Games Of Throne – Season 4 – The Wrap Up

I finished up the show a little while back but took me time to talk about it, and it is by far one of the best shows on TV for a very long time now. This season had everything for me and satisfied me by killing off people I hated, one specific bastard that I really hated. I’m assuming who ever is reading this has probably seen season 4, if not then there will be a lot of spoilers ahead. I do love seen the spoilers and there is a lot coming up for Season 5, and I love how the story is developing, now to see whats going to come from the North. Too bad the Prince of Dorne got killed off, Doreyn was a very eccentric character, and as usual Peter Dinklage aka Tyrion Lannister does amazingly and the second half of the season he plays his role brilliantly. I love how there are so many different storylines to follow between John Snow & Daenerys Targaryen and whats going on in Kings Landing but you are always kept on your toes, it’s going to be a while before Season 5 but hopefully its going to be even better.

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Hercules 2014 – Why

Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules.

Now this movie I was looking forward to, pretty much any movie with Dwayne Johnson “The Rock” is in I will watch, I even thought he added the right type of character to Fast & Furious. So for the role of Hercules there could be no one better. I wanted to like this movie very much, I really did, the only reason I didn’t walk out of it is because it was Dwayne Johnson. For a movie with so many good actors, it had such a bad story line. I hate to say this but really don’t waste your time with this movie, the story line doesn’t add up and the characters don’t have any real depth, your trying to depict reality with a bit of myth but somehow something goes really wrong in the story it keeps going from bad to worse.

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow and Jimmy Kimmel in “Friends”

If you love the show Friends, then you will love this, I honestly couldn’t help myself, I always wish they get back together because the show did end on a high note and I only finished watching the last season this year so only 10 years after the show finished, and thanks to Jimmy Kimmel this episode made me smile.

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BMW R Nine T “Track Grinder”

BMW released the R Nine T which is one of the coolest Cafe Racers to date, and it’s just as cool the Ducati Sport Classic when it first came out. Now the R Nine T was given to a few designers who came out with some amazing designs, and this is one of the coolest I have seen. Urban Motors designed this machine and I love the way it looks, it came together to be a real piece of art. I would love to try this machine, I would think it handles amazingly.

By Urban Motors in Germany

The Track Grinder is the world’s first remodeling of the R nineT and already sets the bar high for the remodeling of the Boxer: with plenty of love of detail, a courageous choice of color and a lengthy list of customized and hand-made parts, the typical cross-over style of this remodeling project is the embodiment of URBAN MOTOR.

The Track Grinder at a glance:

  • Clip-ons: Gilles Tooling, Brake and clutch cylinders: Brembo, Instruments: Domino and Motogadget among others, Dashboard: Motogadget Motoscope Pro, Ignition lock: Motogadget m-Lock, Indicators: Motogadget m-Blaze Disc, Mirrors: LSL, Rear light: LED Highsider, Footrest system: Tarozzi, Tyres: Golden Tyre, Headlight: Ellipsoid 50 mm, grip tape, skateboard roller, etc.
  • Hand-made parts: “Cleaned” fuel tank, aluminium front mask, Aluminium seat, saddle cover: Alcantara and genuine leather, aluminium tank fairings, VA and aluminium number plate holder, battery holder, headlight mount, etc.

Link: Urban Motors

Link: Youtube

 

 

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Justice League: War

The world’s finest heroes found the Justice League in order to stop an alien invasion of Earth.

The one thing I love about the DC Universe is that they are always coming out with these animated movies and at very high pace. These aren’t theatrical releases but each o

What I Liked 

The animation style was very clean and with the right combination of animation and CG. The story was high octave and very well put together for a short movie. We got see the characters at different stages, so you could meet them individually first except for maybe Superman. Then there was the bromance between Green Lantern & The Flash it was great and hilarious, hopefully this is eventually translated in to a live action film. Batman was great in the movie and as dark as usual, the one who puts the plans together. Cyborg & Captain Marvel had a great rythem going together, and I just wanted a bit more from Captain Marvel, he is always underplayed in these movies, Wonder Woman was of course the badass. The humor in the movie played out perfectly.

What I Disliked

It was a short movie so there were a few parts of the stories that were forced together. Darkseid’s introduction didn’t play out smoothly and he felt more like a video game villain that you reach at the end of the game.

Overall it is a good addition to DC animated library and if you do like comic movies then this is one to enjoy.

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Windows HTC One (M8)

When I first heard that HTC will be making another high end Windows Phone I thought that was great, only to find out it’s the HTC One M8, now thats a surprise but a very smart move.The exact same hardware but installing the Windows Phone 8.1 on it is the smartest moves HTC have done, it will only expand their audience. The last HTC Windows phone I had was the HTC One X which was a great device but very weak on the hardware side.

Now this will be in competition with the Nokia Lumia 930 which is currently the high end model from Nokia with WP 8.1 and I am loving it. There were will lots of comparisons between the two and I for one will be making my own to describe two very different devices.

The M8 for Windows has the same Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage as its Android counterpart. The 5-inch screen has the same 1080p resolution, and both front-facing BoomSound speakers are present and functional. The rear camera is the same 4-megapixel Ultrapixel camera with HTC’s Duo Camera depth-sensing tech, while the front-facing camera is the same 5-megapixel unit. The only major differences are that the Windows version will only come in the gunmetal gray color.

Link: TheVerge

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FATCA in Kuwait – Hello IRS

If you don’t know what FATCA is or never heard of it, then you probably don’t have to worry about it. But if your an American citizen working abroad or have your assets abroad then you are probably very aware of it and some are very worried of it.

FATCA – Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

FATCA reflects a global trend to increase tax transparency and involves all U.S. persons (individuals, entities, or entities which are substantially directly or indirectly owned by U.S. person(s)) transacting with financial institutions around the globe.

Simply put the banks in Kuwait have effectively opened up details of any person who is holding a US Citizenship and in Kuwait I know the dual Citizenship is not legal but lots of people have it, so now Kuwaiti’s who have had no experience or interaction with the IRS are going to have to get their paperwork together and a very good tax lawyer to get a little creative to make sure they don’t suffer the wrath of the IRS.

When you think of the most powerful US Agency then you think NSA or CIA, they take care of the missions that we know nothing of, but contrary to what people think the most powerful US Government is the IRS. They have more powers to dig into people and in which way they need to get to money owed to the US Government.

And I have heard some Kuwiatis say they will toss the US Citizenship as solution not to pay their back taxes. But that isn’t a solution, if you relinquish the US Citizenship then the IRS will take that into consideration and they will go through your life with a fine tooth comb, aand you will have to pay 3 to 6 years worth of back taxes before you can get out of it. And on top of paying back so many years of taxes your name will be flagged at every US Embassy and Border Station, meaning it will be nearly impossible to get a US Visa and if you do you will be flagged for life as a suspicious character.

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KAFO كفو

The brand is targeting Kuwait youth who are enthusiastic about sports and being active in their sport, not the. It focuses on capturing the Kuwaiti old heritage, culture and professions in our designs. Some of designs have Kandery profession in mind, other one about our most notable profession of pearl diving, while others about oil workers and last one about our Kuwait towers and how our youth are parallel to these towers in their genuine effort to elevate the country. The brand name “KAFO” is a salute to our grandparents, KAFO for them sustaining crucial life and working day in day out to rise up with the country. KAFO for youth who are following their grandparent footsteps, KAFO for their efforts to live a healthy life style and not surrender to materialistic life with fake interests, KAFO for the efforts to contribute to the society and have the country as their utmost priority.
Gyms having been opening up left right and center in Kuwait and it is for good reason, there are specific types of gyms and each one fits different people’s needs. And they are run by professionals who want their clients to have a great experience and reach their goals, and with that increase in gyms you see people wearing all types of clothing for their specific types of work outs, and this case a Kuwaiti brand has taken this to heart. And I like the designs and colors of from Kafo, and from the introduction above you can understand where they are coming from. Entrepreneurship in Kuwait never ceases to amaze me and Kafo seems to be targeting these people in the right way with a quality product. Lets hope they have large sizes for us lazy people.

Instagram: KafoQ8

 

Tokyo Dirt

Speedtractor teams up with friends, Animal Boat CC and Iceblock Films to find that there is indeed dirt in Tokyo…you just have to look for it.

Japan is one of the places that I need to visit, there is so much I want to see there yet I haven’t had the chance. There are those who follow the rules to the T in Japan, and then there are those who live outside the rules and this case this is what Tokyo Dirt is, a look into the other side of motorcycling culture in Japan. There is a different feeling for those who love motorcycles, and crosses all the barriers of borders, race and language, it is its own culture.