The Last of Us [Murder at The Dakota]

72094a70-d7ed-11e4-9748-3fd77e204473_8409531487_c93dacf41f_kConsidered Manhattan’s most exclusive building, the Dakota is a co-op built in 1884 on the corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West on the Upper West Side. John Lennon was murdered outside in 1980, and his widow, Yoko Ono, still lives in their apartment. The building was also the setting for Roman Polanski’s classic 1968 creeper, “Rosemary’s Baby.”

The perfect setting for an old-fashioned, “dead body in a locked room” whodunit.

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The Endless Night, The First 16 Pages – [an excerpt from IUP, Book 01]

Poisen Elves
Be careful what you wish for … sometimes you get it

Click on the image of Jenny Miller, Mondo’s BFF, to read the pages … Enjoy … :)

 

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21 of the World’s Most Extravagant Casino Resorts [4. Sun City Casino Resort — South Africa]

If you’d like to try your hand at lady luck and want to do it in style, there are an increasing number of casinos around the world that offer the utmost in extravagant luxury – and not just in Las Vegas. While you’ll find more than a few to choose from in Sin City as well as famed gaming destinations like Monte Carlo, there are some rather lavish options in places like Germany, China, Singapore, and beyond. Roll the dice, choose your favorite and start packing.

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4. Sun City Casino Resort, South Africa (photos & prices)

This giant Las Vegas-like resort is located in the middle of the bush, about two hours from Johannesburg in South Africa’s North West province. It opened in 1979, in what was then known as the state of Bophuthatswana, one of the apartheid government’s designated areas for the black majority population where the nation’s laws did not apply equally, allowing both gambling and topless revenue shows. Sun City quickly became a popular destination for high rollers and all types of gamblers. Today, it ranks as one of the top casino resorts in the world, featuring four hotels, over 850 slot machines and nearly 40 gaming tables for blackjack, American roulette, stud poker and Punto Baccarat. Guests can even go on safari with the resort offering its very own private game reserve.

 

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Star Trek: Axanar – Prelude to Axanar – Full Film (Official) / 星际迷航:Axanar – 前奏Axanar – 全膜(官方)

Star Trek: Axanar – Prelude to Axanar – Full Film (Official)

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Dr Zimmerman’s Tuesday Tip — You’ve Got 3 Choices When Your Job Gets You Down

3 Job Choices As a professional speaker, I speak to thousands of people every year. But I also listen to thousands of people every year.  People approach me before, during, and after my programs to talk about their jobs.

Most of the time people talk about the negative aspects of their jobs.  They may have a boss that is difficult, a schedule that is horrendous, or a job that is meaningless.

Unfortunately most of those people feel stuck.  They think there’s nothing they can do, and there’s nowhere to go.

That’s not true.  No matter how bad things are, no matter how awful your job or your life may be, you always have three choices.  You can LIVE with it; you can LOBBY to change it, or you can LEAVE.  And just knowing you have a choice makes all the difference in the world.

Make sure you understand each of your three options.

1.  Your first choice is to LIVE with it.

Let’s say you don’t like your job.  Your first choice is to LIVE with it.  In other words, accept it as it is; quit your griping, and make the best of it.

That’s what the young Vietnamese man does who works at my local gas station.  He works long hours for very little money, yet he’s always friendly and offers excellent customer service.  I know a lot of people wouldn’t like his job, so I asked him how he felt about his job.  With a smile he said, “I am proud to have a job in America.  This is a good country.  I am lucky.

If you don’t like your job,

2.  Your second choice is to LOBBY for change.

You can take some action or make some effort to change your job.  Perhaps you talk to your boss, learn some new skills for getting along with a coworker, or find a way to streamline your tasks.  The key is you “do” something.  You lobby for change.

When I was a professor, my classes were so popular that we had a waiting list of almost three years to get into one of my classes.  But on occasion, there would be a few students that didn’t like the grades they received in my class.  So they would come to my office to lobby for a better grade, and occasionally I would change a grade.

However, most of them fell into one of two categories:  1) the “deceived” or 2) the “misinformed.”  Make sure you don’t fall into one of those categories if you are about to lobby your boss for a change in your job.

 

The “deceived” ones are the ones who fooled themselves into thinking that results are not necessary. The “deceived” ones thought that having a “good story” as to why they didn’t do well, should’ve been enough to get a better grade at school or a pay raise at work.

 

If you’re in a leadership role and a “deceived” person is lobbying you for change, don’t buy it.  Remind them, there’s a big difference between REAL RESULTS and NO RESULTS BUT A GOOD STORY.  Then help them focus on what they’re going to do to get results.

The second type of student that lobbied for a grade change was the “misinformed.”  Those were the ones who came to my office upset with a poor grade because they really had tried.  They put a lot of effort into the project, essay, or exam, but didn’t do well.  They believed that all their effort should count for something.

Unfortunately, that’s immature thinking.  That’s for babies, not adults.  When we were children, we got a lot of praise for just trying — trying to walk and trying to learn.  We lived in an age of activity.  As an adult, however, we live in a world of results, and in that world, only results count.

When you interact with “misinformed” colleagues who are lobbying for a change in their job, gently remind them that times have changed.  While you appreciate their effort, and while you respect the fact they really tried, in the new world of work we don’t buy people’s time, we buy what they accomplish.  No one is “entitled” to a better grade, a promotion, a pay raise, or tenure just because they’ve put in the effort or put in the time.  Remind them that time on the job is one thing, but results on the job are everything.

Of course, there are times when you can’t LIVE with your job, and if you can’t or won’t LOBBY to make it better, you still have a choice.

3.  Your third choice is to LEAVE your job.

Of course, that may not be easy and it may be painful.  But it is a choice you have.  You are not stuck in your job unless you choose to stay stuck in your job.

There are few things more stressful than spending your life in a job you don’t enjoy.  If you decide the LOBBY choice won’t work and if you decide you don’t want to LEAVE, then I implore you to change your attitude toward your job so you can contentedly LIVE with it.

To get you started, pick one part of your job that you don’t enjoy, that you might even dread or complain about.  Now consciously change your attitude toward that part of your job by finding something good in that dreaded task.  With a little repetition and a little practice, you will indeed change your attitude.

One final thought: Time on the job is one thing. Results on the job are everything. For some practical insight into making the best of work AND the 7 other dimensions of life, take a look at my new program, Take This Job and Love It!  How To Keep Your Balance In A Stressed-Out World. Click here to view the program outline.

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Quote for the Day, Tuesday July 7, 2015

“Bears are crazy, Willie. They’ll bite your head off if you’re wearing steak on it.”

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21 of the World’s Most Extravagant Casino Resorts [3. Caesar’s Palace — Las Vegas]

If you’d like to try your hand at lady luck and want to do it in style, there are an increasing number of casinos around the world that offer the utmost in extravagant luxury – and not just in Las Vegas. While you’ll find more than a few to choose from in Sin City as well as famed gaming destinations like Monte Carlo, there are some rather lavish options in places like Germany, China, Singapore, and beyond. Roll the dice, choose your favorite and start packing.

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3. Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas (photos & prices)

Caesar’s is one of Vegas’ trademark names, opened nearly a half-century ago, becoming a luxury icon, surviving scandals, recessions and more. Its luxurious rooms and 166,000 square feet of gaming space have defined excess on The Strip. The massive spa features Roman baths, while elaborate mosaics and classical architecture surround the pools. All of its buildings and interiors follow a style that imitates Ancient Rome, something that other Vegas venues have copied since its inception. Reigning at the heart of The Strip, it features 3,348 hotel guest rooms and suites, 25 unique restaurants and cafes, the 50,000-square-foot Qua Baths & Spa as well as the acclaimed Forum Shops with its more than 160 specialty retailers.

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The Last of Us [Doctor Who 804 “Listen” – Quotable Quotes & Points to Ponder]

What’s that in the mirror? In the corner of your eye? What’s that footstep following? But never passing by? Perhaps they’re all just waiting. Perhaps when we’re all dead. Out they’ll come a slithering. From underneath your bed.

 

Doctor: Question – Why do we talk out loud when we know we’re alone? Conjecture – Because we know we’re not.

Doctor: Evolution perfects survival skills. There are perfect hunters.

Doctor: There is perfect defense.

Doctor: Question – Why is there no such thing as perfect hiding? Answer – How would you know? Logically, if evolution were to perfect a creature whose primary skill were to hide from view, how could you know it existed? It could be with us every second and we would never know. How would you detect it? Even sense it? Except for those moments when for no clear reason you choose to speak aloud. What would such a creature want? What would it do? Well? What would you do?!

 

There is the rule [for oldest]. The baglady and her ilk. There is always the exception [for oldest]. The “original” Konichiwa Bitches—Dr. Helen McCrory and her twin sister Miss Evelyn Poole. Clean and pristine, immaculately-dressed, the very definition of what is prim and proper, they are the epitome of the Victorian lady.

Doctor McCrory has a Ph.D. in Necromancy. She’s teaches at Arkum University. Where she is a designated Professor in Residence. Her area of specialty is The Dead. She has authored several bestsellers on the Nethersphere and the Underverse.

The Nethersphere, also known as the Asylum, is an alternative reality housed within a matrix data slice—a Gallifreyan hard drive—used by The Doctor [a Master who is the god of a Dead World] to upload the minds of certain recently deceased humans, changing and rewriting them, removing their emotions before re-downloading them into their Cyber-converted [i.e. prosthetically enhanced] Dead bodies.

These lobotomized Cyber-converted Dead are never released from the Asylum. They become patients who undergo an endless regime of treatments, Cyber augmentations, and bionic experimentations.

Besides the Dead. A number of the Asylum’s patients are oldest. Some of them are permanent fixtures. Some are transients, who leave and eventually return, over and over again.

Over and above the Cyber lobotomy which all Dead are subjected to. Whether Dead or oldest or lesser [i.e. non-oldest supernatural], all patients are subjected to a strict regime of chemical lobotomies.

A painstakingly reproduction of the Raze Insane Asylum of the Victorian Era, the Asylum is staffed by The Doctor, a robot called The Nurse, and patient trustee designate P2 [who is always a lesser] .

The Underverse is a constellation of dark, new stars. The Necromonger Empire consider it their promised land; that only the Lord Marshals of the Necromongers are known to have journeyed to.

The Necromongers are an interstellar nomadic religious extremist society centered around a death cult. They worship The Dead. Their social order is a militaristic theocratic imperialistic dictatorship, led by a supposedly divine military religious ruler known as the Lord Marshal. They are biologically human, but each member’s ability to reproduce has been surgically removed. They expand their ranks solely by conversion.

Evelyn Poole, known professionally as “Madame Kali”, is frequently the medium and spiritualist of choice at her socialite sister’s Jet Set parties and séances. Magic critics and envious colleagues [i.e. competing magicians of the illusionist persuasion] describe her as a cheat, a charlatan, and a fraud—a practitioner of “real” magic who passes herself off as an illusionist which is why her tricks are unrivaled and her top ranking on all of the best lists goes unchallenged year after year. Fans see her as humble and self-effacing, charming and approachable—the greatest illusionist of her era, maybe of all time—TBE [i.e. the best ever]. Her competitors, detractors, and critics see her as haughty and aloof—a wicked, conniving practitioner of the occult, whose dark powers are great.

Being twins. And of like minds about so many things, including couture. What describes one woman, describes the other.

Forty something. Dishy. A walking pheromone. To look upon her, is to gaze upon something that you must possess; something that you must worship. A flawless, fair complexion. Smooth, velvet-soft skin. Generous breasts showcased in a severe elaborate boned corset underneath a proper Victorian lady’s business suit. The form-fitting black suit is a Vicky, of course. A large loathsome mouth [custom made for the oral pervy] and a hard pretty face. Shapely legs. Slim hips. A slender, mature [as in, stacked] frame. Slim, stacked, and matronly [as in, buxom]. Keen features and thin lips. Dark brown eyes. Long, thick, straight brunette hair, yanked back into a sternka. And an ass so tight that you can pop coin off of it. All women should be such as her to gaze upon.

Gloved—black prudz—blaks [pronounced: blacks]. Harsh, heavily-applied makeup. Severe Catherines—black Hi-Top lace-up leather shoes for ladies with canvas uppers and 2 ½” stacked leather heel and sole. Ladies’ black petite Victorian top hats. Perls. Thick black stockings. Underneath the Vicky: lacy black corset and bloomers.

Becky and Mondo enter the brownstone walking past the twin oldests who are just suddenly there. Becky can’t see them. Mondo pretends that she can’t either. But she does. Her Lady Christina de Souza gives way to strait hair. Strait hair yanks back into a sternka. Strait hair yanked back into a sternka reverts to a Lady Christina de Souza yanked back into a sternka. She slips on her sternns. Harsh. Haughty. Again her twist on the dominatrix spinster librarian, only this time reinterpreted as post-modern Victorian thanks to her sternza [i.e. Lady Christina de Souza yanked back into a sternka]. Which is much better to the twin’s liking.

This is a girl who they crave to possess so much they could be tempted to do anything to hijack. Instead they enter the brownstone following right in behind Mondo and Becky. A lady does not hijack. Emily Post would most wholeheartedly agree with that sentiment.

So. What’s a self-respecting lady to do in this type of situation? What will be their intro with the girl? Fats owns Mondo; that is an exclusive arrangement. But. Mondo is Coco’s Girl Friday, an arrangement that can be a time-share. That’s the ticket. That’s their in.

Because this time-share involves an indenturement of sorts. They will have to offer the girl a bribe. There’s also S&P—standards and practices—to consider. In plain English: the girl’s bouts of extended depravity are a definitely frown upon by S&P.

Fortunately. Neither the bribe nor S&P is a sticking point.

They will choose to overlook Mondo’s binges, those self-imposed plunges into limitless depravity. Yes, that will do nicely. It’s the same type of arrangement that they have with their Victorian Era robot housekeeper, Ms. Kandie Carle, also known as The Nurse—a heavily-modified K-Model version-B originally designed as a psychiatric nurse for Victorian Era insane asylums who was on staff at the original Raze Insane Asylum. That takes care of S&P.

Now, for the bribe.

Mondo has already met Ms. Carle, and the sisters figure that not only will Mondo and The Nurse mesh nicely as their domestic staff. Likely, they surmise, that the robot and the girl will share equally-depraved off duty interests as well in the Asylum as The Nurse and P2.

Of course, that assumes a lot. Putting the cart in front of the horse, so to speak. Assuming that the girl can be bribed into being their Girl Friday by having The Doctor offer her the role of P2 in The Asylum. But. A very safe assumption indeed, considering the girl’s proclivities.

 

 

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21 of the World’s Most Extravagant Casino Resorts [2. The Wynn — Macau, China]

If you’d like to try your hand at lady luck and want to do it in style, there are an increasing number of casinos around the world that offer the utmost in extravagant luxury – and not just in Las Vegas. While you’ll find more than a few to choose from in Sin City as well as famed gaming destinations like Monte Carlo, there are some rather lavish options in places like Germany, China, Singapore, and beyond. Roll the dice, choose your favorite and start packing.

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2. The Wynn Macau, China (photos & prices)

This massive property built by U.S. casino magnate Steve Wynn located on Macau’s waterfront, is modeled after his curved tower in Las Vegas. It boasts over 100,000 square feet of gaming space with more than 500 table games and 840 slot machines along with more than 1,000 ultra-luxurious rooms. If you’re into shopping, you’ll find more than enough to keep you busy with its 54,000 square-foot shopping complex featuring some of the most expensive labels on the market, including Giorgio Armani, Ferrari, Christian Dior and Chanel. The Wynn Macau also includes six gourmet restaurants and a world-class spa facility. The resort consistently receives rave reviews from all who visit, with its reliable, exceptional overall experience. Rather than relying on flashy advertisements, it mostly promotes via word-of-mouth.

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13 Rarely Seen Photos of Marilyn Monroe / 13很少见到梦露的照片

With then husband Joe DiMaggio at a Yankees game on April 11, 1961. Getty

With then husband Joe DiMaggio at a Yankees game on April 11, 1961.
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On set with Tony Curtis in 1958.

On set with Tony Curtis in 1958.
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Trying on wardrobe options in August 1960.

Trying on wardrobe options in August 1960.
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At the Foreign Press Association of Hollywood's First Annual International Film Festival on January 26, 1952.

At the Foreign Press Association of Hollywood’s First Annual International Film Festival on January 26, 1952.
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With then husband Arthur Miller in 1956.

With then husband Arthur Miller in 1956.
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In March 1955.

In March 1955.
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Circa 1941, when she still went by Norma Jean Baker.

Circa 1941, when she still went by Norma Jean Baker.
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Signing an autograph for a U.S. serviceman in Korea in February 1954.

Signing an autograph for a U.S. serviceman in Korea in February 1954.
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Being helped into her coat by Ciro's restaurant owner Herman Hover in 1957.

Being helped into her coat by Ciro’s restaurant owner Herman Hover in 1957.
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In a New York City restaurant in March 1955. Getty Images

In a New York City restaurant in March 1955.
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In a New York City restaurant in March 1955. Getty Images

In a New York City restaurant in March 1955.
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With then husband Arthur Miller in July 1956. Getty Images

With then husband Arthur Miller in July 1956.
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Reading in Los Angeles in August 1950. Getty Images

Reading in Los Angeles in August 1950.
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Nicolas Cage’s Superman Test Footage Is the Most ’90s Thing Ever


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There have been a lot of different takes on Superman over the years, but this might be the most ridiculous one yet.

In the late ’90s, Tim Burton was working on a Superman movie that was going to star Nicolas Cage, aka the man who named his son Kal-El. Sadly, Superman Lives never came to fruition, but we have clearly racked up a good deal of karma points because The Los Angeles Times has shared some test footage of Cage — doing stretches, no less — in the impossibly tight, blindingly shiny Superman suit for the film, complete with sculpted-on abs and pecs.

Once you see this video, you will never look at Superman the same. So prepare yourselves.

The footage is part of the upcoming documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, which will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD on July 9.

Check out the insane test footage here and watch a trailer for the documentary below.

The Final Trailer for “The Death of “Superman Lives”; What Happened?” has landed! Limited Theatrical Release on May 1st, and International Release July 9th on Streaming|DVD|Blu-ray|VOD. Technical Producer Christopher Graybill, Music Frederick William Scoot, Edited by Jon Schnepp and Marie Jamora, Executive Produced by Rob Pierce, Produced by Jon Schnepp and Holly Payne, Written and Directed by Jon Schnepp

and what did Warner Brothers go on to do? make two Superman films that the public didn’t really like.

Superman Lives starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Tim Burton would have been weird- rainbow hologram suits, a depressed alien-like Kal-el, and other departures from Superman as we know it. Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse) created a documentary– “The Death of ‘Superman Lives'; What Happened?” talking to Burton, Cage, and the creative team about the story they wanted to tell, what went wrong, and how Superman Lives would have affected the DC cinematic universe as a whole. Could the film have been good despite its strangeness? Kim Horcher, Tim Frisch, and Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia) discuss!

Produced and edited by Tim Frisch

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Love Superman? Tim Burton wanted to make a Superman movie starring Nicolas Cage wearing a robot suit in the 90s. Kevin Smith wrote a script, wardrobe tests were done… and yet it never happened. Jon Schnepp is making a doc called “The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?” about the weirdest Superman movie never made, and we talk about his plans for it. Donate to Jon’s Kickstarter by March 10! And if he secures more than his budget he’ll shoot scenes from the script!!
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HIGHLIGHTS:
Why do we love Superman? @ 0:30
Superman as Jesus / God Parable @ 1:00
Jon on Lex Luthor real estate @ 1:38
Jon on Superman IV: The Quest for Peace @ 2:41
On Kevin Smith @ 3:18
On 90s superhero films & toys @ 4:00
On 90s Schumacher Batman Forever abominations @ 4:22
Why Nic Cage @ 7:15
Tim Burton’s Take on Superman @ 8:15
On Man of Steel @ 15:15
Jon’s Favorite Superman Movie Superman II @ 16:00
Halloween Costume Ideas @ 17:00

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The Death of Superman movie that never happened!

The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? Director Jon Schnepp makes an appeal to Nic Cage.

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21 of the World’s Most Extravagant Casino Resorts [1. The Venetian — Macao, China]

If you’d like to try your hand at lady luck and want to do it in style, there are an increasing number of casinos around the world that offer the utmost in extravagant luxury – and not just in Las Vegas. While you’ll find more than a few to choose from in Sin City as well as famed gaming destinations like Monte Carlo, there are some rather lavish options in places like Germany, China, Singapore, and beyond. Roll the dice, choose your favorite and start packing.

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1. The Venetian Macao, China (photos & prices)

From the mid-16th century to 1999, when it was transferred back to China, Macau was a Portuguese colony. Today, it’s known as the “Monte Carlo of the Orient,” home to many of the world’s largest casinos, including The Venetian Macau, the biggest casino on earth and the sixth largest structure in the world. The complex cost $2.4 billion to construct, including a sports events hall and an incredible 550,000-square-foot gambling area. Impressive inside and out, it features the same quasi-Venetian style as its sister resort in Las Vegas it was modeled after, including replicas of the lagoon city’s canals. There are 3,000 luxurious, all-suite guest rooms, more than 30 restaurants featuring cuisine from around the world, a play zone, garden swimming pools and extensive recreational facilities, along with 3,000 slots and 750 table games, with total floor space of nearly 10.8 million square feet.

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