2003 worlds

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  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
  3. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
  4. ​Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
  5. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Watching Code Lyoko is sort of surreal because of how much technology has advanced since this very technology-focused cartoon premiered in 2003.

the virtual world of Lyoko houses two artificial intelligence beings, one with fully human behaviors, and one with the capability to affect things in the real world that aren’t even mildly electronic. (episode 1, a giant teddy bear. why XANA)

Three children regularly fully digitize themselves to enter and exit Lyoko without any negative side effects to their mental or physical well being… aside from that time one of them fell into the “digital sea” and just. ceased to exist. Was there a body? nobody knows

XANA has taken control of trains, a government sattelite with a goddamn laser capable of targeting an individual person and pulverizing everything within a ten-foot radius of its target, (why does that even exist?) clouds of several different kinds of toxic gasses, a swarm of bees, the previously mentioned giant teddy bear, a living replica of one of the main characters, all with decidedly malicious intent. (plus that whole thing with William….)

But, it still seems to obey video game type logic, such as only deploying a limited number of minions, all with a clearly visible weak spot.

The heroes are always alerted of XANA’s activity, (directional vibrations on the ground in Lyoko) and always stop it, (deactivating the tower) in the same ways every time.

literal time travel, via the push of a button, voice command, automatic?? it’s really not consistent

but the gang’s computer whiz kid Jeremie’s personal setup looks like this

look at this dinosaur

and they all use freaking nokias

here we have Ulrich typing in Jeremie’s phone number, from memory, in order to alert him that an evil computer program has taken control of the electrical wiring in the school cafeteria and that they’re all trapped

There’s an episode in which nanobots cause an amnesia epidemic, (I think it’s one of my faves so far) and the next episode begins with Odd talking excitedly about downloading an MP3 file off the web

I haven’t gotten to that episode yet, but I distinctly remember Jeremie exclaiming “I just need a couple more bytes!” and Odd saving the day by closing out a game of Tetris that was running in the background

I remembered it wrong, Yumi was at the computer trying to save Jeremie after he convinced her to try and virtualize him (she messed it up because he didn’t bother to walk her through virtualizing someone step by step) and they needed “a few more bytes” of memory, so Odd plugged Ulrich’s gameboy into the system, which of course fixed the problem somehow. It was definitely Tetris though. He’d been up until 3am playing Tetris the night before. Tetris. Tetris saved Jeremie from deleting himself.

TL;DR: between the conflicting level of often nonsensical technological advancement, (how did a computer program just. make bees) occasionally awkward dubbing, (that was absolutely Ulrich’s voice coming out of Yumi’s mouth. yep. mm-hm. good) rare and often unsettling puns, and Odd’s hair, Code Lyoko is a surreal experience and I recommend it

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Thierry Henry, Forward, Henry has received many plaudits and awards in his football career. He was runner-up for the 2003 and 2004 FIFA World Player of the Year awards; in those two seasons, he also won back-to-back PFA Players’ Player of the Year titles. Henry is the only player ever to have won the FWA Footballer of the Year three times (2003, 2004, 2006), and the French Player of the Year on a record four occasions. Henry was voted into the Premier League Overseas Team of the Decade in the 10 Seasons Awards poll in 2003, and in 2004 he was named by football legend Pelé on the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players. 

In terms of goal-scoring awards, Henry was the European Golden Boot winner in 2004 and 2005 (sharing it with Villarreal’s Diego Forlán in 2005). Henry was also the top goalscorer in the Premier League for a record four seasons (2002, 2004, 2005, 2006). In 2006, he became the first player to score more than 20 goals in the league for five consecutive seasons (2002 to 2006). With 175, Henry is currently fifth in the list of all-time Premier League goalscorers, behind Alan Shearer, Andy Cole, Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard. All of his Premier League goals were for Arsenal, giving him the record for most goals in the competition for one club, until it was broken by Rooney in 2016. France’s all-time record goalscorer was, in his prime in the mid 2000s, regarded by many coaches, footballers and journalists as one of the best players in the world. In November 2007, he was ranked 33rd on the Association of Football Statisticians’ compendium for “Greatest Ever Footballers." 

Arsenal fans honoured their former player in 2008, declaring Henry the greatest Arsenal player. In two other 2008 surveys, Henry emerged as the favourite Premier League player of all time among 32,000 people surveyed in the Barclays 2008 Global Fan Report. In 2009, Henry was voted the best Premier League player of the 2000s. Arsenal fan and The Who lead singer Roger Daltrey mentions Henry in the tribute song "Highbury Highs”, which he performed at Arsenal’s last ever game at Highbury on 7 May 2006. On 10 December 2011, Arsenal unveiled a bronze statue of Henry at the Emirates Stadium as part of its 125th anniversary celebrations.

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IRAQ. Najaf governorate. Near Najaf. March 31, 2003. An Iraqi man comforts his four-year-old son at a holding centre for prisoners of war, in the base camp of the US Army 101st Airborne Division. The boy had become terrified when his father was hooded and handcuffed. Hoods were placed over detainees’ heads because they were quicker to apply than blindfolds, according to the military. Bags were also used to disorientate prisoners and to protect their identities. It is not known what happened to the man or his son. After pictures from Abu Ghraib emerged, the military quickly changed their methods and decided to use blindfolds again.

“Ten years ago. I doubt the desert remembers the barbed wire and hooded, shackled prisoners. Does it at least remember the screams of a boy clinging to a father who mumbled words of comfort from beneath a black sandbag? I hope the desert, too, felt relieved when an American soldier cut off the plastic handcuffs, and the man could finally embrace his child. But this desert has seen so much since the beginning of civilization that I do not think this was a remarkable day. This is not even a particularly noticeable war in the context of Iraq’s 5,000 years of history. But for me, this moment endures. The whole scene was surreal. This image was one of the last of my career. Three months later, I was disabled in a car accident. My daughter was the same age as the child in this photo. I look at her today and wonder what happened to that boy. I wonder why we were at war. What was accomplished? Ten years [in 2013]. An army of dead, wounded and mentally destroyed people. Maybe they, too, are wondering: why? I remember, and I wonder.”

World Press Photo of the Year 2003.

Photograph: Jean-Marc Bouju/AP   

Status of the Albanian Language

Albanian as an official language:

  • Albania - 3.002.859 in 2012
  • Kosova - 1.8 millions in 2012
  • Macedonia (co-official) - 600.000 (25% of total population) in 2006
  • Montenegro (co-official) - 80.000 in 2002

Albanian as an recognised ethnic minority language:

  • Italy (Arberesh comunity) - 260.000 in 1976
  • Croatia (Arbanasi comunity) - 15.002 in 2001
  • Romania 
  • Serbia 
  • Bulgaria - 1.000 in 1963

Albanian ad a non-recognised ethnic minority language:

  • Greece (Arvanitas comunity) - 10.000 çam + 150.000 Arvanitas

Greece has not signed the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages of 1992, and as such does not recognise ethnic and language minorities as part of its cultural heritage.

  • Turkey (Arnaut comunity) - 15.000 in 1980

Albanian is also spoken by an high number of immigrants all over the world:

  • Italy:  482.627 (to 700.000 due to naturalization)
  • Greece:  443 550 (to 600.000 due to naturalization)
  • Germany:  505.000
  • Switzerland:  400.000
  • UK: 350.000
  • USA & Canada:500.000
  • Netherlands: 200.000

Other countries have Albanian comunities, but their number is lower than 100.000. The total number of Albanian native speakers around the world is 12.600.000 in accordance with thei CIA’s 2003 World Factbook.

  • FMA 2003: the world is imperfect; you can work for years and suffer all sorts of hardship for nothing in return. but you can also get beautiful things and not have to worry about the pain you'll need to endure to "earn" them. no matter what you should strive toward your goals because there is nobility in the certain choice to strive forward in the face of uncertainty
  • FMA Brotherhood: WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU MAKES YOU STRONGER STAND A LITTLE TALLER DOESN'T MEAN I'M LONELY WHEN I'M ALONE