Category Archives: Pop Culture

How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse (With Naomi Kyle) CCC

Ever wanted to know how to survive a zombie apocalypse? IGN’s Naomi Kyle will show you how. If you’ve never caught an episode of ‘Cheap, Cool Crazy’ where have you been hiding? The show sources fun stuff online you can have on the cheap, that may just be cool or crazy!

Back to the Future original first draft 1981

backtofuture.jpgOnce again I’ve been looking through a whole lot of documents I have on my computer and stumbled across the original first draft of a script from the film ‘Back to the Future’. Any fans of the Back to the Future movies might find this interesting.

The script written by Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale was a first draft only of the film which they wrote on the 24th February, 1981. Just reading through, the script feels much longer than the actual finished film and for any die hard fan, it’s interesting to read through some of the things that never made it into the final production.

Its just like reading a Harry Potter Novel, or any book in which has been adapted to film. The book always includes many of the details lost in the movie and getting a hold of a first draft of a film is quite the similar feeling. You can read through the first draft via the link below. This isn’t a copy that I wrote myself and am not 100% sure on it’s authenticity, but similar documents can be found elsewhere online also.

Back to the Future – First Draft

Very cool, enjoy!

MySpace: What’s all the fuss?

myspace_203.jpgFelow blogger Tyler Walicek has recently written a really great article on his blog entitied “The MySpace Saga” which takes a look at where the site all started out, how it took shape, and an interesting look at the popular social networking site’s more shady background.

“I’ve always been fascinated with MySpace. It’s a writhing, twisted cesspool of Internet slang and <FONT COLOR=#FF751A”>terrible code.<F/ONT> But it’s also an outlet for millions of people, mostly teens, who, someway, somehow, through all the malformed CSS and hideous pages, are creating an identity for themselves. They decorate their profiles with YouTube Clips, oversized text, and pictures of their favorite rappers. Their pages are 5000 pixels wide and impossible to read. And they love it.

But there’s more to MySpace than just users with questionable web design skills. The site itself has something of a shady history. With a little bit of research, I’ve managed to piece together a timeline for how the site actually came about.”

source: Tyler Walicek: The MySpace Saga

A look at who is behind the creation of the site, who exactly Tom Anderson is (myspace go-ers all know who “Tom” is right lol) and who is backing the site now.

More recently Rupert Murdoch and his company newscorp bought out myspace from its previous owners for something like $570 million dollars. Google was in the running for the buy out, but declined stating that they (google) weren’t interested in a buy-out of MySpace becuase they could create something better (paraphrase).

Rupert Murdoch is obviously fairly happy with himself these days after purchasing MySpace anyway. He know owns the most popular social networking site around, and perhaps the most popular website on the internet these days.

Definately be sure to check out Tyler’s article with the link above. Very interesting look.

Superman Comic Issue #1

I don't care if your the biggest comic book nerd in the world or not, anybody will appreciate a glance at one of the world's most popular superhero's first ever comic book issue. June 1938 was the date the very first issue of superman was released under Action Comics and continues to be a very popular character to this day.

Superman has had his share of television and film adaptations with more recently Superman returns hitting theaters in the coming months, and Smallville television series taking a look at the legend that is superman.

You can find the original print of Issue #1 here as JPG image files, which is the complete issue, and in very good condition.

Flu dissapearing, Tetris addiction makes its way

Well it finally looks like I'm getting some relief from this stupid flu. God I had being sick, first it just started out as another regular cold, but then the headaches and fever came and I knew I was in for a full scale battle with the flu. Well day 4 of my cold and finally seeing some improvement which is good. 

I got my copy of Tetris DS the other day (I think I told you guys) and I just love that game. Its so addictive, especially playing online. Over the two days I've had it, I've already played over 100 online matches and just keep coming back for more, I can seem to put it down. In between schoolwork breaks, if Im not watching TV, you can bet i'll be online with my DS playing Tetris hehe.

Well I got a good response for my idea of audio posts, but after thinking about it for a few days, I'm not quite sure if it would be a feasible idea. Sure, the idea sounded great, but when i go back to uni i have enough trouble getting in my regular written posts, and having to record some audio each day, can't see it happening too often thats all. Maybe if the demand is high enough, I could put out a clip or two whenever I have some free time if you guys really want to listen to me lol. Either way, I'll still be keeping up on my regular posts, don't you worry about that.

Watch out for tomorrow's post, I'll be writing some new and interesting stuff on fat seeking lasers to be precise lol. Thanks guys, have a great day.

Blog in Audio Form?

Hey everybody, had a great idea come over me last night…what do you think? As well as writing my daily (well bi-daily) posts on my blog, I was also thinking about doing short 'audio-blog's for each post which has myself commenting on my post, and adding a little extra information and so on. It will be a fairly small download (2-3MB max) and will go for around 5 mins or so.

If I decide to 'audio-fy' each written post it will be made avaliable hopefully that same day via a link on the post. I will also add a new category on my blog also for you guys to easily find each 'podcast' of each post.

If you think its a good idea, feel free to either email me (see contacts page) or just comment this post. Much appreciated. It might just turn out to be a total pain in the ass having to record audio clips each day (busy enough as it is), but we shall see. Who knows…next time your visiting my blog, you could be listening to me instead!