Powder In My Glass

I was speaking with my mom about what milk we used while we lived in Kuwait. We left Kuwait back in 1987 when I was turning 11 years old and now 32 years later I remember a heck of a lot of things about my time there but for some reason I had forgotten how we got milk for drinking as it is or with something added. My mom ofcourse easily remembered as she was the person who made it for us. It was Nido.

Nido is a milk substitute powder and milk powder brand manufactured by Nestlé first introduced in 1944. The different varieties include instant dried whole, rather than skimmed or semi-skimmed, milk with Vitamins A & D, and are a good source of calcium. When my dad and mom got married back in 1968 and he moved my mom with him to Kuwait and she was recommended to use Nido for her tea or coffee as milk was difficult to get in Kuwait. When my sis was born and later on me, she relied on Nido for feeding us. I never drank coffee or tea until I turned 13 so Nido was mainly for milk and added some boost or other thinks for it and for morning cornflakes.

It is surprising that I do not remember it but it’s odd to now think of powdered milk as I haven’t had any – we don’t use it home not since we moved back to India and none of our relatives or friends use it – that I know off. I doubt if restaurants use it here either (we have plenty of cows in India).

Butter Chicken Recipe

You can use boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts. We prefer dark meat, but go with what you like.
For the chicken marinade:

  • 28 oz (800g) boneless and skinless chicken thighs or breasts cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger (or finely grated)
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

For the sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons ghee (or 1 tbs butter + 1 tbs oil)
  • 1 large onion, sliced or chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced or finely grated
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
    1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 14 oz (400 g) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to your taste preference)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt (or to taste)
  • 1 cup of heavy or thickened cream (or evaporated milk to save calories)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kasoori methi (or dried fenugreek leaves)

Instructions

In a bowl, combine chicken with all of the ingredients for the chicken marinade; let marinate for 30 minutes to an hour (or overnight if time allows). Heat oil in a large skillet or pot over medium-high heat. When sizzling, add chicken pieces in batches of two or three, making sure not to crowd the pan. Fry until browned for only 3 minutes on each side. Set aside and keep warm. (You will finish cooking the chicken in the sauce.)

Heat butter or ghee in the same pan. Fry the onions until they start to sweat (about 6 minutes) while scraping up any browned bits stuck on the bottom of the pan. Add garlic and ginger and sauté for 1 minute until fragrant, then add ground coriander, cumin and garam masala. Let cook for about 20 seconds until fragrant, while stirring occasionally. Add crushed tomatoes, chili powder and salt. Let simmer for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until sauce thickens and becomes a deep brown red colour. Remove from heat, scoop mixture into a blender and blend until smooth. You may need to add a couple tablespoons of water to help it blend (up to 1/4 cup). Work in batches depending on the size of your blender.

Pour the puréed sauce back into the pan. Stir the cream, sugar and crushed kasoori methi (or fenugreek leaves) through the sauce. Add the chicken with juices back into the pan and cook for an additional 8-10 minutes until chicken is cooked through and the sauce is thick and bubbling. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with fresh, hot basmati rice or naan bread.

OPTIONAL: To thin out the sauce, add a couple tablespoons of ghee or butter at the end of cooking, and gently simmer it through. Alternatively, add a small amount of water.

Lords of Chaos

Lords of Chaos is a 2018 true crime horror-thriller film directed by Jonas Åkerlund and written by Dennis Magnusson and Åkerlund. Adapted from the 1998 book of the same name, the film is a semi-fictionalised account of the early 1990s Norwegian black metal scene told from the perspective of Mayhem co-founder Euronymous. It stars Rory Culkin as Euronymous, Emory Cohen as Varg Vikernes, Jack Kilmer as Dead, Valter Skarsgård as Bård Guldvik “Faust” Eithun and Sky Ferreira as Ann-Marit.

In the 1980s, a young guitarist called Euronymous forms a black metal band called Mayhem, the first of the genre in their country of Norway, with Necrobutcher on bass, and Manheim on drums. Manheim leaves and is soon replaced by new drummer Hellhammer and they recruit a new vocalist from Sweden called Dead, who exhibits self-destructive behavior, which he portrays during their live shows by cutting himself and bleeding on the audience, and throwing pig heads at the “posers”. At a show filmed by their friend Metalion, the band meets a fan named Kristian, whom Euronymous initially looks down on.

While home alone, Dead uses his personal knife to cut his arms and throat, and then uses Euronymous’ shotgun to shoot himself in the forehead, leaving behind a suicide note. Euronymous returns home and finds the body but instead of calling the police, he takes photos of the body and moves the knife and shotgun around. After Dead’s body is taken away, Euronymous gives necklaces to the other band members which he claims are pieces of Dead’s skull; this disgusts Necrobutcher, prompting him to leave the band. Soon after, Euronymous starts his own black metal record label and opens a record personal loan rate uk shop called Helvete (“Hell” ), which becomes a social hub for black-metallers like Metalion, Fenriz of Darkthrone, Faust of Emperor, and Kristian (who is now calling himself Varg Vikernes) of Burzum. They become known as the “Black Circle”. After being mocked by an ego-driven Euronymous, Varg uses his anti-Christian beliefs as motivation to burn down a local church. When challenged by Varg concerning his status as the leader of the Black Circle, Euronymous burns down a church with Faust and Varg accompanying.

Euronymous recruits Varg as bassist, a guitarist called Blackthorn and a Hungarian vocalist, Attila Csihar, to record Mayhem’s first album, De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas. A power dispute between Varg and Euronymous arises. After a wave of church burnings begins, Faust brutally kills a gay man, leading police to link black-metallers to the crimes. Helvete is raided and shut down by the police, and Varg is arrested as prime suspect because of an interview with a Bergen newspaper in which he claimed to have been the one who burned the churches and killed the gay man. He is soon released for lack of evidence. Varg meets with Euronymous and tells him that he is leaving Mayhem and that he is going to start his own record label. Euronymous reveals that the “skull piece” necklaces were fakes, and that he never intended anyone to actually follow through on his angry rhetoric, which infuriates Varg.

In anger, Euronymous rants to a peer about wanting to kill Varg, but later calms down and sends him a contract to release the rights for his music back to him. Varg, having heard that Euronymous was making death threats against him, travels to Oslo in the early morning of August 10 to confront him. Telling Euronymous he wants to sign the contract, he enters his apartment and, after a brief conversation, stabs him. Euronymous pleads for his life, but Varg follows him through the apartment to the stairwell outside and stabs him to death. The next day, the news of Euronymous’ murder spreads throughout Norway and Varg is soon arrested. He is sent to prison for a maximum of 21 years, guilty of both the murder of Euronymous and the burning of several churches. In a voice-over, Euronymous tells the audience not to feel sorry for him, that he enjoyed his life and greenwoods personal credit invented a new sub-genre of metal.

Although it isn’t very true to original events – there is no real Ann-Marit, Dead didn’t kill and hang cats though he did chase them,  the Live in Jessheim scene jumps to Dead’s suicide, given a whole year had passed in between both events and Dead and Euronymous’ subsequent falling out and animosity was never portrayed apart from one scene in which Euronymous mockingly waves a shotgun in front of Dead and suggests he shoots himself andThe time Dead stabbed Euronymous was never portrayed in the film – it is still interesting to see the Norwegian Black Metal scene story, which has fascinated me to no end. I give the film a 7.5 outta 10!

Remove Your Husband

A Polish man married a Canadian girl after he had been in Canada a year or so, and although his English was far from perfect, the couple got on very well. One day, though, he rushed into a lawyer’s office and asked if he could arrange a divorce for him, “Very quick!”

The lawyer explained that the speed of getting a divorce would depend on the circumstances, and asked these questions: LAWYER: “Have you any grounds?”

POLE: “An acre and half, and a nice 3 bedroom house.”

LAWYER: “No, I mean what is the foundation of the case?”

POLE: “It is made of concrete, bricks & mortar.”

LAWYER: “Does either of you have a real grudge?”

POLE: “No, we have a carport and don’t need a grudge.”

LAWYER: “I mean, what are your relations like?”

POLE: “All my relations live in Poland.”

LAWYER: “Is there any infidelity in your marriage?”

POLE: “Yes, we have hi-fidelity stereo set & DVD player with 6.1 sound.”

LAWYER: “No, I mean does your wife beat you up?”

POLE: “No, I’m always up before her.”

LAWYER: “Why do you want this divorce?”

POLE: “She going to kill me!”

LAWYER: “What makes you think that?”

POLE: “I got proof.”

LAWYER: “What kind of proof?”

POLE: “She going to poison me. She buy bottle at drug store and I read label. It say Polish Remover.”

Arsenal 3 Everton 2

Mikel Arteta’s encouraging rebuilding job at Arsenal continued with a thrilling victory over a stubborn Everton, a result that could have a big say in the race for European football next season. The Spaniard had Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang largely to thank for the outcome after the striker scored twice, including the winner – taking his personal goals tally to 19 for the season and an impressive 60 in 95 games for the Gunners. The see-saw game could not have got off to a worse start for Arteta’s side, though, as their shambolic defending allowed Dominic Calvert-Lewin to overhead kick Everton into the lead following a Gylfi Sigurdsson free-kick after just 49 seconds. But the Gunners slowly wrestled control of the game away from the visitors, with Eddie Nketiah side-footing a volley home to draw them level from early substitute Bukayo Saka’s superb left-wing cross, before Aubameyang slotted them into the lead.

Their progress was again checked when Richarlison capitalised on yet more defensive frailty to poke Everton level just before half-time, but Aubameyang headed the home side back ahead 26 seconds after the break. Everton had chances to get at least a point, but Calvert-Lewin saw a cross agonisingly elude his slide before firing straight at Leno from close range. The win means Arsenal remain unbeaten in 2020 and gives them back-to-back league victories for the first time since the opening two matches of the campaign. Should Manchester City’s Champions League ban be upheld, eighth place in the Premier League could be enough to qualify for the Europa League, and the top five could be good enough for Europe’s premier club competition. The Gunners are now just two points off Wolves in eighth and four points behind fifth-placed Manchester United.

Everton, who have European aspirations of their own following a run of five games unbeaten prior to this, are 11th but still in the mix, a point worse off than the Gunners. Having played in Athens in the Europa League on Thursday with a side that included five of the 11 that started against Everton, the Gunners had significantly less recovery and preparation time than the Toffees, who last played on 8 February. Arsenal’s quick turnaround can be no excuse for their shambolic start to this contest and their lacklustre defending, though. Their back four was all at sea in the first minute when Sigurdsson’s free-kick was floated in and they failed to react to prevent Calvert-Lewin’s finish. It probably wasn’t wise of Shkodran Mustafi to dye his hair light grey, thus making himself all the more conspicuous, while David Luiz responded by berating all those in red around him. They were equally culpable in added time at the end of the first half, missing crucial headers before Mina and then Richarlison got the crucial touches.

Smartphone Games

Do You Spend Too Much Time on Smartphones Playing ‘Stupid Games’?

I never used to. But since 2018 I have been playing a couple of games a lot. One is Real Tennis which I do not play against another player but against the computer or in this case Android. They aren’t stupid games at all and are a lot of fun.

The tennis game is fun but I win all the time now – actually since last year – so it is getting kinda boring. But the other one is awesome. Bowling King is playing against players all over the world and you win chips and you lose chips and after you win a certain number you unlock lanes and special balls and it’s very addictive and exciting, especially when you are winning and are on a streak.

I love the game so much. I’ve been wanting to try out some football games on my phone too but I just haven’t gotten into one yet. Maybe soon.

Prompt from The Learning Network At The New York Times

Couchyn Meet With Anil

It has been a very long time. With his work schedule for his new employers and the fact that he is based out Thrissur and has to travel a bit, I haven’t met my buddy Anil in a long, long time. We chatted on Whatsapp a couple of days ago and he called me this morning and said he was coming to town and would I be free to meet him. I sure was and I was planning on going out anyway.

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We met at Couchyn and despite his pleas to go elsewhere I told him that we were here; let’s drink. I finally convinced him and we were hungry – I hadn’t had anything other than a black coffee all day and it was just after 12 pm – so we ordered some French fries and I finally got to have a Bira! I will talk about Bira brand of beers later but it is a first for me. And he ordered a couple Old Monk rums with a Coke.

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We talked and ate a bunch. After the French fries, we had some honey flavoured crispy chicken strips and chilly fish (which was awesome).

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We also ordered an Ammachi’s chicken which was terrible. We sent it back and instead got a cheese omelet each which were yum.

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By 5 pm we left and I went to get some groceries on my way back home and took a nap.

Body at Brighton Rock

Body at Brighton Rock is an 2019 American horror thriller film, directed, written, and produced by Roxanne Benjamin. It stars Karina Fontes, Casey Adams, Emily Althaus, Miranda Bailey, Martin Spanjers, Matt Peters, Susan Burke and John Getz. It had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 8, 2019. It was released on April 26, 2019, by Magnet Pictures.

A low budget film it centers on Wendy, a part-time summer employee at a mountainous state park, takes on a rough trail assignment at the end of the season, trying to prove to her friends that she’s capable enough to do the job. She trades areas with her more experience colleague, who wants to be near a male park ranger, and takes the tougher terrain. She puts on her headphones and posts warning spikes and staples posters on spots and almost scares herself and another ranger when they bump into each other.

When she takes a wrong turn and ends up deep in the backcountry, alerted by her friends who sees her selfie that she posted. They point out something on the ground below the cliff she took the photo from and Wendy sees that it is a dead body. She has stumbled upon a potential crime scene. She radios in and they promise to send out a rescue & recovery team. But the sun is going down soon so she ends up having to spend the night next to the dead body with her limited supplies and must sleep in the cold night without a tent or sleeping bags.

Stuck with no communication after losing her radio and with orders to guard the site, Wendy must fight the urge to run. She meets a hunter who is illegally trying to kill a bear and he acts suspicious. He seems to be too curious about the dead body and scares her but soon Wendy loses him. As night falls the sounds of nocturnal animals and noises that you hear in the wild play on her fears. As she drifts off to sleep she even imagines the dead body reanimating and the zombie chases her. She comes to her senses and tries to keep herself awake. In the morning she sees a bear but mistakes it for another hallucination – only to find out that it is real and has sharp claws and teeth. purchase cialis It attacks her and she uses a lighter and a spray can of bug repellent to light it briefly on fire and the bear is singed.

However the bear, nastier than ever comes back to finish her off when shots from a shotgun scare it away. It’s the local sheriff and some cops along with Wendy’s colleagues looking for her. They are stunned that she was able to fight it off as much as she could in her weakened state. She tells them about the hunter only to find out from the cops that they his id shows that the dead body is infact the hunter! Wendy is initially stunned but they show her that he was indeed the hunter she hallucinated and that he died from a bear attack and had been lying there in the woods for several days. Wendy looks out from the cliff and laughs as the camera pans out.

Boring and dull only the zombie scene and the bear fight and final scene was really interesting to me. I didn’t find the movie very entertaining or interesting. A 4 outta 10 for me!

Making More Of Your Local Area? How You Can Get Involved

Many of us grow very attached to the places that we live. This isn’t just about your home, but also about the local area and your community. You may love the little high street that you walk down, perhaps enjoy walking or running in the local park. But yet, many of us don’t do too much to preserve our local areas or help and be involved with the local community. If this is something that you might want to change this year, then here are some suggestions to help you make more of your local area.

Work with a local charity 

One of the first things you could consider doing would be to work with a local charity. There are many ways that you can do this. You can look at setting up fundraising events or tackle challenges yourself in aid of the local charity. It might then be worth commemorating the efforts with a personalised brick from websites like www.brickmarkers.com dedicated for highlighting fundraising and people’s efforts. It could be that you want to work with them, perhaps help raise awareness with their social media profiles, for example. The more you do, the better you will feel.

Actively donate when you can

If you want to help others then a great way to do that would be to actively donate things you no longer want or need. Clothes or household items that can be donated to local refuge centres or charity shops is a great way to help the community thrive. You could also look at things such as donating food to food banks. Buying a few extra tins in your weekly shop or scouring your cupboards for food that you have that you don’t want or need. It’s often the small charitable acts that can make the biggest difference.

Organise local community events

Maybe you want to try and get involved in local community events and this can be a great way to help your community. It could be a local event that you help to organise, such as a market or a car boot sale. It might be a family fun event where you organise attractions and other things for people to do and experience. This could help raise money for the community and allow local businesses to advertise and also communicate with their local customer base.

Be proud of your local area 

Finally, be proud of your local area and the community you are part of. You can do that by helping clean up local areas such as regularly picking up litter in local parks or green belt areas. It might be that there are community gardens that need a little attention or you could even raise the idea of a vegetable patch or allotment that the whole community can work on and benefit from in terms of produce. The more you do and help locally, the better your area will be. Let’s hope this has inspired you to get more involved with your local area.

Utilising The Internet For Entertainment

The internet contains a wealth of entertainment sources that can keep anybody occupied for hours. Often there’s nothing better than cosying up on the sofa with your laptop and some snacks, as the opportunity for fun and exploration is seemingly endless. If you feel as though you haven’t unlocked the internets full entertainment potential and would like to discover some of the best ways that you can utilise the World Wide Web, then read on to uncover the best tips and tricks that you can make the most of today!

Films & iron bridge lending TV Shows

The internet is absolutely packed full of amazing different movies and TV shows to watch, from nature inspired adventure around the world to gripping and mind bending seasons that can keep you on the edge of your seat! Whether you choose to utilise your browser to find free sources or pay monthly for popular subscription services to get new releases, there are just so many options to explore.

Connect With People

There are so many ways that you can connect with people online, from using forums to discuss your favourite topics to creating social media accounts to publish your own content and make friends. The internet is available in all parts of the world, and this means that you get the opportunity to connect with each of these locations and potentially make form some relationships across the globe! Just be careful whenever you decide to find friends online, as there are some people with malicious aims that you would be smart in trying to avoid.

Games Galore

Gaming has advanced so dramatically in the past few years, and the sheer number of different games available for you to play online is jaw dropping. From calming farm games in which you cultivate crops to fighting battles that allow you to explore a new world and challenge opponents, there’s just so much for you to experience online. There are flash and non-flash versions of many different games to ensure that you can play whatever device you’re using, so what are you waiting for?!

Learning New Things

The internet contains a wealth of information that you can utilise to learn new things every single day, as it’s so easy to browse the web and uncover reputable sources covering all kinds of topics. Whether you just want to brush up your general knowledge, explore your heritage and local area or become an expert in one specific subject, everything is possible thanks to the availability and accessibility of information online.

Using the internet for entertainment has never been so simple when you are able to make the most of the ideas and concepts detailed above. From watching gripping films and TV shows to connecting with people across the globe, exploring the gaming universe or learning new inspiring information in just a couple of taps – it’s crazy what the internet can do when you are able to utilise all of the different features and platforms. Get online and start searching today!

Leaving On a Jet Plane: What Will Air Travel Look Like in the Future?

Technology changes things at a rapid pace, from the mobile devices we hold in our hands, to medical breakthroughs discovered in scientific labs, to the fact that drones can be used for everything from selling a house to official government business. But, when it comes to air travel, what can we expect next from this ever-changing technology? Already, planes are more durable and safer than ever. When a Saudia Cargo air freight helps deliver cars internationally, you can feel pretty confident in the safety of aircraft nowadays.

So, what other technology can we look forward to in the future? Whether you frequently travel for business, or you’re just planning your next family vacation, let’s look at some of the changes you’ll see in the flight industry in the coming years.

Robotic Assistants in Airplanes

Artificial intelligence is nothing new, but it continues to grow and evolve quickly. Today, AI is integrated into everything from customer service to scientific research. In 2019 alone, the AI industry grew by 154%. You can expect it to infiltrate airports in the future, too.

Robotic assistants will be found in airports all over the country. They’ll be able to help with your flight information while making it easier to navigate through the airport to find your gate on time. AI is currently used in many airports to make the check-in process easier and faster, so you don’t have to wait in a long line for the next available representative.

Biometrics

You know you’ve entered “the future” when your face is used as your ID clarification! Everyone knows how tedious it is to have to go through airport security. While it’s absolutely necessary for safety purposes, there has to be an easier and more efficient way to do it, right? That’s where biometrics will come in. Unique biological traits like your eyes and fingerprints will allow you to quickly be scanned so you can get onto your flight without having to show an ID, passport, etc. It means less waiting in line and even stronger security.

The Internet of Things – In the Air!

As a society, we’re getting used to having everything we could want at our fingertips right away. The Internet has made it easy to expect quick results. Eventually, the Internet of things will reach the friendly skies. You’ll be able to do everything from adjusting the temperature around you to dimming your lighting or lowering your seat – all from your smartphone. This will ultimately help to lower flight costs because fewer attendants will have to be hired, and you can enjoy your flight exactly the way you want it without having to depend on anyone else.

As you can see, there’s a lot to look forward to when it comes to the future of air travel. In general, things will become more automated and streamlined to get travelers where they’re going faster. Keep your eyes open for some of these changes in the next few years. They’re designed to make a smoother, safer, and more enjoyable flying experience for everyone.

Terminator: Dark Fate

Terminator: Dark Fate is a 2019 American science fiction action film directed by Tim Miller, from a screenplay by David Goyer, Justin Rhodes, and Billy Ray, from a story by James Cameron, Charles H. Eglee, Josh Friedman, Goyer, and Rhodes. Cameron also produced the film with David Ellison. It is the sixth installment in the Terminator film franchise, and acts as a direct sequel to The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), while disregarding Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Terminator Salvation (2009), Terminator Genisys (2015), and the television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–2009) as occurring in alternate timelines, following the return of creative control to Cameron.

The film stars Linda Hamilton returning in her role of Sarah Connor and Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising his role as a T-800 Terminator, reuniting the actors after 28 years. The cast includes Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, and Gabriel Luna as new characters. Set 25 years after the events of Terminator 2, the film sees the machines sending an advanced Terminator (Luna), designated Rev-9, back in time to 2020 to eliminate Dani Ramos (Reyes), whose fate is connected to the future. The Resistance also send Grace (Davis), an augmented soldier, back in time to defend Dani, while they are joined by Sarah Connor (Hamilton) and an aging T-800 Terminator (Schwarzenegger).

In 1998, three years after averting the threat of Skynet, Sarah and John Connor are enjoying life by a beach in Livingston, Guatemala, when they are suddenly attacked by a T-800 Terminator. Sent back through time by Skynet prior to its erasure, the Terminator murders John before leaving. In 2020, an advanced Terminator, called Rev-9, is sent back in time to Mexico City, to murder Daniella “Dani” Ramos, who will become a threat to the machines in the future. A cybernetically enhanced soldier, Grace, is sent from 2042 to protect her. After Rev-9 kills their father, he disguises himself as the elder man and infiltrates the automobile assembly plant where Dani and her brother Diego work, but is thwarted by Grace, who escapes with the siblings. The Rev-9, revealing its ability to split into its cybernetic endoskeleton and shape-shifting liquid metal exterior, pursues them, killing Diego and cornering Grace and Dani. However, Sarah arrives and temporarily disables the Terminator with explosives.

Dani, Grace, and Sarah retreat to a motel. Sarah reveals that she found them because, in the years since John’s death, she has received encrypted messages detailing the locations of arriving Terminators, each ending with “For John”. Grace notes that neither Skynet nor John exists in her timeline. Instead, humanity is threatened by an AI called Legion, originally developed for cyberwarfare. When Legion became a threat to humans, an attempt was made to neutralize it with nuclear weapons, resulting in a nuclear holocaust and the AI creating a global network of machines to terminate the human survivors. Grace traces Sarah’s messages to Laredo, Texas. Barely evading the Rev-9 and the authorities when crossing the Mexico–United States border, they arrive at their source, where they discover the same T-800 that murdered John. Having fulfilled its mission and with Skynet no longer existing, the T-800 was left aimless, and through learning, it developed self-awareness.

During that time, it learned from humanity and built a conscience, taking the name “Carl” and adopting a human family. After learning how its actions affected Sarah and being able to detect temporal displacements, Carl decided to forewarn her of them to give her purpose. Carl offers to join them against the Rev-9, and they make preparations to destroy it. Sarah begrudgingly agrees to work together for Dani’s sake. Anticipating the Rev-9’s arrival, Carl bids its family farewell and tells them to escape. The group gives Dani tactical weapons training and plans on how to ambush the Rev-9. To do so, they seek out a military-grade EMP from an acquaintance of Sarah’s. The Rev-9 catches up with them, forcing them to steal a C-5 Galaxy to escape, though the EMP’s are destroyed in the resulting shootout. During the flight, Grace reveals that Dani becomes the future founding commander of the Resistance, as well as her rescuer. The Rev-9 boards their airplane by using a KC-10 Extender and temporarily subdues Carl, forcing Grace, Sarah, and Dani to jump from the plane into a river near a hydro-power plant, with Carl and the Rev-9 following close behind.

The group makes a stand inside. In the ensuing battle, Carl and Grace force the Rev-9 into a spinning turbine, causing an explosion that critically damages the two Terminators and mortally wounds Grace. The blemished Rev-9’s endoskeleton then incapacitates Sarah, forcing Dani herself to confront it. A dying Grace tells Dani to use her power source to destroy the Rev-9. Dani tries to fight the Rev-9 but is quickly overpowered. Carl reactivates itself and restrains the Rev-9, allowing Dani to stab it with Grace’s power source. Carl drags itself and the Rev-9 over a ledge and tells Sarah, “For John”, right before the power core explodes, destroying them both. Sometime later, Dani and Sarah watch over a ten-year-old Grace at a playground with her family, the former determined to avert Grace’s death. Sarah then tells Dani she needs to get ready, with Grace watching as the pair drives off.

It’s not as bad as some people were making it out to be and I do believe that the reviews and a lot of negativity about the choices in the casting and trailers doomed the film. It’s got a lot of flaws but I did enjoy the movie quite a bit. It’s a 7.5 outta 10 for me!

Cool Collections to Start This Year

Being a collector takes dedication, time and patience, but it can be very rewarding. Not everyone is in it for the money but the market for collector’s items can bring you in some cash as well. The key thing is to collect something that you are really passionate about because you need the will to spend the time in antique stores and online looking for it. The result is very satisfying however. Here are some fun things hipster collectors are after this year.

Everything vintage

This of course includes vintage fashion, but also things like kitchenware and advertising. Vintage fashion is a great option nowadays as it is more widely available for a cheaper price. It’s also a more sustainable and unique way to dress. You could go for particular pieces that interest you, for example bags and accessories. Kitchenware and glassware can also have a practical use, as well as being kitsch.

Another stylish option is to collect old vintage posters like advertising from famous brands. These can be classic in style and a great way to decorate your living room. Something like an old Guinness advert, or Campbell’s soup, or something even lesser known like video game artwork.

Retro video games

Or you could also start a collection of the games yourself if you’re interested. Games that are rarer or more historically significant will be the most valuable, even if they’re famously bad. For more advice on the video game market from the nerds themselves, click here.

Comic books

Some rarer issues can be incredibly valuable, but it’s consolidated loan calculator difficult to know what you’re looking for if you’re not an expert. Comic books, in particular the Marvel series, are becoming increasingly popular however, so if you are interested in learning more you can find online forums with fellow collectors.

Vinyl and music memorabilia

This is the coolest of the cool, having your own old-fashioned record player and a stack of vinyl. Many people say the sound quality is better, this obviously depends but certain records can reach a high price as well, particularly if they have original artwork. If an album was very popular, or has strange art on the cover it will be more valuable.

Trains

These can be great fun to play with as well as to look at. There are a range of models and types from Thomas the Tank Engine to the model C38 steam train. There’s a growing community of collectors you can trade with online, or at your local model shop.

Toys and action figures

These have nostalgic value as well as monetary with the most popular coming from the 70s, 80s and 90s. It’s a good idea to keep them in mint condition if possible.

Obsolete technology

Things like typewriters, turntables, old TVs and video games consoles are very fashionable items to collect. They can add an air of nostalgia as well, even though purely decorative. You’ll often see your favourite little pubs and cafes kitted out with these. They just look cool.