The newest area in FortNite Chapter 4 Season 2 is Mega City ( an “Attack on Titan” anime tie-in). A Japanese-inspired city and country side with bamboo, cherry blossoms, and hot springs. Enough to turn anyone Japanese. Skin is Chun-Li from Street Fighter. Song is “Turning Japanese” by The Vapors.
What Is Fridging? #SHORTS
If you’re not familiar with “fridging,” it’s a comic book trope. The death of a female character motivates the male character to do something heroic. Green Lantern being the first example when he finds his murdered girlfriend in the fridge.
A recent example would be the 90th anniversary of Nancy Drew in March 2020. A new comic book series begins with Nancy Drew being dead on page one. The Hardy Boys take it upon themselves to solve her murder. Only to discover that she was alive and well, and pissed off that they were stepping in on her investigation.
Anthony Del Col, the writer, thought it would be a neat idea to have the Hardy Boys investigate Nancy Drew’s death. He was unaware of fridging as a trope and wasn’t prepared for the backlash.
That’s not how you celebrate a 90-year-old character.
The Return of Ro Laren (“Star Trek: Picard”) #SHORTS
This week’s episode of “Star Trek: Picard” re-introduces a character we haven’t see in 30 years. Ro Laren played by Michelle Forbes.
The last time we saw Ro was in season seven of “Star Trek: The Next Generations.” Captain Picard sent her to infiltrate the Marquis for rebelling against the Federation. She defected from Starfleet to join the Marquis—and betrayed Picard’s trust in her.
The recriminations between her and Picard flies fast and furious. Their mutual pain from the last 30 years proved to each other that they weren’t Changelings.
Ro reveals to Picard that Changelings have compromised the highest levels of Starfleet. She hands him her Bajoran earring that is a data chip with all her investigation files. And then she gets killed in a shuttle explosion.
The Fridging of “Star Trek: Picard” (“Imposters” – S03E05)
If you haven’t seen this week’s episode of “Star Trek: Picard,” “Imposters,” stop watching and watch that episode. After that check out Sean Ferrick’s reaction to that episode. And then come back here to talk about the “fridging” of a female character to motivate a male character.Read more “The Fridging of “Star Trek: Picard” (“Imposters” – S03E05)”
Cocaine Cat at The Cincinnati Zoo #SHORTS
Have you heard about the “Cocaine Cat” in Cincinnati?
During a routine traffic stop, a large cat jumped out of the car and climbed a tree. Animal control captured the cat, took a DNA test, and tested for narcotics.
The DNA test confirmed the cat was an African serval. An “exotic” animal that is illegal to own in Ohio. The narcotics test confirmed that cat had exposure to cocaine. The owner surrendered the cat and is cooperating with authorities.
The cat is now recovering in its new home at the Cincinnati Zoo.
YouTube Profanity Policy 2023 (Clean Version) #SHORTS
YouTube released a new video on March 7, 2023, about their updated profanity policy. Unfortunately, the video was quite explicit and wasn’t censored. For content creators who don’t use profanity, here’s the clean version of the profanity policy in a nutshell.
28 Ambulances For Blarney Blowout BORG Drinking #SHORTS
Twenty-eight ambulances got called out for BORG drinking at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Not the Seven of Nine kind of Borg drinking on “Star Trek: Picard.” BORG stands for Blowout Rage Gallon. A mixture of vodka, water, and sports drink powder. Which sounds like a cleaning solution. No surprise that 30 students became ill from binge drinking for the annual Blarney Blowout celebrations.
STOP calling 911 About PLANETS #SHORTS
A dozen residents in California’s Central Valley called 911 to report “lights in the sky.” Those lights in the sky weren’t Chinese spy balloons, the FortNite Battle Bus, or UFOs.
On Wednesday, March 1, 2023, Venus and Jupiter appeared unusually close in the Western sky after sunset. Also known as a conjunction in astronomy.
For those not familiar with the planetary neighborhood, Venus is next door to Earth and appears larger in the sky. Jupiter, the largest plane in the solar system, is a few doors over from Earth and appears smaller in the sky.
Stop calling 911 on your planetary neighbors
Trying Out AMC Theatres Gourmet Oreo Popcorn #SHORTS
As an AMC Theatres shareholder, I got a free single Gourmet Oreo Popcorn. I took advantage of that offer when I saw “Cocaine Bear” last weekend.
The single serving of the Gourmet Oreo Popcorn came in a tall cup. The Oreo cookie crumbs had a rich flavor that tasted better than the Most Oreo Oreo cookies. The cold unsalted and unbuttered popcorn tasted like flavorless marshmallows.
Would I pay $10 to $12 for this? No.
Since I stopped drinking sodas six months ago, movie theater food tastes bad anyway.
Why Adonis Creed Came to FortNite #SHORTS
Adonis Creed came to FortNite as a new skin. One player expressed confusion as why there wasn’t a Rock Balboa or Apollo Creed skin. The Adonis Creed skin is a movie tie-in to “Creed III” that is coming out this weekend.
Unlike “Creed” and “Creed II,” Rocky isn’t in the new movie. Apollo Creed got killed off in “Rocky IV” and referenced as a picture in the new movie.
Until the 50th anniversary of “Rocky” in 2026, don’t expect a Rocky or Apollo skin in FortNite any time soon.