The Best of Me (novel)

Another question asked by CBS news reporter Jeff Glor was “What else are you reading right now?”. He replied, I’m reading “Einstein his life and universe” by Walter Isaacson. Nonetheless there was another question by Glor. He asked “what inspired you to write the book?” And when Nicholas Sparks replied he said,” when people really begin to second-guess the choices they’d made in the past.” Now when I read the book I can tell how he used this because Amanda is faced with choosing over her husband,Frank or her long lost love,Dawson. And for Amanda she struggles choosing this but in the end her mother brainwashes her into staying married to a drunk

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Pete Luckett

Luckett currently (December 2011) stars as a cab driver at the end of a TV ad for the NSLC encouraging Nova Scotians not to drink and drive by saying “If you’ve had a few, your car has too”. The ad shows cars parked outside a party as drunk saying such phrases as “I love you man” and other drunken ramblings.

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Donkey Kong 64

The rap also contained the word “hell”, which is offensive in North America where “hell” is considered a profane explicative, despite the game being rated E. “Hell” as an intensifier is not considered offensive in Great Britain (which is where Rare is located), but a remixed version of the “DK Rap” was considered necessary in Super Smash Bros. Melee as part of the Kongo Jungle stage, in which the word was replaced with “heck”.

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Gypsy Road (Cinderella song)

Gypsy Road" was a No. 51 US hit for Cinderella in 1989, from their second album, Long Cold Winter, which was released almost a whole year before. The video was filmed in Valladolid (YUC, MEX) and the village of Dzitnup (Curator of Valladolid, the most beautiful cenotes) there filmed the “Baxal bull”. Pure East, as filmed in Chichen Itza, 40 min. Valladolid (Chichen Itza is now one of the wonders of the new world).

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Angel Grove

Angel Grove is the fictional town in the Power Rangers universe, the setting for much of the action of the television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and its immediate sequels. Angel Grove is presumably a fictional suburb of Los Angeles,California, however no specific location was ever mentioned. The population is 376,000 and the elevation is 241 ft.[1] According to a computer trivia program it was established in 1775.[2] In the second season three-part episode “Return of the Green Ranger”, when the Rangers went back in time to colonial Angel Grove, it was apparently established by the British rather than the Spanish who colonized the rest of California. Whether this is simply an inaccuracy or the establishment of some sort of alternate historical timeline has not been revealed.

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The Impression That I Get

The opening line of the chorus states “I never had to knock on wood.” This may mean “I never had to…(knock on wood)” referring to something that the singer has never had to do (i.e. face a huge crisis) and utilizing the superstitious phrase “knock on wood” — said in the hopes that a good thing will continue to occur after it has been acknowledged. Alternatively, it may simply be a statement he has not had to “knock on wood” for good luck, in the face of a challenge.

Following the former interpretation of the first line, the mid-chorus lyrics, “It makes me wonder if I never had to knock on wood” are more easily understood with the insertion of ellipsis and other punctuation, i.e. “it makes me wonder if I…? Never had to… (knock on wood).”

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