Dropping your phone is inevitable and there is no point in fighting it. It WILL eventually happen and you better pray that luck is on your side when it does because a cracked screen replacement is no joke. That shit is expensive. You can of course buy safety covers, screen protection sleeves and whatnot, which will essentially give you a couple more opportunities to drop the phone before the screen is totally screwed, but inevitably your screen will need replacement at some stage. Deal with it. Apple have punted the fact that the new devices they launched a few weeks ago are flatter, thinner and sleeker (check out their specs here), which is great, but the question on everyone’s lips is what happens when I drop it? Does flat, thin and sleek equate to weak, flimsy and soft?
I’ve aired my grievances when it comes to Hollywood remakes so I won’t rehash the same complaint again, however, I must stress that this grievance weighs heaviest on my shoulders when dealing with classic horror remakes. Nothing can compare to the horror films that came out of the 1970’s. The blood, guts and ‘special effects’ were so bad and the frights so predictable, that they took on a cult status with 1970’s horror fans and modern-day horror fans alike. Yet, despite their obvious pitfalls, these movies honestly scared the living shit out of people when they were released. What hope do filmmakers have of recreating the same fear amongst modern-day viewers? ‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown’ was a classic in 1976, will this modern-day remake live up to its predecessor?
My third week of completing various tasks using the Samsung Smart Microwave Oven in the #MissionSamsung Blogger Challenge is drawing to a close and the fine people at Samsung have asked me to review the product. My understanding of this task is that I need to give their product one last punt on The Noblest Rogue in the hope that I say the right things and convince them to make me the winner of their third challenge and award me the Samsung Smart Microwave Oven as a prize. I am usually averse to such blatant exploitation however I have grown to enjoy my Samsung Smart Microwave Oven and would like to hold onto it and so will acquiesce their request for a product punt.
I’m not one to beat around the bush here at The Noblest Rogue and when I get given a task – or a mission in this instance – I go all out and do my best to hash out the biggest and best. Mission 2 of the #MissionSamsung Challenge I’m participation in had two options which I had to choose from. The first was cooking up some delicious veggies by making use of the Microwave Oven’s Slim Fry function and the second was baking something – anything – using its Auto Cook function. I decided to do both. My reasoning was that I’d need to have the veggies for dinner at some stage during the week and who really needs a reason to bake some munchies? Here follows a tale of baking a really large choc chip cookie.
Oh my gosh! I am literally drizzing at my desk at the moment. I cannot begin to explain how much satisfaction I have just derived from this compilation. It is just too funny. You’ve all heard about this ALS Ice Bucket Challenge which has done the rounds recently much like the Neknomination vibe we experienced earlier in the year. Whilst downing a few beers was fun, this challenge is just fucking stupid in my opinion. Sure it’s for a worthy cause and yes said cause has been highlighted in the process and received a boost in funds because of the challenge, but fuck-me it’s as hypocritical as it comes. The okes who punt the wholes ‘save water’ vibe must be wondering what they’ve done wrong to deserve this. Moving along, being humans we naturally have a tendency to go big or go home. Sometimes this idea gets pulled off, other times not. This is a compilation of the nots. I almost wet my pants at 1:38 because I was laughing so hard! Ah fuck it’s a beautiful thing!
We all have to start somewhere in our careers. For some of us it’s answering a phone, scrubbing down a bar or pumping over some fermenting wine. It’s a part of life which, unless you strike it lucky, we all have to deal with. Often times it means sucking up a bit of pride and do something which is piss-boring and a waste of our time in our opinion. But that’s how it goes. Even big shot celebrities like Brad Pitt,
Matt LeBlanc, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Affleck, Tina Fey and Meg Ryan had to slog it when they were no bodies. The problem with their slogging was that it involved them acting in shitty commercials, punting brands like McDonalds, Burger King, Pringles and some sort of haemorrhoid cream. Shame. But look where they’ve ended up.
It’s been quite the week for leaked images. Firstly there were the provocatively NSFW pictures of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, which had the intraweb doing backflips whilst the most recent images of the new iPhone 6 seem to be the most plausible images of the phone yet. As with most tech leaks, we’re never quite sure of the legitimacy of the images, however, in this case the chaps at Feld & Volk – an association, consisting of artists and engineers, who create unique devices developed on the basis of iPhone and iPad – have released a video of the iPhone in someone’s hands. Seems legit. I suppose.