Why I won’t be seeing Spectre

I know I’m in the minority, but the New James Bond sucks – and apparently, I’m not the only one…

Don’t get me wrong, I like Daniel Craig and think he is a fine actor, but the 21st century Bond, which everyone calls gritty and dark, in my opinion is just awful.

Bond used to be the best job in the free world; wicked cars, hot chicks, martinis, unbeatable in the casino, awesome gadgets.

What kind of world is it when Bond doesn’t nail the hot chick (like in Casino Royale)? That’s like Kirk not sleeping with the green woman. 8)

The new Bond movies are okay movies (well, Quantum of Solace totally sucked ass), but they are not Bond movies IMHO, just rip-offs of the Jason Bourne series, which I’ll freely admit are pretty damned awesome.

Now, people have told me that these movies are closer to the Ian Fleming novels than the older films and okay, whatever.

But I grew up on a different James Bond and I have no real desire to watch this ‘re-boot’ any more than I do to watch re-boots of Spiderman or Fantastic Four.

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Getting ready for Halloween?

Are you planning a Halloween party this year?

If you are, here are some goodies you might want to add:

Frankenstein Cupcakes

Eyeball Punch

Monster Smores

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The future in Back to the Future 2 is today!

In case you weren’t aware, today is the day that Marty and Doc jumped to in Back to the Future 2.

So what would you do with Biff Tannen’s Sports Almanac?

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Blood Moons and the End of the world

Is your armoury full of guns & ammo and your bunker stocked up on canned goods?

Because we’ve got another ‘Blood Moons’ on its way later this month.

According to some nutjobs, four blood moons are a biblical sign that an imminent world-changing event is on the way.

Pastor John Hagee told the Daily Mirror: ‘It just says “when you see these signs – and four blood moons is a very significant one – the end of this age is coming”.’

The King James Bible states: ‘The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord comes.’

This phenomenon is known as a Tetrad and is four successive lunar eclipses where the Moon has a reddish hue each followed by six full moons.

The Tetrad has only occurred three times in the last 500 years.

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Still given that Y2K, Avian Flu, Swine Flu, Ebola, 2012 and every other apocalyptic theory of the past generation hasn’t affected us at, I wouldn’t hold your breath on September 28.

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How to stay cool in the summer part 2

A few weeks ago, I talked about staying cool this summer by watching SnowPiercer.

It worked so well that I decided to read Winter World 1 (La Nina) & 2 (Stranded), graphic novels set in a post ice age world, much like SnowPiercer was.

These are based on the Chuck Dixon/Jorge Zaffino classic series from about 20 years ago, which I freely admit I missed when they came out.

In the first book, it introduces to the world, but doesn’t really explain what happened. The two main characters are Scully and Wynn, an amoral man and a naive teenage girl who struggle to survive in a frozen world on foot, dealing with the elements, raiders and predators. In Book 2, they find are lucky enough to find motorized transport and life seems good until their ride is stolen. Then they fight to get it back, dealing with monsters, both human and animal.

Four stars out of Five.

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Docudrama on Impact Event

This docudrama will give you an idea of what might happen if a comet were to hit the earth.

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How to stay cool in the summer

How does a Canuck like me stay cool in a hot, hot summer which has had more 30+ degree days than the last FIVE years combined?

I watch Snowpiercer and revel in the ice cold world pictured in it!

If you don’t believe in global warming, then you’ll probably hate the movie right off the bat, as the opening credits talk about how the world is warming and world leaders develop a geo-engineering plan to cool the world back to normal using chemicals sprayed high up in the atmosphere.

Of course, the plan backfires and freezes the entire planet, killing literally billions of people overnight. One rich industrialist who doesn’t trust the plan develops a train with a perpetual motion engine to keep humanity alive. And just like in this world, the people on the train are split into have and have not. The poor inhabit the back of the train in squalor and subsist on protein bars made from cockroaches while the haves enjoy manicures, night clubs, booze and all the finer things in life. After 17 years on the train, a group of have nots plan a rebellion to take over the train. Led by Chris Evans, they move up the train car by car, dealing with thugs and a variety of oddities.

The fight scenes are excellent and numerous, with lots of unexpected twists and turns. But the film is dark and disturbing (as if you couldn’t guess that by the cockroach bars…) and characters you like do die. I won’t spoil the ending, but it isn’t a happy go lucky one, that’s for sure.

Four stars out of five.

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What might happen if Yellowstone blows its top

This is a BBC drama on what might happen if Yellowstone erupted like it did 600,000 years ago (and 1.2 million years ago & 21 million years ago).

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Large Asteroid Impact Simulation

Here’s what might happen if an asteroid with a diameter of 500 km hit Earth:

Okay, that was pretty fucking depressing…

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Review of The Knowledge

Last time, I wondered if preppers think too short term when it comes to dealing with a TEOTWAKI-type event.

Well, this amazing book is the answer to many of those concerns.

This book will teach you the basics of everything necessary to restart modern civilization including:
- Norfolk Four-Course Crop Rotation
- Food Preservation
- How to make clothing
- How to make Lime, Soap, Acids and a ton of other vitally important chemicals
- Metallurgy
- Medical information on topics like neonatal care, medicines and surgery
- Power generation from a wide variety of renewable and non-renewable sources
- Advanced Chemistry

And so on. If you are planning on surviving AND thriving in a post-apocalyptic world, this is a must have for your library. While you may never use it, your children and/or grandchildren almost certainly will!

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