Showing posts with label Monster Hunter International. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Monster Hunter International. Show all posts

Monday, February 23, 2015

SkyMall is dead. Long live Skymall

To misquote the late, great, Mark Twain "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated". 

Happily this isn't in connection to me, but about the beloved and adored, if not respected, SkyMall catalogue.

Whenever I have gotten onto an internal flight in the beautiful US of A, I have always searched for the SkyMall catalogue. It fills me with wonder at the ludicrousness of the items in it. 

Do you want a Bigfoot garden ornament? They have it.





Or a glow in the dark toilet seat? They have it.



Whats that? I didn't quite hear you. You want a Bigfoot garden ornament for Christmas? They have it.



In light of all of the above, do you know anyone who would appreciate, let alone pay for, an Armadillo Beverage Holder? Well, they've got that too.


Thanks SkyMall. 



You rock. 





kthanxbai!

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Star Wars or Star Trek?

'And yea, for the internet was created. Thusly the Geeks and the Nerds did celebrate. And they asked, forsooth, one timeless question; Star Wars or Star Trek?'

Its the age-old question that still needs answering! So where can we get answers? We can go to Wikipedia, the place where all answers are stored, with the page 'Comparison of Star Trek and Star Wars', or if the World's Encyclopedia doesn't give you the answer, we can go to Business Insider, and their article about why supremacy goes to Star Wars.

Still not satisfied? Gizmodo.com has a great article about the different warring abilities of each side. I think the real answer is actually in each of us, and that is where Science Fiction wins!

Some awesome fan fiction video footage that sheds a visual light on the argument:



Personally, I'm off to read MHI another time, its may not be Star Wars or Star Trek related, but it is awesomeness in print.


kthanxbai!

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Take The Star Road

I'm so happy to see so many bloggers I follow become published authors.

First it was Larry Correia with the Monster Hunter series.

Then it was Marko Kloos with Terms of Enlistment

And now Peter, the most prolific and entertaining blogger I know - Take The Star Road

Good luck with the new book Peter!

Find Out More Here...

kthanxbai!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I'm A Winner, Seriously!

Remember me telling you all about Larry Correia's new book back in October 2010? Or, more recently, about Monster Hunter Legion - Limited Signed Edition last month?

Well, then you'll understand why I am over the moon to hear that I am the winner of the Monster Hunter International prize mega package. I'm just blown away.Signed books, a poster and hopefully - and this is priceless - my name in Larry Correia's next book.


And The Winners Are...



The weird thing is that I am a tad cash strapped at the moment, what with having a 3 year old, a 1 year old and a wife at home - and no chance of a promotion or pay raise any time in the near future. So when I read of Jay's plan of raising money for a prostate cancer charity I thought 'nice idea, but I gave at the (tax) office'.

JayG convincing people to sponsor him 

And then I remembered Jason Boas. A friend of mine from high school. We'd gone our separate ways after graduation but I'd been in touch with him here and there over the years and then in the last few months of his life he came to a hospice in my area for care. We were going to meet up but he was just too weak to even chat on the phone sometimes.Sadly, as I reported back then, Jason died in November 2008.

Its nearly November now, and I remember Jason at this time of year so I thought 'heck, I'll donate to this charity and even when I don't win, I'll feel happy about doing it'.

So I'm triply happy; to be able to give to a great charity, to win the mega prize and to be able to remember Jason and pass on to others the message of his charity - 'No Surrender'.

kthanxbai!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Monster Hunter Legion - Limited Signed Edition

Some people call me a space cowboy yeah, Some call me the gangster of love,Some people call me Maurice,Cause' I speak of the pompetous of love.
None of which is true about me at all whatsoever. 

However, when the great lyrics continue;
Cause' I'm a picker, I'm a grinner, I'm a lover, and I'm a sinner, playin' my music in the sunI'm a joker, I'm a smoker, I'm a mid-night toker, I get my lovin' on the run
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

Yes, there is a bit of me in that. But I'd change just one thing. I'm a reader. I'm a voracious reader. My home library has over 500 books. 

Library
Ambrose, Clancy, Baldacci, Kathy Reichs, Keegan, Kotler, Burford, Chambers, Robert Mason, Linderer, Silva, Griffin, Cornwell, and yes, the list goes on.

And that list has been added to by a young and exciting author named Larry Correia. 

So what's so great about Correia's writing? I can't explain (which is probably why he is the author and I'm the fanboy  blogger!)

He writes about vampires and orcs and ogres and werewolves, special powers, normal humans and past events. Things I would not touch with a bargepole in any other book I have read. Ever.

English: New York Times Bestseller Larry Corre...
New York Times Bestseller Larry Correia
The way he writes about them really brings them to life and into a reality but in a way that gives them personality and drive. Its funny, cute, interesting, thrilling, enthralling, sad and real.

A mother-in-law who is a vampire. A foe who is an ogre. A friend who is a werewolf. An ornamental gnome who kicks his ass...

Don't take my word for it, go over to his website and read about him and then go buy the books!

kthanxbai!

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