Friday, January 19, 2018

Jacinda Ardern First Woman in History to Have a Baby



















The New Zealand Prime Minister has created
History by becoming the first woman in History
to become pregnant.

She's having a baby!!!

I'm guessing  shes the first, because of the headlines
from the NewZealand media, which have been....

"Today anything is Possible"

"An inspiration for generations to come"

"A Historical day in Global History"

This has to be the greatest feat in the History of the world,
I cannot beleive how understated the NZ media has bee with
this.

I guess Keith Locke and John Minto are so right, our media is
still just so so pro John Key.

We must bow down and acknowledge this perfect woman, the
first ever to be with child.


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Bot Intelligence

















I always wondered how it was done.

The math just didn't add up.  Lately I
have been reading about BOT Intelligence and
how a lot of twitter accounts are run by machines,
and not a human typing.

I'm not talking about how Bot Intelligence is done,
but how a blog could go so viral  so fast.

You see a few years ago, a blog supposedly got  a million
hits in just a few days.  Can happen I suppose, the blogger
has now become a published writer a editor of a major
news blog in New Zealand and doing the speaking
rounds.

Of course the story behind her success, wasn't true,  it
wasn't her first blog, and this person had a history of
calling themselves a victim, yet they  were guilty of the
behaviour they were accusing others of, and were extremely
hypocritical.

Anyway that's another story.  On the first few days of
their new blog, twitter in New Zealand went off,
tweet after tweet saying "You have go to this blog", "Funniest
post in Internet History"

 I thought at the time it was just a Mantra
from her fanbase,  but it appeared most tweets were word
for word the same, no difference and they would appear
every 10 to 15 seconds.

But after reading what I have read today, I believe this blogger has used "Bot Intelligence"

They have a history on twitter of deleting their own tweets,
they go off and on twitter every so often, (currently they have
a protected account)  So my theory is that  they're using Bot
Intelligence and are trying to hide it.

They wouldn't be the first Kiwis to use it,  NZ Rugby uses it,
and then reports false social media numbers to the media who
of course lap it up.

I find Bot Intelligence on social media for this purpose to
be disgusting and think it should be illegal.

Of course it wont, it's just kinda scary this is the way some
people use it.

Here's hoping the trend wont catch on.

Time will tell.

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Death Of Modern Family



















The TV show Modern Family has died.

It is currently into it's ninth season, and will
have ten seasons, but  last night's episode
was the day it officially died for me.

The producers/writers have decided that their
sole purpose is to make sure Disney has their
next child star.

Nothing against the child actor,  but he's just
a pawn in a money making machine, sure
its a faux doco, and the actors look at the camera,
but this child actor has yet to figure out the times
he is suppose to look at the camera and the times
he isnt.

But that's not my main beef  with the show and how they handle
this actor.

It use to be edgy, they use to write brillantly for their kid
actors, now they have turned the show into some Disney Junior
Full House show.

Shot after shot, there is a close up of  Joe Pritchett's face, he may
say lines like "I luv you mummy" or  "Im sorry" and the shot
will linger on his big brown eyes.

It's killed the show for me, I feel like I'm watching a show for little
kids, then straight after his scenes they may have more adult content
with the adult actors.

Bit it seems more often than not the show, is about pushing this
kid and his cuteness on to the viewing public.

A far cry from season one when Phil  Shot Luke with  a paintball
gun.

I'm kinda guessing next week episode, there will be half a dozen
shots of Joe's face close up.

I wont know, because I wont be watching.

RIP Modern Family,  2009-2018.







Thursday, January 11, 2018

Ten Years Blogging
















Today is the tenth anniversary of this blog.

I started this blog ten year ago.

And not one bad post.

And a mammoth 150K hits in ten years.

Perhaps I should look to do other things?

Time will tell.




Sunday, December 3, 2017

Splash TV Stalks Millie Bobby Brown













Here are the contact details of the Paparazzi company known
as SPLASH TV, that has been stalking Millie Bobby Brown
the child actress from Stranger Things.

Not only have they been stalking her, but have also been
gloating on youtube making videos saying "You Can't Fool
Us"  when Millie tried to wear a disguise thru LAX.

She is a child for Pete sake, please  tell the contacts below to stop harassing a child.
 
cauchterlonie@splashnews.com
lkjones@splashnews.com
Contact: London Jessica Townsend +44 (0) 207 078 8958
Los Angeles Paysley Ross +1 310 821 2666



Wednesday, November 22, 2017

This Kid is No Hero or Victim












What happen to him was wrong. But he is no victim
and no hero, and he certainely shouldn't have been
invited on stage to celebrate  with the Sydney Football
team after they won the FFA.

What he did was passive aggressive, what he was obnoxious,
annoying and inconsiderate, what he did also showed
he has some sort of sense of entitlement.

Basically this is the Kid, who was a ball boy during
the FFA cup final game between Sydney and Adelaide,
the game had gone into extra time, minutes left, Adelaide
was down by a goal, the ball went out, the Adelaide player
spotted a player was on the break so wanted a quick throw
in.

He asked the kid for the ball, the kid held on to it, the
player then went up the kid and asked him again, the
kid turned his back on the player and cradle the ball
so the player couldnt get it, the player then  wrapped his
arms around the kid to get the ball, the kid fell over
all hell broke loose.

The kid made himself out to be a victim, that he was
done wrong, after the game, as stated before, he was invited
on stage to celebrate with the Sydney team.

Yes the player shouldn't have touched the kid, but here's
the thing, this sets an awful precedent, boy balls will think,
hey we can help our home team, we can be smart asses
to the opposition players, but cause we are only 10-12 years old,  no
one will try and stop us.

This is so wrong, this kid needs to be banned himself, from Football
for a short period of time and be made to make a public apology, not be
touted in the media as a victim and a hero.

He had one job, get the ball to the player as fast as possible.

He failed, he shouldnt be rewarded for his disgusting behavior.

This incident believe me, will be repeated by ball boys all over,
unless people invovled in Football speak out.

I don't think they will though.

Time will tell.



 


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Chris Martin, What are you doing here at a Closet Company in LA?



















It's Mental!

Modern Family which is one my fav shows of my
life time, may have jumped the shark or at least been
pranked by Chris Martin.

Thru it's first four seasons, I would've put Modern Family
up there with the all time greats, MASH, Seinfeld and
the Office (Both UK and US Versions)

The next two seasons saw a drop in quality, the two seasons
after that were literally quite poor, but this season, the show
has bounced back.

Until now, where it was announced that Chris Martin is
visiting the Dunphy's.

As soon as this was announced, comparison with Ricky
Gervais's extras, came to light. The episode where Ricky
Gervais was making a  point that having a celeb guest star
in a sitcom is a sign that the sitcom has Jumped the Shark.

I'm not sure how Modern Family will play his appearance,
if it's a ode to Extras, or even handled in a different way than
a sitcoms usual  "Guest Star playing himself" then it might
work, but unfortunately it would seem, it may be one of
those shows that Gervais was having a go at.

For myself, this would be a huge shame for Modern Family,
a show that was describe as cutting edge, a show that was
different, to use such a cheesy sitcom tactic is an insult to
the viewer.

Modern Family has been better this season than the previous
two, and it's fanbase takes the show seriously, but if the Chris
Martin episode is a bad one, I'm calling it,  despite being
renewed, Modern Family wont have a tenth season.

It will have well and truly Jumped that Shark, and even the
most diehad fan will be extremely disappointed, to a point
that's it unforgivable.

Here's hoping  the episode will work, Modern Family deserves
to still be making great episodes.

Time will tell.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Garth Brooks win Entertainer of the Year at the 51st CMA's















Once again Garth Brooks has made music History.
Winning his sixth Entertainer of the year award
at the  51st  CMA's.

No one from any genre had a bigger tour, played
more dates, created more energy, the amount of
shows he played the past 12 month was beyond
belief.

Then there was Studio G, a personal sincere chat
with his fans every Monday on facebook, which
also aired on Sirius radio.

It's quite unbelievable really,  a man who's been
entertaining since 1989, being on top of his game
for a staggering 28 years, and as the old saying
goes, like a wine age, he gets better with age.

Not sure what is left for Garth in the music industry,
2018 he will once again leave North America and tour
the world, like he did in 1994.

He will bring the same energy  to these shows that he
has done in the USA and Canada, and he will do it
by keeping the music country and not watering it down
or remixing it, trying to make it like pop music.

So congrats to Mr Brooks, you deserve to have this
and I cannot wait to see you perform when hopefully
you come down to New Zealand.

We are your friends in Low Places.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Stranger Things














1980's, Best Decade Ever for kids.

This is why Stranger Things is so damn popular.

People my age can look back at our own childhood
and teen years and identify with the show.  The Duffer
brothers have got this down pact. Everything about the
show takes me back.

It's like a show that was made  for me in mind.
I was a kid who got into Stephen King's short stories in
the 80's and loved them because he wrote  10-17 year
old's so well.  Even if the Duffer brothers themselves
hadn't came out and said they were heavily influenced
by King, you can tell.

The arcade scenes from season 2 were brilliant, I remember
playing those games, and hoping one day, my name would
make the high score list, which I did once!!!  My crowning
life  achievement.

The Kid's like in IT, (Finn is amazing again) speak like
kids spoke in 1980's, but it was also a more innocent time
when it came to members of the oppostie sex,  no sexting
back them.

If I had just one small gripe with the show, the actors playing
the High School kids, are just a little too old looking, but it's a
very small gripe.

If you were told this was a show that was filmed in the 1980's
you would believe it, they get it that perfect.

So thank you Duffer Brothers for taking me back to my
pre adolescent- adolescent years, reminding me of the
friendships I had, reminding me of what was important to
me back then.

You deserve all the praise you have receieved, hopefully the
Emmy's will come a calling.

Time will tell.



Sunday, October 29, 2017

Why I loved IT so much.








The Kid Cast.

It is without a doubt one of my Fav movies of
my lifetime, I'm a lifelong fan of Stephen King,
and have always loved the way he portrays children
and teens in his stories.

There is a honesty about the way they talk, and what they
think, they're always true to their age which can't be
said about a lot shows and films and even books that
feature, children and adolescents.

Kids/Preteens/Teens swear, they talk of subjects that
would make George Carlin blush and kids are
freakin funny, because there is no filter.

With IT, the casting director got it right, the chemistry
between them was perfect and just so damn believable.
Putting the actors up in a Hotel room in Toronto
so they could bond was a genius idea!

Stand out for me was Sophia Lillis, to play a victim
of abuse by her father that well, was far beyond her years,
Bill may of been the leader of the Loser Club, but it was Bev
that gelled them together in their fight against Pennywise.

The Jump scares worked, the Projector scene was truly
frightening as was Skarsgard's  Pennywise.

Every kid gave a solid performance,  of the six boys I
have to say Eddie, Richie and Ben all had my Fav scenes/lines.

Loved the look Ben gave Bev when they first meet, and she signed
his yearbook, so heartwarming and sweet.  Eddie with the line
of the movie, slightly getting confused and calling Placebos,
"Gazebos" and of course Richie in the rock fight telling Henry
what he should do to his dad had me in stitches and of course
his line about Molly Ringwald.

Stan and Mike were solid, playing the serious kids may be hard
to do, but their reactions to their friends and IT was brilliant,
something that could only be achieve if you have got the
acting chops.

The Movie IT, also took me back to my young teen years, the
time period was almost right, they were 13 in 1989, I turned 13 in
1983, the Loser Club reminded me of some of my friends, way
back then.

Again just a extremely enjoyable movie, no overuse of CGI and
with the deepest sincerity, I would say this movie is going to be
as fondly remember as Stand by me.

I sure hope so anyway, it deserves to be.

Roll on Chapter 2!! 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Garth Brooks Anthology















This is what Garth fans have been waiting for.

For decades we have sat thru boxset's and greatest hit's
and  fun interviews with Leno, Kimmel and Ellen.

For the real fans though, we never really had anything
on how the music got created, the process, how a song came
into being, the changes that a song went thru from birth to
it's release, but now we do.

Garth is going to release his Anthology, it will be the first
of five anthology's, and will cover the first five albums.

There will be a 240 page book, that will have the original sheet music
and stories and discussions about the songs, never before seen photos
from the recording sessions, and indepth discussion with all the people
who were involved in making Garth's music happen.

There will be five CD's, the CD's aren't the first five album though.
The CD's will contain demo versions, first recordings, and tthe actual discussions
that happen while Garth was recording the songs.

This is the part of the Anthology that should be of most interest to Garth
fans and music fans in general. It's special because it contains the ACTUAL
moment of recording, verses that didnt make the final cut, it will
show the care and compassion and the love that Garth has for
song writing and recording.

If you're music fan this will do a perfect job of describing Garth
Brooks as an artist.

As a fan, you wont need to own anything else, it's what you have
been waiting for, for Garth's entire career.

The countdown begins to the most important music release
of 2018.

I cant wait!