Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sorry.


According to some bad events, me Neko will not be able to write articles for the next couple of weeks. Instead Teko will be writing most of the articles.
Sorry for inconvenience! For one reason, I am losing internet for we are switching to yak! Others are personal reasons.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Should I Get the H1N1 Shot?

Health and safety

Should I get the H1N1 shot?

Volunteer Kevin Fairbairn holds a sign as he encourages residents of the Downtown Eastside to enter a clinic to receive the H1N1 flu vaccine in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday October 26, 2009.

We answer six key questions on Canada's largest-ever mass immunization campaign

Caroline Alphonso

TORONTO From Tuesday's Globe and Mail

Provinces and territories have embarked on Canada's largest-ever mass immunization campaign. But with poll after poll showing less than half of Canadians willing to roll up their sleeves, and doubts swirling about the safety of the H1N1 pandemic vaccine, public health officials have a tough slog ahead in debunking the myths. Canada's chief public health officer, David Butler-Jones, expressed frustration at the anti-vaccine sentiment. Canadians, he said, have a choice: Protect themselves with a safe and effective vaccine, or risk severe disease and even death. "We have the potential to prevent tens of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths by a simple process of taking advantage of the vaccine that we have," Dr. Butler-Jones said Monday.

1. Will the vaccine give you the flu? AND what about side effects?

The vaccine cannot give you influenza, because it doesn't contain a live virus. In fact, it contains antigens that trick the immune system into thinking it has been attacked by the H1N1 virus so it produces antibodies. It takes about a week to 10 days for immunity to develop after being vaccinated. While some people are scared or nervous about getting a needle, after the initial jab the side effects are similar to those seen with seasonal-flu vaccines, including headaches and sore muscles.

2. It's a new vaccine. But has it been tested enough?

Health Canada says that, based on the results of thousands of clinical trials around the world, it is satisfied the vaccine is safe. And the adjuvant, a chemical product that boosts the immune response, has been tested on thousands with the H5N1 avian flu drug and proven effective, the regulator says. The vaccine confers more than 90-per-cent immunity in healthy adults, more than the seasonal flu vaccine. Researchers cannot do studies in millions of people before licensing a vaccine, which would be too time-consuming during a pandemic. Post-licensing surveillance, in which people report their side effects, will be conducted in Canada.

3. Can you trust the adjuvant?

Canada's vaccine uses an adjuvant which consists of squalene (shark liver oil), DL-alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) and polysorbate 80 (an emulsifier also used in ice cream). There were claims that squalene, part of the adjuvant used in the anthrax vaccine, was to blame for Gulf War syndrome, but the evidence just wasn't there. Claims that mercury in vaccine causes autism have also been debunked. The amount of mercury in a typical vaccine is less than in a can of tuna. The adjuvant used in Canada has been tested with the bird flu vaccine and there was no negative response to it.

4. Should you get the vaccine if you're pregnant?

Pregnant women are one of the most at-risk groups. Their chances of getting very sick and potentially dying from swine flu are four to five times higher than for non-pregnant women, according to experts, and there is also a risk to the fetus. Michael Gardam, director of infectious diseases prevention and control for the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, noted recently that there is no evidence that any component of this vaccine is harmful to the fetus. Women more than 20 weeks pregnant and those in earlier stages of pregnancy with a history of chronic illnesses should consider getting the adjuvanted vaccine, until the unadjuvanted vaccine is available, public health officials say.

5. What should you do to prevent the spread of H1N1?

  • Frequent hand-washing with soap and water curbs the spread of germs;
  • Cough into your arm and stay home if you're sick;
  • Antiviral drugs, such as Tamiflu, will help fight off the virus. But they should be prescribed by a doctor and used for treatment, not as a preventive measure;
  • Don't all rush to get the vaccine at the same time. The vaccine is slowly trickling in to provinces and territories, and health officials want pregnant women, adults with chronic conditions, health-care workers, people living in remote places and schoolchildren to be first in line.

6. Should you get vaccinated?

Consider this: 5,000 people have died worldwide, and hundreds of thousands of people have been infected with H1N1. The most recent death in Canada was a preteen girl from Cornwall, Ont., who had no pre-existing medical conditions. True, there have been few H1N1 deaths overall in Canada, but this virus attacks the young, unlike the seasonal flu, which burdens the elderly. Adults get one dose; children between the ages of six months and nine years get two half-doses at least 21 days apart.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween

It's not hard to tell that with Halloween stuff in the stores that the famous Halloween holiday is coming soon. Costumes every where. As you see many people dress as "scary" things. I am not allowed to dress as anything "scary" Even including a witch or vampire. I this year am being Rogue from X-men. Have you every wondered what the History of Halloween Is? Using the wonderful resources of Wiki, I provide you with:
Halloween Then and Now
To celebrate the rest of this article will be written in Black and Orange!

Some Halloween History:

Halloween has origins in the ancient Gaelic festival known as Samhain (pronounced sow-in or sau-an), which is dervied from Old Irish and means roughly "summer's end".[5] A similar festival was held by the ancient Britons and is known as Calan Gaeaf (pronounced kalan-geyf). The festival of Samhain celebrates the end of the "lighter half" of the year and beginning of the "darker half", and is sometimes[6] regarded as the "Celtic New Year".[7]

The celebration has some elements of a festival of the dead. The ancient Gaels believed that the border between this world and the Otherworld became thin on Samhain, allowing spirits (both harmless and harmful) to pass through. The family's ancestors were honoured and invited home whilst harmful spirits were warded off. It is believed that the need to ward off harmful spirits led to the wearing of costumes and masks. Their purpose was to disguise oneself as a harmful spirit and thus avoid harm. In Scotland the spirits were impersonated by young men dressed in white with masked, veiled or blackened faces.[8][9]

Samhain was also a time to take stock of food supplies and slaughter livestock for winter stores. Bonfires played a large part in the festivities. All other fires were doused and each home lit their hearth from the bonfire. The bones of slaughtered livestock were cast into its flames.[10] Sometimes two bonfires would be built side-by-side, and people and their livestock would walk between them as a cleansing ritual.

Another common practise was divination, which often involved the use of food and drink. From wiki!

Even though It seems all fun: Did you know one year a girl received a Hersey chocolate bar to find out it had a poisonous chemical in it?

Here are some Halloween Safety Tips:

  • Costumes should be light-colored and flame resistant with reflective strips so that children are more easily seen at night. (And remember to put reflective tape on bikes, skateboards, and brooms, too!)
  • Costumes should be short enough to avoid tripping.
  • Remind children to keep away from open fires and candles. (Costumes can be extremely flammable.)
  • Use face paint rather than masks or things that will cover the eyes.
  • Remind children to walk, slither, and sneak on sidewalks - not in the street.
  • Explain to children that calls should be made along one side of the street first and then the other, and that it's best to cross the street only at intersections or crosswalks.
  • Remind children to look both ways before crossing the street to check for cars, trucks, and low-flying brooms.
  • Provide yourself or the children with a flashlight to see better and to be better seen.
  • Have children plan their route and share it with you and the family.
  • Trick or Treaters should travel in groups of four or five. Young children should be accompanied by an adult.
  • Visit homes that have the porch light on.
  • Make sure children know they should accept treats at the door and must not get into cars or enter the homes or apartments of strangers.
  • Remind children not to eat their treats and goodies until they are examined by an adult at home. And candy should not be eaten if the package is already opened. Small, hard pieces of candy are a choking hazard for young children.
  • Make sure you and your children know where the Block Parent houses are located in the neighborhood.
  • Set agreed-to boundaries with your children. Explain the importance of staying within them and arriving home on time. ~From Red Cross Canada
So, Remember to Be Safe this Halloween! But, Should Halloween distract us from good music? Here is the new song 3! By Britney Spears!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

I mean:
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

The Internet: Boys Ages 4-10






Our first site to be reviewed is:



Hotwheels.com



This website is great for those car lovers out there. This site is entirly free! Play games, create a lisence plate, see cool stuff! If you love cars, this is a perfecet website for you. There are loads of games. You can even get a free lisence card in the mail! Get VIP access free. The lisence actually looks like a real drivers lisence with your name and everything.


Pokemon.com



This is an amazing website for pokemon fans. It gives you every update on the official pokemon series and games. Listen to your favourite pokemon theme songs, search the pokedex, play games, download wallpapers for your computer for free. Explore your favourite pokemon like never before. View the GTS ( Global Trading Station).


Marvelkids.com


On this awesome website, view your favourite super heos and comic characters. Watch all whole episodes; of spiderman, X-men and Wolverine, Incredible Hulk, Fantastic 4, and many more. Play games like create your own super hero, and many many more. View comics online, shows, videos, games, this is a great site for Marvel watchers.
This is Neko and Teko reporting live from surfing the internet for websites for boys. P.S. If you know of any more cool websites for any age catagory, leave it as a comment please!

The Internet













Have you ever gotten bored on the internet? Not wanting to do the same things. Knowing of no sites to go to? Well, over the next few days, we, Neko and Teko, will be reviewing different sites. We'll be letting you know everything about them so you will have a few ideas about what to do. We will be doing our first catagorie on girls, ages 4-10.





Barbie.com

So, our first review for girls ages 4-10 is Barbie.com. There you can play games, shop, decorate your house, play more games, and lots more! Sighning up is not only easy, but all this is free!






Disney's Pixie Hollow is a magical place where girls can design their own fairy avatars and flit about through the forest collecting berries and nuts or earning special badges. There are unique games and plenty of special events and activities to take part in as well. Girls can decorate their own rooms and invite friends to chat. Basic membership is free.




Bella Sara


Bella Sara isn't the same type of virtual world as others on this list and it isn't only designed for girls. But, since it has a definite girl appeal and a virtual world appeal, I'm including it here as another option. To unlock Bella Sara, you purchase collector cards (similar to other card collecting games) that allow you to adopt your own horses and purchase other fun virtual items. Girls can groom, feed, and train their horses, and play cool games. Bella Sara is a nice alternative to girls who are less interested in fashion and makeup.

Everythinggirl.com

An obviously popular site for young girls with lots of pink and fluff. Everythinggirl.com is the official site for Barbie, My Scene, Doggy Daycare, Polly Pockets, and Furryville. Visitors are guided around the site by an animated pixie named Pippa. In order to play the games or chat, visitors must join the site by choosing a user name and password, then typing in the child’s and the parent’s email address. Everythinggirl.com alerts parents to everything their child signs up for. There is no charge for joining. Girls can play games and chat. Mattel has posted their privacy policy on the site for parents to review. There is no other FAQ page or informational page on the site. On the game pages, the site states that players can earn points and get cool stuff by playing the games, however it is unclear as to how members ‘get cool stuff’ with those points. Points are easy to collect for young users. The site is also easy to navigate. Everythinggirl.com offers lots of activities and links to other Mattel and Disney sites. The site can provide hours of entertainment for young girls. However, parents and other adults feel the site is ‘blatantly promotional’ of Mattel toys and products.
This is Neko and Teko reporting about Sites for Girls ages 4-10.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Release The 7!


Today Or was it yesterday? Or Last Week? Anyway: Windows 7 was released! Some people are going to be like "I NEED IT" But, sorry Microsoft, we are only buying one copy. Only for the TV Computer because Windows 7 has internet TV! Why? First of all, if you have Vista, You may notice the great programs like Movie Maker, Dvd Maker etc. Windows 7 is getting rid of all of those. Which sucks. I sound like a geek don't I? Fretting over Computers and OPs,
There are some cool features , Cnet Says: "
showing is called Play To, which lets you control media from a Windows 7 PC and play it on other devices, such as a sound system, digital photo frame, or TV. He uses a single Dell laptop to stream media to about seven different screens"
It is much faster, Windows 7 is something that may not be right for everyone, It depends if you prefer speed or features!
This is Neko Out!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Swine Flu Virus Found In Ontario Turkey Operation

Since Neko has to work on a Project, She is going to be sharing some articles written by other people! Have a good article you want to share? Give us a link!
This article is from The Globe and Mail!

Swine flu virus found in Ontario turkey operation

Bad things happen “There are about 2,400 miscarriages a day in the U.S. You’ll see things that would have happened anyway. But the vaccine doesn’t cause miscarriages. It also doesn’t cause auto accidents, but they happen.” Jay Butler of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says some people will have heart attacks, strokes or miscarriages after getting the swine-flu vaccination, but they shouldn’t blame the shot

Ontario's top medical official says outbreak a "clarion call" for poultry, livestock workers to get both the seasonal and H1N1 flu shot

TORONTO The Canadian Press

Ontario's top medical official says an outbreak of swine flu among turkeys is a “clarion call” for poultry and livestock workers to get both the seasonal and H1N1 flu shots.

Dr. Arlene King, Ontario's chief medical officer of health, says “the risk to human health from this situation is minimal” after some turkeys tested positive for the H1N1, or swine flu virus.

Provincial officials say the outbreak affected an Ontario breeder's flock of turkeys which were not destined for the food chain.

Dr. Deb Stark, Ontario's chief veterinarian, says the situation likely involved human to bird transmission.

Dr. Stark says the flock operator voluntarily quarantined the infected birds and put “movement controls in place.”

She says the finding “does not pose a food safety risk.”

While officials declined to name the farm, the Turkey Farmers of Canada said on its website that the birds belonged to Hybrid Turkeys, a breeder based in Kitchener, Ont.

The findings will be of keen interest internationally, coming just days after the publication of a study that suggested turkeys are not susceptible to the pandemic virus.

The work, done by researchers in Italy, was published late last week in the online journal Eurosurveillance.

Well-known influenza researcher Dr. Ilaria Capua and colleagues at the OIE collaborating centre for infectious diseases at the human-animal interface in Venice tried to infect turkeys with the new H1N1 virus. The OIE is the acronym used by the Paris-based World Organization for Animal Health.

Turkeys are generally very susceptible to influenza viruses and one would expect to see illness among birds if they became infected with a flu virus, Dr. Capua said in an interview Tuesday.

But while her team exposed turkeys to massive doses of H1N1 virus, they saw no evidence of infection in the birds. Nor did they find any evidence of virus in the lungs or tissues of the turkeys.

Dr. Capua said teams of researchers in Britain and the U.S. have also tried to experimentally infect turkeys, also without success.

Ontario isn't the first jurisdiction to report finding H1N1 virus in turkeys. Officials in Chile announced in August that they had found the virus in turkey there.

But some leading influenza experts have quietly expressed skepticism about that earlier report, musing whether lab contamination could be responsible for the finding.

Dr. Capua said a lot of questions need to be answered about the new discovery in Ontario, including whether the full genetic sequence of the virus has been checked to ensure that it is the pandemic virus and not another H1N1 variant.

“Before we say that this virus can spill into turkeys or into birds, I would really make sure that it's the right virus. And that there's no possible concern about any human error or contamination and that all the internal genes have been sequenced,” she said.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Balloon Boy Saga was a Publicity Stunt, Sheriff Says

Here is an article That Links With The Balloon one !

Balloon boy saga was a publicity stunt, Sheriff says

Richard Heene, left, leads his sons Ryo, back right, and Falcon out of their home in Fort Collins, Colo., on Oct. 18, 2009.

Officials considering criminal charges against parents; unnamed media outlet agreed to pay family with regards to incident

A sheriff says a Colorado couple’s report that their 6-year-old son was in a balloon that was hurtling away from their home was a publicity stunt.

Sheriff Jim Alderden says Richard and Mayumi Heene “put on a very good show for us, and we bought it.”

The sheriff says no charges have been filed yet, and the parents aren’t under arrest. But he says he expects to recommend charges of conspiracy and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

He says all three of the couple's children knew of balloon hoax, but likely won’t face charges because of their ages.

Mr. Alderden says interviews with the parents Saturday resulted in enough information to get a warrant to search the house. He says they were looking for computers, e-mails, phone records and financial records.

The parents, Richard and Mayumi Heene, met with Larimer County investigators for much of Saturday afternoon amid questions about why their 6-year-old son Falcon vanished into the rafters of the family’s garage while the world thought he was zooming through the sky in a flying saucer-like helium balloon. The incident sent police and the military scrambling to save young Falcon Heene as millions of worried television viewers watched.

Suspicion that the balloon saga was a hoax arose almost immediately after Falcon was found hiding in the garage attic. Mr. Heene, an inventor whose family has appeared on the ABC television reality show Wife Swap, and his wife had said one of the boy’s older brothers said Falcon was aboard the homemade balloon when it took off.

Mr. Alderden initially said there was no reason to believe the incident was a hoax. Authorities questioned the Heenes again after Falcon turned to his dad during a CNN television interview Thursday night and said “you said we did this for a show” when asked why he didn’t come out of his hiding place.

Falcon got sick during two separate TV interviews Friday when asked again why he hid.

After the sheriff spoke to reporters Saturday, Richard Heene and his wife walked out of his office after meeting with officials for several hours.

As reporters yelled questions, Mr. Heene said: “I was talking to the sheriff’s department just now.” He then walked to his car with his wife and a friend and drove away. It wasn’t clear where the family spent Saturday night.

The Heenes have said the balloon was supposed to be tethered to the ground when it lifted off, and no one was supposed to be aboard. A video of the launch shows the family counting down in unison, “3, 2, 1,” before Richard Heene pulls a cord, setting the balloon into the air.

“Whoa!” one of the boys exclaims. Then his father says in disbelief, “Oh, my God!” He then says to someone, “You didn’t put the (expletive) tether down!” and he kicks the wood frame that had held the balloon.

Falcon’s brother said he saw him inside the compartment before it took off and that’s why they thought he was in there when it launched. Mr. Heene said he had yelled at Falcon before the launch for getting inside.

Over the years, Richard Heene has worked as a storm chaser, a handyman and contractor, and an aspiring reality-TV star.

The producer of Wife Swap said it had a show in development with the Heenes but the deal is now off. TLC also said Mr. Heene had pitched a reality show to the network months ago, but it passed on the offer.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Night Fun

Some Music To Add To Your Friday Night! Or Saturday Morning!

Lollipop, They wouldn't let me post the official video, Sorry Music Fans.



If You are like me, You probably play music while doing stuff on the computer!
Guess what It's RAP music!
Enjoy. Oh If you don't like rap don't listen to the songs duh!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Six Year Old Boy Got "Carried Away"


You Have Probably Heard, About the Six Year Old Boy that actually got "Carried Away" He was said to have climbed into a Balloon and there was a huge chase. He was missing and everyone was worried he was Gulp Dead.
The Balloon Landed: Here is what www.guardian.co.uk has the say!

US homemade balloon lands, but six-year-old boy still missing


A balloon lands near Fort Collins, Colorado.  Police say the balloon, at first believed to have a child inside, was empty. Photograph: AP

A balloon lands near Fort Collins, Colorado. Police say the balloon, at first believed to have a child inside, was empty. Photograph: AP

A homemade flying saucer-shaped balloon in which it was feared a six-year-old boy could have been trapped has been found to be empty after it landed in a field in Colorado following a desperate chase through the skies.

The silver, car-sized craft reportedly came untethered from the garden of the man who had constructed it. Reports named him as Richard Heene, an amateur science and weather investigator.

It was feared that Heene's son, Falcon, had climbed through an entrance into a small plywood-lined capsule at the bottom of the balloon, which was not designed to carry people, shortly before it drifted into the skies above Fort Collins, a town north of the state capital, Denver, at around 11am local time (6pm BST). Some reports said a sibling had seen Falcon climb in.

As the balloon drifted dozens of miles to the south-west, climbing hundreds of metres into the air, it was pursued by helicopters while emergency crews in ambulance followed its path from the ground.

But after more than two-and-a-half hours in the air, when the helium-filled craft drifted gently to the ground in a ploughed field, rescue workers found no one inside, television pictures showed.

It was not known whether the child climbed into the balloon, and so, whether he might have fallen out in mid air.

There were fears that flights from Denver's international airport could have to be diverted as the balloon began drifting towards its flight paths.

What an Adventure!
Is He Dead Or Alive?

Hold On, There is a brand new News Report.

Check Out This Video! Turns Out Guess What The Boy was Found!


If you watch the video all will be clear.
This is Neko and Teko, Heed Our Advice please: DO NOT GO INTO SILVER BALLOONS!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Making Pop



Most if not all of you have heard of pop. Pop, like Pepsi, Coca Cola, Sprite, Mountain Dew, Crush, and many other flavours. And probably most if not all of you have tried pop before. But have you ever thought, what makes pop pop? How is it made? Can I make it? Well we, Neko and Teko find out today at a Junior High Science Class.



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" So class, today we will be making pop," annonces Teacher.



"YAY!" shouts Student.



"Whoohoo!" exclaims another.



"I hate sugar:(" grumbles a student.



" Here is how to make it:



1. Everyone, pick one or two ingredients that can be crushed up or disolved in a liquid.(ex. candy, fruit)



2. Put them in a cup or beacer. Make sure they are no more than 150ml high.



3. Then, turn the ingredients into a syrup by adding water or something else.



4. Once you have this disgusting looking syrup, add carbonated water to it (ask a parent what this is if you don't know)



5.Stir, drink, and enjoy!





"So class, what did you think? Did your pop taste like the pop you buy at the store?" Teacher questions.

"Well, I think the store picks better flavour combinations." comments a Student.

"Yeah. And even though it seems to taste better when other people make it, I still enjoyed the fun experience of making it." tells another.

" Yeah, Well you're lucky. This is why I hate sugar....


I turn into this guy!!!! Boo pop!" exclaims grumbly kid to shocked class.
So, if you make pop, and you actually should, (it's really fun), then maybe only put a little sugar and a lot of veggies! This is Neko and Teko reporting form adding carrots to their pop.
P.S. We really know someone who made carrot pop! It's true! He's the same guy who made upo the word determinated!





Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Search For The Toots

The Toots: A Creature or Creatures that are Like Elephants. They are said to come in different Designs. Do They Live? Are They Real? We are going to find out.
We decided to start with the facts. What Do Toots Look Like? Heading to The Internet!
EVERYTHING ON THE INTERNET IS TRUE!
We found some pictures of them!
As you may see there is many different types of them. Here is the story of Toots.
The Toots were normal Elephants, Then They found a magic well and did stuff to themselves.
Our Hard Quest:
We went through the death Pool Of BLOOD! (Pool Of Ketchup) Then we had to answer a hard question to get past to guard of doom.
Question: Do Toots Like Ketchup?
Answer: I don't Know
Guard: You May Pass
Then we found it: The Toots.
Here is how you can find them: www.tootsville.com
There you can become a toots!

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Stone Of The Wolf

Everyone This is a short Story Written By Neko. Enjoy!

I’d just settled down on the couch when the doorbell rang. Annoyed that I had to miss even a second of iCarly, I got up and yanked open the door to find…no one. Great! I thought. Stupid little kids pulling pranks! That’s when I saw it: a small box with my name on it, sitting on the doormat. I picked it up and carefully took the top off, then peered inside, curious. Whoa…
A necklace: It was a thin silver chain with a charm. The charm was a smooth stone with a very strange marking on it—a swirl. I put the necklace around my neck. I traced the engraving and followed it to the middle with my finger. Then the swirl started to glow. Powder came out of the necklace and flew into my body. I felt a burst of freezing coldness go through my body.

I then felt something growing. My jeans and T-shirt were now a silver dress, down to my knees.It was the color of moonlight. My simple sneakers were now fresh silver boots that looked like they had just been on the runway.

I looked at my reflection in a puddle on the street. I had changed. I saw a girl with silver hair, grey wolf ears, and a grey wolf tail. I felt my head…wolf ears. What had happened to me?

I looked like some freak—a mutant wolf girl. I paused as I took out a note from the bottom of the box. It was written in delicate letters: “You must use your unique abilities to fight the aliens; you now have the genes of Grey Wolf.”

Okay, I thought, that explained the wolf ears and tail! But what aliens?

I gasped. A lizard-like creature was in front of me. It was huge and had fire-red eyes that seemed to drill holes into the street. There was another note in the box. It said, “Moon Echo.”

“Moon Echo?” I wondered out loud. A silver rod appeared in front of me.

Okay!

“Moon Echo!” I yelled.

Pure energy shot from the rod. I could feel it vibrating. The lizard creature screeched and then dissolved. I had defeated it.

A figure appeared in front of me. It was a boy, and he looked around 18.

“I am Ryan,” he said. “You are the chosen one. As you already know, you have the genes of Grey Wolf. You must protect this world from aliens who wish to make the earth their own. Once you defeat all the aliens around you, you will return to your normal form.”

As if on cue, I returned to normal. Ryan disappeared.

I guess I’m a hero now! I thought.

I was excited, yet scared. The fate of the world depends on me—just one wolf girl. I won’t let Earth down.

A calm wind blew my hair like a thank-you. The sunset and wind calmed my nerves. Just then, I realized I had missed iCarly!

Well, some things are more important than iCarly…like saving the world!



Hope You Enjoyed it! Neko actually wrote this for a writing contest and won!
Have a short Story? Leave it in a comment! Who Know's Maybe it might get published!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy ThanksGiving!

Tis, Fall, So, It's October and us Canadians are celebrating ThanksGiving. America is celebrating it in November. Remember, Some of you probably have tons of cousins your age who are fun to play with. Plus, You Probably have grandparents that give you christmas presents. I don't have any family, Except My Mom, Dad and Brother and Sister. I will be happy to see them.
HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
DON'T EAT FISH WHATEVER YOU DO!
Happy Thanksgiving!
~Neko

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sniffing Wine


Why Do People Sniff Wine? Are you not supposed to drink it? Ok, Your In a fancy Restaurant. The Fanciest We Have been to Is called Swiss Chalet. You see this person in a suit and tie, or fancy dress. Sniffing Wine. WHY DO PEOPLE SNIFF WINE?
This is what we dug up who cares if it's true?
Here is what a Yahoo Answers User said:
When you swirl the wine in the glass and smell it before you sip it's to help you take in all of the flavors better. I don't know if you've had the pleasure of taking in the full flavor of a really good wine like that, but if you ever do you'll know why it's done.
And you don't sniff the cork. When the cork is handed to you you're looking to see if it's dry because it was stored incorrectly or if the wine has soaked through all the way and been exposed to oxygen.

Ok, But, You Know what's it's really for? It's for people who got $10 Bottles of Wine.
THAT IS So EXPENSIVE. They do a big deal of it to sniff it to show how rich they are. They try to show how they like to kill their bodies in Alcohol though they probably have it all the time. Ok, Having just a glass a day is not bad. But, If you drink and drive that is bad. Even though probably you should not drink a bottle a day. THAT'S NOT GOOD!
Oh Ya, Bottom Line: Sniffing Wine is for Rich People. They should be spending their money on better things like "Paying Taxes" (Got that From Monsters Vs. Aliens) (Had to say it)
I know in your minds and hearts you have always been wondering why people sniff wine.
I am glad no one in my family drinks beer or wine while driving! I am never going to drink wine or beer while driving because it could cause an accident.
This is Neko and Teko Like NOT Sniffing Wine!
IT'S WEIRD! ONLY EUROPE PEOPLE SHOULD DO IT! Sorry, Had to say that it's from The Europe people drinking wine movie!

The Farting Tortilla

Have you ever heard of the farting tortilla? Well first, what is a fart? Here's a defintion: fart- a reflex that expels intestinal gas. And what is a tortilla?: The tortilla is a flatbread made from corn or wheat. So the definition of a farting tortilla is: A flatbread made from corn or wheat the has the reflex of expelling gas.
Why is this article about farting tortillas? Because at a school in Wuffleton, just South of Penguin City, there was a case about a farting tortilla in class. Everyone in this grade 7 class was just busy writing, when all of the sudden there was a big fart! Everyone burst out laughing while the teacher asked who that had been. When no one spoke up, she asked each of them individualy. After going through all of them with no one admitting to the crime, she closed the door until someone confessed. Through all the chaos, no one had noticed a small tortilla sneaking under the door. Later on, tomato prints were uncovered and the mystery began.
We decided to interview Hotsam Von Dok; an eye witness. He was sitting right beside this tortilla. Apparently the tortilla was a girl's next beside him. For privacy reasons we will not mention her name, but let's call her Jill. Here's how the crime went. Here's determinated Hotsam reporting live.
"Well, it was a normally boring day in grade 7. We were all doing Writing, when out of the blue, I hear a loud sound, a fart! Well, I, realizing that the sound came from beside me, looked. And what did I see, but Jill's lunch running away! That's when I burst out laughing! Thanks!...P.S. My favourite word is determinated!
Well, Hotsam, one maore question...What kind of tortilla was it?
"It had socks, tuna, lemon juice, and had a savouring smell. I remember because I asked Jill if I could have just one bite and she said no. Then I asked for the recipe. After that, I didn't ask again!
Well, there you have it folks. And by the way, if you want the recipe, here it is:
  • First, boil socks and tuna.
  • Once its' all mixed together, take it off the stove.
  • Prepare a tortilla and put this all inside.
  • Don't forget to sprinkle lemon juice on top.
  • Before surving, make sure you wear a napkin, this delacasy, though enjoyed, can be messy.
  • Enjoy!

This is Neko and Teko reporting from the tortilla section of the store.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I Lost My Best Friend


Do you know what it feels like to be left behind? losing everyone around you in such little time.

I try not to worry since they're left in the past but it's hard going through life knowing nothing ever lasts.

It's hard to hide behind this frown, When on the inside you're on the verge of a breakdown.

I've lost everyone that meant the world to me. All I have left of them are these memories.

You have no idea how badly I want them back. But they've left me in the past which was their plan of attack.

The pain of losing them will never go away.
I'm tired of feeling like this everyday.

I feel like I no longer belong.
I fake my happiness to show nothing's wrong.
Failed Friendships by Melanie S. Lost Friend Poems

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sour VS. Sweet


Sour VS. Sweet. In What? Gummy Bears? No Offense, but if you look at the picture it's of Gummy Worms, So we are going to debate which is better, Sour Gummy Worms or Sweet, which means the small ones with not that sugary stuff. We would do Gummy Bears, Except some of it does not have the sugary stuff.

Which is better. It's Obvious the ones with the sugar because, It tastes Better!
GO WORMS!
This is a super short article for those who do not like to read a lot!

ICarly Battles with Wolverine

What you see here is a picture of the ICarly team. From left ot right is Carly (Miranda Cosgrove), Sam (Jennette McCurdy), and Freddy (Nathan Kress). The show ICarly is on every night except on weekends. We, Neko and Teko, know people, even adult men!!!, who watch this program.


This is Wolverine form Wolverine and the X-Men. Just look at his muscles! See his blades? They are supposed to look real, but they look fake, don't they? Anyway, lets now go to the real topic of the article. You want to know what it is, don't you? Okay, prepare youself to listen. Our real topic of this article is..~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~





Gummy Bears!!!! YAY!!!
Now, why, you ask, are we doing gummy bears in an article labled ICarly Battles with Wolverine? Well, because they don't actually battle! It's all about the publicity, right? If we had titled this 'Gummy Bears: The Political View' would you have read it? I didn't think so! Now, why would we choose gummy bears, exactly? Well, don't they just look so cute! All lined up like that! Just imagine, they actually have feelings like us humans!

This is Neko and Teko reporting from Gummy BearVille where we are singing 'Winter Wonderland' with the gummy bear pop stars; Justin Bearber and the singing group, Gummyback!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Around the World



Have you ever travelled anywhere in the world? Did you go by plane? If you have said yes, you know what I mean when I say no to turbulence! Turbulence is when 2 different pressures of air go on either side of the plane making it rock, spin, bump, and/or many other things. Anyway, this article is not about turbulence or the affects it has on your stomach. It's about travelling around the world. Different places in the world have different cultures, languages, food, temperatures, and people. For instance, the biggest difference between Zambia in Africa and Antarctica is the temperature. You could die if you flew to Antarctica, and then to Zambia in a really, really fast jet because of the temperature change.


Everyone has different places in the world they prefer for different reasons. For example; I like New Zealand for it's wildlife and climate of about 21 degrees Celsius while my brother prefers the cold climate Antarctica offers. My parents prefer Mexico's climate of at least 100 degrees Fahrenheit.


There are 7 continents in the world; North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australasia, Asia, and Africa. My goal in life is to visit each one. So far I have only done 2 or 3. Now, we, Neko and Teko, decided to interview people coming off a tiny plane arriving form Curacao about how the turbulence was on this small craft on a long flight and also how the pressure was on their ears. Let's listen in:


"Oh, It was just formidable! Atrocious food, multiple sequences of turbulence tuberculous." claims a greenish looking scientist who is investigating his vomit on a microscope.


"WAAAAA!!!!" screams a young child, holding her ears to try and relieve the pain. Pressure on your ears is extremely bad on small planes and they're still popping for days afterward.


"That's it! I've had it with you! I know it hurts! I feel it too!" exclaims a frustrated mother to her children who are bawling their heads off.


Despite the pain of the plane, travelling is a lot of fun. you learn new things that you haven't before. Who knows, maybe you'll visit some place you've never been before someday. Until then, learn about different places in books........~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Later on,~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~Even later~~~~~~~~
RANDOM INTERUPTION BY THE TELETUBIES!!!!!!!!


Oh, no! We're out of time! Thanks a lot teletubies! Oh, well......anyway; This is Neko and Teko reporting from the teletubies cave where we are enjoying fake cookies!

Wacky Outfits Or Is It Weird Outfits


We/Us/Neko and Teko are bringing you a News Report. This time we are going to see the most weirdest outfits we have ever seen. Some People are going to be like WHAT ABOUT THE TITLE? IT SAYS WACKY OUTFITS OR IS IT WEIRD OUTFITS!
Okay Person writing in Caps. Some people in the culture of jimaodkayfakey a culture that worships pop rocks and pop and urban legends. Finds the word Weird Offensive! So, To suit those of jimaodkayfakey we are going to use wacky instead, but we put weird in the title because some people don't know what Wacky means. Okay Covered!
BUT! Eh Eh? No Questions Till the End Okay? OK! Seriously stop writing in Caps!
We/Us/Neko and Teko got a chance to go to a Lady GaGa Concert. Okay we didn't....
But we got a chance to see apart of a Lady Ga Ga concert on Youtube! Singing A Piano Version of Poker Face. (Not the Best....) She was wearing a most daring outfit. A Bubble Dress. Which you can see in the Picture above. What if the bubbles popped? Sorry had to ask. Some people are complaining because another designer came up with the same idea, but now Lady Ga Ga copied her or something like that.
This is not the Weirdest of Lady Ga Ga's Outfits.

At a MTV Thingy or something. (I don't pay much attention) (I don't really pay much attention) Lady Ga Ga pulled off another outfit. Before you see the picture.
People are starting to go to the mall in public in these outfits. Weird Huh? "Hey Guys!"- really girly voice "I am like Going to the Like Mall in my Bubble Dress!"-same squeaky girly voice. It's a like Outrage! You Can't believe that people actually dress like that.
Here comes the outfit: Warning this may not be apporaite for People who don't like outfit that are wacky which means weird who are under 3 and are lamps

Horrible Runway Outfit, Just came off the line, Some Teens were actually caught wearing it by the Subway.
It was worn by UglyAffitineOutfitdesignerofdoomduh



Some of these people are just so have going of no fashion sense. No Offense, that outfit makes Lady Ga Ga's look like Madonna's. That does not make sense.
UGH! We are so you know by all these ugly outfits. Let's Look at a good outfit and that will relax ourselves. But, People following all these celebs. Can't people have their own style anymore? Instead of buying a cute scarf you saw Hannah Mountana wearing, buy those jeans you secretly wanted. Guys: Buy that Pokemon Card you think would look awesome in your pocket!
If that makes Sense!
Oh Yes. We got a message from the Classifiedkids: We know them. Friends of our cousins. They say sorry to YTV Camp.
Remember Guys! Keep your own Style. Lucky, Neko Is almost better and will be able to go out and report on better stories!
This is Neko and Teko signing out!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

How the Leopard Got It's Spots







There are many different theories of how the leopard got it's spots. One of them is that it painted itself. Another that a cheetah was running so fast that it's spots rubbed off onto the leopards coat. Well, we're not here to talk about how THIS leopard got it's spots, but the SNOW LEOPARD.






There are many differences between the Snow Leopard and the normal leopard. The most obvious one is probably their colour and their climate. Why are they different colours? Their coats are different colours because of camoflauge. Just imagine a pure white cat scouring along the trees! And an orange and black cat among the tundra!
These cats have many mysteries about them, but the most mysterious one is probably the question of how they got their spots. There's only one obvious answer, but let's go over the non-obvious ones first.
BOOM! An explosion! The scattering debris consists of pebbles. Those pebbles hit a nearby travelling cat who hisses as they plunge depper into his skin. A cat beside it gets hit too, but a bag of four is also dropped on this cat causing it to turn white. The cats then, terrified of seeing one another, race in opposite directions into places where they would camoflauge best. The now white cat into the first white place she could find and the speckled orange cat into the forest, never to see eachother again.
Another story is that an Ethiopian Native thought his pet was just perfect. The cat didn't think so. He wanted to be like Zebra who could camoflauge if his enemys were after him. Cat didn't want to be the lower hand on the food chain anymore. So one day he decided to ask his native to paint him. The native said sure and took some black ink of the Berry Tree and squeezed it onto his fingers. Then he made spots on cat. The same story is repeated with the setting in the tundra and an Inuit child with a white cat.
Even though we know it isn't real, we, Neko and Teko, have decided to make up our own myth about how the leopard got it's spots. Here it is:
One day, Wolverine drank too much beer. He started punching his cat which caused spots. Then gunny bears took over the world. The End.
God really created leopards though and everything else. But why not make up your own myth? If you have one, post it as a comment. This is Neko and Teko reporting from the Gummy Bear Factory.



Saturday, October 3, 2009

Why We Should Not Eat Gum!


Now you are probably like WHAT???!?!??!?!?!?! Why should we not eat Gum?
Gum is awesome! (Clears Throat) You didn't read the title properly did you?
It says, Why you should not Eat Gum! Now that is all cleared let us actually report?
Thank you! Remember to Read Titles Better!

Why You Should Not Eat Gum?

Gum, Is meant to be chewed that's why you don't eat it!

What's the Big Deal If We Eat Gum?

It's just a big deal okay that's why its the title!
If it wasn't big why would we have an article about it?

What Happens if We Eat Gum?

You don't want to ask.

Yes we do!?!?!

Ok don't say we didn't warn you

.........

Who is asking all these questions?
What happens if you EAT gum,

If You Eat gum.....
Let's do another Thingy Thing!

The Gum has just hit your stomach, You feel a jolt and electric pulse goes through you. All of a sudden blue waves come out of your mouth! Why your Mouth? Okay who is asking all these questions? I dunno! Anyway, After the blue waves things....
The Pulse sends a signal to the Guy who sings the Song Cha-Ching. Then he comes in a fat suit and then the guy gives a phone call to Mickey Mouse, Then Mickey Mouse comes with a bread stick and throws it at you! Then the bread stick sends a pulse to wolverine. Wolverine asks if you have beer. You say No! Then he snarls and growls and snarls then picks up a book reads a chapter and goes home!
Then you burp and everyone goes away. Your Gum comes falling out of your mouth.
Then you get another piece shrug and then you feel it going down your throat....It all happens again and again!

Why did you write this? WHO IS ASKING THESE QUESTIONS! Person I am tracking you using 5 year tech now. OMG! I can't believe it the person asking the questions was......
This Guy? His name is Tom?
This is Neko and Teko reporting from Uh? Gum Land!

Friday, October 2, 2009

All For One and One For All!



People may judge you just by what school you go to. Like just because you go to a Christian School you sing hymns all day and you're rich. Or just because you go to a Catholic school you want to become a nun. Or if you go to a public school, you skip all your classes and do drugs.

Well, don't let these comments get to you. Essentially, everyone is equal. See these kids? Everyone of them is different and unique in their own way. Not one of them is the same as the other. That what makes them unique. They may all have different religions, go to different schools, or live in different places, but their all equal to one another. Why do people discriminate because of race, religion, likes and dislikes? Each one of us has been made specially. We each have a plan set forth in our lives.

These girls may look the exact same on the outside, but on the inside they are of their own character. Not alike at all. One probably likes broccoli while the other likes bread. One may be athletic, while the other a great reader. Being unique is how we distinguish ourselves from one another. It's how we know who's who.
Just imagine what it would be like if everyone looked exactly the same, spoke the same, had the same abilities, religion, race, etc! It would be chaos! How would you know who was your friend, not your dog....or where your house was (because if everyone was the exact same they would build the same too)! What about how someone did on a test at school? What if you got an A- on the test, but the teacher handed one with a C on it because you all had the same name!
Never judge people like that! It really hurts. And even if it doesn't hurt you at first, it'll come back to you. Never be prejudice (pre-judge someone just because what their reputation may be or the one of their race or school without knowing them) or hurt someone.
This is Teko reporting from school.
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