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A 6-year old I knew of was asked to draw a mango. He filled the paper with black. Asked what it was, he replied it was a mango, but the electricity had gone out so it was all dark. Lazy or smart? I'd say the latter. It's amazing what they can come up with. It's even more amazing that even the youngest minds are nowadays capable of thoughts far more mature than elders give them credit for.

It's the kind of thinking we like at RS, the kind that brings out the creative development of young people. That's why we cover every single issue from unicorns and rainbows to Wallstreet fiasco and progressive rock. Why? I ask why not! Because these are the ideas churned up by young people, written by young people and as a result, it's for young people.

November 20 is Universal Children's Day. It's a day for promoting ideas and activities that are centred around children and their development. At RS, every Thursday is UCD. We exist for the children that join us, the ones that grow up with us and the ones that eventually step into the big bad world through us. These young people make us who we are. And we salute you.

~ Ehsanur Raza Ronny

Did you know?

November 20 is also the anniversary of the day when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the [Declaration of the Rights of the Child] in 1959. The Convention on the Rights of the Child was then signed on the same day in 1989, which has since been ratified by 191 states.

Alternately, the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland proclaimed June 1 to be International Children's Day in 1925. It is not clear as to why June 1 was chosen as the International Children's Day: one theory has it that the Chinese consul-general in San Francisco (USA) gathered a number of Chinese orphans to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival in 1925, which was on June 1 that year, and also coincided with the conference in Geneva.

With 2.2 billion children in the world, we think one single day is just too few for them.

Children's opinions on relationships

What do most people do on a date?
Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough. - Lynnette, age 8

How would you make your marriage work?
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck. - Ricky, age 10

How can a stranger tell if two people are married?
You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids. - Derrick, age 8

Lyrical Idiocy

These are the times of the computer. And as a result everything we do has an analogical connection to the machine. Introducing SCREENSAVER MODE where people are alive, active yet only meaningless drivel dances in front of their eyes. These people result in traffic accidents and election of undeserving political candidates. When songwriters/singers go into Screensaver Mode, this is what happens:

Baby, baby, baby, oooohhhhh yeah... The Justin Bieber chorus group

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die. - Mel Brooks.
Although the above quote by Mr Brooks seems funny, let's see how hard you laugh when the person who falls into the sewer is someone you know and love. So while “funny” is a matter of perspective, we bring you some of the funniest lyrics ever written, if you are part of the 99%. Enjoy.

Hilary Duff - So Yesterday
Some songs are brilliant in their simplicity, and nine times out of ten you will fall instantly in love with those songs. But Hilary Duff's song So Yesterday is just simply... simple.

“But I'm gonna keep your jeans.
And your old black hat cause I wanna.
They look good on me.
You're never gonna get them back
At least not today, not today, not today”

Wow, how empowering. What amazing advice to women who listen to her songs. If your boyfriend dumps you, just keep his jeans. But the thing that confuses this writer is what on earth is she going to do with his jeans? It would make sense if both of them wear the same size of pants, but that's highly unlikely. But that's not even the dumbest part of the song. Here's another fragment of her masterpiece: “If the light is off then it isn't on”. Really?

Clay Aiken - Invisible
Now the lyrics in this song are dumb and creepy at the same time. For one, why would you admit if you were invisible you would watch someone in their room? That is a violation of privacy and just plain creepy, considering the fact that majority of his fans are female. Then again, Twilight. But the part that takes it home is when he says, “If I was invisible, I would be the smartest man”. Huh? We weren't aware of the fact that invisibility could substantially increase your IQ.

Ke$ha - Tik Tok
This song is DUMB from the very first sentence. “Wake up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy.” How can she feel like a middle-aged African American rap mughal? You're a young female pop star. The sad part is it gets even worse. She goes on to tell us she brushes her teeth with a bottle of Jack and this is because she's leaving for the night and is not coming back. How can she go around partying with people if her breath smells like day old Jack and coke and her teeth are brown? Then she gets even crazier and tells us that she kicks men to the curb unless they look like Mick Jagger. Huh? Have you seen Mick Jagger recently? He looks like Mr Burns from the Simpsons or something that got stuck in the drain. Ke$ha you need professional help. But yes the song is super catchy.

Reference: Google and toptenz.net.

By Alvi Ahmed.

Here's a snippet of what our readers, writers and online trolls had to say the last couple of weeks. If you have something to rant about, mail us at ds.risingstars@gmail.com or join us on Facebook at www.faceboook.com/DSRisingstars

Arefin Rashid Ayon Hey, great issue! I especially loved the Top Ten List. And I have to say, I totally agree with it! Just a suggestion: can you guys do a tribute issue to all the greatest bands like Iron Maiden, Metallica, Black Sabbath, ACDC, etc? I'm sure the readers would love to read it! :D

Partho Mostafa The Wall Street thing was great, all that Wikipedia wasn't helping me at all. The top ten list was also good. And let there be two Pink Floyd reports.. :D

Eradul Kabir Our newspaper was stolen... so no RS today. :|

Shaer Reaz Who steals newspapers? Why would anyone want to? Selling it again at a one taka profit?


Max Planc the movie list was awesome... but you missed Perfume. It's good too and Clock Work Orange is a little (way) hard core!

Osama King Rahman Scarface

Moyukh Mahtab Taxi Driver

Bareesh Hasan Chowdhury Lord of the Rings

Anjim Shafique Big Daddy. :/

Tareqius Primus Apocalypse Now, Citizen Kane, American History X, Psycho, Birds, The Breakfast Club.

Raihan Hadi (Chief Marketing Officer, Hydron Bangladesh)

I'm a regular subscriber and reader of the Daily Star and Rising Stars as well. For a long time I'd been somewhat irritated on how movies are dissed in almost every edition of the supplement but finally today there was a good list of movies suggested without "pochafying" them, I'm sure reviews and suggestions like this will only have a good impact on the readers.


Moneesha Rahman K This BetaWriters was the best one ever. Cracked me up so much that I still keep bursting out at odd moments. :|

Shadman Sharar Mahmud it had the exact same effect on me!


Ribhu N. Sakib I remember stealing issues of RS from places despite having one in home =/ Hope that doesn't make me a retard. I just love this thing too much! =)

Samiul Mahin I have 90% of all the issues starting from 2007. I remember being grumpy during Eid cause RS skipped issues. :)

Nusrat Aman Ribhu N. Sakib, I stole the last RS issue from my "BARIWALA'S" Daily Star. Felt really good. :D

Humanoid Storm Thieving might just become our next form of entertainment for newer generations.



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