Rock Bottom Radio is where it’s at!

Radio LaB

Are you a fan of wrestling? Are you a fan of WWE in particular? If so then Rock Bottom Radio (#rbr) is the programme that you need to be listening to. Rock Bottom Radio could potentially be the perfect show for WWE fans as well as hardcore internet wrestling fans as the show has a lot of appealing factors.

Starting off with the basics, Rock Bottom Radio is on Radio LaB 97.1 FM on Wednesdays at 8-10pm and it features a group of opinionated wrestling nerds doing a service to most wrestling fans by ripping into John Cena at any given moment and if this isn’t enough to grab your attention then there’s also the fact that it touches on a variety of topics in the WWE such as the pushes that wrestlers receive, the way the company promotes itself and general opinion on the programming.

The show is new so it’s still in the phase of gaining a foundation however there’s no reason why it can’t go on to become an incredibly popular wrestling show and not to sound cheesy but the sky really is the limit for this show.

If you’re unhappy with an edition of Monday Night Raw or Friday Night Smackdown then the chances are that Rock Bottom Radio will agree with you and even if wrestling isn’t your thing, you’re guaranteed to get a few laughs from the show just due to some of the statements that are made and having a laugh is always a great way to wind down on a Wednesday night.

This is the word of one huge wrestling fan (who knows what he’s talking about) so be sure to check the show out!

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SSX Tricky is just great!!!

SSX Tricky

As a huge SSX Tricky fan, this was always going to happen. There always has to be a moment when somebody can sit, blog and generally fan out over their favourite game of all time. If you’re not a fan of SSX or you generally don’t care to see a few paragraphs which will only lost pros of this game (because let’s be honest, there are no cons) then this post isn’t for you.

SSX Tricky is a snowboarding game that is part of the SSX franchise but this game is particularly special, for a lot of people (myself included) this is the best entry in the series. The first SSX was already pretty good but this took everything that first SSX brought to the table and just elevated it to another level. Some will argue that SSX 3 succeeded that level but that argument is for another blog post.

The game has a crazy cast of characters and is just plain good over the top fun and once the controls are learned it can become very, very addictive. When playing the game one of the most noticeable things are the tricks (because SSX Tricky, you know?) but these tricky are by no means ordinary, if anything the tricks are probably 90% of the reason that the game is just plain good over the top fun. It’s possible to flip and spin so much that the trick will register as ‘???’ because the tricks are so insane, but the average player probably won’t care to notice that because of how amazing the flips and spins appear.

Racing is another feature of the game and the races can get pretty intense especially if the main goal is to knockdown every other racer involved rather than win. On top of that, the game has a feature called ‘adrenaline’ which is gained when tricks are done or when other racers are knocked down, since adrenaline is so necessary in the game it means that players may have to resort to playing dirty to get some, the need to gain adrenaline is intensified by the fact that it slowly drains itself.

Enough with the features of the game, the game can provide hours of entertainment especially if there are two players. It’s like playing in the arcade without having to be there which is amazing, the vibrant colours makes it great for children but the competitive nature of the game makes it great for gamers, the levels have countless paths to explore so the likelihood is that if you think you know a level from back to front. YOU DON’T.

A lot of people will be turned off by the fact that EA published the game but this is one of things that EA did right.

I don’t get art at all!

‘I’d love to go to an art gallery with you just to see what you’d say.’ I received this comment because I’m not artistic. I don’t do art, I don’t understand art! I want to appreciate it but it’s impossible to appreciate what you don’t understand.

Things like magazines, posters, photos etc. They all have an artistic appeal them, or at least that’s what people are meant to understand when they look at these things. One thing that is for certain is that magazines and other forms of media show very clearly that art comes in all shapes and sizes, it also shows that art is disturbingly weird. Having looked at so many posters and magazines the one thing I can definitely say is that anything passes for art.

This isn’t meant to be a post that takes away from art as a culture because things like the Mona Lisa (pretty obvious piece of art right there) and Vincent Van Gogh’s self portrait are amazing but at the same time some forms of art will really have you questioning what it is.

Dazed is a magazine that shows a lot of clothing from an ‘artistic’ perspective, it’s things like this that will constantly have inartistic people saying ‘I don’t get it’ and ‘what the hell is this?’ amongst a number of phrases . The magazine has a host of adverts stacked on its inside pages and it shows models being weird (aka posing) in clothes, weirdest of all, that is appealing to people.

They are plenty of great things about art but to be honest, all of that is effectively cancelled out by its weirdness as well as the fact that it’s only ever going to get weirder, with that being said I’m not somebody that won’t make an attempt to understand art so I hope you enjoy the picture of me being artistic.

Me being artsy

The Internet is amazing!

The Internet

These days the Internet has the ability to help ordinary people ascend to higher heights, of course the heights that can be scaled vary based on the amount of work that is put in. There have been a lot of apps and websites that have helped people gain a bigger presence e.g. Vine, this app burst onto the scene in January 2013 and it has helped Eleonora Maronese Pons (Lele Pons) reach a worldwide audience with her comedy. YouTube has also been known to turn ordinary people into celebrities; any fan of Justin Bieber will proudly admit this.

There are a considerable amount of people that have benefitted from the possibilities that the Internet presents which leads to the conclusion that the Internet is capable of helping people achieve anything. It’s amazing to see that people can benefit and make a future through the use of free apps and services, this shows that people who are worried about what to do in future shouldn’t worry as much as they have extra avenues to make something of themselves.

Becoming famous using the Internet is no easy task, posting something on the Internet can be a hit or miss situation and the truth is that it can take years before the effort pays off. The case with most things in life is that it will take a lot of effort and countless hours before it pays off. A lot of ‘internet celebrities’ will argue that all of the effort is worth it and when looking at some of the perks that Internet celebrities receive such as: being invited to Red Carpet events, getting onto television or even starting a musical career it’s incredibly hard to disagree.

The Internet does a very good job at helping people in general. The truth is that if somebody wants to build a bit of a name for themself just to say that they’ve done a few things, then the internet is a great place to start. Any individual could have a Twitter account that links people to their personal website and that could link to a YouTube account as well as things that said individual may do outside of the internet. It’s very possible for a name to get around just by the use of a single website.

It’s very amazing to see the Internet, an invention that gets some flak for being distracting and harmful to children being helpful to the point that it gives some people a second chance to make something of themselves. The best part is that the internet keeps on evolving and expanding so it must make a lot of people ask what will the Internet be capable of next?