So they remade one of
the movies from my childhood in the Eighties, “The Thing”.
Apparently it was more of a cult classic than a box-office success
back then, but what mattered to me is that it was a scary movie
– and I was too chicken to watch it! Fast-forward 20-odd years, and
there I am, braver and ready to face my fears.
So I've decided to
really bring back start a feature I used to do on my old
Windows Live Blog back in the day: Movie Reviews! *cue fan-fare*
Nothing too dramatic,
and they should be for the most part spoiler-free, so fear not
checking them out before hitting the cinema, renting, or *cough
cough* acquiring them by other means.
I will give you a
numerical rating at the end of each review ranging from “0.0”
(avoid at all costs, hunt down all parties involved in its creation,
and exterminate with extreme prejudice), to “5.0” (this is manna
from Heaven – watch it repeatedly).
Also there will be a more generic rating such as “rent”, “avoid”, or “cinema-worthy” for
I hope you find the new
feature useful! - QBF
PS: I’m closing in on
post # 500!! :-)
There's a young lady I
know by the name of Kerry-Ann Johnson who writes some beautiful
poetry and shares it with the world at her site: La Voce Poetry.
She's been writing for years and sharing
them with her close personal friends (and the ones on her Facebook
profile to boot), but she's ready to share with just about anyone now.
Here's a short excerpt (and
link) to one of her most recent works:
GPS Tagging &/ Tracking
Most people don't think twice before using such services now. In
fact, you're the odd one if you don't over-share about your life it
seems. (Explain to me why isn't Twitter dead yet?)
have rebelled against this new system. I barely use Facebook after
being an admitted addict to it, 99% of the time I am there to share
photo albums (and with muuuuuch less persons than before). I've found
myself gravitating into the arms of Google+, but there is the
trepidation that they will morph into another Facebook --- and how do
I get more of my important (real) friends unto that platform? GPS is
used rather infrequently, and mainly as a tool to track my running
it most unnerving when complete strangers can introduce me to other
strangers, due to seeing me in my friends' photos on the infamous
Facebook. So what does it all mean? Are we headed to a society where