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The ‘f-word’ is unfortunately The Top Hollyword 2013


The ‘f-word’ Is Unfortunately The Top Hollyword of 2013

11th Annual Awards by The Global Language Monitor 

The Year in Film as Reflected in the English Language

11th Annual Global Survey by the Global Language Monitor

fword01Austin, Texas, March 11, 2013.   The word euphemistically described as the ‘f-word‘ has been named the  Top Hollyword of the 2013 season by the Global Language Monitor, in its eleventh annual survey. Gravity came in second followed by slavery, minion, and operating system (OS).  Rounding out the Top Ten were melancholia, secret identity, Lone Star, ‘sense of place’, and recurrence.   Each year, GLM announces the words after the Oscars at the conclusion of the awards season. The 86th Annual Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, March 2, 2014.  Ellen Degeneres was the host for the second time.

“The word euphemistically described as the ‘f-word’ is our Top Hollyword of the Year.  The seemingly all-persuasive word can be found in all major Western Cinema, evidenced by the majority of this year’s Best Picture Nominees.” said Paul JJ Payack, president and chief word analyst for the Global Language Monitor.  “Though the word was first introduced onto the screen in an apparent effort to shock the audience, the word is now used for various parts of speech with several dozen differing senses (or definitions).  In literature, the word was identified in the mid-1600s peaking in the 1730s. The word then re-emerged in the 1960s and its use has increased exponentially ever since.”

The Oscars also introduced a new class of Ambush Marketing (Inverse-ambush Marketing), where the sponsor ambushes the audience.  In this case Samsung paid a reported $20 million fee for product placement during the live broadcast, when Ellen used  a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for the ‘spontaneous’ selfie of the star-studded audience was re-tweeted some 871,000 times within an hour.

The Top Hollywords of the 2013 season with commentary follow.

Rank / Word or Phrase / Commentary

  1. HollywoodSunset01The F-Word (Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle, etc.) — Not an endorsement but can’t ignore the preponderance of the word in contemporary film-making. Historically it was first used extensively in the late 1600s and was revived in the early 1960s.
  2. Gravity (Gravity) — Unarticulated protagonist of the film defined: Any two bodies in the universe attract each other with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.  Just sayin’.
  3. Slavery (12 Years a Slave) — There are said to be more slaves in the 21st c. than anytime in history.   Many conjecture what they would have done during the earlier periods of human trafficking.  They have the same opportunity today for that time is now.
  4. Minion (Despicable Me 2) — Literally, a servile follower or inferior.  Not the aspiration of any B-School grad but much more humorous.
  5. Operating System (Her) — Breaking new ground here; not an Operating System as a protagonist (that would be 2001: a Space Odyssey’s HAL), but, rather, the first OS as a romantic lead.
  6. Melancholia (Blue Jasmine) — Kate Blanchett’s masterful rendition of what the Ancient’s considered  a preponderance of  ‘black bile’:  melancholia.
  7. Secret Identity (Hunger Games) — Plutarch Heavensbee’s secret identity was to the benefit of millions in the Hunger Games; in real life the secret identity of Philip Seymour Hoffman led to his untimely death.
  8. ‘Lone Star’ (Dallas Buyers Club) —  Like Mr. McConaughey, all things Texas (to admire or disparage), the Lone Star State are hot.
  9. Sense of Place (American Hustle, Nebraska, August (Osage County) — The world may be ‘flat’ but the sense of place appears to getting stronger in film.
  10. Recurrence (About Time) — An equation that defines a sequence recursively; e.g., something occurring again and again, and so on.  An old screen formula, applied gently and lovingly here.

Previous Top Hollyword Winners include:

  • 2012  ‘Emancipation — (Lincoln, Django, Argo) — Webster says ‘to free from restraint, control, or the power of another’.
  • 2011  ‘Silence’ – Silent movies, (the Artist), a wife’s silence (Descendants), a father’s silence (Extremely Loud), silence among the trenches of WWI (Warhorse).
  • 2010  ‘Grit’ — firmness, pluck, gritty, stubborn, indomitable spirit, courageous, and brave perseverance.
  • 2009  ‘Pandora’ —  from Avatar
  • 2008  ‘Jai Ho!” —  Literally ‘Let there be Victory’ in Hindi from Slumdog Millionaire
  • 2007  “Call it, Friendo” —  from No Country for Old Men
  • 2006  “High Five!!! It’s sexy time!”  — from Borat!
  • 2005  ‘Brokeback’ — from Brokeback Mountain
  • 2004 ‘Pinot’ — from Sideways
  • 2003 ‘Wardrobe malfunction’ — Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson from Super Bowl XXXVIII
Is this normal as the f-word is used

Is this normal as the f-word is used

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WHISNews21: The way Hollywood has engaged in a mission to discredit our God, I am not sure if this poll is correct, as all I hear every time I turn on a Hollywood production, is my God’s word being used in vain, not once not twice but dozens of times during a hour or two. Maybe our Lords names, God or Jesus are the most used words in Hollywood, but for Hollywood to admit that, they may think we the masses may get the wrong message and think it is a victory for our God. Strange but possibly true what do you think ?

Marty’s Prayer Line for Yesterday Today and Tomorrow


If you have a prayer or a thought that you want to mention here or send to someone who you believe is deserving please use my column to reach special people who would go out of their way to say a special prayer on your behalf for that someone you care about – Marty Martel

WHISNews21 Prayer Line and thoughts for yesterday, today and tomorrow by Marty Martel

Prayers are needed for my aunt Nancy, who will be having surgery for the third time for ovarian cancer. Margie Prayers for Lester Armistead of the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, who is just now in recovery from surgery to remove a tumor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

Marty, Please add my cousin, Kenneth to your prayer list. He is going through his 2nd round of Chemo and it is making him very sick. Thank you in advance, Betty

Try not to break it, if you cannot send it, let me know … I know I chose my twelve people well, may we receive strength and Divine Light .. This is Father Ignacio’s Novena, which began on January 10, 2005 and it still has not been broken … when you receive it, pray a Hail Mary and make a special request … do not forget to work towards your dreams, as with you and with God everything is realized so much faster …

“Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen “(Here make your wish) ……..

Our Father who art in heaven, as you walk into my home, please take all my worries, diseases, fears and please protect my parents, my husband, brothers and sisters, my children, my friends and all my family, in the name of Jesus! Amen.

If God is first in your life, stop what you’re doing and send this message! So that all your friends receive this blessing today. There is no silence that God does not understand nor sadness that He does not know nor tears that He does not value. Dear God, Bless the hands of the one that opened this post, also illuminate the eyes of those who read it and fill with Love and Blessings whoever shares it.

——Original Message——-

From: Carol Lee Cooper Date: 3/6/2014 10:58:15 PM

Dear Prayer Warriors, Bonnie, one of our Prayer Warriors is requesting prayer for this dear couple who’s prayer request is below. Please pray for this dear gentleman for healing & strength as he goes through this tough time in his life. His wife has MS & will need our prayers as well. God bless you all, Carol Lee Cooper

REMEMBER:  Don’t tell God how big your storm is…tell the storm how BIG your God is!!!!!

I received the following email this morning.  Sometimes, I as you, are overwhelmed with the prayer requests I receive and sometimes I simply pray in the Spirit only, because I have no words I can say.  Today is one of those days…and as I prayed, I was led to simply pray and thank God that He gave us this promise in His Word.  Please stand with me, pray with me, believe with me and accept with me the following promises that God Himself has made to us. Thank You Father that You love us.  Amen

Isaiah 53 says:  Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Please add this man to your prayer list. He is going into the hospital today for another round of Chemo and will be in for 1 – 2 weeks. The Dr.’s are hoping to receive the Core Blood this week so they can run tests to ensure it is a match and will proceed with the Bone Marrow transplant ASAP. When the transplant happens, he will remain in isolation at the hospital for at least 30 days, then moved to a step down area for a while, then will be isolation at home for at least 100 days. He has a rough road ahead of him to say the least! Please keep his sweet wife in  your prayers as well. She has MS, so he has always taken care of her, now the roles have been reversed and this is very hard on his wife, and very frustrating because her body is so limited. He has ‘faith in his doctors’. I said that was great, but ‘I have faith in God who is the ULTIMATE physician’. I told him that I am praying for him and his doctors and received no response. So, please pray his heart is right with God as well as for his physical needs – Bonnie

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Claims Gay People ‘Bullied The American People’

MichelleBachmann01Michele Bachmann Claims Gay People Have ‘Bullied The American People’

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is still not pleased with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s (R) decision to veto SB 1062 late last month.

In an interview with conservative radio host Lars Larson during last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference, Bachmann said the downfall of the bill, which would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gay individuals on religious grounds, illustrated how LGBT activists have “bullied” voters and politicians.

michelebachmannendorsesconniemack“There’s nothing about gays in there. But the gay community decided to make this their measure,” Bachmann said. “I think the thing that is getting a little tiresome, the gay community, they have so bullied the American people, and they’ve so intimidated politicians. The politicians fear them, so that they think they get to dictate the agenda everywhere.”

Bachmann said, however, that liberals likely wouldn’t attempt to change the U.S. Constitution to “take away” religious rights because “activist judges” and President Barack Obama will simply ignore the document instead.

“He’s a lawless president who’s violating the Constitution with every executive order,” Bachmann said of Obama.

The “Answer” An Animated Short Film – WET TV

answer02The Answer An Animated Short Film – WET TV

This is the Final Year Graduation Film by Florent Rubio and Xin Zhao. Visit our personal websites: Thank you to Penny Holton, Nigel Kitching and the others who provided feedback  !! :D Thanks Fernando Zamora for the amazing Voice Acting for the book narration!!!

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You can view more “Animation” right here on WET TV


Massive Explosion And Building Collapse In New York

nygasleak021 Dead, 20 Hurt, Others Missing as 2 Buildings Collapse After Report of Explosion in Manhattan: Sources

Please live Television feed while available at bottom of article

FDNY officials are responding to reports of a massive explosion and partial building collapse in East Harlem on Wednesday. The explosion reportedly occurred at 1644 Park Avenue, between 116th and 117th streets. Sixteen injuries have been reported so far, four of them serious, according to ABC News Metro-North trains have been suspended in and out of Grand Central Station due to debris from the explosion blocking the tracks.

nygasleak1People are running around looking for their relatives, as many people are still reported missing. First responders are going through the rubble searching for victims.

Mayor de Blasio heading to the explosion site. Mayor’s Office will be updating his schedule throughout the day. Con Edison was called to the block to investigate a gas leak moments before the explosion.

Gus Cortez, 36, lives across the street from where the explosion took place. He said that he “felt it” from his apartment. “It was a huge boom,” he told HuffPost. “The whole building fell down. We walked out and there was building pieces and fire everywhere. The police evacuated us.” — Andy Campbell

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.), who represents Harlem in Congress, called in to NBC’s New York affiliate to discuss the building collapse. He said he was contemplating leaving Washington, D.C., to return to his district. “There is nothing more of a nightmare than to think there may be people in those buildings as the collapsed,” Rangel said. “I’ve never had anything this horrific that’s happened in my community since I’ve been in Washington.”


The smoke from the blast is so bad that it is choking people who are the vicinity. At this time 20 people admitted to hospital with one fatality.

It appears at this point that it was a gas leak that caused this huge explosion

Metro-North Service Suspended Indefinitely Due To Harlem Building Explosion

Taylor Swift Is Music’s Biggest Money Maker!

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Taylor Swift is music’s biggest money maker!

In Billboard’s annual ranking of the highest-paid musicians of the past year, America’s country sweetheart tops the list with earnings, outranking everyone from Justin Timberlake to Luke Bryan and Fleetwood Mac.

The country icon may be just 24, but she has a comfortable lead on her richest musician counterparts. With earnings topping $39 million, Swift made over $6 million more than the No. 2 earner, Kenny Chesney, in 2013.

Speaking of Chesney and other country stars, the genre made the 40-person list more than any other! Swift, Bryan and Chesney are joined by Jason Aldean, George Strait, Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood.

Swift’s money-making prowess is thanks to the fact that she pretty much owned every level of the industry last year, capturing revenue in every way possible.

Her album sales always soar, and on the digital front, she does even better. Billboard reports that Swoft has nearly 10 million downloads and ranks fifth in earnings from online streaming royalties. That’s not to mention all the money the ‘Love Story’ starlet pulls in with touring, which is where she really shines. Thanks to the fervor and dedication of ‘Swifties’ all over the world, her Red Tour brought in around $30 million — way more than anyone else on the list. And while the singer certainly earned a pretty penny through her take of ticket sales alone, she also raked in cash from three integrated sponsorships with Keds, Elizabeth Arden and Diet Coke, as well as from merch sales, which figured in at about $17 per concert-goer  — almost $10 million in all.

To top it all off, Swift makes more than double her ex Harry Styles and his One Direction bandmates, who come in at No. 13 on the highest earners list. How’s that for payback?

Be Inspired By Rhon This Wednesday Morning

Rhon 2014


MANY TIMES I TRY TO REMEMBER NAMES JESUS IS CALLED.  Wonderful to receive this from Dr. Stanley.  Wishing all receiving this a blessed weekend, as we wait for Christmas. Rhon

The Names of Christ  Philippians 2:5-11

The Bible ascribes many different names to Jesus, all of which provide great insight into His character and person. Here are some from John’s gospel that I find particularly revealing:

The Good Shepherd (10:11) protects his sheep at all cost from predators. They know His voice and follow Him.

The Door (vv. 7-9) is the only way to enter heaven. Whoever enters through the “gate” of Christ will be saved.

The Vine (15:1-10) is the source of our spiritual life. When we stay intimately connected to Jesus, we bear fruit. If we do not remain in Him, we wither.

The Bread of Life (6:25-35) the only one who can truly satisfy our hearts. Jesus feeds our souls with sustenance that never leaves us wanting for more.

The Light of the World (9:5) shines His light through our countenance as a ministry and testimony to a dark world.

The Way (14:6) to happiness, peace, joy, and eternal life is Jesus Christ.

The Truth (14:6) of His revelation, as recorded in the New Testament, is the reason we can know as much as we do about God.

The Life (14:6) Jesus imparts to believers is powerful, effective, and fruitful, not only in eternity but here on earth as well.

In biblical times, Israelites would choose a baby’s name based on the child’s characteristics or a hope or prayer of the parent. The names given to Jesus tell a great deal about His ministry on earth 2,000 years ago. The scriptural names describing Him reveal who He was and is and will be for eternity.

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