Day: September 7, 2012

Bye bye G4, Bye Bye

I’m not quite sure if this is sad news or not, but I’ve read from various sources that G4 will be dissolved, and rebranded by parent company NBC Universal.  From what i’ve read, they will want to focus more on the male GQ type thing (I really don’t know what that means), and still keep the “tech savvy roots”.  I think, when G4 first started about a decade ago, it was just that, like a Maxim on TV.  I’ve been watching G4 before it was even G4.  Back in the TechTV day’s mostly.  But most of the shows from TechTV got dumped with the exception of X-Play.  They did bring out their own original programming like Cheat, (which somehow got replaced with Cheaters), and Arena, but those soon bit the bullet too.  The only other long time running program they have is Attack of the Show.

Most of their program lineup really just consists of Cops, Cheaters, and Movies that Don’s Suck.  They will play Ninja Warrior on occasion.  AOTS hasn’t been the same since Olivia Munn left, don’t get me wrong, Candace Bailey is hot in her own right, but I think Olivia Munn just has a certain X-Factor about her.  With the recent departure of Kevin Pereira, I was sort of concerned with where the show was headed.  His departure came not long after Adam Sessler’s sudden departure from X-Play.  Practically 2 staples, and 2 faces of the G4 suddenly gone, in the back of my head, it made me question what the future of the shows, or even the stations was going to be.

After that fall out over the summer, I found myself not catching up to X-Play and AOTS.  It was just not the same without Sess, and KP.  I still did DVR it, but I just never bothered to watch it that night.  As it stands I’m still in the July shows for both.

Now with this news of NBC Universal rebranding the channel, I’m not quite sure X-Play or AOTS will still be in the mix.  I’m gonna be honest though, X-Play has sucked a bit in the last year or so.  It was just not the same anymore, even more so with Adam gone.
I don’t know if i’m even going to miss the channel being gone if i’m honest.

http://gamerant.com/g4-video-game-channel-dead/

One of Olivia Munn’s highlights at AOTS

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Earworm: School week special – “Say You’ll Be There” Spice Girls

I was a sophomore in HS when I first found about the Spice Girls from my little cousin.  She was going crazy about them, and had me search the interwebs when she came over for a visit.  Back in the day, we had to dial up, and get amazing speeds of 28.8 Kbps.  Imagine the speed at which we were to get info then.  Anyway, I later found out one of my buddies in school also liked them, and i mean what’s not to like, 5 very attractive British girls, ’nuff said.

From then on in, I sort of followed them on and off, and with my buddy liking them more than I did, he’d just share his cd’s and gave me recordings on a cassette.  (burning a cd wasn’t a household thing yet)
This song in particular reminds me of those days long gone by.

 

This would be my final entry into our school week special.  Next week, Cartoon Themes!

 

Most viewed Flickr photo of the day

And today’s most viewed photograph on my Flickr photostream with a whopping 13 views is….

Canon Powershot S95 @ f/2 part - 2

Canon Powershot S95 @ f/2.0

 

I shot this when I first got my Canon Powershot S95.  By far one of the best camera’s i’ve ever had the pleasure of using.  I was never much for a point and shoot person, but after I picked this up, I cannot recommend this camera enough.  It is up there in price, (the S100 it’s replacement, is about $4-500) but it is also up there in quality.  In full auto mode, it still produces amazing shots.

 

 

Random Flickr Photo of the Day

I shot this during my aunt and uncles renewal of their vows. I also got a stern looking at from the priest after I did, as I stepped on the alter side of the church, and that apparently is a big no no.

This was a shot from 2009 using my Pentax K20D. What I really love with the Pentax bodies is the anti-shake built in the bodies, and not in the lens, granted, my D700 can shoot at low light with no problems at higher ISO’s. The joy’s of having a bigger sensor.

In any case, this was shot in RAW, with some minor corrections in processing via Lightroom.

Body of Christ

Pentax K20D
Pentax DA* 50-135mm (63mm)
1/80 @ f/4
ISO 1600