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Thu, 12 Jul 2018 03:00:15 +0000Instagram model bit while posing with sharks in Bahamas
Instagram models are known for doing some pretty amazing and sometimes dangerous things.
One recent trip to the Bahamas almost put one teen in big trouble when she decided to swim with sharks!
The 19 year old Miami nursing student said she was coerced by locals to pose with the group of nurse sharks and found it an opportunity to “connect with nature.”
All was well until while floating, one of them bit her on the wrist.
She immediately headed for the stairs to get out of the water, holding her bloody arm above her head to keep it out of the water, leery of riling up the sharks.
The Southern California native said doctors told her it could have been much worse. She was left with only a scar on her wrist.
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Wed, 11 Jul 2018 22:00:59 +0000Did your parents ever tell you not to play with your food? Thanks to Jell-O now you can!
Attempting to appeal to kids, Jell-O is now encouraging them to play with their food!
The 121-year-old food maker has launched new products called “Jell-O Play” aimed at kids ages 4 to 12.
They include molds for building blocks and cookie cutters to make animal shapes.
A spokesman for Jell-O says the brand is hoping to stimulate kids to unleash their creativity where eating becomes part of the play.
The recipe for the Jell-O creates a slightly firmer result.
The Jell-O brand is owned by Kraft Heinz, which has reportedly expressed interest in acquiring Campbell Soup.
“Jell-O Play” is available at participating Walmart stores and online.
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Wed, 11 Jul 2018 19:51:18 +0000Thai cave rescue to receive television and Hollywood big screen versions
Now that all the boys from the Thai soccer team and their coach have been rescued, the world will be able to watch two upcoming features on the entire dramatic ordeal.
Discovery Channel will debut the first documentary feature (of what looks to be the start of many more to come from Hollywood) chronicling the rescue of Thailand’s Wild Boars soccer team from a flooded cave.
Operation Thai Cave Rescue will be an hour long television special airing this Friday, July 13 at 7pm local time on Discovery Channel.
The documentary “unpacks the human and scientific drama behind one of the most difficult and heart-palpitating rescues attempted in human history,” an official description from Discovery reads.
Operation Thai Cave Rescue focuses on the triumph of the human spirit and the extraordinary scientific and technological innovations used to complete this miracle rescue.
The rescue mission resulted in the death of a former Navy SEAL, according to BBC News. The final rescue mission on Tuesday, July 10 took nine hours to complete.
The film will attempt to “explore and unpack every angle of this remarkable rescue operation,” including questions about why the boys were there and how they managed to survive more than two weeks without proper food and water.
Hollywood is planning multiple movies about the Thai cave rescue that has captured the world’s attention.
A U.S. film crew, including Pure Flix Films arrived on location and conducted “preliminary interviews around the cave site. They also reportedly planned to bring in a screenwriter. Pure Flix says they see this as a major Hollywood film with A-list stars. They hope to be the first to put out a full-length movie and with other production companies coming in they have to act pretty quickly.
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Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:11:40 +0000It’s time to beat the heat with a FREE 7-Eleven Slurpee
Every year, 7-11 is Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven and this year you can expect more than free Slurpees!
Normally the convenience store chain doles out free 7.11 ounce sized frozen drinks, but Delish says this year anyone who visits 7-Eleven between 11 am and 7 pm can get a Big Bite hot dog for just a dollar.
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Tue, 03 Jul 2018 22:16:21 +0000Amazon Prime Day Returns for 2018
Amazon Prime Day is extended this year.
It starts at 3 p.m. Eastern July 16, 2018 and will last 36 hours, Amazon said. That’s 6 hours longer than in 2017. Prime Day is a chance for people to sign up for Amazon Prime memberships and take advantage of the retailer’s deals.
As expected, Amazon plans to use Prime Day to advertise several aspects of its quickly expanding business: the company says it will offer 10 percent off “hundreds” of items at Whole Foods stores and run a promotion in which users can enter a sweepstakes for a new Lexus by using the Alexa voice assistant. The company says it will offer more discounts for its own Echo, Fire TV, and Fire devices and introduce new devices from select companies as well.
Amazon said last year that Prime Day 2017 was the “biggest day” in company history, with sales surpassing traditional high-profile shopping days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday at the time.
The following items are already on sale:
- Echo Show – save $100 (normally $229)
- Amazon brands – 25 percent off furniture and décor from Rivet and Stone & Beam, up to 20 percent off AmazonBasics items and 30 percent off everyday essentials from Presto!, Mama Bear and Solimo, and others
- Prime Video, DVD, and Blu-ray – save up to 50 percent on select movies and TV shows
- Amazon Music – four months of on-demand music for $0.99
- Twitch Prime – hundreds of hours of free gameplay and free PC game giveaway every day until July 18, and more
- Kindle Unlimited and eBooks – three months of Kindle Unlimited for $0.99; $10 Prime Day credit for buying your first Kindle book
- Audible – first three months for $4.95/month (65 percent off)
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Tue, 03 Jul 2018 21:00:04 +0000Slushii set to perform at Gold Rush 2018 interviewed by Jeff Kode of The Morning Beat
How the heck does a guy like Slushii come up with his name? That’s the first question we conquer as the easygoing producer / DJ shares his inspiration for the moniker.
Naturally, all famous people had regular jobs at one point in their lives and Slushii is no exception. What did he do to make him sport blue and yellow? Find out in our interview!
Whether we were waxing about music or the best software to use when producing, we eventually talked about his latest single, “Without You.”
If you are a fan of Electronic Dance Music, deejays, music festivals, or producing your own beats, Slushii has plenty to say.
Slushii will be performing at Relentless Beats Gold Rush Music Festival, the weekend of September 29th and 30th at Rawhide in Chandler.
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Thu, 28 Jun 2018 23:54:58 +0000Join the Pulse Crew every Thursday night for Night Splash at Golfland Sunsplash
88.7 The Pulse will be broadcasting live every Thursday night during summer at Golfland/Sunsplash from 7-10pm!
The water park will be open for Night Splash from 5-10pm featuring the 7-story high Double Dare slide, Thunder Falls family raft ride, Stormrider, Sidewinder, The Revolution slides, and, of course, The Thunder Bay Wave Pool, and not to mention, The Lazy River!
Get your discounted tickets by clicking here, and join the Pulse Crew for some fun in the sun.
You may even meet Steve and Jeff from The Morning Beat!
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Thu, 28 Jun 2018 15:00:14 +0000Sicario: Day of the Soldado Movie Review
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Three years ago a spectacular movie from one of the best working directors, possibly the best working cinematographer, and one of the hottest writers who went on to be nominated for an Oscar for a film the following year hit theaters. As you can probably tell by the title of this review, the movie I’m talking about is Sicario. If you remember Sicario, and if you remember it as fondly as I do, you probably recall that it’s a self-contained story that said what it needed to say then excused itself from the table. It probably didn’t need to come back for seconds, but nevertheless, here we are in the summer of 2018, unofficially titled “The Summer of Josh Brolin,” and we’re getting a sequel to Sicario. I mostly assumed that the only reason to make a sequel would be to play off the brand recognition in the marketing plan, but I did like the trailers, and I was definitely interested to see what the characters brought to the table a second time.
Sicario: Day of the Soldado is directed by Stefano Sollima and stars Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Isabela Moner, and Catherine Keener. Drugs are no longer the most valuable product moved across the US-Mexico border by cartels. The real money comes from bringing people across the border, including terrorists. To combat the entry of terrorists into the United States, Matt Graver, played by Josh Brolin, and Alejandro, played by Benicio Del Toro, join forces once again in an attempt to disrupt the cartels by starting a war between them.
I adored the first Sicario film. My level of love is the reason that I was nervous about a sequel. Add in the fact that Denis Villeneuve and Roger Deakins were moving on, and I couldn’t imagine Sicario: Day of the Soldado measuring up to the first film, and for the most part my imagination was spot-on. This movie isn’t as good as the first one, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it isn’t a good movie in its own right. When it comes to movies I like, I enjoy talking about the positives. I think that looking on the bright side and finding common ground in the positive aspects of a film is great for fandom. Oddly enough, Sicario: Day of the Soldado is a movie that I like, but when I look back on it, I’m probably going to define it by the things that I didn’t particularly care for. I’m not saying that’s fair, and I’m not saying that’s right, but that’s the sandbox you play in when you make a sequel to one of the decade’s best films. That being said, I’m still going to start with the positives, most of which are the exact same positives I had with the first film. I’ll start with everyone who is returning from 2015’s Sicario. Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro are both excellent in this film. They were both great in the first film, but you can really tell that they’ve dug deep into these characters and have found an extremely compelling way to present their world-views. A lot of this film focuses on contrasting ideals and beliefs as well as the way stories can be twisted and turned to positively or negatively affect certain people, situations, or ideas. On top of illustrating clashing viewpoints, it also displays our characters, who we see as protagonists, as sort of puppet masters. They may not be executing their plan in the most ethical way, but they’ve found a way to achieve the results they want without acknowledging right or wrong. A lot of what is depicted in Day of the Soldado is established in Sicario, but it’s still fascinating to see these philosophies in practice in a grounded and gritty reality again.
Still sticking with people who are back after the first movie, Taylor Sheridan returned to pen the screenplay. Taylor Sheridan’s movies aren’t perfect, but he has to be close to the top when it comes to writing compelling dialogue and riveting sequences. For a good chunk of this movie, I was absolutely locked in. It has the same dirty and gritty feel that the original Sicario movie has, but for some reason I couldn’t look away. Even when I knew that certain things were going to happen, I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen no matter how gross and horrific a scene was about to get. I think that Sheridan had a lot of really interesting ideas for this story, and the way the dialogue is delivered by these characters in a no-nonsense way really grabbed my focus for almost the entire movie. The tones and violent yet real-world underworld ideas are still very prevalent in this film, and that’s probably the biggest reason that I found Sicario: Day of the Soldado so watchable. It’s also trying to be a smart movie. This isn’t the kind of summer movie that automatically makes you want to flick the off switch on your brain and enjoy the action. It’s the kind of movie that makes you want to dissect it and compare it to the masterpiece that was the original Sicario from a technical, storytelling, and thematic standpoint.
That’s probably a good lead into the negatives I had with the film. My biggest issue with the movie is that I don’t think it ever decides exactly what it wants to be. Does it want to fully address the themes and messages addressed by Sicario? Does it want to be a political thriller? Does it want to be an action thriller? Does it want to be a character piece about Alejandro and his past and future? I truly believe that it could have been all of these, but its distribution of all of those ideas is so bogged down in a plot that seems to be trying to surprise the audience more than lead it to conclusions. It’s never fully able to send its messages clearly the way the first Sicario is because it’s trying to take twists and turns with characters who aren’t expanded upon in the sequel. About an hour into the film, I thought we would surely get more depth from both of our main characters, but again, that character depth is sort of glossed over. Sicario: Day of the Soldado could have been everything it was trying to be if it distributed its runtime and fully fleshed out each aspect, but it doesn’t. It comes off feeling like more of a shocking film than an impactful one. Again, I liked this movie, but that’s the main reason it won’t ever be able to reach the status of its predecessor. I also probably could have told you this before I had even seen the movie, but it does take a hit in both the direction and the cinematography. I’d actually say that the film is relatively well-made, but I’ve seen what Roger Deakins can do to enhance this setting, lighting, and story, and it’s breathtakingly beautiful in its raw ugliness. Also, given that Denis Villeneuve is arguably a top ten working director, I think he would have been crucial to the story’s focus, balance, communication, and artistic vision.
Overall, Sicario: Day of the Soldado is a very strange movie for me. I liked it, yet the negatives are resonating with me. I found it fascinating to revisit the world that the first Sicario established so well. You could argue that the most interesting thing about Sicario is the setting it established as well as the way it pulls the curtain back on the truth of that world, so I completely understand the desire to revisit that. Unfortunately, it just doesn’t feel like Sicario: Day of the Soldado expands upon those ideas or the characters that were introduced back in 2015. Sheridan writes amazing dialogue, and I think that a lot of the ideas he surfaces are interesting, but that’s exactly where those ideas stay: on the surface. Whereas the first film is so completely committed to what it is, Day of the Soldado doesn’t seem to know if it wants to be a thriller or if it wants to send those messages or if it wants to solely set up an Alejandro-led third installment. Luckily for fans of Sicario, it brings the same dirty feeling and gritty, real violence to the table with enough political intrigue to keep you locked in for most of the runtime. I’m going to give Sicario: Day of the Soldado a 6.8/10.
Will you be seeing Sicario: Day of the Soldado? Comment down in the comment section and let me know! As always, thank you, and keep listening to 88.7 The Pulse!
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 00:04:57 +0000If you live in Arizona then you will understand this
If you live in Arizona, then you truly understand the major danger of forest fires.
Regardless, you’ll still appreciate a good joke when you see one!
While the state is best known for the mind-blowingly magnificent red rocks and deep canyons, like the Grand Canyon, it is also known for its hot and dry desert climate. Do you ever get used to temperatures over 100 degrees?
Nature here is magnificent and is definitely worth a visit but this sign will inspire a laugh …
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