Leonard Nimoy Gallery

I’m paying tribute to one of the greatest acting icons of both television and film!

As actress Stacey Dash said on Twitter:

So sad to lose icon @TheRealNimoy “Fascinating is a word I use for the unexpected” your coins of wisdom will be missed #RIPLeonardNimoy

Leonard Nimoy

March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015

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His Last Tweet

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Book Review- Hands Off My Gun

Dana Loesch is a great television show host, commentator, gun rights activists,  and radio personality. She has also proven to be a great writer.

Her book on the US Bill of Rights’ Second Amendment giving us the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is an eye opener. She recounts the history of the Anti-2nd Amendment movement and its deep-seated roots in racism and elitism. Dana also tells how though the liberal media would show them to be a grassroots movement, its actually bankrolled by left-wing billionaires like Michael Bloomberg.

Dana also does a fantastic job of defending gun owners by recounting positive stories of how using a gun in defense came in handy. She also eliminates some of the myths surrounding various atrocities committed by a person wielding a gun and how Europe (a virtual gun-free zone) is actually full of gun violence.

The only thing I did not like about is she kind of is repetitive when she talks of the scam artists at Moms Demands Action. She talks about them several times throughout the book and while I do agree they are scam artists, I thought it was mentioned more than necessary.

Despite that, the book is great for gun education. Be sure to pick it up at your local bookstores and buy copies for your friends. It is a great and a fantastic read.

Movie Review- Maze Runner

A group of teen boys are trapped together in a forest that is surrounded by wall. Everyday the walls open and it leads to a maze. Every thing changes when a girl shows up. Next thing you know, they find a possible way out. Will they succeed or fail?

That about sums up the film. Yes, one paragraph. This movie is not what it was hyped out to be. It was nothing but a mix of Divergent and the second Hunger Games. The plot was spotty and the dialogue lame. The actors were not that great. It is more redeeming in the special effects and stunts department.

I can honestly say, don’t waste your time. This film is not worth it. I have not read the book, so I won’t comment on it, but I hear the book is way better.

CAST:

  • Dylan O’Brien as Thomas, the last male to enter the Glade
  • Kaya Scodelario as Teresa, the only female Glader
  • Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Newt, second in command
  • Will Poulter as Gally, the Glade’s enforcer
  • Ki Hong Lee as Minho, the Keeper of the Runners
  • Aml Ameen as Alby, the leader of the Gladers
  • Blake Cooper as Chuck, a chubby friend of Thomas and also the youngest Glader
  • Dexter Darden as Frypan, the main chef of the Gladers
  • Chris Sheffield as Ben, a runner
  • Jacob Latimore as Jeff, the main medic of the Gladers
  • Alexander Flores as Winston, the Keeper of the Slicers
  • Randall D. Cunningham as Clint
  • Joe Adler as Zart
  • Patricia Clarkson as Ava Paige

 

Impact of Social Media

 

In the early 2000s, the Message Boards hit the web. These were the precursors to the blogs. I use to post all the time on Message Boards. You could write short stories, comment on pop culture, and just like magazines, there were some Message Boards that were subject specific. You could find ones on science fiction, politics, religious studies, etc. Interestingly, they were anonymous mostly and ruled by a board of directors.

However, Myspace came on the scene. Myspace was like your own personal message board where you could write statuses, articles, but instead of having a ‘board of directors’ you could control all of your own content. Soon, Myspace expanded into music and even movies. Top recording artists Justin Bieber and Adam Young (known by his stage name Owl City) were discovered. Then came YouTube, which was video specific. Next of course was Facebook. Here was a way you could keep in touch with friends you have made even if they were on the other side of the world. However, much to young people’s horror, parents were getting onto Facebook., but not just them, grandparents, teachers, coaches, and even bosses were getting on Facebook.

At first, going public in your life seemed cool, but now, social networking is changing into more instant and quick updates. If you check Facebook events, you’ll find your Facebook events has shrank in terms of RSVPs because less people are noticing them. I remember when some teens were asking about the Facebook event, and now they are telling me they never saw it. According to a recent study, millenials and post-millenials are growing to mistrust authority. Since that is the case, they are blogging and facebooking less and instead turning to Twitter and Instagram where they can share a small part of themselves instead of all of them. I have found it an even tie between Facebook and Instagram with Twitter and live-chatting coming in second.

What does this mean for us? Keeping up with the trends is getting harder and harder because now there are even more social networks out there. Snap-chat, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and Flickr are all other and the options are getting more specific.

Moral Revolution on 50 Shades of Grey

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I thought that this was appropriate for Valentine’s Day. February 14th should be about men and women who are pursuing each other. They walk in love and purity. Everything about them can be discovered in romantic love and intimacy, not abuse, stalking, manipulation, and pain.

If someone treats you this way, seek help immediately.

To women, don’t let a man abuse and manipulate you or beat you into what he wants. Find someone who cares for you and treats you like the most important person in the whole world. Likewise, don’t abuse and manipulate your man. Instead, let him love you for the strong independent woman you are and should be.

To men, treat women with love and respect. Be a man of honor and nobility. Be genuinely interested in her personality and the things she cares about. Beating, stalking, abusing, and manipulating a woman is not good. Be the loving man. Also, avoid women who claim they want that. Don’t let them change you. Be the strong independent man you are and should be.

Top 100 Movie Villains 80-71

100 villains

These are the stuff of our nightmares. They made us laugh, cry, shout in rage, and sent shivers down our spines These are the baddest of the bad and the most evil of the evil. This is who I see as the:

TOP 100 MOVIE VILLAINS

71. The Riddle Killer (Thr3e, 2006)

72. Cob (Tales of Earthsea)

73. Agent Smith (The Matrix)

74. Morgan Hastings (The Sons of Katie Elder, 1965)

75. Tyrannosaurus Rex (Jurassic Park)

76. Franz Sanchez (Licence To Kill, 1989)

77. Kang Yeonsak (Olympus Has Fallen)

78. Frankenstein’s Monster (Frankenstein, 1931)

79. The Dragon Emperor (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor)

80. Dr. Facilier (The Princess and The Frog, 2009)

Music Review- Kina Grannis’ Valentines

Grannis ValentinesKina Grannis is on tour now! You should check out her music. There’s a link in the picture above to the song. She has a beautiful voice and is a wonderful guitar player.

When you’re looking for some songs to put on your romantic Valentine’s Day song list, grab Kina’s song Valentines. The video is good and ends on a humorous note. You should download it off iTunes.

While the sound is simplistic, it is pleasant and very well put together.

Kina Grannis is very talented with both her voice and her guitar.