Senin, 30 November 2009
Jembatan lengkung indah ini di Lake Austin dibangun pribadi oleh Rivera Miro Architects dan digunakan untuk menghubungkan rumah utama klien ke rumah tamu yang lebih kecil di sisi lain dari air.
Jembatan Octavio Frias de Oliveira, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Kintaikyo, Iwakuni, Jepang
Jembatan Kintai aslinya dibangun pada 1673 dan tidak berdiri sangat lama sampai rusak karena banjir. Saat itu dibangun kembali dan bertahan selama lebih dari 200 tahun sampai hancur dan rusak pada 1950. Jembatan yang sekarang berdiri di atas Sungai Nishiki dibangun untuk ketiga kalinya dengan tampak megah, di kelima lengkungan kayu 5 tampak detail dan keahlian yang luar biasa. Fakta menarik: tidak ada paku atau baut yang digunakan untuk membangun lengkungan, hanya penjepit dan kawat.
Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, Brasilia, Brazil
Rolling Bridge, London, UK
Beipanjiang River Railroad Bridge, Guizhou, China
Henderson Waves, Southern Ridges, Singapura
Pont Gustave Flaubert, Rouen, Prancis
Hegigio Gorge Pipeline Bridge, Southern Highlands Province, Papua Nugini
Para ahli bedah di Rotterdam, Belanda, pun segera membawa perempuan berusia 52 tahun itu ke meja operasi untuk mengeluarkan satu demi satu, sekitar satu lusin peralatan makan yang terjebak dalam perut perempuan itu. "Dia tampaknya menderita semacam obsesi. Setiap kali dia duduk untuk menyantap makanan, dia mengabaikan makanan, dan malah menelan alat-alat makan," kata seorang dokter.
Gambar-gambar mencengangkan tentang pembedahan Daalman itu sesungguhnya diambil lebih dari 30 tahun lalu, tetapi baru diterbitkan untuk pertama kali dalam majalah medis Belanda minggu ini. Majalah itu meminta para pembacanya untuk mengirimkan gambar-gambar tentang kisah medis yang aneh. Seorang dokter dari sebuah rumah sakit di Sittard, Belanda, lalu mengirim kisah tentang si Daalman itu.
Ketika masuk untuk proses pembedahan, Daalman, seorang sekretaris di sebuah agen properti lokal, bilang kepada para dokter, "Saya tidak bisa menjelaskan mengapa, tetapi saya merasakan desakan untuk memakan sendok dan garpu itu. Saya tidak bisa menahan diri."
Para dokter juga mengungkapkan, itu bukan pertama kalinya dia dirawat karena makan peralatan makan. Mereka mengatakan, Daalman didiagnosis menderita kelainan kepribadian yang mendorongnya untuk makan garpu dan sendok. Dia tidak pernah makan pisau, dan tidak dapat dijelaskan pula, mengapa dia tidak makan pisau.
Daalman kemudian benar-benar pulih dan dilaporkan bereaksi baik terhadap terapi yang dia jalankan untuk mengatasi gangguan kepribadiannya.
Memakan benda-benda asing tergolong kelainan yang jarang. Kadang-kadang, ada orang yang kencanduan dan memakan benda-benda yang bukan makanan atau jumlah yang tidak biasa atau pilihan komoditas makanan tertentu. Fenomena semacam itu dianggap sebagai sebentuk penyiksaan diri. Sulit bagi dokter untuk membuat diagnosis—tidak seperti pasien penyiksaan diri yang membakar atau memutilasi diri mereka— karena kerusakannya tidak selalu jelas.
Juga, hampir tidak mungkin untuk mencegah akses ke semua obyek potensial yang bisa dimakan. Hal itu menyebabkan perilaku tersebut sulit dihentikan tanpa bantuan seorang dokter penyakit jiwa.
Para dokter di Rotterdam mengatakan, mereka belum pernah mendengar kasus seseorang mengonsumsi obyek asing sebanyak yang dialami Daalman.
Daalman Margaret came to the hospital with stomach pains. Doctors amazed when scans showed there was 78 spoons and forks in this woman's stomach.
The surgeons in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, was immediately brought 52-year-old woman to the operating table to remove one by one, about a dozen dishes that are stuck in her stomach. "He seems to suffer from an obsession. Every time he sat down to eat food, he ignored the food, and even swallow food instruments," said a doctor.
Stunning pictures of the surgery was actually taken Daalman more than 30 years ago, but only published for the first time in Dutch medical journal this week. The magazine asked its readers to send pictures of a strange medical story. A doctor from a hospital in Sittard, the Netherlands, and then send the story of the Daalman it.
When he went to the surgery, Daalman, a secretary at a local property agent, said to the doctor, "I can not explain why, but I feel the urge to eat the spoon and fork. I can not help myself."
The doctors also said, it was not the first time he was being treated for eating utensils. They say, Daalman diagnosed with personality disorders who encouraged him to eat a fork and spoon. He never ate a knife, and can not be explained anyway, why he did not eat a knife.
Daalman then completely recovered and was reported responding well to treatment he had run to cope with personality disorders.
Eating foreign objects belonging to a rare disorder. Sometimes, there are people who kencanduan and eating things that are not food or unusual amounts or certain food commodities options. Such phenomenon is considered as a form of torture itself. It is difficult for doctors to make diagnosis, the patient did not torture yourself like that burned or mutilated themselves, because the damage is not always clear.
Also, almost impossible to prevent access to all potential objects that can be eaten. It causes the behavior difficult to stop without the help of a psychiatrist.
The doctors in Rotterdam said they had never heard the case of someone taking a foreign object is experienced as much Daalman.
It is fast approaching that unique portion of the year when all true matters arcane and diabolical are given the festive treatment, as Halloween prompts folks to deploy their broomsticks for something other than sweeping up after the household pet. Although we have recently seen cinematic quotas of the supernatural gobbled up by vampire and zombie flicks, it would be remiss to overlook the genuine chills instilled by the most successful exponents of the ghost movie genre. So here are ten of the scariest ghost movies to put the frighteners on us poor, trembling cinema-goers.
10. Dark Water (2002)
Leaky plumbing becomes an unlikely source of spine-tingling terror in this J-Horror offering from director Hideo Nakata, the man who had previously attached creepy connotations onto video cassettes and cold-calling in the first two Ringu films. Sharing some narrative ground with his earlier horror hits, Dark Water finds Nakata once again casting a supernatural child as his primary wellspring of unsettlement, as the spirit of Mitsuko (Mirei Oguchi) seeks some redress for her premature demise. The red of Mitsuko’s lost bag and the prevalence of water in the movie both establish a link to Nicholas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now, and the blend served up on this occasion by Nakata was beguiling enough to inspire Hollywood to deliver an unexceptional 2005 remake starring Jennifer Connolly.
9. The Fog (1980)
Gar! Me hearties! Spectral seadogs resurface to wreak vengeance upon the small coastal town of Antonio Bay, as Jamie Lee Curtis collaborates with director John Carpenter on a more expansive chiller than their earlier Halloween. The Fog sees Curtis cast alongside her mother, Janet Leigh, and although the shock ending of Carpenter’s movie is certainly not up to Psycho standard, the enveloping mist of the title provides an effectively eerie shroud under which the succession of revenge killings can be enacted. And, as ever with horror aficionado Carpenter, there some teasing little genre nods too – such as a twosome of characters turning up bearing tributary monikers to Robert Fuests’s Abominable Dr. Phibes and Great God Pan writer Arthur Machen.
8. The Devil’s Backbone (2001)
Better known for the bizarre, tactile mutant bodies that inhabited his Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy movies, The Devil’s Backbone saw Guillermo del Toro adopting a rather less-outré approach to the paranormal than that which we have come to expect from the fuzz-faced Mexican auteur. Death looms large over the film’s scenario, with the Spanish Civil War-era action taking place in an orphanage in which roams the restless spirit of deceased young resident Santi (Junio Valverde). A sense of unease stalks The Devil’s Backbone throughout, as the darkest facets of human behaviour overshadow Santi’s baleful haunting – although del Toro himself might have felt like he was the one coming back from the dead, as he fully grasped the opportunity to rebuild following the production difficulties and poor reception of Mimic.
7. Poltergeist (1982)
And we reach the first haunted house movie of the list. Tempted as I was to include The Legend of Hell House (which sees the astral presence of Michael Gough’s devilish Emeric Belasco spreading misery as an expression of the resentment he harboured about his titchy little legs), I decided to plump for this successful collaboration between writer-producer Steven Spielberg and director Tobe Hooper. The sense of wonder one has come to typically associate with The Beard’s output is given a darker tint here, with Carol Anne Freeling (Heather O’Rourke) being ripped away from her family and subsumed by the static of the television set. Meanwhile, Texas Chainsaw Massacre helmer Hooper keeps the schlock coming; as evinced by Martin Casella’s psychic researcher clawing his own face to shreds, and some slightly bathetic final revelations about a defiled burial ground.
6. The Haunting (1963)
Blimey, wait for one haunted house movie and then a pair of the blighters show up at once. What are the odds? Well, probably significantly better than finding someone who prefers the Jan de Bont-directed remake of The Haunting to the 1963 original. Coming as it did between his work on West Side Story and The Sound of Music, The HauntingCitizen Kane, delivering a disquieting thriller that is high on aesthetic quality and psychological sophistication. perhaps represents a slightly unlikely interjection in the production schedule of the period for its director Robert Wise. However Wise brings the kind of intelligence to proceedings that you might expect from the man who cut
5. The Sixth Sense (1999)
Imagine if you will, an antediluvian filmic era. Before The Happening. Before The Village. Before Signs. Welcome to the golden age of M. Night Shyamalan, when The Sixth SenseThe Sixth Sense attempted to establish a cogent relationship between the living and the deceased, without diluting the spiritual atmospherics. briefly transformed him into the hottest new film-maker in Hollywood and he could deliver a twist ending that had viewers choking on their pop corn in surprise, rather than weakly sobbing at the lameness of it all. Starting a trend for chiller flicks featuring kids delivering their dialogue in loud whispers (which persists to this day) and a trend for movies starring Haley Joel Osmant (which proved to be far, far, far-shorter lived),
4. Don’t Look Now (1973)
Ah, I have to confess to a bit of con-job on this one. Because, rather than sitting here resplendently in fourth place on my list, Don’t Look Now should face technical disqualification on the grounds that there aren’t actually any ghosts in it. But! The elliptical story related by Man Who Fell to Earth helmer Nicholas Roeg suggests that grieving John Baxter (Donald Sutherland) is being stalked round Venice by a red coat-clad phantom version of his dead daughter – consequently giving Don’t Look Now at least a partial ghost film credit. And there is no shortage of creepiness in the central scenario, which culminates with one of the most heart-stopping finales in cinema, when Baxter discovers that the ‘daughter’ he has repeatedly sighted is a ***spoiler***. Sounds laughable on paper, bloody terrifying and terrifyingly bloody in practice.
3. The Others (2001)
It may have been penned way back in 1897, but Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw still seems to exert a sizeable influence over the motion picture ghost story. The literary original was successfully adapted as The Innocents with Deborah Kerr in 1961, and James’ narrative components of a young woman inhabiting a strange gothic property, a perplexing set of events which appear to be supernatural in nature, and kids conversing with the spirit world were all adopted by director Alejandro Amenábar for his Nicole Kidman-starrer The Others. Privileging a nebulous sense of anxiety over blaring great shocks (although the bit where Kidman finds her daughter has been replaced by a knobbly pensioner is certainly a jolter), Amenábar’s movie even manages to find a sinister purpose for British comedy veteran Eric Sykes, as gardener Mr. Tuttle.
2. Ringu (1998)
A second entry in the list for director Hideo Nakata and the movie that ensured we would spend the opening years of the 21st century being deluged with J-Horror and J-Horror remakes alike. Despite the plethora of imitators, Ringu remains a genre benchmark though, boasting as it does a highly effective marriage of tight, surprising plotting and evocatively uncanny imagery. Around the conceit of being able to sign your own death warrant without even knowing it, Nakata weaves a race-against-time dilemma and downbeat denouement, while Rie Inou’s herky-jerky moving Sadako instantly establishes herself of one of the most identifiable characters in modern horror cinema.
1. The Shining (1980)
Much of Stanley Kubrick’s take on The Shining has undeniably become the stuff of all-too frequent parody; the Diane Arbus-inspired twin girls, the elevator of blood, the revelation of ‘REDRUM’ in the mirror, and Jack Nicholson’s manic cry of “Heeeeeeeeeere’s Johnny!”. However The Shining delivers so many moments of oddness that it still never fails to unsettle (the briefly-glimpsed guy in the bear costume and Joe Turkel’s sallow-faced bartender always succeed in putting a cold breeze up my flagpole). Kubrick’s Steadicam relentlessly glides the corridors of Overlook Hotel, trailing little telepathic Danny (Danny Lloyd) trundling round on his tricycle, searching out the spiritual malevolence that finally sends Jack Torrance’s booze-fuelled caretaker over the edge, and gives Nicholson opportunity to cut loose. With a really big axe.
Senin, 23 November 2009
Adam Sandler at the premiere of "Funny People" in Berlin (2009)
|Born||Adam Richard Sandler |
September 9, 1966 (1966-09-09) (age 43)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter, Film producer|
|Spouse(s)||Jackie Sandler (2003–present)|
Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, musician, screenwriter and film producer. He is the founder of Happy Madison Productions, a film production company that also developed the television series Rules of Engagement.
After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, he went on to star in several Hollywood feature films that grossed over US$100 million at the box office. He is best known for his comedic roles, such as in the films Billy Madison (1995), Big Daddy (1999), and Mr. Deeds (2002), though he has ventured into more dramatic territory.
Adam Sandler was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Judy, a nursery school teacher, and Stanley Sandler, an electrical engineer. Sandler is Jewish. When he was five, his family moved to Manchester, New Hampshire, where he attended Manchester Central High School. He found he was a natural comic, and nurtured his talent while at New York University by performing regularly in clubs and on campuses. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1988.[dead link]
Later in his career, he would often draw on his earliest memories for material for his comedy and movies. The song "Lunchlady Land" is dedicated to Emalee, the lunchlady at Hayden Dining Hall at New York University. In the movie Click, Sandler goes to Lake Winnipesaukee, the largest lake in New Hampshire, where he went to summer camp.
In the mid to late 1980s, Sandler played Theo Huxtable's friend, Smitty, on The Cosby Show (1987–1988). He was a performer for the MTV game show Remote Control, on which he made appearances as the characters "Trivia Delinquent" or "Stud Boy". Early in his career, Sandler performed in comedy clubs, taking the stage at his brother's urging when he was only 17. He was discovered by comedian Dennis Miller, who caught Sandler's act in Los Angeles. Miller recommended him to Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels. Sandler was hired as a writer for SNL in 1990 and became a featured player the following year, making a name for himself by performing amusing original songs on the show, including "The Chanukah Song". He left the show in 1995 to focus on his film career.
Sandler's first starring role was in 1989, in the film Going Overboard. In 1995, he starred in Billy Madison, in which he plays a grown, though uneducated, man repeating grades 1–12 to earn back his father's respect, along with the right to inherit his father's multi-million-dollar hotel empire. In At The Movies, Siskel and Ebert gave the film a very bad review, and said of Sandler "...Not an attractive screen presence, he might have a career as a villain or a fall guy or the butt of a joke, but as the protagonist his problem is he creates the fingernails on the blackboard" with Siskel adding "...you don't have a good motivation for the character's behavior". He followed this film with other financially successful comedies such as Bulletproof (1996), Happy Gilmore (1996) and The Wedding Singer (1998). He was initially cast in the bachelor-party-themed comedy/thriller Very Bad Things (1998), but had to back out due to his involvement in The Waterboy (1998), one of his first hits.
Although his earlier films did not receive critical praise, his more recent films, beginning with Punch-Drunk Love (2002), have received almost uniformly positive reviews. Some critics concluded that Sandler possessed considerably more acting ability that they believed had been previously wasted on poorly written scripts and characters with no development. Sandler has moved outside the genre of slapstick comedy to take on more serious parts such as the aforementioned Punch-Drunk Love (for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe), Spanglish (2004) and Reign Over Me (2007). He played a loving father figure in Big Daddy (1999). During filming, he met Jacqueline Samantha Titone—his future wife and mother of his daughter—who was cast as the waitress from The Blarney Stone Bar.
At one point, Sandler was considered for the part that went to Jamie Foxx in Collateral (2004). He also was one of the finalists along with Jim Carrey and Johnny Depp for the role of Willy Wonka in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005). He returned to more dramatic fare with Mike Binder's Reign Over Me (2007), a drama about a man who loses his entire family in 9/11 and rekindles a friendship with his old college roommate (played by Don Cheadle). He starred in the film I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007) alongside Kevin James, as a New York City fireman pretending to be gay to keep up an insurance scam so that his best friend's children can have benefits. Sandler headlined You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008), a comedy about a Mossad agent who fakes his own death and moves to the United States to become a hair stylist. The film was written by Sandler, The 40-Year-Old Virgin writer-director Judd Apatow (who was an old roommate of Sandler's when both were starting out), and Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog creator Robert Smigel, and was directed by Happy Gilmore director Dennis Dugan.
"Like Will Ferrell, Sandler has layers of tenderness under layers of irony under layers of tenderness—plus a floating anger like Jupiter’s great red spot," wrote David Edelstein of New York magazine in a review of You Don't Mess with the Zohan. "Some performers become stars because we can read them instantly, others—like Sandler—because we never tire of trying to get a fix on them."
Sandler recently starred in Bedtime Stories (2008), a fantasy film directed by Bringing Down the House director Adam Shankman, about a stressed hotel maintenance worker whose bedtime stories he reads to his niece and nephew begin to come true. This marked Sandler's first family film and first film under the Walt Disney banner. Keri Russell and English comedian Russell Brand co-starred.
In 2009, Sandler starred in Judd Apatow's third directorial feature Funny People. He played a very successful stand up comedian who finds out he has a terminal illness and he takes a young inexperienced comic, played by Seth Rogen, under his wing. Other co-stars included Eric Bana and Apatow's wife, Leslie Mann. The film contained more dramatic elements than Apatow's previous efforts. Filming began in October 2008 and finished in January 2009. The film was released on July 31, 2009.
At one point, Sandler was in talks to star in Quentin Tarantino's World War II film Inglourious Basterds, which he confirmed, but he said he will not be in it due to a scheduling conflict with Funny People. In June 2007, it was announced that his production company, Happy Madison, had made a preemptive acquisition for Mitch Albom's screenwriting debut.
Sandler's next film will be Grown Ups, where he will be teaming up with Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and David Spade (all of whom have worked with Sandler before but not all in the same film) for a film about five best friends from high school who reunite 30 years later on the 4th of July weekend. Other costars include Salma Hayek (playing Sandler's wife), Maria Bello (playing James' wife), and fellow SNL alumni Maya Rudolph (playing Rock's wife), Colin Quinn, Tim Meadows, and Norm Macdonald. Sandler and Dickie Roberts scribe Fred Wolf wrote the script and Dennis Dugan directed the film. Filming took place over the summer and it is set to be released on June 25, 2010. Sandler will also provide the voice of a capuchin monkey in Kevin James' Zookeeper.
Happy Madison Productions
Sandler formed his film production company, Happy Madison Productions, in 1999, first producing fellow SNL alumnus Rob Schneider's film, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. Happy Madison has produced all of Sandler's subsequent films to date with the exceptions Punch Drunk Love and Spanglish. Reign Over Me and Funny People were produced by Happy Madison but under the subsidiary label "Madison 23".
Sandler is known for consistently working with a core group of friends and associates through Happy Madison, frequently casting fellow SNL performers in various roles in his films. Sandler and Happy Madison produced SNL contemporary Rob Schneider's vehicles Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999), The Animal (2001), The Hot Chick (2002), and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005), and The Benchwarmers (2006), with Sandler making cameo appearances in the middle three. Meanwhile, Schneider has appeared in cameo roles in Sandler films The Waterboy, Little Nicky, Mr. Deeds, Click, The Longest Yard, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and Bedtime Stories. Schneider had larger roles in Sandler films Big Daddy, 50 First Dates, Eight Crazy Nights, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, and the upcoming Grown Ups.
Happy Madison produced David Spade's Joe Dirt, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, and The Benchwarmers, which also featured Rob Schneider. Spade additionally made a cameo appearance in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and has a prominent supporting role in Grown Ups. Sandler cameoed as a special audience member in an episode of The Showbiz Show with David Spade. SNL contemporary Kevin Nealon has appeared in nine Happy Madison productions or Sandler films, including Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, Little Nicky, Joe Dirt, Eight Crazy Nights, Anger Management, Grandma's Boy, You Don't Mess with the Zohan and the Dana Carvey vehicle, The Master of Disguise.
Happy Madison also produced Paul Blart: Mall Cop, the first starring vehicle for Kevin James. James had costarred with Sandler in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and made a cameo appearance in You Don't Mess with the Zohan. Happy Madison will also produce James' next starring vehicle Zookeeper after he finishes filming on Grown Ups.
He appeared as the featured guest on the final episode of John McEnroe's eponymous CNBC talk show, airing in late 2004. McEnroe appeared as himself in three of Sandler's films (Mr. Deeds, Anger Management, and You Don't Mess with the Zohan).
Anna Faris, who appeared in The Hot Chick, became the first female actor to headline a production for Happy Madison with The House Bunny and will headline another film for Happy Madison in the near future.
Others who frequently appear in Sandler films include Steve Buscemi, John Turturro, Jon Lovitz, Clint Howard, Norm MacDonald, Nick Swardson, and longtime Sandler pals Allen Covert, Peter Dante, and Jonathan Loughran.
In June 2008, it was announced that Sandler will be executive producer for a horror thriller titled The Shortcut under a nascent genre label for Happy Madison called "Scary Madison".
In October 2009, it was announced that Sandler and Happy Madison will produce the Richard Pryor biopic Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said? for Sony, the company's first major dramatic production. The film was written by Bill Condon, who is set to direct, and Pryor will be played by Marlon Wayans, who is replacing Eddie Murphy.
On June 22, 2003, Sandler married actress Jacqueline Samantha Titone, and they are the parents of two daughters, Sadie Madison Sandler, born May 6, 2006, at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, and Sunny Madeline Sandler, born November 2, 2008. Sandler lives with his family in Los Angeles, although he also has a home in New York.
In 2007, Sandler made a $1 million dollar donation to the Boys and Girls Club in his hometown, Manchester, New Hampshire. He also donated $2100 to Republican Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign the same year.
|1989||Going Overboard||Schecky Moskowitz||First film role|
|1992||Shakes the Clown||Dink the Clown|
|1995||Billy Madison||Billy Madison||Also writer|
|1996||Happy Gilmore||Happy Gilmore||Also writer|
|1998||The Wedding Singer||Robbie Hart|
|Dirty Work||Satan||Cameo (uncredited)|
|The Waterboy||Robert "Bobby" Boucher Jr.||Also executive producer and writer|
|1999||Big Daddy||Sonny Koufax||Also executive producer and writer|
|Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo||Robert Justin||Cameo (voice only)|
|2000||Little Nicky||Nicky||Also executive producer and writer|
|2001||The Animal||Townie||Cameo |
|2002||Mr. Deeds||Longfellow Deeds||Also executive producer|
|Punch-Drunk Love||Barry Egan||Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy|
|Eight Crazy Nights||Davey Stone||Voice |
Also producer and writer
|A Day with the Meatball||Himself||Short film|
|The Hot Chick||Mambuza Bongo Guy (uncredited)||Cameo |
|2003||Anger Management||Dave Buznik||Also executive producer|
|Pauly Shore Is Dead||Himself||Documentary|
|The Couch||Couch Testing Guy||Short Film|
|2004||50 First Dates||Henry Roth||Also executive producer|
|2005||The Longest Yard||Paul Crewe||Also executive producer|
|Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo||Javier Sandooski (uncredited)||Cameo |
|2006||Click||Michael Newman||Also producer|
|2007||Reign Over Me||Charlie Fineman|
|I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry||Chuck Levine||Also executive producer|
|2008||You Don't Mess with the Zohan||Zohan Dvir||Also producer and writer|
|Bedtime Stories||Skeeter Bronson||Also producer|
|2009||Funny People||George Simmons|
|2010||Grown Ups||Lenny Feder||Also producer and writer |
|Zookeeper||Voice; Also producer |
|1987–1988||The Cosby Show||Smitty||Episodes: "The Locker Room" |
|1990||The Marshall Chronicles||Usher||Episode: "Brightman SATyricon"|
|ABC Afterschool Special||Drug Dealer||Episode: "Testing Dirty"|
|1991–1995||Saturday Night Live||Various|
|2001||Undeclared||Himself||Episode: "The Assistant"|
|2003||Couch||Couch Testing Guy|
|2005||Getaway||Henry Roth||Episode: "Found"|
|2007||The King of Queens||Jeff "The beast" Sussman||Episode: "Mild Bunch"|
|They're All Gonna Laugh at You!||1993||2x Platinum|
|What the Hell Happened to Me?||1996||2x Platinum|
|What's Your Name?||1997||Gold|
|Stan and Judy's Kid||1999||Gold|
Pak Ma'rufin berpendapat:
"setelah membaca lebih jauh, berakhirnya kalender Maya di 21 Desember 2012 itu lebih disebabkan oleh berakhirnya siklus kalender, yang disebabkan oleh “kehabisan angka”. Sistem Kalender Maya berbasiskan pada bilangan 20 (bi-desimal) , berbeda dengan kalender lainnya yang berbasiskan bilangan 10 (desimal). Mengutip tulisannya mbak Avivah Yamani di langitselatan.com, dengan metode penulisan 0.0.0.0.0 dan hobi-nya suku Maya dengan siklus 13 dan 20 serta start kalender Maya ini ekivalen dengan 11 Agustus 3114 BCE, maka posisi 188.8.131.52.0 sebagai angka terbesar dalam kalender Maya ini akan ekivalen dengan 21 Desember 2012. Nah setelah 184.108.40.206.0 ini terlampaui, kalender Maya tidak mengenal angka 220.127.116.11.1 atau yang lebih besar, karena akan kembali ke posisi 0.0.0.0.1 alias angka paling kecil. Inilah yang saya maksud dengan “kehabisan angka” tadi. So, satu hari setelah 21 Des 2012 itu, atau pada 22 Desember 2012, kalender Maya memulai siklus barunya dengan angka 0.0.0.0.1.
Sementara jika meninjau fakta2 “ilmiah” yang dikatakan menyertai isu kiamat 2012 ini, sebagian besar juga meragukan. Sebut saja misalnya retaknya medan magnet Bumi, yang disebut-sebut telah mencapai panjang 160.000 km di angkasa sebagai South Atlantic Anomaly (SAA). Sementara fakta yang ada, SAA ini merupakan area dimana posisi sabuk radiasi van-Allen paling dekat dengan permukaan Bumi dan terjadi akibat perbedaan viskositas antara batuan kerak Bumi dan lapisan selubung dengan inti Bumi. Perbedaan viskositas membawa pada perbedaan kecepatan rotasi, yang (meski kecil sekali), memiliki beberapa efek, ya salah satunya munculnya SAA ini.
Sementara soal Yellowstone caldera yang dikatakan akan meletus dahsyat kembali (dengan memuntahkan tephra sedikitnya 2 juta km3, jika merujuk letusan terdahulu) guna mengikuti siklus letusan 600.000 tahun sekali, jika kita cek langsung ke USGS (yang langsung memonitor kaldera ini), ternyata Yellowstone memiliki periode letusan rata-rata 640.000 tahun. Jika kita “saklek” dengan angka ini, masih ada selang waktu 40.000 tahun bagi Yellowstone untuk meletus. Meski, dalam vulkanologi, yang namanya periode letusan rata-rata itu hanyalah menjadi patokan, bukan untuk keperluan prediksi apalagi peramalan. Sebut saja misalnya dengan Gunung Merapi di Jateng-DIY. Dalam perspektif vulkanologi, gunung ini seharusnya sudah meletus kembali karena periode letusannya 2 – 3 tahun (dengan letusan terakhir Juni 2006 silam), namun sampai kini gak ada aktivitas yang menunjukkan perkembangan ke sana.
Di Yellowstone, memang pada Januari lalu terekam adanya seismic swarm, alias rangkaian gempa2 vulkanik yang menjadi tanda migrasi magma. Namun selang waktu seismic swarm ini sangat pendek (hanya 2 minggu) sehingga tak bisa diterjemahkan sebagai adanya pasokan magma secara terus menerus yang sedang menembus kulit Bumi menuju ke permukaan kaldera. USGS menyebut seismic swarm berdurasi pendek ini biasa terjadi di Yellowstone caldera, demikian pula di kaldera2 lain yang ada di dunia baik mulai dari Toba (yang ini juga rutin direkam BMKG), Krakatau maupun yang paling muda seperti Pinatubo.
Sementara soal planet Nibiru, alias planet X itu, seperti pernah saya tulis, itu cuman mitos lama dari era Babilonia yang tak pernah bisa dibuktikan. Jika ada planet bernama Nibiru yang ukurannya hampir menyamai Saturnus itu, maka tentunya planet ini sudah nongol dalam pelat-pelat fotografis seabad silam ketika Clyde Tombaough dkk melakukan systematic search untuk menemukan Pluto. Apalagi dengan teknologi terkini dimana planet tidak hanya diobservasi dengan spektrum cahaya tampak semata, namun juga dengan inframerah, ultraviolet dan gelombang radio. Ketika teknologi astronomi masa kini bahkan demikian powerfull untuk menemukan sejumlah planet baru yang mengorbit bintang2 tetangga alias ekstrasolar planets, maka sulit diterima jika ada benda langit asing sebesar Saturnus yang masih bersembunyi dalam region tata surya kita, dalam rentang jarak dari orbit Pluto hingga kawasan awan komet Oort.
Memang, seperti pernah ditulis pak AR Sugeng R, potensi terbesar dari Kiamat 2012 adalah badai Matahari, dimana secara siklusnya pada rentang waktu 2011-2012 sunspot number Matahari memang mencapai puncaknya dan berkorelasi langsung dengan tingginya semburan proton energetik dari permukaan Matahari ke segala arah. Model2 matematis yang dikembangkan NASA menyebut badai Matahari ini akan menyamai peristiwa Carrington 1859 silam, dengan efek yang merusak terhadap sistem telekomunikasi, satelit dan kelistrikan. Sebagai gambaran, badai Matahari 1989 (yang kekuatannya mampu membelokkan arah jarum kompas hingga 7 derajat dari magnetic north) mengakibatkan kerusakan pada trafo listrik Ontario Hydro dan menyebabkan sebagian AS dan Kanada mengalami mati listrik hingga 9 jam. Dan dalam badai Matahari 2011-2012 (yang diperkirakan mampu membelokkan arah jarum kompas hingga 15 – 20 derajat), tentunya kerusakan itu bisa menjangkau daerah yang lebih jauh, bahkan hingga ekuator.
Tentang tumbukan benda langit, memang tata surya kita sedang melintasi bidang galaksi Bima sakti dan itu akan menyebabkan perturbasi gravitasi dari bintang2 tetangga kita menjadi maksimal. Persoalannya, kapan perturbasi itu mampu menghentakkan jutaan benda langit mini di awan komet Oort dan sabuk asteroid Kuiper hingga berubah menjadi komet-komet yang menghujani tata surya bagian dalam, saat ini belum bisa dikuantifikasi. Kita hanya tahu itu akan terjadi, tapi kapan ? Belum diketahui."
Mr. Ma'rufin argues:
"after reading further, the Mayan calendar ending on December 21, 2012 was caused more by the end of the calendar cycle, which is caused by" running out of numbers. "Mayan calendar system based on the number 20 (bi-decimal), unlike other calendar-based number 10 (decimal). Citing articles on ya langitselatan.com Avivah Yamani, 0.0.0.0.0 writing method and his hobbies with the Mayan cycles 13 and 20 and start the Mayan calendar is equivalent to 3114 BCE August 11, the positions of 18.104.22.168 .0 as the largest number in the Mayan calendar will be equivalent to December 21, 2012. Now after this exceeded 22.214.171.124.0, the Mayan calendar does not recognize the number 126.96.36.199.1 or greater, as it will go back to the position 0.0.0.0. 1 aka the smallest numbers. This is what I mean by "running out of numbers" was. So, one day after the December 21, 2012, or on December 22, 2012, the Mayan calendar cycle to start a new 0.0.0.0.1 with the numbers.
Meanwhile, if the review fakta2 "scientific" said Resurrection 2012 accompanies this issue, most also doubted. Call it for example breakdown of Earth's magnetic field, which has cited the long reach 160,000 km in space as the South Atlantic Anomaly (SAA). While the fact that there is, SAA is an area where the position of the radiation belt, Van Allen closest to the Earth's surface and is due to the viscosity difference between Earth's rocky crust and cover with a layer of Earth's core. Viscosity differences led to differences in rotational speed, which (although very small), has some effect, yes one of them is the emergence of SAA.
As for Yellowstone Caldera is said to erupt massive return (with vomit tephra at least 2 million km3, when referring to the previous eruption) to follow the eruption cycle of 600,000 years, if we check directly to the USGS (the direct monitoring of this caldera), turned out to have a period of Yellowstone The average eruption 640,000 years. If we "saklek" with these numbers, is still an interval of 40,000 years for the Yellowstone to erupt. Although, in vulcanology, who called the period the average eruption was only a benchmark, not a prediction especially for forecasting purposes. Call it for example with the Mount Merapi in Central Java, Yogyakarta. Vulcanology in perspective, this mountain should erupt again because letusannya period 2 - 3 years (with the last eruption in June 2006 earlier), but until now there is not activity that shows the development over there.
In Yellowstone, was in January and recorded the seismic swarm, aka gempa2 volcanic series indicate magma migration. But seismic swarm interval is very short (only 2 weeks) so that could be translated as the supply of magma is constantly being through the skin to the surface of the Earth to the caldera. USGS called seismic swarm of short duration is common in the Yellowstone Caldera, as well as in other kaldera2 in the world right from Toba (which is also routinely recorded BMKG), Krakatoa and the youngest as Pinatubo.
As to the planet Nibiru, aka planet X is, as I wrote, it cuman old myth of the Babylonian era that can never be proved. If there is a planet called Nibiru that size nearly matching that of Saturn, the planet must have been sticking in the photographic plates of a century ago when Clyde et al Tombaough do systematic search to find Pluto. Especially with the latest technology in which a planet is not only observed in the spectrum of visible light alone, but also with infrared, ultraviolet and radio waves. When today's astronomy technology so powerful even to discover some new planets orbiting neighboring bintang2 aka ekstrasolar planets, so hard to accept if there is a strange heavenly body of Saturn is still hiding in the region of our solar system, in the distance range from the orbit of Pluto to the comet cloud region Oort.
Indeed, as has been written Mr. AR Sugeng R, the biggest potential of the Resurrection is the 2012 hurricane sun, which is the cycle in the period 2011-2012 the Sun's sunspot number reached its peak and correlated directly with high bursts of energetic protons from the surface of the Sun in all directions. Developed mathematical model2 NASA called this storm the sun will equal the 1859 Carrington past events, with damaging effects on telecommunication systems, satellite and electricity. As an illustration, a storm in 1989 the Sun (whose power could deflect a compass needle direction to 7 degrees from magnetic north) cause damage to the Ontario Hydro electricity transformer and caused some of the U.S. and Canada have died up to 9 hours of electricity. Solar storms and in 2011-2012 (which is expected to deflect the compass needle to 15 to 20 degrees), of course, the damage could reach more distant areas, even to the equator.
About celestial collision, indeed our solar system is crossing the field of magic and the Milky Way's gravity will cause perturbasi from our neighbors to bintang2 maximum. The problem, when it was capable of stomping perturbasi millions of objects in the sky mini Oort cloud comets and the Kuiper asteroid belt to turn into comets that bombarded the inner solar system, not currently quantifiable. We just knew it would happen, but when? Not yet known. "