Monday, January 31, 2011

Why People Reject Things That Give Them Safety, Man Accused In Plot On Michigan Mosque, MLB 11: The Show To Include One-Button Mode For The Disabled, Fainting Pilot, Remi Guillard's Kangaroo, Safe Driving Fail

Hello everyone, first day of the week and I hope everyone's schooling and jobs are treating them well. As for me I just started playing BioShock 2 and may be working on a new venue, fingers crossed. Now for your news.

Why People Reject Things That Give Them Safety

Journal of Consumer Research published a study that says we blame our emotions and the "betrayal effect" for our hampered ability to think rationally. This so called "betrayal effect" is when something perversely causes harm.  To test this effect researchers asked volunteers to pick  between two vehicles. One vehicle was equipped with an airbag that would be less likely to save a life and the other had an airbag that was more likely to save a life, but had a small chance of causing death due to the force of deployment. Most of the study partakers stayed away from the airbag with the lower
chance of harming them, although they had a larger chance of being harmed in an accident. The study's co-author, Johnathan Koehler, a law professor at Northwestern University School of Law said this about why people feel so betrayed when safety products turn out to be less than perfect: "Probably for the same reason that we get so frustrated when we study hard for a test and don’t do well, or purchase a pencil sharpener that doesn’t work well even though it got great reviews on Amazon. We confuse doing things that increase the probability of a good result with doing things that guarantee a good result. The idea (that a product has betrayed us) is so repugnant that we avoid such safety products even though it might harm our overall safety." The study authors found that to make
safer choices for yourself you must remove the emotion of betrayal by pretending to make the decision for another person and they say "people tend to be less emotional about making choices that don't involve themselves or people they care for."Physicians are human, they get emotional when making decisions about family members and draw upon a variety of personal factors that, on average, interfere with analytical decision making." I think that airbag developers should found a medium ground and make a safe bag that will also not have a risk of harming you. Although, any car
crash will hurt no matter what. People might just need more reassuring about the risks and possibilities.

Man Accused In Plot On Michigan Mosque

It seems the United States really needs to beef up their security and try to track down people with weapons and explosives. A Californian man was caught with explosives in his vehicle outside of a large mosque in Detroit where many gathered for a funeral that was occurring. Authorities say the man was going to attempt to blow it up. Chief Ronald Haddad of the Dearborn police believes that Roger Stockham was acting alone in the plot against the mosque but they still took him "very seriously." He was arraigned Wednesday on one count of making a false report or threat of terrorism and another count of possessing explosives with an unlawful intent. Stockham had a large quantity of class-C fireworks including M-80s, which are outlawed in the state. The police chief had this to say: ""I was comfortable with the fact that we had taken him off the street -- he isn't going anywhere. I think the society he wanted to impact is safe." Stockham was arrested on January 24th, in the evening, in the Islamic Center of America parking lot because of a 911 call from a resident. Although he would explain what he meant the chief of police says Stockham has "a long history of anti-government activities." He also called the mosque leader, Imam Hassan al-Qazwini, early last week to let him
know of the arrest and then met with the mosque board members later on. Many members were concerns about copycat crimes if the arrest was publicized and Chief Haddad said: "We never want to put something out there that gives someone the 'how-to." Qazwini informed worshippers of the mosque about the incident during his sermon this past Friday. A news release was issued on Saturday from the Council on American-Islamic Relations and Sunday the police followed. Stockham remained jailed on a $500 000 bond and a preliminary examination has been scheduled for this Friday. The police were not sure if he had an attorney and public records did not turn up a listed number for him, but Haddad said he lives in Imperial Beach, near San Diego. A resident at the place where Stockham live said he moved out three or four weeks ago and said something about being in trouble. The resident called Stockham a "pretty mellow guy" who spent most of his time at the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post bar.

MLB 11: The Show To Include One-Button Mode For The Disabled

I don't play MLBMLB 10: The Show. The company went even further this year and have created a whole new mode of game play for the disabled that only uses one button. This mode is being titled the Association for Disabled Virtual Athletes, which is the new organization Smith has created. Smith plays as the Cardinals in the game plays it like it is. He only pitches on real game days, never simulates games, and never cheats. Last season his virtual self was injured and instead of skipping ahead four games while he was out, he simmed them and watched. That takes admiration and passion. Smith said, "My body doesn't know the difference between reality and virtual reality," Smith said, "I'm never going to throw a baseball. I'm never going to run around the bases. So all of the adrenaline you feel by stepping out on the field and coming up to bat with two outs in the ninth inning, that's what I feel when I play the video game. So in a sense, this game is my reality." Smith
was able to hang out with the Saint Louis players because of his involvement with The Shoe and dedication to the Cardinals and he said this to the fact: "I actually went to a Cardinals game last August and they let me in the dugout to talk to the players. One of the guys I was talking to was Ryan Franklin, the Cardinals closer, and I was telling him about my season, and when I told him my stats he said, 'C'mon, Smith, you need to step it up! You're representing the Cardinals now.' I felt great. It was like I was one of the guys taking their crap. Being part of the team was a great experience for me. I loved every minute. Hopefully this season, I can get a few more wins."

Today was shorter so, here are a few videos for you. I've had more of a social life than I usually have these last few days, although there is nothing wrong with that.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Men More Likely To Forgive Girlfriend If Cheated On With Female, Make It Yourself: Bacon, Egg, And Cheese Cups, Two Suns For Earth By 2012?, Thor Script Leaked, Paramount Nukes It, Zuckerburg Meets Zuckerburg, Hail Breaks Car, Dice Cheating Technique, Mortal Kombat X-Ray Fighting

Hello everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. I know I did, I am going to try to better this site and make it more enhanced. Also I posted an interview with Fallen Legion from Oshawa, which can be found here.

Men More Likely To Forgive A Cheating Partner For Lesbian Fling

Apparently research has found that men are more than twice as likely to stay with their girlfriends if they cheat on them with another woman than with another man. The University of Texas showed the pattern as the opposite. A study that was published in Personality and Individual Differences brought a new psychological insight behind men's desire for variety of partners and women's desire for a committed partner. The study's author and doctoral candidate in evolutionary psychology, Jamie Confer, had this to say: "A robust jealousy mechanism is activated in men and women by different types of cues those that threaten paternity in men and those that threaten abandonment in women." With her father, Mark Cloud, who professes psychology at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania, she conducted a study on seven-hundred college students. They were told to imagine themselves in a committed relationship, both romantic and sexual aspects, for three months so far. Then they were asked how they would feel if the partner cheated on them. To mix it up a bit some surveyed students were told their partners were unfaithful with men, and others with women. Some were even told their partners only cheated with one person, and others with multiples. Some were even further told how many times it'd happened. It is funny to note that it didn't matter how many times the imaginative partner cheated or who with, men shows a fifty per cent likelihood of staying with their partner who had an affair with the same gender and a twenty-two per cent likelihood of staying with their partner
after a different gender affair. As for women, twenty-eight continued dating their partner after a heterosexual affair and twenty-one per cent continued to date their partner after a homosexual affair. As I was reading into this study, I became more aware about why this is happening among men.
Men like being the "bigger man" and when their partner cheats on them with another male, it makes them feel threatened and they feel like there is male competition. Confer said that, like the facts above in this article, men find that if their partner has a same sex affair, it is an opportunity to mate with more than one woman at the same time. Thus, keeping the man's desire for more partners satisfied. I think that a man should not want more than one partner, but I believe it is in our manly nature to try to find as much affection as we can get to feel better about ourselves. Confer also added: "These findings are even more remarkable given that homosexuality attitude surveys show men have more negative attitudes toward homosexuality and to be less supportive of civil rights for same-sex couples than women. However, this general trend of men showing lower tolerance for homosexuality than women is reversed in the one fitness-enhancing situation female homosexuality." She also went
on to say about woman objecting to affairs of especially a boyfriend's homosexual affair: "Such an affair may be seen as a sign of dissatisfaction with the current relationship and a prelude to possible abandonment. Results mirrored those of the imagined infidelity scenarios with men significantly more likely than women to have ended their actual relationships following a partner's heterosexual affair" I just found the topic an interesting one, this is in no way any disapproval of homosexuality or any other disapproval topics.

Make It Yourself: Bacon, Egg, And Cheese Cups

For the crust:
2 ½ cups flour
2 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 TBSP sugar
½ cup butter, melted
½ cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
For the filling:
6 eggs
3 oz. cream cheese
1 cup milk
1 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
To taste:
hot sauce, garlic powder, onion powder


Make the crust In a large bowl, whisk or sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in milk and egg until dough comes together. Knead a few times by hand and set aside.
Make the filling Whisk eggs in a large bowl. Stir in cream cheese and milk until smooth. Add other ingredients and stir to combine.
Assemble the cups Using about 2 T. of biscuit dough at a time, press into the bottom and about three quarters of the way up the sides, of lightly greased muffin tins. Pre-bake at 400 degrees for 3 minutes.
Pour ¼ cup egg mixture into each pre-baked biscuit cup and bake for 12-15 minutes longer, until eggs are completely set and biscuit cups are slightly browned.

Two Suns May Be Seen From Earth By 2012

The Earth could possibly get a second sun by the year 2012, at least for a temporary amount of time. A Senior Lecturer of Physics at the University of Southern Queensland, Brad Carter spoke to about this topic. The star Betelgeuse is one of the sky's brightest stars at night and

also cause a neutron star or even result in a black hole forming 1300 light years from Earth. If Betelgeuse does super-nova, the Earth will be showered with harmless particles, according to Carter: "They will flood through the Earth and bizarrely enough, even though the supernova we see visually will light up the night sky, 99 per cent of the energy in the supernova is released in these particles that will come through our bodies and through the Earth with absolutely no harm whatsoever." It was first stated that a neutrino shower could be beneficial to the Earth, because there is all different elements that we could get from the shower, but implies that the supernova itself will be beneficial: "Far from being a sign of the apocalypse, according to Dr Carter the supernova will provide Earth with elements
necessary for survival and continuity."

Thor Script Leaked, Paramount Nukes It

On the 27th, a Comic Book Movie poster posted a full script that was claimed to be the screenplay for Thor. It had confirmed almost everything shown and rumored about the film and was said
to be extremely legit. Paramount went crazy on the site over the leaked script and Cinemablend has the whole story: "Comic Book Movie informs us that they were hit by take down notices from Paramount’s lawyers moments after the Thor script was posted on their message board by an anonymous user. They complied, it is Paramount’s script after all, and they’re well within their rights. You can see their point, I might have done the same in their shoes. Except the script’s out there now, there’s no putting the genie back in that bottle, and in the process of trying to  put him back in they’ve pissed a lot of fans off. That’s really all they’ve accomplished… for now. Then they took it a step further. CBM claims that in addition to forcing them to remove the script Paramount then pressured them to also remove comments left by people about the script. Additionally, the site says they received correspondence from a Marvel rep trying to get CBM owner and reporter Jim Littler to reveal the script’s source."

That's it for tonight, tried to keep it simple. If you noticed at the top I have added pages for information about me and the blog and a contact us page. More will be made available on those
pages as I find out what I am going to try to enhance this blog to make it a funner experience for everyone! Here are four videos to end your weekend.

Fallen Legion Interview By Wheeling Rampage Productions

Who and where?

We are Fallen Legion from Oshawa, Ontario. We consist of Nick Sauter (Lead/rhythm Guitar), Dylan Waybrant (Percussion), Nick Eldridge (Lead Vocals), and Karsen Miller (Bass Guitar).

You have recently came back to Oshawa's metal scene from a hiatus. Could you give the readers a brief history of the band?

Two of the original band members (Sam, the other guitarist and Jon, the original bassist) left the band for different reasons. This left Nick Sauter, the guitarist, Dylan Waybrant, the drummer and Nick Eldridge, the singer to decide the fate of the band. After almost a year of writing new music, re-writing old music, and getting back into doing live shows, we were lucky to catch the attention of bassist Karsen Miller, who was an original FL fan. In less than a year, Karsen learned all of our originals, and is now contributing to the writing process. we've played more than ten shows since, and we now feel stronger than ever.

What kind of style of guitar is played and who is it inspired by?

Nick Sauter, the guitarist, writes many catchy riffs and rhythms that can be considered quite technical, but tries to create an appropriate flow of musical progression. He has many musical influences from all over the Metal/Rock map, including Dimebag Darrel, Dave Murray, Zakk Wylde, Dave Suzuki, Marty Friedman, Paul Gilbert, and Jimi Hendrix.

What are your lyrics about?

Our lyrics describe self empowerment, and the dismissal of those who oppose us. They call attention to the natural fears we have as humans, and the desires we share as sinned individuals. Our lyrics are unnatural and employ a sense of shameful bliss to the listener.

As you become successful, for the second time, what do you see in 2011 for the band?

This time around, we are seeing a lot more collaboration within the local metal community. This creates opportunities for bigger shows, bigger fan bases, and generally more means to party with bands and fans. We love that good local metal shows are not a dying breed. We're excited to produce more merchandise and get back into the studio so that we have more to offer our valued friends and fans. 2011 is sure to be an exciting year for us in Fallen Legion.

Any final thoughts and comments?

Go support your local artists of any genre. It is becoming increasingly difficult for bands to make money playing shows, and it makes merchandise and recordings harder to attain. However, there are more ways than ever to find out what's happening in your community. Social networking is a huge benefit for reaching fans. Search Fallen Legion and "Like" us on Facebook, Subscribe to us on Youtube, and Follow us on Twitter!! We're working hard to ensure our friends, fans, and soon-to-be friends and fans hear the best of Oshawa's growing metal community. CHEERS AND KEEP IT METAL!! \m/

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pastor Supports Bill To Carry Guns In Churches, Cage Fighter Knocks Out Car Thief, KFC's Secret Herbs And Spices, What You Didn't Know About Nintendo, Black Ops Lobby Prank, Smell Prank, Endhiran Movie Clip

Hello everyone it is Saturday, which means you are probably all out partying. I know I am going to be enjoying some social interaction tonight. So, I will not be mad if this doesn't get many views over night. I bet my weekend blogs will be more of a next morning hangover read!

Pastor Supports Bill For People To Carry Guns In Churches

A pastor from Barnesville, Georgia, by the name of James Brown, sent out a video last night talking about his thoughts and giving his support for the Bill H.B. 54. This bill is to allow individuals to carry fire arms in places of worship. Pastor Brown, says that "thugs" are coming into churches and shooting up the place and killing people. He thinks that people should be able to arm guns in churches to enable self defense against these attacks. A representative from Texas, Louie Gohmert, told reports that the Arizona shooting was an inspiration to form a legislation to "permit members to carry guns on the floor of the House floor." There is a debate among politicians that carrying guns on the House floor is far more dangerous than not. Of course not carrying guns is less dangerous and carrying guns on the House floor doesn't seem like a very civil and safe environment for people. It is being said "If someone was carrying during the Tuscon shooting, this wouldn’t have happened." I think that if someone else was carrying a gun, their would have been a shoot out. I think the only people who should be allowed to carry guns are police and government ran security. Letting people
wield fire arms, especially in churches, is not a very civil idea.

Cagefighter Knocks Out Car Thief

In Aurora, Oregon, Ashley Griesenauer saw someone stealing her jeep outside of her house. Her dad and boyfriend took action. When the thief, Gregory Scott Classen, had noticed he'd been caught in
the act, he fled. The only problem with this particular vehicular thievery was he picked the wrong Jeep to steal. It turns out that Ashley's boyfriend was a cage fighter, twenty-five year-old Tyler Fryman. Although he stood only 5'8 and weighed a small 150 pounds, he was a very well
profound boxer. He was able to catch up to Classen and they began to fight. The thief outweigh the cage fight by a large sixty pounds but Tyler was too skilled and knocked him out withing five to seconds. Tyler Fryman told KATU-TV "I was chasing him. I grabbed... and threw him back on the
 ground and got on his backside." He then put Classen in a "suplex" choke hold and that was it. If you're going to steal a girl's vehicle, you should do a background check on their boyfriend and make sure he can't kick your ass.

Possible List of KFC's Secret Herbs And Spices

A list is being thrown around the web by many different news sites and I though I may as well let my viewers in on the Colonel's secrets. I am not sure if this list is legit or not but the following is the list of secret herbs and spices:

- 1 teaspoon ground oregano
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground sage
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon onion salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons Accent (an MSG-based seasoning)

What You Didn't Know About Nintendo

Nintendo is most popular for their characters Donkey Kong, Mario, and Zelda as well as their successful gaming systems but there is many things most people don't know about Nintendo
and this info graph explains these facts. As it is a long picture here is a list of the facts:

Nintendo was founded in 1889 as a playing card company. They made their first video game in 1978.
Nintendo means 'leave luck to heaven,' in Japanese.
Nintendo lucked out in hiring Shigeru Miyamoto, a 24-year-old as their first staff artist in 1977. He would eventually become the creator of Donkey Kong, Mario, Zelda, and the Wii.
As a child, Miamoto idolized Walt Disney. By 1990, Mario, his creation, had become more recognizable than Mickey.
Nintendo's Top 3 Franchises: #1 Mario at 240m, #2 Pokemon at 200m, #3 Zelda at 94m
Those three combined sold 534 million games.
A stack of 534 million NES cartridges would be 6 230 miles tall.
The Wii just surpassed the NES as the best-selling Nintendo System of all time.
The Virtual Boy was Nintendo's failed experiment with 3D gaming with only 0.80m sold.
The DS just passed the Gameboy to become the best-selling handheld system ever.
In 2008, Nintendo made $1.28 million dollars for every employee. Thanksgiving week in 2009, Nintendo sold 25 systems every second.
A few porn games were released without Nintendo's permission including: Bubble Bath Babes, Hot Slots, and Peek-a-boo Poker. (These rare games are now worth up to $1000 a piece)
Nintendo is a larger company than Sony, Lowe's, Yahoo!, Panasonic, and Nike.
To make games last longer, many NES games were insanely hard to beat. Today gamers call especially difficult games 'Nintendo Hard' in honor of that era.

Thank you for reading today's blog, I think it is more on the entertaining side. Here is three funny videos to keep you laughing for the night. One of a Black Ops multi player lobby prank, a French prank show, and an awesome clip of a movie I want to see.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Obama Want US To Better Compete With World, Woman Arrested For Trying To Better Her Children's Education And Blacks Segregated At Highschool, Suicide Bomber Recieves Text Early, Spicy White Castle Dip Recipe, Drug Smugglers Try To Catapult Weed Over Border, Woman Hits Cop With Dildo In Self Defense, Vader Drawn In Typography, Crow Befriends Kitten, Original Kinect Fail

It is Friday everyone! That means the weekend, which also means party. I hope everyone enjoys their weekend. I will still post blogs on weekends, this blog is just late because I was lazy all day. Enjoy your news!

Obama Urges US To Better Compete With The World

United States President Barack Obama made a State of the Union speech was a pitch to the country that they should try to be better than the rest of the world. His speech was mainly addressed to those independent voters, to get them inspired to reelect him in 2012. Obama talks about new tax breaks for small businesses, he singled out the entrepreneurs in the audience and praised them about how their innovation has given people the employment they have needed, he demanded tax reforms, and he read a list of things he wanted to do which were aimed at creating jobs. Through his entire speech,
in any topic he brought up, he said that America is falling behind. He even said, “Nations like China and India realized that with some changes of their own, they could compete in this  new world. And so they started educating their children earlier and longer, with greater emphasis on math and
science. They're investing in research and new technologies. Just recently, China became home to the world's largest private solar research facility, and the world's fastest computer.” He then went over the same things about education but this time he didn't mention India or China. I think he is just jealous that the United States isn't known for much, other then going to war for dumb reasons. I don't
know why but I just thought the fact that Obama wants the American people to better themselves to other countries standards. Why not work with other countries and bring more opinion and knowledge to the table? He also said he believes in “ the nation of Edison and the Wright brothers;  of Google and Facebook. In America, innovation doesn't just change our lives. It's how we make a living.”

Good Education For All Hard To Come By In The United States

In the United States, while Obama is trying to better the country, a mother is going to jail for lying about her place of residence because she wanted her daughters to go to a higher ranked, better school in the Copley Fairlawn district beside Akron. Kelley Williams-Bolar was convicted for her lies and said, "It's overwhelming. I'm exhausted. I did this for them, so there it is. I did this for them." She decided four years ago to send her daughters to the better school in Copley-Fairlawn but because it wasn't in here district, her children were unable to attend, even though her father lived in the district's boundaries. The school district accused Kelley of lying about her address, falsifying records, and even having her own father file false court papers to get around the education system. She said she did it for her children's safety and that she lived with her dad part-time. Since there is crime in the Akron
district she said she felt it was her duty to do something else Her children are no longer attending the school in the Copley-Fairlawn district and school officials said "she was cheating because he daughters received a quality education without paying taxes to fund it" and that "those dollars need to stay home with our students."

Another case of stupidity in the education system is Principal Bill Jimenez, of McCaskey East High School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He created a scheme, and is defending it nonetheless, to separates black students from the rest and even goes further to break down the separated black students by separating them again in gender groups. Although this separation is only for six minutes each day and twenty minutes twice a month, this shouldn't be happening at all and it is drawing criticism for racial segregation. Mister Jimenez said "the school noticed that black students were not performing as well as other students, and that research had shown that same-race classes with strong same-race role models led to better academic results." He even admitted that no other students were divided by race but that academic results show that the school takes a different approach with their black students. The idea of the segregation came from Angela Tilghman, a school instruction coach and said that only a third of McCaskey's African-Americans scored "proficient or advanced" in reading on last year's Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests. This is also compared with the sixty per cent of white students and forty-two per cent overall. Also, in the course of mathematics only twenty-seven per cent of the black students scored "proficient or advanced". Angela said that research shows that grouping the black students by could boost both academic success and self-esteem when led by a strong role model. Even though some students, staff and parents were against the segregation Bill Jimenez thought it was worth trying. Michael Mitchell, a teacher, hopes to inspire his black male students during their daily meetings and quoted Martin Luther King often: 'Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.' The teacher used the quote most recently when he found that some of his students were failing gym. He also said to the news, "They're all young. They're all strong. They're all athletic. But they're failing because they chose not

I am on the fence on this subject. I know you may think badly of me, but if the marks of students are increasing with this method is it entirely a bad thing to segregate them? In all honesty, I think that the segregation idea is dumb, if the school is having bad academic scores, try singling out the less intelligent as a whole, instead of race. It just isn't fair for the third of the black students who are achieving academic standards to be placed with the lower achieving ones.

Suicide Bomber Receives Text Message That Prematurely Blows Them Up

If there is one thing this day in age suicide bombers should know as a rule is to not give out their phone numbers on their wired-for-explosion cell phone. In Moscow on New Year's Eve a suicide bomber who intended to kill hundreds had her plans changed and life ended prematurely as she had gotten a text message earlier than expected. Russian security experts believe that the female bomber received a text message wishing her a happy new year and that potentially set off the bombs. Leader-Post reported the following: "Islamist terrorists in Russia often use mobile phones as detonators. The bomber’s handler, who is usually watching their charge, sends the bomber a text message in order to set off his or her explosive belt at the moment when it is thought they can inflict maximum casualties. The dead woman has not been identified, but her husband is apparently serving time in jail for being a member of a radical Islamist terror group." I am relieved that no one other than the bomber were injured or killed. My advice to suicide bombers is, keep your personal phone separate from your phone of terror.

Make It Yourself: Spicy White Caste Dip

Although there is no actual White Castle in Kansas City anymore, many supermarkets in the area sell boxes of their burgers which can be heated up in the microwave and then blended to make the "Spicy White Castle Dip". I am going to share with you the recipe for this interesting dip. Enjoy! For more recipes including White Castle burgers click here.


10 White Castle hamburgers
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
3 packets of White Castle Dusseldorf mustard
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
9 ounces chunked hot pepper jack cheese
2/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons parsley flakes

Directions: Mix cream cheese and mustard together and spread on bottom of large, shallow serving dish; spread onions evenly on top. Put burgers in food processor until blended and spread over onions. Cut cheese into chunks, add milk and melt in microwave for one or two minutes. Stir until creamy. Pour cheese mixture over burgers. Sprinkle parsley flakes on top. Heat for 3-4 minutes in microwave or in conventional oven for 20 minutes. Serve with a large bag of tortilla chips.

Drug Smugglers Catapult Weed Over Border In Thoughts Of Not Getting Caught

It seems that the drug business is getting more advanced and is trying to find ways to smuggle weed across the United States/Mexico border without getting caught. The troops from the National Guard found a catapult in which the drug cartel is using to launch marijuana over the bordering fence. Video surveillance revealed people on the Mexican side of the border loading up a catapult that was eighty miles south of Tuscon, late Friday night. Border Patrol agents and the National Guard then contacted the authorities in Mexico who disrupted the launch. The smugglers avoided arrest but forty-five pounds of weed was found near the launch site. Here is a video:

Woman Hits Cop With Dildo In Self Defense

In Illinois, a woman is being accused of assaulting a police officer. With what weapon of choice? A dildo. She is saying she only picked it up to defend herself. Fifty-seven year-old Carolee Bildsten says she was arrested in November for allegedly hitting a cop with what is being quoted as "a clear, rigid feminine pleasure device". She had an interview with and told them, "I got a little bit
afraid. I got scared. And the only thing in my sock drawer  besides my socks and my cash was a dildo." Carolee Bildsten says the Gurnee Police Department and the press had the story
all wrong and gave her side of the story. She was having a meal and wine at Joe's Crab Shack on November 9th, but unlike the police reports indication she says she did not dine and dash. She "wanted to travel light" so she left her purse at home and didn't realize she had forgotten her credit card until after the meal. She said, "I sheepishly told the bartender that I  didn't have any money with me but that I lived nearby, so  I was going to run home and get money." She couldn't find a taxi so she began walking home and due to a broken food and her "intoxication" she tripped and fell. That is where police found her near the Six Flags amusement park. The officer told Carolee that she either had to pay the bill or face arrest and then he offered her a ride to her home to get the money for the restaurant. She says she got nervous when she got home due to reading an article about a local police officer who was convicted of sexual assault. She was counting her cash to make sure she took enough and then the officer walked into her bedroom and startled her. She grabbed her dildo in a "defensive move" but she insists that she did not assault the officer. I find it funny that because of a convicted
police officer of sexual assault, she go startled and used a dildo in self defense.

That is it for today, sorry again it took me so long to post tonight's blog. I kind of got lazy and held off writing it all day. I leave you with Darth Vader drawn by quotes of his, a cute pairing of a crow and kitten, and the Kinect video I was originally going to show you yesterday but couldn't find.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

10 Technology Warnings You Missed, Craigslist Car Buyer Victimized, One Facebook Setting You Will Want To Change, Dennis Kucinich Sues Over Sandwich

Hello everyone, I hope  you enjoyed that extra interview last night with Esoteric Doctrine from Orillia, Ontario. I may do more interviews soon, might even just do more than local bands, we'll see. I'd also just like to say thanks for your support with the reading. It helps motivate me continue blogging, as usually I get bored of this real quick, so continue to support me! Now for your
daily news.

Ten Funny And Real Technology Warnings You May Have Missed,3253,l%253D259711%2526a%253D259715%2526po%253D0,00.asp?p=n

Nintendo is coming out with a new next generation hand held system called the Nintendo 3DS. This sounds fun and entertaining especially for children, except for one technology problem. This device could possibly physically harm children's eyes. Nintendo has published a warning already before the
product launch that states children under the age of six should not use the 3DS in 3D mode for the fear and or reality of vision damage. My question is, what is the point of a 3D hand held system if it is being advised to use it in 2D mode or for short periods of time?

The Nintendo was the first gaming company to bring out motion censored controlled to the market with the Nintendo Wii. They also showed you warnings everything you play to remind you how to hold the controller while you play. Many people forget the little strap that goes around your wrist and it ends up in smacked face, broken objects, and no television to play on. Here's a video of examples of forgetting the above warning.

To follow our Nintendo trend going here, the Virtual Boy is another victim of bad gaming ideas. When I first saw this picture I thought it was a printer but I understand it now. Not only is difficult to set up but the system came with the warning, "This product MUST NOT be used by children under the age of seven (7) years." Seems like Nintendo has a trend of missing out on their now most popular age group of players.

Microsoft is another company who has funny motion sensor warnings. The Kinect for X-Box 360 is a new generation of gaming that makes you the controller. No wand controllers, no wrist straps, just you. This takes gaming to a whole new level. As well as the warning which are funny, the Kinect
has had its moments of bad publicity. One of which is the fact that people were complaining that because of their skin colour they were not being recognized by the motion sensor. Microsoft has ensured us that it is just the lighting. Two warnings in the user manual for the Kinect are "Be
aware of light fixtures, fans, and other objects overhead..." and "People and objects can move into the area during game play, so always be alert to your surroundings."

Laptops all have warnings on them, but one you won't see one for the funny syndrome you get from having it on your lap. A Swiss study shows that placing a laptop on bare skin for too long can cause "Toasted Skin Syndrome", which means skin affected may appear darkened or discolored. This  syndrome is harmless in most occurrences, but in rare cases causes cancer. I guess it isn't much of a laptop if you don't want cancer!

This one is self explanatory, but I guess because people took the visual aspect of the iPod Shuffle to that of a stick of gum Apple reacted. Bad jokes about eating the Shuffle started stirring around so Apple made sure to warn everyone not to eat it.

Apparently PlayStation controllers that are not official may ignite or explode during game play so Sony released a warning telling PlayStation users to only buy official controllers. This is a quote from Sony on the situation: "Counterfeit PlayStation®3 Wireless Controllers, which are practically identical in appearance to genuine PlayStation®3 Wireless Controllers, have been discovered in the market.  SCEA advises consumers to be cautious when buying PlayStation®3 Wireless Controllers from uncertain sources as the quality, reliability and safety of counterfeit products is uncertain, and in some cases, may be dangerous. It is possible that some counterfeit product may ignite or explode, resulting in injury or damage to the user, your PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, or other property. Moreover, SCEA does not support continued functionality of counterfeit or unlicensed controllers in system software updates and these devices may cease to function in the future because of system software updates." I don't know about you, but I call shenanigans and that Sony just wanted more people to buy their controllers.

Sony has a very hilarious picture of how to use the wand for their motion censored system Move. Sony was apparently only trying to tell you that you need space to move while playing, but as the picture seems, it must have turned into an Internet meme. Its entertaining and funny to note the asterisk beside the only ineffective playing movement. As noted at the bottom, "The PlayStation Move controller is not made of materials that can kill a Dracula. Please use the wooden stake or silver dagger accessory sleeves for the PlayStation Move controller when confronted by a Dracula during game play. Children under 18 may not use the wooden stake or silver dagger accessory sleeves for the  PlayStation Move controller. Ask an adult for assistance."

The "Gamer's thumb" can now be the "BlackBerry thumb" as now texting and tweeting now cause thumb pain due to excessive typing on small buttons. PCMag is saying that if you play games on your BlackBerry, you could have "GamingBerry Thumb". Good one guys... *crickets*

Last but not least is the Star Wars Force FX Lightsaber. It looks and sounds like a real lightsaberCoruscant.

Craigslist car buyer victimized

In New York, a Brooklyn man is being accused of selling a car to someone on Craigslist on Staten Island and then going back and stealing the car he had sold a few days before. On November 16th of last year, a twenty-two year old named Jose Perez put an ad on the site selling a 2004 Nissan Maxima. Although it was a salvaged vehicle and the man used the title to another vehicle to create the forged title for the salvaged Nissan. He also went under a different alias on the title and bill of sale, as "Jose Alfonzo". Jose wanted $7 500 for the Nissan but the buyer haggled him down to $6 000. The two meet up at a mechanic's to do the sale transaction and only an hour later, the buyer called Perez and demanded his money back and said he had been sold "a lemon". Perez refused on November 19th he stole the vehicle outside the buyer's home, while the buyer was watching him from a window. Police found the Nissan in Brooklyn being driven by someone else and on Sunday, they arrest Perez who also goes by "Tito" or "Justin". He has been charged with the following: second-degree forgery, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, third-degree unauthorized use of a vehicle and false
advertising. Sometimes when buying things online you should always make sure it is not "a lemon."

One Facebook Setting You May Want To Change

Yesterday, Facebook finally found a way to keep that jerk at the public computer from hacking into your account. You may have to wait for this to option to be enable but it will help with privacy. It is a future that will start being processed today but may not be finished for a few weeks. Switching to HTTPS is important for privacy because Firesheep, a browser extension, as made it easy for anyone  sharing an open wireless network to grab you information and access your account with ease. It is said that one blogger who sat in a Starbucks in New York successfully stole twenty plus identities in a half an hour. This is a lot if many hackers continue to do so. This new secure browsing solves the problem by encrypting the cookies you create by logging in and other pages. It is also being made known that the inventor of the extension Firesheep actually made the software to make social  networking sites finally become aware of how easily it is to hack them. I guess it worked! To enable  the HTTPS on Facebook you must go to Account Settings and select "Account Security". It is said  that everyone should be able to enable the HTTPS Secured Browsing by the end of the day, but you  may be missing the option to as they are still tweaking.

Dennis Kucinich sues over sandwich,0,5062455.story

Dennis Kucinich, who is the former mayor of Cleveland and two time presidential candidate and represents Ohio's 10th district in House serving his eighth term is suing the House cafeteria operators for what he claims as negligence. Three years ago he had an incident with a sandwich that he says left him with significant dental injuries. Kucinich is trying to get $150 000 in damages from the companies running the cafeteria which was based out of the Longworth House Office Building, as well as the providers of House cafeteria. The District of Columbia Superior Court has the case filed on January 3rd and the hearing is scheduled for April 8th. The incident was in April 2008, when Kucinich purchased a sandwich wrap which he said was, "represented to contain pitted olives." After eating it, Kucinich found the olives were in fact not pitted which he says caused "serious and permanent dental and oral injuries" as well as it required "multiple surgical and dental procedures." The lawsuit also claims that Kucinich "sustained other damages" which include "significant pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment." I do not understand how a sandwich wrap can make you lose enjoyment, but I guess when you sue people for stupid reason, you have to make sure its a case worth seeing in court...  The
spokesperson for Restaurant Associates, Gina Zimmer, had confirmed the lawsuit and said, "[We] are reviewing the matter. Beyond that we don't comment on pending litigation. I guess as I can keep showing you, people sue everyone for anything. Maybe people can start making careers out of it. If you win your case, you could win a good pay cheque!

That's it for tonight, tomorrow may be a bit on the political side. That's why tonight is more of an entertaining blog. I leave you with a Kinect fail!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Esoteric Doctrine Interview By Wheeling Rampage Productions

For new listener's sake. What's your band name, who are your members and where are you from?

We are Esoteric Doctrine. A three piece metal band from Orillia, Ontario, Canada. Compiling the thunderous beats of percussionist Alex Reid, the quaking rumbles of bassist Shawn "Cheddarr" Aerends, and the lightning speed guitar and demonic vocals of Max Kane.

How did the band form?

Esoteric Doctrine originally began with Max Kane and Aaron Mangoff. Once the two had enough original material, Aaron brought in drummer Alex Reid and Max brought in original bassist Kyle Cotter. After recording our 2009 debut EP "Celestial Surroundings of Aerial Endings" Kyle became overwhelmed with personal responsibility he left. Alex Reid then introduced Shawn Aerends as a bass player and the band officially reformed as Esoteric Doctrine. At the end of 2010 Aaron felt as if he was holding the band back and also departed with the group.

I know you have had a loss of a band member, but I would have called you a hybrid metal band. You seem to have a mix of metal in your sound. Who are your inspirations and what genre do you think you sound like?

Our influences aren't just only bands. But also political and world events. We enjoy many bands and genres of metal, but we refuse to be classified under a single genre. If you've listen to all of our available material you will hear death metal, black metal, power metal, melodic metal, hardcore, alternative prog metal. Esoteric Doctrine is totally metal.

Some of your lyrics and songs seem to have a politcal view, can you tell me what songs like Police State mean to you?

All of our lyrics are based on politics, political views, governments, sovereigns, dictatorships, communism, and especially war and death. The song Police State particularly was inspired by the G20 meeting that took place in Toronto. The term Police State is power that is given to a Police or private company force that is temporarily legal for a police for to cary out acts under marshal law that would usually be illegal. One verse in Police State is "A government that now can decide when your rights are in affect."

What is your favourite venue and what city has the sickest crowd?

Esoteric Doctrine has had the privilege of playing many venues. Some very nice, some not so much. Some of the nicest venues we have played are The Mansion, Barrie Ont. Foxx Lounge, Barrie Ont. The Rockpile, Toronto Ont and Algonquin University in Ottawa Ont. A nice venue doesn't always mean a great crowd. Some of the best crowds we have had were in Barrie, Hamilton, Cobourg, Ajax, Peterborough, and from what I understand our upcoming performance on March 12 2011 at the Green Bottle Oshawa is highly anticipated.

Do you have anything you'd like to say?

We want to thank everyone that has joined our facebook, subscribed on youtube, bought merchandise, and those who have came back for a second and third time to see us play live. Be sure to visit and

Washington Has Highest Bestiality, Local Entrepeneur Markets Marijuana Soda, Lars Ulrich Explains California Stop, Zakk Wylde Teams Up With Shatner, JFK Was Illiterate, Star Wars Blue Prints

Hello everyone, it is half way through the week. Meaning half way to Friday, and everyone loves weekends. Unless, of course you have to work them. As for me I haven't worked in a while due to snow and horrible shoveling jobs. Well, here is today's news and I'll start it off with the most
hilariously ridiculous news I have found.

Washington is worst for bestiality

An information map of "The United States of Shame", from Pleated Jeans, shows what each state is worse for. I could go into detail about each but I will just name of the funniest ones and get to
my point of this article coverage. Alaska as the highest suicide rate, it doesn't surprise me with who they have living up there. Sarah Palin is the most horrible governor, politician, whatever status she is, I have ever seen. She is completely stupid and some of her quotes and actions are horrendous. Wisconsin has the worst binge drinking problem and from what I've heard from relatives, they do have a lot of beer factories there. Hawaii has the worst cost of living, which makes sense when you live near volcanoes. The state that I want to talk about is Washington. How Washington was figured out to be the worst state for bestiality came from stats off of They have four  incidents of bestiality in Washington, behind them is Georgia and Florida with three each. Although they do have an interactive map that shows a fifth incident. Lets get down to the dirty details and explain each incident shall we? Kenneth Pinyan in 2005 made the most famous incident that was  dubbed the "Enumclaw Horse Sex Case", sound delicious if your constipated. Several articles and even a film was made. I am assuming and not going to check for you, that this is the infamous One Man, One Horse video. Just for reference, Pinywan was a Boeing engineer and a resident of Gig  Harbor. He got his entertainment by going up to a farm that was near Enumclaw and let a horse named "Big Dick" do... things to him, while his friends videotape... him... Where the hell do these
people come up with this crap. One day Pinyan took his acts too far and the horse ended up perforating his colon and he died from his injuries... This case led Washington to create a new law that outlawed bestiality. Bestiality Case Number Two is Michael Patrick McPhail who is twenty-six years old and from Spanaway. He was the first person charged after the new law was in place after  the Pinyan incident. Michael was caught by his wife while he was have sex with a "squealing and crying"female pit-bull on their porch. He was turned into the police. I would like to note that his last name is McPhail and it makes me question the reality of this incident. Nonetheless, if it is a true and legit incident, what kind of last name is McPhail when you get caught having sex with a dog on your porch? Beastiality Case Number Three brings us back to 2004, before the law enforcing bestiality as a crime. Five 12 and 13 year-olds broke into a barn at White Swan High School and killed and  sodomized many pigs with quoted "canes, axes, knives, and hammers". Since they were just youth and all they ended up only getting a swat on the head because most of the evidence was either, cleaned up or contaminated by their parents or other embarrassed locals. A note to Town Council, this is what bored kids do when you take away their concerts. Bestiality Case Number Four now brings us up to a recent incident from 2007. Arthur Lawton was charged with an account of animal cruelty for having sex with a goat inside a barn at his place of employment, Eatonville's Pioneer Farm Museum. He was caught in the middle of the act by a tour guide. Mister Lawton then later tried to claim that he was only "trying to milk" the poor thing. Is this what the Eatonville pioneers did back in the day? Maybe it was just part of the tour... Apparently there are more then four accounts if I am  counting correctly, which leads us to last year. Douglas Spink is a former cocaine running, extreme sports enthusiast, who was arrested for the running of a bestiality resort for tourists which was located near the Washington-Canada border. He was sentenced to three years in a federal prison after he had pleaded guilty to letting a man visit his ranch and have sex with his dogs. The last incident of bestiality we have in Washinton is Gary A. Veldhuizen from Ferndale, who loved the online game FarmVille. I'm guessing he romantically got attached to his farm too much and maybe had too many goats on his farm. He was caught doing the dirty with a goat by a family member and was sentenced to one month in jail. As you can see Washington does love their animals, just in ways they shouldn't. I can vouch for them with line from Clerks 2 and say that they were "extremely disgusted but couldn't look away". This is all I have on this subject...

Local entrepreneur plans to market medical marijuana pop

Medical marijuana is used for many types of curing of different health problems these days. Some people don't like smoking and I know that if I tried to smoke it'd probably kill me. That is why an entrepreneur named Clay Butler is soon going to market a product called CannaKush (orange, duh). Butler explains that marijuana in soda does exist in today's marketplace but that none of them have the savvy branding of his products. He also goes
on to talk about how there is a horrible cliché in the industry of hippie-esque, rainbow-y things with the most inappropriate and unreadable fonts and that kids will pick up anything if it looks cools. Although he also decided to use a marijuana leaf, because it is unavoidable in this market,  on his soda bottles he decided to design the leaf out of bubbles to give people looking at the bottle the sense of
drinking a soda pop. The soda will have "somewhere between 35 to 65 milligrams" of THC in them and Scott Riddell explains the similarity of the product to a light beer, among high percentaged liquors. These sodas will sell for between ten and fifteen dollars per 12-ounce bottle. The company is planning
to launch the soft drinks in Colorado in February. For more information about the business aspect of the venture and the politics behind it click here.

Lars Ulrich Explains California Big Four Show

Lars Ulrich appeared on yesterday's "The Kevin and Bean Show" on Los Angeles' KROQ-FM and explained that the decision to only do one show in the United States for now in California is to take small steps. This will help build advertisement for when they do the whole tour, whenever it is. Lars also went on to say "listen, we don't wanna cram this down people's throats. We don't wanna sort of overstay the welcome, and we don't know what kind of response there's gonna be to this in America, so we're starting, obviously, without being disrespectful to the rest of the wonderful country...". The reason they picked California because of all the band's histories in the state. Here is a video of an advertisement featuring their live performances in Europe.

Zakk Wylde Teams Up With Shatner

It is funny to inform you all that Zakk Wylde recorded a cover of "Iron Man" by the famous Black Sabbath with William Shatner. This is just one of Shatner's covers of his new album which will be released this year by Cleopatra Records. The album is called "Seeking Major Tom" and with include Adam Hamilton as well. The album is expected to have twenty songs including a cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody". Here is a video of Shatner speaking about his new album.

JFK wasn't that smart

Well, if any of you are in doubt about your English marks, here is some inspiration. In the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum there is documents released that the man himself was horrible at writing. In 1935, Harvard asked the former president, who must have been applying at the time, why he wanted to go to Harvard. This is his response to said question:

"The reasons that I have for wishing to go to Harvard are several. I felt that Harvard can give me a
better background and a better liberal education than any other university. I have always wanted to go there, as I have felt that it is not just another college but is a university with something definite to offer. Then too, I would like to go to the same college as my father. To be a “Harvard man” is an enviable distinction, and one that I sincerely hope I shall attain."

I don't understand how someone with so illiterate writing at the time became a president. Eve Binder at IvyGate wrote this on the topic of his application:

"Kennedy's application really skimps on smarmy, sycophantic adjective-dropping, a sure sign that he has no idea what he’s talking about. This shit would never pass muster on the Common App. Not to mention the fact that he sounds more eager to own an embossed Harvard money clip than he does to have a Harvard education-- although that's pretty much true for all Harvard students, so pass."

Barbara Cooper who is a college consultant was quoted by The Huffington Post saying that although JFK was legacy back then, nowadays he would have a hard time getting into Harvard. American Thinker employee Ralph Atler said

"The lack of seriousness is surprising, considering that ol' bootlegging Daddy Joe was likely to be hovering imperiously in the background. Kennedy's essay sounds more like the response one gets from a beauty pageant contestant than that of a young man serious about his future. One must remember, however, that the family's hopes were still pinned on Joe Kennedy Jr. who was considered the political standard bearer for the Kennedy progeny."

College applicants of today can learn from Kennedy says Ryan Brown from campus Progess:

"If JFK is any indication, early academic trajectory isn't always revealing of some one's abilities. Our 35th president finished his four years [of high school] at the Choate School in Wallingford, Conn., with a cumulative average of 68, placing him in the third quarter of his class. But by the time he graduated with honors from Harvard five years later, he'd written an international affairs senior thesis that would go on to become a bestselling book, Why England Slept. By his 30th birthday,  he was a U.S. congressman."

Kennedy's application included a note from Choate's headmaster, writing that he assured Harvard that JFK "can be relied upon to do enough to pass".

I guess back then English wasn't very well done part of education yet then was it? I guess what I'm trying to say is, if a president can go through school just passing by, you can do about the same if you put our mind to it.

That's it for today guys. I think there is more reading than usual to be read here but, its all funny  stuff. Well, if you are still bored here are some Star Wars blueprints. The rest you can find here.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Guy Sues Over Insufficient Blowjob, Flava Flav Opens Restaurant, Kevin Smith Blasted, Big Four In California, Dead Space 2 Mothers, Cancer Girl Gets Funny Wish, History Of Gaming

Hello everyone, this is today's blog! I thought since Dead Space 2 is released today, I'd start it off with a funny trailer I've seen recently for it.

Hubert Blackman Sues Escort Service for Insufficient BJ

In this day in age, everyone is suing everyone for just about anything. Hubert Blackman took a trip to Las Vegas last month and decided to endeavour in the motto, "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas". He ordered up a woman escort from the Las Vegas Exclusive Personals and she arrived at his hotel room in the Stratosphere Hotel, where shedid the usual strip dance for our very excited Mr. Hubert. He then agreed to pay one-hundred-twenty dollars extra for more, which must have been a blowjob. All was great and a sexual memory was made by that night, but the next morning was not so great. He ended up going through two-hundred-seventy-five dollars on this escort and she only stay a half-hour of the alotted hour Hubert says he was promised by the company. He called for a refund and they refused saying that its workers were all subcontractors and he got what he paid for. Hubert called the Las Vegas Police Department and claimed he was defrauded. What kind of idiot calls up a police department about a prostitution hook up? Anyways, of course it is illegal and Hubert would also be pursued along with this lovely escort. Funny enough they told Hubert to call the Better Business Bureau. I find that hilarious and it totally sounds like the police want you to call them about prostitution, which makes the whole ordeal that much hilarious and entertaining. The ending of this story is  that Hubert thought it'd be a better idea to sue the Exclusive Personals for 1.8 million dollars
claiming "he contracted a mental condition born from the tragic incident". I'm sorry Hubert Blackman but you're the biggest retard in the world. He should be ashamed for even sueing them, let alone for a ridiculous amount like that. Seems like Hubert just needs a girlfriend!

Flava Flav To Open Friend Chicken Restaurant In Iowa

Yeah Boyee! The reality television star and rapper of Public Enemy is opening a fried chicken restaurant in Clinton, Iowa. This town is a population of 26 000 and is two-hundred miles west of Chicago. The restaurant name is going to be called "Flav's Fried Chicken Monday" and he has been in Iowa getting ready for the opening and he said he is even ready to work the fryer. This should be interesting seeing Flav work in a restaurant kitchen. In a YouTube video he even said, "I always said to myself, 'Col. Sanders, you better watch out. Your boy Flava Flav is coming and you better watch out". The idea of the restaurant came from the 99-cent wings that he served at the Mama Cimino in Las Vegas and his business partner is the brother of said restaurant's owner. It is very humorous
and educational to note that Flava Flav has a degree in culinary and restaurant experience, which I find kind of scary. Although I find it weird he is going about opening a restaurant, I give props to him for wanting to work and serve chicken to people. Here is a video of an interview, where he also talks about his secret recipe and he seems to know what he's talking about. Congratulations Flava Flav!

Screen Junkies Blast Kevin Smith For Giving Indie Filmmakers Hope

Alright, so Screen Junkies is hating on Kevin Smith because of his idea of releasing his new movie "Red State". Smith's idea is that if he can make a successful independent film then others can to. I admire his passion for this and think it is a good idea, but Screen Junkies apparently doesn't. They believe that since he already is popular that trying to self-release a movie will just give false hope to independent filmmakers. I am sorry but you guys are totally wrong. Kevin Smith is set to do a fifteen-city tour that is going to begin in March and he will not be spending any money on advertising. If everything goes as he plans it, Smith will have broke even and got back the four million dollars the production cost and make profit. After this he will try to make a deal with theater owners to have a release of October 19th, which is cleverly the anniversary of the Clerks release. The issue I have with Screen Junkies blasting is that they're making a big deal about the fact that he is already popular. If you look on the bright side of Kevin Smith's idea, you will relize that in this day in age, you do not need money to help you go far. All you need is the mind set, the camera, the goal, and the inspiration. With all the social media networks these days like Twitter, Podcasts and YouTube, you don't need to pay for advertising and it is an easy way to reach out to find a fan base. You don't need to sell to studios to be successful these days and there are many ways to advertise without spending any  money. I think what Kevin Smith is doing is great and I think they are only bashing him because they think that he has an unfair start in popularity for people to follow and watch Red State. I know he does have more popularity than the aspiring independent filmmakers, but at least he is trying to bring hope to them.

Big Four in California April 23rd

As I mentioned yesterday that a Big Four tour is going to happen in the United States, California will be able to see the greats play Saturday April 23rd at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The tickets go on sale this Friday!

That is it  for today's blog I hope you enjoyed it, I leave you with two videos today. One of a girl dying from cancer, who got her wish to heckle David Wright, a baseball player. The other a video a well done visual gaming history.

History of Gaming from Florian Smolka on Vimeo.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Kevin Smith retiring, The Big Four Touring U.S. (hopefully Canada), Nintendo Doesn't Like J Biebs, L.A. Noire Release Date, Suicidal Swedish Twins

Kevin Smith Retiring After "Hit Somebody"

Kevin Smith has made it official that he is retiring after his next movie Hit Somebody. He confirmed that he will retire as a director after his next film project at the Sundance Film Festival. Katey Rich is sourced to say that he will help others make films, instead of directing his own. Kevin Smith is one of my favourite directors and View Askew made some very entertaining movies, some of which had a few big names in them. Jay and Silent Bob will be my favourite characters of his along side Dante and
Randall. Clerks was my favourite movie in the list of movies Kevin Smith had directed. All of his movies, yet comical, gave a life lesson in some ways or another I think and I will miss his directing.

The Big Four

Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax are soon to invade the United States with a "Big Four" tour. The dates will be announces soon. I for one won't go to this concert, well I might but who knows, but for all of us in Canada I hope they have some dates. The two-disc set of "The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria" has been certified as a double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of
America for shipping one hundred thousand copies. It also debuted at number one on the Billboard "Top Music Videos" in November, as well as debuting in Canada, the U.K. and Austria at number one and Germany at number four. This show was a part of a two week tour of Europe with the "Big Four". Lars told The Pulse of Radio that he was glad to see it finally happened and said "It's pretty amazing if you think about it, that it's the first time basically in 25 years or 30 or whatever that the four of us have actually played shows together, so it was a lot of fun, a lot of memories, a lot of fun times — new fun times, and fun times talking about the old fun times. So it sort of was a, it was a winner on every front." Here is a picture of the tour logo with link

Nintendo Dislikes Justin Bieber

Apparently Justin Bieber asked Nintendo if he could use a sound clip from the ever so popular Super Mario Brothers theme for his upcoming 3D concert with documentary called Just Bieber: Never Say Never. They declined the permission to use the clip and I think it is hilarious that they did. It led to John Chu the director of the documentary to recently tweet: "aw C'mon Nintendo! Y won't u let us use the Mario theme for 15 secs in the about free advertising passed up. Oops".I'm sorry there Mister Chu but with that grammar I'm questioning your proportionality as a documenter as well as taking anything serious. Also, the Super Mario series has done well enough without the advertising of it with the aid of Bieber. I guess it looks like Nintendo is not suffering from Bieber Fever, sorry Biebs.

L.A. Noire Coming May 17th

L.A. Noire by Rockstar Games is being released on May 17th and it is looking very good. It is more of a detective style game, which I think is new to Rockstar Games. L.A.Noire is based in post World War Two time in Los Angeles. You play as Cole Phelps who is a policeman trying to track down a killer and bring them to justice. I think it will play like the CSI games but with better graphics and quality and also have some shooting and gun fights incorporated in it. This game also may be the first game, that I know of anyway, to bring the meaningfulness of facial expressions in the characters in game to a who new level. I am not sure how this will be involved in the game yet for sure, but I do believe that your suspect's expressions will help you bring the case to justice. Here is the latest trailer.

That was my blog for the day, I hope you liked it. Please comment below on whether or not you like longer articles with less topics and more writing or more topics with less writing. That's it for me tonight, I leave you with this video of some crazy twins trying to get away from police by way of  suicide.