Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Random Photos: Childhood McDonalds

Traveling down the road recently I saw a local McDonald's being demolished. My mother said they're building a new one, but that was the McDonalds that I grew up with. I remember the playground, and countless Happy Meals. I rarely ever went there in recent years because it has some of the worst staff of any McDonald's I've ever seen, but it was sad seeing it bulldozed.  

Fact of the Day: Britannic

The Titanic had a sister ship known as the Britannic. She did not hit a iceberg, but she did sink. Though it was after the Titanic sinking, and an underwater mine during World War I caused her sink. Though only about 30 people died, as the ship was far more prepared than the Titanic about safety and evacuating. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

House of Flying Daggers (2004 Film) Review

 While most American movies (even the minor ones) get a worldwide release, films from outside of the United States are usually ignored for the most part in America. I had heard of House of Flying Daggers about ten years ago, but I didn't know much about it other than being a Chinese film. I remember watching Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon a few years ago and I noticed Ziyi Zhang was also in this movie too.

Fact of the Day: Cave House

Extreme poverty is still a big issue for many of those living in China. It's estimated that about 30-35 million people in China live in some type of cave. 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Funny Story: Church Shirt

When I was in middle school, my mother took us to a Methodist church and during our time there we went to some kind of church camp at the beach. They had this weird bachelor/bachelorette auction where whoever won got to dance with the person, and they also got a t-shirt too. I sat in the back of the audience so I couldn't see everyone's faces too well but one guy had nobody that was interested in dancing with him. Someone eventually shouted to the people running the thing "I'll give you five bucks for the shirt".