Nuggets of Wisdom

Sunday, March 26, 2017

So Much BS, Yet So Little To Say


I don’t know what’s worse: that there’s so much bulls*** happening in the world right now, or that there’s very little for me to say?

Because while there’s plenty of things for me to potentially blog about, I’m finding it extremely difficult to actually blog about them without repeating myself or others.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Fan Art Friday: Tale As Old As Time


Beauty and the Beast truly is a tale as old as time, which is why it's told time and again, both in animated and live-action. With the recent release of Disney's live-action version, I'd like to celebrate this classic with this week's Fan Art Friday.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Throwback Thursday: Nostalgia Critic Power Rangers Review


With the new Power Rangers movie being released tomorrow, I'd figure that I'd share something Power Rangers related for this week's Throwback Thursday. And what could be more nostalgic than the very first Nostalgia Critic review of the very first Power Rangers movie?

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Top 5 Disney Movies That Need Live-Action Remakes


Once upon a time, I rolled my eyes at Disney re-making its classic animated movies as live-action films. At first, these “remakes” appeared to be the same thing as the made-for-DVD sequels: needless cash grabs created for the sole purpose of milking the company’s cash cows for all they were worth.

To be fair, neither Alice in Wonderland nor Maleficent proved me wrong in that aspect. However, since then, the Cinderella and Jungle Book remakes have made me reconsider my initial opinion, as these remakes proved that they had the potential of taking the original material, offering a different and fresh perspective, and even fixing and improving many flaws.

With the recent release of the Beauty and the Beast live-action remake, I’d like to share my top five picks for classic Disney movies that deserve their own live-action remakes:

Saturday, March 18, 2017

SpaceX Successfully Launches Satellite


As always, amidst all the noise about Donald Trump and his incompetent administration, there's some good news about Elon Musk and his sheer awesomeness. This time, SpaceX has successfully launched a commercial satellite into orbit.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Fan Art Friday: Back To The Past, Samurai Jack!

Aku by SIIINS

Gotta get back, back to the past, Samurai Jack! Well, now the animated series is finally back on Adult Swim and ready to reach the big conclusion it was supposed to have reached long ago. It's awesome to see this series back, as well as see a renewed interest in fan material, some of which I'll showcase for this week's entry:

MLP:FiM Season 7 Teaser


The newest teaser for MLP:FiM Season 7 (set to premiere on April 15) was released, and--well--tell me if this setup doesn't look familiar:

Trump Budget Bloats Already Overbloated Military


Donald Trump's first budget outline has been made public, and it's exactly what I expected: cuts to minuscule spending sources such as science and arts while increased spending to our already over-bloated military industrial complex:
$639 billion in total defense spending, including both base budget and Overseas Contingency Operations (the war budget) — a $52 billion increase.

Increases of 7 percent and 6 percent, respectively, for the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Veterans Affairs. That includes funding for a border wall, $1.5 billion more to remove undocumented immigrants, $314 million to hire more Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, and a $667 million reduction in grants to state and local governments, including FEMA grants.
Yeah, any "fiscal conservative" who voted for this guy because they sincerely thought he was going to tackle "big government" and "wasteful spending"—well, I'd say that they should be feeling like suckers by now, but let's be honest: if they were too stupid to vote for him, they're too stupid to notice the cognitive dissonance of their expectations and his actions.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Trump Officially Worse Than Obama With Drones


The worst thing about Donald Trump is that he’s making former president Barack Obama look better in comparison, especially when it comes to drones.

Throwback Thursday: Hamtaro


Any-ham else remember watching this show? Any-ham?! Even with Cartoon Network airing its Dragonballs and Sailor Moons and Gundams back in the glory days of Toonami, it was rather refreshing to watch an anime that was something other than an action-adventure thriller. Of course, even cute little hamsters can have big adventures! :D