A CAR MADE OF MEAT

I have always been a fan of Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond especially since they started their new show The Grand Tour. One of my favorite of their stunts was recreating cars in unique and unexpected ways such as building homemade amphibious cars. In their new show The Grand Tour they took their innovations a step further by building cars made of nature. Jeremy Clarkson’s car, in particular looked like a combination of something from Mad Max and The Flintstones because it had a chassis made of animal hide, meat, and bones. What will these crazy men think of next?

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POEM: THE ORANGE CHICKEN

Here is a poem from my latest published work, The Writing Arsenal of a Common Man:

 

Placed before me was a box as black as night.

The contents of the box revealed itself to be a batch

of crispy chicken pieces that steamed with heavenly

fragrance. This aroma made me light-headed as

though floating in a cloud. Coating the chicken was a

sauce that gave it the appearance of crimson gold

nuggets.

 

As I sank my dripping teeth into the fried flesh,

I savored its intoxicating richness. A slight burning

sensation surged in my mouth as it processed

the chicken’s tangy spices. I can hear the chicken crunch

in my molars like dry wafers.

 

With my elegant meal completed, I sat in my chair

consumed by satisfaction. The interior of my

stomach churns happily like a cauldron of bliss.

My tongue cringed with the powerful aftertaste

like an angel’s kiss. I then contemplate the moment

when I received the black box.

THE GIANT LIZARD

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The Komodo Dragon has been the iconic giant lizard of the modern age, but thousands of years ago it had a much larger cousin: Megalania. In the Pleistocene era, Megalania was an apex predator that ruled Australia, growing between 20 to 30 feet in length. One could argue that it was this beast that inspired some of the legends of dragons. With this in mind, I am thinking of including this creature or something similar in my fantasy book and it will be the terror of the earth!

FILM REVIEW: ROGUE ONE

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I was very satisfied with how Rogue One turned out. It was a combination between a war film and a caper film. After forty years of being left in the dark, we finally know how the Rebel Alliance stole the Death Star plans and won their first major victory against the Galactic Empire. Still, even though the Rebels won their first victory, there were heavy casualties, resulting in a bittersweet ending. They used CGI to bring Peter Cushing back from the dead to reprise his role as Grand Moff Tarkin and the resemblance was striking and realistic. Also, James Earl Jones returned as the iconic voice of Darth Vader, who was even more terrifying than usual in this film. In the film, we also learned some of Darth Vader’s secrets such as his private residence and what he does during his free time. There were hints and Easter Eggs scattered throughout the film that only the most devout Star Wars fanboys can identify. Overall, this film really connects the dots between Revenge of the Sith, Rebels, and A New Hope. I would recommend this film to anyone who wants to visit a galaxy far, far away.