Thursday, September 8, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Calling all Avenger fans, Empire Online has noted on their website that the first in the series of "Marvel One Shots" has been posted online. The series of mini clips was announced at Comic Con and will focus on tying together any loose ends that may need explaining as we lead up to the big film.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Some parents may be relieved that the Toronto Catholic School Board has now implemented a uniform Policy under the "dress code for pupils policy." Beginning this school year students will no longer be wearing street clothes. A welcome move by some as buying new clothes at back to school sales and doing laundry may now be reduced also as a result. I for one am totally for this. This will in some ways create a more focused atmosphere for students to learn and will alleviate some of the popularity pressures that have arisen due to the over emphasis on fashion that retailers and the fashion industry have placed on our children. Not to the mention the branding association that leads to bullying. I have a good friend who is a Chaplain in the Dufferin Peel board and he has even stated on occasion that branding due to the clothing can even go as far as determining where kids sit in the cafeteria. By branding I am referring to kids only associating with kids who dress in the same clothing style whether its grunge, preppie, rocker vs rap etc. I remeber in grade 8 even at a uniformed school I attended you were really cool if you had a Raiders jacket and maybe a Guns n Roses, Metallica or Public Enemy T-shirt. You were semi-cool if you had a Georgetown Hoyas jacket. I had a lumber jacket which made me semi-nerdy and a Hoyas jacket which made me semi-cool too. Our kids don't need this pressure they need to learn in a positive environment which is getting harder to provide. This is a great move on the board's part. Maybe the trustees at Dufferin will relook at this issue again soon. Read more here
Anyone think this is a little bit of profiling? So the government has a plan to watch you at the airport and based on your body behavior they may be able to apprehend terrorists. Signs of detection include sweating. So if you're late don't run because that morsal of bodily cooling agent may do you in. I think the government should stop using terrorism as a scapegoat for their "global plan of tyranny" as Alex Jones puts it. Conspiracy theorists will be having a field day with this article
Monday, August 29, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
I was looking for something quick to prepare last night after taking a few pictures in the City Center. There were a couple of packs of Potato Gnocchi (pasta) kicking around in the fridge so I decided I would try mixing up this recipe. With only 20 minutes of prep and cooking time this dish makes for an easy dinner. It had an interesting flavor not one that everyone may enjoy. I did add a little more garlic and Parmesan than the recipe recommended but personally I found that it could use a little more flavor. This may simply be because of the variety of spices that I tend to throw in the mix when I am cooking. Still a good dish and I will be playing with the ingredients more next time.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
I have always been a lover of arts, culture, religion and history. Once some one said "you seem like you are very modern but you are very cultured. A rather interesting contradiction" I agree but I also believe that we should have a healthy respect for our history, traditions, religion and cultures. I have never been fond of the ideology that plagues my fellow younglings and the lack of respect for History and yet the obsession with pop culture and modern technology while at the same time having little interest in their own culture.
This is sad! I am a full fledged Canadian! I am a 3rd generation Canadian there's even a little of the Native blood running in these veins if you go back a few generations. Not sure if that last part is true or one of late Auntie Roe's Fables she told of our relationship to Princess Lily Feather and Chief Shot-in-both-sides. But on the lighter side I have been thinking of a way to include in this Blog some of the Cultural and Historical aspects of Mississauga. Not many of the people who now live in Downtown City Center would even remember the Ol man's Farm on Eglinton. Being a 3rd generation Canadian I envy people who come here and have a cultural tradition. While some argue that Canada has its own culture and tradition I mean Culture more in the sense of Filipino, Spanish, Indian etc.. It is actually kind of sad that so many young people feel embarrassed that their parents want to incorporate some cultural traditions in their lives. But thanks to James Dean being cool still seems to plague our young minds, malls, Tim Horton's and School Parking Lots heck even Churches.
So as I brainstorm keep tuned to the Bat channel for Bloggin Blodgett will be adding a new category to the Blog: Sauga back in the day. For now if it pleases you have a look at this site Heritage Mississauga a site I stumbled upon while doing some research on the Villages and Lost Villages of Mississauga. Stay tuned for the new category in the coming months.
Old Skool Blodgett
Raised in Mississauga he has spent much of the last ten years outside of school and work developing his production skills. This was one of the topics on the table as we enjoyed a bit of Crest and Remy Ma. While in his own right DJ Vader is a humble man yet he still recognizes his own growth as a producer. I have had the privilege of knowing him for about 16 years and we spent much of our high school lunches together listening to hip hop mix-tape cassettes sharing headphones one ear bud in an ear sharing a little box of french fries. This is where much of the love for the underground began for F.O.2.d.X .as we have always called him. It was during the commercialization of the Rave Scene where underground for a short lived time came into the spot light and this is where Vader stumbled upon DNB and in so many words fell in love. Since the early 2000's he has spent time making mix-tapes and slowly began to throw his own track's in the mix. Since then he has in many ways begun the road to perfecting his sound. A few years back Vader launched Sinister Recordings the label which he now releases his EPs under. A dream of Vader's that dates back to the origin of the term of Sinister Six itself but that's a long story that we'll save for another day.
About four years ago Vader also began experimenting with Hip Hop production and this in some ways ties in with how The Garage Talk Chronicles began as well as Thirsty Thursday's. So this past Thursday we were discussing a little about Classical Hip Hop and the new music which later sparked a discussion about the evolution of music production which in essence sparked the topic of this blog post.
Music production has come a long way. From records to crackling tapes, to when DJ's were actual DJ's and mixed songs (hence mix-tapes) ... now they just yell words over songs they were given to promote. A conversation that DJ Vader and I have had and a style that we have criticized relentlessly for some time. Music now is much different than when we were growing. Most of it is electronically produced and that's why much of the DNB, Trance, Dub Step and many of the new Rap sounds is mixed in the category of Electronica. That being said there is a lot of tools that help with the trade. While the latest pirated apps may assist a producer, Vader has been around long enough to have experimented with a variety of equipment. His growth as a producer has begun to emerge as his own sound style takes to the streets, the radio and now his own commercial releases. Keep an ear to SoundCloud for upcoming projects and mix cds.
Look for Part II of Garage Talk Chronicles : Turn the Beat Up this weekend.
Friday, August 26, 2011
I came across these bad boys over at Zellars last week and I couldn't resist.
I believe the Sideswipe (to the left) has two different versions this being the more colorful of the two. Tailpipe and Pinpointer are pretty awesome figures too. Have a look at a few images I snapped real quick. "BlogginBlodge Roll Out!!!!!!"
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The round about shoot had to wait tonight. Still on the agenda but the big lightning show was in focus for BlodgettFreezeFrame. That was an awesome storm I must say big ups to mother nature. My Henry's gift cards which I received for my birthday last weekend are going towards a nice tripod. My arms are tired to say the least after 3 hours of shooting. I'm off for some r&r so the uploads will have to wait for the morning. Snoozing Blodgett signing off. Zzzzzz
Monday, August 22, 2011
The answers given are various and full of different opinions. Much like the approach that people have today, Jesus is viewed as an opinion. Some people believe he was a nice guy. Others think He is a Prophet. Some believe He was a fable. Some people believe He was a heretic. To some He is The Truth the living Son of God. In many ways Jesus is still looked upon as someone to have an opinion about. But there are those who hold a very different belief, a belief which often the world has a hard time grasping. Catholics believe that Jesus is the Son of God. They also believe that the Catholic Church which this reading further touches upon was founded by Jesus Christ and was entrusted to Saint Peter in the Papal Office. There are many people who have difficulty with this and it mainly boils down to misunderstanding what these scripture passages mean. It is also one of the many reasons why there is so much division between Christians and even Catholics. Today you still will hear all kinds of arguing on why the Catholic Church should ordain woman, change its teachings on sexuality, and allow divorce amongst other things. What people often do not understand is that the Church proclaims that Jesus is Truth. What this means to Catholics is that all the teachings that come from Jesus are true for all time periods. As Catholics we believe that Jesus is the Eternal Truth unchanging and unchangeable. This essentially means that because a particular opinion or world view is popular today that doesn't change what is fundamentally true. In the eyes of the Catholic Faith Jesus' teachings are not opinions and I think that is where the most confusion about what the Catholic Faith is comes in. This is why the Church cannot change its teachings because according to the premise of whose message they are proclaiming it is unchangeable. So are the laws and traditions that Jesus established in His Church unchangeable. It is no different than trying to change the name of a monkey. The name or way of understanding what to call the monkey may evolve but the fundamental element of what the monkey is does not change. And it can't be changed. It is the same with the Church.
Bloggin Blodgett celebrated his 30th birthday for the third time yesterday. It was a fun filled evening with the family. Instead of going out for a buffet which we've done for the last few years I decided to have a mini buffet of some of my favorite foods. With just under 3 hours of prep time and cooking it turned out to be a great meal that the whole family enjoyed. On the menu was Jerk Chicken, Couscous Stuffed Peppers, Greek Rice, Grilled Lamb, Chez Blodge's Spinach Salad and a few home made appetizers. Of Course birthday dinner is never complete without a little Cheesecake and Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake. I may just post a few of these recipes in the coming week.
Also some new pics of Ultimate Optimus who my brother and brother in law spent some time transforming while hanging out over some Pina Coladas.
Thanks to everyone for the birthday greets as well.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
I've been slacking on posts for the last few days. Actually I haven't been home much for the last few days due to work and social events. I'm still hoping to get down to the Buskerfest in Portcredit. That's all pending how much time I spend parousing through Henrys' Tent Sale. FreezeFrameBlodgett needs some more gear for his upcoming photoshoots. Then its off to the market for some goods for the big dinner I'm making for yours truly's birthday. Look out for some food photo posts.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Mix the ingredients together adding the Oil Olive gradually at the end. Marinate as noted Once you are ready to cook them in order to avoid burning the outside, since we are grilling them, please wipe them down almost dry. While drying them set your grill to a medium-high temperature. After the grill has heated throw those bad boys on there. Let them cook for about 6 minutes per side or until desired rareness. Remember lamb is not suppose to be well done and will continue to cook for a minute or two after being removed from heat.
The cool breeze blows like the morning mist that travels across the still water at the dusk of dawn, reminding us that the change of seasons are near. The cold morning brisk reminds me of an Autumn day. So the battle of the seasons begins as cold and warm fronts meet hurricanes and tropical storms battle over land and seas. The pagans of ol days would have said the gods were at war. But us photographers and fishers will rejoice as the summer clings on and the Autumn leafs show all their glory. As the leafs fall the lenses will change and as the salmon swim the credit the lures will wait. The crisp coolness of Autumn's chill just spoke this morning letting us know I am coming!
Sunday, August 14, 2011
I myself had never really thought about this all that much but after listening to the Priest's Homily and looking at this reading it dawned upon me that there are some things that we really have to pester the Man for. Many people have the notion that God doesn't answer prayers and this can be quite true. There are many prayers or things we request from God throughout our life that we don't seem to be blessed with. They may not be what's best for us either though. And that's why many people firmly believe that God doesn't answer prayers. But this passage from the Gospel got me thinking that there are somethings we have to consistently ask the Lord for. This may also just be one reason that we don't get what we want.
I remember one time a friend said to me 'that there are some blessings that we are just given,some blessings that we don't receive and then there are some blessings that we must ask for'. And I think that's what the main context of this reading.. that just like in life we have to be persistent with the Lord and have a firm faith that He will give us those things that we need.