Fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro as Bumblebee.

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Bumblebee makes an appearance as one of the Autobots in the 2007 live-action movie Transformers. Instead of a VW Beetle, he is a Chevrolet Camaro in the movie. Due to a battle injury, he is rendered effectively mute, and communicates through use of selected playback of radio and television signals.

Free Image HostingMichael Bay stated in an early interview that Bumblebee stands about 17 feet tall. The official guide to the Transformers video game says he’s 16 feet tall. Bay insisted that Bumblebee be something other than a VW Beetle because it seemed too much like “Herbie the Love Bug” to him.

Producers settled on a 1977 model for first appearance of Bumblebee in the movie. It is painted yellow with black stripes, primer and rust patches, riveted hood scoop, Cragar SS wheels up front, Eric Vaughn Real Wheels in the back, marine-grade vinyl seats, and even an eight-track player. After the first fight with Barricade (Saleen Mustang police car), Bumblebee transform into a Fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro. The Fifth-generation model was built using a 2006 Pontiac GTO by Saleen, the body was built from the same GM R&D molds that were used in the prototype 08/09 Camaros. Early photos show that Bumblebee can transform his right arm into an energy cannon, and has missile launchers in his shoulders.

Campaign for Cox's Bazaar and ShundorBon.

Hope you all know that the list of “New 7 wonders of the world” has been declared. Many of us voted his/her choices in the website as we all have been listening about the Great 7 wonders of the world since our childhood. The “New 7 wonder foundation” has started another campaign, named “New 7 wonders of Nature”. Can’t we all try to nominate something from our own, this time?

May be we dont have something like Great Wall or Taazmohol…but this time, we have our own assets…”Cox’s Bazaar” and “Shundor Bon” and may be “Raangamaati”or “St. Martin’s Island”. Can’t we spend few minutes from our valuable time to nominate these greatest natural sites from our own Bangladesh? I’ve already nominated the following sites of Bangladesh for “The Seven Natural Wonders” with the spelling and category written below. Please maintain the same spelling for the rest of nomination.

SITE                     CATEGORY             COUNTRY
Cox’s Bazaar         Coastline                     Bangladesh
Shundor Bon         Forest                         Bangladesh

For nomination please visit the site of New 7 wonder foundation.

Please, convey this message to others so that more and more nomination from Bangladesh can be posted. Please use the campaign poster in your blog or website. So that more people can participate.

Interview for a Signalman

Modon wanted a job as a signalman in the railways. So he went to the interview board.

The inspector in that board asked him this question: “What would you do if you saw 2 trains heading for each other on the SAME track?”
Modon said,” I would switch the points for one of the trains.”

What if the lever broke?”, asked the inspector.
“Then I’d dash down to the signal box”, said Modon. “And use the manual lever there.”

“What if lightning strucks it?”, asked the inspector.
“Then…” Modon continued, “I’d run back into signal box and phone the next signal box.”

“What if the phone was engaged?”
“Well… that case,” perservered Modon, ” I’d rush down out of the box and use the PUBLIC emergency phone at the level of the crossing up there…”

“What would you do if THAT was vandalized?”
“Oh, well then I’d run into the village and get my Uncle Mofiz.”

This puzzled the Inspector, so he asked, ” Why would you do that???”
“Because he’s never seen a train wreck !!”


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Are you a sci-fi movie fan? Do you like heart beat skipping action? Do you like cars? Then Transformers is for you. Director Michael Bay again hits the box office with his new movie. I like Michael Bay for his movies like Armageddon, The Rock and The Island . In this movie Bay uses cars like Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, Pontiac.

Plot of Transformers:
The film begins with Optimus Prime explaining Cybertron’s destruction at the hands of Megatron, and his quest to obtain the Allspark. Megatron discovers the Allspark on Earth, but crash-lands in the Arctic Circle, becoming frozen in the ice. Sector 7, a secret United States government organization, discovers the Allspark and builds the Hoover Dam around it to mask the energy signal. The still-frozen Megatron is moved into this facility.

In the present day, the rest of the Decepticons — Blackout, Frenzy, Barricade, Starscream, Scorponok, Bonecrusher and Devastator — have landed on Earth and assumed the disguise of Earth vehicles (except Scorponok, who keeps his scorpion-like alien form). Blackout and Scorponok attack a U.S. military base in Qatar and try to hack into the military database to find where Megatron and the Allspark are, but failed. While Blackout destroys the rest of the base, Scorponok was also repelled while chasing a small group of survivors. After their failure, Frenzy infiltrates Air Force One to hack again into the military database. He finds the map imprinted on Captain Witwicky’s glasses, which his descendant Sam intends to sell on eBay for money. Frenzy and Barricade begin tracking Sam’s location.

The Autonomous Robotic Organism (shortened to “Autobot”) Bumblebee is also on Earth, disguised as a 1976 Chevrolet Camaro, and looking for Sam. Sam buys Bumblebee, without knowing that Bumblebee is an alien until he sees Bumblebee transform and send a homing signal to the rest of the Autobots. While Sam flees from his autonomous car, Barricade confronts him and demands Captain Witwicky’s spectacles. Bumblebee, who is following Sam, transforms and defeats Barricade. The other Autobots — Optimus Prime, Jazz, Ironhide, and Ratchet land on Earth and take on the forms of Earth vehicles. They all returne to Sam’s home to retrieve the glasses. Although the Autobots manage to get the glasses, agents from Sector 7 arrive and capture Sam and others.

Frenzy secretly accompanies the group to the Hoover Dam and releases Megatron from suspended animation. Locating the Allspark, he sends an alert to the other Decepticons. Megatron escapes and Sam convinces the Sector 7 agents to release Bumblebee so that he can get the Allspark to Optimus Prime. The Decepticons chase the Autobots, who now possess the Allspark, into Mission City. An ensuing battle between Autobots and Decepticons then takes place to own the Allspark.