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zod

(zɑd)
1. n. any repellent thing or person. (California. General Zod was a villain in the movie Superman II.) Is this grody zod yours or mine?
2. n. a studious person. Quiet. You don’t want to disturb the zods. his courses.
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The degree of success in water sanitation and the ZOD campaign in North Cotabato is a great achievement, according to Suresh Murugesu, ACF Philippines technical coordinator.
But not only does the conclusion of Man of Steel legitimize America's continued involvement in the "War on Terror" and rationalize the status quo as natural and inevitable, but it does so through a form of cinematic disaster capitalism that taps into post-9/11 trauma: as Metropolis is being attacked by Zod, audiences are bombarded by blatant advertisements for the US Army, Nokia, U-Haul, and 7-Eleven
First we have the mayhem of an alien-invasion movie (or the climax of The Avengers) -- the Army fighting Zod with planes and choppers, with Superman also in the mix -- then, after Metropolis gets pounded for a good 20 minutes, comes a second action climax (our heroes trying to destroy Zod's spaceship by dropping another spaceship on top of it, a half-hour sequence with 9/11 images and frantic cross-cutting to minor characters), then, when you're ready to go home, comes a third action climax, a mano-a-mano showdown between Supe and Zod.
Amy Adams' Lois Lane is pictured far left with the hero, and Michael Shannon's General Zod is below
But rather than moving logically on to Metropolis, Man of Steel somewhat curiously dovetails back to Smallville, where Zod, newly freed from interstellar limbo, threatens to make haste with all of humanity unless Clark/Kal surrenders himself.
It was established in 1987 by Jack Weiss, Mark Zod and John Kamal in 1987.
Flying down to Earth, General Zod and his companions unleash terror as they try to take over the world and seem unstoppable as Superman surrenders his powers in order to lead a normal life with Lois Lane (Cert PG, 1980) ***
GPM expects the process to significantly increase gold recovery from sulphide-bearing ore produced at the Zod mine.
In non-family casting, Amy Adamstakes on the role of Lois Lane, whileMichael Shannon plays baddie General Zod.
It might have been funny from almost anyone else, but Perkins can kill a joke just by looking at it, like General Zod in Superman II.
The ZOD can be mass-produced using advanced embossing technology.
Now, with a formal cluck, Zod summoned his prime minister, Yod, who alit by the throne.
The report explains that Reading Renaissance is the reading component of School Renaissance as it motivates students to read, increases the amount of time students spend practicing reading, helps teachers effectively guide student reading practice, and also helps teachers place students in what is called their zone of proximal development or ZOD.
Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Oscar([R]) nominee Michael Shannon ("Revolutionary Road"), and Faora, Zod's evil partner, played by Antje Traue.
Player most resembling General Zod from "Man of Steel"?