Thursday, September 17, 2015

Social Media Helps 14 Year Old Muslim Get Released

In the last few weeks there have been quite a few stories about social media in the news. I'm not even going to touch on the different police-based viral campaigns from the summer!

Yesterday was unofficially 'arrest a teen for carrying a clock day' in Texas, so they did just that. A kid called Ahmed said that he had made a clock at home and brought it to school to show his engineering teacher.

He said his engineering teacher had congratulated him but advised him "not to show any other teachers".

I guess he did.

Here is the clock:

Not much to it, and I guess I can see where the police were coming from. But taking him away in handcuffs? Really?

It wasn't only me who though that the local PD had gone a bit 'over the top' in their following of the law:

So @POTUS got in on the act. 

and so did many ordinary people

Mr Zuckerberg himself got in on the act too.



Wednesday, September 16, 2015

James Cordon, Bringing It

So James Cordon has been doing a marvellous job as the host of The Late, Late Show. I even mentioned the hesitancy I had about claiming he was the next best host in my blog post 'There's a New Kid In Town'.

Proof of his awesomeness?

and of course:

Go on, you know you want to!



Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Longmire Is Back

The long awaited Season 4 of the critically acclaimed Longmire is coming soon on Netflix.

Here is the trailer:

So whats it about? Its a cowboy story, a Western if you will. But its more than that.

There's drama, there's comedy, there's romance - a little bit of everything.

Watch it. Honest. it's great.

Oh, and thanks, Netflix - you rock!



p.s. - the soundtrack to the trailer is pretty neat too - recognise it?

Monday, August 31, 2015

Allergic Reaction to this Video

There must be some dust in the air as my eyes are welling up!

Thank you. Welcome home.
Posted by 9NEWS (KUSA) on Wednesday, 31 December 2014

kthanxbai! Jumblerant

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Bonding With Bond

Recently I have had a lot of time on my hands in the evenings. After crowdsourcing for data there were quite a few movies to watch.

The Hobbit trilogy was visually stunning, but plot-wise boring. Guardians of the Galaxy was fun, as was Spy. Glorious Basterds was odd, as was Edge of Tomorrow. Surprisingly for me, as they are such behemoths, were Bond films, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, specifically.

And now there is another in the pipeline:

With 5 million views in the last 2 days I think there might be a few others out there who are looking forward to it as well!



Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Comes in From The Cold!

Being a child of the '70's I remember the original Man From UNCLE. It was a bit staid after watching my real uncle in 'The Spy Who Came In From The Cold' but the truth is, that era really was very interesting, and chilling.

When there really was an obvious threat of nuclear attack the world's superpowers were definitely professional, determined and capable and that is what made UNCLE such a believable story. Today? I don't think the urgency or desperation can be understood as well.

Fast cars, loud guns and action sequences are always going to be hits at the box offices so I guess we'll hear good things about the film.

Personally? I like the chic aspect to the chaps from UNCLE - very James Bond...

Oh, and the original had Ducky from NCIS in it - always a crowd pleaser!



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Furry Parodies of TV Shows

The Children's Television Workshop are really on the cutting edge of popular shows. Sit down, call the kids in to watch - and enjoy:

Game of Thrones

House of Cards

Star Wars



Whilst The Cats Away

The family is out of town for a few weeks, so I get to watch what I want on TV.

I've finished the Hobbit trilogy, this season of Deadliest Catch and Gold Rush and am now going to Netflix to watch a few documentaries.

Whilst on Netflix I'll be watching my beloved Longmire. It truly is an epic TV show. Epic scenery, epic storylines and just blinking epic!

So epic is Longmire that after it was cancelled by A&E that Netflix picked it up. Thats a whole other story though!

Another TV show I will be looking out for is new, and is Heroes Reborn, here's a sneak peek;

It looks very 'interesting' to say the least.

The future looks good - for my tv viewing at least!



Monday, July 13, 2015

Nothing New Under The Sun

You know how you always wanted to play chess with really, really big pieces? Well the Russians got there first.

Yes, they used real soldiers too.



Thanks to Vintage Everyday

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

New Tech & Hi-Tech

There is a lot of new technology out there, and a few awesome ways of being part of the new hi-tech wave.

Personally I am proud to wear my Kickstarter based Pebble Watch, and at home I have Kickstarter Ruche Shelving and a Sensibo set.

Some projects I find very interesting are AllBe1, Sensibo and Zolo on Indiegogo.

And theres more!

On Kickstarter there seems to be a much wider range of products, from board games to 3D Printing printers. Persoanlly? I find Phree, Pebble Watch (mark II) and the utterly awesome Ruche Shelving to be ones to follow.