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...
See ‘Best in Show’ Highlights From the Westminster Dog Show
The Westminster Dog show, which is a lot like the Super Bowl for dog owners and possibly their pets too, already has its list of who could win the coveted title of "Best in Show."
William Shatner Versus Reddit – Who Ya Got?
William Shatner isn't impressed with the website Reddit, despite the fact that he has an account there. Recently, the 'Star Trek' actor has chided users who are racist, hateful, or who simply act like bullies. So, uh, no AMA anytime soon, Shat?
Vine, Twitter’s New Video App, Is Already Causing Problems
Twitter has unveiled their easy-to-use new video app for both the iPhone and iTouch called 'Vine.' This app allows users to post short videos (about 6 seconds each) to their Twitter account, Facebook account, or even to the Vine community.
Get a Sneak Peek at the Cute Canine Contenders of Animal Planet’s 2013 ‘Puppy Bowl’
The Animal Planet's 'Puppy Bowl' has announced their lineup for 2013. This hit Superbowl spoof features adorable puppies that hail from rescue organizations both in the US and Puerto Rico and will air on February 3rd at 3PM. The show will also feature the fan favorite Kitty Halftime Show to satisfy the cat lovers who just adore watching cuddly kittens play and the fuzzy baby chicken cheerleaders t
Students Perform Zombie-Themed Flashmob to Protest School Closings
Students of the group Philadelphia Student Union, which is a part of a larger organization called the Philadelphia Coalition Advocacy of Public Schools, recently performed a zombie-themed flashmob to Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' in front of the school district's headquarters.
Vote to Keep Your Favorite Monopoly Game Piece In Production
Sorry 'Monopoly' fans, you're going to have to say good-bye to one iconic game piece soon. According to a recent Facebook post, 'Monopoly' wants their fans to vote on which piece is their favorite. The item with the fewest votes will be kicked out of the game, 'American Idol'-style.
Cats Get Their Own Social Network, Grumpy Cat Probably Unhappy About it
Grumpy Cat will soon have a new place to post about how unhappy she is. Matthew Phiong and Koekoe Loo Wan Koe, two enterprising men from Malaysia, have launched a new social media networking site for felines and the humans who love them, called Catmoji.
Teen Drugs Parents So She Can Stay Online Past Curfew
We've all heard the stories about stressed-out parents drugging their unruly toddlers with a dose of Benadryl so that they can get some shut-eye, but this is certainly a new twist. On December 28, a 16 year-old girl and her 15-year-old friend from Northern California decided to buy her parents two milkshakes from a local fast-food joint and crush prescription sleeping pills in them so that they ca
Obama Now Has a Prehistoric Lizard Named After Him
In one of the most bizarre namesake ideas ever, president Barack Obama can now proudly tell his children that he has a prehistoric lizard named after him. The aforementioned lizard is called "The Obamadon" or scientifically speaking 'Obamadon gracilis'. We kid you not. Try saying that name five times fast!
Oxford Graduate Lives ‘Hobbit’ Lifestyle in Wales
58-year-old Oxford Graduate Emma Orbach decided 13 years ago to shun society and live in a mudhut she built herself and named 'Tir Ysbrydol' or "Spirit Land" in Welsh. Emma keeps absolutely no technology or electricity in her home; even when her children visit, they are banned from bringing devices such as cell phones or laptops with them.
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!