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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Will Voice The Intro For Mayweather Vs. McGregor

Via instagram The Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight is already pretty big, but it’s getting a last minute boost thanks to the one and only Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who will lend his voice to the introductory video leading into the main event.“In my #IronParadise here in Vancouver, shooting the VO for the bad ass open of the #MayweatherMcGregor tonight,” Johnson wrote on Instagram. “I connected with my boy Conor this week. His intentions go far beyond his extraordinary skill. Like Mayweather, not only does he want to put on an epic performance for the world, but there’s a real visceral, raw, warrior mana (spirit) that he has in his blood.”

“There’s only one way you gain respect… by earning it. Let’s get after it boys and may the best man win.”The Rock is repped by WME-IMG, the entertainment giant that just bought the UFC last summer, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that he’s popping up to support Conor as he attempts the impossible against Floyd Mayweather. And while he didn’t g…

Top 10 Underrated Martial Arts Movies

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Must have Kung Fu movies you probably haven't seen, but should be in any action junkie's film collection. WatchMojo presents the Top 10 Criminally Underrated Martial arts movies that that you have probably never seen. Fighter in the Wind, Chocolate, Flash Point! Never heard of them? For shame!

00:35 #10. “Duel to the Death” (1983)
01:32 #9. “Wing Chun” (1994)
02:33 #8. “Brotherhood of the Wolf” (2001)
03:34 #7. “Master of the Flying Guillotine” (1976)
04:36 #6. “Lone Wolf and Cub Baby Cart on the River Styx” (1972)
05:36 #5. “13 Assassins” (2010)
06:36 #4. “Deadly Venoms” (1978)
07:39 #3, #2, #1 ???

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How to Begin Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed martial arts, or MMA, is an exciting fighting sport that showcases a variety of martial arts disciplines from around the world. Contemporary MMA fighters must become proficient in striking skills, grappling, and wrestling. To start training in MMA, you'll need to sign up for classes and hone your newly learned skills with consistent practice. With the right level of dedication and skill, you can to train and compete at a high level.EditStepsEditSigning up For ClassesDetermine the striking style you want to learn. If you want to be a well-rounded fighter, you'll want to develop solid punching and kicking skills. The most common stand up disciplines in MMA are Muay Thai kickboxing, boxing, Tae Kwon Do, and Karate. Watch fighters that practice the fighting disciplines that you're interested in to help you decide on what styles you want to pursue.[1] Muay Thai concentrates on punches, ring movement, and kicks.American boxing focuses heavily on punches.Tae Kwon Do and Kara…

Etta Candy Reminisces About Her Adventure With Diana Prince In This New ‘Wonder Woman’ Video

As a DC character, Etta Candy doesn’t really have an enormous stack of Wonder Woman comics she can pull from to reminisce about her big cinematic adventure with Diana Prince. Thankfully, Etta knows how to keep a scrapbook and share a story.Lucy Davis reprises her work as Steve Trevor’s scene-stealing in a new promo video that presents the events of Wonder Woman from Etta Candy’s perspective. It’s mostly just a fantastic opportunity to relive the thrills of the movie with some quality Candy commentary tucked into things for good measure.“Diana brought with her some mementos from home… A sword and shield!” notes Candy looking back at Wonder Woman’s weaponry. “I prefer a sensible handbag. Although to be honest, I can think of some uses for a magical glowing lasso.”Speaking of Wonder Woman, director Patty Jenkins is confirmed to be helming the sequel and will be paid a pretty penny to do so. (As she should, considering the original’s insane box office haul.) Audiences won’t have to wait u…

Another Top 10 Celebrities Who Got The Last Laugh on Haters

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Haters: Where you at now? These celebrities took on all the verbal abuse and mockery that anybody could handle, but ultimately came out stronger and in a better position on the other side of it! People like Michael Jordan, Jennifer Aniston, Oprah Winfrey, and even Donald Trump feature on this list full of resolute celebrities!

00:45 #10. J. K. Rowling
01:46 #9. Megyn Kelly
02:39 #8. Anne Hathaway
03:31 #7. Kristen Stewart
04:27 #6. Michael Jordan
05:14 #5. Jennifer Aniston
06:16 #4. Arnold Schwarzenegger
07:05 #3, #2. & #1. ?????

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Top 10 Most Common Superhero Clichés

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We love superheroes. In this day and age, who doesn't? That being said, there are countless tropes, cliches, and story devices that constantly reappear in the superhero genre. In this list, we're breaking down ten of the most prevalent, constantly used cliches in superhero comics, movies, and tv shows.

00:32 #10: From Selfish Individual to Selfless Hero
01:24 #9: A Personal Connection to the Villain
02:11 #8: Intelligence Is a Defining Characteristic
03:07 #7: Exorbitant Wealth Facilitates Their Mission
03:55 #6: Police Resistance
04:48 #5: A Younger Sidekick
05:43 #4: A Secret Identity to Protect
06:38 #3, #2 & #1: ???

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The Existence Of A Clown-Only Screening Of ‘It’ Is Now A Very Scary Reality Thanks To Alamo Drafthouse

New Line Cinema Who needs nightmares when you can be traumatized by creepy-ass clowns in person? The Alamo Drafthouse is celebrating the arrival of the 2017 cinematic take on Stephen King’s It with a clown-only screening of the movie. THEY ARE DOING THIS ON PURPOSE LIKE IT WON’T END IN RED NOSES AND DOZENS OF PEOPLE GOING MISSING! YOU MANIACS!The Austin location of the theater chain will cater to a clown-specific audience on September 9th with a special screening of It. All attendees are expected to be done up like a clown (I can count the Captain Spauldings already) and can also visit “an IT pre-party where we will have face-painters available for clown ‘touch-ups,’ a photo booth, raffles for prizes, and other terrifying merriment.” After the special It screening, the same venue that’s hosing the pre-party (Barrel O’ Fun) promises after film entertainment featuring “a little burlesque, sword swallowing, clowns and mayhem.” It’s an evening built on creepy clowns, but keeping things fun…

The Rock’s Life-Saving Role In ‘San Andreas’ Helped This 10-Year-Old Boy Save His Brother From Drowning

Warner Bros. 10-year-old Jacob O’Connor knew exactly what to do when he found his brother face down in the pool at his grandmother’s Michigan home. He got his brother out of the pool and started to do CPR, something he’d learned after watching the film San Andreas starring The Rock. While the movie is full of a lot of fantastical elements involving a fictional Earthquake striking California, the movie now has a slight connection to saving lives in reality.
The scene that helped deals with Johnson having to save his daughter — played by Alexandra Daddario — from drowning near the end of the film. While the scene might be fantastical itself, the actions of Dwayne Johnson on the screen gave Jacob exactly what he needed to save his brother according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch:“The movie just popped up in my head and I started thinking about that scene,” Jacob, of Roseville, Mich., told The Washington Post. “And that’s when I started doing the compressions.”For half a minute, Jacob said …

Top 10 Controversial Game of Thrones Moments

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Game of Thrones has had its fair share of controversial moments throughout its seven seasons, including Ed Sheeran's cameo, the Red Wedding, Sansa's rape, Shireen being burned alive, Ramsay torturing Theon and Joffrey's sadism. Join WatchMojo as we count down our picks for the top 10 most controversial Game of Thrones moments.

00:38 #10. The Red Wedding
01:33 #9. Ed Sheeran’s Cameo
02:26 #8. Ramsay Torturing Theon
03:26 #7. Oberyn Martell’s Death
04:26 #6. The Sand Snakes
05:30 #5. The Head of George W. Bush
06:12 #4. Shireen Being Burned Alive
07:06 #3, #2 & #1: ????

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Eight Ideas for the 78% of Americans Living Paycheck to Paycheck

This week, Harris Poll released the stunning results of a survey that indicated that a whopping 78% of Americans currently live paycheck to paycheck. Some of the other stunning findings from this survey:+ Nearly four in ten (38%) of Americans don’t participate in a 401k, IRA, or similar retirement plan.
+ More than half (56%) of American workers feel they will always be in debt
+ More than half (56%) of Americans also save $100 or less a month
+ Almost one in ten (9%) of American workers making more than $100,000 per year are living paycheck-to-paycheck
Perhaps just as amazing is this Bankrate survey, which indicates that 57% percent of Americans don’t have enough cash to cover a $500 unexpected expense, and that half of Americans with an income of over $75,000 a year don’t have enough cash to cover such an unexpected expense.Here’s the reality: the vast majority of Americans are completely unprepared for any kind of unexpected financial event. Something as simple as a failed car start…

How to Review a Journal Article

Whether you’re publishing a journal article review or completing one for a class, your critique should be fair, thorough, and constructive. Skim the article to get a feel for its organization, read it multiple times, and jot down notes and comments during the process. Evaluate the text section by section, and assess how well each component fulfills its purpose. Come up with a thesis that concisely summarizes your evaluation, compose your review, and include specific examples that back up your claims.   EditStepsEditReading a Text ActivelyFamiliarize yourself with your publication’s style guide. If you’re publishing your review, check the journal’s format and style guidelines first. Familiarizing yourself with the publication’s standards will give you an idea of how to evaluate the article and structure your review.[1] Familiarizing yourself with format and style guidelines is especially important if you haven’t published with that journal in the past. For example, a journal might requi…

Top 10 Skimpy Female Outfits in Video Games

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If you’re about to type “In before the triggered feminists”, maybe you should just do us all a favor and go kill yourself. Anyway, for the rest of you adults, this is a very serious, very mature list of the most revealing, most ridiculous, most outrageous and most insanely skimpy outfits ever worn by female video game characters. Welcome to and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Skimpiest Female Video Game Character Outfits.

00:27 #10. Cindy Aurum
01:12 #9. Mileena
01:56 #8. Felicia
02:31 #7. Poison Ivy
03:08 #6. Mai Shiranui
03:45 #5. Rachel
04:24 #4. Ivy Valentine
05:03 #3, #2 & #1 ????

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Ragnarok: Crash Course World Mythology #24

Ragnarok! It's the end of the world, Norse style. It's got everything you want in an apocalypse. Earthquakes, destruction, armies of the dead, a giant evil wolf, giants with flaming swords, and a kind of happy ending. It's got it all. But is it really Norse? It wasn't written down until after Christianity had arrived in Europe. So how much influence is there?

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Vijay Iyer On Jazz's 'History Of Defiance,' His Influences And Playing In A Sextet

The acclaimed jazz pianist and Harvard music professor talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the Vijay Iyer Sextet's new album, Far From Over, and the politics that inspired it.(Image credit: Lena Adasheva/Courtesy of the artist)

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Lukas Nelson On Surfing And Stingrays, A Childhood On Tour And His Georgia Love Story

The Texas-born, Hawaii-raised musician has toured with Neil Young and his father, outlaw poet Willie Nelson. The new, self-titled album from his band, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, is out now.(Image credit: Myriam Santos)

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Brand New, Again: 'Science Fiction' Is A Self-Revival

Emo has its survivors, but few can command attention the way Brand New has in eight years without an album. The band's surprise return with Science Fiction comes, characteristically, on its own terms.(Image credit: Brandon Sloter/Courtesy of the artist)

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How to Wear a Pocket Square

The pocket square has been a staple of men’s fashion for hundreds of years. Wearing a pocket square correctly can make your business or formal attire more stylish and sophisticated—wearing one incorrectly can cheapen your whole look. Pulling off a pocket square is all about learning how to fold and style the accessory in a way that complements your outfit without becoming a chintzy distraction.EditStepsEditChoosing a Pocket SquareStart out with a basic white pocket square. White is a good color to start with because it goes with just about everything. It’s also less flashy, which can be helpful if you’re attempting to ease into the look. From white, you can move onto other unobtrusive shades like light gray, powder blue and khaki before introducing wilder colors and patterns.[1] If you want to add some flair to a plain white pocket square, look for one with colored contrast stitching.You can model an ordinary handkerchief as a pocket square when you’re first trying out the accessory.Mo…