Classic Sitcoms Whose Characters Had To Judge a Beauty Contest

Classic Sitcoms Whose Characters Had To Judge a Beauty ContestThere have been many common themes in episodes from sitcoms over the past five decades, including the appearance of a look-alike for one of the characters. “The Brady Bunch” employed the technique several times, the first being when Peter (Christopher Knight) meets his exact double at school. Later in the series, the double of housekeeper Alice (Ann B. Davis) appears in the form of her military-obsessed cousin.

On “Gilligan’s Island alone, different episodes featured a double for Gilligan (Bob Denver), another for Ginger (Tina Louise) and still another for Thurston Howell III (Jim Backus).

That series also relied on another overused plot scenario, when the castaways decided to have a beauty contest. Gilligan had the unenviable duty of choosing the winner, which ended up being neither Ginger nor Mary Ann nor Mrs. Howell.

Here are seven other classic sitcoms that have placed a main character as the judge of a beauty pageant in at least one episode.

“McHale’s Navy”

The title character (Ernest Borgnine) and the favorite

Science Proven Benefits Of Listening To Music

Science Proven Benefits Of Listening To MusicYou will certainly be in great company if you love listening to music. Various studies have shown that this will help improve your mental well-being as well as boost your physical health in astonishing and surprising ways. In fact, it has been said that musical training can help increase one’s IQ and even keep your memory sharp in old age.

Great Health Benefits Of Music

Makes you happy – If you listen to the music you like, your brain will release the “feel-good” neurotransmitter. In turn, this will cause you to feel emotions such as excitement, joy, and happiness. So if you need an emotional boost, consider listening to your favourite tunes for about 15 minutes.

Boost your running performance – It was discovered that runners who constantly listen to music, most especially the fast or slow motivational ones, have completed the first 800 meters of their run faster as compared to those who listened to calm music or those who don’t listen to music. So if you want to take your

Tips on How to Model

Tips on How to ModelWe always see advertisements and commercial ads almost everywhere – on television, magazines, billboards, newspapers and even online. Sometimes, we dream of picturing ourselves as a model superstar or a famous commercial model. Imagine all the perks you can get – big compensation, loads of freebies, an opportunity to travel, go to elite events and have the power to influence people. All these you can have when you become a successful model enjoying and loving the modeling industry. It is truly a big dream for most of us especially for girls who are dying to look perfect to get a chance in life to have a modeling career.

This dream is possible enough to reach if you have high self-esteem, well driven motivation and discipline. The modeling career is a highly competitive field. To help you prepare and be equipped to the exciting world of modeling, here are some advices and tips for you on how to become a model.

Choose an appropriate model category suitable for your body type and personality. The model

Their Own Style of Comedy

If you take a look at the list of movies and TV shows releasing in the United States, and the ones that succeed, you will find that comedy dominates the list. People love to laugh, and as the world becomes more and more troubled – with global warming, terrorism, and crime on the rise – there is an ever-increasing need for films that distract people from these issues. Or help them deal with these issues in a way that does not send them crying with despair.

As the country has a large African American population, the number of movies catering to them, is also quite high. While there are a few dramatic and romantic movies in this space, a large number of them are comedy movies. And the actors who star in these movies are hugely popular and iconic figures in their own right. Think of Eddie Murphy who was fantastic in the Nutty Professor films, Norbit, and Beverly Hills Cop series. There is Queen Latifah who is almost equally popular for her comic timing and style. She has been in the Ice Age films, as the voice of Ellie, she has her own talk show,

How to Move Up in the Workplace Via The Office Characters


Moving up in the workplace is essential in the business field. The great thing about The Office is that even though it is a humorous hit television series, they apply real business concepts and situations within the show. Analyzing through the seasons, we find that certain characters use different strategies in order to proceed in higher rankings within the company of Dunder Mifflin. This article will introduce some ways that a few characters got promoted and moved to higher positions.

The Ryan Howard Technique

Ryan Howard started off hired as just a temp (temporary employee). Although it was not expected for Ryan to be a permanent employee, he got a hold of the company’s culture and was able to adapt into his position. When Ryan’s sales continued to increase, he was then hired on as a sales representative. Corporate saw much potential in this young sales rep and continued to observe how his new position increased the company’s sales. Corporate was even so pleased, that they promoted him to join the corporate workforce as vice-president of sales. Unfortunately, Ryan began using different drugs which distracted him from doing his job. He was later

The New Huntsman Movie Is Here

Hollywood filmmakers are always trying to experiment with different kinds of films. Last year, Hollywood movie buffs were treated with a wonderful fantasy film, Ex Machina. The movie, which featured Domhnall Gleeson and Alicia Vikander, dealt with the relationship between a human being and an AI. The film was something that was never seen before and people loved it. While some filmmakers make movies on newer subjects, the rest rely on the age old formulas. One of the most common trends in Hollywood is sequels. If a film is a hit, the makers always try to make the second part of it. And if that works too, then you can expect it to turn into a franchise. The only downside of sequels or franchises is that very few of them manage to retain the charm that the original film had. Even die-hard fans of the Fast and the Furious series are slowly losing interest in the franchise.

While making instalments in a franchise, makers sometimes opt for prequels too. They show the backstory of the characters and how it all started. One of the upcoming adventure movies, too, is the second instalment of a series. Titled

Fifteen Hit Songs With One Word Titles Ending With the Letter O

A category on an episode of Weekend Jeopardy from Saturday, April 22 centered on words that ended with the letter O. I cannot recollect exactly how I fared on those particular answers, mainly because I was thinking of a somewhat related topic.

My mind spent the rest of that game coming up with one word song titles that end with the letter O. Here are the fifteen most popular ones I ended up with.

“Bracero” by Phil Ochs

This paean to the Latin American migrant workers showcases the folk singer’s ability to point out social injustices in addition to the wars he so despised.

“Ohio” by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Neil Young wrote this classic not long after four students wee gunned down by the National Guard at Kent State University.

“Chicago” by Crosby, Stills, and Nash

This anthem is another anti-war song from the late sixties.

“Hello” by Lionel Richie

The video concept for the song seems a little dated now thirty years later, but the ex-Commodore certainly proved he could make enjoyable singles as a solo artist.

“Hostage-O” by Warren Zevon

The artist

Video of The Nashville Celebration Should Be Broadcast On Kristofferson’s Eightieth Birthday

It has been one month since the historical celebration to honor one of the greatest songwriters in the history of modern music, yet there still has been no word on when the public will get to see it. Some of us have been hoping it will be within the next two months, just in time for the artist’s eightieth birthday.

The event, which was held at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on March 16, was called “The Life and Songs of Kris Kristofferson” and featured some of country music’s biggest stars. They all paid tribute to Kristofferson, whose musical talent has been too often underrated.

Barbra Streisand, who shared the lead with him in the Academy Award winning film “A Star Is Born”, called Kristofferson the perfect mix of brawn and brains. The first of the two qualities helped him land starring roles in other films as well, from “Heaven’s Gate” to “Convoy.”

It was his brain, however, that helped make the Rhodes Scholar a great songwriter. Kristofferson penned classic hit singles for legends from several different music genre, including country, folk, easy listening and rock. Johnny Cash and Janis Joplin are just two of the

Songs About Fictional Actresses

Baby Boomers have celebrated anniversaries of their favorite sitcoms, often spending hundreds of dollars on DVD collections and memorabilia. Now, many of the series can be found on the web on sites such as Hulu, Vudu and Crackle.

Some of the classics, like MASH or All in the Family or Happy Days, deserve all the love they continue to receive from Boomers. Other shows leave me wondering how they endure in the hearts of my generation.

Conversely, there are enjoyable sitcoms that for some reason have been forgotten by all but a few of us enthusiasts. One of these underrated series will celebrate its fiftieth birthday in a few months.

That Girl, starring Marlo Thomas, first aired in 1966. The show was ahead of its time in a way, because of its feminist situation.

Thomas played Ann Marie, an aspiring actress who lived alone in New York. Not only was she the first female character to live independently, but Ann Marie was also the first fictional actress to be the center of a series.

Even today, few shows feature characters who aspire to the stage. Kelly Bundy from Married With Children, who

Tips on Weathering Your Model Truck

Imagine having just finished putting together your newest model truck. A beautiful forties model truck it looks great and was fun assembling but something doesn’t feel right about it. With it looking cherry just like it rolled off the assembly line it seems quite out of place. You have thought about it and decided that you really want to make it look as if it has been sitting in a field somewhere as cows have grazed around it. Is this level of realism really within reach? Well, either you could drop it in the middle of a cow pasture somewhere and see how it does or you can weather it yourself. Think about which one would be easier.

If you want to attempt weathering your truck you will be in for a nice surprise. It is rather easy to do and requires very little in the way of time or supplies. You will only need a selection of earth tone paints, some water, and a paintbrush or two. The first thing you will need to do is to paint your model truck. Make sure not to give it a thorough coating. You will want to miss

Tips on Building Information Modeling

Building Information Modeling services offer the solutions to your construction requirements with the help of three-dimensional, dynamic building modeling software tools that improvise the productivity in the various building designs. It is a combination of Architectural, MEP, and electrical drafting solutions. BIM is all about delivering better and efficient products to your customers in less time, and generates 3D Model encompassing geometric and geographic information of the buildings.

BIM allows engineers to use various web-based tools such as AutoCad, Tekla, Revit, which help you to get the better estimations of the engineering drawings, so you have the scope of designing eco-friendly products for the end user.

If you are an engineer, and want to deliver Cad conversion services or implement Business Information Modeling for your clients, then the following tips would help you to deliver quality work to your various clients:

Pilot Projects: Running pilot projects can help you to determine the success or failure of any respective project, as they also provide you to gain the valuable experience of working with the early technology implementers.

Full Scale Requirement: It is better to generate full-scale requirements before implementation of any project, which provides

Tips to Succeed in Modeling Auditions

If you are an aspiring model and looking for the perfect platform to exhibit your talents then you need to equip yourself with the right attitude and some strategies that will easily get you through the modeling auditions. Getting noticed among a large crowd of models who take part in auditions is not an easy job. You need to have the extra factor that will make you stand out from the rest. When you take part in the top model auditions the following tips may prove to be a great motivator to put in your best in front of the judges.

First and foremost thing is that you must have a never say die attitude to become successful in this highly competitive industry. Attend as many auditions as possible and keep track of the comments that are given out by the judging panel. Every comment is it negative or positive is sure to mould you into a perfect model. You travel towards success begins with the auditions and it’s not necessary that you must be selected on the first attempt itself. Be aware of the various modeling auditions that are taking place in your locality and

5 Tips on Choosing Baby Modelling Agencies

When you are choosing between baby modelling agencies some of them might look more impressive and better suited for your baby. Follow these tips to ensure that you find the agency best suited for your baby.

1) Go to the agency in person. It is easy to sign up with an agency online, but also extremely dangerous as you will not know what exactly you are letting yourself and your bundle of giggles into. Visiting the agency at their office has a multi-functional purpose, you will be able to meet all the people involved and introduce them to your little super star, and you will also be able to gauge the ambience and get a feel of the agency. Mothers with young children are often in safety mode and your instinct s will tell you a lot about the baby modelling agencies you visit.

2) Look at more than one option. There is a lot of modelling agencies to choose from. It will be a wise idea to consider more than one option. By reviewing all that there is on offer you will be able to pick the best agency for your baby. An informed

6 Quick Tips For the Railroad Modeller

For the Railroad Modeller life can be very frustrating at times. Electric Model trains, track, rolling stock, scenery; everything can go wrong and look wrong. The reason is simple; everything is in miniature therefore the problems are in miniature and often you need a magnifying glass to see what they are. Here are some tips to solve common problems that seem so obvious when they are exposed like this.

1. Quick Locomotive Tip: We have contact.

Because the current is collected by the metal wheels of the locomotive they have to be spotlessly clean. It is perfectly possible for your Models to stall through the lack of power.

Dirt does build up unseen over a period, which means that the contact could be lost with the rails. There is only a very tiny contact point where the rail meets the wheel and it has to be kept spotless. The point where the wheels meet the rail is tiny so must be kept clean at all times. Dirt, debris and
dust can easily obstruct the locomotive wheel-to-rail contact causing the train to stall or jerk. Remember, plastic wheels don’t conduct electricity so don’t make the

Tips for Success Male Modeling

So, you want to be a male model? You think you’ve got the looks, the drive, and the gumption to make it in the male modeling business? The fact is, you’re delving into a career that will weed out the weak and the unprepared. It’s like any other field in the entertainment industry: Many will try, but few will make it.

Did I scare you? Don’t fret-there are steps you can take to level the playing field. Here are some tips that might help you.

The first thing you need to know is that the three biggest factors in the success of your male modeling career are location, location, and location. Many of you are living in small or medium-sized towns now, and there’s a lot to be said for small-town values. You probably enjoy the convenience of having your family and friends close by. You might feel great being a big fish in a small pond; heck, you might fancy yourself the most handsome, fashionable dude in the entire city right now.

The problem is, that small pond will prevent you from being the best male model you can be. It’s time to

Beginner Tips For Building Scale Models

Tip #1:  Know your scales!

There are a lot of different sized models to build, and because I mostly choose to build ship models, I have two standard sizes to choose from the various kits on the market.  One is the 1:350 scale and the other is the 1:700 scale.  The major difference in these is size, and for those who have unlimited room to display their work, the 1:350 scale works great, and the parts are obviously much larger to work with than the 1:700 scale.  However, sometimes room is the primary consideration, and then the 1:700 scale works well.  With model car, plane and train kits, their scales are entirely different, although I haven’t pursued building these models yet.

Tip #2:  Model your interests

I choose a kit personally based on my interests rather than any other consideration.  I’m a big WWII buff, and thus, my ship building is all in that era of warship history.  One of my recent model ships was the USS Arizona.  If you’re unfamiliar with the ship’s history,  she was sunk by the Japanese in Pearl Harbor on December 7 with the crew being lost and permanently entombed

Ancient Spring Rituals Involving Music and Rhythm

Yes, the ancient Spring rituals probably included chanting, drumming, dancing/movement. Many anthropologists and ethnomusicologists believe that early humans’ attempts at what we now call music, came from their attempts to imitate the sounds of nature. The wind through the pines and the palms, the waves lapping the shore, the babbling brooks, and the gentle rain. Then there are the beautiful bird songs, the crickets chirping, and all of the cicadas.

Recently, I’ve been marvelling once again about the glorious beauty of Spring, and how a few little bulbs can keep coming up year after year after year! The flowers and trees in Louisville, KY have truly outdone themselves this year and every time I step outside my home, my breath is taken away by the beauty of the white Bradford pear trees, the golden forsythia, and the gorgeous tulips and daffodils. I’m assuming that these plants have been popping up for hundreds, if not thousands, of years, but did you know that music, singing, dancing, and rhythm have also been an integral part of Spring festivities?

For thousands of years, people have celebrated the return of Spring. After hard and cruel winters, in ancient times,

A Rainbow of Book Club Personalities

“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.” Abraham Lincoln

There are many types of book club friends. Different book personalities (and I mean book personalities not daily personas) that make a book club so entertaining and thought provoking. Every book friend brings an interesting spin at discussion time. Some personalities are down right funny and others take some time to adjust to. Even with the ‘rainbow’ of reading personalities let this be your pledge,”We will always be good listeners, non-interrupters, respectful of comments, and finally, embrace our book natures”. If you follow that oath you will find at the end of the rainbow ‘reading as a group’ pot of gold.

Classifying the book type:

The Classic Austen: Prefers to read only novels from the 1800’s

The Flower Child: Wants to change the world in their reading and picks books that, well, will change the world

The Debbie Downer: Likes novels with no HEA (happy ever after)

The Fighter: Will fight to the end to get their book choice picked

The One Hit Wonder: Only loves one or two authors and

How to Become a Model

When you are first starting out, you will face a very intense competition. It is about how to keep up with others, how to keep up the pace, and most importantly and I cannot stress this enough, is how you have to be different from others, in a good way. If you are outstanding and unique, chances are, you are more likely to be chosen for projects. So the following are some pointers as to how you can become a model, hopefully a versatile one.

1) Keeping fit and staying in good shape

You cannot always eat what you want to eat; you need to ponder about your diet to make sure you stay in shape. A few pounds heavier could shun off potential projects and that is the last thing you want. Modeling agencies and their clients look for models who are fit and in shape, so that they will be suitable to appeal to the big crowd. Moreover, keeping fit and maintaining a good shape will increase your versatility in landing projects. You could be on a fashion runway, sporting commercial and even projects which involve promoting healthy lifestyle; this is why it

How To Get Scouted By a Modeling Agency

Do you aspire to be the next Miranda Kerr, Kate Moss or Karlie Kloss? Do you want to get basked in limelight and the blinding flashes from cameras? Do you want to get dressed by the top-notch designers in the world and travel around the globe for the hottest fashion shows? Do you want to star in commercials and print advertisements? If yes, you are looking at the exact article to help you with that. Getting discovered will take time and energy, but make sure you do not give up on yourself. The following are some pointers on how you can get scouted by a modeling agency.

1) It is not all about height

You might be surprised, but really, it is not all about height. Ever heard of Kate Moss? Yes, she is not the tallest as she stands at only 1.7m or 5 foot 7. Yet, she is one of the most successful models out in the fashion modeling world, given that everyone around her is at least 1.75m and above in height. So the point is, just be confident of who you are. Stand straight and stand tall, and trust me, you