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The Next Month Get Something Done

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The Next Month Get Something Done

What do you think you can get done in the next month?

30 days. 31 if you need a little extra time.

How much do you think you can get done? Could you lose 5 pounds, 15 pounds? Could you make $1,000 or $10,000? Could you travel to a place you've always wanted to check out? Could you start that business you've always thought of starting? Start writing that book? Train for that half marathon? Film that short movie? Build that shed? Learn to speak that language? 

What can you get done in 30 days?

What would you like to get done?

30 days goes by fast. Before we know it September will be here and August will be long gone.

So, what are you going to do?

What are you going to get done in the next 30 days?

What are you going to get done in the next 30 days?

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TMNT Re-Booted

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TMNT Re-Booted

Michael Bay is a killer a he gets paid a lot of money to do it.

He killed the Transformers and turned that franchise into a steaming pile of on screen endorsements. Now he's turning TMNT into an equally hot mess of nothing like it's original.

Why? Why would he allow Megan Fox be in Transformers and then play April in TMNT?!

Watch this franchise prove that any quality writing or storyline, isn't worth a damn, that you just need CGI overkill, lens flares and shaky footage to float Hollywoods boat.

I think you know how I feel about this new trailer. 

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Confusing Snickers

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Confusing Snickers

I keep an eye on various ad campaigns and like watching new ones rolling out.

The 'Marketing' Tab on my Feedly account is full every morning.

Today, I'm confused by an ad for Snickers (see below), I'm not sure that they are saying if you're hungry that you say inappropriate things and that these construction workers are proof of that. OR, are they saying that if you had a Snickers that you would say the right things? It's a weak publicity stunt and ad at best.

Your Thoughts?

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The Modern Day Motion Picture Camera

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The Modern Day Motion Picture Camera

This is an awesome overview of the motion picture camera in the last 100 years.

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In today's world we have never seen such an advance in the motion picture industry than since the first time they started putting moving pictures on the silver screen.

I'm not sure if all the advances are necessarily good or bad for the industry, but I do know that it means just about anyone can have their mini-studio set-up with low costs.

More than ever now, content becomes more important. If you don’t have a story there’s no reason for people to buy into what you’ve created.

How do you feel about the advances in the motion picture camera?

Good? Bad?

Where do you see the future of movie studios going?

Cheers,
Matthew A. Hawkins

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Old Man Rant: Technology Faux Pas

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Old Man Rant: Technology Faux Pas

On occasion, well probably a lot more than that but I'm not willing to admit it, I have what I call 'Old Man Rants'. These are rants where I complain about what the kids are doing these days, the fact that movies aren't as good as they used to be, music doesn't have the same meaning as it did 20 years ago and so on.

Here are a few tech faux pas that drive me nuts and that I wish would change:

1. Saying W W W before the website you're sharing with someone. If it ends with .CA, .COM, .TV, DOT ANYTHING!!!! People these days should know you are talking about a website - if they don't, I'm pretty sure they won't be visiting your WWW DOT WEBSITE DOT COM.

2. Mobile devices that are glued to people's hands or ears. Put it away. Some of the worst situations I've seen are when people go to the coffee shop or bank and won't stop talking on their phone. Smart phones have the ability to make people dumber. Engage with society.

3. Voicemail messages. If you leave a personal voicemail message and then have your generic follow up voicemail message, leaving people with more options on what they can do, what was the point of your message? Get rid of the provided one and leave your beautiful voice on the message for people to hear.

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4. People with tablets that attend kids concerts or events, hold the tablet in the air and record/take pictures of the event are absolutely annoying. We all know that your shaky, bad audio video will be unhappily watched by all your relatives and in the mean time you will annoy every person sitting behind you at the concert. Also, why is it that people record their kids stuff with their tablets are always able to sit in the front rows?!

5. Social media and smartphones seem to give people a channel to ask stupid questions. We have this incredible resource called 'The Internet' that you can access through incredible search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc. You can literally ask any question you want on a search engine (chances are of the BILLIONS of people on this planet, someone else has already asked the same question) and you will find an answer, part of it or get pointed in the right direction. You can even ask the dumbest questions on there and not get made fun of like you would on Facebook or Twitter. 

What technology based old man rants do you have?!
I can't be the only one that has any.

Cheers,
Matthew A. Hawkins

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That Comic Book Catch Phrase for Life

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That Comic Book Catch Phrase for Life

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The comic book world has some catch phrases for their characters:

Thor “I say thee NAY!”
The Thing “It’s clobberin’ time!”
Wolverine "I'm the best at what I do, and what I do isn't very nice"
Spiderman "My Spider-Sense is tingling."
Superman "This looks like a job - FOR SUPERMAN."

There is one catch phrase that gets used by heroes and villains alike, and gets very little notice or attention. It's a phrase of determination. It's a phrase of hapless purpose. It doesn't matter your intentions, albeit good nor bad, this catch phrase will work. 

It's a perfect catch phrase you can use everyday, whether you want to conquer the world (for good or bad), or lay in bed and watch the world go by. You can let your counterparts (good/bad) know just what they are in for.

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"Not Today."

Batman letting Joker his plans to destroy Gotham won't work, Darkseid letting the Justice League know they won't be seeing their loved ones; OR, you want to let procrastination know it won't work, or that you won't let traffic annoy you... try using this comic book catch phrase to get your through it "Not Today."

When you do say it, try it with fists on your hips and chest pushed towards the sky and you'll see just how good that can feel. While you're at it, if you trying calling or texting me to talk, I'll probably just let you know 'Not today, not today.' 

What's Your Favorite Comic Book Catch Phrase?
Cheers,
Matthew A. Hawkins

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