Fan Girl – Fiftysix http://fiftysix.net/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 10:36:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://fiftysix.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-3-150x150.png Fan Girl – Fiftysix http://fiftysix.net/ 32 32 “Dreams can come true”: the first Ugandan professional cyclist aims for the Tour de France | Global development https://fiftysix.net/dreams-can-come-true-the-first-ugandan-professional-cyclist-aims-for-the-tour-de-france-global-development/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 08:52:00 +0000 https://fiftysix.net/dreams-can-come-true-the-first-ugandan-professional-cyclist-aims-for-the-tour-de-france-global-development/ It is September and the start of the rainy season in Uganda, when the roads are flooded with clay water. Everyone is slowed down by the incessant showers. Despite these conditions, Florence Nakaggwa, 21, trains in the suburb of Masaka, a town 80 miles southwest of the Ugandan capital, Kampala. She travels between 30 and […]]]>

It is September and the start of the rainy season in Uganda, when the roads are flooded with clay water. Everyone is slowed down by the incessant showers. Despite these conditions, Florence Nakaggwa, 21, trains in the suburb of Masaka, a town 80 miles southwest of the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

She travels between 30 and 60 miles (50 to 100 km) each day, going from the tarmac to the red soil of village roads.

Earlier this year, Nakaggwa became the first female rider from Uganda to receive a professional cycling contract, signing with Team Amani, a racing collective that fiercely lobbies for the inclusion of riders across East Africa. East. Based in the Netherlands, it has sister clubs in Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda.

The team provides him with 900,000 Ugandan shillings (around £200) a month, equipment, clothing and representation at races around the world.

His signing came as a surprise to his home village of Kalagala, where neighbors had derided his ambitions. “People, young and old, were shouting insults like ‘Leave the bikes to the boys or you’ll become a man.’ I tend to ignore them. This is the career I chose – not working in a hair salon, as many in my culture would expect.

But standing on the main street of nearby Ssaza, home to the Masaka Cycling Club and a bike repair shop where Nakaggwa works part-time, she commands respect from onlookers when she has her photo taken, a sign that attitudes can change.

In 2015, a social worker and cycling fan from Masaka called Miiro Michael noticed an increasing number of young boys racing bicycles they would normally use to fetch water or for other household chores.

Florence Nakaggwa and Miiro Michael. Photography: Frank L’Opez

“I knew I had to bring young people together,” he says, so he started the cycling club, which now has 10 girls and 15 boys.

Its aim is to harness local talent and engage young people in community work.

The continued existence of the club is due to Michael’s commitment and zeal.

“Even being in a wheelchair, contracting poliomyelitis at two, couldn’t stop me from loving the Tour de France on television as a child. I wondered why there had never been any Ugandans participating.

Michael’s chance meeting with Ross Burrage, an Australian ultra-endurance runner who was training around Masaka in 2019, improved the club’s fortunes. As an ambassador and primary fundraiser, he helped build the pavilion which is now filled with donated equipment and frequented by young people who want to compete.

“I was riding with the brothers from Florence and we went to their parents. There was a young girl: it was Florence, who was picking up coal,” says Burrage. “When I asked why she wasn’t riding I only got a blank stare. The next time I came back she was racing against her brothers.

In a society where girls are expected to marry early and take care of men, Florence has created her own feminine culture.

When she started racing competitively in 2019, she became the first woman to join the cycling club. Michael recognized her leadership qualities and made her captain. Since then, nine more girls and women have joined. “I tell the girls where I came from – I tell them not to sit on their talents. You just need to believe that all dreams can come true with hard work,” she says.

“The weakening of girls must be stopped, or at least reduced.” Nakaggwa leads the club’s female members on practice runs in local villages “so they can be seen”.

His father is a member of the club and coach. He was a mountain bike racer, but did not achieve professional status. He is now keen to empower his daughter to help her reach the next level: international competition.

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Florence Nakaggwa started competing in 2019. Photography: Frank L’Opez

“I’m grateful that he works hard enough for me,” Nakaggwa says. “When you’re on a bike, you’re not a boy or a girl, you’re just a being – and I have to follow everyone in the race, no matter who they are.”

Women’s racing is a relatively new phenomenon; as a result, there are few all-female races in Uganda. Longer off-road mixed treks are more common in Africa and are Nakaggwa’s immediate focus.

After finishing first in the local community races, one of her first challenges on the big stage was the Kintu Trial in western Uganda last year, a challenging five-day 500km mountain bike race, competing with European and African men and women, as well as two local boys from his village.

On the first day, she came in first and was held aloft in amazement by those at the finish line.

His next race is the difficult one rhino race this month, an endurance expedition that begins in South Africa and traverses 1,700 miles (2,750 km) of mountain ranges, forests and towering sand dunes to Namibia. Competitors navigate themselves, carrying all their camping gear and food. Nakaggwa and his two male teammates, Paul Kato and Peter Wasswa, will be the first Ugandans to enter the race.

Completing it will be another first for this young pioneer who is determined to take her place among the greats of cycling. “I have to reach the level of the Tour de France… this is the best place for a professional cyclist to show his tactics and his spirit. If you can do it, you have done it.

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The laptop froze. I froze. Then, like Maika Sivo on the touchline, I rushed out the door | NRL https://fiftysix.net/the-laptop-froze-i-froze-then-like-maika-sivo-on-the-touchline-i-rushed-out-the-door-nrl/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 23:39:00 +0000 https://fiftysix.net/the-laptop-froze-i-froze-then-like-maika-sivo-on-the-touchline-i-rushed-out-the-door-nrl/ IIf I had asked I would have described myself as a fairly laid back rugby league fan. Someone who grew up watching it but whose interest gradually waned over the following decades. So last week it was a shock to find myself barefoot in the street screaming during a football game. Clearly dormant passions ran […]]]>

IIf I had asked I would have described myself as a fairly laid back rugby league fan. Someone who grew up watching it but whose interest gradually waned over the following decades. So last week it was a shock to find myself barefoot in the street screaming during a football game. Clearly dormant passions ran deeper than I thought.

My destiny was predetermined. When I was two, my room was painted garish blue and gold by Dad, the colors of his beloved Parramatta Eels. Baptism by Dulux. Dad grew up near Parramatta, at least. I do not have. Although I suspect many Aussies know what it’s like to be brainwashed of their football allegiances at a young age.

Mine turned out to be a somewhat dubious heirloom. The 1986 Grand Final is the first football game I remember watching, and it all went downhill from there. Parra has now gone 36 years without a premiership – the NRL’s longest current drought.

The Eels’ ability to break hearts has become legendary. Surrender an 18-2 lead with 11 minutes left against the Bulldogs in the final in 1998. Being gutted by Andrew Johns in the first half of the 2001 Grand Final. These, however, came in our good years. Many more of the last 36 have been spent in clumsy incompetence both on and off the pitch. It’s a team that cheated on the salary cap and always finished last.

Although I never miss a State of Origin or a Grand Final, my patience for the regular season NRL has eroded over the years. All sports have their habits, but rugby league is particularly repetitive, brutally, as both teams fight for every yard. And the more I read about concussions in the field, the more uncomfortable I feel supporting an empire built by sending young men into harm’s way.

But the love of the sport defies rational thought – especially for Parramatta fans, as I was reminded last week when a power outage at home interrupted my preparations for their preliminary round final. Another example of Parra’s curse? Or the rugby league gods protecting me from myself?

I managed to tether the laptop to my phone, only to find the 4G network blocked. When my wife came home from a stressful 12-hour day just after kickoff, I barely said hello before commandeering her phone to another network. Hit! I forgot to tell him, though. So when she left 20 minutes later to pick up our daughter from a party (after her 12 hour day…I know) the laptop froze. I froze. Then, like Maika Sivo on the sideline, I rushed for the door in my tracksuits and bare feet trying to push her away. I was less than a meter from the speeding car when it started to drive away, my frantic waving and shouting failing to get its attention in the rearview mirror.

On the third call she picked up and reluctantly went home, which made her late to pick up our eight year old daughter. But I knew my daughter would understand. I’ve been brainwashing him about eels all season. In fact, I attribute their last two wins to the blue and gold lucky bracelet she made me for Father’s Day.

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld once suggested that loyalty to a sports team “is pretty hard to justify, because the players are always changing.” “You’re looking for the clothes, when you get there.” Having only been to Parramatta a handful of times, there is an element of truth in all of this. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why I care about these 17 men in blue and gold, with whom I have very little in common, more than 17 men in black with whom I have very little in common.

But as I sat on the edge of my sofa for the past five minutes, while the dabbing laptop heightened my nervous agony, it was clear that sport is much more than cheering on a shirt – c is subscribing to a shared experience.

That’s true with friends and family, who I immediately started sharing texts with once the win was sealed, but also the wider Eels fanbase, who I have nothing in common with for most, except 36 years of grief and haunting hope. As Badly Drawn Boy sang, joy is not the same without pain. And no one suffers like Parramatta.

I considered a whirlwind trip to Sydney for the grand finale. I have friends who head to the local pub where there is the annual end of season party. Ultimately, though, I think I’d rather watch the game with Dad and my kids, three generations of eel-cheated fans pinning our hopes on an unlikely change of fortune.

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I’m a mid-size fashion whiz and tried on Shein’s £15 set – here’s what it looks like on a curvy girl https://fiftysix.net/im-a-mid-size-fashion-whiz-and-tried-on-sheins-15-set-heres-what-it-looks-like-on-a-curvy-girl/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 11:55:21 +0000 https://fiftysix.net/im-a-mid-size-fashion-whiz-and-tried-on-sheins-15-set-heres-what-it-looks-like-on-a-curvy-girl/ IF you have curves and struggle to dress yourself, you’ve come to the right place. Knowing what to wear can be tricky and finding clothes that not only fit you comfortably but also look great can sometimes seem impossible. 3 A mid-size fashionista took to TikTok to show off 30 different outfits for fall1 credit […]]]>

IF you have curves and struggle to dress yourself, you’ve come to the right place.

Knowing what to wear can be tricky and finding clothes that not only fit you comfortably but also look great can sometimes seem impossible.

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Olivia paired the ensemble with a stunning leather jacket from Amazon

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Olivia paired the ensemble with a stunning leather jacket from Amazon1 credit

Especially when the weather can’t be decided and one minute it’s hot and the next it’s cold, finding brilliant transitional looks is essential.

Fashion fan Olivia Freda took to TikTok to show off one of her latest fashion purchases and it left everyone in awe.

The self-proclaimed ‘mid-size queen’, known on TikTok as ‘oliviafredacurves‘, began a series, where she flaunts her outfit every day for 30 days.

In a video showing “Day 6 of 30 Days of Mid-Size Outfits,” the fashion genius wore a stunning ensemble by Shein.

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The fashionista has 948,000 subscribers and 7.1 million likes on the video-sharing platform and many TikTok users loved her look.

The Shein coordination in particular really got people talking.

The ‘Shein curve set’, which Olivia wears in size 0XL, is not only comfortable and flattering, but also very trendy.

It’s a gorgeous burnt orange color and is perfect for transitional days.

The set will cost you just £15.59 for the set and the rib knit top and skirt set is perfect dressed up or down.

Wear it with heels for a brunch with the girls, trainers for running errands or mules and a blazer for a day at the office.

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The set is available in five different sizes – from a size OXL which is equivalent to a UK size 16, to a 4XL which is equivalent to a size 24.

Olivia paired the Shein ensemble with an Amazon faux leather jacket and a pair of Amazon mule heels.

The video clearly impressed many, as it quickly racked up 360.3k views in just one week.

It has 12.8k likes, 78 comments and 120 shares.

TikTok users loved the coordination and took the comments to express it.

One person said, “That looks so comfy” to which Olivia replied, “It’s so comfy!!!”

Another added: “Obsessed with this outfit!”

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A third commented: “Ooo I’ve never used Shein, maybe I should. This outfit is lovely”.

Someone else agreed: “I need this outfit!”

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On the occasion of her daughter Taylor’s 12th birthday, Christina Hall pays tribute to her: “Sweet girl, keep shine.” https://fiftysix.net/on-the-occasion-of-her-daughter-taylors-12th-birthday-christina-hall-pays-tribute-to-her-sweet-girl-keep-shine/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 20:15:52 +0000 https://fiftysix.net/on-the-occasion-of-her-daughter-taylors-12th-birthday-christina-hall-pays-tribute-to-her-sweet-girl-keep-shine/ Christina Hall is one proud mom. On Thursday, the Christina on the Coast star posted a carousel of cute photos on Instagram of her daughter, Taylor Reese, to celebrate her 12th birthday. In one photo, Taylor poses next to a decorative rock painted with an adorable birthday cake and balloons – all for her special […]]]>

Christina Hall is one proud mom.

On Thursday, the Christina on the Coast star posted a carousel of cute photos on Instagram of her daughter, Taylor Reese, to celebrate her 12th birthday.

In one photo, Taylor poses next to a decorative rock painted with an adorable birthday cake and balloons – all for her special day.

“Happy Birthday Taylor 💕! Times go by way too fast and watching her grow so much this year has been 😱,” the mother-of-three wrote.

“We’re so proud of Taylor!! She’s doing great in school, excelling at club football and has a great group of friends. Love you beautiful/sweet girl, keep shining. ⭐💕

Taylor is joined in the house by her two children, 10-year-old son Cash and 9-year-old daughter Jagger. Hall also has a 7-year-old son named Brayden James with ex Tarek El Moussa – who is currently expecting his first child with wife Heather Rae El Moussa. Hall is also mother to 2-year-old Hudson London, whom she shares with ex Ant Anstead.

On her first day of college, Taylor was photographed by Hall this month wearing a graduation cap.

“First day of college 🥺😱. Wish us luck!!! 🤍💕,” she captioned the photo.

Snapchat user n_dunn1 took the portrait, wearing a hoodie and her blue plaid school skirt with a set of classic Chuck Taylor Converse sneakers.

Hall reflected on how quickly Taylor is growing as they enjoyed a “special mom daughter shopping date” earlier this summer.

In the photo, Hall posed with her daughter in a teal tank top and denim shorts.Christina Hall and her daughter Taylor

“Mom daughter shopping date 💟. The fact that we’re wearing the same shoe size now is 😳. Taylor will be 12 next month, pre-teen life is getting way too fast!! 🥹,” she captioned the photo. .

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Who is Kara? 15th Anniversary Reunion Has K-pop Fans Saying “2nd Generation Rebirth” https://fiftysix.net/who-is-kara-15th-anniversary-reunion-has-k-pop-fans-saying-2nd-generation-rebirth/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 06:05:00 +0000 https://fiftysix.net/who-is-kara-15th-anniversary-reunion-has-k-pop-fans-saying-2nd-generation-rebirth/ SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: If we thought 2021 was the year of reunion, we were way off. Yes, we’ve picked up iconic second-generation bands like SHINee, 2PM, 2AM, After School, and T-ara, but 2022 was even better. We picked up BIGBANG, 2NE1, Girls’ Generation aka SNSD, EXID and now Kara. Kara have become the next second-generation […]]]>

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: If we thought 2021 was the year of reunion, we were way off. Yes, we’ve picked up iconic second-generation bands like SHINee, 2PM, 2AM, After School, and T-ara, but 2022 was even better. We picked up BIGBANG, 2NE1, Girls’ Generation aka SNSD, EXID and now Kara. Kara have become the next second-generation K-pop group to return after a long period of inactivity to reunite for their 15th anniversary.

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On September 19, it was announced that not only would Kara be returning, but even the members who had left would be joining the reunion. All five members will be in attendance, including Nicole and Kang Jiyoung who left the group in 2014. Their former label RBW, which is home to popular K-pop groups like Mamamoo, KARD, and ONEUS, shared that Kara is planning an album for their 15th anniversary. and since they had been reuniting for a long time, the label would give them their full support.

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Kara currently has five members: Park Gyuri, Han Seungyeon, Heo Youngji, Nicole, and Jiyoung. They previously had Seunghee who left a year after debuting and late member Goo Hara who passed away in 2019. The girl group sans Nicole and Jiyoung had released their seventh and final K-pop album ‘In Love’ in May 2015. before breaking up in 2016. They had debuted under DSP Media now under RBW in 2007. They had several iconic songs that represented the second generation like “Mamma Mia”, “Jumping” and “Wanna”. They were declared the second-best girl group in South Korea and Rookie of the Year in Japan in 2010. In June 2022, they got together and shared group photos, which sparked a comeback rumor that s is now materialized.

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Kara shared that their reunion album is for the fans who have sent them love and support throughout the past few years. The members hope to express their desire to enjoy their 15th anniversary with their fans by releasing a festival-worthy album full of joyful and bright energy. The release of the album is not the only thing planned, because Kara is set to make a massive K-pop comeback with guest appearances on TV shows.

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“It’s Time to Let Kara Pass”

One fan said, “KARA will be returning in November for its 15th anniversary…and 2022 is officially the year of the 2nd Gen revival.” A fan made a reaction meme, “SNSD and KARA at year-end awards shows.” Another fan posted, “GIRLS GENERATION MOVE LEFT. T-ARA MOVE RIGHT. AFTER SCHOOL GET OUT OF THE WAY. SISTAR DO EVERYTHING BUT TRY NOT TO GET CRASHED. GOOD WHERE YOU ARE ON THE SIDE. IT’S TIME TO LET KARA PASS.”

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One fan tweeted, “KARA RETURNS IN NOVEMBER WITH SEUNGYEON, GYURI, NICOLE, JIYOUNG AND YOUNGJI! NO ONE IS READY FOR THE JOINT MURDER AHEAD!” With Wonder Girls, Girls’ Generation and Kara leading the second generation girl groups, fans wanted for Wonder Girl to complete the WonSoKa reunion,”Wonsoka come back as a set please.”

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When can you pee during The Woman King? https://fiftysix.net/when-can-you-pee-during-the-woman-king/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 22:13:36 +0000 https://fiftysix.net/when-can-you-pee-during-the-woman-king/ Sharing is caring! Great action sequences are no time to realize you have to go to the bathroom, folks! Here are the best times to go for a run and pee during The Woman King. About the female king The female king is the remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who […]]]>

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Great action sequences are no time to realize you have to go to the bathroom, folks! Here are the best times to go for a run and pee during The Woman King.

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About the female king

The female king is the remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skill and ferocity unparalleled anywhere in the world.

Inspired by real facts, The female king follows the emotionally epic journey of General Nanisca (Oscar® winner Viola Davis) as she trains the next generation of recruits and prepares them for battle against an enemy bent on destroying their way of life. Some things are worth fighting for…

Watch the trailer for The Woman King here.

Read The Woman King parents guide and age rating here.

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I know I know.

But you were a mom. This information is super helpful for those like me who have a super small bladder.

But also don’t wanna miss a moment of the action or awesome dialogues and quotes in The Woman King.

But please remember, especially these days, to give that 20-second hand wash to whatever song floats your boat before you rush into the theater.

When can you run to the bathroom during the woman king?

When can you pee during The Woman King?

When you head to the theater to watch this amazing movie on the biggest screen you can find, knowing when you can pee during The Woman King will ensure you don’t miss any valuable plot points or action sequences.

This film lasts approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.

You may still need to go for a run and pee during this movie.

Emptying that bladder with these timing tips on when you can take a bathroom break during the movie will help.

Here are some suggested times to run, take a pee, and schedule those bathroom breaks during The Woman King.

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Start the timer on your phone when the movie starts and take your bathroom breaks during these approximate times:

Be quick about your business – you shouldn’t get too lost regardless, as the plot isn’t too complex.

We can’t promise you won’t miss a thing, but we’ve tried to find the best times to rush you!

  • 20 minutes after choosing the palace
  • 33 minutes after Nawi got in trouble
  • 56 minutes after the water scene
  • 1 hour 11 minutes when Nawi slips away
  • 1h30 when the woman gets off the cart
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Spider-Man’s Celebrity Crossover Was Much Worse Than She-Hulk’s https://fiftysix.net/spider-mans-celebrity-crossover-was-much-worse-than-she-hulks/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 21:51:32 +0000 https://fiftysix.net/spider-mans-celebrity-crossover-was-much-worse-than-she-hulks/ The following contains spoilers for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Episode 3, “The People vs. Emil Blonsky,” now streaming on Disney+ Megan Thee Stallion’s viral guest appearance as herself is one of Disney+’s most memorable moments She-Hulk. Like seemingly everything else in the series, it garnered a divisive reaction. While some critics fall into the camp […]]]>

The following contains spoilers for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Episode 3, “The People vs. Emil Blonsky,” now streaming on Disney+

Megan Thee Stallion’s viral guest appearance as herself is one of Disney+’s most memorable moments She-Hulk. Like seemingly everything else in the series, it garnered a divisive reaction. While some critics fall into the camp that finds everything the show does too “woke”, there are some valid critics on She-Hulk’s first brush with stardom. She-Hulk’s fan girl moment with the “Hot Girl Summer” rapper may not sit well with fans.


Like any aspect of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are plenty of examples of superheroes crossing paths with real-life celebrities in the comics. With decades of stories to choose from, you can find examples that have handled celebrity crossovers worse than She-Hulk did. The most obvious came in 2002 when Spider-Man went on a crossover with the host of The show tonightJay Leno.

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“Jay Leno & Spider-Man: One Night Only! (Remember to tip your waitress)” was a three-part back-up story published on Marvel’s line in the summer of 2002. The story, by Ron Zimmerman, Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, Avalon Studios’ Dan Kemp, and RS & Comiccraft’s Wes Abbott don’t give the talk show host top marks on Marvel’s flagship character by accident. Spider-Man is subordinate to Leno on their team against a murderous reality TV producer. A particularly embarrassing moment in the third part of the story saw the web-slinger cling to the comedian while riding a motorbike. Spider-Man is also the butt of the joke at the end of the story when he gets stage fright during a Tonight’s show appearance.

A Spider-Man story that’s more about a celebrity is more like sponsored content than a Marvel story in continuity. Marvel’s place in the world in 2002 makes the focus on a dominant figure like Leno more understandable. Marvel Was Taking Over Cinema With Sam Raimi’s First Martin Scorsese-Approved Film Spider Man trilogy, but they weren’t far from their role in the comic book industry’s crash of the 90s and bankruptcy. Although they did not convert much Tonight’s show viewers into comic book readers, it makes sense that they would woo a mainstream audience, even if it was at Spider-Man’s expense.

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Beyond attempts to attract mainstream audiences, the story’s author also explains why he favored a celebrity over a superhero. Ron Zimmerman’s background was in the entertainment industry, where he worked on everything from The Howard Stern Show to Hollywood satire Stock. Whereas Spawn/Batman Artist Greg Capullo’s name stands out the most in modern fan credits, Zimmerman got the lion’s share of the attention when “Jay Leno & Spider-Man” was released. None of this was good.

Zimmerman’s second Marvel credit, “Jay Leno & Spider-Man,” meant he didn’t get off on the right foot with fans. The first story he wrote; a number of Marvel Knights Punisher in progress, was not well received either. The fact that “Jay Leno & Spider-Man” was bundled with every Marvel comic for just three months, unfortunately, meant it was more widely read. It did little to bolster Zimmerman’s reputation or counter the belief among die-hard fans that he was a favorite project of Marvel editor Joe Quesada.

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Leno appeared in another Spider-Man story written by Zimmerman in 2002, which was drawn by The boys co-creator Darick Robertson. In Spider Man: Sweet Charity, Leno hosts a charity auction where Spider-Man and J. Jonah Jameson are forced to go camping together by one of Zimmerman’s co-creations, Al, Kraven the Hunter’s son. Zimmerman’s brand of humor never clicked with comic book audiences, but he had a long and varied career that included writing for The simpsons between the time he left the comics and his death in July.

“Jay Leno & Spider-Man” was met with scorn by Marvel fans. This backlash pales in comparison to the mainstream attention Zimmerman received for rebooting classic western hero Rawhide Kid as Marvel’s first gay main character. This revival would become Zimmerman’s final legacy in comics. “Jay Leno & Spider-Man” has become a footnote 20 years later, vaguely remembered by readers who stumbled upon it in their favorite Marvel titles and internet comedy writers.

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From Colombia to Florida to Marietta: Country singer-songwriter Lala Nicole https://fiftysix.net/from-colombia-to-florida-to-marietta-country-singer-songwriter-lala-nicole/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 17:29:55 +0000 https://fiftysix.net/from-colombia-to-florida-to-marietta-country-singer-songwriter-lala-nicole/ Colombian-born country singer-songwriter Lala Nicole, who now lives in Marietta, yesterday performed a half-hour set at the Welcome to South Cobb festival at the Eddy at Riverview Landing, on a stage overlooking the river Chattahoochee. Like the lyrics to many country songs, Nicole’s lyrics revolve around relationships, and two of the songs she performed at […]]]>

Colombian-born country singer-songwriter Lala Nicole, who now lives in Marietta, yesterday performed a half-hour set at the Welcome to South Cobb festival at the Eddy at Riverview Landing, on a stage overlooking the river Chattahoochee.

Like the lyrics to many country songs, Nicole’s lyrics revolve around relationships, and two of the songs she performed at the festival were about breaking up a toxic relationship.

After her set, the Courier spoke with her, standing on the boat landing on the river.

We asked Nicole to tell a little about her life and her music.

“My name is Lala Nicole and I’m a singer-songwriter,” she said. “I was born in Colombia, the country, and moved to the United States when I was about 12.”

“And that was the first time I took up the guitar as well, and I taught myself to play the guitar and also the piano afterwards,” she said.

“It was kind of like how I coped with being in a new country.” she says. “And I didn’t have many friends when I came here, in fact, not at all, like maybe one.”

“And so my guitar became my best friend, and then the songs that I was learning and singing became kind of a part of who I am,” Nicole said.

“I was really inspired by country music,” she said.

“I didn’t like my accent when I came here,” she says. “I didn’t want to be any more different from how I already felt. So I learned the quote-unquote American accent by just listening to a bunch of country music.

“So if you hear me say ‘you all’ or something like that, it’s because it’s very natural for me to say it now,” Nicole said. “There’s a bit of rock in it just because I’m a little anxious.”

When asked where she had lived in the United States before moving to Marietta, she replied: “I first moved to Florida and then I stayed there almost all my life, in college, in the high school and all.”

“And then I went to Nashville for a year and a half. And that’s where I really got to know the music industry as I know it now,” she said.

“And that was my first meeting really, with a lot of artists. It was the first time I really saw artists so close and I was like, I was extremely dazzled like crazy,” she said. “I’m like the biggest fan girl, that’s what really makes me love music, obviously.”

“It was crazy for me, like seeing my idols that I like just walking around, like going to a coffee shop. And I was like, Oh my God, that’s like Shania Twain like just walking around!

When asked about her musical influences, she mentioned Taylor Smith, Miley Cyrus, Shakira, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris and “a lot of Spanish artists…it’s something I grew up with” .

She talked about the process of building her self-confidence as an artist.

“I never thought I could do this kind of genre or this kind of music. Honestly, I was limiting myself, just because I didn’t see people like me in the genre,” she said. “And it wasn’t until I left Nashville, and I kind of worked on myself and really started to improve, gain confidence.”

“But I realized, wait, wait, it doesn’t matter what I look like, it just matters that my music is good,” Nicole said.

To see and hear more performances by Lala Nicole, visit his Youtube channel by following this link.

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Chiefs Kingdom celebrates Red Friday ahead of season opener https://fiftysix.net/chiefs-kingdom-celebrates-red-friday-ahead-of-season-opener/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 02:18:00 +0000 https://fiftysix.net/chiefs-kingdom-celebrates-red-friday-ahead-of-season-opener/ We made it, Chiefs Kingdom. The opening of the season is upon us. The Chiefs will face the Cardinals in Arizona on Sunday. KMBC 9 stopped by at a Red Friday celebration in Zona Rosa where there was no doubt the fans were ready for football. The Zona Rosa turned into a red zone on […]]]>

We made it, Chiefs Kingdom. The opening of the season is upon us. The Chiefs will face the Cardinals in Arizona on Sunday. KMBC 9 stopped by at a Red Friday celebration in Zona Rosa where there was no doubt the fans were ready for football. The Zona Rosa turned into a red zone on Friday, with Chiefs Kingdom members young and old showing up strong to kick off the season. “So far we’ve been able to see KC Wolf, then we’re going to look for food and balloon animals,” said young Chiefs fan Aubrey Brennan. A Red Friday celebration was in order with fans eager for the team’s home win on Sunday. “Oh my God, we’ve been waiting for it,” said Natalie Bass, Zona Rosa’s marketing manager who helped plan Red Friday Tailgate. “My family, I have two boys, it’s like what we live for when the Chiefs are back.” “It’s a good vibe, we need it,” Chiefs fan Olivia Boyd said. “It’s been a long summer, it’s been a lot, so we need it.” Fans are thrilled to get promising rookies on the roster. to Kansas City from California. He has it in good faith. He told quarterback Patrick Mahomes about it at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe in July. His wife, Heather, also got to meet her favorite chef. “Travis Kelce walked up to me and he said, ‘Hey girl, you look beautiful in that 87 jersey,'” Heather Bradshaw said, “and gave me a hug and I literally, like, fangirled it. I like, I started to melt. She will wear this jersey, signed by Kelce, all season. A season that fans hope to last until February. This was Zona Rosa’s first Red Friday tailgate in their new Central Park area. The Northland shopping area is no longer planned at this time, but organizers say that after the success of the first event, there will be more in the future.

We made it, Chiefs Kingdom. The opening of the season is upon us. The Chiefs will face the Cardinals in Arizona on Sunday. KMBC 9 stopped by at a Red Friday celebration in Zona Rosa where there was no doubt the fans were ready for football.

The Zona Rosa turned into a red zone on Friday, with Chiefs Kingdom members young and old showing up strong to kick off the season.

“So far we’ve been able to see KC Wolf, then we’re going to look for food and balloon animals,” said young Chiefs fan Aubrey Brennan.

A Red Friday celebration was in order with fans eager for the team’s home win on Sunday.

“Oh my God, we’ve been waiting for it,” said Natalie Bass, Zona Rosa’s marketing manager who helped plan Red Friday Tailgate. “My family, I have two boys, that’s like what we live for is when the Chiefs are back.”

“It’s a good vibe, we need it,” Chiefs fan Olivia Boyd said. “It’s been a long summer, it’s been a lot, so we need it.”

Fans are pumped for the promising recruits on the roster.

“The new guys are going to ramp up, I’m sure,” said Chiefs fan Josh Bradshaw, who recently moved from California to Kansas City.

He has it in good faith. He told quarterback Patrick Mahomes about it at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe in July.

“I was talking to him a bit about the new receivers, he said they were all gelling pretty well,” Bradshaw said.

His wife, Heather, also got to meet her favorite chef.

“Travis Kelce walked up to me and he said, ‘hey girl, you look great in that 87 jersey,’ Heather Bradshaw said, and gave me a hug and I literally fangirled him. I love , began to melt.

She will wear this jersey, signed by Kelce, all season long. A season that fans hope to last until February.

This was Zona Rosa’s first Red Friday tailgate in their new Central Park area. The Northland shopping area is no longer planned at this time, but organizers say that after the success of the first event, there will be more in the future.

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Doritos mustard ketchup and chips nail condiment flavors https://fiftysix.net/doritos-mustard-ketchup-and-chips-nail-condiment-flavors/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 21:02:26 +0000 https://fiftysix.net/doritos-mustard-ketchup-and-chips-nail-condiment-flavors/ Doritos are best known for their nacho-flavored iteration, famous for leaving telltale orange safety-cone dust on the fingers of those who indulge in it – as well as the ranch-cool version, which benefits from its own dedicated fan base. But over the years, the company has been known to throw in a rainbow of experimental […]]]>

Doritos are best known for their nacho-flavored iteration, famous for leaving telltale orange safety-cone dust on the fingers of those who indulge in it – as well as the ranch-cool version, which benefits from its own dedicated fan base. But over the years, the company has been known to throw in a rainbow of experimental flavors, and it recently introduced a trio of new limited-time editions: ketchup, mustard, and tamarind.

Along with the condiment duo, Doritos seemed to conjure up a nostalgic, all-American summer of burgers and hot dogs served at baseball diamonds and backyard barbecues. But there’s also a global influence at play – the mustard flavor was inspired by hot Chinese style, according to the brand, and the ketchup-flavoured crisps are a best-seller in Canada and loved in the UK.

Is the new Girl Scout cookie any good? It depends on where you live.

So how do the new styles compare to the classics? All three undeniably and strongly taste their inspirations, so our hats off to the flavor makers at Doritos Laboratories for nailing them with such precision. The red-hued version captured the sweet-edged tomato paste quality of President Donald Trump’s favorite so-called missile of anger, as well as that familiar balancing, salty flavor. A colleague who is an avowed fan of ketchup-flavored chips (so much so that he imports them from across the pond) has dubbed them a favorite in the United States.

Eating a handful of mustard crisps immediately reminded me of dipping fried wontons in spicy mustard in the Chinese restaurants of my youth, with a similar sinus clearing effect – to be fair, they’re nicknamed ” Spicy Mustard”, so you should consider yourself savvy on that front. The tamarind tortillas also offered an intense and concentrated reflection of their namesake. With this flavor, in addition to a fruity sweetness, there is a strong acid note, similar to that of citrus fruits (again, Doritos is telling the truth in the advertising by labeling them “Tangy Tamarind”) which recalls the profile asserted of Tostitos’ misnomer “Hint of Lime”. “These are the Sour Patch Kids of potato chips,” a wrinkled co-worker said.

And if you love the experience of Doritos dust accumulating on your fingers (apparently people do – the residue was a signature quality that Taco Bell deliberately incorporated into its Dorito shells), then Tamarind Chips have you covered. a brick red alternative coating for your chip shovel figures.

Who makes the best tortilla chips? We’ve tasted and ranked 14 popular brands for you to check out.

My opinion ? As faithful as the recreations are, I would place the three new Doritos in the category of interesting but not addictive. They remind me that there’s a reason ketchup and mustard — and tamarind chutney, for that matter — are condiments and not main dishes. This is the snack-world version of Jennifer Coolidge – delightful as a character actress, but do I want to watch her for two hours in a starring role? Uh, probably not.

At the end of the day (certainly not the end of the bag; I’m not getting that far), these are the chips that I admire most for the feat of capturing flavors that, it turns out, I think are best enjoyed in small amounts.

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