Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sport | Crucial Football Derby The Highlight Of This Weeks Bucs Action

Sport | Crucial football derby the highlight of this weeks BUCS action Kicking off at 2pm at Beckett Park, this fixture is an away tie, so any Uni support would be welcomed by the players, in a game which has historically been tough for them. This season has been no different, as Uni sit 10 points below their rivals in the Premier North 1A, just one point from bottom-placed Chester. Any points gained here will be seen as a victory for Uni, following a narrow away defeat to Liverpool John Moores two weeks ago. The prospects for the womens squash team should be greater, however, as they look to book a place in the quarter finals of the national championships. Facing Midlands 1A side Nottingham Trent, Leeds will look to push their home advantage, and maintain their momentum from a strong start to their Premier North season. A last-eight tie with Cardiff Met awaits the victors. The womens rugby union side will hope to build on a solid start to their season in a mid-table clash with fellow Northern 1A side Manchester. So tight is the table, a victory would provide a huge boost to their prospects of both safety in the league next season, and a potential late promotion push to the Premier North. Elsewhere, the netball 2s face Hull at the Gryphon Centre, while the mens badminton 2s face York in The Edge, at 5pm and 2pm respectively. For more information on venues, times and fixtures, visit http://www.leedsgryphons.com/ Jamie Kirby
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Monday, February 17, 2014

the Continuing Popularity Of Funny Pictures

No matter how bad a day might seem to be going, it often seems that a few select funny pictures can change the mood. Jokes, amusing stories, and other sources of comedy have their place, but those forms of entertainment and diversion sometimes appeal to only select types of individuals. Comedic images have a unique way to bridge every kind of human divide.

From the earliest days, amusing images have made people laugh. Fortunately, technology has progressed to the point where the simple drawings and portrayals of yesteryear are now available for mass consumption. Thus, the political cartoons and other comedy images that were once seen by only a few are now available to everyone. As a result, various types of amusing images now provide all mankind with a reason to laugh.

The cartoon as commentary

One of the most easily accessible types of graphic comedy is the cartoon. These can be found in daily newspapers, as well as in the pages of the many comic books that grace the bookstore shelves. These types of images cover everything from subtle political humor to social issues to simple puns and situational humor. With or without a deeper meaning, these hand-drawn images are a consistent source of entertainment and laughs.

Online images

In modern times, these images are most commonly found online. The list of sites that feature various types of amusing images is nearly endless, and viewers who take the time to search for various categories of humor are seldom disappointed. Often, a few seconds worth of time spent querying a search engine is all that is needed to brighten a day with humor.

At these websites, almost any type of comedy image can be found. In addition to various kinds of cartoons, viewers can also enjoy photographic images that poke fun at everything from politicians to athletes. Though some might take offense at some of the images, the fact remains that there is something for nearly everyone at these sites.

A word about animals

For many people, comedic images of animals provide the single greatest source of entertainment. These sort of images have been with us for many years, and most people can remember seeing one or more paintings of poker-playing dogs at different times in their lives. Fierce animals can be made to look silly, and beloved pets can be made to appear almost human. It is no wonder these images make up such a large portion of a broad comedic image world.

Come one, come all

Of course, the single greatest thing about this type of comedy is that everyone can participate. Thanks to the internet and the widespread use of email, an image seen by one person in one part of the world can be spread to millions within a matter of moments.

This availability has only served to further the communal nature of mankind, as humor now serves as a chain to bind different kinds of people together. There is nothing quite like a good laugh to bring people together. The continuing enjoyment provided by sharing these funny pictures is one of the best ways to foster that connection.