Jump off a Building

Theoretically, this looks like fun, realistically, it’s ridiculously stupid and dangerous.

Demo Man

Here’s the episode, you can watch it in it’s entirety on YouTube, isn’t that great?!  Be warned though, it’s alittle gory at some parts.

 

Full disclosure, when I saw the initial gif above, I wanted to do it, after watching the video and seeing the non-edited gif, I’ve retracted my initial offer. {reddit}

Alternate History Thursday – Judgement Day

In 1984 the world was first warned of this day. Kyle Reese told Sarah Connor all about it when he found her.  Together they managed to destroy the Terminator and hope that everything is ok.

11 years later two Terminators are again sent back to kill and protect.  We learn that Judgement Day is still on course for August 29, 1997.  Now they must stop it.

Over the years Judgement day has changed dates with each intervention of Skynet and humanity.  It inevitably happens on July 25, 204 at 6:18pm Eastern Time.

Being that we are currently living in the year 2013, we can assume that somewhere something or someone has prevented the it.  But if there’s one thing we can be assured of it’s that Judgement Day is inevitable.  It will happen, and we must do everything in our power to stop the robots.

That is one of the original purposes of this blog, to teach the world about the coming Robot Apocalypse.  Not Zombies, or a plague, or an Alien Invasion.  Robots.  They have and always will be the greatest threat to humanity’s existence.

This is not going to be an alternate history lesson in the vein of  previous posts, but more of a warning.  Do whatever you can to prevent them.  It is your duty as a citizen of humanity to fight for your right to live.  We will not let annihilation  happen, we will fight, it’s in our blood.

Remember that, and Good luck to you.

Timelapse Clouds and Aurora

I like time lapses, I like clouds, I like space stuff, I like photography.  The only way to make the above video better is to put Bruce Willis in and change the music to Bon Jovi.

The above being known, I do think that that’s a pretty cool phenomena.  I would like to see them one day. More so on the Auroras then the noctilucent clouds, but I wouldn’t complain if I got to see them both.

Unfortunately, I don’t have any plans to go far north any time soon, probably not for a few years anyway.  Too bad.

{PetaPixel}

Submerged Town’s Return

Main St.

The modestly sized Villa Epecuén was utterly destroyed in 1985 after a series of unusual weather events cause a a dam to burst and a dike to break putting the entire town under 33 feet of salt water.  Initially, the residents hoped it would be a temporary thing, and waited for the water to recede, within days it was apparent that the water wasn’t going anywhere, and so the town was abandoned.

25 years later (yes, in 2011, this is old news, deal with it, I bet you didn’t know anyway, so stop your whining) the waters started to recede, and what’s left is something out of movie scene.

white land

 

 

white and green

 

rusty car

It’s amazing what salt water can do.  I know that it’s one of the most corrosive things on the planet, but it’s just amazing to see the white washed town above, the unusable engine, and some of the other photos over on The Atlantic.

{MessyNessyChic|The Atlantic}

Shake Vigorsouly

shake!

I bet this game is really fun on an iPad, or iPhone, or other mobile device there you can actually shake it, and not just move the mouse back and forth.  Be warned though, the screen shot above is a snapshot of flashing lights, and other seizure type things.

Play for yourself!

The Monuments Men

Ah Matt Damon, teaming up with George Clooney for another exciting movie tour.  It’s hard to tell from the trailer what the tone of this movie is gonna be, but I think it’s going to be 65% Ocean’s Eleven, and 35%  serious film.  Andrew Shuster over at Filmonic thinks there could be alittle Saving Private Ryan in there, I disagree, from what I’ve seen in the trailer it is nowhere near serious enough to be Ryan.  He also thinks that it can be a serious Oscar contender, I disagree on the serious part, it could certainly be an Oscar contender, just not for all the same categories that Argo was last year.  But what do I know, I don’t get paid to write film trailer reviews.

{Filmonic}

Google Glass Stadium

A few weeks ago Bon Jovi played some shows at Met Life Stadium.  I went to one of them, (sadly not the one above).  On Saturday show a kind person offered the use of their Google Glass explorer kit.

I’ve been loosely following the Google Glass phenomenon for awhile now, but until now I haven’t actually watched a video from one.  The quality of it is pretty damn good I’d say.  Some basic issues with focusing on the bright stage lights, but that’s to be expected.  The audio is not great, but they were on stage at a concert, nothing is gonna sound good, trust me.

All in all, I’d have to say this has potential, I like it.  Also, I like Bon Jovi.

{Mashable}

Alternate History Thursday – Fat Man

Fat Man

Earlier this week I told you about the first nuclear nuclear bomb used in anger but the USAA against the Empire of England.  After utterly destroying the city of Blackpool with no notice or effect, more drastic measures were required.

The German Alliance was initially against the idea, but eventually they gave in, mostly because they didn’t want to have to invade again, but high USAA leaders set the plan to be London.  In the blink of an eye the entirety of the English Empire’s leading class was wiped out.  The Field Marshals around the world who wanted out with the war immediately surrendered unconditionally to the alliance.

And with that WW2 was over.

Now, that is by far not the end of the Nuclear story.  As you may remember from last month, massive nuclear blasts introduced Earth to aliens.  However, the source of that blast was definitely not human in nature, at least not the humanity of this reality (or the one where you’re reading it in either).  That full story is for another time.

 

Alternate History Thursday Little Boy

Hiroshima

Little Boy, the first nuclear bomb dropped in anger.  In our timeline, the United States of America dropped this bomb as part of the Potsdam Declaration on the Japanese city of Hiroshima early in the morning of August 6th, 1945.  The Japanese ignored this plea for unconditional surrender, and the rest is history.

That is the history from our point of view, in our own currently livable timeline.  However, things went down much, much differently in the alternate history I’ve spent the year teaching you.  If you remember our most recent lesson, the atomic bomb directly led to the discovery and stranding of an alien race.  Also, you will know from previous lessons, WW2 happened in our other history, it was just the opposite version.  England was the bad guy.  I provided the outcome of this war, but I only hinted at the steps that got there.

Eventually, after years of fighting, England was cut off from the rest of the world.  Their vast empire was divided up and cut off from everyone.  Germany, and the USSA had successfully claimed, or liberated all previously occupied British colonies.  The only British place left was the Island of Great Britain.

The D-Day invasion went successfully for the most part, but on the Island itself the English were able to fight back, and gain ground very quickly.  Knowing that it would be a door to door fight to the death of every inhabitant of the nation, the powers to be decided to withdraw troops from the island, and blockade it.  They then conducted daily bombing raids until the will was broken.  It never broke.

Eventually, the USSA developed nuclear weapons.  Being somewhat nice, they initially decided to bomb the Blackpool area as a sign of the power of the bomb.  England took no notice of it.  Come back later in the week to find out what happens next.