Is it really worth it?

Here it is… or rather, here it was, Black Friday. The day where shoppers clamour for massive discounts on… well, everything. But I ask myself is it worth it as the day seems to bring out the worst in us especially after watching this top ten video feomwatch,ojo.com about the atrocities committed on this day.

Now I can see the appeal of an 80% discount on a cutting edge laptop or a games console or something but to me, this madness should be banned as people are injured or even killed as it can get quite violent. I wouldn’t survive this as I’m in a wheelchair and I can see some vindictive shopper shouting ‘OH NO YOU FUCKING DON’T!’ and pushing me into a wall but thankfully, I don’t live in America and now that it’s over here in Ireland and I haven’t read about any Black Friday incidents here. I’m hoping it stays that way.

So what do you think? Do you share my thoughts or do you think  I’m talking bollocks? Let me know in the comments!

Doggy see, doggy do

Adverts have more influence than anyone can possibly imagine. Not does it induce me and youto say, do and buy things but there also reaching our pets too. Check out this year’s Christmas ad for UK department store chain John Lewis.

Now check out this video where a boxer is so wanting to join in with the dog in the advert.

Funny how the dog waits until the dog in the advert is bouncing on the trampoline to jump up and down. Get that dog their own trampoline!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Review

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The movie begins with Splinter telling the Turtles how dangerous it would be for them on the surface and how they will eventually become the defenders of New York City. But the movie really begins with April O’Neil pissed off with her latest assignment and how she never achieve the status that the big name reporters have. So she starts investigating the activities of the criminal organization known as the Foot Clan and while riding back to her apartment, she happens across a Foot Clan robbery at a shipyard where she witnesses a vigilante attack that foils the attempted robbery. Once the area is clear, she investigates and finds a strange symbol painted on a shipping container and takes a photo.

Next day at Channel 6 HQ, she tells her boss that she was a witness to the attempted robbery and the vigilante attack and shows her the photo of symbol and she is instantly ignored. But April is unwilling to give up the story so while in the van with  Vernon Fenwick, they see people running from a subway station and April runs in to see what’s going on and is soon captured and taken hostage by the Foot Clan. The mysterious vigilantes quickly come to the rescue and disappear up a dust shoot so she runs up the fire escape of a nearby fire escape where she sees them celebrate their victory and takes a photo. However, the flash gives her away and she confronted by them. She sees they’re not human and eventually faints. She wakes up and finds them standing over her asking if she was okay. The turtles argue amongst themselves and give April back her stating that the picture has been deleted from the memory and threaten her that if she says anything about their existence, they will find her (very Liam Neeson!) but that doesn’t stop her taking another photo as they leave.

As she heard that one is called “Raphael”, she goes back to her apartment and finds a box with a scientific journal in it detailing Project Renaissance where she named she four turtles after renaissance artists…

You know what, I can’t even finish this review as I wasn’t even paying attention and spent the majority using my phone or mentally playing Angry Birds. Although I did smile at some of wisecracks that Mikey delivered, I found this movie to be stupid and boring. It also relied too heavily on gratuitous slo-mo and things exploding and some things in it just didn’t make sense like Splinter becoming a ninja master after reading a book on ninjitsu he found in the sewer and the line “We’ll drain every last drop of blood from them, even if it kills them”, if you drain blood from any living thing, OF COURSE IT WILL KILL THEM! Dumbass!

I have no favourite scene so here’s an honest trailer

and my favourite scene from Taken

My score: 3 / 10

Final thought: DAMN YOU, MICHAEL BAY!!!

We’re the superhumans

I can’t help but express my admiration for these people and hopefully, you’ll feel the same way I do. To see that they aren’t allowing themselves to be held back by disability is a wonderous thing.

It makes me think that I should not let my own disability hold me back as I have started bowling again. However, there are some things about me that will never change, try though I might. I want to be an independent person and I really hate asking people for help as I have always believed that would make me appear weak and that I am to be pitied by others.

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I feel excited!

After watching this trailer, I feel excited about Sonic The Hedgehog in a very long time. The recent games were shit (Sonic Unleashed onwards, except for Sonic Generations and I never played the Nintendo Wii and Wii U games and some may say that was a good thing) but this may look like it might be the revival the franchise so desperately needs. By going back to the beginning and doing it in genuine Mega Drive 16 bit graphics rather than doing it in psuedo-2D graphics or in a 2.5D perspective makes it all the more exciting for me and also shows that they remained respectful to the era.

A YouTube commenter said this is what Sonic 4 should have looked like and he was right. Hopefully, this could be beginning of a whole new chapter and I’m hoping that Knuckles has been reverted back to his original and is no longer a big dumb brainless beefcake. Still though I guess some things won’t change, like Dr. Robotnik reverted back to his original design and his name changed back to Robotnik, Eggman sounds dumb.

And just for laughs, here is a video of me playing Sonic 2 on the Sega Mega Drive.