Disney Princesses are not Motherless because of Disney Family Tragedy

There are a ton of stories popping up on the internet today saying that Disney Princesses do not have mothers because Walt Disney felt responsible for his mother’s death.  The story goes that Disney purchased a house for his mother and father and had the repair work done by people from his studio.  When his mother and father moved in the furnace was not repaired properly and the housekeeper found them the next morning victims of air poisoning from the faulty furnace.  The housekeeper managed to get both his mother and father outside but only his father was able to be revived.

While this accident truly did occur its false to think this is the reason so many Disney Princesses do not have mothers.  The true answer can be found on Snopes.com

"Although analyzing the motivations underlying artists' production of creative works is an inherently subjective process, we'd have to say that the weight of evidence indicates such a theory is merely a product of :

  • The pattern of "motherless" Disney films was established well before the death of Flora Disney in 1938: Snow White had been completed and released, and Bambi and Pinocchio were already in production. In the Disney movie versions, Snow White's parents were not in evidence (the prologue stated that she was in the care of her "vain and wicked stepmother," the Queen), Bambi's mother was killed by a hunter early on in the film, and Pinocchio was a marionette with no "parent" save for the (male) woodcutter who carved him.
  • The animated feature films produced by Disney during Walt's lifetime were not original creations which he deliberately fashioned to include characters without mothers; they were adaptations of traditional fairy tales and works of children's literature in which the "motherless child" aspect was already present.
  • Most of the traditional tales and children's literature available to Disney for adaptation into animated films involved young protagonists whose mothers (or parents) were dead, absent, or inattentive, or who had been left in the care of stepparents, relatives, or others who were jealous or resentful about having to raise someone else's offspring. This circumstance is prevalent in such works because it is the central dynamic that propels the plots of those kinds of stories: They are coming-of-age tales, and the absence of one or both parents forces the youthful main characters to venture into the larger world without parental guidance and protection (particularly of the maternal kind), to learn the lessons necessary to overcome adversity, and to succeed or fail on their own terms. In the storybook milieu, Bambi must acquire the skills required to survive in the forest and achieve maturity, Pinocchio must learn to allow his conscience to guide him in determining right from wrong rather than acting on selfish impulse, and Dumbo must come to accept that a confident belief in his abilities (not a magic talisman) is the key to his success — steps which those characters could not (or would not) take if they were still receiving the benefits maternal protection and care.

Simply put, the "motherless character" aspect of children's films is far from unique to Walt Disney's conscience — it's a long-established literary form that is a central feature of many non-Disneyfied works, everything from Charles Perrault's version of Cinderella to L. Frank Baum's Oz books to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. "



McDonald’s to sue Burger King for ‘racist’ black burger

It seems that it has become impossible for Burger King to keep them away from controversies; it's not even been two years when American singer Mary J. Blige slapped BK for a racist commercial featuring her, and they have yet again invited trouble for themselves by bringing back the Black Burger in Japan!

Ronald of McDonald's have claimed that the Black Burger has been launched in an attempt to promote racism against the whites and they're now planning to file a lawsuit against them for hurting their sentiments.



In another development, it has been learnt from our inside sources that McDonald's is contemplating to bring in White Burgers, with white buns, white chalk powder cheese and white sauce in a befitting response to the racial slur of the Black Burgers!

Meanwhile, the Indian right-wing parties, taking advantage of this situation, have proposed banning all fast-food joints in India, as these restaurants they believe are not in consonance with the traditional Indian values and culture. One of the party activists spoke to us, on condition of anonymity, and said; "Young boys and girls go there and have Burger and Pizza while holding hands in public. These restaurants promote promiscuity and obscenity, they should be banned." A khap leader from Haryana also jumped into the conversation and said, "Eating fast-food causes hormonal imbalance amongst the youngsters. It evokes an urge to hold hands and kiss in public areas, hence should be banned."

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The Nightmare On Elm Street Original Ending 1984

In a film about dreams, it seems appropriate that the original ending should have had Heather Lagenkamp waking up from the movie-long nightmare to discover that all the horrible murders she envisioned were just a dream (honey, see a therapist). The studio pointed out that this left no room from a sequel-so a few other endings were grafted together into the one we see on screen today. Which, as you may know, did allow for a few sequels.


Get Metal Gear Rising Revengeance - Xbox 360 on Amazon for $8.75

Amazon today has Metal Gear rising Revegeance for $8.75.  The game received a 4.3/5 star rating.

    
Product Overview

METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE takes the renowned METAL GEAR franchise into exciting new territory by focusing on delivering an all-new action experience unlike anything that has come before. Combining world-class development teams at Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames, METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE brings two of the world's most respected teams together with a common goal of providing players with a fresh synergetic experience that combines the best elements of pure action and epic storytelling, all within the expansive MG universe. The game introduces Raiden as the central character; a child soldier transformed into a half-man, half-machine cyborg ninja, equipped with a high-frequency katana blade and a soul fueled by revenge.

In the near future, cyborg technology has become commonplace throughout society. Three years have passed since the collapse of the Patriots system that had been secretly controlling the global power balance from the shadows. However, peace remains elusive. The dissemination of cybernetic technology has triggered instability and conflict as those who control the trade gain increasing power. Furthermore, large 'Private Military Companies', or PMC's, that had been supported and controlled by the Patriots have collapsed, spawning countless rogue entities with origins to larger criminal organizations. These renegade PMCs employing cyborg technology have become increasingly more disruptive shifting policy and power at will. As a member of the peace-keeping PMC 'Maverick Security', Raiden lives by the mantra of protecting and saving lives. But as the world plunges further into asymmetric warfare, the only path that leads him forward is rooted in resolving his past, and carving through anything that stands in his way.

Features

The latest METAL GEAR console experience featuring an all-new style of frenetic action gameplay and central character, Raiden, a cyborg ninja who uses his High Frequency katana blade to cut through any thing that stands in his vengeful path!
New game design, the birth of a new type of MG experience: Combining development powerhouses Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames together, METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE will offer a fast & fluid game style centered on katana-based combat within the METAL GEAR universe.
Advanced technology: Produced by a hybrid team of renowned developers, the in-game technology promises to push the boundaries of graphics, style and lightning-speed action gameplay.
'ZanDatsu' cut mechanic: Within the game world, players will be able to take advantage of what has been created- "an all-encompassing cutting plane in real time". Cut anything, anytime, anywhere.
Epic story in the vein of what MG is known and loved for: The game takes place after the events of METAL GEAR SOLID 4 where the world has fallen into chaos with cyborg crimes & terrorism running rampant in society. Delves into the continuing story of Raiden, a child-soldier turned cyborg ninja who's origins are connected to both METAL GEAR SOLID 2 and METAL GEAR SOLID 4.

You'll Never Guess Which Underrated Superhero Might Get His Own Movie

Several times during Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, particularly during the more heinously destructive sequences, it seemed like screenwriter David S. Goyer was more inspired by Rob Liefeld’s morally inept superhero Supreme than the Superman that everyone else grew up with. Snyder' flick made over $650 million, so it should surprise no one that Liefeld has been getting calls from Hollywood about securing the rights to his Supreme comic series. That is, unless your superpower is being surprised by everything. 

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Huge Tirade on The Undertaker Do you agree?

Undertaker is loved by many and hated by few but Cageside Seats has posted a article where one fan blasts the Undertaker with Venom and Vile.  Check it out and see what you think.

First off, I need to clarify that there will be two parts to this - the rational and the emotional. Because my venomous hatred for the professional wrestler known as The Undertaker has grown exponentially, I will explain my very logical reasons first and try not to lose my cool while doing so.

Mark Calaway in 1984 as the run-of-the-mill stiff big man in WCCW, the Texas promotion run by the Von Erich Family. His ginger red hair made it difficult to portray him in any kind of menacing fashion, but his size made him attractive to other promoters, including USWA (Jerry Jarrett's promotion) and WCW.
In the USWA, his gimmicks included the Master of Pain and the Punisher. He fell in matches to Jerry Lawler and Dutch Mantel, the man we know as Zeb Colter. If you saw Lawler wrestle in his prime, you can see how ridiculous this must have looked. Mantel was even more one-dimensional, like many of the competitors in the 1970s and 80s.

The NWA/WCW grabbed Calaway and dubbed him "Mean Mark" in early 1990. He competed mostly in tag teams with Dan Spivey and Scott Hall.

Vince McMahon, as has been the case for most of his career, loved size in the ring, so Calaway was a natural target for the company. Problems were that he couldn't do a promo to save his life. He was agile, but stiff in the ring, so they teamed him with Brother Love at first and then Paul Bearer, both doing all the talking for the silent, menacing character.

As is usually the case with McMahon's big men, he ascended to main event status almost immediately, without paying any kind of dues or learning the craft. Following along the lines of Big Boss Man, Akeem, King Kong Bundy, and Big John Studd, The Undertaker found himself in a program with Hulk Hogan, even winning the coveted WWF Championship. Why? God, by which I mean Vince McMahon, only knows.

While talented wrestlers such as Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels climbed the ladder, The Undertaker became this mystical gimmick by defeating the likes of a way past his prime Kamala and Giant Gonzales. It wasn't until one special superstar came along to define The Undertaker, that the masses began gravitate toward him in a strong way. That man was Mick Foley.

The Mankind character feuded with The Undertaker in a way that would be like your teddy bear feuding with you when you were six. The Undertaker tortured poor Mick Foley, who would take bump after ferocious bump just to help Taker get over. While Foley bled and broke himself for the sake of the fans and Taker, Taker usually walked out of these matches without a scratch. If he did bleed, it wasn't from the legit beating like Foley did, it was from blading himself.

Foley was a glorified jobber, filling a long-term Brooklyn Brawler-type role in his feud with Taker. What they needed was someone else to continue this same pattern. Along came Kane. Yes, Kane. Another patsy sacrificed for the career of The Undertaker. Kane's whole career is about playing second-fiddle to the so-called Dean Man. He wore a mask because of a fire The Undertaker started. He couldn't speak until it was convenient. He lost time after time to The Undertaker until they decided to pair the two. Kane was like The Undertaker's Ozzie Canseco or Billy Ripken. "Yeah, you are like a shittier version of me." In Taker's case, he was only favored because he came first, even though Kane was bigger, more agile, and for all we know, could carry a better promo... and I don't even 

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Roman Reigns as Bane

Roman Reigns as Bane, only Roman knows fewer moves