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Solar Eclipse 2017 Thoughts

Welcome to the 12th edition of The Musings blog. This is my random musings that I have throughout the week on social media and what not saved all in one place. I cover some musings about the solar eclipse for 2017, Roku channels, and the worst band merchandise ever. Enjoy!

Solar Eclipse Thoughts 2017

Everyone saying that Eclipse this past week would have blinded you. What is weird is that I was under the impression that all the Twilight movies were bad to look at.

Seriously though, does that Solar Eclipse being over mean we are now going to get articles on “Millennials are killing the solar eclipse glasses industry?” You know how I feel about those articles.

So, at the eclipse, I jokingly turn to my coworker and sarcastically say “Save those glasses for the net eclipse here.” Then, my co-worker, aka my work’s Sheldon Cooper, said “NO! You’re supposed to throw them away after 3 years!”.


Experimenting with Roku: Boomerang and AFV

I’ve been branching out and exploring what is all on Roku. A lot of hidden gems can be found if you do a little digging both in the channel store and the interwebs.

I recently tried a free trial of the Boomerang Roku channel. Now, I plan on reviewing this channel in full later but it is a collection of old school cartoons like Bugs Bunny, Tom & Jerry, and Scooby-Doo. Pretty cool if you ask me.

Of course, first thing I pull up is some Looney Tunes. Spoiler alert… I don’t think Wile E Coyote gets The Road Runner.

Then you have other oddball channels. Like America’s Funniest Home Videos Roku channel. There you have it Roku folks…the world’s largest collection of dads getting hit in the nuts with baseballs…on demand!


Worst Band Merchandise Ever?

I’m a long time Metallica fan since the 1990s. Granted, the 1990s were not kind to 80s metal bands, whether creatively or success-wise. Metallica did release a very commercial sussessful , but their creative wasn’t as good with albums like Load and ReLoad.

Now, apparently, one of the more polarizing albums of Metallica’s, Load, is getting some merchandise… horrible horrible merchandise based on the album cover.

If you know what it is and what this is supposed to be on this ugly hoodie, say it with me, “Ewwww…”


Firefighters criticized for eating pigs they had previously saved from a fire

“Firefighters who rescued piglets from a blazing barn were rewarded with an unusual treat – they were served up the pigs they saved as sizzling sausages.

The 18 piglets and two sows had survived the fire in Wiltshire in South West England in February, which saw 60 tonnes of hay catch fire.

However, they did not survive the butcher’s knife, and were turned into meat products this summer.

Some of these bangers were given to the firefighters who saved them.” Read More…


Back Up Its a Cat

That is it for today. Till the next Solar Eclipse (or next week), have a good week folks!

Richie “No-T” Jackson

P.S. Would You Like Fries With That?

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