Converse Shoes – Evolving Success

In 1908, Marquis Mills Converse opened the Converse Rubber Shoe Company in Malden Massachusetts generating shoes for ladies, males and youngsters. With proceeding luck and emerging gross sales of Converse sneakers, the corporate persevered to develop and through 1917 had offered to the sector the Converse All Star basketball shoe that we all know as of late. Influenced through NBA superstar Chuck Taylor who complained about painful ft when taking part in his game, the canvas basketball shoe was once invented. Even despite the fact that this shoe was once created with convenience in thoughts reasonably than taste, as of late the enchantment of Converse running shoes for being relaxed and offering the wearer with easy taste can possibly assist to explain the way it has lasted in as of late’s sports activities shoes marketplace. Converse sneakers are nonetheless standard and considered a company favorite of the trend international. Adorning […]

Walking the Plank: Strange Fictions and Stranger Truths in Pirates of the Caribbean

“Last time you left me with a pistol and one shot,” says Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), about to be stranded on a small island in the Caribbean by the villainous Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush). This scene demonstrates exactly the sort of punishment that was dealt to wayward members of a pirate crew. Unfortunately, Sparrow is then made to walk a comically long plank and dive into the crystal waters below. In the long history of piracy, not a single pirate or pirate victim has taken the plunge from a wooden plank into a watery grave. This entertaining ritual, featured in countless pirate movies and generally accepted as a pirate tradition, is nothing more than an invention of Hollywood. It never happened. Many a pirate was tossed overboard unceremoniously, but never with aid of a plank. Perhaps the idea never occurred to them. Or perhaps it would simply take “Too long!” […]

American Idol – Self Improvement Brought to Life By Jordin Sparks

So, another season of American Idol comes to an end with the crowning of Jordin Sparks as American Idol 2007. On the night, she was a deserving winner, as well as being a beautiful person and a wonderful singer. Only the most cynical and spiteful of observers can argue that American Idol does not produce some great singers, it does; or that Jordin is not one of them, she is. We know already that the top three, as last year, will probably be superstars. So we can look forward to great things and big album sales from Melinda Doolittle and Blake Lewis, as well as Jordin. Apart from loving music of many types, one of the reasons I enjoy American Idol is the way, when it gets down to the final 16 and the serious singing contest, you can watch as young talented people develop before your eyes. The whole […]