Archive for July, 2017

Knights of Valour

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , on July 21, 2017 by getbent57

Knights_Of_ValourWent to an interesting event last night.  The Knights of Valour were in town.  They travel around to show off full contact jousting.  A few years ago there was a few shows on TV about jousting.  This group’s show was Full Metal Jousting on the History channel.  Remember seeing a few episodes of that.  So getting to see in live in person was pretty cool.

At first thought it was just a “show” all planed out and what not.  Turns out it is not.  It was the real deal they going all out.  They started off with introducing the six knights.  There was even one lady.  After that they did a skills competition.  They had to take a spear and try to hook on to three rings which were held up by three lads.  Next turn the spear around at throw it a at target.  Get another spear and do over again on the other side.  Up next had to cut a apples off two poles with a sword.  Then pick up a lance and hit a contraption trying to make it spin around as many times as possible.  This was all so timed.  The person with the most points and fastest time got that add to their score then the jousting started.

Now it was time for the jousting.  Which was pretty awesome.  They had two around of that.  Then the lances hit the metal shoulder plates it made a very sicking sound.  When the laces broke pieces when every were.  One when right up to the lighting.  Three of the knights got nocked off.  One guy hurt this shoulder pretty bad and had to stop.  The lady got nocked off was well and stopped as well.  The third guy managed to get back on after a small break.

Over all it was an awesome show.  Would go again for sure.  If you see then coming to a place near you go and see it.  You will not be disappointed.  Took some pictures. Which you can see below.  All so have some video.  Just need to edit it first.

  

  

  

  

Enya – Only Time

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2017 by getbent57

Enya_Only_TimeOnce again musical throwback Thursday.  Wanted to pick something more laid back for this weeks song.  One of the most laid back artist out there is Enya.  Have heard many of her song over the years.  The one I like the most is Only Time.  This is off her album, A Day Without Rain in the year 2000.  There is a bunch of remixed versions on YouTube which are good as well.  You can see the official music video > here or below.

Baby Driver Review

Posted in Review's with tags , , , , , , , on July 19, 2017 by getbent57

Back at the beginning of June made about post about the movie Baby Driver.  It looked really good and wanted to see it.  Not often I go to the movies but I had to go see this one.  Am a big fan of Edgar Wright movies.

Going to start by saying I enjoyed this movie a lot.  This director knows how to make an awesome open scenes.  The one does not disappoint.  The way he used the music to coincided with what was happen in action was pretty amazing.  I know there was small tidbits I missed.  So looking forward to watching it again when it’s out on Blu-ray.  This movie has everything a great action movie needs.  Crazy characters, awesome car chases, big shoot out and chase scenes.  It all works so well.

This is one of the best movies this year.  A must watch.  Will be buying a copy when it’s out on Blu-ray. That is how much I enjoyed this movie.

5 out of 5 GT (GT = Good Times)

Topps The Walking Dead Season 6 Blaster Box

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , on July 18, 2017 by getbent57

Topps_The_Walking_Dead_Season_6_Blaster_BoxA few years ago found some The Walking Dead trading cards.  They were based off season three.  Well a few days go.  Seen a box with Negan on it.  So took a closer look.  It was a box containing ten packs of trading cards plus one hit per box.  Were are based off of season six. From the company Topps.  As you most likely know.  I am a big fan of the show and comic books.  So had to buy this box.  Didn’t know much about it so had to look it up.  Turns out it is/was only sold at Walmart this way.  The internet calls them blaster box.  All so not hundred percent sure what the “hit” is.  But guess it might be some kind of signed card.  Have not opened it up yet.  But if I find something cool.  Will blog about it.

The Dark Tower Book Series

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2017 by getbent57

The _Dark_Tower_The_GunslingerThere is a lot of TV shows and movies based of books and comics.  There is a cool looking movie out soon (August 4, 2017) called The Dark Tower.  Have all ready blog about this before.  Talking about it again.  Because have bought the the first book in The Dark Tower series, called The Gunslinger.  The books are written by Stephen King.  Most likely be shot for saying this but I have never read any of his books.  Have seen lots of movies based on this work.  After watching the trailer for the movie.  Looked up info on it.  It had me very interested.  Very time there is a movie coming out soon based on books you will all ways find copies going cheap.  Seen a bunch of copies at Walmart so bought one.  Haven’t started to read it yet.  But think I will like it a lot.

Game Of Thrones Season 7

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , on July 16, 2017 by getbent57

It has been a very long wait.  But tonight is the night (July 16, 2017).  Game of Thrones is back with season seven.  So can’t wait to see what kind a crazy awesome stuff they will be showing us this year.  At this point in the storylines will be past what’s in the main book series.  So no one really knows what will be happing.  Can see the good and the bad side of this.  For the good there will be know one the internet spoiling it.  For the bad, as awesome as the TV show is.  The books are double the awesome.  There well only be seven episodes this season.  Which sucks.  However have read that a lot of them will be longer than usual.

The Grand Tour Season 2 Teaser Trailer

Posted in Just something to say, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2017 by getbent57

Last month we learned that the second season of The Grand Tour will start some time in October (2017).  Back on July 11, 2017 was Amazon Prime Day.  That is day if you are a Prime member you get kinds of awesome deal.  Amazon is all so air The Grand Tour.  So they put out a small teaser trailer.  Have watched it and it looks pretty amazing.  Found the teaser trailer on YouTube.  Just not sure how long before it will be taken down.  If might not be there the time I post this.  But you never know.  Click > here to see it (may be).  Pretty sure there will be full trailer out some time this summer.

[Update]  The teaser trailer in now on The Grand Tour’s  YouTube channel.  You can see it > here or below.

Fear The Walking Dead Season Three Halfway

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2017 by getbent57

It is hard to believe that we are halfway though season three of Fear The Walking Dead.  The season just started on June 4, 2017.  The reason it went went by so fast was because they doubled up  twice.  The first two episodes aired back to back.  Then the last two (before the mid season break) aired back to back as well.

So far this season has been awesome.  They know how to keep things new and interesting.  Much like the other show things are all ways moving and changing.  We are never to sure what will happen next.  Really like this show.  You don’t have to watch or like the other show to enjoy this one.  Can’t wait to see what happens next.  But we will have to wait a little bit.  Because the second half doesn’t start up until September 10, 2017.

Eagle-Eye Cherry – Save Tonight

Posted in Just something to say, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2017 by getbent57

Eagle-Eye_Cherry_Save_TonightThat day of the week again, musical throwback Thursday.  The thing I really like about writing these post is I find song I have not heard in years.  One of which is, Save Tonight by Eagle-Eye Cherry.  Can remember this song on the Much Music countdown for weeks on end.  While looking up info for this post found out that is his really name.  All ways though it was a stage name.  The song is off his first album Desireless which was released in 1997.  Think the music video holds up well.  You can see for yourself > here or below.

Sega Nomad

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , on July 12, 2017 by getbent57

While clearing out some old paper work.  Came across student load stuff.  There was an envelope which I would keep receipts of things I bought with that money.  All this stuff in no longer good.   So was shredding it.  Then seen the receipt for the Sega Genesis Nomad.   Back in September 2012 made a post taking about the Nomad.  Saying I most likely paid to much for it.  Well the receipt is pretty faded but can clearly make out I paid $219.00.  That was before tax.  At the bottom it has the year, 1997.  Not sure it it was the smartest investment I have every made.  However it is twenty years ago and it still works.