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When Mario Kart meets Mad Max, Charlize Theron makes the best Princess Peach ever

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A new parody video reimagines the movie Mad Max: Fury Road, currently showing in theaters, as one of my favorite video games: “Mario Kart.” I thought I knew everything I needed to know about the Mad Max movie series. I was so, so wrong.

As you may (or may not) remember, “Mario Kart” is made up of a variety of characters who race endlessly around whimsical tracks in speeding cars and boats and other vehicles, crashing into each other as often as possible, and speeding dragnet-style across sand dunes, beach shores, industrial zones, mystery golf courses, lakes, lagoons, and anywhere else that looks empty or abandoned to pedestrian life. In other words, “Mario Kart” is set in a very similar environment to that of Mad Max: Fury Road.

The film’s expansive desert habitat whose varied curves define the hurried paths of dueling villains pretty much looks like a darker, scarier version of the video game.

Instead of vehicles flying into the air for melodramatic affect, they now collect adorable points:

Bling! Bling!

In the parody video, cute and familiar villains are added into scenes to make sure we don’t forget this is a game:

The parody also recasts the film’s actors as characters in “Mario Kart.” While the video game had no actors, per se, it’s funny to imagine how the game might play out if we replaced the actors in Fury Road with its primary characters.

Mario, played by Tom Hardy, has changed his look quite dramatically:

Mario, Mad Max Parody Video.

Princess Peach, played by Charlize Theron, is less peach and more badass:

Koopa Troopa, played by actor Nicholas Hoult, has dramatically changed his look, too:

Watch the full video above.

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Schools on alert amid fear of new variant of Covid-19 | Patna News

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PATNA: Private schools in the city have become more cautious and strictly implementing the safety protocols after the growing concern over the new Covid-19 variant, ‘Omicron’. Bihar Private Schools and Children Welfare Association (BPSCWA) held a virtual meeting with the school principals on Sunday and asked them to ensure that the students and the staff follow the Covid-19 protocol.
Don Bosco Academy’s principal Mary Alphonsa said the school administration has been strictly monitoring the health condition of all students and staff. “No one is allowed inside the school premises without mask. It is more important to ensure that Covid protocol is being followed,” she said.
Seema Singh, principal of St Karen’s High School, said only 12 students are allowed to sit in a class to maintain social distancing. “Thermal screening and sanitization are done regularly. Kids also carry their own hand sanitizers. Right now, we are conducting Term-I board exam with all precautionary measures,” she said.
Prerna Gupta, a resident of Ashiana Nagar and mother of two kids, said, “There is constant fear among parents about the safety of children in times of Covid-19. But I am relieved that the school in which they are enrolled is following safety protocol.”
Another parent, Yash Sinha, whose daughter studies in Class IV, said, “After the second wave of the pandemic, we have become more cautious. It is a big relief that no case of the new variant has been reported in the country so far. I am also in contact with family doctor as the cases of viral fever are rising,” he said.
BPSCWA president Shamael Ahmed said on Tuesday, “I have asked the schools to encourage the parents to take the vaccine and even keep a tab on medical conditions of their wards. The visitors should also be screened in the schools as a safety measure.”

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Squid Game Star Park Hae-soo Joins Adaptation Cast of Another Popular Netflix Show

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Squid Game star Park Hae-soo has joined the cast of a Korean adaptation for another huge Netflix series! Squid Game has been dominating Netflix ever since it debuted earlier this Fall, and has become a whole new kind of phenomenon at this point. The series might be slipping from the top of the charts, but it’s clear that the series was such a hit that fans will want to see the stars of it move on to other high profile projects. Park Hae-soo, who played Cho Sang-woo in the series, is actually joining the Korean adaptation of Money Heist. 

Netflix has announced that Hae-soo will be playing Berlin (which is a nickname for Andres de Fonollosa, the second-in-command and older brother to The Professor, played by Pedro Alonso in the original) in the Korean adaptation of Money Heist / La Casa de Papel that’s now in the works. It’s yet to be revealed just how much this new version will be taking from the original, but this first cast addition is certainly exciting! You can check out the official announcement and promotional image below: 

Squid Game is now streaming its debut season with Netflix, and series creator Hwang Dong-hyuk has confirmed that a second season is currently being planned. As for the original Money Heist/ La Casa de Papel, the fifth and final season of the series will be dropping with Netflix on December 3rd. Netflix describes the final season as such, “The gang has been shut in the Bank of Spain for over 100 hours. They have managed to rescue Lisbon, but their darkest moment is upon them after losing one of their own. The Professor has been captured by Sierra and, for the first time, doesn’t have an escape plan. Just when it seems like nothing else could go wrong, an enemy comes on the scene that is much more powerful than any they’ve faced: the army. The end of the greatest heist in history is approaching, and what began as a robbery will turn into a war.”

What do you think of this crossing of worlds between two of Netflix’s biggest hits? Are you curious to see how a Korean version will be shaking up the original? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!

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RPT Realty Announces Fourth Quarter 2021 Earnings Release

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NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RPT Realty (NYSE:RPT) (the “Company”) announced today that it will release its fourth quarter 2021 earnings press release after the market closes on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. The Company will host a conference call on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 9:00 AM (ET) to discuss its financial and operating results.

A live webcast will be available online on the Company’s website at investors.rptrealty.com. The conference call can also be accessed by dialing (877) 705-6003 or (201) 493-6725 for international callers. A telephonic replay of the call will be available through Thursday, February 24, 2022. The replay can be accessed by dialing (844) 512-2921 or (412) 317-6671 for international callers and entering passcode 13725190. A webcast replay will also be archived on the Company’s web site for twelve months.

About RPT Realty

RPT Realty owns and operates a national portfolio of open-air shopping destinations principally located in top U.S. markets. The Company’s shopping centers offer diverse, locally-curated consumer experiences that reflect the lifestyles of their surrounding communities and meet the modern expectations of the Company’s retail partners. The Company is a fully integrated and self-administered REIT publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”). The common shares of the Company, par value $0.01 per share are listed and traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “RPT”. As of September 30, 2021, the Company’s property portfolio (the “aggregate portfolio”) consisted of 57 multi-tenant shopping centers (including nine shopping centers owned through a joint venture) and 30 net lease retail properties (all of which are owned through a separate joint venture) which together represent 14.0 million square feet of gross leasable area. As of September 30, 2021, the Company’s pro-rata share of the aggregate portfolio was 92.5% leased. For additional information about the Company please visit rptrealty.com.

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Vin Chao
Senior Vice President – Finance
[email protected]
(212) 221-1752

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