Posted July 11, 2015 by Bay Aaron
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Amazing page you have put together here.









Masonry and the Mystery Religions


(I will assume the reader knows about certain aspects of the game and is well informed to the game.)

(These are my own thoughts, based on research and evidence. I do not claim to know everything there is to be known. It is possible one or two conclusions may be wrong. It is up to the reader to verify this information for themselves.)

The game GTA 5 took approximately 5 years to…

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Movie of the Week: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Posted May 21, 2010 by Bay Aaron
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A Movie based on the best children’s book of all time

“The town of Swallow Falls, located on a tiny island hidden under the “A” in “Atlantic” on the world map, suffers an economic downturn after the sardine market collapses (“right after everyone in the world realized that sardines are super gross”), leaving sardines as the only food in Swallow Falls. Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) is a teenage scientist whose inventions, beginning as a child (Max Neuwirth) when he created diamond-hard Spray-On Shoes, have all ended in disaster, including a Remote Controlled TV (it came to life and ran off), Hair Un-Balder (it grew too much hair), Flying Car (it didn’t fly), and Rat-birds (“they escaped and bred at a surprising rate”). Flint’s latest invention, Flint Lockwood’s Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator (or the FLDSMDFR), is a microwave oven that mutates water molecules into food. It doesn’t work due to the lack of power at his home, so he is forced by his unsupportive and technophobic father, Tim (James Caan), to work at his Bait and Tackle shop. Flint immediately sneaks out while his father is at the unveiling of Sardine Land, a new tourist attraction created by the Mayor (Bruce Campbell) and “Baby” Brent (Andy Samberg), the famous teenage mascot. Flint, along with his pet monkey, Steve (Neil Patrick Harris), hooks up the FLDSMDFR to the town’s power station. Unfortunately, the machine absorbs so much power that it takes off like a rocket, destroys Sardine Land, and flies up into the stratosphere. Flint hides under a ladder in the docks, he hears footsteps and meets Sam Sparks (Anna Faris), a teenage intern who throws her microphone in the water. When she sits in the ladder, she accidentally kick Flint’s eyes. She says sorry and says “her whole career was ruined by a some crazy jerk riding a homemade rocket”. She later notices that Flint is the “crazy jerk” who hit her. When the two witness giant purple clouds raining cheeseburgers over Swallow Falls, Sam reports the events and mentions Flint is responsible. Flint becomes famous, with new foods raining down every day. The Mayor, who is now binge eating, convinces Flint to “make it rain food three meals a day every day” for a month which will turn Swallow Falls into a new tourist attraction called “Chewandswallow”. Flint also invents a machine called the Outta-Sighter to put uneaten food into a new “Mt. Leftovers” (“from which we are protected by a presumably indestructible dam”).

During the last week before the grand reopening, the town cop, Earl (Mr. T), requests an ice cream snow day for his son, Cal’s (Bobb’e J. Thompson) birthday. This causes the FLDSMDFR to start becoming overloaded. Flint asks Sam if she “would like to go a date -er, activity- with him” the day before Chewandswallow’s grand reopening in a massive Jell-O mold, where Sam told Flint about her past that she is a nerd. When she was young, she wore glasses. Flint puts her glasses on her face and makes a Jell-O scrunchie and ties Sam’s hair into a ponytail. That night, Flint invites his father to dinner as a VIP at a roofless restaurant in order to impress him with his new success. Tim instead questions the wisdom of an endless supply of food when big steaks fall into the restaurant, which angers Flint. After storming off, Flint notices giant hot dogs falling from the sky, and heads to his lab to investigate. He deduces that the machine is overworking and tries to shut it off. The Mayor, now morbidly obese, shows up, and convinces Flint that keeping the machine running is the only way to get people to like him. At the Mayor’s request, Flint orders spaghetti and meatballs.

The next day, while tourists from around the world are arriving, Sam tries to warn Flint about the storm that’s coming, but he refuses to believe her. After Flint cuts the ribbon, a spaghetti tornado destroys half the town. Sam angrily runs off while Flint returns to his lab to turn off the machine, but finds the Mayor ordering “dinner”. Flint tries to send a kill code to the FLDSMDFR, but the Mayor attempts to kill Flint. (Mayor: “Hey Flint…it’s been nice to BEET you!”) (Flint: “That’s a radish!”) Instead, he destroys the communication device for the FLDSMDFR. Dismayed, Flint asks the Mayor what he ordered, and the Mayor, also dismayed, says “A Vegas-style ‘All You Can Eat’ buffet.” Earl’s son Cal falls into a “food” coma, and Sam’s cameraman, Manny, (Benjamin Bratt) cures him, since he’s a doctor. Sam calculates the Coriolis effect and finds out that in four hours the entire Northern Hemisphere will be covered in food after hitting New York, Paris and the Jiayuguan Pass. Flint decides he really is a failure, but his dad gets his confidence back. Flint uploads the kill code to a flash drive and, along with Steve, Sam, Brent, and Manny (who is also a pilot), flies up into the stratosphere to destroy the FLDSMDFR, while the citizens and remaining tourists build sandwich boats to escape into the ocean, but the Mayor takes his own boat and gets a head start, leaving the citizens to die. (He then starts eating his boat.)

Nearing the location of the FLDSMDFR, Flint and the others find it is inside in a giant “meatball”. They are attacked by mutant foods with artificial intelligence. After they escape a mutant pizza, Flint says “That was close. I mean, can you imagine if we lost this kill code?” The flash drive then flies out the window. Flint, Sam, and Brent enter the meatball and make their way towards the FLDSMDFR. Flint calls his father and asks him to send the kill code from his lab computer to his cell phone. As Tim struggles to send Flint the kill code, the dam holding back Mt. Leftovers gives way and food covers the town, presumably crushing Tim. But he manages to survive the avalanche and sends the kill code. The food storm begins to cover the world, destroying famous landmarks with giant food, including Times Square (being crushed by a giant doughnut), the Eiffel Tower (a BLT sandwich, complete with an olive, using the Eiffel Tower as a toothpick), Mt. Rushmore (pies thrown at the faces), London (raining hot tea), and the Great Wall of China (with a fortune cookie that says “You are about to be crushed by a giant corn, then the giant corn falling down seconds later). Flint is left to go on alone after Brent turns into a chicken and Sam, who is allergic to peanuts, is cut by a shard of peanut brittle.

At the center of the meatball, Flint manages to plug his cell phone into the FLDSMDFR, only to discover that his father had accidentally sent a video of kittens singing “Fight the Power.” The machine starts trying to shoot food at Flint. As the machine prepares to expel a final blast of giant food, Flint uses his Spray-On Shoes formula to block the spout, causing the FLDSMDFR and the meatball to explode. The giant food clouds around the world disappear, and Sam, Brent, Steve, and Manny manage to land safely. They at first assume Flint was killed in the explosion, but are relieved to find he has been saved by a flock of Rat-birds. Tim is finally able to express his love and admiration for his son by using Steve’s monkey-thought translator, and Sam and Flint share their first kiss. Meanwhile, the Mayor, after his defeat, is left lost at sea, holding a pretzel mast and Swiss cheese sail.

During the credits sequence, the town is renamed “Chewandswallow 2”. Flint and Tim are shown opening a business that uses the Spray-On Shoes formula as roof sealant. The Mayor is “deflated” and arrested by Earl and Cal. Patrick Patrickson (Al Roker) encounters the ghost of Flint’s mom, Fran (Lauren Graham), and Joe Towne (Will Forte). Damaged landmarks became made out of food, and Mt. Rushmore is made out of the heads of Flint, Sam, Tim, and Steve. The movie credits end with everyone spraying the Spray-On Shoes into the sky.”

Google Celebrates Pac Man’s 30th Anniversary

Posted May 21, 2010 by Bay Aaron
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A playable … logo? That’s exactly what web giant Google has today, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man’s Japanese release. The doodle (Google’s term for its event and holiday-specific logos) is accessible on its main page and is a full 255-level game complete with a 256th level “kill screen,” just like the original coin-op.

The interactive doodle — a first for Google — is the brainchild of senior user experience designer Marcin Wichary, whose earliest exposure to Pac-Man came at age five while traveling across his native Poland with his father, a game technician, to repair arcade machines. Wichary worked with Google doodler (yes, it’s a real job) Ryan Germick to create the finished design.

I hope this gets stuck in your head as bad as its stuck in my head

Posted May 14, 2010 by Bay Aaron
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Movies of the week: The Machinist and Mulholland Dr.

Posted May 14, 2010 by Bay Aaron
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Since I really have no other ideas regarding media related activities I guess I’ll just talk about movies. That’s really the only subject I know anything about. As I said last week, I’ve been working through a list of mind-f@!k movies which has really gotten good.

I’m going to talk about Mulholland Dr. first, because personally I think its garbage.
First of all, the movie wasn’t even intended to be a movie. The director, David Lynch, originally made it to be a television pilot but after tv execs rejected it, he added an ending and made it a movie. THAT IS NOT HOW YOU MAKE A COHERENT MOVIE.
“The film tells the story of an aspiring actress named Betty Elms, newly arrived in Los Angeles, California, who meets and befriends an amnesiac hiding in her aunt’s apartment. The story includes several other seemingly unrelated vignettes that eventually connect in various ways, as well as some surreal scenes and images that relate to the cryptic narrative. The New York Times wrote that while some might consider the plot an “offense against narrative order … the film is an intoxicating liberation from sense, with moments of feeling all the more powerful for seeming to emerge from the murky night world of the unconscious.”
I am one of the people that thinks its an offense against narrative order, thus I will not discuss how much I dislike this movie any more. I really think the only redeeming factor of this movie is the super hot lesbian scene, and it is a good scene.
Another scene on the other hand make no sense and I have no idea its relevance to the rest of the movie.

I don’t know why the dialogue was cut out of this video, but it doesn’t make any more sense with the dialogue still in.

The other, better movie I watched this week was called the Machinist with Christian Bale.
Trevor Reznik (Bale) is a machinist who has had chronic insomnia for a year and who was feeling guilt about something in his past. The movie is about intense character study and internal war against mind and soul.

Reznik does not know what is wrong, and carries on working as a machinist. His alarming appearance and behavior cause his co-workers to shy away from him, they eventually turn on him after he is involved in an accident that costs a man his left arm. He says the reason for the accident was he was distracted by an employee he just met named Ivan. No one at the factory admits knowing “Ivan”, however, and there are no records that he was ever an employee. That’s how the journey of self-search starts.

I won’t give away the ending but I will tell you it’s a Memento/Fight Club ending, which is almost like giving it away.

“Christian Bale starved himself for over four months prior to filming, as his character needed to look drastically thin. Allegedly, his eating consisted of one cup of coffee and an apple (or a can of tuna) each day (approximately 275 calories, or 1.2 kilojoules).[2] According to the DVD commentary, he lost 28 kilograms (62 lb), reducing his body mass to 54 kilograms (120 lb). Bale wanted to go down to 45 kilograms (99 lb) but the filmmakers would not let him due to health concerns. He later regained the mass, plus an additional 18 kilograms (40 lb) through weightlifting and proper eating, in preparation for his role in Batman Begins.”

Movie of the Week: Primer

Posted May 7, 2010 by Bay Aaron
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I’ve been watching movies off a list my friend made for me of good mind-f*@k movies. The latest from the list is a movie called Primer. Primer was made in 2004 and is about the accidental discovery of time travel by to young men. I give this film a lot of credit because it was made with less than $7,000, not unlike Robert Rodriguez’s “El Mariachi.”

“Primer is of note for its extremely low budget, experimental plot structure, philosophical implications, and complex technical dialogue, which Carruth chose not to simplify for the sake of his audience. One reviewer said that “anybody who claims [to] fully understand what’s going on in Primer after seeing it just once is either a savant or a liar.””

The movie is put together in a way that really confuses you. The two main characters are time traveling throughout the movie, which is not revealed until the end. At the end of the movie you get the same effect you get when you watch Memento or Fight Club for the first time. You say “what the hell just happened?”

I recomend this movie if you like confusing your brain.

In case you were wondering, here’s the rest of the mind-f*@k list:
Movies I’ve Watched:
Donnie Darko
2001: A Space Odyssey
Fight Club
The 6th Sense
Waking Life

The Rest of the List:
Mulholland Dr.
Dark City
Jacob’s Ladder
The Quiet Earth
The Jacket
The Machinist
Twelve Monkeys
The Game
A Beautiful Mind

Behind the Scenes at Netflix

Posted May 7, 2010 by Bay Aaron
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Have you ever wondered about the magic that takes place between the time where you seal up your netflix movie, send it back, and receive a new one? Well I know I have. Here’s some insight into the Netflix movie crew; enriching our lives with cinema every day. God Netflix was a good idea.

Returned DVDs: await opening and inspection at Netflix’s Carol Stream distribution facility, where employees, called “associates,” begin shifts as early as 3 a.m.

Inspected Employees: remove discs from their mailing envelopes before studying each surface.

Trash Associates: throw away the used mailing envelopes.

Detailed inspection: to inspect each disc, employees rip open the envelope, toss it, pull the disc from its sleeve, check that the title matches the sleeve, inspect the disc for cracks or scratches, inspect the sleeve for stains or marks, and clean the disc with a quick circular motion.

Closer look: after reviewing a DVD, employees insert it back into the sleeve and file it in one of two bins: one for acceptable discs and one for damaged discs or ones that weren’t returned in the proper sleeve.

Inspection time: Employees must inspect a minimum of 650 discs per hour.

Company goals: Signs hanging in the 28,500-square-foot warehouse remind workers to carefully look over every disc for problems.

Cleaning up: A Netflix employee sweeps the floor.

Decor: Every Netflix warehouse looks like every other Netflix warehouse, down to the same flat, bright wattage of its light bulbs. It’s not attractive, which might explain the hasty mismatch of promotional posters taped to its walls like college dorm decor—a poster for “Atonement” alongside a poster for the direct-to-video “Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief” alongside a horror flick poster.

Stretch: Carol Stream Netflix employees take a break every 65 minutes to do a round of calisthenics.

Work it out: A team leader directs the staff exercise routine.

Lean back: Employees mirror the leader in lower back stretches during their calisthenics break.

Calisthenics: Netflix employees stretch out their arms.

Inventory: Returned DVDs are “checked in” after they are inspected.

Checking in: A mail sorter inventories the returned DVDs.

Scanning machine: Inspected discs are scanned back into the inventory by a machine that reads 30,000 bar codes an hour. Many discs are scanned a second time to sort them by ZIP code for shipping back out.

Zipping through: Around 95 percent of titles get rented at least once every 90 days, so keeping tabs on the inventory is key

Scanning: The entire inventory of the building is recorded daily, so other warehouses know the location of all 89 million discs owned by Netflix.

Storage: Rows of inventoried DVDs are kept at the Chicago-area hub.

DVDs: DVDs are stored in a warehouse that’s nearly as large as a football field.

Sort: Outgoing DVDs are scanned, labeled and sorted by zip code.

Sorting: An employee sorts DVDs by zip code to prepare them for shipping

Stuffing: An employee stuffs outgoing mail envelopes with DVDs.

Inventory: Stacks of stored DVDs at the Netflix warehouse, which holds several million discs.

Organized: Boxes are used to sort outgoing DVDs.

Empty bins: Empty USPS bins are on hand to fill with outgoing DVDs, which are taken to the post office every evening.

Ready to mail: Outgoing DVDs are placed into sorting bins.

Outbound DVDs: Trucks are loaded with cartons of DVDs to take to the post office, where they’ll get shipped off to Netflix subscribers.