Thursday, 16 January 2014

Cackle Street

Cackle may describe:

·         Cackle Street (disambiguation), any of three hamlets in East Sussex
·         Laughter A laugh or a throaty laugh, Example: The witch gave a cackle, then went away on her broom. (Often specifically Evil laughter)
·         Miss Cackle, a character in the novel The Worst Witch

Cackle Street can refer to any of three hamlets in East Sussex:
·         Cackle Street near Nutley, East Sussex - 51.01N 00.06E TQ4526
·         Cackle Street near Brightling, East Sussex - 50.94N 00.40E TQ6919
·         Cackle Street near Brede, East Sussex - 50.93N 00.58E TQ8218

Laughing is a spontaneous reaction to definite external or internal stimuli. Laughter can result from such activities as being tickled, or from amusing stories or thoughts. Most frequently, it is considered a visual expression of a number of positive emotional states, such as happiness, relief, joy, mirth, etc. 

The Worst Witch is a sequence of children's novels written and demonstrated by Jill Murphy and issued by Puffin Books. Miss Cackle is the sympathetic headmistress of the Academy. Chubby and pleasant, Miss Cackle is softer towards Mildred when she is in problem, and rather than frighten the girl as Miss Hardbroom does, Miss Cackle gives long, sorrowful lectures which causes Mildred to feel culpable for the trouble she is in.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Cackle

Cackle Street, any of three hamlets in East Sussex. Laughter A laugh or a throaty laugh, Example: The witch gave a cackle, and then went away on her broom. Often specifically Evil laughter. Miss Cackle, a character in the novel The Worst Witch.

Cackle

Cackle Street, any of three hamlets in East Sussex. Laughter A laugh or a throaty laugh, Example: The witch gave a cackle, and then went away on her broom. Often specifically Evil laughter. Miss Cackle, a character in the novel The Worst Witch.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Rad

The film's story focuses on Cru Jones (Bill Allen), a young BMX racer who lives in a small town with his mother (Talia Shire) and sister. Cru is faced with a tough decision: the qualifying races for Helltrack are the same day as his SATs, which he must take in order to attend college. However, winning Helltrack means a lucrative sponsorship deal and fame. Cru chooses the latter option, ignoring his mother's wishes.

The Helltrack race is endorsed by the city and a duplicitous Duke Best (Jack Weston), president of The Federation of American Bicyclists and owner of Mongoose bicycles. Best keeps adjusting the rules in order to keep Cru out of the race and to ensure BMX star Bart Taylor (1984 Olympic gymnastics champion Bart Conner) has an easy road to victory, thus providing a financial windfall for Mongoose Racing, Bart's sponsor.
Racers from all around come to this small town for the Helltrack and Cru meets Christian Hollings (Lori Loughlin), who becomes Cru's romantic interest. Christian and Cru have an interesting scene at the local high school dance where, instead of dancing like the other couples, they perform freestyle bike stunts on the dance floor, to the awe of many.

Duke Best and his flunkie step over to the punchbowl, and "wake up those drinks" to which the mayor/restaurant manager says "don't mind if I do." After being blocked from the race due to a last minute rule change on participant sponsorship, Cru is ready to give up his dreams of winning Helltrack. Christian provides Cru with an idea for how he can still enter the race. With the help of one of the townsfolk, Mr. Timmer (Ray Walston) and the founding of "Rad Racing," a small t-shirt business started by Cru's classmate Matt Weston., Cru is finally able to enter Helltrack. Sgt. Smith tells Cru to "pretend he's in the lumberyard....Go balls out."
Duke has his riders hold back while ahead of Cru in an attempt to sabotage his race, without success. Bart, who leads the race, slows down so that he and Cru can face each other one-on-one in the final stretch. Cru wins, and offers Bart a spot in Rad Racing as the film ends.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Evil laughter

Evil laughter or maniacal laughter is a stock manic laughter by a villain in fiction. In comic books, where supervillains utter such laughs, it is variously rendered as mwahahaha, muwhahaha, muahahaha, buahahaha, etc. (Compared to Ho ho ho). These words are also commonly used on internet Blogs, Bulletin board systems, and games. There, they are generally used when some form of victory is attained, or to indicate superiority over someone else. The words are often used as either interjections or less frequently, as nouns. An evil laugh is often entertaining for friends because each one may be unique.

The most recognizable and copied evil laugh is probably the one voiced by the late Vincent Price, as it has been used or copied in radio, film, music, and television, most notably in the end of the music video Michael Jackson's Thriller.

In films, the evil laugh often fills the soundtrack even though the villain is off-camera. The laugh therefore follows the hero or victim as they try to escape. Examples include Raiders of the Lost Ark, where Belloq's laugh fills the South American jungle while Indiana Jones attempts to escape from the Hovitos, and Predator, where the Predator's evil laugh fills the jungle just before its self-destruct mechanism detonates.
Also each character usually has their own unique evil laugh.