute segments where you run at a "comfortably hard" effort, taking as much time to run easy between those minute segments. Eventually you will make the "off" or "rest" interval more intense, yet you're likely a few months away from that.

The threshold run is different from the fartlek run because you don't change pace during the threshold segment, but rather maintain a "comfortably hard" pace for 10, 15 or even 20 minutes. You should start with a 10 minute warm-up (i.e. easy running) then try just 5 minutes at a "comfortably hard" pace, followed by 10-15 minutes of easy running as the cool down.

Finally, race pace is something that will change every year as it's the pace you can run for a given distance. I'm embarrassed to say that my current 5k race pace is likely a minute slower than it was just 10 short years ago, yet that's one the of the truths of running: "use it or loose it." You should run a 5k in the near future to get your 5k race pace as most training programs use this pace as part of a longer training plan.

I hope these help, and if you have time the time, dig through the previous Q&As for other examples.

*Coach Jay’s advice is provided as general training information. Use at your own risk. Always consult with your own heath care provider for questions relating to your specific training and nutrition.

Coach Jay coaches athletes at RunnersCoach.com and blogs at CoachJayJohnson.com. And don't forget, if you have training question for Coach Jay, email him here: coachjay@nike.com.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Anglihel.com goes Mobile

Now, Anglihel.com is easily viewed on your mobile! Here's what it looks like now, if you go there with an iPhone:
Yippie. One of the most difficult things about using the iPod Touch to surf the web, is that 99% of the web is not ready for mobile devices. What you see is the whole web page in miniature. Sure, you can zoom in and pan left-right-up-down. But, oh what a pain. Even Apple.com's website is not mobile-friendly.

But you gotta' hand it to the guys over at Google because now they have an option where you can 'enable' mobile templates for your blog. Right now, that's all you can do - you can't change the template or even edit it - but at least my blog is now easy to view on a mobile device.

Hopefully, in the near future, there will be a way to edit, change and modify the template to improve it's overall look and readability. But for now, I'm happy to be on the cutting edge. Yeah!!!