Friday, March 31, 2017

HWNDU: IV (How they did it)

HWNDU: IV (How they did it)
Really, 4 Chan? This video shows us how much effort was put into the Liverpool He Will Not Divide Us capture. What is funny is knowing that Shia and company watched 4 Chan to see if they would take the flag. I reported that they captured the flag, but they didn't. They left and the stream was cut off way before then.

Shia does have some good news though. Those assault charges were dropped.   

RIP Richard Hatch

I grew up watching the old Battlestar Galactica episodes on Saturdays and loving every minute. His Apollo character was always the straight hero type. Make no mistake he was the hero of the show more or less. I was a little miffed they wrote (or forgotten) about his character in Galactica 1980. Though it is kind of implied that he was killed off between the two series.
Hatch was in everything in the TV realm during the 70s and 80s. (CHiPs Fantasy Island Murder, She Wrote ) He was in an episode of T.J. Hooker which co-starred William Shatner. Heck, he was in Baywatch.
I know most of the younger people remember him from the newer BSG show. I was never a huge fan of that show, but I liked what I saw of his character. He also wrote a lot of BSG stories based on the old continuity. He kept the franchise alive for many years. He even tried to continue the series with his own proposal series before the Ron Moore series took root (there was another series planned with Bryan Singer).
He was also one of the main stars of the upcoming major fan film Star Trek: Anxar. He plays an important Klingon. I liked his role in the prelude episode. I am guessing he finished the fan movie before his death.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Random Things

Random Things

~Getting Back to basics: I am moving away from my current job. I am going to shift away from a job a had for nearly 20 years to finding something more creative to do in the next coming years. At this point I am sick and tired of this f’ing job and will be switching gears into doing things I like to do more and transiting away from working at this shit job. I will be going back to school to finish my degree. My plan is to have a degree within the next two years with me shifting to less time with my old job. If I don’t make this change, I’ll probably have a nervous breakdown. Besides, I am a better person outside this company than in it. I've had people tell me that I am a very entertaining person.

~Mass Effect 4: I know that the game has been getting some major ripping lately. I’ve been watching a few “Let’s Play” of the game and I am really digging the story. It feels like a more Star Trek story with its pro-science stance. I love that these people are willing to leave their home galaxy and go out to the unknown. They are willing to leave their homes and family to jump ahead 600 plus years in a different place. Things don’t turn out the way they wanted to. I know the animation and eye movements are an issue and I can see those problems. However, the Dark Energy story line was picked up from the second game from a dropped story arc.

~To open a Patreon?: I have been thinking about opening a Patreon account for shits and giggles to see if someone would even bother giving me some cash. I thought about doing something low as 20 bucks for the hell of it to see if I could reach that goal. Would Patreon let me do that? If an asshole like DSP or the train wreck Chris Chan can have their own, could I get a 20 dollar one? This could help me get more of these post done and drive me to write more. I'll look into it.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 20 years later “crew” reunites...

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 20 years later “crew” reunites...

You will notice that Daphne Reid is in the picture and NOT Janet Hubert. She is not on good terms with Will Smith and has attacked him on a few occasions. They had a major falling out and she's still hurt by the way they handled her on the show. Post Scientology, I am not a big fan of Will Smith anymore, but I think I side with him on this issue.
From Mirror UK, (("There will never be a reunion ... as I will never do anything with an a**hole like Will Smith," Janet, 61, said back in 2011, after previous rumours of a reunion surfaced. ))
I do like there is no mention of Janet Hubert on Smith's tweet. Let's just forget that she was on 74 episodes on the show. Ouch, smooth burn.  

Let off some steam, Bennett

Let off some steam, Bennett

Last night I discovered that my favorite arch-nemesis for a movie hero was filming something in the Louisville area. I didn't know his real name at first, but the person described him as the guy from that Mad Max movie. I didn't know who he was talking about. Then the person said, “He was Bennett in Commando.”
As if on cue, I said, “Let off some steam, Bennett.”
Remember, he was the guy with the tight chain-mail suit that had a strange relationship with Arnold's character. His character comes to a cool (steamy) end with a giant pipe through the chest and an Arnold quip. Yeah, he doesn't like that meme and statement too much. I guess I'd get tired of hearing it too.
I won't get into where he was filming and why he was filming, but to say the project sounds interesting. I will say this; the guy has a LOT of movies coming out over the next few years, damn.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Mountain Bikers encounter bees...

Mountain Bikers encounter bees...
I would probably poop myself a little if I had encountered a swarm of angry bees. And, they seemed to have zeroed in on them after they passed through. From what I read, a boar attacked a nest and the bees were upset and went after everyone.
Every time I see the title with the word bees in it, I think about Nic Cage and the Wicker Man. Not the bees.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dropping a deuce on donuts

Have you heard this one before? Girl goes to gas station store. Girl has to go to the restroom. Girl opens the doughnut display and shits all over the freshly prepared donuts.
I've been in a hyper depressed mood these past two days, so this video actually made me laugh a lot. Look, I have seen a lot of things on the Internet, but even I was shocked by this incident.
By the way, I love the reaction from the other people. I really love the one woman confronting the poop woman after the dump. “What is wrong with you?”
When someone feels the need to poop in a doughnut display, it is way beyond time to ask that question.
From Fox 4, ((told FOX 4 Friday the store discarded all the merchandise around the woman and thoroughly disinfected the area where she exposed herself. Thornbrugh said the woman did not actually use the doughnut case as a restroom even though the video seems to show otherwise. ))
So, yeah that that is nice to know that cleaned the area. People don't want extra chocholot on their donuts.
Oh, and the story gets even better. The reason this woman took a poop in some tasty donuts is because her daughter “dared” her to do it. Look,I won't encourage my mother to go into Subway and poop on their 5 (6?) dollar foot-longs.

From Fox 4, (( He says the incident apparently involved a dare between a mother and daughter (the mother was the one who took the dare). Thornbrugh said there was no urine or feces to clean up. ))

He Will Not Divide Us Gone again

He Will Not Divide Us Gone again

I actually just watched a Mundane Matt video on the new “He will not divide us” flag. Shia moved the flag out of the United States, which defeats the purpose of the American people standing together against Trump. He took the flag to Liverpool, UK instead, which totally loses the purpose of the protest now.
From The Verge, ((The original live stream was supposed to last the full four years of Trump’s presidency, partly as a source of comfort and show of unity in the face of divisive cultural forces. In a statement to FACT, the artists said, “Events have shown that America is simply not safe enough for this artwork to exist.” ))
So, the stream was back up and the flag was back boringly floating above on top some building.
Well, it took only one day for someone to steal the flag and the stream to be shutdown again! Yep, someone made it to the roof and stole the flag again. They planned this heist like Ocean's 11.
Right on schedule, the stream was shutdown again. From Heatstreet, ((Police have been spotted at the scene of the FACT center. They were called when FACT spotted the trespassers. The police advised the art center to remove the flag and shut off the stream. ))

It doesn't matter where you go, because trolls are everywhere.  Shia, just end it and get back to making movies.  

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Netflix Switching to Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down

Netflix Switching to Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down
A lot of people are saying that it is because of the Amy Schumer controversy. I actually think ditching the star rating helps everyone out. I disagree with people making the connection to the Schumer thing.
Netflix has decided to ditch its star-rating. I think the timing happens to fall into place by accident.
From Variety, ((., that the company had tested the new thumbs up and down ratings with hundred of thousands of members in 2016. “We are addicted to the methodology of A/B testing,” Yellin said. The result was that thumbs got 200% more ratings than the traditional star-rating feature. ))
It gives you a clear cut look at something by weighing the ups and downs to movies and series in the same manner as YouTube. I think the Thump Up/Down system works really well.
Let's just say this, I work with a company that has star ratings. Users don't know that giving a “worker” a four star rating means failure in the company's eyes. They think a four star review is positive. It isn't. Plus, users also get ratings and some of them are uncharacteristically low...for no reason. I think the company would work out better if they switched to a thumps up and down system.
It works for YouTube, when the poster doesn't turn off the votes.
I'll have to get into the Amy Schumer thing in another post...maybe.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Maybe, it is because I am single and it is a Saturday night...

Maybe, it is because I am single and it is a Saturday night...
Damn, that's all I can say.

Stuck in an elevator with a crazy man...brilliant

Stuck in an elevator with a crazy man...brilliant
I love the crazy guy. You have to love that he scares the security guard away. And, he starts to sing songs from the 90s. If I am stuck in an elevator with someone, I want it to be this crazy fart-knocker.
The best part is that he threatens to calm down the woman on the phone! Has calming down someone ever been a threat of violence before? I love it. I can't stand people like this guy in normal conditions, but can you imagine being around him in an elevator? And, the guy is a Fedora wearing dude, so that makes it worst,

Friday, March 17, 2017

Sausage Party

Sausage Party

Think of this movie as a twisted version of Toy Story and Wreck it Raph. When I say twisted, it is really twisted. Sausage Party is a funny movie that has a lot of interesting things to say under all its racy movie. Despite some flaws, it's rude and crude, but there is a lot to like about it. I found myself truly enjoying the movie on a different level. I went into the movie thinking I would see just a raunchy movie, but came out with a movie with a deeper meaning. Well done, Seth Rogen Evan Goldberg and Jonah Hill.
The voice cast is outstanding. Pretty much most of the Rogen/Judd Apatow crew shows up as various food characters. ( Michael Cera James Franco Jonah Hill Danny McBride Craig Robinson Paul Rudd )
In this world, food products are actually alive, but the human world doesn't isn't aware of that fact. These products live in a supermarket where they hope to go to “Heaven” after they're chosen by the gods (humans). One Sausage (Seth Rogen) discovers that their world isn't what they were led to believe.
Does the movie promote stereotypes? Yes, the movie plays with a lot of racial stereotypes, but it handles them extremely well. You see the movie is in a world where all the types of food products take on the cultural and racial stereotypes of that area they're made in...sometimes (Teresa del Taco,). In other examples, they food products take on the characteristics of the brand mascot such as Chief Firewater.
For a movie that has dick and poop jokes, it also handles the Middle Eastern issues masterfully written between a Lavash and a Bagel. These two are stand-ins for Arab and Jewish people and the overall subplot with them parodying the Middle East political relations. They're relationship takes a different turn in the last few minutes of the movie I'd say.
The religious undertones are there and it clearly has a an atheist slant to it. I am not sure the Rogen stoner fans are going to catch all the religious things in the movie. And, I like how the movie doesn't shove it down our throats. It wraps it in a silly movie about talking food that want to f' each others brains out. I love how their world comes crashing down when the truth about their gods comes to light.
Part of the food product's religious beliefs is the entire store sings a song about their gods. However, the song has changed over the years because each product added their own beliefs into the song...just like in real religions. (By the way, this song was written by a Disney composer!)
There are three major issues with the movie...
1 The animation is that great: However, this isn't Dreamworks or Pixar. It is worth noting that the animation designs are that great and I've seen better animated characters on both PS4 and XBOX One. It does hurt the movie a bit, but they had to keep the cost down given it is an R-Rated movie.
2 Do we need Seth Rogen throwing in weed jokes in every movie? I am not a weed smoker, so weed humor. Bath Salts play a huge role in the movie, so why include weed stuff too?
3 The pacing is a bit off: Toward the middle act, it does fall appart. It gets back on track in the third act.
Sausage Party is crude and crazy, but there are some funny and clever things going on behind the gore and sex. This is a smart yet twisted love letter to Pixar from Seth Rogen and company. For the most part, this movie is entertaining and fun with a smart script. This is not for kids. I can't believe I like this twisted little movie.

Grade: B+

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

HWNDU joke

HWNDU joke

Okay, HeatStreet, that made me laugh. They decided to poke some fun at 4Chan with some photos of places Shia can put his stupid camera. And, they're right I don't spend much time in the condom and bady sections. (and the female sections for that matter)
Plus, I didn't go to my prom either. Shia might consider these locations to stream his protest.

Side Note: There are rumors that Shia is standing guard near the empty flagpole armed with a baseball bat.   

Monday, March 13, 2017

There is something familiar about Rough Night.

There is something familiar about Rough Night.
Check out the restricted trailer.
It is clearly a knock off of Very Bad Things. However, Very Bad Thing is a knock off of a movie called Stag. So Rough Night is a clone of a clone.  Someone decided to remake a remake.  I am too lazy to check to see if they're even calling this a remake.  
From Stag's IMDB page, ((Victor Mallick returned to his home and found out that all of his friends have arranged a surprise bachelor/stag party for him. Two strippers were hired to cheer up the party. However, when some of the men accidentally killed one of the strippers, they are left to face the consequences of their action. ))
Very Bad things IMDB, ((A group of friends head to Las Vegas for a bachelor party.. only things go wrong and a woman is killed. Soon, the bodies are piling up and the friends find themselves turning against one another as the coverup builds. ))
From Rough Night, ((A male stripper ends up dead at a Miami beach house during a bachelorette party weekend. ))
It is the same damn movie over and over again.

Doug Benson and Anne Heche fallout

Doug Benson and Anne Heche fallout
I finally heard the train wreck that was the podcast that had Sandra Oh, Anne Heche and director Onur Tukel. They were there to promote their indie movie Catfight. I actually think the movie looks sort of good given that it was made by a hipster Santa-looking asshole Onur.
I knew the podcast was in trouble when Anne opened her mouth and nonsense came out within the first few seconds she was on stage. Onur Tukel got kicked off a DLM podcast years earlier, which I wrote about, and this was merely a part II for Tukel. But, Anne Heche is a whole other issue completely. She is a mess.
After putting up with her for 10 minutes, Doug gave Anne 20 dollars and told her to get off the stage. What makes it cringe-worthy is that she kept trying to stay after her director was kicked off the show. She left and Sandra Oh was left on stage slightly confused. I respect Sandra Oh a whole a lot more now, because she came across as a class act. I can only imagine what she had to put up with sharing the screen with Heche.
Now, I think Onur wanted to get kicked off the show to gain free press, but I don't think Anne and Miss Oh weren't part of it. And, you can tell that Doug is really upset with Anne and her white knight Onur in this photo.
Look at Sandra Oh's expression in the background.  That explains everything.  

After listening to Anne, I can understand the shit Ellen had to go through dating her for a couple of years.  

Sunday, March 12, 2017

He will not divide us III: Captured the Flag (Shia, just stop)

He will not divide us III: Captured the Flag
Damn, this is right out of a damn CSI episode or a Sherlock episode. While I don't support what 4Chan did, I have to marvel at their ingenuity.

After being removed from Albuquerque, the stream went to another location. What made it strange was it was just a live stream of a dumb flag and nothing else. Instead of having hipsters chant “HWNDU” into a camera, they just threw a flagpole down into a random unknown place and planned on streaming the flag for 4 years. This seems like their version of “turning off the comments” for a live stream, thus getting rid of the whole point of their “art project”. After the second failed attempt, why just take your losses and stop while your ahead? Nope, Shia will not be divided from his HWNDU protest.
Shia kept the location secret, but 4Chan used the star charts and airplane scheduled to chart where the flag was located. The Chan even used someone honking their horn in locations nearby so they could zero in on the location. And, some Anons found the flag and stole it! Then they put up a meme shirt and a Trump hat on the pole.
Check out the photos.  They had to sneak onto a huge patch of land in order to get the flag and run off with it.  Tha's no small feat.  

Saturday, March 11, 2017

DSP and Girlfriend have a bugged relationship

DSP and Girlfriend have a bugged relationship
And, I thought the fake ring stream incident was cringe-worthy. This is even worst. You're watching a couple that aren't getting along. While she nags him, he just keeps on streaming his stupid videogame instead of turning off the stream and talking to her. She is clearly upset with him, but he doesn't want to confront her off stream. This is truly a sad relationship.
Watch DSP's expression toward the end of he stream. He is not happy and neither is she. Instead of fixing the one real relationship he has left, he'd rather stream his videogame. She's dropped numerous signs in her social media she is unhappy and even wears a fake ring to work, but he just ignores her. This is so sad to watch.   
Plus, with Nintendo claiming all the money on his Zelda videos, the man is truly having a terrible time.  

Not So Fur Fun: Digital Homicide all over again?

Fur Fun: Digital Homicide all over again?
Here we go again. Another indie develop is trying to shut down criticism by using YouTube's copyright system. This time is is very interesting because the person striking down smaller channels is a YouTuber himself.
And, given some of the things the developer is being accused of (allegedly) such as taking music from a Rare game, you would think he'd want to keep a low profile. Yet, these false claims will bring even more attention to some of the shady things going on behind the scenes of “Fur Fun”. I'm not going to get into too much, so just do some reading.
BTW, I love that the owner (Dalas  ) of the game put his own voice into the game and proceeds to say some of the dumbest things as the narrator as if he's trolling us all.

Either Disney or Naughty Dog might have say something about one of the characters.  Take a look. Maybe he's a related to  Daxter or Timon.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Star Trek Discovery in major trouble?

Star Trek Discovery in major trouble?
I haven't kept up with the production of the new Star Trek show. I knew that the production was filming and that VOY/DS9 writer Bryan Fuller was in charge of the production and it was his baby. I have been a long time Trekker, but I wasn't interested in the new Trek product.
Yet, I just found out that Fuller parted ways with the production.
From Newsweek, ((Ultimately, with my responsibilities [elsewhere], I could not do what CBS needed to have done in the time they needed it done for Star Trek,” Fuller explains to Newsweek. “It felt like it was best for me to focus on landing the plane with American Gods and making sure that was delivered in as elegant and sophisticated a fashion as I could possibly do.” ))
This doesn't bold well for the production. Keep in mind Voyager had similar issues before and during the filming. Yet, it seems CBS is shooting themselves in their foot.
Why would CBS force it onto their exclusive online service instead of going multi-platform? I will watch the premiere on CBS, but I won't pay for their CBS service.  

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Deadpool 2 Trailer (Kind of)

Deadpool 2 Trailer (Kind of)
So, this is a spoof of Batman and Superman in a manner of speaking. There is a crime happening in an alley (Batman) and Deadpool tries to change in a phone booth. This clip shows you that DP is NOT a superhero, but an antihero.
-Superman Theme: I love that they actually use Superman theme from John Williams. That means Fox had to pay rights to WB for the theme.
-Deadpool knows who Stan Lee is: He's the only point that out in either Marvel or Fox's movies.
-Jab at Logan: Yep, get that jab into Wolverine.
It should be noted that a different director is taking over for the original movie. Tim Miller is being replaced with  David Leitch. And, we are going to have Cable in the movie proper.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Ring-Gate (DSP) (The Un-Lord of the Ring)

Ring-Gate (DSP)
DSP has been going through some major issues last week (getting fired by his network partners and bricking his Switch on day two), but I cringed when I watched this video.
Basically, DSP has been living with his GF for years, and she's pushed him to marry her. At a certain point she bought a fake engagement ring to stop her co-workers from asking her about her relationship. And, he doesn't know anything about the fake ring because he NEVER reads her Facebook or Twitter pages...ouch. He spends all day and night playing videogames. The video above is the famous meltdown when he discovers the fake ring via the trolls.
If a woman goes as far as buying a fake engagement ring to trick her friends, you're having some serious relationship problems.

And,ladies you can actually buy your own fake engagement ring too.   

Jim Sterling: Trademark Strike

Jim Sterling: Trademark Strike
When I saw Leonard French's title and video, I thought, Here we go again. Didn't we just go through this with Digital Homicide?
So, when a copyright claim isn't working anymore, developers are now using trademark claims to shut critics up. Really, STICLI? This is a low blow for even these devs. And, it is very sad that they're so scared of criticism.
Check out Jim Sterling's rather funny review. It is still up despite the trademark claim.
Since I work at the airport, the last thing I ever want to play is a freaking Airport Simulator. Do you want to play this game? Comments are disabled, but I did dislike their video for the sheer principle of it.

This is getting really getting pathetic. This will make people not want to buy their game and poison the well for the rest of their games in the pipeline. If I were Jim Sterling, I'd sued the hell out out of them. And, this opens them up to a lawsuit anyway.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Trump Fan attacks Comedian

Trump Fan attacks Comedian
I actually laughed at his dick/Trump joke. However, it gets better when the woman gets offended. When you go to a comedy show, expect to hear President Trump jokes. They're jokes and that is what happens at a comedy show. It seems people are ready to be offended at all times now (left and right).
Shouldn't she be arrested for assault?
By the way, he will see a major bruise from where she threw the glass.
We are so divided that the mere mention of Trump triggers people to do violent things. It is both the right and left behaving like children that bothers me.
By the way, John Caparulo handled the incident fairly well. I may have thrown something back as a reaction.

Rachel Dolezal has turned into “God's Gift”

Rachel Dolezal has turned into “God's Gift”
Folks, let's talk about race.

She was the woman that pretended to be a black woman and worked for the NAACP. We thought we were done with her, but she is back in the news.
From NY, (( the white NAACP leader who pretended to be black for years — has reportedly changed her name to a West African moniker meaning “gift of God.”
The 39-year-old will now be called Nkechi Amare Dialloaccording to the Daily Mail.))
There isn't anything wrong with embracing other cultures, but there is a hint of a mental issue when you try to be something you're not. Wouldn't it be strange if I pretended to be Japanese? Changing her name like this helps her keep her face in the news. She has a book deal. (Note, I am a guy that has tried off and on to write a book and this crazy lady gets one.)
She has allegedly fallen on hard times.
From NY Post, ((the infamous white woman who for years passed herself off as African-American and rose to become head of an NAACP branch, is now jobless, on food stamps and expects to soon be homeless. ))
Because I respect the Klingon culture, I am going to rename myself “nuch 'ej QuQ 'Iv qet vo' may''” It means “coward who runs from battle”. Translate your own Klingon.
This Transracial thing really bothers me. Having grown up with black and white friends, I never felt compelled to focus on just merely race. It is always there, but not as much of a factor in my later life as some of my mental and health struggles. Even saying the name Transracial bothers me. However, I am certain there WILL be a time when you can fully change your race to black or white...probably in our lifetime.
From NY Post, ((I do think a more complex label would be helpful, but we don’t really have that vocabulary,” Dolezal told The Guardian. “I feel like the idea of being trans-black would be much more accurate than ‘I’m white.’ Because, you know, I’m not white . . . Calling myself black feels more accurate than saying I’m white.” ))
If you only knew how much this pisses me off. I've been black my whole life. I've had store detectives follow me and I've had people flat out accuse me of being up to no good. I've had someone say the “N-Word” around me. I've also had black people make fun of the way I speak, because I don't speak “black enough”. I've been called a sellout because I am critical of certain elements of the black community. These are things you haven't gone through, Rachel Dolezal, uh I mean Nkechi Amare Diallo. Being black isn't like becoming a Power Ranger or Pokemon trainer. You are born with what you have and you work on it.
Whatever she is calling herself, she doesn't need to be mocked, but given some help in the form of therapy.  This is unhealthy and only going to end badly for her.  
I find it fitting that she WANTS to be black so bad, and I am a black guy that people say I act TOO WHITE. Maybe, Miss Rachel Dolezal and I are meant for each other. Hmm...

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Jim Sterling and Digital Homicide Lawsuit...The End?

Jim Sterling and Digital Homicide Lawsuit...The End?
In his own words...
I've been covering this saga for a while, but it looks like this thing might be coming to an end...finally. Digital Homicide has decided to completely drop the lawsuit agianst Sterling. This personal vendetta against a reviewer has completely destroyed their business and the overpriced lawsuit is silly.
And, 10 Million? Really, DH?
The world is a better place without DH. And, the funny thing is we're still getting false copyright claims by “indie devs” against critics.  
It could have turned out even worst for DH if JS decided to charge them for lawyer cost.  
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