Amanda Ferris graduated with a 3.5 GPA and a B.A. in English from Wagner College in May of 2009, and has since written for several different websites and magazines.These publications include NearSay.com. New York Family, The Camel Clutch Blog, Silhouette Urban Mind-Body Fitness's official site, and 2Blue Media Group. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching dance, going to museums, reading, and volunteering at the Love Wanted Pet Adoption events in Brooklyn. Amanda is a founding member of the Boulevard Books Creative Wring Group and she can also be seen reading her poetry at the Tom Kane Boulevard Bards Open Mic sessions as well.
The 10 Most Annoying Movie Characters
No matter how well-intentioned a screenwriter or author is, sometimes the fans just can't stand a certain character. The creators may love him or her but their beloved character comes off as whiny, useless and just plain boring. Read on for a list of the top 10 most annoying fictional characters that we really wish had never been created...
Geek Proposes to Girlfriend With Replica of ‘Iron Man’ Arc Reactor
When YouTube user Eddie Zarick wanted to propose to his girlfriend, as an electronics geek and 'Iron Man' nerd, he wanted to make it an extra-special occasion. His girlfriend had always been very supportive of his work with electronics and she is also a huge fan of 'Iron Man.' Thus, Eddie's nickname of "Tony Stark" was born.
Real Life Buddy the Elf Takes Manhattan
One of the funniest holiday movies is 'Elf,' starring Will Ferrell, whose beloved character of Buddy won over the hearts of audiences everywhere. Now, Buddy the Elf is a veritable pop-culture icon, especially around the holidays. However, while there have been other spoofs of Ferrell's beloved character, this New Yorker's commitment to bringing Buddy to life takes the cake!
3-D Picture Booth Will Turn Your Photos Into Figurines
In Japan, a creative lab named 'PARTY' has opened a new exhibit where guests can get their pictures taken and turn said photographs into figurines. Sounds cool, right? Just look at how awesome the finished product is: The exhibit, titled 'Omote 3D Shashin Kan,' runs from November 24th, 2012 to January 15th, 2013...
Real Life Grinch Busted for Telling Kids That Santa Doesn’t Exist
Bah, humbug! A Canadian Grinch ruined the annual holiday parade for dozens of children last Saturday. The intoxicated 24-year-old man, who hailed from Kingston, was arrested after police received a complaint. Parents informed authorities that this jerk ruined Christmas for their youngsters by walking up and down the parade lines and telling them that Santa Claus doesn't exist.
The Weirdest ‘Twilight’ Merchandise
Sure, there's tons of weird merchandise out there for fans of various geek franchises to buy. However, 'Twilight' fans take the cake with the following items that beg the question: why were these things even created in the first place?
‘Mortal Kombat’ Gangnam Style Is a Flawless Victory
Thanks to K-Pop's Psy and his hit song 'Gangnam Style,' parodies of his video are popping up all over YouTube. From Mitt Romney to 'Star Wars,' there are videos for every fan base and situation. The latest of these parody videos, 'Mortal Kombat Vs Gangnam Style,' features cosplayers dressed as the 'Mortal Kombat' characters dancing in the Big Apple.
Lucky Pooch Survives 11 Mile Drive After Being Stuck in Grill of Car
This adorable six-year-old Bichon Frise/Poodle mix named Suzie clearly has nine lives or a guardian angel on her furry shoulders: William Muggle of the East Providence Animal Control tells the harrowing tale of how the little pooch survived an 11 mile drive from Massachusetts to Rhode Island while being stuck in the grill of the car.