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Jul 15, 2021

Podcast: THE BOUNCING BACK Podcast with Kristin and Jesus — Episode 3

Written by Jesus Figueroa
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It’s episode three of THE BOUNCING BACK Podcast with hosts Kristin of AccordingToKristin.com and Jesus Figueroa of @ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com.

For this episode special guest Mike ‘The Movie Guy’ of IWatchMike.com joins in on the discussions

This episode we discuss mental health, netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Dating, and the weird rumor of @ThisFunktional’s death.

Catch THE BOUNCING BACK Podcast weekly on either AccordingToKristin.com or ThisFunktional.com.

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Jul 13, 2021

Cerbolt Cisco CCNA Dumps 200-301: You Know What to Do to Succeed

The 200-301: Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) test assesses the proficiency and competence of the applicants in various domains. These include network fundamentals & access as well as Internet Protocol connectivity and Internet Protocol services. Moreover, it covers security fundamentals, programmability, and automation. The professionals who take this exam will get the related certification, which can be pretty useful for theircareer development. Let’s take a look at the 200-301 CCNA test in more detail.

Explore Prerequisites and Audience Profile

This certification test does not have any formal prerequisites. At the same time, the applicants should be familiar with the subject areas that are included in the exam. It is also important to possess computer literacy and knowledge of Internet Protocol address. In addition, the individuals need to have the skills in Internet usage as well as PC operating system navigation. The intended audience for the test is CerboltHelp Desk Technicians, Network Engineers, and Network Administrators.

Find Out Basic Information About This Exam

CerboltCisco 200-301 is a proctored and timed test that has thetime frame of 2 hours. It is availablein the English and Japanese languages. The applicants can register for the exam through the Pearson VUE platform. The registration fee for the test is $300. The professionalscan pass the exam in person at one of the Pearson VUE testing centers across the world. At the same time, they can take it as an online exam. The students who do not attain the passmark will be required to retake it.

Check PreparationTips for This Exam

CCNA Practice Testis not an easy testso the specialists should prepare for it with great deliberation. Here are some tips that can help them to prepare properly:

• Visit the official webpage

Primarily, the applicants may explore the official examwebpage. It contains some useful information about CCNA Practice Test.Furthermore, they can download the blueprint to get acquainted with the domains that are covered in thistest. In this case, they can find out their strong and weak points in advance.

• Use preparation tools proposed by Cisco

The individuals can increase their skills with the help of the official study materials. For instance, they can consider using the official training course. This is a good option for those who want to prepare for the exam with the help of an experienced mentor. On the other hand, the applicants can consider using the official cert guidebook. This book is for those who prefer self-preparation and want to manage the duration and pace of the preparation process.

• Consider exam dumps

Another useful option is exam dumps. Get advantage from the questions and explained answers from the previous tests. Utilize them to polish your skill set and find out important details of the exam. At the same time, be sure to use only verified dumps from the reputable websites.

Final Thoughts

Cisco 200-301 is a difficult exam that requires appropriate preparation. First of all, get familiar with its topics. After that, you need to select the relevant preparation tool and stick to your study plan. Work hard and try to ace this test to obtain the sought-after certification.

Jul 8, 2021

The Pros and Cons of Playing Bingo Online Vs Offline

If you love to play bingo, you might find yourself torn over whether to play online or in-person.

Both online bingo and offline bingo can be great fun, and you may already have a preference when it comes to the method that you prefer, but you might be surprised at how much you enjoy the alternative.

Today you can discover the top pros and cons of each option. You can then use this information to decide how you want to play!

What is Bingo?

If you are new to bingo and are deciding whether you are going to play online or offline, then you might be interested to know more about the game itself.

Bingo is a game of chance that requires the player to listen out for numbers that are selected at random by the person leading the game, often known as a caller. Each player is in possession of a card that has rows of numbers on it. If the caller shouts a number that a player has on their card, they will be able to cross it off. 

Once all players' numbers are crossed off, they can declare themselves as the winner by shouting the word bingo!

Pros and Cons of Online Bingo

One of the best advantages of playing bingo online is that you have so many different websites to choose from. This meansthat you will need to compare bingo sites to find the best one. 

A potential downside to playing bingo online is that you may miss out on the social aspect of going to play with friends and family members. 

Pros and Cons of Offline Bingo

The atmosphere of playing bingo in real life is surely one of the best reasons to do so. Far from just being a game, this is an activity that you can do with your loved ones to bring everyone together. You might even get dressed up and continue the evening in a bar or restaurant after the game. 

However, if you do not have much spare time, then you might not always be able to play bingo in-person, and that can leave you feeling as though you are missing out. For those with little free time who still wish to play often, then online bingo is going to be the best choice. 

Making Your Decision

If you are trying to decide between online or offline bingo, then you might actually find that a mixture of the two is a good compromise.

You can enjoy the game in real life when you want to do a social activity with your friends or family, and you can enjoy the online version when you just want a quick game or to unwind alone. 

If you are new to the game, you may be surprised at how quickly it becomes a part of your normal routine. It is a hobby that many people enjoy regularly, and you will soon discover why for yourself!

The 5 Freshest Movies About Gambling You Shouldn’t Miss

The possibility of earning big at a casino or a smoky, dimly lit poker room still casts a spell over many people. That’s why it’s no surprise that many movies have already been made about gambling. And if you look at the list of recently announced titles, you’ll see that the trend is continuing as strongly as ever. 

We’ve compiled a list of the newest titles that you should watch if you’re interested in gambling, and especially if you enjoy placing the occasional bet at an online casino.

Archie Karas: World’s Greatest Gambler (2021)

Archie Karas: World’s Greatest Gambler is a movie every gambling enthusiast should watch. This Greek film follows the life of Archie Karas, a Greek gambler who stars as himself in the movie. It documents his famous string of wins known as “the run,” during which Karas turned $50 into more than $40 million. Second only to Nick the Greek in fame, Archie Karas is a name every casino manager dreads.   

The Printer (Announced)

Many movies experienced a delay in production in the past year, and unfortunately The Printer was one of those. It promises a lot of action and drama as it follows the story of an Omaha boy who becomes a compulsive blackjack gambler. Ultimately, he creates a counterfeiting ring to support his gambling habit. While the directors promised that it will be the next To Live and Die in LA or Midnight Cowboy, we’re yet to see whether it will live up to those lofty expectations. 

Army of the Dead (2021)

Army of the Dead (2021), directed by Zack Snyder - famous for bringing Justice League and Wonder Woman to life - is another movie that should make its way onto your watchlist. This movie isn’t as gambling-oriented as the others on our list; instead, it focuses on a heist at a Las Vegas casino during a zombie outbreak. Packed with action and zombie killing, this fun movie delivers exactly what it promises - it’s perfect for a bowl of popcorn and an evening in.  

Molly’s Game (2017)

Where Army of the Dead leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to actual gambling, Molly’s Game more than makes up for that. It’s not the freshest on our list, but it is an excellent movie with gambling at its core. The film follows ex-Olympic skier Molly (Jessica Chastain) as she tries to defend herself after being caught running high-stakes illegal poker games. The movie delves into the thrilling details of what running such operations entails. While this is a fascinating film on its own, it’s even better if you know the basics of poker. At Poker Kings, you can learn more about poker so that you can understand the movie better. 

Inside the Edge: A Professional Blackjack Adventure (2019)

Inside the Edge: A Professional Blackjack Adventure is not action-packed or heavy in drama like others on our list. However, this documentary offers a detailed and truthful glimpse into the world of elite blackjack players and how they take on casinos to earn big. This documentary talks about ups and downs, counting cards, and even features real-life hidden camera shots. If you’re a blackjack enthusiast looking for a movie that genuinely spills the beans about casinos and making money, then this movie will be ideal for you.  

Which One Will You Watch Next?

If you’re into poker, gambling, or just the suspense of it all, these movies will make for a great experience. Heat up some popcorn, choose a title from our list, and prepare yourself for some vicarious thrills!

Jul 6, 2021

LUCA splashes onto Digital, 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD August 3 - Includes Two Alternate Openings, Deleted Scenes and More

(Info from press release)

Escape to the beautiful Italian seaside town of Portorosso when Disney and Pixar’s “Luca” arrives on digital, 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD August 3rd. The release touts a variety of bonus features including never-before-seen featurettes, deleted scenes and two alternate openings.
Set in a seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Disney and Pixar’s Luca is a coming-of-age story about a young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer. Luca shares his amazing adventures with his friend Alberto, but their fun is threatened by a deeply held secret: they’re sea monsters from a world below the water’s surface.
Disney and Pixar’s Luca Bonus Features*
  • Our Italian Inspiration – Experience the joy of discovery as Pixar artists travel to Cinque Terre, Italy, to absorb the beauty and culture of the coastal region which inspired the characters and the quintessential Italian backdrop of Luca.
  • Secretly A Sea Monster – Explore the artistry and technical innovation of Luca's transformation from sea monster to human, and how the theme of transformation is central to the emotional journey of the main characters.
  • Best Friends – Best friends can challenge us, inspire us, annoy us, and encourage us. The cast and crew of Luca share their own stories about how besties influenced their lives, and how those experiences informed the creation of screen pals Luca, Alberto, and Giulia.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Introduction – Director Enrico Casarosa introduces scenes not included in the final version of Luca.
  • Starfish Hunt (Alternate Opening) – Luca explores the shore and the sea, gathering mussels and starfish, in this serene alternate opening to the film.
  • Isola Del Mare (Alternate Opening) – Luca welcomes viewers to the quiet island he calls home.
  • Festa Del Mare – The boys go to a festival filled with fun...and danger.
  • Here Comes Giulia – Giulia explores Isola Del Mare, where she meets Luca and Alberto, and asks so many questions.
  • Gelato Trouble – Giulia offers to treat Luca and Alberto to something called "gelato."
  • Sea Monster Cannery – Luca dreams about a magical place filled with Vespas and gelato, but things aren't quite what they seem.
*bonus features vary by product and retailer

Jun 21, 2021

Take a look at the trailer, poster for Lionsgate’s THE PROTÉGÉ

(Info from press release)

Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody (Samuel L. Jackson) and trained in the family business, Anna (Maggie Q) is the world’s most skilled contract killer. But when Moody – the man who was like a father to her and taught her everything she needs to know about trust and survival – is brutally killed, Anna vows revenge. As she becomes entangled with an enigmatic killer (Michael Keaton) whose attraction to her goes way beyond cat and mouse, their confrontation turns deadly and the loose ends of a life spent killing will weave themselves ever tighter.
Directed by Martin Campbell and written by Richard Wenk, the film is produced by Arthur Sarkissian, Moshe Diamant, Rob Van Norden, Yariv Lerner, and Chris Milburn.
Lionsgate and Millennium Media present, a Millennium Media / Fourteen Films / I Road production, in association with Campbell Grobman Films / Ingenious Media.

In Theaters August 20

Jun 20, 2021

It’s #GlobalRickAndMortyDay

(Info from press release)

An Out-Of-This-World Celebration
Blasting Off Sunday, June 20

For the first time ever, Adult Swim will premiere the first episode of Season 5 of “Rick and Morty” from space by launching Rick’s Space Cruiser 150,000 feet into the atmosphere.

Fans from around the world can Go Rick Yourself (#GoRickYourself) and become part of the series by creating a personalized Rick and Morty avatar, and then create custom t-shirts (US and Mexico only) to commemorate the new season.

From creators Justin Roiland (“Adventure Time”) and Dan Harmon (“Community”), fans can catch up before the big day and follow the misadventures of America’s favorite crazy scientist and his grandchildren with “Rick and Morty: The Complete Seasons 1-4” on Digital, Blu-ray™ & DVD.

This outrageous boxed set which includes all 41 episodes from the first four seasons, along with copious special features, including audio commentary, deleted scenes, “Inside the Episode” segments, numerous featurettes, past animatic sketches, and more.

“Rick and Morty: The Complete Seasons 1-4” is priced to own at $79.99 SRP for the DVD ($89.99 in Canada) and $89.99 SRP for the Blu-ray ($99.99 in Canada), which includes a Digital Copy (U.S. only).

“Rick and Morty” is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.

Wubba Lubba Grub Grub!

In honor of Global Rick And Morty Day, Wendy’s® and Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty have teamed up to include two new show-themed mixes in more than 5,000 Coca-Cola Freestyle machines in Wendy’s locations across the country through August 22.

To sweeten the deal, fans can also score free delivery from Wendy’s in-app though July 1 with no minimum purchase necessary.

Fans in the Los Angeles area can also visit Morty’s, a weekend-long restaurant pop-up at Wendy’s Panorama City location from June 18-20.

Morty’s will feature a show-inspired menu, like the Jerry’s Single, paired with an out-of-this-world experience.

Navigate your spaceship or car through a custom LED drive- thru experience, receive a Rick and Morty-themed menu and be one of the lucky few to enjoy the limited-edition Pickle Rick Pickle Frosty®, a pickle twist on the iconic Vanilla Frosty®, only available at Morty’s.
Fans can also catch up on all things Rick and Morty prior to the event by checking out HBO Max’s curated Rick and Morty fan viewing experience featuring previous seasons, extras, and creator-selected episodes.
Rick and Morty is the multi-Emmy® Award winning half-hour comedy series that airs on Adult Swim, the #1 destination for young adults for over a decade. Rick and Morty was the #1 comedy across all of television in 2017 and 2019 and has become a multi-platform sensation not just on television, but across digital, gaming, live streaming, retail, and fan experiences.

Jun 14, 2021

@ThisFunktional entrevista el elenco, director de la película LA DOSIS

Carlos Portaluppi, Ignacio Rogers

Martin Kraut
Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com

Actores Carlos Portaluppi, Ignacio Rogers, y director Martin Kraut hablan con Jesus Figueroa, @ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com, sobre la película “LA DOSIS,” en on demand y digital hoy.

Marcos es un enfermero experimentado que trabaja en el turno nocturno en una clínica privada. A pesar de su éxito y profesionalidad, pronto se sabrá que utiliza su puesto para ayudar a pacientes agonizantes a encontrar la paz de forma prematura. Un nuevo enfermero en la clínica, Gabriel, agitará el sector: Es joven, inteligente, guapo y seduce a todo el mundo. Rápidamente descifrará el secreto de Marcos y la clínica se convertirá en una batalla de ingenio y seducción. Marcos se replegará hasta que descubra que Gabriel también está haciendo sus pinitos con la eutanasia ––aunque sea por motivos distintos––. Esta revelación le obligará a encarar a Gabriel, y Marcos sabrá que la única manera de pararle será revelando su verdadera identidad.

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Jun 12, 2021

INTRODUCING JODEA brings forth more talent from writer/actor Chloe Traicos

Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com

Delightful comedy “Introducing Jodea,” written and staring Chole Traicos, embellishes the strife of becoming a lead actress to create a comical endearing story.

“Jodea is kind of based on me, her clumsiness and determination, that is kind of where I stemmed the character from,” Traicos said. “I just did other stuff to her to make her funnier.”

From start to end, audiences get captivated by the world of Jodea and the resilience which this terrible actress keeps showing.

From unfortunate incidents to bad luck, the story of Jodea is as comical as it needs to be while still keeping the character human and relatable.

Jodea is a character that has many personality traits that audiences can connect with and enjoy.

“The stuff like being snubbed by agents happens alot, but I wanted it to be funnier,” Traicos said. She explained how she was more blunt and critical to be able to present the rejection aspect of being an actress in a funnier manner.

The path Jodea takes in becoming an actress has funny ups and downs in which she is shown acting techniques in the wrong way.

Acting can take a person through many paths to finding what best works to get become the actor they want to be.

Traicos related to it as she tackled several acting techniques before finally realizing that method acting worked best for her.

Traicos said, “It’s taken me ten years to realize I am a method actor. That’s how I operate and every actor has their own way.”

For Traicos, the character of Jodea has her own way of acting and it’s one thing that she was able to exploit to best bring out the comical aspect of the character.

The character of Jodea has extremely charming moments which may have audiences not only rooting for her, but caring for her and wanting to know what happens once this section of the this character’s story comes to an end.

Acting has not always been an easy for Traicos and she said that not always being picked for school plays helped her to not look at every role as crucial, but at the same time helped develop her writing career to be able to create roles that don’t just suit her, but that she wants to be playing.

“I really enjoyed playing Jackie (in ‘Devil’s Cove’), I always wanted to play a sociopath and I studied fully before I wrote that role,” Traicos said. “I like strong female roles and that’s one of the reasons I started writing.”

Jumping from a dramatic role in “Devil’s Cove” into a light hearted role in “Introducing Jodea” shows the versatility and flexibility in Traicos acting.

It can be difficult preparing for the two distinct roles, but acting along side the different personalities of the cast and crew can be tricky to adjust to.

“We had a fantastic cast (for making Jodea). John (Cohen), the director, is one of my dearest friends. I was so glad when he came onboard,” Traicos said. “I had the most fun with Ryan (Pratton) who played Harold and with Steve (E. Kimbrough) who played Fred. Ryan is a natural comedian a d Steve is a stand up comedian, I loved working with them because they improved alot of their script.”

“Introducing Jodea” has gotten praise in several film festivals where it has been shown and on June 4 started a national theatrical run in Laemmle Theaters.

After the theatrical run, online streaming is a possibility, but even more exciting, Traicos said that she has been asked about a sequel which she already has an idea she is working on in the event that a sequel is merited.

Traicos said, “what I’d like to do for a sequel, if it happens that there’s a need for one, is I would love to make the sequel about Harold…Jodea would now have to teach Harold how to be appropriate and how he keeps messing things up with his new romance.”

May 20, 2021

@ThisFunktional habla con Pierre David de LUIS MIGUEL: LA SERIE Temporada 2

Escrito por Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional de ThisFunktional.com

El actor Pierre David habla con Jesús Figueroa, @ThisFunktional de ThisFunktional.com, de su personaje de Armando Manzanero en LUIS MIGUEL: LA SERIE Temporada 2, en Netflix.

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