Sunday, 27 March 2011

Rebels are #Winning

Okay so I've written a bit too much on Libya, so the rebels are now winning, I'll leave it at that.
In other news, people in the Phillippines have hilarious names, a BBC reporter said "Since then I've met a Bambi, three Bogies, several Girlies, a Peanut, a Barbie and a middle-aged man called Babe." Which is brilliant, why can't we have more of that in the UK?

A man in Halifax, burgled some houses, then fell down a well. A prime example of how mediocre the UK is, no guns, no violence, just a severe amount of average. An example of how more-then-average America is in terms of guns, two men opened fire on each other with shotguns in Mississippi. They did this because one man thought that the others dog had been dumping on his lawn. The argument got out of control. Bang. Both will probably get jail time.

There was a massive protest in London regarding spending cuts, or as I like to call it, an anti-conservative march. I'm not anti-conservative myself, but I am a student. Therefore poor. Therefore supporting labour / lib-dem. But who knows what will happen in the future?

I'm babbling now, how about a joke a friend told me after being accused of being a homophobe?
He said "I'm not homophobic, but let's just say that I prefer to eat my bananas with a knife and fork."
Oh how we laughed. I'll be back in a few days people. Much love, Sam. 

Monday, 21 March 2011

No fly-zone and the worst song evarrrr.

Sorry I've been gone for a few days people. There's been a lot of stuff going on i.e. college work. So let's get straight into it.

Over the past few days the no-fly zone over Libya has been imposed and enforced, keeping the rebels very much in the fight, after the ceasefire was broken. Now this "no-fly zone" seem's to be more of a "bomb-the-shit-out-of-anything-that-moves zone", with a few hundred tomohawk cruise misiles being fired at government troops. Viva la revolution eh?

For those of you that haven't seen Rebecca Blacks song "Friday" Save yourself the pain or hope to god you get rick-rolled, it really is "the worst song ever", even the BBC say so. Autotuned, with terrible lyrics and a terrible video, it is clear that an American 13 year old girl's parents were very keen, for whatever reason, to generate a new 'Justin Bieber'. A sad story indeed.

However a sadder story is that the death toll in Japan is now at over 8,000, with over 1,300 still missing. The nuclear disaster is still being brought under control, but it is a real shame to see the reputation of nuclear power damaged so much. It is almost a perfect energy generation method, with 1kg of Uranium-235 producing over 200,000 times more energy than 1kg of coal.The pollution is controllable, no green house gases, the radioactive materials can just be stored away. But if natural disasters can cause this kind of catastrophe, people are right to be wary.

The new game 'Homefront' seems to have been a disapointment, with a metacritic score of only 71, it looks to be a good-average game, rather than the new Call of Duty we were all hoping for. But if you get the chance look for the trailer for "Dead Island", the newish trailers that is, not the one's from 2007 when it was originally announced. Do so. Looks amazing. Thanks for the read guys. Sam.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

David v Goliath. Round 2. Fight.

Just a quick update guys, don't have time for a full blog today, as there is a mountain of work staring me down. So I'll just show a quick viral video.

But it is the video's description that is the work of genius here;

On Monday the 14th of March, a video was uploaded on Facebook by someone claiming to be the Father of one of Casey's friends. The video would later become viral on Jewtube & was subsequently deleted hundreds to thousands of times. He was dubbed the "Zangief Kid" for his likeness to Zangief of the Street Fighter game series.
In the video, a small, ratty child was squaring up to a much larger chubster (but to call him a chubster is very deceiving, as he is a being of muscle) while his fellow vermin stood to the left with the camera. The ratty child, known as Ritchard, threw a punch, connecting with the chubster, Casey. Casey moved with the punch, but didn't back away or show any sign of pain. This was to be the Rat's first warning, which he failed to heed.
The Rat then began bouncing on his heels, taunting Casey by feigning punches to his stomach. Casey is seen moving his arm at speeds not yet achieved by mortal men. This was to be the Rat's second warning.
And then, following another feigned punch from the Rat, Casey acted. But it is not right to call him Casey anymore, because he is much, much more. He is the Beast. Channeling the power of the Immortal Ones, the Beast threw himself at the Rat and subdued him. He then proceeded to hoist the Rat up in to the air, pausing briefly to savor the smell of fear, before slamming the Rat down with enough force to destroy the other half of Japan. Contemplating a kick to the head, the Beast, wise and merciful in victory, decided against it, knowing the Rat was already humiliated and broken. One of the Rat's counterparts came up with the intention of getting revenge, but when the Beast looked him square in the eyes he became paralyzed with fear. The Beast, satisfied with his work, turned and strode off to his lair.
The Beast's current whereabouts are unknown, but it is very likely he slumbers in an underwater cave in the Bermuda Triangle. Because he's the hero St. Mary's North deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark knight.
A fat kid beat up a skinny kid.

I hope you enjoyed that as much as I did, I'll give a proper update tomorrow. Sam.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Day 2

Well hello people. Just though I'd do a quick update before college today (1:30 start for the win), with a few things.

First things first Libyan rebels have retaken the Eastern oil town of Brega, for what seems like the 20th time, killing and capturing a large number of government troops "allegedly". Obviously the Libyan government isn't going to confirm this, but if you're France, then the Rebels ARE the government. If you didn't know, France as of about a week ago became the first nation to officially recognise the self-declared Nation Council as the government of Libya. Talks regarding the no-fly zone continue, with everyone arguing and no one doing anything, meanwhile planes continue to drop bombs on rebels. Which makes you think, this whole no-fly zone thing should really fall into the 'Sooner rather than later' catergory. The longer we wait, the more will die. Or the Western world could just not get involved, we don't need to be hated anymore than we already are, right?

China is demanding higher compensation from New Zealand for the 60 Chinese students lost in the Christchurch earthquake. China says that because of their one child per family policy, each lost child is more valuable. I can kind of see where they're coming from there.

And in completely unrelated news, I watched the movie Battle: Los Angeles last night. One comment I saw on the YouTube trailer said that it was like a 2 hour USMC advert, which I think sums up the movie quite well, if you throw some aliens into the mix. So it's a good film if you're a guy / like explosions, but don't take your girlfriend to see it.

Anyway, I really need to get ready for college, thanks for taking the time to read this guys, I'll have a look through your blogs when I get home tonight. Sam.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Hey Guys

Well hello there. Let me do the generic "Hello my name is... blah blah", as much as I know you all probably hate it I feel like it is the best way to get started.

My name is Sam, I'm a student in the UK and I have always had an interest in blogging, just never really got around to it until now, and well, here I am.

I plan on updating this blog around once a day, just on what's happening in the world (as you can tell) and anything of any real interest to me.

The Earthquake / Tsunami in Japan is the obvious place to start, with the death toll at over 1,300 people, and is expected to rise to 10,000 I really do feel for those affected. I'm not quite sure why the UK is the first country to send search and rescue teams, considering that our experience of Earthquakes is around about 0, but hey at least we're trying. I'm going to keep this first post short as you've all probably read about this disaster far too much already and I'm a bit behind, but I'll be back tomorrow, and I'll start following some of you guys soon (reading blogs is a brilliant way to pass the rest of my weekend, I'm just so cool like that) but yeah, thanks for taking the time to read this. Sam.