NEW DOCTOR!

 

   “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.” — The Doctor, Season 5, Episode 12. As the more informed amongst you will have probably noticed, Matt Smith is retiring from his role as Doctor Who. Now although this in its own is not a revelation; the person replacing him is. That’s correct – three people who do not yet know – the name of the “new” Doctor has been revealed. “The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil […]

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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR:

 

 “War means fighting, and fighting means killing.” – Nathan Bedford Forrest. ON THIS DAY the largest land battle ever fought on American soil began. That’s right you Greyback Johnys the BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG, the bloodiest battle of the AMERICAN CIVIL WAR April (12, 1861 – May 9, 1865) commenced. For three days 01-07-1863 to 03-07-1863 the horrific slaughter continued leaving over 40,000 dead and wounded – That’s 50% higher than ALL U.S casualties from the Revolution 1775-1783. Now the reason I’m giving you this history lesson, Billy Yank? BECAUSE! TODAY THE 150TH GETTYSBURG ANNIVERSARY BEGINS! And WE celebrate and honour the dead by looking at some of MY favourite Civil War games and films! “I hate newspapermen. They come into camp […]

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EVIL DEAD SERIES (1981-2013)

 

 “You will die! Like the others before you, one by one, we will take you.” – Cheryl: Evil Dead – 1981. I’m certain a number of you have seen the “new” Evil Dead film (2013). I must admit, I enjoyed it; despite the lack of Bruce Campbell. Who is Bruce Campbell? Oh, child. Allow me to enlighten you. And let me be the first to say “Welcome to the World of Evil Dead.” “Well hello Mister Fancypants. Well, I’ve got news for you pal, you ain’t leadin’ but two things, right now: Jack and shit… and Jack left town.” – Ash: Army of Darkness – 1992. Our tale is long and sometimes complicated. For over 30 years the world of […]

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FILM VS WRITTEN WORD!

 

 “It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it.” —Jack Kerouac. The written word captures our imagination; while films show the spoils of our mind to the world. Both of these mediums are a fantastic way of expressing ideas and concepts. However the battle-lines between readers and watchers is moving closer, as famous works of literary genius are transformed into fantastic high-budget films; then transformed back into print. So, Wookiee, you get books based on the film, which itself is based on a book. Thus giving you ONE film and TWO distinct books. All of which have their own fanatics lining the streets and flogging themselves in abject worship of “their” beloved personal choice. All this leaves us with […]

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FIVE FUTURE WEAPONS

 

 “May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won’t.” – General George Patton. Seems the world loves weapons. The bigger the bang, the more deadly the fallout, the stronger the quake (see what I did there?), the more devastating the long-term effect on our economy, the better the world feels. In the past few years Governments across the word, though mostly the U.S.A and Chinese, have been working on the next generation of weapons and military tools: from invisibility, nano-technology, unmanned planes, and piles of other toys. But today, we focus on five of the upcoming – or released weapons. “Love is like war… easy to start… difficult to end…. and impossible to forget.” – Unknown. 05: XM-25  This […]

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Worst Last Words… EVER!

 

 Last words; most of us don’t get the chance to say something interesting right before we die. Mostly we hear “Watch out for that bus!” “What bus?” – Splat! However if you are in the lucky minority, what would you choose to say? Hopefully after you have read this article, you’ll have a better idea of what earth-shattering phrase may spew forth from your gaping maw. Millard Fillmore: 1800-1874. Fillmore had an interesting and well remembered career. He worked as a teacher, lawyer, and was the thirteenth president of the United States. (1850-1853) However WE are here for his last words. At a banquet in Buffalo, New York, he suffered a mortal stroke after being served a bowl of chicken […]

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FURRIE’S VS KLINGON’S: BOWLING!

 

 “Pity the warrior who slays all his foes.” As many of you are probably aware, the internet is full of peculiarities. Most of these are harmless, some are not; and still others are so bizarre – though not in an offensive way – that they come an instant cult classic. One such classic, is Furrie’s VS Klingon’s: Bowling. “Brute strength is not the most important asset in a fight.” On the 29th of September, 2007, at the Midtown Bowling Alley in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A, a battle of skill and wits was fought between the two deadly foes. The Klingon’s fought with honour and achieved a victory worthy of Qo’noS. (32 – 27.) The great battle caused little hype on the Internet, […]

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ZOMBIES: Fact, fiction, or theoretical possibility? PART 5

 

 Rule 3 – “Always carry a minimum of 2 reliable, lethal weapons.” Welcome to this, the last in our five part look into all things zombie. Last week we looked at the end of civilization. In little over 38 days after initial infection, most of the human race would be some form of zombie, and the world we know would be gone. But what if you were one of the lucky ones? What if you survived, what would you do then? Well a number of people have given this a lot of thought. Over the past decade, dozens of books, manuals, videos, and survival kits have been created to deal with this possibility.  Rule 10 – “Only pull the trigger […]

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MASS EFFECT: BOOK SERIES

 

 MASS EFFECT: BOOK SERIES I decided to do something different for this article. I thought that I would discuss with you – fans – the Mass Effect: Book Series. Now if you are like me – M.E Fanatic – then you would no doubt of heard of the Mass Effect: Book Series. I shall attempt to give YOU a brief synopsis, and my personal feelings regarding each book. “And so it begins.” – Oleg Petrovsky. But first. Let us look at the authors: Canadian, Drew Karpyshyn wrote the first three books in the series. He has written novels for several other video-game titles: Baldur’s Gate, and Star Wars. He also works as a scriptwriter, video-game scenario writer, and novelist. American, […]

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ZOMBIES: Fact, fiction, or theoretical possibility? PART 3

 

 “I’d rather die while I’m living than live while I’m dead. ”  – Jimmy Buffett. It’s Wednesday and that means zombies. Last week we had a brief look at some of the best/worst zombie films and video-games in the 21st century. Today we shall carry on down the undead rabbit hole. “What’s with the zombie craze? Zombies are half alive, half dead, right? Sounds like my wife in bed.” – Jarod Kintz, Who Moved My Choose?   TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: PART 4. The first true medium of self expression – apart from cave walls – books have given us an inexhaustible amount of zombie related goodness. Over the past few decades, dozens of “new” zombie films have been released, crawling their […]

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