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Boomstick: He's Wiz and I'm Boomstick! Wiz: And it's our job to analyze their weapons, armor and skills to find out who would win a Death Battle! Wiz: The Dark Knight is a master of the shadows. Using intimidation as a weapon, he patrols the streets of Gotham City. Boomstick: You know you're doing something right when people are terrified of just your shadow!
Wiz: After his parents were murdered by a common thug, Bruce Wayne dedicated his life to fighting the criminal underworld. Wiz: He achieved twelve master degrees, studied a hundred twenty seven martial arts, and perfected escape artistry. Wiz: Given enough time he can escape any conceivable trap. Boomstick: Batman has pushed himself to the limits of the human body, he can bench press one thousand pounds, and has great aim and reflexes. Wiz: The Batsuit was designed to be the ultimate, flexible combat armor.
Boomstick: While the pointy ears are a bit much for me, the armor can stop knives and gunfire. Wiz: His memory cloth cape can be used as a glider, and the entire suit is lined with a two hundred thousand volt electro network. Boomstick: I guess when you're a billionaire, you can afford to turn yourself into a freakin' human taser!. Wiz: The gadgets from Wayne's never-ending funds don't stop there. Wiz: His utility belt carries dozens of different tools that can get him out of practically any situation.
Boomstick: That belt has pretty much everything! Grappling hook, explosives, beer! Maybe not that last one, but mine would.
Wiz: Notable gadgets include a gas mask, tear gas, smoke pellets, a kryptonite ring, remote detonated plastic explosives, and his trademarked grapple gun. Wiz: He also carries a large supply of collapsible shurikens. Boomstick: The Batarangs, and if throwing a razor sharp object at people isn't enough, he's got several types! Boomstick: Like electric shock, knockout dart, and grenade!
Wiz: Despite having the build of an olympic athlete, The Caped Crusader's greatest feats are attributed to his detective skills. Wiz: He can anticipate attacks through muscle movement and memorize the smallest details, even the shape of a cheek he's punched. Wiz: And while Batman is only human, his achievements stand among gods. Boomstick: He's a founding member of the team of superheroes known as the Justice League! Boomstick: And he's even fought Superman! Wiz: But what Wayne has no exploitable weaknesses, he is not perfect.
His mental stability has often been called into question. Boomstick: Well, lets see: His parents were killed in front of him as a child, he uses his money to beat the sh*t out of people dressed as a giant bat, and keeps employing twelve year-old sidekicks! Boomstick: Yeah, he's clearly not all there!
Wiz: But he is a survivor. He endured being broken in half, fighting the other members of the Justice League, complete disintegration, and being stranded in the past as a living time bomb of galactic destruction. Boomstick: Wait, what?! Wiz: Yet he somehow pulled through every time.
Boomstick: Why? Cause he's the goddamn Batman! Thug: Where are you?! Batman: Here.
Wiz: The friendly neighborhood Spider-Man protects the streets of New York City. Boomstick: Once Peter Parker was a wimpy nerd with no friends! Boomstick: Then he got bit by a radioactive spider that gave him weird bug powers, and now he's a radioactive superhero with no friends! Boomstick: Though after some practice and ''superheroing'', he finally got himself laid!
A lot, actually. Wiz: A clever photographer and science major, Spider-Man is not only incredibly powerful, but also a genius in strategy and science. Wiz: Using these skills, he created two wrist mounted web shooters which let him swing around the city. Boomstick: You know, if he was SO smart, wouldn't he make the web shoot out of his butt like a real spider? Wiz: No! No, first it's not the butt, it comes out of the - Boomstick: ''Spider-Man!
Spider-Man! Craps some webs like a spider can!'' Wiz: Each web shooter cartridge can hold a large amount of pressurized web fluid - Boomstick: And so can his girlfriends! Haha! I'll be here all week. Wiz: ...and features a rotating carousel to replace the empty ones.
Boomstick: His spider powers give him superhuman strength, speed, agility and durability. He can run up to two hundred miles per hour, lift over ten tons, and take a freakin' grenade to the face! Wiz: He can even knock out a dinosaur out cold with a single punch. Boomstick: Ha, suck it, Denver! Wiz: Also, by altering his body's electron attractions, Spider-Man can crawl along any surface. But his most advantageous power is the Spider-Sense.
Boomstick: It acts kinda like a warning signal, like caller ID when your ex-wife's calling for alimony. Wiz: Actually, the Spider-Sense is much more than a simple alarm. It gives Peter omnipresent detection of his surroundings.
This is how he swings through New York without looking where he shoots his webs. And unlike his human senses, it is not affected by gases and toxins unless specifically tailored to the Spider-Sense itself. However, it's up to Spider-Man to recognize and react to his warning, so it can be tricked if he doesn't think he's in danger. Boomstick: Still, paired with his speed, Spider-Man is almost untouchable. He can even dodge automatic fire! Wiz: His unique martial art, The Way of the Spider, utilizes the Spider-Sense to its fullest.
Spider-Man can go toe-to-toe with the most advanced masters of combat, even while blindfolded. Boomstick: No wonder other superheroes don't like this guy. I mean, the freaking Spider-Sense does everything for him!
Wiz: Speaking of which, somehow, Spider-Man once tried to join the Justice League, but was rejected by Batman. Boomstick: Ouch. I bet he wishes he could fight old Bats in a battle to the death - oh-ho, wait! Wiz: For all of his amazing powers, Spider-Man is not invincible.
His bright and colorful costume makes stealth difficult, his durability has limits, and the oddly specific ethyl chloride pesticide is his Kryptonite. Also, any enemy with speed comparable to his can outmatch his Spider-Sense. Boomstick: Still, if those are his only limitations, how come sometimes he gets shot by a stray bullet? Wiz: Lazy, lazy writing.
Mary Jane: Wait! Who are you? Spider-Man: You know who I am. Mary Jane: I do? Spider-Man: Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! Wiz: Alright, the combatants are set!
Let's end this debate once and for all! Boomstick: It's time for a - Wiz: ...Commercial break! Boomstick: Commercial break! Wiz: audible.com is the leading provider of downloadable digital audio books ranging from every genre. Boomstick: With over a hundred thousand titles that you can download to your MP3 player, you can listen to any book, anytime, anywhere.
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Spider-Man: It's just not your day, pal. Spider-Man: Pardon moi! Spider-Man: Whoopsy!
Spider-Man: Havin' fun yet?! Spider-Man: It's all or nothin'! Spider-Man: Loser!
Spider-Man: Sorry 'bout that. Web swing! Boomstick: Damn!
That was brutal! Show it again! Wiz: Despite Batman possessing more skill and knowledge, Spider-Man's abilities ultimately overpowered his arsenal. Boomstick: To be fair, Bats might've been able to deal with Spidey's strength and speed, but that damn Spider-Sense changes everything! Wiz: Right.
The Spider-Sense counters surprise and stealth, Batman's most valuable weapons. Boomstick: But how could Batman lose to a wimpy spider nerd when he defeated the entire Justice League on his own? Wiz: Many of Batman's greatest achievements have required weeks or months of preparation and planning, which can hardly be compared to the one-on-one confrontation of a Death Battle. Keep in mind, if we had given Batman prep time, the same would be done for Spider-Man.
Boomstick: And all of Wayne's money and the commissioner's men couldn't put Batman together again! Wiz: The winner is Spider-Man! Boomstick: Thanks for watching Death Battle, but I'd love you even more if you watch some more, so go watch this episode of Death Battle, there, I mentioned that, cause it's right in front of you so click the goddamn link and I rambled on but hey!
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You open the door. There are two people walking through. They glance over at you and keep walking. You close the door behind you and you have left your mark. SAM: Okay. On the way out of the casino do I see any familiar faces?
MATT: Make a perception check. SAM: 18! MATT: 18. Nah. SAM: Ah, fuck you!
MATT: They seemingly know better than to return to the scene of the crime. SAM: All right. MATT: For lesser folk, 400 gold can keep you going for quite some time. TRAVIS: Put some money on red or black while you're in there. Just once.
SAM: All right. LAURA: You should try the dice game just once. SAM: The dice game?
LAURA: Yeah. SAM: All right. Grog? TRAVIS: Yeah.
SAM: Want to come in and play once with me? TRAVIS: No. SAM: Okay, great. (laughter) SAM: I'll do the dice game once. MATT: Okay, all right. So you walk in to the table.
There's three other individuals there. Hold on, let me get prepared here. Since this is the first time we're really doing this here, which is kind of fun. All righty. TALIESIN: No, this is like, the third run.
LAURA: Isn't this the seven or the twelve game? MATT: Oh, the dice game! Dice game, I'm sorry. SAM: What's the other game? MATT: Well the dice game's cool. There's the dice game, the lizards, and the card game.
Your call. MARISHA: What's the card game? MATT: Dice game is the 2d6-- SAM: What's the fastest one?
Let's do that one. MATT: The fastest one is the dice game. The card game takes a little more time. SAM: Okay. MATT: All right, so.
That is a 25 gold minimum buy in for Avandra's Favor. TRAVIS: Even in the middle of the day, the minimums don't go down? LAURA: I know, I feel like the minimums should go down in the middle of the day. SAM: 50 gold. MATT: You've never been to Ank'Harel!
SAM: 50 gold! TRAVIS: Well I've been to Harrah's! MATT: The minimums stay where they are.
SAM: 50 gold. MATT: All right, you throw 50 gold down. As you slap it down, still in your human guise, an individual to the left of you goes, "Whew. All right. Big, strong opening and strong scent."
Scoots over a bit to the right. Go ahead and roll your dice. SAM: Six. MATT: Six. LAURA: Double down! MATT: He goes, "Mm.
That's unfortunate." TALIESIN: Six is the double down, isn't it? Six is the double down. LAURA: Yeah! MATT: "You can go ahead and double the price to add an additional 1d6.
You're going for seven or 12." SAM: Sure, yeah. TALIESIN: So roll one more die. MATT: "So 100 gold on the table. Roll one more dice. You want a one--" MARISHA: --or a six.
SAM: I got a five. MARISHA: Aww. MATT: "I am very sorry my friend."
Shifts the coin away. 100 gold down now. SAM: I just say: I hate this casino. (laughter) MATT: Any other games you want to play? SAM: No!
No, I leave. Goddammit. Wait, what was the names? The names that they gave me?
The two guys gave me? MATT: Oh! Oh, right. SAM: Grug, or something. MATT: That was Rutur was the half orc. And I have to go look up what the other one was.
SAM: It's fine. I'll ask the dealer, or the dicer, if he's seen Rutur around. MATT: He kind of-- SAM: Jesus Christ.
Five more gold. MATT: "Ah, yes. Rutur makes his way around here on occasion. Every couple weeks, maybe." (laughter) LIAM: This city has had its way with you, Scanlan Shorthalt. TALIESIN: You're never going to get a kiss.
TRAVIS: Take your finger out of my asshole, Gary. MATT: "He doesn't seem to carry much change with him." (laughter) SAM: Are you trying to do this to me on purpose?
MATT: He looks at you strangely. "Hm?" LIAM: You talking to Matt? MATT: You keep coming back man, I don't know. SAM: Fine. TRAVIS: Do I see any half orcs outside?
MATT: You do not at the moment. TRAVIS: Damn it. MATT: There is still Quon A Drensal or Gambit of Ord if you're feeling lucky and you want to make your money back. SAM: Not in a million years, no! This place, it sucks all my mojo. It's like the anti-mojo.
TALIESIN: I feel a valuable lesson has finally been learned, for the first time in this game. SAM: All right, I leave. And I go out and I say, Grog, let's go home. But before we do, slap me in the face really hard. TRAVIS: You're sure? SAM: Yes, I need it.
I need it. TRAVIS: Really hard. You want me to use the gauntlets or no? SAM: No. LIAM: If he doesn't roll for damage then I'm going to be offended. TRAVIS: All right, I take the Titanstone Knuckle off my left hand and I slap him.
MATT: All right. Go ahead and roll a strength check. TRAVIS: 18.
MATT: All right. You take five points of damage. TALIESIN: Is he still wearing the disguise? Is he wearing the hat of disguise? SAM: Yes.
Of course. MATT: He is. TALIESIN: So would his head not be, necessarily, where his-- MATT: That's true, and with Grog being not the one who would remember that or recall that, he goes-- SAM: I can't even get slapped in the face right!
TALIESIN: I will ruin everything! I will ruin everything! MATT: It's a valid point, thank you for remembering. TRAVIS: I was so confused why a stranger would ask me to slap him. (laughter) SAM: We go home.
LIAM: Wait. So way faster than the casino trip, while we've been waiting so long, Percival has been acting fucking twitchy since we found that body so I walk over to him sitting off at a table. Hey, Mr. Cool-as-a-cucumber. Shush.
- Welcome back to Poker Night. That's Joe Stapleton, I'm Chris Hanson. Let's return to the action. Stapes, how long would it take you to grow a beard like Christiano has? - [Joe] Three, four days. Depends how hard I was concentrating.
- [Thomas] Do me a favor, stack the deck towards me. - [Chris] I don't think if I lived to be 100 I would get to have a beard like that. - I'm the only one you really know. - He's known me for longer than you.
- [Chris] Matt Glantz, up to 150 with threes. - [Travell] You been playin' here, or y'all just really know each other? - Been playing here. - [Dealer] I just babysit him. - [Thomas] How do you all know each other? - Just from here.
- [Thomas] Oh, from here? You started here at 18, too? - [Chris] Hanson calls, Anthony calls.
- Oh, let's juice it up for you, Matty. - [Chris] So five players will see the flop together. - [Joe] And Bart Hanson flops bottom two pair, checks it mega moolah slot microgaming.
- [Thomas] I've got two horses left in the tournament. - [Joe] And Richard Anthony's gonna think he has the best hand. Little does he know... - [Thomas] You know I'm a master at horses.
- [Joe] You know all these people talking about horses? If they wanna win money they should try to bring people into the tournaments instead of horses. - [Chris] They don't even have thumbs. How are they supposed to look at the cards? - [Joe] They can't peel the cards, exactly. I like Bart's raise there a lot.
Anthony's mostly going to have an ace here, and he's not likely to fold if he does. Like I said, top pair, not folding. - [Chris] The turn's a five. - [Joe] That is a really safe card for eight-ten. So Bart should be able to follow up that flop raise with a bet here very easily.
Anthony's hand, fairly face up as an ace at this point. - How much you got? 5000 behind-ish. - A little under.
- [Hanson] 47. - [Chris] 2100, the bet from Hanson. - [Joe] And from what I've seen of Anthony so far, he seems to be reluctant to fold.
Either that or he just hates money. This is a pretty good run-out for Bart, he should be able to go for three full streets of value, raise, flop, bet, turn, bet, river, and he went a little bit less this time relative to the size of the pot. Gets called, really well played by Bart Hanson the whole way.
- [Chris] I don't think there's maybe a dime more that he would've gotten out of that. - [Joe] He just played it perfectly, and my guess is that Richard Anthony is the most popular player at the table right now. - [Chris] This is usually where somebody will offer to buy him dinner if he wants to stay.
- [Joe] (laughs) Do you need a hotel room? - [Chris] Bart Hanson this time with pocket queens. - [Thomas] Man, my man comin' after the Tmister, man. I gotta put a stop to this. - I raised your straddle last time. - (bleep)!
- You folding? You wanna tell everyone else on the table? Or do you just wanna throw your cards in the middle already? - [Thomas] No, I'm a re-raise, I'm a re-raise. - [Chris] The actions on Alec Torelli he's been pretty quiet so far here on day two at Turning Stone.
And apparently he was bored, because he's raising with three-four of hearts. - [Joe] Torelli is squeezing here, like a month-old tube of toothpaste and it's a good hand to do it with. If you get folds before the flop, very happy about that. If not, there's some pretty cool disguised hands you can make with suited connectors. And he's in position.
- You start with nine or something? - I think I started with 10-11. This is 10, so I got 11 behind, so I started with 12. - [Joe] Alec Torelli definitely knows what he's doing. - [Chris] Everything we've seen from Alec on Poker Night in America has been just rock-solid poker. Winning in every session.
- [Joe] And Bart's no slouch either, he's a really good cash game player, he's been teaching it for years. Pay attention to what he does if you want your cash game to improve. And he just calls with queens. I think it's because he knows Alec's pretty likely to be squeezing there, he doesn't want to chase him out of the pot.
And Torelli does manage to flop a pair, but my guess is he's gonna rep this ace regardless. Bart's probably not folding for just one bet. The problem is that he knows whether he's up against an ace or not, he's gonna be facing more barrels.
- [Chris] I also noticed that Shaun Deeb immediately to Bart Hanson's right, is paying very close attention to how he is playing. - [Joe] Two very good players, you'd behoove yourself to pay attention. - [Chris] And what a turn for Alec Torelli. - [Joe] Torelli went from bluffing to being able to value bet in the turn of one card. - [Chris] That is a nice gear to shift into, from hoping to knowing.
- [Joe] Yeah. And that's a bad card for Bart because it's a diamond. Puts more wheel possibilities out there, but it looks like a bad card for him, which is good. And Bart's got no diamond, no straight draw, this is a big bet from Torelli. He's probably convinced himself at this point that Bart's got an ace and will call this big bet.
And even if Bart calls here, I think there's very few rivers he'll call on. - [Chris] Well, Hanson's not done with this hand yet, he calls the 3200. Over 11K in the pot as we go to the river. - [Joe] That board doesn't get much worse for either hand.
- All in. - [Chris] Hanson checks and Torelli is all in. - Hey, TK, are we gettin' pizza? - [Joe] Pizza dude! - I just want sausage on there or something.
- [Joe] Order a Hawaiian and watch all these East-coasters' heads explode. Bart gets away from it, well done. - You got away with them there.
- [Joe] I think Alec could have played the exact same way if he was bluffing. - [Alec] Nobody ever believes me. - I believe you. - [Joe] I would fold there every single time, but I would be wrong a lot. - Matt can confirm I believe you. - [Alec] Two believers.
Three believers. He folded. - [Tom] How much is it?
I'm not kidding. - I got like 20 grand. - [Tom] Seriously, how much is it? - Oh, this is going to be great (bleep) TV.
Please record this. (exciting jazz music) - [Chris] Poker Night in America at Turning Stone Resort. He's Joe Stapleton and I'm Chris Hanson, and these are poker players.
- [Joe] (laughs) Yes they are. Some of them at least. I'm not gonna say which ones aren't. Straddle's on Matt Glantz, putting in a 100 bucks blind. He'll be last to act pre-flop, and with Shaun Deeb raising, this is very likely to be a Glantz-Deeb battle.
I love this online qualifier, it's like he was eating a jarful of honey and fell face-down in a barbershop. - [Chris] Well, Dominick actually does grow his hair out and then cuts it off for Locks of Love. He can't donate the beard hair, though.
- [Joe] Thank God for that. - [Chris] I would actually be a recipient for that, I would take that donated beard hair, I can't grow one. - [Joe] Do you think he could donate the food from it? - What'd he start this hand with?
- I think five. Maybe a little more. Fifty-five. - All in. - [Chris] Alright, as you suggested, a Glantz-Deeb all-in battle is brewing.
- [Thomas] I'm really rooting for Matt this hand. (laughing) - I can beat that. - Oh there's a queen dead, I'm against two queens, (bleep). (laughing) - [Thomas] Queen of heart, queen of heart! - [Joe] So Glantz out-flops Deeb. - How can you have two queens with a dead queen?
- I didn't even know there was a dead queen. I didn't see that. - Really?
- [McKeehen] Yeah Travell exposed one under the gun. - I didn't see it. - [Joe] I'm not a fan of all these Freddy Mercury jokes, the man was an icon. - I know he's got queens. - [Joe] The jack is not good enough on the end.
- You have queens, you win. - I don't have queens. - Then you have a flush. - I don't have queens, I swear. - You have a flush then.
- No, I do not have a flush. Torelli, do I have a flush? (laughing) - Tommy do I have a flush? - I don't have a flush. - I just have a jack. - Okay.
(laughing) - You're probably gonna win. (laughing) - I got it in good for once! (laughing) - Misterize.
- You got in with a dead queen, that is so bad! (laughing) - [Joe] Hey guys, can we just go back for a second? Because the online qualifier totally got denied a fist-bump, twice. Check this out: high-fives all around. Oh! Denied!
Twice! Oh man! Whatcha want, Grizzly Adams? You know Glantz totally did that on purpose.
He was like, "Not you." - [Chris] He's that kind of guy. (laughing) - [Joe] Look, a social experiment, I bet if he didn't have that beard he would've got the fist-bump.
- [Chris] Glantz got this started with ace-queen, he made it 400, Joe McKeehen called, Richard Anthony called. Three players are going to the flop. And McKeehen pulls ahead, making a pair of kings.
- [Joe] Glantz is going to continue. Perfect spot to just call. McKeehen probably loving this spot with top pair.
- Can you add onion rings, fried goat cheese and meatloaf? - [Joe] On pizza? Oh what a time to be alive! - [Chris] What kind of an order was that?
- [Joe] By the way, Matt Glantz just very quietly turned the nuts, so when I said McKeehen's probably loving this spot, now, not so much. Still don't think he can fold top pair. Oh man, what a great card for McKeehen on the river.
That's gonna save him some money. I think if Glantz even reduces his bet sizing McKeehen can't really call anymore. - Show a bluff. - Ace high is good.
(laughs) - I guess the other card's a queen, huh? Good suck out on the turn, buddy. - How bad is that river?
- Not good for you. - Obviously. Such a piece of (bleep) river. - [Chris] It is amazing how these players can pick up on every single hand that the others are playing, it's amazing.
- You got me to fold a hand, congratulations. - [Chris] Just when you think that you've got the game figured out, watch this, and then think "Yeah, there's another level to get to." - [Joe] I mean, I've got the game figured out, but that's with hole cards. - Stupid not to sell 2-3 percent, you know? - [Joe] Actually, even then I'm probably not so good.
So it looks like we might see Christiano finally play a hand, he's got ace-king under the gun. - Especially because first place has so much extra value... (table chatter) - [Chris] 225 is the raise. - [Torelli] I would give someone second place money to take first, almost. What are you losing, like 2 million? - You make way more than that in sponsorship down the road.
And, like, notoriety. You want to be able to play for first even more, then. - Yeah, but Joe doesn't want a headache.
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The length of your summary may vary from just several sentences to one-three paragraphs. It should be very brief information about the plot and protagonist of the story under consideration. It will be great to include the data about the setting and major theme of the book.
It is important to include the review of literary concepts in the writing. It should look the following way:
Theme – the message of the text.
Characters – people who participate in the story told in the book.
Setting – when and in place the story is told by the author.
Plot – the events described in the book.
Climax – the solution of the problem presented in the book.
The next thing to do is to include the student’s opinion concerning the things he/she has read in the book.
Conclusion is the last section to include.
Elementary book reports should be written so that each reader will understand the content of the book and its message. Every sentence must be clear and involve the audience in the process of reading. It is necessary to stress that a successful book report always makes its reader to find a book discussed in it.
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In order to compose a really good essay by yourself, you have to follow particular steps. Here we propose you a 10-step guide for accomplishing any writing assignment.
1. Make yourself a real expert in the field you are working with. Try using Internet, various databases and libraries. Make sure your research is deep.
2. Now, when you conducted some preliminary research, you need to analyze it. Take notes and think critically. Don’t be afraid of expressing your disagreement.
3. Brainstorming. Take up some additional time in order to think over everything you’ve read. Try generating your personal ideas on the basis of all the materials.
4. Write down a thesis statement. Pay special attention to writing it, since it will present a central idea of the whole work. Avoid being too wordy and imprecise.
5. Compose an introduction which would immediately grab the attention of the audience. Explain the ideas you are going to express in your body paragraphs.
6. Stick to your body paragraphs. Remember that you have to mention only those things which are presented in your thesis.
7. Conclusion. Try writing something really memorable. It may be a citation or a wrap-up sentence which will surprise your readers.
8. Proofread your paper. Never omit this stage of work, since it’s one of the most crucial ones.
9. Make sure you stick to all the requirements (style andformat).
10. Enjoy the writing process.
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