So what is The Almost Amazing Race then? Here’s a description of an interesting day out and about in Wellington, to be had on Saturday the 28th of March.
Teams of four will race (observing road rules and other laws of the land) around the city, solving puzzles, taking photos of landmarks (obscure or otherwise) and answering questions (trivial or otherwise) in order to accumulate as many points as possible in order to win The Almost Amazing Race.
What’s in it for you? The chance to get together with three of your friends and do some challenging things you wouldn’t otherwise and, just maybe, win prizes and, most likely, have an amazing time.
Check out Jack’s videos for a more moving description, plus visit us here very very soon to register.
Here’s proof that you can make a list out of anything.
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Mirror’s Edge is a new console game that uses the sport of free-running, or parkour. You can play a 2-dimensional platform Flash version of the game – Mirror’s Edge 2D – for free! It’s pretty addictive. I freely admit to playing it all morning.
Due either to popular demand, or just the fact that I like playing with iMovie, here is the second ad for The Almost Amazing Race. This one gives away a few more details (possibly about locations) and once again stars Adrienne who is such a good sport for running everywhere I told her to on a very hot day.
Registrations will be opening very soon. We’ll let you know when on this blog and if you become our fan on facebook, we’ll let you know even sooner.
We’ve a lot of photos from last weekend’s Cuba Street Carnival. The library has a stall set up to promote the Cuba Street Memories Project, which aims to build a history of the street. My great-great-grandfather used to own a part of it; if only he hadn’t sold it in 1860 or thereabouts, I could be rich! Ah well.
If you’re in any of these photos and wish you weren’t, email us!
You may have heard that there’s a global recession on. What can that mean? It’s quite complex, but there are simpler ways of viewing it. However, what’s perhaps more immediately relevant is how it’s affecting comics; apparently Peter Parker lost his job and is now working at McDonalds.
We have new music. Yay!
allmusic.com describes Basshunter as a Swedish computer nerd and his first album called LOL <(^^,)> would seem to indicate that this is accurate. He’s back with Now You’re Gone: The Album for another round of homemade Euro-Dance silliness.
British pop trio Sugababes have just released a sixth album which must make them one of the most enduring girl groups ever. It’s called Catfights and Spotlights and easily ranks among their best.
Friendly Fires scored a big hit in the blogosphere last year when their song Paris was remixed by Aeroplane. Now comes their debut album Friendly Fires with more of the same fun dance-rock that shot them to prominence.
If you’ve turned on a TV at all in the last few weeks you’ll have realised that Fall Out Boy are touring. They’ll be here to support their latest, entitiled Folie a Deux. Fans will love it.
And lastly, if you need to chill out during these troublesome back to school days, pick up Chillout Sessions XI. Stress relief is practically guaranteed.
For those pressed for time with the misfortune of only being able to read the WCL Teen Blog once a week: this week we did the following;
Simon and Edna are back next week with new books and stuff. Also, we’re waiting with baited breath for Jack’s next Almost Amazing Race video clip (the first one is here). Apparently it is quite a behemoth and taming it is a mission (taming behemoths: no easy task) but it should be coming to a screen near you next week too.
During the 19th century, a group of French artists decided to rebel. Instead of faithfully re-creating their subject matter (portrait, landscape, still life) these impressionist painters focused on the overall effects of colour and movement, using unmixed colour and broken strokes. Their fascination with capturing the momentary and transient effects of sunlight lead them to break with the rigid, studio-based painting traditions and do their paintings en plein air (outdoors, “in the open air”).
Claude Monet was a founder of the French Impressionist painting movement and its most prolific practitioner. In fact, the movement derives its name from Monet’s painting, Impression, Sunrise.
Monet is a pretty big cheese in the art world so it’s truly amazing to be able to get up close and personal with his art without visiting an overseas gallery or art museum. Don’t miss out! Visit Monet and the Impressionists at Te Papa. Exhibition ends 17 May.