MOVIES THAT WERE SUPPOSED TO START FRANCHISES — BUT SUCKED
At the box office, sequels and franchises rule the day. Even now, the biggest movie out there is the latest Mission: Impossible flick — and that franchise has been around forever.
But, not all movies with franchise potential end up cashing in.
Here are some movies that were supposed to start franchises — but sucked:
Howard the Duck (1986)
The Shadow (1994)
Wild Wild West (1999)
The Hulk and The Incredible Hulk (2003 and 2008)
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (2010) (Uncoached.com)
Back in September, a 33-year-old woman from New Zealand met a man on vacation in Spain. She fell in love, gave him her number, but never heard from him. So she set up a massive Internet campaign to find him. And finally, this week, she tracked him down in England. And the reason he hadn’t called was … he has a girlfriend. Oops. (Full Story)
The Top Four Habits That Irritate Your Boss:
Most workers THINK they’re great employees. But you might be annoying your boss on a daily basis without even realizing it. Here’s a list from AskMen.com of the top four habits that irritate your boss.
#1.) Not Showing Initiative … Or Showing TOO MUCH Initiative. You shouldn’t wait to be told what to do, especially when it’s slow. And if you just mess around on Facebook until something comes in, it makes you look unmotivated.
—But you don’t want to overdo it either. A lot of people try to impress their boss by going above and beyond on every small task they’re asked to do. But instead of making you look like a hard worker, it can make you seem inefficient.
#2.) Making Excuses. When you mess up, just admit it and try to learn from it. Bosses hate it when you attempt to justify something you did wrong, even if you’re telling the truth.
—Obviously you have to EXPLAIN yourself. Just don’t try to shift the blame. Explain what happened, take any steps you can to fix it, then move on.
#3.) Complaining. Critiquing something about the company is okay … as long as you don’t step on anyone’s toes. But a complaint is different. Critiques are constructive. Complaints aren’t, which is why you should save them for happy hour.
#4.) Asking Too Many Questions. If you’re new, you’ll obviously need to ask more than usual. But if it’s a chronic problem, it makes you look like you can’t do things by yourself … which means you probably won’t get promoted.
—Maybe you’re just trying to be thorough, but companies generally value the people who are resourceful enough to figure things out on their own. (AskMen.com)
The awkward greeting hug.
Do you go for the hug or the handshake? Are there air kisses involved? What if you only saw them yesterday? Do they get another hug? Screw it – just hug them anyway.
The tearful hug.
Let’s face it, at several points during your life you will find yourself weeping uncontrollably on some poor victim’s shoulder. Maybe it’s your boyfriend’s shoulder, maybe it’s your mum’s. Maybe it’s your long-suffering flatmate’s (um, thanks flatmate, I owe you one). Take full advantage of said shoulder – clutch for dear life, weep until you’re blotchy and hideous and your fitful gasps aren’t making any sense. Just try not to get too much snot on their shirt.
The tantalizing hug.
You’re in bed with someone very attractive. The two of you are tangled together like earphones at the bottom of a handbag. Maybe you’re kissing. Maybe you’re having a Deep and Meaningful. Maybe you’re drunk. Perhaps it’s dawn and you’ve been like that all night. Both of you want more but neither want to toe over the line. Next time cross the line. But for now, leave it at spooning.
The airport hug.
Whether welcome hugs or farewell hugs, airport hugs are always the fiercest. Knock the wind out of the other person and squeeze ’em tight.
The friend with benefits hug.
The general rule is don’t do it, right? Friends with benefits don’t cuddle, friends with benefits f*ck and then leave. Honestly, I’ve never understood that rule and I’ve never adhered to it. What’s wrong with cuddling up to your friend with benefits? A hug does not equate to dangerous love.
The couch hug.
Lying on the couch, snuggled up under a blanket, covert naughtiness optional.