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COVID-19: Not Vaccinated Does Not Equate to 'Anti-vaxxer'. There's Many Reasons People May Be Cautious About Getting Vaccinated

The Pandemic before vaccines (and probably after too). Photo by Thirdman from Pexels . Remember when the pandemic first started? How we didn't have a vaccine for over a year, yet we were still able 'flatten the curve' through hygienic practices like handwashing, mask wearing, social distancing, and, in the really critical periods, lockdowns? Australia, and several other countries are in the strong position we are today thanks to those practices and not vaccines. Yet, there appears to be a growing perception that unvaccinated people are threatening everyone's health because of their higher risk of catching COVID-19. However, while you might think getting vaccinated is a no brainer, as you 'state the obvious' statistic that more deaths occur from COVID-19 in people who have not been vaccinated. I think, I would certainly hope so because you'd really be wondering, what is the point of getting vaccinated , if there was a high number of deaths from COVID-19 amon

TV Series Review: Loki (2021) *Spoiler Free*

Marvel's third, direct movie tie in series, Loki immediately piqued my interest tenfold when I heard it would be a time travel themed series. Basically completing the trifecta of my favorite themes, Sci-fi, Superheroes, and Time Travel (pretty much the ingredients of Avengers: Endgame with a lot less superheroes). While it's not really fair to compare any of the three series, WandaVision , The Falcon and the Winter Soldier , and Loki to each other (they're all very different), Loki, for me, had the most satisfying season finale of them all... and not just because it's the only series confirmed for a second season. Which is important to mention because it's possible to forgive a few loose ends if you know there's still more to come. Loki follows the journey of Loki (Tom Hiddleston) as we know him to be at the end of the first Avengers movie, where we saw him escape in Avengers: Endgame. His escape sets off a Nexus event, an anomaly in the timeline, that attract

Sending a Big Cheese Into Space - Richard Branson, First CEO to Visit Space

Richard Branson in space #Unity22 Photo: Virgin Galactic Last month Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, announced his intention to send himself into space on a test flight for his Blue Origin Space Tourist trips. Clearly Virgin Galactic CEO, Richard Branson, was having none of that, today becoming the first 'big cheese' to visit space and probably a strong contender for the list of weird things sent into space . Apparently Richard brought forward his company's schedule of test flights for his reusable space tourist bus, the VSS Unity, with this flight being only the second time the craft has carried people. The success of Richard's trip is dependent upon which classification of what constitutes being in 'outer space' you endorse. Evidently crossing something called the Kármán line  - 100 kilometers/62 miles up - is what the US Department of Defense considers to be 'outer space' however you don't need to go that high to experience true weightless space travel.

Movie Review: Buckley's Chance (2021) *No Spoilers*

If you're going to see this film simply because Bill Nighy is in it, as I did, then his casting has paid off, however his performance as Grandpa Spencer may leave you scratching your head. He certainly looks the part, as a long in the tooth, grizzled, sheep station owner, but then he starts talking and... is that an Aussie accent he's doing? It's hard to tell because it's such a low key, stilted performance by Bill. He's initially presented as a real hard, grumpy, no nonsense, stay out of my way, kind of character but he just seems to care too much, from the get go, about his newly arrived, American family, he's never met, of his fairly recently deceased, estranged son. Buckley's Chance tells the story of Ridley (Milan Burch) and his mother, Gloria (Victoria Hill), who, a year after her husband's death, decide to move from New York to make a fresh start on Ridley's Grandfather's Sheep Station in Outback Western Australia (though the film is shot

Wholesale Ted's 50 Ways You Can Invest & Earn Money Passively

Wholesale Ted, A.K.A. Sarah Chrisp, is one of the few online entrepreneurs I trust to provide good information about ways to earn money online. Previously I shared her video,  100 Websites & Apps To Make MONEY For FREE At Home Online , which is well worth a look if you're looking to start some form of side hustle in your free time. Sarah has since followed up this video with a new comprehensive run through of 50 Ways You Can Invest & Earn Money Passively , including several ways Sarah actually does earn passive income. It should be noted that the term 'passive income' is often associated with too good to be true online business courses claiming to teach you how to earn millions while you sleep. If that's what you're looking for then this video is probably not for you. Sarah presents you with legitimate ways to earn passive income that may take time to ramp up to anything substantial or might require considerable work up front before you can sit back and see

Batwoman CW TV Series (2019- ) - The Best Batman (without Batman) TV Show So Far?

On multiple occasions I've written about my desire for a live action Batman TV series including this post, The Bat Suit and CSI Batman , and this post, Batman Television Series Reboot - It's About Time . Unfortunately (and fortunately depending on my mood) Batman on the big screen has pretty much killed any chance of a Batman TV series for the time being. That said, there have been a few shows in recent time circling around Batman such as, Gotham , Pennyworth , and Titans . I also hear director of The Batman , Matt Reeves, is doing one too. Gotham started out promising in its first season but lost me due to awkward scheduling (I think when it started I was watching it week to week on free to air TV). Plus the focus on the bad guys didn't really do it for me. I like Batman's rogue gallery more when Batman is the one going after them. Pennyworth I've yet to check out but the idea of a prequel for Bruce Wayne's Dad's butler doesn't sound appealing to me reg

Sending Weird Things into Space - Can We Get a Big Cheese on the Moon?

After Elon Musk's SpaceX program launched a Tesla with their Starman into space, Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, thinks he can go weirder by sending himself, his brother Mark , and a mystery winning bidder of a third seat in his Blue Origin, reusable rocket, the New Shepard, into space. Which is not weird in itself but kind of sounds a bit bonkers when you word it as "we're sending our CEO into space". To be fair Jeff is fulfilling a life long dream of going into space, and probably wants to demonstrate that his new space tourism business is safe by trying it out for himself. I'm not sure Elon ever had a lifelong dream to launch a car into space but good on him for doing it just because he can. Of course NASA and Russia's Space programs pioneered sending weird things into space in the 1960's, particularly chimpanzees, but, more weirdly a dog (or two?). I kind of understand the chimpanzees as an analogue for human space travel but I'm not so sure about the do

Movie Review: Cruella (2021) *Spoiler Free*

I must admit, the main reason I wanted to see Cruella was I really liked the visuals of the the trailers. It definitely looked liked an interesting approach to a character that's never really been on my radar beyond the original, Disney, animated feature (which I'm not entirely sure I've ever seen but I did read the novelization as a child). I have heard some reviewers criticise the director, Craig Gillespie, for not really doing anything interesting with the visuals in this film, and I can see there were definitely opportunities missed. I kind of feel in the hands of someone like Tim Burton, Cruella could've been far more visually stunning. However, I still found it a very visually interesting film, largely thanks to some amazing costume and set  design, and I really liked the magazine typography combined with live action effects used through various montages. I also appreciated the heavy use of popular music over a more cinematic score to help capture the mid 1970

Wholesale Ted's 100 Websites & Apps To Make MONEY For FREE At Home Online (Working Worldwide 2021)

Sarah Chrisp from the YouTube channel, Wholesale Ted If you've ever wanted a comprehensive list of ways to make money online, with no starting capital, Sarah Chrisp, from the YouTube channel, Wholesale Ted , has done all the research for you in this comprehensive video (embeded below), 100 Websites & Apps To Make MONEY For FREE At Home Online . I'm going to admit that this post is just as much for me as it is for sharing information with you. While I could like, or bookmark this video if I need to go back to it again, if I add it to my blog I'm much more likely to remember it and know where to find it.  I'm not affiliated with Sarah or Wholesale Ted, This post is not sponsored. However I am a subscriber and regular viewer of Sarah's YouTube channel. I highly recommend her videos if you have any interest in setting up your own Print on Demand or Drop Shipping online store. I was going to go through and list out all the links for you, since Sarah didn't add th

Robot Uprising Update: The Future is 'Friendly' Robots... Until They Attach Lasers!

It's been over two years since I last wrote about the inevitable machine uprising and, while Boston Dynamics continues to claim they're not inadvertently trigging the first attack by pushing their robots around with hockey sticks, the future is leaning toward 'friendly' service robots (or at least the robots want you to think they're friendly so you'll casually pass them your laser gun to 'look after'). Honda's Asimo is no more. Possibly the most famous 'friendly' robot, Honda's Asimo, is unfortunately no more. Honda shelved further research into human-like, bipedal robots in 2017, though will be using some of their robot technology in things like making it possible for your motorcycle to self balance and follow you around like a puppy dog. Soft Bank's Pepper Robot Assistant. Japanese Robot manufacturer, Soft Bank (who as I understand it bought Boston Dynamics and recently sold  an 80% stake to Hyundai), is going from strength to

Review: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021) *Spoiler Free*

I've seen a few reviews of Marvel Studios, Disney+ series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier , where the reviewer's have said that Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson, A.K.A The Falcon was perfectly fine with accepting Captain America's shield at the conclusion of Avengers, Endgame , but he wasn't. He clearly wasn't going to turn down the shield from his now very aged looking friend, Steve Rogers. He definitely accepted it with clear doubts about himself being the right choice. Hence his exchange at the time... Old Steve Rogers : How does it feel? Sam Wilson : Like it's someone else's. Old Steve Rogers : It isn't. Sam Wilson : Thank you. I'll do my best. He wasn't dancing around, and over the moon to receive Cap's shield. He really didn't have the time, in that moment, to properly consider the implications. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is the jumping off point for Sam to really start thinking about whether he is really the right per

Movie Review: June Again (2021) *Spoiler Free*

Australian movie, June Again , stars acting legend, Noni Hazlehurst, in the title role, along with Claudia Karvan, and Stephen Curry as her two grown siblings, Ginny and Devon. June, who once was the family matriarch, now lives an assisted living aged care facility due to fairly severe dementia. However, one morning she wakes up in complete control of her senses, appearing to be dementia free. Unfortunately much time has passed, and everything is no longer how she remembers it, with her children's lives, and family business, seemingly falling apart. She sets about putting things right. Any film that Noni Hazlehurst is in is reason enough to go see. Claudia Karvan and Stephen Curry are both well on their way to being that type of performer too. I've never seen either give a bad performance or make poor choices in the roles they take on. June Again does a relatively good job giving the audience a general sense of what having dementia may be like but it doesn't dwell on it too

Jetpack Soldiers - Royal Marines Put Gravity Jet Suit Through Potential Real World Scenarios

Why didn't we bring that suit as well?! Personal Jetpacks are cool, and Gravity Industries appears to be the leader in this race with their Jet Suit. Having seen a few video's of company founder, Richard Browning, demonstrating his suit in action, along with a few celebrities like Adam Savage giving it a go, it's nice to finally see the suit in a more real world setting and application. In the video below Gravity set up some exercises in conjunction with the Royal Marines to test how the jet suit could be used for underway boarding of seaborne craft in various scenarios. Kind of wish Gravity had brought this suit along for extra 'cool' points over the sea. While it does look insanely cool to see a soldier flying onto a ship in a jet suit it still feels a little impractical for anything but peaceful operations such as a rescue, or low risk reconnaissance missions. Apart from being a very exposed target in flight, the hand held jets still seem a little too bulky and

Why You Can't Trust Your Favorite Movie Critic to Tell You a Film is Bad

Thunder Force is a fun movie with a few problems. It isn't embarrassingly bad. If you're like me you probably have two or three 'go to' movie critics that you trust to tell you if a movie is worth seeing. You'll particularly listen to their opinion if you're thinking about seeing a film in a theatre. The problem is, movie critics review movies for a living. This means, they see a lot of movies, probably way more than you will ever see in your lifetime. As such, their scale of what make a movie good or bad becomes somewhat skewed by a much wider grading scale. That said, if your trusted movie critic says a movie is good, you can pretty much rely on their opinion. They see a lot of films that are just okay, so if something stands out to them, there's a strong chance you'll think it's great too. Ultimately whether a film is good or bad is entirely subjective to individual viewers however subjectivity comes into play in a much bigger way if a film fails

Port Vincent Caravan Park & Seaside Cabins, Stansbury, Sultana Point, Troubridge Island & Edithburgh, South Australia

Sunrise. Port Vincent Caravan Park & Sea Side Cabins. Port Vincent is a seaside town located on the East side of the Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. It's about a two hour drive from Adelaide, only because you have to drive around the Gulf of St. Vincent to get there. On a map it sits almost directly on the opposite side of the Gulf to Adelaide and is probably less than an hour by boat. For my partner Enigma and I, this was actually the second time we've spent a short getaway holiday at the award winning  Port Vincent Caravan Park and Seaside Cabins . I didn't write about our previous stay but I did mention a previous visit here that time we stayed at Butler's Beach. Aside from being right next to the beach, we particularly like that the park is pet friendly with four of their cabins set aside for guests with pets (though bringing your pet is at the manager's discretion so do inquire at booking to make sure your pet is welcome). It's also worth noting that

Podcasts for Comic Book Movie Nerds and Enterprising Side Hustlers

If you haven’t discovered Podcasts yet you’re missing out on an entire world of ready to listen to content covering a whole library of interests that you can download into your favorite mobile podcast app and listen to at your convenience. If you have I thought I’d spend take the opportunity to recommend some of the podcasts I’m listening to. My podcast app of choice is Beyond Pod for Android but any podcast app will probably do. Once you have your app installed search for these shows from within the app. Comic Book Movie Podcasts If you haven’t noticed I’m a total comic book movie nerd but I don’t really know anyone who likes these movies as much as I do. Consequently I seek out podcasts where I can hear all kinds of discussions surrounding these movies, from the moment they are first announced, to a scene by scene, spoiler breakdown of the final movie release (after I’ve seen the film of course). Fatman Beyond - Director, Kevin Smith, and screen writer Marc Bernardin, deliver a usu

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