“One Month You Could Be Playing A Doe-Eyed Intern, And The Next You Could Be Playing A Masked Ninja Warrior:” A TDQ Q&A With Actress Kaleina Cordova

Kaleina Cordova

Kaleina Cordova

This week’s TDQ Q&A features up and coming Kaleina Cordova. Kaleina spoke to us about her roles in “The Glades” and “Step Up Revolution,” the difference between Florida and LA and learning from every acting job she gets. Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with actress Kaleina Cordova: 

The Daily Quarterly: Who was your favorite actress growing up?

Kaleina Cordova: I grew up in the 90s and one of my favorite shows was “The Amanda Show” on Nickelodeon. So I would have to say Amanda Bynes.

TDQ: What was your favorite A&E Network cop show growing up?

KC: Actually I’m only now just beginning to watch cop shows and crime dramas. I was more of a comedy enthusiast growing up!

TDQ: What made you want to be in show business?

KC: I used to visit my dad on set as a kid, and after a while of observing and soaking it all in, I realized I wanted to be in front of the camera. I had my first role in a movie when I was 10, and I’ve had the acting bug ever since.

TDQ: What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?

KC: To not be afraid of responsibility but only accept what you can handle. Sometimes when great things come your way, you believe you can handle them all. But you always need to step back and put things into perspective.

TDQ: What’s the worst advice you’ve ever gotten?

KC: “Let’s just take a shortcut!” We were hiking and my friend decided he knew of a better way down… It was an hour of sliding on my butt down a narrow steep hill, clinging to branches and shrubs. Bottom line, never take a “shortcut.” Continue reading

Stoner High School Senior’s Life Completely Transformed After Being Convinced To Watch “JFK”

Mind Blown by JFK Movie

High school senior Bobby Leslie hasn’t shared all of his thoughts on the JFK assassination but we are pretty sure he is in support of the “grassy knoll” theory, if you catch my drift,

Corvallis, OR—Crescent Valley High School senior Bobby Leslie, 18, said he wasn’t really into watching Oliver Stone’s controversial film about the Kennedy assassination, “JFK,” when his classmate initially suggested they view it last month. But after watching the film, Leslie said his life has been changed forever, and he knows now it’s his mission in life to see the real conspirators brought to justice.

“I totally didn’t want to watch the movie at first, when my buddy Lee told me what he had brought over,” Leslie said. “But, I mean, Lee was the guy who made me watch “The Wizard of Oz” scene where that munchkin hung himself in the background, and then we watched it listening to Pink Floyd, too, so I had to cut Lee some slack that he knew what he was talking about with this movie. Plus, he brought some mushrooms, so that was cool.”

Leslie said before he watched the movie, he only had a vague idea of who John F. Kennedy was, and had never heard of the Warren Commission or Lee Harvey Oswald. But now he has a much greater appreciation for history thanks to Stone and “that ‘Uncle Buck’ dude.”
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Retired High School English Teacher Looking To Tweet Entire Text Of “Don Quixote;” Hopes “Maybe Now They’ll Finish The Damn Thing”

Don Quixote

The saga begins.

Jensen Beach, FL—In 2009, Neil Lyons retired from teaching high school English after 38 years. He said that when he left, his biggest regret was not finding a way to get more students over the years to feel as passionately about what he considers the greatest book of all time, “Don Quixote,” by Miguel de Cervantes, published in two parts in 1605 and 1615. And now that he has the time, he’s hoping Twitter and the internet can reach the younger generation and get across the message of how great the book is.

Lyons said he has spent nearly the last three months spacing the text of the classic into 140 character Tweets, and hopes to begin Tweeting the entire book by the fall, with roughly ten tweets per day.

“I’m not sure if it’s funny or sad,” Lyons said, “though it’s probably sad, that I couldn’t get hardly any of the snot-nosed punks to read the thing when I was teaching, but it seems like all the little bastards are lapping it up now that it’s going to be on Twitter. I’m retired, I can call them punks and bastards now. No whiny parents can gripe to the PTA or the dean now, huh? Right? Jackasses.” Continue reading