St. Jude Hopsital

September 21st, 2012 A date that changed my life forever. Going to St. Jude hopsital was a experience I will never forget. We had to be on the bus at 6:45 am so I woke up at 5:00 am I know most of us would have still been in bed but I got up at 5:00 am for a reason. I didn’t want to oversleep so got on the bus was knocked out so bad that when I woke up it was 10 something in the morning. Got to see the museum basically the history of Danny Tomas and St. Jude. We toured to hopsital you know Walt Disney World it is basically the walt disney world of hopsitals And we met Zane and little boy 4-yrs old who is fighting leukemia and has so much energy it was a blessing to see a kids who is fighting but is enjoying the fight. So if you think you have it hard please the kids at St. Jude have it way harder is quit complaining and pray for the real hero: The Kids Of St. Jude Hopsital and our heros and your heros.

Know what you do and do what you know.

Braylon Lee

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The Buried Life

September 24th, 2012 A date that changed how I think about life. And four guys came and their names are: Jonnie, Dave, Duncan And Ben together known as the buried life they came to Arkansas Tech and talked about how their life and how they needed a drastic change with one question in mind: If nothing in the world were impossible, What Would You Want To Do Before You Die? And it got me thinking what do I want to do before I die? so I started making my list of 100 things I wanted to do before I died but stoped at number 82 so then i made my top 30 things I want to do before I die. And I looked at my list and said wow, it would be so cool if I could do everything on this list before I die. So now I have a challenge for you: Make a list of the top ten things you want to do before you die and please leave it a a comment. I want to know I will share 10 of my 30 things I want to do before I die. By the way do a bonus one just for fun.

Know hat you do and do what you know.

Braylon Lee

Lessons

Well Hi everyone college is no joke, if you have always wanted to go on a adventure go to college. College to me is like a tv show, please let me explain: All the bulidings I think of as studios so for example for one of my class I go to Rothwell so I call that Rothwell studios. Now when you are on a tv show or on a movie they give you a schedule with the times and where you are suppose to be and so that is my way to get to class on time pretend I have to be on set. Also teamwork when you are on a team it is very different than working by yourself so you have to find where you fit and go with it. Your team may not like you but it doesn’t matter if they like you or not it is about giving it your all as a teamplayer. So I am a freshman and I still have a whole lot of learning to go. And still got to make it to the “studios” the bulidings and be on “set” the classroom on time.

Know wwhat you do and do what you know.

Braylon Lee

What I Think

Here is what I think about nickelodeon studios. I think it should come back because  that was the real reason why kids wanted to go to universal studios orlando to be on tv. And it was their first first production studio. In spring 1989, they filmed its first show there, Super Sloppy Double Dare. On June 7, 1990, the studio (along with the park) officially opened. The facility was a working studio where many Nickelodeon and Nickelodeon GAS shows were produced, with the first being Double Dare. It consisted of soundstages 18 and 19, along with a central building between them that housed both Nickelodeon production offices, dressing rooms, makeup rooms, the Gak Kitchen, and the Game Lab live show located on Stage 17 for guests of Universal Studios Florida. Soundstage 21, located directly behind Stages 17 and 18, was also part of the production facility in the early 1990s when a larger sound stage was needed for the taping of Nickelodeon/Global Guts. Stage 21 was not “owned” or part of the studio contract Nickelodeon had with Universal, but was leased separately for the time of their productions on it.

While Nick Studios was in production there were many orange benches scattered around the facility, incorporating shapes like a human footprint, carrot, finger, cruise ship, wave, cloud, etc., reflecting the network’s station IDs. Some of these benches have been moved to the “Control Room” at Jimmy Neutron’s Nicktoon Blast. Also scattered around the property were Nicktoons cutouts for photo opportunities. A gift shop was also located near the Slime Geyser, featuring then-popular Nickelodeon characters on the front of the building.

Now when it closed I was upset because I never got the chance to get on the slimeulator and get slimed. Plus I wanted to see what it took to make nickelodeon well nickelodeon.

Check this out and you will see what I mean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8H0JIILfoM&feature=related

Now if,  no wait you have to speak what you want into the atmosphere when Nickelodeon Studios re-opens and stays open here are the shows that should be there:

  1. Legends of the Hidden Temple- being apart of the adventure
  2. Double Dare 2000- getting to make a mess and not get in trouble
  3. Figure It Out- find out hidden talents and make a mess at the same time
  4. Nickelodeon Guts- to see if you can make it to the end
  5. Slime Time Live- The chance to live every kids dream: TO GET SLIMED
  6. Fun House- Get to run around in a house
  7. Go For It! TV-  To see if you can be a teamplayer
  8. Wild and Crazy Kids- be a kid: WILD AND CRAZY
  9. Slime Wars
  10. Nickelodeon SPLAT!- Get to be apart of the show

Now number nine is new and I thought of this new show and it was inspired by KCA 2012. Do you remember when will smith did target practice with that cool slime gun and we never saw it used in the show well think about this 2 teams, 3 mins and one victorious team.

Now here are a couple of facts: Having the studios in a theme park also was perfect for finding contestants for the many game shows Nickelodeon Studios was putting out at the time.  Auditions were constantly held for kids and families for their various shows. 

The first major show to boast casting straight of the park, and by far the most successful (both before and after Nick Studios) was Family Double Dare.

Signs were posted at the gates, and all throughout the theme park, displaying what shows would be in production that day.  Lines would form outside of the studio door and when the time came, the lucky patrons were filed in and packed like sardines in the icy cold studio to watch a piece of now-Nickelodeon history made. 

Game Lab changed over the years quite a bit.  Its gimmick was that you were testing games that would appear on Nickelodeon game shows in the future.  But truthfully, there are all kinds of waivers and legalities involved to actually test games for shows and Game Lab’s games were well pre-tested.  The “set” for Game Lab was originally a white room with orange decor and was very brightly lit. 

Anyone who went to Game Lab knew though, that the climax of the whole experience was that one lucky kid was going to be slimed.  This wasn’t the cheap stuff either, this was the REAL Nickelodeon slime.  The kid was selected at the beginning of Game Lab and taken backstage to change into a Double Dare-esque outfit while the show went on.  When it came time, the kid entered like a rock star and sat in a little pool where he/she was given his/her crowning glory.  The crowd counted down, the lights went crazy and the slime came down. 

So what do you think? I know it is a lot of info but hey someone has to do it. Should Nickelodeon Studios Re-open and stay open? leave me a comment.

here is a little something, something that I heard:

i hear rumors that nick studios will open.some dude on youtube said it wil be rebuild on the empty lot of the original hard rock cafe close to woody woodpeckers kidszone. some other person in wiki answers said that they asked an employee and they said that it will reopen On the fear factor space (even though i heard its permanent closure for fearfactor will never happen). who knows if its true or not?

universalnickelodeon 2 months ago

According to the Facebook page “Let’s Bring Back The old Nickelodeon”, a mutual friend of one of the moderators works at [Universal Orlando Resort] and said that the Studio Tour for Nick Studios is back in the works, due to people trying to break in all year round. However, I am somewhat skeptical of this considering [Blue Man Group] just renovated their show this year. But, being a Nick AND [a Universal Orlando Resort]  fanboy for life, I am needlessly excited. Therefore, I would heavily enjoy this word being spread throughout the theme park community, so if it is indeed true the word will spread so fast to the point that they can’t deny it (Just like the Potter expansion and SS44)…

And check this out:

 Anonymous said…

To me, Nick Studios had a experience like no other. People would run to the studio as soon as the park opened to have the thrill of being on television. Not to mention, people made money off of Nick Studios! People paid like a hundred bucks for tickets per person and ended up winning it right back on top of a N64, a computer, etc. on Double Dare 2000. Nick Studios is also a strange attraction given its closing. Not only did Blue Man Group only occupy one part of the whole setup, but half of the tech materials are sitting there collecting dust! People know that this is a goldmine of childhood memories and proceed to break into the stuff because they love not only the multitude of shows made there, but they loved the whole experience. So for Nick Studios to be barely redone, with all of these goodies randomly about, and the apparent fan base driven enough to get kicked out of universal for breaking and entering for Pete’s sake. I think all it would require is a large group of fans support and it could reopen like nothing. Little would need done to reopen it anyways.

 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 10:29:00 PM EDT

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Anonymous said…

Nickeldeon Studios coming back would make me incredibly happy! I was able to walk through a normally off-limits area for grad bash 2011 and was able to see the many production plaques that listed all the nick shows filmed there. Nick Studios is a historical landmark in the world of TV and Film! It deserves preservation.

 

Monday, August 6, 2012 4:41:00 PM EDT 

Well this is all I have for now. Until then Know what you do and do what you know.

Braylon Lee

Nickelodeon

Hi everyone. I have a question for you are their any 90’s kids out there? Of course their are. Do you remember Nickeloedon Studios? The place for kids to rule and be a kid. I remember coming home, turning on the tv and see dave, jessica and jonah on slimetime live. This past weekend I watched Legends of the hidden temple, Double Dare, Double Dare 2000, and Slimetime live and it reminded me of the quality televison we used to have. A lot of were upset when we heard that nickelodeon studios was closing and we want to know why, right? Well I did some research and here is what I found:

The facility closed because the network’s viewers stopped watching game shows and wanted more scripted shows….the exact kind of program Nickelodeon could not stage in Orlando because actors refused to move from Los Angeles to Orlando.

bewarethedecks 3 years ago

Nickelodeon had no choice. Interest in game shows dried up in the late 90’s/early 2000’s. When shows were produced at the facility, Nickelodeon had trouble finding kids to sit in the audiences. The number of visitors to the Studios dropped like a rock even on days when the rest of Universal Studios was packed. With waning interest in the Studios and no chance of being able to produce regular programming there, Nickelodeon still held on till 2005, but the situation was hopeless.

bewarethedecks in reply to doctorwhogirl28 (Show the comment) 4 weeks ago

And a lot of people thought that the blue man group ruined nickelodeon studios, I found out some information about that too.

Nickelodeon Studios had been empty for 18 months before Blue Man Group entered into the picture.

BMG had nothing to do with the closing of Nickelodeon Studios, but people continue to blame them.

BMG is only 1 of multiple groups that now use the facility.

Sun Sports and FSN are also in there and none of these 3 organizations are responsible for what happened to Nickelodeon Studios.

bewarethedecks 3 years ago

And here are a couple of my favorites:

I promise you guys if I ever have a billion dollars I will buy back nickelodeon studios and the land it sits on. We will have our slime geyser return

pennjersey83 3 months ago

3 ways to get the studio back.

1)write them

2)pay to open it back up

3)sneak into the park and paint the building orange blue and green and buy the sign back and they will be to lazy to paint it blue again.than buy the slim gyser off of ebay.

please reply!!!

angel12235 4 years ago 3 

Well every one want’s to know: do we want nickeloden studios to re-open and stay open? YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well what do you think? do you want nickeloden studios to re-open and stay open? Why or Why not? I want to know. Leave a comment

Know what you do and do what you know.

Braylon Lee

American Idol: My Take

If american idol wanted to come back they need a all new judges panel, but with people who actually made it in the music industry. One of judges should be will smith and why do you ask Will the runner-up for most KCA blimp wins ever, but he’s a two-time Academy Award nominee, a mega musician, a blockbuster front man, and a humanitarian!  Plus he has sold over 20 million albums worldwide as a solo artist. And he to me would be the cool, lay back but honest judge.

Another person who should be a judge is Eve and why do you ask Eve is a American Grammy Award winning rapper-songwriter, record producer and actress. Her first three albums have sold over 8 million copies worldwide.Her 1999 debut, Let There Be Eve…Ruff Ryders’ First Lady, was an unprecedented success, becoming the first female rap artist to enter the Billboard 200at number three.

The follow-up to Ruff Ryders’ First Lady, Scorpion, was released in 2001. Its first single, “Who’s That Girl” guaranteed the rapper first international success. The second single, “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” (with Gwen Stefani of No Doubt and produced by Dr. Dre co-written by then-boyfriend Stevie J.), became a pop success, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The song won a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, and Eve eventually went platinum. Has produced 3 studio albums with another on the way also has 11 singles. And to me she would be the real judge with a heart.

Another person who should be a judge is Ashanti and why do you ask As of April 2009, she has released four studio albums, twenty-four singles, and twenty-one music videos on her record labels Murder Inc., Def Jam, and Motown.

Ashanti’s self titled debut studio album was released in April 2002, and sold over three million copies in the United States.[1] It produced the number-one hit “Foolish” (spending 10 weeks atop on Billboard Hot 100) and two more top forty hits, “Happy” and “Baby“. And to me she would sweet but feisty as a judge.

Now I have gave suggestions about who should be on the judges panel for american idol I hink I did a really good job. I have said who the female judges should be and who should be a male judge but now we need one more male judge.

This judge to be should be a everyday person who was a good understanding about music, their personality has to have a liitle bit of simon, but in a way that is respectful and honest. Likes to give criticism and constructive criticism. And have a opinion that does not feel like it is scripted. And this person should be me because I those qualities and I have the personality where what you see on camera is what you see off camera.

Well that is my take on Idol. Do you agree or disagree? Comment I want to see what you have to say.

Know what you do and do what you know

Braylon Lee

I’m Back

Sorry I have been away for a while. I have been going though a lot ups and downs but I am back now. And a lot has happened like just now they announced who will be joining mariah carey on american idol: Keith Urban, Randy Jackson is back and Nicki Minaj. Now to me and I don’t know if it is just me but American Idol have overstayed their welcome and the reason why I say that is because when we talk about Idol or if we ever talk about Idol we usually talk about the bad auditions.

But out of everybody I have seen everyone is talking about Nicki, here are some “Thoughts” from facebook:

 
Jill Dickson On what planet is Nicki Minaj a suitable candidate for a judge’s seat? She has no talent. She has zero to no history. Oh and did I mention she has no talent? I’m so sad. You were on the right track with Mariah and Keith Urban. You blew it and every ounce of credibility you had in choosing Nicki Minaj. #yuck #gross# #notalentbeeatch #areyoueffingkiddingme? #Hello Voice and X-Factor!
 
Amanda R Zill Morse Keith’s the saving grace, if you ask me. I wasn’t planning on watching it, to be honest. I get Mariah being a judge…yes, she’s a little crazy, but she has decades of experience under her belt. Nicki Minaj, I think is a waste of a judge. that’s my personal opinion. I think they should’ve stuck with 3 judges and kept it Randy, Mariah & Keith. At least then it would’ve been respected people in the music industry with longevity. And by the way, didn’t AI learn it’s lesson with having a 4 judge panel? IT WASN’T A SUCCESSFUL SETUP!!
 
Kelly Mays No more AI for me! Nicki Minaj as a judge? What’s her talent?! The Voice is taking over anyways….. poor choice in a judge. Ratings will fall.
 
And those are some of the comments about the new panel. Well it is good to be back blogging.
 
Know what you do and do what you know.
 
Braylon Lee