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Don Johnson

April 23, 2010 by  
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Early life and education

Johnson was born in Flat Creek, Missouri, in 1949. His father was a farmer while his mother was a beautician. At the age of 6, he moved from Missouri to Wichita, Kansas. A 1967 graduate of South High School in Wichita, he was involved in the high school theatre program. As a senior, he played the lead role of Tony in “West Side Story”. His bio noted that he had previously appeared in “Burnt Cork and Melody” and “The Hullabaloo.” He also attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

In the late 1960s, Johnson was in a psychedelic rock band called Horses. Also in the band were future members of the band Kingfish, which featured Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir. The band put out one self-titled record on the White Whale label in 1969, later re-issued on the Gear Fab label in 2004 and then on the Rev-Ola label in 2005.

Johnson, as several noteworthy news sources have mentioned over the years, was kept out of the military due to a high lottery number. He never had to serve, and in fact in a 1970 newspaprer artcile, claimed he would not have done so even if called due to his beliefs at the time.

Johnson is quoted in a 1970 newspaper article, mentioning his draft-exempt status and his dislike for war:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=hr00AAAAIBAJ&sjid=UIcFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1034,3970530&dq=don-johnson&hl=en

Acting

Early years

Johnson studied drama at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. His first major role was in the 1969 Los Angeles stage production of Fortune and Men’s Eyes in which he played Smitty, the lead role. This exposure led to the quickly forgotten film The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart (1970). He continued to work on stage, film and television without breaking out into stardom. His notable films from this period were Zachariah (1971), The Harrad Experiment (1973), Lollipop and Roses (1974), and A Boy and His Dog (1975).

Miami Vice

After years of struggling to establish himself as a TV actor (in such fare as Revenge of the Stepford Wives) and a string of failed pilots which were never followed by an actual TV series, in September 1984, Johnson’s fortunes changed when he landed a starring role as Sonny Crockett in the cop series, Miami Vice. In this role, Johnson played an undercover police detective. He typically wore thousand dollar Versace and Hugo Boss suits over pastel cotton t-shirts, drove a Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona (really a replica kit on a 1981 Corvette chassis), followed by a Ferrari Testarossa and lived on a 42-foot (13 m) yacht with his pet alligator “Elvis”. Miami Vice was noted for its revolutionary use of music, cinematography, and imagery as well as a more glitzy take on the police drama genre.

In between seasons, Don Johnson gained further renown through several TV miniseries, such as the 1985 TV remake of The Long, Hot Summer.

Nash Bridges

Johnson later starred in the 1996-2001 drama Nash Bridges with Cheech Marin, Jaime P. Gomez and Jodi Lyn O’Keefe. Johnson played the title role of Nash Bridges, a detective for the San Francisco Police Department. In Nash Bridges Johnson was again paired with a flashy convertible car, this time an electric yellow 1971 Plymouth Barracuda.

2000s

In the fall of 2005, he briefly starred in The WB courtroom television drama show Just Legal as a jaded lawyer with a very young and idealistic proteg/partner (Jay Baruchel); the show was canceled in October 2005 after just three episodes aired. In January 2007, Johnson began a run in the London West End production of Guys and Dolls as Nathan Detroit.

Don Johnson also has a role in the Norwegian comedy Lange Flate Ballr 2 (“Long Flat Balls II”), directed by Johnson’s friend Harald Zwart. Johnson did the movie as a favour to Zwart. The movie was launched March 14, 2008 in Norway, with Johnson making an appearance at the premiere. He next appeared in A Good Old Fashioned Orgy with Jon Heder, When in Rome with Danny De Vito, Anjelica Huston and Kirsten Bell, and Machete with Robert De Niro and Steven Seagal.

Johnson & Jon Heder co-hosted WWE’s Monday Night RAW on January 18th, 2010.

Music

Johnson released two albums of pop music in the 1980s, one in 1986 and the other in 1989. His single “Heartbeat”, the title track from his first album, reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Johnson is also a good friend of Willie Nelson. Previously, Johnson worked with Gregg Allman and Dickie Betts of the Allman Brothers, co-writing the songs “Blind Love” and “Can’t Take It with You” with Dickie Betts, which appeared on their 1979 album, Enlightened Rogues.

Releases

1986: Heartbeat album

1987: Heartbeat – Full Length Video VHS

1989: Let It Roll album

1988: Till I Loved You” (duet with Barbra Streisand and title track from her Till I Loved You album

1989: A better place (Un lugar mejor), (duet with latin singer Yuri), 4 tracks single

1997: The Essential album

Personal life

Relationships and family

Johnson with Griffith circa 1990.

Johnson has had four different wives in five marriages, three of which were short. Johnson had a major supporting role in The Harrad Experiment (released 1973), whose female lead was Tippi Hedren. He met Hedren’s daughter, Melanie Griffith around the first half of 1972; she was an uncredited extra. He was aged 22 and she 14 when they began what became a four-year affair, that included marrying, in 1976, for less than a year. Melanie and Don reconciled and conceived a child close to the start of 1989, announced wedding plans in mid-February, and were married a second time, from that year until 1996. They had a daughter, Dakota Mayi Johnson (born October 4, 1989).

He lived with Patti D’Arbanville from 1981 to 1985. The couple had a son, Jesse Wayne Johnson (born on December 7, 1982).

He had a relationship with Barbra Streisand, lasting into at least September 1988. Streisand and Johnson were supposedly secretly engaged at one point.He created a single with her called “Till I Loved You”, released that year. Johnson had a relationship with Jeanne Anderson in 1996.

On April 29, 1999, he married San Francisco socialite and former preschool teacher Kelley Phleger. He and Phleger had a daughter, Atherton Grace Johnson (born on December 28, 1999), and two sons, Jasper Breckinridge Johnson (born on June 6, 2002) and Deacon Johnson (born on April 29, 2006)

Legal problems

In 2001, a 36-year-old woman accused an intoxicated Johnson of squeezing and bruising her wrist and lewdly propositioning her outside a restroom at San Francisco restaurant Mas Sake, and claimed while still firmly squeezing her wrist he began drunkenly singing “Heartbeat”. The woman’s friends made their way across the restaurant to confront Johnson as he continued to sing but said when he saw them he let go of her and quickly fled out the back door. Johnson said he was considering buying an advertisement in the San Francisco Chronicle to state his side of the story, but later decided to post the notices on his website. Due to insufficient evidence, no charges were filed.

In November 2002, German customs officers at the Swiss-German border performed a routine search of Johnson’s car. Bank statements evidencing US$8 billion in transactions were found in the trunk of his car. He was accompanied in his black Mercedes-Benz by three men: an investment adviser, a personal assistant, and a third of unknown identity. Initially it was thought Johnson was involved in money-laundering, but he was cleared of wrongdoing. Upon receiving word of the incident, German tabloids began exploiting and perpetuating the story, at times pointing at the irony (as perceived by them) that Don Johnson has frequently portrayed police officers in his acting works. Johnson explained the incident by saying “I was meeting with some American businessmen in Zurich for financing, for a film fund that I was putting together for my company. They gave me some bank statements and some resumes and some other documents, some things to prove that they could perform as investors.”[citation needed] The police found and copied these documents, and the money laundering story grew somehow out of this.

In May 2008, Johnson came within hours of losing his Woody Creek, Colorado home to foreclosure; he paid off his $14.5 million dollar debts less than 24 hours before a scheduled auction of the property.

Reception

Awards and recognitions

Year

Result

Award

Category

TV/Film

1974

Winner

The Saturn Award

Best Actor

A Boy and his Dog

1985

Nominated

Emmy Awards

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Miami Vice

1986

Winner

Golden Globe Awards

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama

1987

Nominated

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama

1988

Won

APBA Offshore World Cup

Superboat class



1996

Awarded

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame



In popular culture

Lists of miscellaneous information should be avoided. Please relocate any relevant information into appropriate sections or articles. (September 2009)

The Finnish music group Don Johnson Big Band is named after him.

In the comic strip of Calvin and Hobbes that was first published on May 4, 1986, when Calvin and Hobbes are getting ready to go to a dinner with Calvin’s parents, Hobbes asks, “Think I should shave?”, to which Calvin replies “No, go for the Don Johnson fuzzy look.”

The Don Johnson is a Miami Vice themed drink made from vodka, gin, curaao, and orange juice.

Filmography

Year

Film

Role

Notes

1970

The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart

Stanley Sweetheart

1971

Zachariah

Matthew

1973

The Harrad Experiment

Stanley Cole

Kung Fu

1973 episode – The Spirit Helper

1974

Lollipops and Roses

Franky

A Boy and His Dog

Vic

The Saturn Award – Best Actor

1975

Return to Macon County

Harley McKay

1976

Law of the Land

1977

The City

Sergeant Brian Scott

tv pilot

Trial Marriage

Cover Girls

1978

Swan Lake

Benno (English version) (voice)

Pressure Point

Ski Lift to Death

Mike Sloan

The Two-Five

Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold

First, You Cry

1979

Tales of the Unexpected

Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill

TV Movie

The Rebels

Miniseries

1980

Soggy Bottom, USA

Jacob Gorch

From Here to Eternity

Canceled after 13 episodes

Beulah Land

Miniseries

Revenge of the Stepford Wives

TV Movie

1981

Elvis and the Beauty Queen

Elvis Presley

TV Movie

The Two Lives of Carol Letner

TV Movie

1982

Melanie

Carl

19841989

Miami Vice

Det. James “Sonny” Crockett

111 Episodes

Golden Globe Winner: Best TV Actor – Drama

1985

Cease Fire

Tim Murphy

The Long, Hot Summer

Ben Quick

TV Movie

1987

G.I. Joe: The Movie

Lt. Falcon (voice)

direct-to-video

1988

Sweet Hearts Dance

Wiley Boon

1989

Dead Bang

Jerry Beck

1990

The Hot Spot

Harry Madox

1991

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man

Marlboro

Paradise

Ben Reed

1993

Born Yesterday

Paul Verrall

Guilty as Sin

David Edgar Greenhill

1995

In Pursuit of Honor

Sgt. John Libbey

HBO Movie

19962001

Nash Bridges

Nash Bridges

Executive producer

122 Episodes

1996

Tin Cup

David Simms

1998

Goodbye Lover

Ben Dunmore

2003

Word of Honor

Lt. Benjamin Tyson

TV Movie

Co-executive producer

2005

Just Legal

Grant H. Cooper

Cancelled after 3 episodes the rest of the episodes were later aired

8 episodes (20052006)

2007

Moondance Alexander

Dante

Super Bowl XLI in-studio discussion team. (CBS)

2008

Lange Flate Ballr 2

Admiral Burnett

Norwegian film

2009

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy



2010

Born to be a Star



When in Rome



Machete

Lt. Stillman

References

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=hr00AAAAIBAJ&sjid=UIcFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1034,3970530&dq=don-johnson&hl=en

^ a b c d e f g “Don Johnson”. TV Guide. www.tvguide.com. http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/don-johnson/147651. Retrieved 2007-11-06. 

^ a b “Don Johnson at Hollywood.com”. Hollywood.com. http://www.hollywood.com/celebrity/Don_Johnson/1114596. Retrieved 2009-01-05. 

^ http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/results/12398922/ ], additional text.

^ Zoglin, Richard (1985-09-16). “Cool Cops, Hot Show”. Time Magazine (Time Inc.). http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,959822,00.html. Retrieved 2007-11-02. 

^ a b “A Wedding Belle Gives Miami Spice”, People, November 23, 1987

^ “IMDb ”The Harrad Experiment””. Imdb.com. 2003-07-22. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070157/. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 

^ a b c d “A Baby for Don and Melanie”, People Magazine, February 27, 1989

^ “IMDb ”The Harrad Experiment” full cast”. Imdb.com. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070157/fullcredits#cast. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 

^ a b Zoglin, Richard (1985-09-16). “Cool Cops, Hot Show”. Time Magazine (Time Inc.). http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,959822-4,00.html. Retrieved 2009-02-25. 

^ “The Smoking Gun: Archive”. Thesmokinggun.com. http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/johnson1.html. Retrieved 2009-01-05. 

^ Gordon Hom (2008-12-29). “Nash Bridges: Nashbits News”. Lowtek.com. http://www.lowtek.com/nash/nashbits/. Retrieved 2009-01-05. 

^ a b c d Cironneau, Lionel (2003-03-12). “Germany inspects papers linked to Johnson”. USA Today. Associated Press (Germany). http://www.usatoday.com/life/2003-03-12-johnson_x.htm. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 

^ a b c d e Welkos, Robert W. (2003-03-13). “For Actor Don Johnson, $8 Billion Worth of Bad Publicity in Germany”. Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/2003/mar/13/local/me-johnson13. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 

^ a b c “Don Johnson denies laundering money”. CNN. Associated Press. 2003-03-16. http://www.cnn.com/2003/SHOWBIZ/TV/03/16/don.johnson.ap/. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 

^ “Don Johnson off the hook”. Los Angeles Times. 2003-05-07. http://articles.latimes.com/2003/may/07/entertainment/et-quick7.4. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 

^ “Don Johnson denies laundering money.” CNN.com. March 16, 2003.

^ The Famous and Foreclosured Trutv.com. Retrieved December 22, 2008.

^ “Awards Database: Don Johnson”. The Envelope: The Awards Insider. LA Times. http://theenvelope.latimes.com/factsheets/awardsdb/env-awards-db-search,0,7169155.htmlstory?searchtype=all&query=Don+Johnson. Retrieved 2008-01-09. 

^ “Advanced Primetime Awards Search”. Academy of Television Arts and Science. www.emmys.tv. http://www.emmys.tv/awards/awardsearch.php. Retrieved 2007-11-03. 

^ a b “Miami Vice”. Hollywood Foreign Press Association/Golden Globes. www.hfpa.org. http://www1.goldenglobes.org/browse/film/24549. Retrieved 2007-11-03. 

^ Friedman, Jack; Cindy Dampier (1990-05-28). “With Kurt Russell and Chuck Norris in Tow, Don Johnson Risks His Neck on a New Miami Viceuperboat Racing”. People Magazine 33 (21): 101,102. 

^ “Biography”. Don Johnson Big Band. www.donjohnsonbigband. http://www.donjohnsonbigband.com/en/biography/. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 

^ “Cocktail Recipe: Don Johnson’s Blazer”. BarMeister: Online guide to drinking. www.barmeister.com. http://www.barmeister.com/drinks/recipe/3483/. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 

^ a b “Don Johnson’s road leads to “Rome””. Reuters. 2008-08-10. http://www.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUSN1026564420080811. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 

^ Hewitt, Chris (2009-04-28). “Don Johnson Is Born To Be A Star”. Empire Weekly. http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=24673. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 

External links

Don Johnson at the Internet Movie Database

Don Johnson at TV.com

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Movies in India: going global

April 21, 2010 by  
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It is said that Indians are passionate about two things in their life i.e. cricket and movies. Cricket and movies have captured the imagination of the people and there are numerous examples of individuals raking the mullah, by establishing in both these fields. However, movies have an extra edge as it reaches out to a larger base. This is what makes the Indian movie industry one of the largest in the world, even surpassing Hollywood.

When it comes to movies, Indians are hooked to the typical Hindi masala flicks that are churned out every year. These films are largely based around tee age romance, revenge stories and the usual dancing around the trees with multiple songs thrown in. The industry has some big names, consisting of stalwarts and legends such as Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Salman Khan. The market of the movies is not just limited to India a sizeable amount of the revenue comes from the overseas market.

It would be wrong to mention that the Indian movie industry is represented by mainstream Hindi cinema. In fact, one can find various regional industries, which mainly cater to the local people. Be it the Tamil, Telegu, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, the local movie industry is thriving and represents the apprehensions of the people and its culture as a whole.

With fresh new directors and good script writers, the impetus now is to document stories which are more realistic and portray the essence of India and its people. There are number of directors who have made path breaking movies and are much admired world over.

With the commercialization, more and more investments are coming from aboard. The real objective is to make good movies with sensible subject and in turn earn a good return. Big producers and studios such as Warner bros and 20th century fox are tying up with the local production houses to do business. In fact, it can be said that the Indian movies have arrived for sure to set fire on the global market. It has created a niche and this is what makes the industry a global player in true sense

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Am I a 90s or 2000 kid?

April 15, 2010 by  
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I was born in 1994.

But, I remember these things and “practiced” of what is starred on the list.

You’re a 90’s kid if:

You can finish this ‘ice ice _’

*You remember watching Doug, Ren & Stimpy, Pinky and the Brain, Bobby’s World, Felix the cat, The Tick…AAAAAAAH Real Monsters!

*You’ve ever ended a sentence with the word “PSYCHE!”

You just cant resist finishing this . . . “Iiiiiiin west philidelphia born and raised . . .”

*You remember TGIF, Step by Step, Family Matters, Dinosaurs, and Boy Meets World.

*You remember when it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.

You got super excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.

You remember reading “Goosebumps”

*You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school.

*You still get the urge to say “NOT” after (almost) every sentence . . . not

If you remember seeing hot tub bubbles make bubbly sounds before every music video on VH1.

*when everything was settled by rock paper scissors..or bubble gum bubble gum in a dish…eeny meeny miney mo…and even better daddy had a donkey inky binky bonky.

*You used to listen to the radio all day long just to record your FAVORITE song of ALL time.

“Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?” was both a game and a TV game show.

*Captain Planet. He’s a Hero.

*You knew that Kimberly, the pink ranger, and Tommy, the green ranger, were meant to be together.

*You remember when Super Nintendos, Nintendo 64 and Sega Genisis became popular.

You always wanted to send in a tape to America’s Funniest Home Videos . . . but never taped anything funny.

*You remember watching Home Alone 1, 2 , and 3 . . . and tried to pull the pranks on “intruders”

*You remember watching The Magic School Bus, Wishbone, and Reading Rainbow on PBS.

*You remember when Yo-Yos were cool.

You remember those Where’s Waldo books.

*You remember eating Warheads.

*You remember watching the 1st Batman, Aladdin, Ninja Turtles, and 3 Ninjas movies.

*You remember Ring Pops.

*You remember drinking Surge, and Tang.

*If you remember when every thing was “da BOMB!”

*When they made the new lunchables so that you could make pizza AND tacos.

You remember boom boxes vs. cd players.

Making those little paper cootie-catcher things, and then predicting your life with them.

*You played and/or collected “Pogs”

You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet, or Nano and brought it everywhere.

*One word…..Furbies

Saved By The Bell was the coolest show ever!

*You haven’t always had a computer, and it was cool to have the internet.

*And Windows 95 was the best.

*You watched the original cartoons of Rugrats, Power Rangers, and Ninja Turtles.

*Michael Jordan was a king.

*YIKES pencils and erasers were the stuff!

*All your school supplies were “Lisa Frank” brand.

*You remember when the new Beanie Babies and Talking Elmo were always sold out.

*You collected those Beanie Babies.

Mortal Kombat was awesome–the game and the movie

*Carebears

*Gak was the coolest stuff invented.

*Lambchop’s song never ended.

The old dollar bills.

Silver dollars, which were cool to have.

You remember a time before the WB.

*You collected all the Troll dolls

You had to read Weekly Reader’s in class.

*If you even know what an original walkman is.

*You remember wanting to sit on the orange Nickelodeon couch.

You’ve gotten creeped out by “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”

*You know the Macarena by heart.

*”Talk to the hand” . . . enough said

*You always said, “Then why don’t you marry it?!”

*You remember trying to collect all 150 original pokemon cards but never could and if you did you thought you were all that!

*You remember Highlight’s magazine.

*You went to McDonald’s to play in the playplace.

*You remember playing on merry go rounds at the playground.

Before the MySpace frenzy . . .

Before the Internet & text messaging . . .

Before Sidekicks & iPods . . .

Before MIKE JONES . . .

Before PlayStation2 or X-BOX . . .

Before Spongebob . . .

Back when you put off the 5 hours of homework you had every night.

*When light up sneakers were cool.

*When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs.

When gas was $0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was The new thing.

*When we recorded stuff on VCRs.

When we called the radio station to request songs to hear off of our walkmans.

*When gameboy was a brick.

*You did MASH to figure out your future

When you weren’t cool unless you had a Starter jacket.

Way back.

Before we realized all this would eventually disappear.
Who would have thought you’d miss the 90’s so much!!!!!

I also had friends when i was a wittle girl that were older than me and came over my house and introduced me this stuuf. So that is mainly how i know.
Oh, yeah and by the way Juan, i know I kept on deleting and reposting this question because I had spelling errors. lol sorry for asking it 4 times. lol.
OH!and yes I forgot, I remember this too:

Kenan and Kel
Rockos Modern Life
Bill Nye The Science Guy
Did I write “jelly shoes” in here?
Toonami

any other things I missed?
OOPS! Can’t forget about the Animaniacs, 2 stupid dogs, Cow and Chicken, Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers, Jhonny Bravo, Hey Arnold…..ooo gosh, Saturday Morning cartoons maaan….there is so many cartoons! any more u would like to add?
SECRET SQUIRREL. lol.
I watched Beavis and Butt head despite the fact that i wasn’t supposed to. Scream was scary and one of the top halloween costumes, next to being one of the Might Morphin Power Rangers for Halloween. Daria, Tale Spin, Mike Lu and Og. I’m just getting random things from back then that I remember. lol.

Do you remember this?

April 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Movie World News

Anybody under the age of 13 should not read this, and if you do, you should not repost this.

Just because you were born in ’97 doesn’t mean you’re a 90’s kid.

It’s not like you could remember the original Simpsons. I am sorry but three conscious years of the 90’s just wont cut it.

You’re a 90’s kid if:

You can finish this [ice ice _ _ _ _ ]

You remember watching Doug, Ren & Stimpy, Pinky and the Brain, Bobby’s World, snick, rockos moderrn life, angry beavers, Felix the cat, The Tick…

AAAAAAAH Real Monsters!

You’ve ever ended a sentence with the word “PSYCHE!”

You just cant resist finishing this . . . “Iiiiiiin west philidelphia born and raised . . .”

You remember TGIF, Step by Step, Family Matters, Dinosaurs [i’m the baby gotta love me!], and Boy Meets World.

You remember when it was actually worth getting up early
on a Saturday to watch cartoons.

You got super excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school. [omg Annie got bit by a snake]

You remember reading “Goosebumps”

You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school.

You still get the urge to say “NOT” after (almost) every sentence . . . not

If you remember seeing hot tub bubbles make bubbly sounds before every music video on VH1. f.y.i. that was only for “Pop Up Video”

when everything was settled by rock paper scissors..or bubble gum bubble gum in a dish…eeny meeny miney mo…and even better daddy had a donkey inky binky bonky. lol donkey died, daddy cried

You used to listen to the radio all day long just to record your FAVORITE song of ALL time.

“Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?” was both a game and a TV game show.

Captain Planet. He’s a Hero. Gonna take pollution down to zero

You knew that Kimberly, the pink ranger, and Tommy, the green ranger, were meant to be together.

You remember when Super Nintendos and Sega Genisis became popular.

You always wanted to send in a tape to America’s Funniest Home Videos . . . but never taped anything funny.

You remember watching Home Alone 1, 2 , and 3 . . . and tried to pull the pranks on “intruders”

You remember watching The Magic School Bus, Wishbone, and Reading Rainbow on PBS.

You remember when Yo-Yos were cool.

You remember those Where’s Waldo books.

You remember eating Warheads.

You remember watching the 1st Batman, Aladdin, Ninja Turtles, and 3 Ninjas movies.

You remember Ring Pops.

You remember drinking Surge, and Tang.

If you remember when every thing was “da BOMB!”

When they made the new lunchables so that you could make pizza AND tacos.

You remember boom boxes vs. cd players

Making those little paper fortune cookie things, and then predicting your life with them.

You played and/or collected “Pogs”

You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet, or Nano and brought it everywhere.

. . . Furbies. friggen scary man…

Saved By The Bell was the coolest show ever!

You haven’t always had a computer, and it was cool to have the internet.

you wanted to be wolverine from x-men, the cartoon

And Windows 95 was the best.

You watched the original cartoons of Rugrats, Power Rangers, and Ninja Turtles.

Michael Jordan was a king.

YIKES pencils and erasers were the stuff!

All your school supplies were “Lisa Frank” brand.

You remember when the new Beanie Babies and Talking Elmo were always sold out.

You collected those Beanie Babies.

Mortal Kombat was awesome–the game and the movie

Carebears

Gak was the coolest stuff invented.

Lambchop’s song never ended.

The old dollar bills.

Silver dollars, which were cool to have.

You remember a time before the WB.

You collected all the Troll dolls

You had to read Weekly Reader’s in class.

If you even know what an original walkman is.

You remember wanting to sit on the orange Nickelodeon couch.

You’ve gotten creeped out by “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”

You know the Macarena by heart.

“Talk to the hand” . . . enough said

You always said, “Then why don’t you marry it!”

You remember trying to collect all 150 original pokemon cards but never could and if you did you thought you were all that!

You remember Highlight’s magazine. the pencil is on the fence

You know the significance of the number 23.

You went to McDonald’s to play in the playplace.

You remember playing on merry go rounds at the playground.

Before the MySpace frenzy . . .

Before the Internet & text messaging . . .

Before Sidekicks & iPods . . .

Before MIKE JONES . . .

Before PlayStation2 or X-BOX . . .

Before Spongebob . . .

Back when you put off the 5 hours of homework you had every night.

When light up sneakers were cool.

When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs.

When gas was $0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was a new thing.

When we recorded stuff on VCRs.

When we called the radio station to request songs to hear off of our walkmans.

When gameboy was a brick.

You did MASH to figure out your future

When you weren’t cool unless you had a Starter jacket.

Way back.

Before we realized all this would eventually disappear.

Who would have thought you’d miss the 90’s so much!!!!!

Post this in your bulletin if you remember these days . . . .

or if you smiled at one of these things. . .

Post with the year you were born

Fresh Prince of Bel Lyrics
Now this is the story all about how,
My life got flipped, turned upside down,
And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there,
I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air.

In West Philadelphia I was born and raised
On the playground is where I spent most of my days.
Chillin’ out, maxin’, relaxin all cool,
And all shootin’ some b-ball outside of the school.

When a couple of guys who were up to no good,
Started makin’ trouble in my neighborhood.
I got in one little fight and my mom got scared,
And said “You’re movin’ with your auntie and uncle in bel Air.”

I whistled for a cab, and when it came near,
The license plate said “fresh” and it had dice in the mirror.
If anything I could say that this cat was rare,
But I thought “Nah forget it, Yo home to Bel Air.”

I pulled up to the house about seven or eight,
and I yelled to the cabby “Yo homes, smell ya later.”
Looked at my kingdom, I was finally there,
To sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel Air.

DANNY~n~HOLLIE

Canon 5d Mark II Reviewed by Extreme Nature Photographer Forestwander

April 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Movie World News

Canon 5d Mark II Review

I started out in photography using a canon powershot A50. I had bought the camera in 2000 because that is when my first son was born. I did not want to miss anything as  he grew up and I had never owned a camera before. I had heard of digital cameras but had not really ever used one. This canon powershot A50 was a 1 mega pixel camera  that had some neat features for the cameras at this time. No video or anything like that but I learned to use some of the features of the camera fairly easily. It was  quite expensive for my wife and I to buy this camera as it was around $250 and when you have just been married a few years and have a new baby that is a lot of money.

This camera lasted until my son was about 5 years old. I had began taking him fishing and hiking places with me and we took pictures along the way when we would go  hiking. So we decided one fall in 2005 to go hiking and exploring in the mountains of West Virginia, when I say mountains I mean the Monongahela forest. There were so  many areas to see and I was not sure really where to begin so we started at the falls of hills creek and immediately I knew that I was in love with nature photography  and particularly waterfall nature photography. We eventually made our way up to the Seneca rock area of the northern Monongahela forest and took a tour of Seneca  caverns, which was a great place to visit and a got a few pictures inside the caverns of bats and various rock formations. However, when we left I set my camera on top  of the car and was getting our things arranged in the car preparing for our drive and inadvertently left the camera on top of the care. We started down the road and  after about half of a mile I heard something go tumbling down the back of the car window. I looked in my rearview mirror and saw my $250 camera bouncing up and down on  the road and pieces fly all over. This was very disheartening as we had planned to continue to spruce knob West Virginia which is the highest point in the state.

I managed to gather the pieces of my canon powershot A50 from off the road and made up my mind that we were not going to get any more pictures on our trip. This was  pretty disappointing but I convinced myself that the trip was not about pictures but rather about my boy and his daddy spending time together. So we continued on to  Spruce Knob and while up there I decided to look at the camera and see if it could be used even though it was in a bunch of pieces. I began getting the pieces together  and believe it or not managed to get the camera to turn on by rigging the switch for the flash card door. Even though the LCD was cracked in many places it actually  came on and I actually was able to take pictures with this camera that was stuck together literally with a couple small sticks and some tape. From this point forward  not only did I realize that I loved nature photography but that Canon was the best camera I could have.

Once I began too look at other waterfall nature photos on the internet, I began to hunger for a new camera. I thought that I must be able to figure out how they made  the waterfalls look so smooth and silky. This gave me the unction to save up and buy a new Canon Rebel 350D in early 2006. This camera was in my opinion the best camera  I could have, although many others were much more expensive and had many more features, this was the first SLR I had ever held in my hand. I learned the different  settings and was amazed at what aperture and exposure time could do to the look of a waterfall or stream. This is when Forestwander Free Nature Picture Photography was  inspired one day walking home from work singing the gospel song “How Great Thou Art”.

After I had obtained a better camera I realized that the look and sharpness of a digital image did not depend solely on the body of a camera but largely depended on the  quality of the lens. This is when I became determined to get a better fixed focal length lens and realized the difference in a quality lens and a cheaper zoom lens. I  wondered can photography get any better and if so what would it take to make the very best images. Although I lacked the funding to obtain a high quality professional  full frame digital camera I had the passion to still explore and take more and more pictures refining my skills and beginning to document each expedition in greater  detail. I knew that I needed to begin capturing our hiking adventures on video but did not want to lug around a camcorder.

In 2007 we obtained a new Canon G9 which combined a high quality point and shoot lens with the latest technology video and audio capture built right into a very small  camera. This camera had the best of both worlds and allowed us to hike and take great wildlife shots and even great macro floral photography. This is when I learned  that RAW image format was the best way to shoot so that I could manipulate the exposure and color in post processing. Wow! I had thought jpeg was great until I  experienced the benefits of salvaging typically unusable images by processing them with Canon photo professional. The Canon G9 really is a great little camera but it  lacked the super sharp detail and range that my Digital Rebel 350D could attain. For the next two years I imagined how convenient it would be to be able to hike and  take great quality SLR images as well as take nature adventure video at the same time with the same camera.

One day in late 2008 I read about new model Canon that was going to be released and that this camera would combine super quality 21 mega pixel full frame Canon  technology with not only high resolution video, but HD 1080p quality video. I said to myself no doubt this camera would be far beyond my reach and must certainly cost  $5,000 or more. However, I learned that this new camera could be purchased for a little under $3,500 with a high quality low aperture f4 zoom lens that also sports  moisture resistant weather seals. This was without a doubt the answer to all of my needs and wants as a novice adventure nature photographer. After several months of  saving a planning I was blessed with a new Canon 5D Mark II and accompanying 24-105mm F4 zoom lens.

I have now been the proud owner of this wonderful camera for almost a year now and am convinced that this camera is all that I will ever need. Even though there may be  newer technologies that come out such as 3 dimensional holographic photography (think I am kidding, watch and see). The Canon 5D Mark II will always be my favorite  camera. This camera marked the camera that brought me into the full frame professional market. This camera takes amazing low light photography at higher ISO settings,  I often take low light photography in the forest and even take some night landscape shots from lofty mountain heights, it is imperative that the noise of these images  is kept to a minimum.

Recently I have learned that I can connect my Canon 5D Mark II to my laptop and store images directly from the camera to my 500 GB hard drive. This gives me hours and  hours of high quality video recording and thousands of 21 MP images. No doubt I have a lot to share with this new camera and I have only began to experience the  wonderful quality this camera provides. So far I have posted at least 100 new 21 MP images on ForestWander and I have to say that they are some of the best images I  have ever taken and they only keep getting better as I learn more about the 5D. The automatic bracketing features are really great and are helping me to experience the  wide range resolution possible with HDR.

The live view function is truly amazing as it allows me to set up my 5D on a tripod close to the ground for a macro shot of a mushroom for instance. It would otherwise  be impossible to focus on a small mushroom very close to the ground while looking through a view finder. Then I can press a button and focus and see the real results  directly on the 3 inch screen. This is not only great for live real-time viewing but it is great for post image viewing, as I can literally zoom in on a particular area  of a high resolution image and verify that it is in perfect focus before I even transfer and process the image on my local laptop. also, the automatic sensor cleaning  system is great for a nature photographer who frequently changes lenses in the field where dust and contaminants are inevitable.

Below I have listed some of the features of the Canon 5d Mark II but do not compare only the specifications to other cameras keep in mind that Canon makes a great  product and that their cameras are rugged, long lasting and even if other specifications on other Cameras that start with an N are slightly higher I will always be a  die hard Canon fan from the real world experiences I have lived through over the past 6 years as an adventure nature photographer.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II specifications

List price
(body only)     
US: $ 2,699
EU: € 2,499
UK: £ 2,299

List price
(EF 24-105 L kit)     
US: $ 3,499
EU: € 3,299
UK: £ 3,049

Body material     
Magnesium alloy

Sensor      
36 x 24 mm CMOS sensor
Full 35 mm size frame
RGB Color Filter Array
Built-in fixed low-pass filter (with self-cleaning unit)
22.0 million total pixels
21.1 million effective pixels
3:2 aspect ratio

Lenses     
Canon EF lens mount (does not support EF-S lenses)
No field of view crop (1.0x)

Dust reduction
“EOS Integrated Cleaning System”
Self-cleaning sensor unit (filter in front of sensor vibrates at high frequency at start-up and shutdown – can be disabled)
Dust Delete Data – Data from a test shot is used to ‘map’ dust spots and can be later removed using Canon DPP Software

Image processor
DIGIC 4
A/D conversion     14 bit

Image sizes (JPEG)      
5616 x 3744 (21.0 MP)
4080 x 2720 (11.1 MP)
2784 x 1856 (5.2 MP)

Image sizes (RAW)     
5616 x 3744 (21.0 MP)
3861 x 2574 (10.0 MP)
2784 x 1856 (5.2 MP)

File formats     
RAW (.CR2; 14-bit)
JPEG (EXIF 2.21) – Fine / Normal
RAW + JPEG (separate files)
sRAW1, sRAW2 (see above)

Auto focus     
9-point TTL CMOS sensor
6 “Invisible Assist AF points”
Centre point cross type F5.6 or faster
Center point additionally sensitive with lenses of F2.8 or faster
AF working range: -0.5 – 18 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100)

Focus modes     
One shot AF
AI Servo AF
AI Focus AF
Manual focus

AF micro adjustment
Adjust all lenses by same amount (effectively body adjustment)
Adjust up to 20 lenses individually

AF point selection     
Auto
Manual

Predictive AF     
As close as 8 m (with 300 mm F2.8L lens at 50 kph)
AF assist     No (only with external flash)

Metering     
TTL full aperture metering 35 zone SPC
Metering range: 1.0 – 20 EV

Metering modes     
Evaluative 35 zone (linked to any AF point)
Partial (8% at center)
Spot metering (approx. 3.5% at center)
Center-weighted average

AE lock     
Auto: One Shot AF with evaluative metering
Manual: AE lock button

Exposure compensation     
+/-2.0 EV
0.3 or 0.5 EV increments

Exposure bracketing     
+/- 2.0 EV
0.3 or 0.5 EV increments

Sensitivity      
ISO 100 – 6400
0.3 or 1.0 EV increments
Auto ISO (100-3200)
Expansion options:
ISO 50 (L1)
ISO 12800 (H1)
ISO 25600 (H2)

Shutter     
Focal-plane shutter
150,000 exposure durability
30 – 1/8000 sec
0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec
Bulb

Aperture values     
F1.0 – F91
0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Actual aperture range depends on lens used

White balance
Auto
Daylight
Shade
Cloudy
Tungsten
Fluorescent
Flash
Custom
Kelvin (2500 – 10000 K in 100 K steps)

WB bracketing     
+/-3 levels
3 images
Blue / Amber or Magenta / Green bias

WB shift     
Blue (-9) To Amber (+9)
Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)

Picture style     
Standard
Portrait
Landscape
Neutral
Faithful
Monochrome
User def. 1
User def. 2
User def. 3

Custom image parameters     
Sharpness: 0 to 7
Contrast: -4 to +4
Saturation: -4 to +4
Color tone: -4 to +4
B&W filter: N, Ye, Or, R, G
B&W tone: N, S, B, P, G

Image processing options
Highlight tone priority
Auto lighting optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO noise reduction (4 settings)
Auto correction of lens peripheral illumination (vignetting)

Color space     
sRGB
Adobe RGB

Viewfinder      
Eye-level pentaprism
98% frame coverage
Magnification: 0.71x (-1 diopter with 50 mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint: Approx. 21 mm
Interchangeable focusing screen (3 other types optional)
Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter

Mirror     
Quick-return half mirror (transmission:reflection ratio 40:60)
Mirror lock-up (once or multiple exposures)

Viewfinder info
AF information:

AF points
Focus confirmation light

Exposure information
Shutter speed
Aperture value
ISO speed (always displayed)
AE lock
Exposure level/compensation
Spot metering circle
Exposure warning
AEB

Flash information
Flash ready
High-speed sync
FE lock
Flash exposure compensation
Image information:
White balance correction
CF card information
Monochrome shooting
Maximum burst (2 digit display)
Highlight tone priority (D+)

LCD monitor     
3.0 ” TFT LCD
920,000 pixels
Automatic 3 level brightness adjustment plus 7 manual levels
170 ° viewing angle
Dual anti-reflection (‘Clear View’)

LCD Live view      
Live TTL display of scene from CMOS image sensor
100% frame coverage
30 fps
Real-time evaluative metering using CMOS image sensor
Best view or exposure simulation
Silent mode
Grid optional (x2)
Magnify optional (5x or 10x at AF point)
Three AF modes – Live mode / Quick mode / Face Detection
Live histogram (Luminance or RGB)
Remote live view using EOS Utility 2.0 (via USB or WiFi/Ethernet using WFT)

Movie recording     
Available optionally during Live view mode
1920 x 1080 (16:9) up to 12 mins (Quicktime 1080p H.264; 38.6 Mbits/sec)
640 x 480 (4:3) up to 24 mins (Quicktime 480p H.264; 17.3 Mbits/sec)
Max file size 4 GB
Quicktime MOV format (H.264 video, PCM sound)
30 fps

Record review     
Off
On (histogram via INFO button)
Display mode same as last used Play mode
2 / 4 / 8 sec / Hold

Playback modes     
1. Single image with exposure, file number, storage slot
2. As 1 but also image count and quality
3. Detailed exposure information, thumbnail and luminance histogram
4. Less detailed exposure info., thumbnail, luminance and RGB histograms

Playback features     
Optional blinking highlight alert
Optional AF point display
Magnified view (up to 10x)
2×2 or 3×3 thumbnail index
Jump (by 1, 10, 100 images, screen, date, folder, movies, stills)*
Delete / Protect

Flash     
No built-in flash unit
E-TTL II auto flash / metered manual
Flash compensation +/-2.0 EV in 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
X-Sync: 1/200 sec
Hot-shoe & PC Terminal

External flash     
E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites
In-camera flash configuration (currently only 580 EX II)
Wireless multi-flash support
PC Sync

Shooting modes     
Auto
Creative Auto *
Program AE (P)
Shutter priority AE (Tv)
Aperture priority AE (Av)
Manual (M)
Custom 1
Custom 2 *
Custom 3 *

Drive modes     
Single
Continuous: 3.9 fps *
Self-timer: 2 or 10 sec (2 sec with mirror lock-up)

Burst buffer     
Large/Fine JPEG: 78 frames (310 with UDMA card)
RAW: 13 frames

Orientation sensor     
Yes

Auto rotation     
On (recorded and LCD display)
On (recorded only)
Off

Custom functions     
25 custom functions with 71 settings in 4 groups
Menu languages
25 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese

Firmware     
User upgradable
Portrait grip     
Optional WFT-E4 (WiFi / LAN / USB mass storage)
Optional BG-E6 battery grip

Connectivity     
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
AV out (video & audio *)
HDMI connector
Microphone input
PC Sync flash terminal
Communication terminal on base for WFT-E4
InfraRed

Storage     
Compact Flash Type I or II (inc. FAT32)
Supports UDMA cards
Copyright metatag support
Canon Original Data Security Kit supported (“Original Image Data”)

Power     
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)
CR1616 for date & settings
Approx. 850 shots at 20°C
Battery indication 6 levels & percentage (memorized)

Dimensions     
152 x 114 x 75 mm (6.0 x 4.5 x 2.9 in)

Weight     
No battery: 810 g (1.8 lb)

Accessories     
Viewfinder: Eyecup Eb, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eb, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15, Focusing Screens Eg, Angle Finder C
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4
Battery Grip BG-E6
All EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses)
Canon Speedlites (220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)
Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-1, Remote Controller RC-5
Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3

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